Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Wednesday 24th October 2012


I have no idea where the time is going. I've been busy trying to design wedding stationery for my son and his fiancee. They're getting married next year which is very exciting. My first grandchild is due in January by my daughter and son-in-law and my son is getting married also. 2013 is going to be a memorable year for us as a family.

I've made another word book for a friend whose just had a baby girl and thought I'd enter it in Jellypark's challenge this month which is anything but a card using pink.

I've used a Funky Hand CD for the papers and digital images and framed the word book adding a few butterflies and buttons. Instead of putting ribbon through the book spine I used heart and flower brads instead.

I'm really enjoying making these and loving the response I'm getting also. That's the best part of making handmade gifts. The reaction really gives you a boost.

Thanks for looking and I'll let you know how the wedding design is going

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

3rd October 2012


Today I have a few cards to share. Moving house, new baby boy, girl and a card suitable for men.

This one was using my sizzix dies with a simple sentiment. It's really useful for men especially when you don't know them very well. I love my flourish dies.

This one is me trying to use up some of the embellishments I have in my stash!!! I'm not very good  at using 'bought' embellies...I only ever seem to make my own. I've got so much stash I have to start using it. I need more room for my Christmas prezzies :)

I love this card (even if I say so myself) It's black and white and stamped using Banana Frog stamps. I was gutted when they closed....I loved their stamps and ordered from them often. My rubber stamps and my Big Shot are my two 'desert island' items. I couldn't craft without my stamps that's for sure.

Last one is an order for a 'baby boy' card using some more of the embellies. The papers are from Funly Hand of course.

Thanks for looking. It's pouring with rain here again so I'm hoping to have a look at designing my Christmas card for this year. Have a good one x

Monday, 1 October 2012

1st october (pm)

Wow, first time I've posted twice in one day. It's usually more like twice in a month!! I seem to have my crafting mojo back. I've started making word books for new born babies in the family (or friends of the family), frame them and then they put them in their nursery rooms. It's become very popular and each one I've done has been appreciated which is lovely.

I've made this one using Wishes and Kisses 'Hey Baby Boy' papers and using the digi stamps from Craft the Year Away. I then punch a few butterflies from the paper colour I use for the patches on the teddy. Once it's framed it looks really nice either on the wall or a shelf.

This one is for a colleague of my husbands. I made one at the beginning of the year and I dare not miss anyone out now!!

1st October 2012


Had a really busy morning making birthday and thank you cards using Material Girl from Pink Petticoat. I love their designs and also Funky Hand. If I'm in the mood I can make cards all week using PP downloads. I've coloured in the image with promarkers and then used the same promarker to colour some paper and make a border with a Martha Stewart punch. Just added a button and job done. I've added my own sentiment to the top card but not the bottom one.

So (sew) easy (excuse the pun) but I love that I can make enough to cover a few 'birthday's and 'thank yous' in such a small amount of time.
I've got a word book to make and put in a frame for a new born so I may post that later.