Sunday, 30 May 2010


Hello all!

I hope you have been enjoying the sun although it does seem to be hiding from us a bit lately. I am ill once again; a stomach upset. But I will say no more about that as I am thinking a positive attitude will seen it gone in no time!

Well, as my title suggests this blog entry carries a wedding theme. Its that wonderful time of year again and now that card making has come in to my life and refuses to leave; I have been asked to make a few for some friends who will be guests next month.

These cards were inspired my a crafting pal of mine, Vicky.  In fact the first one is almost identical to one that she made. When I saw it, I fell in love immediately and wanted to have a go and put my own spin on it.

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Each card will be boxed so as not to damage the flowers.

Ta Ta for now.


Sunday, 23 May 2010


Blogging is becoming a rarity these days. Silly really as I really do like doing it! Oh how I have neglected you all so here I am to make a mends and give a you something I put together in the afternoon sunshine yesterday.

Gosh, its hot, hot, hot! Little Ava is sweating buckets here, I am keeping her topped up with plenty of water and stripped to her cutesy nappy, bless. Cameron was born in the heat so he has taken to all this like a duck to water!

Now, here are a few snaps I took today that are actually not that great. We'll have to blame the sunshine; it was so bright in here I just couldn't get a decent shot. Although, you can pick up the bits on the carpet quite well I thought! I have taken a day off from hoovering.

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The card kind of reminds me me of a napkin/cloth baby nappy. It all came about by accident really, that's what I love about crafting. You can easily turn a "mistake" into something fantastic! Granted, its a bit skew whiff but I think it'll pass, tee hee!

These booties are made from a glorious mix of wool and bamboo yarn. Beautifully soft next to baby's delicate skin.

Ta Ta for now.


Monday, 17 May 2010


Well hello folks, its been an absolute age since I last blogged!

I have been so run down and utterly fed up with it all that I decided to take some much needed time off. I haven't done any crafting either as I have decided to step down as a Demo! Shock horror!

Fear not, this gives me a bit more time (only a bit mind) to do a little more crafting of all types. Here are a few baby bits I knitted a while back when I was pregnant with Ava. I never found out what sex she was (silly baby wouldn't show us on the scan) but I just knew it was a girl, so I knitted so many girly bits I could have opened my own boutique!

I only started to knit when I was 7 months pregnant, these are not bad if I do say so myself, LOL!

Ta Ta for now


Sunday, 2 May 2010


Another late night filled with crafting. I woke at 12 am and the coughing did not ease enough for me to sleep until 3am, no exaggeration! I am utterly exhausted and to cap it all off, somewhere between Saturday afternoon and the small hours of Sunday I have managed to pick up a cold.

Well that's quite enough of the self pity and on to today's project, hoorah! 

Have you ever made a CD for a friend or loved one? Perhaps you recorded a special message or made a compilation of their favourite songs? I have never done this I must admit, far too complicated. My twin sister on the other hand is forever "burning" a CD or two and has complained before about how dull the case is and how nice it would be if you could get personalised and/or pretty outer covers. 

I came up with this...

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I took the case apart and placed designer series paper inside the back cover.

You'll notice that I have used cardstock and ink from the Earth Elements Colour Family, I think these colours are to die for!

Cardstock: More Mustard and Old Olive, a bit of textured More Mustard for the belly band
Ink: Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip and More Mustard
Stamp Sets: Cheer and Wishes, Circle Circus and Vintage Labels (retired)
Accessories: Silver Elastic cord, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" circle punch and  Designer series paper, corner rounder
Non Stampin' Up!: CD case

Ta Ta for now

Saturday, 1 May 2010


Haven't I been making a lot of cards lately; back to my roots!

I don't really do a lot of "box" work, purely because I've had know idea where to begin. Lately though, I have been collecting packaging from here and there to use as templates. For a new crafter like myself, this is a great way to get started.

This project uses a tiny KFC Popcorn chicken box, I thought it was so cute that once Cameron had finished with it (a once and while treat folks) I spirited it away. 

Whilst putting the box together I decided to "make it my own" by turning it upside down and snipping off the bottom tabs. Great for party favours I think!

Click on the photos for a closer look.

Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Kraft and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip
Stamp Sets: Vintage Labels (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch and 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon

Ta Ta for now