Sunday, 31 October 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Now, my crafting time has been very limited lately due to redecorating, sickness and a few parties here and there. I have managed to quickly put this together, wasn't sure about the distressed look but it is growing on me and I have to admit, i rather like it. This one is rich razzleberry and whisper white and i have also made some in very vanilla and rose red. Think i may make a few more of these to send to friends and family at Christmas. It also gave me a chance to show off one piece that I produced with my new cuttlebug :)
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Sam is a typical wee lad, full of life, full of fun and full of mischief although I have to say he is also a wee angel :)
This card captures his cheeky chappy personality. I have vowed to try to use up my scraps of paper and card before the new SU catalogue comes out, trying to save my pennies :) i have lots of other bits and pieces too that i need to use ...... i suppose everyone has a stash of some dsescription ..... us crafters dont like waste!!
Things have been busy in the house this weekend, preparations for Sams birthday and also we have a painter coming to do some work ..... yikes, paint makes me sneeze for about a week .... perhaps i should move out lol. Dont think the guys would like that.
Going to wind down now as have work tomorrow. Telly for the rest of the evening ...... Missing Andy for Must Be The Music!!!!!
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Taking inspiration from Monica's blog (sorry, still havent figured out the hyperlinks :$) i have used tempting turquoise and so saffron colour combo.
Isn't it fab! i also made my own background for the first time using my itty bitty buds stamps .... are you impressed yet? lol The stamp and sentiment I have had for a while but this is their first outing .... i'm quite sure it won't be the last.
Short and sweet post today but I have been very busy over the last week making cards and I do have pics of them all so this blog will be bursting at the seams soon ....... that's a good thing, right?
It will be next week though as i'm off on a wee long weekend to sunny Spain (YES! away from the rain!) with my Mum and big sis ..... should be fun.
Laters :) x
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
I have been playing with my punches a lot lately (I think I may have already mentioned this!)and came up with this masterpeice .... well I think it's a masterpeice anyway :)
All you seasoned crafters probably know all these tricks of the trade but I thought i'd post a few pictures to show you how I got the shapes. This is what I started with, 3 flowers punched with the 5 petal flower punch. i had the 1/2 inch circle punch close at hand!
I inserted each petal into the circle punch as shown below and this is what you get, you can chop as much or as little of the petal off as you like. A little tip for you ...... you know the nail buffers you get at the beauticians ...... well, i use that to rub down the edges to smooth them out :)
Next i stuck a flower to a piece of paper, put it back in the punch and rotated it, nice effect don't you think?
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Anyway, you'd be forgiven for thinking I had been given my inspiration this past week. I had been asked to make a few kids cards. Now, this is relatively new to me, i've only ever been asked to do grown up stuff before. I think i managed to pull this off ... I know Christian's Mum just loved it.
Basically it's just a development of the post before. Using the punch art with the sweet pea papers only with a giraffe added thios time ..... so cute. I know i'm still using peel offs but I do still have some left and its a shame not to use them. I've also taken to inking the edges of things, messy, messy, messy but I do love the effect.
Really getting back into my crafting now and loving every minute of it. I have orders for another 4 specific cards to make over the weekend ...... hmmmmmm ....... hope the housework doesn't get in the way!
Have a great weekend ...... laters xx
Friday, 13 August 2010
I was checking the blogs I normally look at and spied a picture tutorial for the monkey on Julies blog http://juliesjapes.blogspot.com/ Forgive me, I do not know how to do links back properly, it is in there somewhere. My friend had asked me to make a card for her grandson and this is it .... cool eh? I know Cody will just love it.
I see a giraffe of Julies page as well, maybe I should try that one too :)
That's it for now, i've just popped home at lunch to finish this off ...... hope Fri 13th is just another day .... mines going great :)
Have a grand weekend everyone x
Saturday, 7 August 2010
Well, it has NEVER happened to me before. But ....... during the week a friend asked me to make her a card cos her wee sis had gotten engaged and she couldn't find anything she liked or that she thought was suitable. This is what I came up with ....
....... I was so happy with the way it turned out I didnt want to part with it. Of course I did and it has since been delivered and the recipient was completely overwhelmed. That has made the tear of separation bearable lol ...... i think I might actually make this again for someone else.
I've been practising some new techniques so stay tuned to see how i've been getting on.
TaTa for now x
Sunday, 1 August 2010
Some are just terrible but I think the one in the picture below turned out just grand :)
I had a completely different vision in my head when I began making this card but after stamping in the wrong place, not stamping hard enough and adding the teal strip to the wrong end i've managed to come up with something i'm actually quite proud of.
I will forgive myself this time as my craft time has been quite non-existent this past while what with holidays and the general routine. I am a wee lil bit out of practice but I have enjoyed so much making a mess!
I have also managed to get myself a copy of the new US Stampin' Up catalogue. I can't wait for ours to come out, i do so hope we get build-a-brad in ours. A nice teal stamped centre for my medallion would have been just great on my card, not that i don't like it just the way it is!! There's also this kool, kool tool in it simply called a paper tearer. It makes a real raggedy edge and a beautiful vintage finish. Please, please, please can we have these ...... oh, and all the new colour add on kits too ...... please?!?!?
Ta, ta xx
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Im so so so excited to be going on hols with my pals, 4 girls let loose, oh wat fun we will have! I have been to get my nails done ...... inspired by my elegant eggplant ribbon (which i brought to the salon!) i have them the most gorgeous purple colour with white and silver art.
So must dash, still have a few jobs to do ....... back in a week, maybe ;) xx
Friday, 28 May 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
My guys and i are just back from a wee lil trip to London and we just missed all this disruption. Next holiday is in June with the girlies so fingers crossed the spewing has well and truly finished by then!
So, I thought i would share some creations with you. First of all a wedding card for some friends. Can you tell I like purple? I love the patterned satin ribbon too.
Next up, a wee selection of small cards for various occassions. I love being able to use one layout and get lots of different results. Purple again although Perfect Plum this time as my Elegant Eggplant cardstock supply is well and truly depleted!
And isn't the news so exciting, rich razzleberry WILL BE AVAILABLE *jumps up and down .... again * I so cannot wait for this. I could go on for hours about this one colour .... but I won't.
I have found some new blogs that I adore so am off to satisfy my obsession.
Maybe back soon!
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Well, well, welll, does it really surprise you that the Americans get ALL the good stuff.
While having a wee look around the WWW I was oh so excited to stumble across a US copy of the Stampin' Up catalogue. I downloaded it, printed it and had it bound. New ideas, tips and all that but my oh my the differences in the products available is almost unbearable. Rich razzleberry now has to be my most fav colour ever, and I mean EVER! Just look at that ribbon, the fact that I can't have it just makes me want to cry :(
There are also funky stamp collections, lots of diff punches and papers to die for .... and don't get me started on the buttons! Sherbet buttons .... delicious, cordorouy covered buttons ... devine. *sob*sob*sob*
That's I suppose a failing of SU, u cant order this stuff online which really sucks. You have to order through a demonstator ...... I don't know anyone in USA ...... how disappointing is that?
Whilst I'm feeling all neglected and disappointed can I just also mention that I live in a town that doesn't even have book store!!! This is me, the wee girl who only ever wanted to live in a castle with a huge library and a craft room ...... nothing else mattered ......
Think that's as much disappointment as I can manage for today!
Sunday, 10 January 2010
A new year and time to make an appearance on ye olde blog. Kinda was a bit half hearted about this in the run-up to the end of year hols. Sorry for not blogging to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Excuses ..... i have none ..... none at all ..... just busy doing other things .... or if im truly honest .... but doing nowt much lol.
Actually, the week before Christmas especially was busy .... with parties, parties and more parties. There was of course also the snow, ice, last minute shopping and cars in ditches!!
Don't you just love snowy scenes tho .... here are a couple taken in Portadown (where we live) yesterday.