Saturday, 27 April 2013

No time for Craftytime!

Evening all! Unfortunately I haven't had time for any crafting today as my daughter went to a party and then we took a family trip to the local farm shop. However I did manage to pop into Osbornes to pick up 2 new magazines so tonight I'll be watching BGT and The Voice and reading my magazines!
Friday, 26 April 2013

Happy 18th Birthday

Good evening all! Last night I managed to find some crafty time so I made an 18th birthday card for my mom's best friend's daughter. The papers are First Edition and I used a topper from the Hobby House. The wooden 18 was from Pink Tulip Creations and coloured with a Promarker. Ribbon, bling and name bunting added and the card was complete! Hope you all have a good evening.
Friday, 19 April 2013

Fabulous shoes

Hello everyone! Another busy week so I haven't been able to blog as much as I would like. Here is a card that I made last night for my friend's Mom using the Katy Sue Designs Fabulous Shoes CD. Although it's not clear in the photograph, the image is 3D (decoupaged). I love this artwork and just need to get new ink for my printer so that I can print out all of the different collections. I think I may need to purchase a bow maker as I'm still struggling to get them as neat as I would like. I am hoping to find some time to craft over the weekend so fingers crossed. x
Monday, 15 April 2013


Good evening! Hope you've all had a good day. I'm struggling to find time to craft at the moment so tonight I'm sharing with you a photograph of the advent calendar that I made for my Dad for Christmas. The jar boxes are made using a Sizzix die and Kanban card. In each one I put in some Celebrations chocolates and a picture of an old Birmingham City player (my Dad is a huge Blues fan!). My Mom has saved it so all I'll need to do this December is to refill the boxes. x
Sunday, 14 April 2013


Good Morning, hope you are all having a nice weekend! Today as promised I am sharing a photograph of one of the first ever cards that I made. I remember feeling really proud of it but looking back now makes me cringe with embarrassment (no matting and layering and nowhere near enough bling for my current liking!). It is good to look back and see how your skills have developed over time. I started cardmaking about 5 years ago when I was on maternity leave with my first daughter. Who could have guessed that when I bought those first few crafty stash items that it would turn into my favourite hobby/addiction!
Saturday, 13 April 2013

Strictly Party (again!)

Lately whenever I need to make a card and I am stuck for an idea I have resorted to using the 'Strictly Party' range from docrafts as it is versatile for all occasions and for all ages. Today's card is for one of my work friends who turns 50 next week (I'm hoping she doesn't look at my blog and see her card!). This is not a colour theme that I use often as pink is definitely my favourite but I am pleased with the end result and I hope she likes it! I'll be back tomorrow with a blast from the past, I was recently having a sort out and came across one of the first cards that I ever made so I'll post a photograph tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.
Friday, 12 April 2013

Birthday Mum

Hello all! We're back from a fabulous time at Butlins and my girls loved every second! We'll definitely be going there again. Today is my Mum's birthday and here is the card I made for her using the 'Fabulous Shoes' CD. My Mum loves shoes so as soon as I saw this collection I knew exactly when I would use it. The image is decoupaged and the papers and sentiment are also printed from the CD. I added a few pearl flourishes and the card was complete. I'm glad to report that she loved it! Hope you all have a good evening, I'll be back tomorrow with another card using the 'Strictly Party' range from docrafts.                                                                

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Strictly Party

Hello everyone! Hope you have all had a good day. Today's post is a birthday card that I made for one of my best friend's using the docrafts 'Strictly Party' range. I know I've said it before but I love this range and have used it for lots of different occasions. The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch and the flower is Prima. Added bling and the card is complete! I'm off to Butlins for a long weekend so I'll be back early next week with a new post. x
Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Anniversary wishes

Hello everybody. I was going to be a really good blogger and post everyday but last night I tried to log on and it wouldn't let me so here is the post that you should have seen yesterday. I had a great time at Hobbycraft and managed to pick up a few things for my friend's wedding invites. I just need to find some time now! They also had children's craft activities for the Easter holidays so my daughter made a decopatch box which she really enjoyed doing (I'm hoping she'll catch the crafty bug!). I have also managed to start a scrapbook page which I'm hoping to finish tomorrow so I will share it with you then.
Anyway, tonight's card was an order I received for a Silver Wedding Anniversary. I used paper from my stash and the stamp is from Woodware and coloured with Promarkers. The lettering is from a Sizzix die and no card of mine is complete without bling and flowers! Bye for now. x
Monday, 1 April 2013

Sugar Buttons Part 2

Hello all, I'm back tonight with the remainder of the cards that I made using the Sugar Buttons range. As I said yesterday, looking back at these cards I'm not that pleased with them and I find it much easier to make a card when I have a person in mind.




Tonight I've been to see one of my best friends who is getting married in November and she has asked me if I would make the wedding invitations. She has given me the theme and colour scheme and we have come up with an idea so I'm off to Hobbycraft tomorrow and I am hoping to make her some samples in the next few weeks. These will be the first wedding invitations I have made so wish me luck!