Friday 27 May 2011

Strawberry fields forever

Good morning and Happy Friday everyone (wink, wink, cough - it's my birthday today!).  Well lots of things going on over the last few days, it's my monthly paper crafting class today - helloooo ladies.  Yesterday was my beautiful Niece Evee's 3rd birthday and in honour of her sheer beautifiullness and butterfly obsession I made her this card.  I also bestowed upon Evee (amongst other things) her very first stamp set and ink pads (all butterflies and pink ink - of course).  I will be entering it over at creative card crew (anything goes) and sweet stamping challenge blog (in the garden).

As promised  last time this is the cake my husband made for my Mum's birthday last week - it's was even more delicious than it looks, if that at all possible - double yum!

Hope you have a great bank holiday weekend everyone - I maybe partaking in some 'big shot' retail therapy by the end of this day - whoo hooo!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: Basic grey and whisper white.  Paper: subtles designer series paper stack in wild wasabi.  Misc: dazzling diamonds.  Other:  cluny lace, jute twine, cosmo cricket material girl paper, pins from stash, pink cat studio Betty butterfly digital download and sentiment generated from pc.

Wednesday 25 May 2011

'Case' of you

ETA: this was my 'lost' blogger post from last week - which I found thankfully :D

Yes indeedy this card was to go with my mother-in-laws altered album from this post.  I 'cased' it from the lovely Caroline's card from here ( I LOVE this set - it's Stampin' Up!s growing green).  I used my pastels on these images for a change - forgotten how easy they are to work with.

Have a great day all x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: growing green and occasional greeting.  Ink: basic black and concord crush.  Card stock: Whisper white and concord crush.  Paper: lap of luxury DSP.  Accessories: basic pearls, dazzling diamonds glitter and pastels.  Other: kraft recycled card blank from stash.

Monday 23 May 2011

Night owl

Howdy folks and hello to Monday.  This little card that was given to my Mum at the weekend from my son to celebrate her birthday.  It was such fun to make my little owl a co-ordinating outfit to match lol!  I will be entering it over at craftycatz weekly challenge of anything goes.

Hope your weekend went well - I am still stuffed from the most ENORMOUS strawberry and cream sponge cake (pictures to follow) my husband made for my Mum, I don't think I need to eat again until Thursday hee hee!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Concord crush.  Card stock: Sahara sand, concord crush, old olive, early espresso, whisper white and bashful blue.  Paper: concord crush designer series paper (hostess).  Tools: two-step owl punch, little leaves die, 3/4" circle punch and mat pack and piercing tool.  Other: Papertreyink sentiment from birthday bash sentiments.  String from stash.

Thursday 19 May 2011

Free bird

Morning, not long now until the weekend (phew).  Not up to much though, off to my Mum's for  a hearty lunch.  It's her birthday next week and I did (honest) offer to take her out to lunch but she fancied a home family meal instead (I do go bearing crafty gifts, flowers and chocolates though) :D

Hope you have a great day & I'll see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Every moment and occasional greetings.  Ink: Black stazon, early espresso and old olive, so saffron, soft suede and bashful blue for water colouring image.  Card stock: Water colour paper, early espresso and so saffron.  Accessories: old olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon.  tools: Vintage wall paper embossing folder. 

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Oh dear what can the matter be

Well, what a funny couple of days it has been!  It felt very odd with blogger down :(  Hey ho at least only one of my scheduled posts disappeared (where did it - spooky lol).  I completely scrapped it and started again with a new brooch card.  Goodness, I do LOVE Stampin' Up!s new butterfly die and I nearly kept this for myself!  I will however be putting it over at my shop later this week (if I can part with it hee hee).

I will be entering it too over at crafty creations (anything goes), cupcake craft (in the garden) and moving along with the times (2 B's).  Have a great day everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: concord crush and crumb cake.  Card stock: crumb cake.  Tools: beautiful butterflies die and Manhattan flower embossing folder.  Other: Papertreyink felt and button.  Jewel pins, jewel and seam binding from stash.

Wednesday 11 May 2011


Morning!  getting back in the swing of things since my hols.  I am still smiling to myself, fondly remembering the happy days of my recent trip :D  This little gift was made for my mother-in-law on mother's day.  You can see it's a little from the norm for me but she LOVES pink and pretty (secretly I do too but it doesn't usually like me).

As you can see, it is an altered photo album which I picked up at a local brick a brack sale where my friends Barbara and Ruth were running a table for their church.  I painted around the edges with off white acrylic paint then covered it with sewn panels of card and paper.  There's not a single stamp on this! (I know) it's a mix of rub-ons from Stampin' Up! and die-cuts.

I will be entering it over at charisma cardz 'no cards allowed', papertake weekly's 'punches or die-cuts' and lets craft & creates 'sew lovely' challenges.  Have a great day everyone.

Supplies:  Basic grey paper, Stampin' Up!s retired rub-ons, beautiful wings embosslit die, basic pearls and blushing bride card stock.  Papertreyinks doily die cut in vintage cream card stock and tea dye inks.  Martha Stewart crystal coarse glitter Other: pink twine, jewel pins and pink organza ribbon from stash.

Monday 9 May 2011

Summer breeze

Hello! oh it's good to be back.  We had such a FUN time though.  Lots of dancing with my niece, steam train rides with my son to pretty little harbour towns (where I might have found a little nick nack shop where to feed my *need* I purchased a bit of ribbon :0)  We had such great weather too, for which I am so grateful.

Thanks also has to go to you for keeping any eye on this place while I was away with your fabby comments :D  Anyway back to the business that is card making and this one I made the evening I got back from Butlins (I think I may have been having slight withdrawal's!).  I will be entering it over at fabnfunky's no paper challenge, papertake weekly's anything goes with optional round thing and abc-challenges 2 images or more.

Have a great day everyone (back to work for me - boo).

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Silhouettes sentiments (hostess), A to Z and hopeful thoughts.  Ink: basic black and sahara sand.  Card stock: Baja breeze textured, basic black and whisper white.  Accessories: designer button from neutrals set and baja breeze seam binding.  Tools: scallop trim border punch.

Friday 6 May 2011

Life is like a butterfly

And what a mighty fine butterfly it is (don't you just love the shape of this die!).  Lots of new goodies on this card - I think I made it the moment a new shipment of  Stampin' Up! goodies landed on my table. 

I'm home today! and probably will have one happy and very tired little boy on my hands :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: curly cute, ink: early espresso and crumb cake.  Card stock: crumb cake and always artichoke.  Paper: sweet stitches DPS.  Accessories: bitty button, linen thread, rose red seam binding and rose red button.  Tools: vintage wallpaper embossing folder and Bigz beautiful butterflies die.

Wednesday 4 May 2011

I can see it in the stars

Well as I look into my crystal ball a la' mystic Meg I predict I will be having lots of fun, maybe at the beach, maybe by the pool - who knows!  It's funny sitting here before I go away on my hols thinking when this will be posted and what I'll be doing!

Have a great day all x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: trendy trees, ink: whisper white craft.  Card stock: early espresso and wild wasabi.  Paper: sweet stitches DSP.  Accessories: springtime vintage big designer button, daffodil delight 1/8" taffeta ribbon.  Tools: vintage wallpaper embossing folder.

Monday 2 May 2011

Leaving on a jet plane

Well maybe not a jet plane but a people carrier LOL!  Yes it is the Fuge/Dowling annual sharabang to Butlins Minehead!  It's time for the coming together of families for all the fun of the fair, with I'm sure lots of embarrassing dancing by myself with my adorable niece (grins secretly as I LOVE to dance rarely get a legitimate reason to do so these days hee!).

Anyway all my posts this week will (hopefully) will be scheduled before my holiday :D  This little card was for my dear friend Aimes, who recently moved into her new pad.

Have a great week everyone, I'm not going to even mention that I blubbed like a good un at the Royal wedding which was so beautiful ;D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Neighbourhood wheel.  Ink: basic black, old olive, bashful blue, concord crush and pastels for colouring.  Car stock: whisper white, old olive, bashful blue, concord crush and crumb cake.  Paper: (retired) old olive and bashful blue DSP and concord crush (hostess) DSP.  Other: Jute button twine, sentiment from a really old (a la can't remember) clear stamp and MFT banner die.