Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Good Evening!

Hope you've had a nice Father's Day!

I've had a great weekend, yesterday we took Ben to the Grand Theatre to see Thomas the Tank. It was much better than I thought it was going to be and Ben really enjoyed it. Today we went on a steam train ride with the in-laws then to see my Dad where we had a buffet tea and watched Paul on DVD.

Here's a card I made for my Dad, I bought the Trophy pre-cut card from Hobbycraft but tried to think outside the box so instead of using the shape just as a card blank I turned it into a Twisted Easel (sorry!!)

I had a go at making a rosette which turned out quite good for my first attempt and added some ribbon to the handles. The paper is Basic Grey Oliver with rub-ons and pearls from my stash.

I've made two more Father's Day cards - for my FIL which I forgot to photograph (oooppss!) and the other for my hubby which I'll post later in the week.

Right off to watch a bit of TV, but have to get my thinking cap on as it's Ben's 3rd Birthday on the 28th and need to make a card for that. I want to include his age and 'Son' on it somewhere and as I mentioned earlier he's into superhero's at the mo, I think I might have to break open TGF's Amazing Duo again!

Enjoy the rest of your evening


Oh I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges :

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Happy Birthday Grandad


Long time no blog! I won't bore you with the details but thought I'd try and blog a bit more, well until I get bored again LOL

Here's a card I made for my son to give to his Grandad whose birthday it is tomorrow.

It's a Twisted Easel card, I'm getting addicted to these - it's the third one I've made in as many weeks!

Ben is going through a super hero phase and loves anything to do with Superman, Batman, Spiderman etc so it was only appropriate that I dusted off The Greeting Farm's Amazing Duo Set.

I placed the words on acetate so they stand proud of the card. I'm really pleased with how this one turned out. It's a lot better than the version I had in my head!

I'm going to have a go at entering this into a couple of challenges :

Thanks for looking, I'll try and pop back tomorrow with a Father's Day card.


Saturday, 1 January 2011

2010 A Year in Review!

I can't believe Christmas and New Year is over!

Here are a few of my favourite cards from 2010!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 24 December 2010

A few more Gift Card Holders

Told you I had made a few . . . .

They are all the same as the previous one on the inside.

The above 3 are Basic Grey Jovial again!

This one is DCWV Christmas Stack.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

A Gift Card Holder

Christmas is nearly here !

I hope you've all been good girls and boys so Father Christmas will bring you lots of nice presents!

Here is one of many Gift Card Holders that I've made.

This one is for Alex

The paper is Basic Grey Jovial, initially I did not like this pad at all but after flicking through it a few times at the NEC it grew on me, so much so I've nearly used the whole 6x6 pad!. I'm so tempted to get another one.

I added a Basic Grey magnet for the closure, with the positive clasp being sandwiched between the layers for extra hold.

I'm so pleased how this one turned out, for once I manged to cut all the layers and mat them quite straight so it looks quite professional even if I say so myself LOL

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 3 December 2010

Happy Birthday Lil Bro - LOTV Thursday Challenge

Not 100% convinced on this one! It seems that making what feels like a billion Christmas Cards has left me with very little Mojo.

I've used My Mind's Eye - Little Boy Blue that I've been hoarding for sometime, it's one of my all time fave's so I did not want to cut into it! I've added a craftwork card sentiment and a hand cut number 13 (this was painted with Tim Holtz Crackle accent but you can't tell in the picture).

I'm loving Lili of the Valley Stamps at the moment and bought lots at the NEC so expect to see a few cards coming up with them.

Sorry about the rubbish picture - I'm still figuring out what Ben has done to my camera (he's changed all the settings on it! - little monkey!!)

I'd like to enter this into this weeks LOTV Thursday Challenge - My Favourite Things which are currently
  • My Minds Eye
  • Lili of the Valley Stamps
  • Craftwork Card Sentiments
Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 25 November 2010

Another hobby to add to the list!

So after noseying around blogland, I ended up on etsy looking at knitting patterns! I've had the bright idea of knitting Ben and Alex a little extra gift in the form of a Christmas Hooligan . .

Holly, Ivy and Steve to call them by their proper names!
Bearing in mind I haven't knitted since I was little and even then it was plain knit squares. But liking a challenge I went ahead and bought the pattern, printed it off and trotted round to my Mom's for a crash course on knitting. It turns out that these little hooligans are knitted in the round or on three needles, well you might as well of been taking a foreign language. But not put off we headed to Lora Crafts to purchase the wool and needles. I went for cheap and cheerful Stylecraft DK in Lipstick, Zing and Cream.

Back home and raring to go we turned to Judy (lol) on you tube!! Whatever did we do before the internet? We watched the video a few times and after a few false starts we were away!!!

And there we have it, a week later and all of Steve's body parts are knitted, just waiting on some safety eyes and then I'll sew him up.

I'm pleased that I've managed to get this far with only the help of my Mom and Judy - so much so I've started knitting up Holly.

But I'll save her to show you another day . . . .

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Die Cuts R Us are giving away a a Zutter Bind It All machine to one lucky person this week as part of their Thanksgiving week sale.

Also they are offering their Puddle Jumpers for $4.50 which is a really good deal !!

I think I may have to help Father Christmas with his shopping!

See you later with a card or two!


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

I'm going to be an Aunty!!

My (not so little anymore) brother announced that him and his girlfriend are having a baby. Little Lloyd is due the end of May 2011. My Hubby and I are so pleased for them both and I think Ben will be chuffed to bits to have a little playmate. At the moment we are all convinced it's a boy . . . . .

I have made loads of cards the past few weeks but need to get my bum in gear to photograph them and post them so hopefully I'll be back soon.


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Hi Ho Hi Ho. . . .

. . . . it's off to work I go . . .

No card from me today. Just to let you know I am working with Jill & Mark again on The Hobby House Stand so please pop by and wave (Or bring chocolate!!)

x x