Sunday, 27 April 2008

Birthday Butterflies

This is the card I made for my Mother-in-Laws birthday. The base paper is Papermania floral. I used a square of blue Papermania card run through my Cutttlebug, with the corners rounded with my Woodware punch. The letters are also cut using my Cuttlebug - they are attached using 3D foam pads. I cut the little butterflies from the scrap and attached them with 3D foam pads.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

My Nieces Birthday

I made this card for my nieces birthday today.The base is two different shades of purple Papermania card. The lighter purple card has been embossed using my Cuttlebug. I have added a purple ribbon. The picture is poached from an old birthday card I had - secured using 3D foam pads. The sentiment is a Craftwork Cards mini message.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Twenty One

This was commissioned by a friend at work. The base card is light and dark pink Brazzil Basics. I rounded the card edges with a Woodware punch. The words are die cut with my Cuttlebug - I added 3 Papermania gems and a bit of glitter using Stickles. The flowers are various different ones by Prima, brightened with Papermania gems.

My Dad's Birthday

This is the card I made for my dad's birthday, which is today. The base card is two different shades of Brazzil Bling with a strip of blue Papermania ribbon. The sentiment is Stamping Bella, layered with Brazzil Bling. The "Dad" is die cut using my Cuttlebug. I added a Craftwork Cards mini birthday message.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Branching Out...

This is my first scrapbooking attempt! The photos are of my elder daughter, Paige, when she was about 19 months. I went to a Creative Moments party on Wednesday last week. I have ordered some pages and an album so will be doing some more pages soon. I didn't have any of my own paper so it looks a bit white. Hope you like it.

PIF from Karen

I got this lovely PIF from Karen last week.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Exciting News!

My Head of Department's daughter has asked me to make all her wedding stationery - including invitations, order of service etc. More details to follow!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

My Brothers Birthday

I made this card for my brother's birthday - the layout is inspired by one of Michelle's cards. The base card is blue Papermania card embossed with my Cuttlebug. The dark blue card is Brazzil Basics. The image is a Sizzix die cut, I have used Papermania designer blue pack for the base present and overlaid with a Brazzil Bling "ribbon". The sentiment is Stamping Bella.

Monday, 7 April 2008

My Manic Life

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Life has been so hectic over the last few weeks. I am on the committee for our local NCT (National Childbirth Trust) and on Saturday we had one of our bi-annual Nearly New Sales. This entailed - last weekend getting all our baby stuff together to sell, cleaning it and tagging it. This weekend - setting the venue up on Friday night, attending the sale on Saturday from 8am - 2pm (I run the till room) and over the next week or so I will be collating all the data from the tills and doing sellers lists. These list all the items each seller has sold and how much we need to pay them (less commission for the NCT, of course!). Also, I managed to fit in two kids parties and lots of playing in the snow on Sunday when we woke up to a winter wonderland! So, can justifiably say I am exhausted!! Well, it will be back to work tomorrow for a rest!

This is the park around the corner from where we live.

The girls building a snowman (with a little help from me!)

Finally, me looking like a Michelin Man with about 5 layers on!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Purple Wednesday

Well I got a chance to do some crafting tonight! Seems like weeks since I had time to do anything creative! I decided to make a couple of purple themed cards. I also used some of my new mini messages from Craftwork Cards - they are great!

I made this card for a one of my oldest and dearest friends. She is waiting for some good news and I wanted to send her something to let her know my thoughts are with her. The base papers are from Papermania purple designer pack layered with Papermania card in dark purple and lilac. I added a purple prima flower secured with a Papermania flower brad. I added 4 purple gems in the each corner and a Craftwork Cards mini message.

For this card, I wanted to try out paper piecing - so Cakeabella's apron is done in this way. I also did the cake in purple card and added a bit of sparkle with my Sakura pen. I coloured the rest of her with coloured pencils. The base is purple Brazzil Basics and daisy paper by Scissor Sisters. I added a purple prima flower with a button in the middle. Lastly a cute flutter message by sentiment from Craftwork Cards.