Friday, April 29, 2011

Keep Calm ...

We're having such a lovely day here watching the royal wedding on the television, I made cupcakes, biscuits and cheese scones and we decorated Haggis for his walk

Here he is setting off for his walk (he knows what a camera does and always turns away!!)

I made a card too, whilst watching the television, with a diamond encrusted crown :)

Digital papers from this kit
Crown from this font

I am entering this card into the DCM challenge which is to create a royal or patriotic project

Monday, April 25, 2011

Whooo Loves You ...

Twit-Whoo! Hello, I had a lovely day last week spent with friends. Crafting all day with a break for tea at the pub then back for more crafting. Shame I had to drive back home in the fog again which was a bit scary but I had a little friend to keep me company

I used the gorgeous Wool Felt from the Ribbon Girl, as well as spotty buttons, ricrac and an owl charm and the pattern I used came from here

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Birthday Wishes ...

I used another of my new Hanglar stamps to make this card, it's based on the sketch for the Just Magnolia/Hanglar challenge for this week.

Papers - Graphic 45
 Ribbon, button and twine - Ribbon Girl
Stamp - hAnglar
Colour - Copics
Glitter - Stickles
Die - Spellbinders 

I had a lovely day yesterday, my Mam and I spent most of the afternoon making cards together which was nice.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Happy Birthday Card ...

Today was my brothers birthday. I should have been making his boy themed birthday card this morning but instead I spent the time playing with my new Hanglar stamps and making a girly themed birthday card :)

(Digital papers from this kit at Sweet Shoppe Designs, Hanglar stamp, sentiment stamp from LOTV, Lace, ribbon, twine, charm, button, dewdrops and stickles all from Ribbon Girl)

I am entering my card into the Just Magnolia & Hanglar challenge as well as the LOTV challenge as they both asked for birthday cards

My brother did get a card by the way, I found one in my drawer and his present was easy - he wanted a massive pile of sand and cement so that he can build his new patio so I just put money into his bank account. Copics and ribbons and pretty things I know where to buy, sand and cement I have no idea :lol:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge ...

There is a new colour challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog and the colours are red, white and blue. 

... and of course there is a fab prize from the Ribbon Girl

... and also from Lili Of The Valley who have offered a great £10 voucher for the winner

I made this sweet little sailor Hanglar card for my DT card

The challenge runs for 2 weeks so go get busy and make something :)

This card is in my Etsy shop and if you like Hanglar stamps you might be interested in the ones that I am selling on Ebay

Friday, April 15, 2011

Craft Room Project ...

Today I want to share this project I made for my new craft room. I've seen a few of these dry wipe boards around the blogs I visit but my inspiration came from here and here.  I've used a shadowbox from IKEA for my frame and I plan to collect a few shells to add to the bottom next time I go to the seaside.

I created the background using this digital kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs

I curled the tops of the waves ...

... and added extra dimension to the sails

I used some scrunched seambinding to create the sea

I added flags to bakers twine

... and used more of the seam binding to wrap around the shadowbox insert

I reassembled the frame and added the 'today' letters to the front of the glass

 ... and then my frame was all ready to use as a 'things I need to do today' dry wipe board. Just write the list of things to remember with a dry wipe pen and you can easily rub it off when you've done them :)

Friday, April 08, 2011

Wedding Day ...

This is my entry for the latest Teddy Bo challenge which is to use punches. I used my favourite Martha Stewart border punches again, this time the tiny scalloped hearts border.

Image - Teddy Bo, papers - Echo Park, faux silk ribbon and heart charm - Ribbon Girl

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Birthday Wishes ...

The new LOTV challenge is to create a card using the colours of peach and green. This is my entry to the challenge using the sweetest little LOTV stamp

stamp - LOTV, colour medium - Copic, sentiment stamp - Papertrey, papers - Prima, flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon, stickles and diamante heart stick pin - Ribbon Girl

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Happy Wedding Day ...

Today I am sharing a card that I made for a wedding I am going to next week. I made it with the new Lili of the Valley challenge in mind which is to create a Spring card and I used this sweet LOTV stamp that I bought at the NEC exhibition last week.

(Image and sentiment stamp from LOTV, Copics, October Afternoon papers, Ribbon Girl check ribbon, Martha Stewart and Stampin Up punches, Stickles glitter glue)

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Just Magnolia/Hanglar Challenge ...

The challenge this week over at the Just Magnolia and Hanglar blog is an anything goes challenge with the option of adding buttons. The girls over there are also looking out for new Design Team members so if you fancy your chances pop over and have a go, I'm playing along.

I made 2 cards for this challenge - a girly card to give to my Mum tomorrow for Mothers Day and a boy card. I recently rediscovered the little hAnglar boy riding his bike stamp in my collection and I'm having lots of fun using it :)

(MME paper, hAnglar stamp, Copics, LOTV sentiment stamp, Martha Stewart border punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder and Spellbinders pretty die. Ribbon, button and twine from the Ribbon Girl. The beautiful sparkly diamante heart pin is coming soon to the Ribbon Girl shop)

(MME paper, hAnglar stamp, Copics, Nestabilities dies and Martha Stewart border punch, Papertrey sentiment stamp, Cuttlebug embossing folder. Polka dot buttons, Divine Twine bakers twine and scooter metal charm from Ribbon Girl)

I will be popping this card into my Etsy shop tonight