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Thursday, December 29, 2011

What a hoot!

no better way to describe christmas!  Then, for me, full of the cold! no good! but made these little owls.. might get back to card making soon!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oh I know.. I'm terrible, I've not posted anything for ages!  Things have been mad!  I can't wait for the christmas holidays when things might (?!) calm down a wee bit!   All my christmas cards are now made (whew!) and I've been busy making tags and gift cards. This is just a snap shot. I've made about 40 others which I've used already. Great fun though!
Work has been great/mega busy/exhausting! and now I'm looking forward to time off and a holiday away with a bit of fun and luxury thrown in (well, I reckon we all deserve a bit of pampering!).  I have 3 more very special cards to make then all I have to do is resist ordering any more SU! goodies until the new year! 
Just the final prep for Christmas to do now.. I always love to do little crafty menu keepsakes so I need to think how these will look this year.  And the cooking of course.. special desserts to cook!   Ready for the big day when Santa comes (hyper 7 year old to deal with in the mean time!)  All fun!  Its been a brilliant year and it's great fun to look back! (and relax!!)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I like the colours on this but I think I need something else - maybe some gems on the butterflies bodies..

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gift Card Holder with a tuck in flap

This is a lovely wee gift card holder.  Nice and easy to make!

Here's what you need!

Cardstock:
18cm x 12cm (main colour)
10.5cm x 7cm (main colour - for the insert)
10cm x 6.5cm (co-ordinating colour - for the insert)
5cm x 6cm (white or cream - for the stamped image on the front)
5.5cm x 6.5cm (for the mat)

One strip of designer paper 12cm x 2.5cm
One C6 envelope
Some Stampin Up dimentional foam pads
Stampin Up scalloped edge punch

Start by scoring the large piece of cardstock at 8cm & 16cm the trim about 2mm off the length so that the first score is now at 7.8cm (this helps it all still nicely when it's folded).
Seal the envelope closed then fold in half (short edge to short edge), the trim the short edges of the envelope so they are both open.
Glue down the middle of the envelope to creat two little pockets, then glue the envelope into the cover.
Add the decor to the front down the left side only so that the flap of the envelope can be tucked under the matted image on the front.
Make the insert and pop into one of the internal pockets.

That's it!!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

This is a little gift card holder - it opens to reveal two inner pouches - one for with a message card and one for the gift card.  Cardstock is SU Rich Razzelberry - gorgeous!

And a little desk calender for 2012.

Time seems not to be on my side at the moment but no complaints as its all good! 
Spend last night from 6pm to 12.30am taking calls for Children In Need - not the first time I've done it but amazing none the less!  Almost all the calls I took were lovely, generous people.. shame two were not!  Why take up the time of a person taking donations for such a good cause with their own petty small mindedness?
 Anyway :-) Been mega busy over the last few months and now looking forward to starting my new job which will no doubt bring it's own challenges!
Hope to get some more crafty time soon! But first of all I have a 7th birthday to get ready for - where does the time go!?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Save the date!

Lots of looking forward to do! GNPE

Monday, November 14, 2011




.. and a mini book.. need to finish the inside...


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

And some more little samples. All great fun to make using up every last scrap of paper! No waste!


Still working on more samples. This time a little squash book and a book mark.  The squash book idea was from a video tutoral I saw from this amazing lady - really simple to do and so effective!

What a lovely fresh day it was yesterday - took this pic as the winter sun was shining through the trees at Polkemmet Country Park.   And today is the same - cold, fresh and clear blue sky - I love this time of the year.

Been really busy since coming back from holiday and the time seems to have just disappeared. Trip to London was good last week, and I now have a new job to look forward to!  

And I came back to a lovely big box of Stampin Up goodies! I've been busy making samples in preparation for doing SU workshops and parties.

I've also been snowed under with commissions for cards - a real variety of male, female, baby, anniversary and leaving cards. So that's kept me really busy too!

So all in all a great few weeks and now looking forward to two birthdays and Christmas (how quickly is Christmas coming?? scary!)

What to do now?  More samples I think! I'm challenging myself to use every single scrap of paper - to waste nothing (who can bear to waste Stampin Up papers?? They are just too lush!)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

So busy I'm dizzy!

Wow! what a busy week its been! And a hectic weekend to follow! All good though!
I have loads of card orders to get through so I made a start on them, and some examples for my SU parties. Its been non stop!  The card above is made with the new 2011-2013 in colours: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. The image is from Easy Events and coloured with SU watercolour pencils.

These papers are from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby stack - which I had been resisting until I saw it in Hobbycraft and just had to have it!


 One very tired little girl today.  Sleepover here last night - giggling until about midnight!  Great fun though!

And a very busy week ahead so not much crafty time. Nice trip to London to look forward to though. Its all go!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Meet Delia from Sugar Nellie. She's lovely! Coloured using Copics.  Papers are Stampin Up from the Brights collection - Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight,
Hello! sorry I've not posted for a wee while - been on holiday and had the most amazing time!
The weather was great - only one afternoon when it was kind of drizzel rain but not too bad it would spoil things. 




We stayed in the absolutely awesome Disneyland Hotel. Our room looked right over the park!  There were disney characters at breakfast and dinner, and just walking along the corridors. Brilliant fun!
The hotel has it's own smell - as soon as you come in through the doors it hits you. Not sure what it was. I think it's what fairy dust would smell like - magic!

Must have walked a million miles - all totally worth it! 
Sarah had a great time, she loved Stitch Live (which was pretty impressive) and Buzz Lightyear (cause she could shoot at Dad with her lazer gun!). She also loved the Haunted Mansion.. even the ghost that sat in our car all the way round! 


Now I need to scrapbook some pics and maybe start my Smash book!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

What a week!

Wow! what a week.. never had a minute! but managed to get a very sought after SMASH book!  and make a couple of cards. Next week will be even more busy!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Words cannot describe how gorgeous these new Tim Holtz goodies are!
And some new Basic Grey - Oliver.

Now to play!

Sunday, October 9, 2011



Some more Christmas cards. Really busy weekend tidying, organising and shopping!  And Sarah and I have an SU party to look forward to tomorrow night! I better not spend too much!

Monday, October 3, 2011

2 4 6 8 Box

Great fun to make!  All it needs now is to be filled with Jelly Beans!
The teeny clip holding it together is from Stampin Up (the clips assortment). I need to get more of these!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Slice of Life - Baby

Baby card made with Stampin Up goodies!

I've created a new blog just for my cards made with Stampin Up products.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

sooooo excited!! will post later to say why!! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Not a card!

Sarah and I made this tonight - not sure what it will taste like but it smells lovely! Baked raspberry and vanilla cheesecake.  Sarah was in charge of bashing the digestives for the base then tearing the raspberries to go in mix.  She also did a bit of mixing with the eggs.  And finally, and most importantly, she tasted the raspberry coulis.. yum yum yum!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Nautical Look

A trio of cats!

Another make with little squares.  These stamps are on an Inky Antics block called Kitty Cube. Coloured with copics.

Stampin Up Vases in Vogue

These little squares are 2.5 x 2.5cm, 3 x 3cm and 3.5 x 3.5cm. Of course, if I keep using such small pieces of paper I will never make any space for new stuff!!
The images are coloured with Copics (Light Prawn R22, and Yellow Green YG03), and stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

bright flowers!

Another quick make - bright flowers..
Using wee squares of pinks.. the buttons don't match but they are close to SU Wild Wasabi which I used to stamp the heart (from the SU Out of the box set)
Don't know where my mojo has gone this afternoon!  Made this wee calendar though.
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