Tuesday, 16 April 2013

New baby

My good friend had a baby girl just after Christmas. She came 4 weeks early and caused the parents lot of worry. She is all right now. I visited them today. Both mum and baby looked happy.

My friend was pleased to receive this card and the cute little frock which I got for baby Pippa.


The push chair was paper pieced. I had bought a stash of Anna griffin paper tapes a while ago. They have such pretty prints and I cut this pink floral one along it's scalloped border. I added a little pink bow and some glitter glue. I lined the inside of the card with some pretty paper to finish.
I used the current FMS which gave me the  idea. http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/freshly-made-sketches-81-sketch-by-cindy.html

I did some gardening yesterday planting some colourful pots. Lovely buttercups and bellis - lets hope we get some sunshine now! Hope you all enjoy some sunshine wherever in the world you are.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Stickers for Boys

My boys love stickers. They like playing and making pictures with them, decorate their stuff or simply collect them. Sometimes I use them as a reward for their written work. I have a stash of them. 
I came across these Paperchase stickers hidden in my draw this morning.

An idea for a card for a little boy's birthday came to mind. I can never have enough children's cards... 

Some colourful paper, postage stamp punch and a card to mount the board. Viola ... quick and simple. I'm sure any little boy will love this colourful card. 

Now I'm off to the garden centre to get some bedding plants. I think the weather's turned a corner and now is a good time to plant some pots up. Ta..

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Peace and Love

Crafting is such a stress buster. When I am at my desk crafting, there is nothing else in my brain except crafty ideas - no stresses or niggles! It's like disappearing into a dream world... No disappointments or expectations , just PEACE.

Inspiration for today's card was CAS challenge. I recently got a colourQ stack in "jellybeans"  - juicy , summery colours .  The border, sentiment and the feather are all woodware stamps in my stash which I had not used until now. The feather was embossed with wow embossing powder which gave a very subtle glitter.



Hope you like my card. Cheerio....

Friday, 12 April 2013

Lime and black combination

I was inspired by the LIM challenge to use lime and black. I came up with this. Beautiful rubber stamp by Elusive images.
I'm feel that this card doesn't look right.

I'll see if it looks better the other way round. So after juggling things a bit, this is the other card. Not sure which one I like .....

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Under the Weather

The weather was so miserable until a week ago! Couldn't believe it was Easter and freezing!
But everything bad has to end sometime!
One of my work colleagues has been unwell for a few weeks and just got back to work. Poor thing!
So I made a card for her to cheer her up on her first day back.


The inside of the card was lined with pretty paper. Cheerful!
Sorry I can't remember the raindrops and brolly stamps brand. I need to check.
Sentiment computer generated and die cut.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Spring is really upon us..

Finally , the weather seems to be turning a corner in England!
The days are lighter and temperature holding up. My mojo is back and I have started a few new projects.

I am making a mini book for my son's friend about the time he spent with us . I have made the mini book template and covers . Now I need to print the photos and do the decorating. I'll post some pics when it's done.

I also got some new craft stash - plenty of lovely stamps and some juicy ink pads in bright summer colours.

Love, Love the Graphic45 springtime stamps! I made a lovely springtime card. I especially love the glittered fairy wings. I used colour pencils to colour in the images stamped directly on card stock. Then added little flowers and die cuts to embellish a corner.
Butterflies and sentiment - Little Claire designs

Monday, 8 April 2013

Easter cakes

I made cupcakes for the Easter school sale and kept a few at home for the kids to eat. They came out yummy. The bunnies look more like cats so I stopped making them and made chicks instead.
I was working part of the Easter holiday so didn't get a chance to go anywhere but the kids had a good time.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Chocolate cake

Hi everyone,

It was a hectic week and didn't get a chance to post anything. I did do some crafting.

A birthday card for my son's best mate. Coulouring with brushmarkers came out all stripy -not that a seven year old would mind! Should buy more promarkers.

This was the chocolate cake. It came out all right and was yummy! Decorated it with strawberries. Chocolate and strawberries make a good combination. It kept well in the fridge for a week.
Sorry the picture was taken after the boys ate a slice of it!

I just heard that I won a mystery prize at the craftycardmakers challenge! Yeah!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Chocolate cake

I love chocolate cake...umm.. so rich and indulgent.
I made a simple birthday card for a good friend of mine whose birthday is on the weekend. I will also try to bake a chocolate cake to go with the card. I'll keep you posted on how the cake turns out.

The cake is coloured with promarkers and embellished with glitter glue and glossy accents. Simple almost one layer card! I wanted the cake to be the focus - no detraction from the background.
I am entering this card in the daring cardmakers chocolate challenge. http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/hot-chocolate.html

I must read some tips on how to take good photos for the blog .. with no shadows.