Wednesday 30 November 2011

Anything Goes Top 5 Woohoo!

OK…so it might have been a random thing…but still!  My sweet treats made the top 5 on the Anything Goes challenge….yay!

Kids Mini Christmas Cards

Morning!  I’ve been playing with the Polar Party stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  And I’ve made a load of cards for the kids to give to their little friends.

Polar Party mini cards

I’m not complaining (much) but this sun doesn’t make taking pics easy!  Might go back to gloomy night shots :-). 

Polar Party - Polar BearThese stamps are great for kids.  These are so simple you could even get the kids to make them :-).  

Polar Party - Penguin 1I’ve stamped the images on to 3 inch cards and coloured them in. 

Polar Party -TreesI used my SAMJ to get perfect positioning for the greeting and finished them off with a little bit of sparkle.

Polar Party - Penguin 2I found making these really therapeutic…all 60 of them :-).  I just hope they’re blingy enough for the Less is More Challenge this week.  In hindsight, I probably could have blinged the trees a bit more….but seriously! 60 cards!  I’ll save that for the bigger version :-)


Tuesday 29 November 2011

A Big Bunny Thank you

We had a bit of a bunny nightmare over the weekend.  It looks like we accidentally left the rabbit hutch open and our bunnies decided to go exploring!  Rocky, not being the adventurous type was just knocking around the garden, but Frank, being more of an explorer was long gone!  After checking all the neighbours gardens and calling the vets we were just making some leaflets when we got the call….someone had taken him in to the vets!  How lucky is that!  So to say thank you to Lauren and Janie I made these bunny thank you cards.

Rabbit ThankyouThankyou Card









I’ve had these stamps for ages. They are Joanna Sheen’s Messy Rabbit (I think!).  They’re perfect for all bunny occasions :-).  I coloured him in (just like Frank) and 3D’d him over a row of tulips.

The sentiment is from the Curly Cute Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up.

Needless to say, the hutch is now fortified with better locks.  Frank and Rocky won’t be going walkabouts unsupervised again!

I’m entering these in to the following challenges:

Make It Monday {Linky Party}


Monday 28 November 2011

LOTV Challenge Blog

Ahhh!  Sweet relief! It’s a work day! Yay! 
That might seem strange but as this is my daughter’s first year at infant school we are currently in the throes of party, party, party!  I’ve lost count of the number of cards I’ve made for her little friends!  So I’m taking the opportunity to enter the LOTV Thursday Challenge with the latest card I’ve made for this week’s party…
LOTV Footballer
LOTV FootballerThe sentiment is computer generated using a different font for each word but here’s a close up of the footballer.  I’ve cut him out and 3D’d him on to the front of the card.  I’ve grounded him by drawing some grass under his feet.
Very simple, but surprisingly time-consuming…but the end result is worth it.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday 27 November 2011

Anything Goes–A Real Sweetie

So I’m getting back in to my challenges and visiting my regular haunts and I’ve just seen the latest challenge on Anything Goes.  They are looking for food related entries this week but since the challenge is titled ‘A Real Sweetie’ thought it quite apt to enter these little sweet treats I recently made for a craft fair:

Pouches I was gutted when these papers were on the retirement list from Stampin’ Up!  I’ve made these using Jolly Holidays DSP and finished them off with a cute little heart button and a bit of twine.


Pouches - Close upThese pouches are just so easy to make.  They can be made out of any double-sided paper and suit all occasions: kid’s parties, Christmas, weddings.  They never fail to please and my kids were disappointed when they sold so well….I’d promised them the leftovers!!

If you want to know how to make them drop me a line and I’ll email you an instruction sheet.



Candy CanesThese next sweet treats require no instruction however.  Using the same papers, I’ve wrapped a couple of candy canes together and secured with twine.  Then using the penguin stamp from the Polar Party stamp set from Stampin’ Up!, I’ve made a cute gift tag.  The kids are going to have to wait for these though….they make fab little stocking fillers!

I’m also entering these in the following challenges:

Free for All  {Creative Craft Challenges}


Less is More: Bit of Bling

Morning all!  I thought it was about time I put everything else to one side and catch up on a bit of blogging!  BUT….as the next kid’s party is looming, I’m gonna get straight to it and say…..I’VE MISSED YOU, LESS IS MORE!!!

So to celebrate my return to the blog world, I’m entering the challenge from Chrissie and Mandi….A Bit of Bling.

Christmas Candle

I think the bling is visible!  Now this isn’t my usual thing, but I saw this poinsettia made using a leaf punch so had to give it a go!  Here’s a close up:


So, I have lots to share because I haven’t blogged for a while…but silly season is about to start and I don’t know about yours but my diary is jammed with parties and plays and outings.  Some might think I’d be lucky to have such a hectic social life…..only it’s not mine, it’s the kids! LOL!

I’m also entering this in the following challenges:

Holidays {2Sisters Challenge}
Sparkle  {Totally Gorjuss}
Christmas  {Papertake Weekly}


Wednesday 9 November 2011

Woohooo! Christmas is nearly here….

….let the craft fairs begin!!  We’re furiously making cards for our first Christmas Craft fair (while furiously making wedding invitations too), hence the lack of a blog presence at the moment, but prepare yourselves….Christmas is here, wooohooo!
So to start with I’ve made a set of 5 cards using one of my favourite colour combos, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler (stop it, Jenny!!!!)
I’ve used Stampin’ Up’s  Contempo Christmas for the bauble and greeting and the swirl is from Wedding Sweet.  I hope the pictures speak for themselves so I won’t bore you with details :-), just to say that these are 10cmx10cm and cute!!
Here’s a close up of the 3 different designs:
I’m entering this in the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week….rather aptly named ‘First Christmas’.
So…that’s Christmas madness started….back soon with more :-)

Friday 4 November 2011

Colouring Pages are brill!

Wow!  It’s been a while, hasn’t it, since I last blogged but I’m not going to make excuses…..other than sometimes life gets in the way!  Whoa, profound, eh?
Well, today is like no other.  I’m still going at a million miles an hour….but today I have the added bonus of it being “NEC Day”!!!  CFMF WHOOOOAAAA!  I’ll be on my way shortly, girls (I’m the driver) and don’t worry….I’ll slow down, a bit!
So, just a quick share today and to shout….Colouring Pages are brill!  I was a bit worried when a friend asked for a card for her great grandson, with the theme of farmyards and tractors.  Nothing in my stash for that, but after a lot of pondering, I came up with this:
It’s a stepper card made with Crumb Cake CS and layered with Marina Mist and Certainly Celery DSP.  Then I’ve printed, coloured and cut out the animals and tractor and added them to the different steps.  Here’s a close up of the layers:

So, hope you like it.  Now….off to the NEC!