Tuesday, 26 July 2011



Gold and lilac mats cut with Nesties labels, chocolates cut from a Sizzix die then layered up.  'Chocolate' sentiment cut using Gypsy and Cricut and the sentiment is hand written in gold pen.

Remember, it's not just for breakfast!

Entered into:
"Food and Drink" - Card Makin Mamas
"Food and Beverages" - KB Challenges

Monday, 25 July 2011

Golden Wedding

I was honoured recently to be asked to make a Golden Wedding Anniversary card for the parents of a friend.  And here it is.   I do so enjoy making these uber-personalised cards...

It's an A5 card, matted with DCWV glitter card and gold mirri card.  The photo is a scanned image of one of the Happy Couple's wedding photos and the other image at the bottom right is a copy of the original wedding invitation.

I've layered it up with a length of white lace and some pearls and then added some ivory and yellow flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts) and finished it off with some die cut leaves using a Little Claire die cut and some handmade paper.

I'm pleased with it - I just hope they are!

Entered into "Wedding" at 4 Crafty Chicks
"Happy Ever After" at Crafty Sentiments
"Weddings" at Paper Creators Crafts
"Elegant and Lace" - Sparkles

Friday, 22 July 2011

Irresistibly Sweet...


Elke has given me a blog award!  How very nice and kind and lovely.  I have met Elke the grand total of two times but "virtually" oh so many more on the Trimcraft Forum.  I actually think we have an awful lot in common...

In keeping with tradition, I am now to reveal 7 facts about myself....

1. I had an interview to be an Olympic Gamesmaker last Monday and will find out if I've been successful as a volunteer at the Games later in the year.
2. I do not like fish.  I don't mind eating fish, I don't like *live* fish which I discovered whilst scuba diving on my honeymoon
3. Watford born and bred.  YELLOW ARMY!
4. My three kids are currently ganging up against me and seem to have declared Summer Holiday War on me
5. I cut my fringe this morning and it's gone wrong
6. I have very large feet
7. It's the weekend which must mean it's WINE O'CLOCK!!

I am now to provide you links to other blogs I follow and appreciate, sorry this has taken a bit longer than expected but I had to check everyone out thoroughly

Christa a prolific crafter who helps keep me mad in an otherwise sane world
Moza always around with helpful tips and information and is pretty much talented to boot
Tracey who makes lovely cards and is getting very skinny
Sharon another great card maker who is also very smiley
Jacky one of my first virtual crafting buddies and a jolly good crafter with it
Messys Mini Missions a site I have recently discovered with challenges for kids which I think is a fab idea

Thank you all for your ongoing inspiration, chattiness and 'helpful' suggestions

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Glow worms

I was reminded of one of my very most favourite rhymes by one of my Facebook friends the other day and it prompted me to put this together.  Victoria, I hope you like it!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Desperate Crafter

I've brought the kids to the seaside for a long weekend and whilst yesterday was absolutely glorious on the beach and a great time was had by all, today has been piddiddling down all day.

So far we've played Hangman, Guess Who and Battleships, watched Shrek and Bambi and now the DSs are out.

The tragedy of it all was that the battery on my Gypsy ran out last night and I didn't bring the charger with me.  Fortunately, a flash of inspiration from a crafter with terribly itchy fingers led me to discover that the cable to download photos from the camera to the laptop has the same connection as my Gypsy. So it's all now plugged in and charging while I desperately try to maintain internet connection on the dongle so I can surf eBay.

Just don't tell anyone as they think I'm "working"....

Friday, 8 July 2011

Freya's birthday!!

My eldest was 8 yesterday and celebrated in style with a Creation Station Arty Party.  Lots of children, lots of paint and lots of sprinkles and then lots of children, lots of clay and lots of glue.  So far we've only found two big blobs of paint on the carpet.  If anyone can suggest how to remove that, that would be just lovely.

Anyway, here is her card, made principally using my Gypsy and Cricut:

entered into
 ABC Challenge Y is for Yesterday (it was her birthday yesterday, geddit?!)
Penny's Challenges - Happy Birthday
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Lots of Sparkle
KB Challenges - Anything Goes
Bling it on - Anything Goes

and here are some of the party bag contents...

Everyone got a personalised notebook which I made using my bind it all and then the boys got a keyring and the girls got a bracelet (as well as all the other normal paraphernalia that goes in the damn things!)

and here's her cake

No more parties to cater for until February 2012 now!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Teacher Thank You

Another quick post before I get off to bed.  I'm shattered today and what is more I hit a fence post in my car this evening and it looks like a new car door is in order. Booooo.

My kids break up for the Summer holidays on Thursday so it's making making making for the teachers and teaching assistants this week.

This is a very simple card but I think it's quite effective.  I printed the sentiment off the PC using white font on a black background.  The wood backing paper is also off the computer.  Popped them all together as per a normal easel card and used a piece of chalk as the stopper.


I have entered into the Scrapbook sisters challenge 'Just for Teacher'