Friday, November 20, 2009

Boy or Girl...

My lovely friend Zoe goes on maternity leave today (can't quite believe it's come around already) and I was going to make her a nice 'good luck' card but after sifting through my baby embellishments I thought I'd make her a card which I thought would be a bit more 'unique'. As she doesn't know the sex of her new baby, I decided to have some fun and make a boy and girl themed card. This is what I came up with...

I found some epoxy stickers in my stash and thought it would be nice to have the different phrases to match the baby-gro's...

The gorgeous baby-gro's are too cute! I wanted to keep it simple though and not too cluttered...


Some cute felt dummie's with the word 'or' seeing as they don't know whether they are having a boy or a girl...


Recipe...

Paper and Pearls - Papermania
Baby Embellishments and Epoxy Stickers - Paperchase
Cardstock - The Paper Mill
Letters from DCWV Spring Stack

Really hope she likes it! I've got her some lovely baby stuff - hope she likes them too. It's got me terribly broody though - I think I'll keep that from Mr Hannah lol!

Anyway, this is the last from me properly for about two weeks now. I will try and update you in Florida when I can - have a great few weeks! Can't believe it'll nearly be Christmas when I get back. Eeek!

Much love,


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tractor fun...

A friend at work asked me to make a birthday card for her nephew who turns 4 this week. I don't make children's cards very often so it was a chance for me to be extra creative! The brief included a digger or tractor, Joshua's name and the fact the he was going to be 4 years old. This is what I came up with....

I printed the digger on red card and coloured in a few bits with a black promarker. I then used red glitter glue all over and added two googly eyes..

I wanted it to look like the digger was actually saying '4 today'...hope it came across that way...


I kept the lettering simple, almost child-like and also made sure the colours matched colours in the backing paper...

The whole card is quite simple but I didn't want to overcrowd it too much with lots of different sections...


Recipe...

Paper - Kids pack from Dovecraft
Cardstock - Paper Mill
Googly eyes - Hobbycraft
Number and Lettering - DCWV Spring Stack
Blue & Red Glitz It Glitter Glue


I gave it to her yesterday and she seemed to love it which was good! I must admit I did struggle initially but once I picked out the right paper and sorted out the main image I felt much happier. Really hope her nephew likes it too!


I enjoyed making this card in the end as I haven't had the chance to be very creative in the past few weeks :o)


Much love,


Monday, November 16, 2009

My goodness..

...I haven't blogged properly for so long! I feel very bad but to be honest, I just have not had the time which makes me sad! I am all packed for my holiday (check me out!) - I am so excited now as it's only a few days away. I am hoping to pick up some crafty bargains out there :) I have been so so busy over the past month and unfortunately, not much of my time has been spent being crafty.
Hope everyone is well - not much is new with me. Hoping to get my 'exit' date this week at work which will give me something to focus on. Just waiting for that dream job to pop up ;o)

I am trying to finish off a card for a friend at work (4 year old nephew - think diggers, trucks etc) and I am really struggling....so any help or advice would be gratefully received! Thanks loyal followers :)

Until next time....
Much love,

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Catch up & Candy...

Hello everyone, just thought I'd drop in to say hello! It's been such a busy two week's at work, especially now I have been confirmed as part of a department which is being made redundant next year. It's all very sad and we're all under an immense pressure at work so it's making life quite difficult! Never mind, I'm a firm believer in everything happens for a reason so I'm confident that something better is out there for me! Perhaps at a Craft Magazine (dream job a'calling!)

Anyway, as some of you know, I am off to sunny Florida in just over two weeks time and I have been busy preparing some surprises for my crafty follower's during the time I am away....

I have not been able to do much crafting recently and have been very good and not bought any new additions to my stash! I am trying to save my money for American goodies which I am hoping to find on my travels :o)

I did stumble across some candy on Susie's blog so go check it out if you can as it ends today at 10pm.

Please keep leaving comments and popping by as I do read your comments!

Much love,