Wednesday, July 28, 2010


...from outer space!!! Hello everyone! Hope you are all well :) Life is a little crazy at the moment but I managed to make two little cards last night - 10 minute makes! One is for my Nan for helping to organise my Grandad's 80th celebration and the other is for Atty's cousin who organised the Charity Ball we went to on 17th July - so much fun!

As you can see, very simple designs but I don't always think that you have to spend hours on a card. If you keep it simple, it can look just as effective in a very short amount of time. What is the shortest time you have been able to make a card?

The first card is for Louise (Atty's cousin) and I made sure it looked fun!

The card is partly for her two young boys so I made sure they would like it too! This little alien does the job...

Funky transfers with the crazy letters fit in with the out of space theme...

The other card is for my Nan so a bit more traditional...
Love the colours - definitely reflect the temperature at the moment!
Gorgeous epoxy stickers from DCWV...

I'm slowly starting to get organised with everything - even my craft stash was sorted! So hopefully I will be back on track with my card making now. I have missed it!

Thank you for stopping by - feel free to leave me a comment!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Busy Bee...

Hello everyone! Hope you are still with me :) I know I have not blogged for nearly a week, how rubbish of me! I hope you can forgive - I started my new job on Tuesday back at my old job. It's only temporary so it's keeping me busy and making me very tired so I have not been able to do much crafting.

Being tired has not stopped me buying though! I managed to pick up some cricut cartridges in Hobbycraft for about £28 each as well as the Design Studio (£28 too) and the Jukebox (£40) which I thought was good.

I won the Anyone for Anya challenge last week so I was really chuffed with that! I am looking forward to receiving my prize. I have been stopping by people's blogs, even if I have not had time to leave a comment!

Anyway, I hope to make a card this week and post it up here. Thanks to those of you that are stopping by - I do appreciate it!

Hope you are all well :o)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Con-grad-ulations Emily...

Now why did I think of that amusing sentiment after I made her graduation cards?! Always the way isn't it! Feel free to borrow!!!

The fab little graduate is a digi image from Pink Cat Studio (click here to purchase)

Quite different colours to use for a grad card but I love love LOVE my greens and blues!

Gorgeous papers from DCWV....Martha Stewart punch making another well as an unusual way to use my ribbons!

Quite a funky card I hope you'll agree!

She loved this one and the other one I made for her! Love seeing people's faces when they realise it's handmade...definitely makes the effort worthwhile!!

Lil' sis graduated in London yesterday - very proud of her. Well Done Em! x

Hope you are having a good week. Can't believe it's Wednesday already tomorrow! Where is this week going?! ;o)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Emily's Graduation...

Man, I am starting to feel old! My little babby sister is graduating tomorrow and it only seems like yesterday that I graduated! It really is scary how time is flying. Although it's been a lovely day here, I had to find time to make two cards for her graduation; one from me and one from my parents. I have had this digi image from TGF for ages and have been waiting to use it! Finally it has come in use!

I decided to enter this card in this week's Anyone for Anya challenge where they have a colour combo to use: black, white and pink...

Hopefully Em will be smiling tomorrow when she graduates!

Yummy paper from DCWV...

Simple sentiment which was coloured in with Promarkers...

Fairly simple design...and flowerless!

So there we go! I'm looking forward to giving her the card, I think she'll like it :)

I've just read the blog post again on the Anya challenge and their DT has closed now so I'll guess we'll see who the new members of the DT are in the next week or so...looking forward to it!

Only 1 more day off until I start work again *sigh*'s been fab though!!!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Boy or Girl?

Well I have finally managed to make a card! My time off work is whizzing by and I'm having so much fun! I've crammed lots in but still got lots to do too...I went to the Isle of Wight on Tuesday which was brilliant. The weather was fab! I've only got 4 days off left after this so I guess I need to use them wisely :)

Before I left my old job, I was asked to make a card for a friend's sister. The order was for a 'leaving to have a baby' card and for it to be personalised. Sounds easy enough right? However, the mama to be didn't know whether it was gonna be a boy or a girl so it had to be neutral colours. Easier said than done! But I think I did OK...

I made the little baby gro using the same DCWV papers so everything matched...

Gorgeous little silver charms and furry brads from Making Memories...

Cute little rattle! I also added a cheeky little pink gem inside the star...

Fab little punch from Martha Stewart came in handy...

Really hope she likes it! Think it turned out alright in the end.

Right, I am off into town to run some errands. Hope everyone has a fab afternoon! Thank you for stopping by :o)

Friday, July 02, 2010

Just checking in...

I'd just written a long post and it didn't save...don't you hate it when that happens?!? Blimmin' technology...

Anyway, in short I was basically saying that it's been a crazy couple of days..
  • Wednesday - finished work! Really lovely day, sad in parts but overall really enjoyable
  • Yesterday - Atty's Birthday, Tank Museum - fab day and he loved his presents and card...big thumbs up!
  • Today - Goodwood Festival of Speed - brilliant but SOOO tiring
  • Tomorrow - Goodwood again...boy am I going to be tired!
  • Sunday - Wireless @ Hyde Park
Monday is RELAX day...I cannot wait as I need to rest! Anyway, thanks to those of you that are stopping by even though I have not posted anything new since Tuesday. I hope to get crafting next week in between my day trips out. Hope you are all well!