Sunday, 12 December 2010


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Friday, 6 August 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge

Well, I didn't quite meet my challenge of posting again the next day but instead a couple of days later which I suppose is better than I've done in a long time. It was my dad's birthday last weekend and so I made a card for him. I decided to go with another sketch as I hadn't made a card in so long and went for the challenge over at the Sugarbowl where you could choose a sketch from their gallery and what a choice there was too. I eventually decided on the sketch from Challenge 39 but will be using some of their other sketches to make other cards.

I used my new Manga stamp "Scooter Boy" which I won from the Sugar Nellie blog as candy to mark the release of the new Manga stamps. The image was coloured using copics. The papers are Basic Grey and the sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

Be back soon. x

Monday, 2 August 2010

It's been a long time!

I seem to start every post by saying that it has been such a long time since I posted and I keep vowing to try harder at posting. It just never seems to work out that way due to life being so busy. The last time I posted was during the Easter hols but I literally haven't stopped since then with an assignment to write for uni, a school inspection, some job interviews amongst all the other everyday usual things.

I decided that I would use a challenge to make my first card in a very long time as I wasn't sure I'd be able to just unleash some creativity and to ease me into it gently. I've had a go at the Papertake Weekly challenge as I loved the sketch and having made this card I will definitely be using the sketch to make more cards. So without further ado here it is:

Stamp:Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie
Papers:Basic Grey Olivia from Craft Obsessions
Embellishments and tools:MS Punch from Bunny Zoe Crafts

I'm setting myself a challenge - to post again tomorrow.

See you then!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Easter Holidays

We went away to London for a couple of days on Easter Sunday which was a fantastic break. We walked for miles and miles each day with our feet really suffering at night but all good fun! Lewis had an absolute ball and didn't want to leave, neither did we. Now we are back home it seems like such a distant memory, especially I'm now in the throes of having to write an assignment for my uni course which needs to be handed in next Friday at the latest. The plan was not to spend more than a few days doing it so that I could enjoy the rest of my holiday but somehow I don't think that that is how it is going to pan out. :o( I spend the whole of yesterday on it and didn't make very good progress unfortunately so today I pretty much won't be stopping either.

I think most of Saturday and Sunday will be taken up too minus taking Lewis to a birthday on both days. No rest for the wicked and no crafting for me! I was really looking forward to playing with some of the goodies that I got for my birthday, but maybe next week if I get this assignment done.

I'm posting a card today that I made last weekend before going to a friend's house for dinner last Saturday night. I just love making easel cards, they are so easy to make and look really effective. I made another two but will post them later.

Stamp:Magnolia Easter collection
Paper:Papermania Retro Floral pack
Punches:retro flower punches, SU scallop oval punch, MS doily lace punch

I also made some bags to put small Easter eggs from M & S in to take with us to our friend's house which they loved. I'd made them before but I was more successful with them this time as I had most of the tools to make them this time. They are called Bag in a box and are so easy to make. I made six of them really quickly although ran out of time to embellish them.

Well, I'm off to get Lewis organised to go to the cinema with his best friend Paul who is 4 today and then it is a long day of work for me! Wish me luck!

Be back tomorrow hopefully!

Thursday, 18 February 2010


It's been a while again since I last posted - life has been so busy. I'm at home today as I was yesterday and I will be tomorrow as I feel ghastly with flu-like symptoms. Spoiled my trip to Disneyland Paris at the weekend as I was just beginning to feel unwell and it was bitterly cold there - much colder than here. Anyway, getting bored with sleeping and lying in bed so thought that I would pop on here to post. I made this card and box way back in October believe it or not! How time flies! I was particularly pleased with the box as it is not something that I have done much of in the past and quite liked how it turned out. Think I may have a go at colouring some images now and it may not be so long before I post again.

Hope all is well with you.