Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Gifts Tags Created For A Friend

Todays post is a quick one using one of my new Stampin Up stamp sets. I have used the "Creativley Yours" stamp set to make a set of gift tags,I have included some ribbon & raffia so they can be tied on. I loved this set, thought it would be a perfect way to label all those baked gifts I intend to do for Christmas!!!!!


Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Male Birthday

Hi All,

Hope you are all well. I thought I had better do a post as its ages since my last one. Today's card is a male birthday card using my new "engraved greetings" stamp set from "Stampin up". I have recently become a big fan of their products, I love the clean & simple styles!!! Hopefully I will get a chance to complete a challenge, don't know where the times goes at the moment!!!!


Monday, September 05, 2011

Clean & Simple Challenge

The first post of September is my entry to the "CAS" challenge which is this fab sketch! I like love the challenges on this site. The cupcake image is from some Dovecrafts scrapbooking paper, and made the card nice and speedy to make! Polka dot ribbon and a stamped greeting to finish.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Just a quick one.....

Just a quick post as I have not updated my blog for ages,been busy with Amber's 1st birthday and returning to work. There never seems enough hours in the day recently. This weekend we payed a visit to the Hobbycraft store over at Woking,it has a huge selection of goodies, although the prices are not very competitive. I fell in love with these Sizzix heart dies and couldn't resist the patterned felt to use with them . I thought I would use them to make Hubby's anniversary card for Friday.


Well I hope you are all well in Blogland, I am hoping to get some crafting & blog hopping time tonight.


Saturday, July 30, 2011


Today's card is for another week at the "LIM" challenge blog. The theme this week is "Fruit" a nice summery challenge. I hope there is enough white space on my card this week, as I don't want my entry deleted!!!!
I think its good to make sure the rules of the challenge are adhered to thou, as there are plenty of non CAS card challenges people can enter if they choose.However there are definitely less challenges for those of us who prefer simple design!!!
Well we are chilling out this weekend in the garden, as its my last weekend off before returning to work following my maternity leave (boo hoo!!!)
Hope you all have a great weekend

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer time!!!

Today's post is my entry for the "less is more" challenge again. I think this is becoming my favourite challenge site!!!!
I have used a die cut flower again made with my star Nestabillities. The theme this week is "buttons & ribbon" I decided to use both on my card.
Well its another short post as I have the kids at home, so must get back to the lego!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Flower Power

I made this card yesterday with some SU stamps and card stock. I am pleased with the simplicity of it and wanted to record it on my blog. I am loving the clean and simple style of late, and these seem to be the style of cards I enjoy making at the moment. The nice thing is they are quicker to make, so I get two or three done in an evening!!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Home!

Hello everyone in Blogland,hope you are all well and enjoying your crafting. I am at last back for another of my infrequent posts!!! Well I had a bit of spare time last night so I decided to make a "New Home" card for some friends and incorporate it in to the "less is more" challenge, which is circles this week.
I used a Hampton Arts stamp "collectables" for the image and used a combination of paper peicing and colouring. The card was finished with SU grosgrain ribbon and a punched button flower. Less is definatley more!!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Less is more!

Today's post is for a new challenge site I found when blog hopping,its called "Less is more". I thought the nice simple sketches were really effective and not to time consuming! Time has been short as ever this month with school holidays and a group holiday to the the Cotswold's so I haven't had much time to myself as usual!
  • stamp called "imagine" by Penny Black
  • coloured with Promarkers

Hope you are all well


Monday, April 11, 2011

Simply Stamping

Today's short post is my first entry for the "Clean and simple stamping" challenge. I stumbled on this challenge blog when blog hopping and am very glad I did. I love the simple but effective sketches and the fact that it doesn't need to take hours to complete a challenge. I used lime green card stock and a funky cupcake stamped image for maximum effect!!!! Hope you are all enjoying the school holidays and still managing to find craft time. xxxx

Friday, April 08, 2011

Sweet Sketch in the Sun!

Today's first post is my Dads card and entry for the "Sweet Sketch Wednesday" challenge blog.
I really enjoy there sketches, so as I don't have much crafting time this tends to be the challenge I enter first!
I wanted quite a clean and simple card as its for my Dad's birthday. I thought the natural colours and simple "stampin up" image work well for men's cards.
I hope you are all well and enjoying the sun. My house is all go as usual, we had Amber's Christening last week and thankfully the weather was glorious!! We are looking forward to catching up with friends this weekend.
Hope you all have a good one!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sweet Sketch

Today's post is my entry for the "sweet sketch Wednesday challenge", I love this clean and simple sketch!
This card is a Mothers Day card for my Mother in law,I hope she likes it. I used some paper and toppers from the "Making Cards" magazine. I really like the Art Deco look ;) I don't but many craft magazines anymore as they don't seem to teach you much when you have been doing it a while. I still love "Making Cards" and "Craft stamper" thou.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Zack's party was a success yesterday and today its wet out so we are catching up with some chores!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Shabby chic!

Today's post is a card I have made for the "spoon full of sugar" challenge blog,where this weeks theme is "vintage/shabby chic". I thought these Kraft card blanks would be perfect for a shabby chic feel. I love them at the moment!!! This card is for a good friend of mine who is famed for being late, so hopefully it will make her smile. My new Neatnix tool box organiser arrived today. I loaded it up with supplies from the shed and have been crafting in the house for a change. Mum brought it for my Birthday next week and its fab, brown and pink polka dots!!!! I had better get on, I have Zack's birthday party in the morning so I have a huge pass the parcel to wrap!!! Hope you all have a great weekend xxxx

Friday, March 04, 2011

Spring Challenge!

I am back with a nice spring inspired card for a family birthday. I enjoyed using some nice light and bright colours,hopefully spring is on its way too!!! The card is also my entry for the following challenges:

Hope you have agreat weekend, I hope to find some time to play with my new stash from the "Make It" show I went to last weekend.

Happy making


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Got some craft time!

I have finally managed to get out to the craft studio and make a card,for the first time in months! I can't moan to much as I am loving being a mum to Amber Louise as well as Zack. I have made a Valentines day card for Hubby, I love these new "Kraft" card blanks really modern I think! I am going to enter my card in the " Cute Card Thursday" challenge, this week its hearts and flowers on your card. I hope you are all well in blogland and look forward to reading your blogs!!! Now lets see if I can remember how to post lol!!!!!