Sunday, 28 June 2009

Glorious Ginghams!

Well, I have been playing with those gorjuss gingahm papers i got last week, and come up with a few more.... gingham isn't just for babies!!! It also works with Craftworks owls, and of course, my new flower punches!!!! ...... xx

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Baby cards

Someone at work had a little boy last week, and I wanted to make her a special card. This is what I came up with.....

I bought the "gorjuss ginghams" from funky fairies (only £2.50!!!!! and you get loads of colours...reds, pinks, blues, greens, browns, etc)) and printed out the babys name on my pc, from wordart. I used my new flower punches and aded gems to the middle, a little length of ribbon and I wrote the word "welcome.." I also chalked carefully around the edges of the papers.

I got the bug to use more gingham, so made a general "baby boy" card, using the smae techniques as the card above..... I am really pleased with these cards. xx

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Fathers day and Mums birthday

It was my Mums birthday yesterday, and as I promised I wouldn't do, I left it till the last min to make her card! That'll teach me, as the printer was having a fit (and then died!!!) as I was trying to print something for her card, so Hubby reminded me I have plenty of other stuff I could use - in my craft room! After a quick look, I found some nice papers and an image I printed off a while ago. The doodle paper is from Pink Petticoat...LOVE that paper! She loved this card :)

I got the inspiration for this card from someone on Docrafts. I did my own take on the card, and made one for my dad and one for hubbys dad. This is the card for hubbys dad.... he likes to garden, so I drew some "free seeds" on the back of the newspaper.

On my dads card, I drew a "free bingo card" as he loves to play online bingo! I used dovecraft papers for the armchairs... and cut all pieces by hand. Sentiment typed out on the dymo. Quite easy really! xx

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Hubby got me this storage...

My lovely hubby got me this storage thingamy a while back. ......

It sat in my craft room for a while, hoping to be used. It seemed such a daunting task - to clean it, alter it a bit (as it didnt go with my colour scheme!) and fill it, as well as labelling........

....But I have done it!!! It is in full use now, and VERY useful in my craft room! As you may notice, I still have a few drawers left in the middle row, to fill. It holds all my buttons, charms, eyelets, gromlets, foam shapes, paper flowers, ...allsorts! Thanks, Scott! xxxxxxx

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Cards for friends

I made this for someone a work... she LOVES hedgehogs and those Penny Black images are just so cute! Thought they were just right for this card...a bit of a cheat, this is a PB sticker, as I don't have any of the stamps. The paper was from one of the bargain packs I got in Llandudno, and the sentiment is from Craftwork cards. I got the sparkly gems I used for the centre of the flowers, at Leigh craft show. )

I made this one for my best friend. He is a foster carer to two aged 15 and one aged 12, and I knew he would love this image ... as he would love to have the time (and inclination!!!) to do up his back garden and sit out there and relax. xx