Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The holidays are over :-(

Oh boo hoo, it's back to work with a bump today. Over two weeks off has been wonderful but got to get back to normal sometime I guess. We've had a lovely time off and all eaten waaayyy too much chocolate ;-) It's a training day at school today so I get to see everyone and catch up without any children there which is going to be lovely. Children will be back tomorrow and that's when my boys go back to school.

Here's a quick and easy make using a super cute ready coloured image from Lili of the Valley given to me by my lovely friend Tammy. The lace was also given to me by a lovely lady. Thinking about it the sentiment was also given to me by yet another fab lady and the buttons were won from Crafty Ribbons in a challenge. I provided the paper, see crafting can be inexpensive ;-)


Supplies:
Image - from a coloured art pad from LOTV
Paper - Baby Mine Girl by Carta Bella
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Lace - ebay I think?
Buttons - Crafty Ribbons
Resin flower - stash
Other - Spellbinders circle & scallop circle dies, brown inkpad

Take care x


Saturday, 19 April 2014

Birds & Feathers

Good morning and happy Easter! It's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme is 'Birds & Feathers' hosted by the lovely Mervi. Our wonderful sponsors are the fabulous Marianne Design and Buttons For Brains.

http://www.mariannedesign.nl/  http://www.buttonsforbrains.co.uk/catalog/
I love owls so thought I'd use a new owl image from Little Claire for my card and some beautiful paper & flowers from our sponsor Marianne Design. I love that the paper has a sentiment printed on it. I've used the same paper to stamp the image on and quite like the look of continuity...


Supplies:
Image - Silhouette Owl Tree from Little Claire
Paper - Rose Garden by Marianne Design
Flowers - Marianne Design & stash
Web ribbon - Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Pearl swirl - The Ribbon Girl
Charm, pearls & buttons - stash
Other - Die-Versions Sweet Petites Owl Family die, Spellbinders circle & scallop circle dies, brown chalk inkpad, kraft cardstock

Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challenge x
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Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend and I hope you can join in with our challenge:-)


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Somebunny Loves You

It's nearly chocolate egg time lovelies, hope you are looking forward to a relaxing Easter weekend :-) We are diving into decorating Jack's bedroom tomorrow. He has chosen a wallpaper for a feature wall and then we are painting the other 3 walls. So busy, busy, busy!

I think this cute bunny from Time For Tea Designs could be used on birthday or new baby cards as well as Easter cards...


Supplies:
Image - Somebunny Loves You from Time For Tea Designs coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Paper - Baby Mine Girl by Carta Bella
Flowers - Marianne Design & stash
Seam binding - Crafty Ribbons
Buttons - stash
Other - Spellbinders circle & scallop circle dies, brown inkpad, kraft card


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Happy Easter...

Morning crafty peeps. Hope you had a good weekend. The rugby tournament on Sunday was really good :-) Jack's team played their socks off and did themselves, the coaches and us parents proud. The theme for their weekend away was 'Hawaii' so they all wore Hawaiian shirts to travel in, they looked great.

Here's a quick and easy Easter card using a Lili of the Valley topper that I have die cut into a circle and lots of yellow...


Supplies:
Image - old LOTV die cut topper
Paper - Baby Mine Girl by Carta Bella
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Buttons & doily - stash
Ribbon - ebay
Other - Spellbinders circle & scallop circle dies, Spellbinders label die, brown inkpad, twine, kraft card

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Spring Blossoms

Good morning, hope it's sunny where you are. My eldest is in Norfolk this weekend with his rugby team. We are going to travel up tomorrow to watch the  team play in a tournament. Going to be a long day but really looking forward to it. It's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme is 'Spring Blossoms' hosted by the lovely Brenda. Our wonderful sponsors are Crafty Ribbons and Baker Ross
 Prize is a collection of ribbons - new picture each challenge
Baker Ross
I decided to go all out for flowers and chose an image with flowers, flowery paper and flower embellies too. Regular visitors will recognise the gorgeous image as one I've used before, it's Duchess cat from Digistamp Boutique, she's such fun to colour...

Supplies:
Image - Duchess cat from Digistamp Boutique coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Paper - Rosarian by Prima
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon, flowers, doily & buttons - stash
Other - Spellbinders circle & scallop circle dies, brown chalk inkpad, kraft cardstock

Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challenge x

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Hope you have a lovely weekend and I hope you can join in with our challenge:-)


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Dancing Ducks for Easter...

Good morning, we are off school shoe shopping soon (yawn!) and maybe some lunch out. I am enjoying my time off work so far. Oldest son is off to Norfolk tomorrow for the weekend with his rugby team so I have his packing to do later today. He's very much looking forward to it :-)

I am going to give this card to my mum and dad for Easter. I've gone for white ducks so not much in the way of colouring was required ;-) As soon as I saw this cute image I thought Easter but I think it would be suitable for other occasions too, maybe anniversary...?


Supplies:
Image - Dancing Ducks by Circa Designs coloured with Promarkers
Paper - can't remember, sorry
Resin flower, ribbon & pearl - stasg
Other - Memory Box Precious Daisies die, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die, Whimsy Stamps Picket Fence die, Spellbinders oval & scallop oval dies, brown inkpad, kraft card

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Easter gifts

Good morning! We are at home today as we have an engineer coming to service the boiler and the timescale they have given is 8.30-6.30!!! I hope to get a bit of crafting done and will ignore the ever growing pile of ironing ;-) I usually sort something to give to the boys' teachers for Easter and this year this is what I put together. There are 3 Creme Eggs in the bag and I made 10 bags in total (6 for the boys' teachers and teaching assistants and 4 for the ladies I work with at school). I used a pre-printed image to speed up my production, it is an old Peter Rabbit image made into a round shape so all I needed to do was print and cut.

close up pic of the gorgeous cute image...

Supplies:
Image -  Peter Rabbit Round Tags from Nicecrane Designs
Tissue paper & ribbon - ebay
Gift bag - Hobbycraft
Creme eggs - Sainsbury's!
Other - Spellbinders circle & scallop circle dies, brown inkpad

I would like to enter my Easter gift bag into the following challenges: