Monday, January 30

A Happy Hello

I squeezed some crafty time in yesterday when Dean took the children to his mothers for the day :)


A complete set....


All boxed up....

Supplies: Stamps - Stampin' Up! 'Fruit & Flowers'; Papertrey Ink 'Everyday Classics' / Designer Paper - Stampin' Up! 'Berry Blossoms' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Linen & Canvas'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Have a great day! x

Saturday, January 28

Be Mine

Still running with the Valentines theme....


Close up....

Supplies: Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. 'Wishes & Kisses' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Lunch date with my friend Alex today & my heart wants a triple chocolate muffin for dessert :) x

Friday, January 27

Let Me Count The Ways

Tried something a bit 'busier' than usual....


Details....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Birthday By Numbers' & 'Text Style'; Unity Stamp Co. 'Quiet Essence' & 'Wishes & Kisses' / Tools ; Papertrey Ink Dies 'Banner Borders'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

A story on my friend Karen's blog has really touched me, read it for yourself here & be in with a chance of winning £40 Stampin' Up! voucher in the process :) x

Thursday, January 26

Key To My Heart

Quite a masculine Valentines card I think....


 The sentiment is computer generated....

Supplies: Stamps - My Cute Stamps 'Keys'; Unity Stamp Co. 'Wishes & Kisses' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Must get on ebay, believe it or not unless I really love them, I always sell my stamp set's after I've had a play (but I have been known to replace the same stamp set several times over lol)  Have a good day x

Wednesday, January 25

A Smile

I thought this would make a perfect 'I'm Sorry' card....


 I really adore the sentiment....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Butterfly Dreams; Unity Stamp Company 'Quiet Essence' / Tools -  Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Linen & Canvas'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

I'm under a bit of stress at the moment (Dean's company is undergoing a merger) & I'm finding that all this crafting is the perfect tonic :) x

Tuesday, January 24

You Complete Me

With Valentines day just around the corner, love is in the air....


Zoom....

Supplies: Stamps - My Cute Stamps 'Spunky Nature'; Papertrey Ink 'Love & Marriage'/ Tools - Stampin' Up! Punch 'Window'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Thanks so much for stopping :) x

Monday, January 23

More Thanks

I'm enjoying crafting so much at the moment that I made these, just because....


I love cling stamps, so much cheaper than the wood mounted alternative!

Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black 'Sunny'; Papertrey Ink 'Botanical Silhouettes' / Designer Paper - Papertrey Ink 'Distressed Spots' / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities Dies 'Circles'; Papertrey Ink Impression Plate 'Linen & Canvas' / Gift-box Template - Papertrey Ink 'Tucked Away'

Can you tell by my recent colour choices that I'm longing for Spring?  Have a great day :) xxx

Sunday, January 22

Thanks For Your Kindness

I made these for a lovely friend of mine, the gift-box contains a store card....


Close up of the card....

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts 'Floral'; Hero Arts 'Friends Are Treasures' / Tools - Hero Arts-Sizzix Dies 'Floral'; Spellbinder Nestabilities Dies 'Circles' / Gift-box Template - Papertrey Ink 'Do Me A Favor'

I think my mojo has been exhausted & may need a break! x

Saturday, January 21

Butterfly Wishes

I can't seem to get enough of butterflies at the moment....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Butterfly Dreams'; Hero Arts 'Friends Are Treasures' / Tools - We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Must dash before Dean catches me on here, he may put 2 & 2 together & work out why the house is never clean lol  We're all off out for lunch now, have a great day everyone :) x

Friday, January 20

Wedding Invitations

I finally came up with a few samples yesterday for my brother & his fiancée to peruse, nothing very original but my mind went blank....


The basket template is from Waltzing Mouse....


No prizes for guessing the colour scheme!


The wedding details printed are not the actual details....


I really must try & find some gold-set diamanté buckles....


My personal favourite, the insert actually slides quite easily in & out of the vellum wrap (without being too loose)....


All together....


Dean & I have dinner plans with friends tonight so as well as the invitations, I'm dropping the children off at my brother's too lol xxx

Thursday, January 19

Big Birthday Wishes

I'm doing really well with birthday cards, not a single store bought card sent so far this year (yes I know it's only January!)....


I tried to add depth by inking the stamps with (subtle) multiple colours....

Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts 'Floral'; Papertrey Ink 'Big Birthday Bash' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Quatrefoil'; Hero Arts-Sizzix Dies 'Floral'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

I'll be back tomorrow with some wedding invitations so pop by if you can :) xxx

Wednesday, January 18

With Sympathy

Unfortunately the occasion for a sympathy card has arisen....


This card was a request & not for a personal lost.

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Willow'; Papertrey Ink 'Butterfly Dreams'; Verve 'Forever In Our Hearts' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Willow'; Spellbinder Label Die; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

Thank you for stopping by x

Tuesday, January 17

Happily Ever After

Wedding fever has hit & this is probably the first of many cards I'll be making for my brother & his wife to be....


Is it possible for the Groom's sister to be more exited than his fiancée? lol

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Love Lives Here'; Waltzing Mouse 'Big Day Additions' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die 'Love Lives Here' Collection; Craft Concepts Embossing Folder 'Butterfly Kisses'; We R Memory Keepers 'Corner Chomper'

I really must start on those wedding stationery designs....instead of browsing the web for an outfit! haha x

Monday, January 16

Heartfelt Thanks

I always like to have plenty of thank you cards to hand....


Good thing I love making multiples....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Tree Tops'; Hero Arts 'Good Friends' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die; EK Success Circle Punches; Provocraft Embossing Folder

Have a good week everyone & thank you for visiting my blog today, I know there are so many so choose from :) x

Saturday, January 14

Hugs & Kisses

I signed up for the online Clean & Simple Card Making Class & whilst Hubby watched the football (he frowns upon me blogging at weekends) I decided to put some of the principals into practice....


I had every intention of keeping this a one-layer card but the desire to make the heart 'pop' was just too great lol....

Supplies: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Heart Prints'; Papertrey Ink 'Think Big Favourites #11' / Tools - Marvey Heart Punch; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

The kid's are with my parents this weekend so Dean & I are off for a nice meal with some friends followed by a boogie afterwards!  Have a great evening :) xxx

Friday, January 13

Birthday Cards

I didn't send many birthday cards last year & those I did were usually store bought, I'm hoping to rectify that this year....


This one is a bit too busy I think....


My favourite of the two....

Recipe: Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Rosie Posie'; Papertrey Ink 'Birthday Bash' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie Dies; Martha Stewart Border Punch / Designer Paper - Echo Park 'Yours Truly'

Happy Friday & enjoy your weekend everyone :) xxx

Wednesday, January 11

Happy Birthday Princess

As promised, here's one for the girls....


So pretty (even if I do say so myself lol)....

Stamps - Papertrey Ink 'Little Princess'; Papertrey Ink 'Polka Dot Basics II' / Tools - Papertrey Ink Castle Die; Papertrey Ink Banner Border Die; Spellbinder Tag Die; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thank you so much for popping by & hello to the lovely people who leave me comments but don't have a blog for me to repay the visit - I love hearing from you :) xxx

Tuesday, January 10

Hoppy Birthday!

Trying to be super organised, I've made a batch of children's birthday cards for the up-coming year....


These were suppose to be my 'boys' cards (I have some princess cards to share very shortly) but I couldn't resist trying a more feminine colour scheme too....

Recipe: Images & Sentiment - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die; Corner Chomper

I have been asked by my brother to provide the stationery for his upcoming wedding (yay!) so I'm currently working on a few samples which I will share in due course :) x

Sunday, January 8

A Valentine's Card For My Husband

The latter part of 2011 was a bit bumpy for Dean & I (nothing serious) but we're back on track.... for now lol


Close up....

Recipe: Images & Sentiment - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Marvey Punch

The children are finally back to school (& Dean back to work) on Tuesday after a 3 & a half week Christmas break & I'm really going to miss them, it's been wonderful having them around :)  Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone x

Thursday, January 5

An Engagement

My brother made it official & proposed to his girlfriend (who I've always referred to as his fiancée anyway) on New Year's Eve....


Close up....

Recipe: Images - Papertrey Ink / Sentiment - Papertrey Ink & Waltzing Mouse / Tools - Papertrey Ink Impression Plate; Corner Chomper

Wedding preparations are already under way & Jasmine is so excited at the prospect of being head flower girl!  I may be jumping the gun but I'm most excited about little cousins for my children lol x

Monday, January 2

Thanks A Bunch

The customary post-Christmas thank you card....


I was suppose to make 10 but the colouring got far too tedious!....

Recipe: Image & Sentiment - Papertrey Ink / Designer Paper - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Spellbinder Dies / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

I think a stint in rehab is required, I've finally overdosed on chocolate resulting in a craving for fruit & vegetables....this must be rectified immediately! x