Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Mum's Birthday Card

It was my mum's birthday last week and I wanted to make her a nice card, she's had a rotten 2009 so far so I wanted to make sure I made something a little special and this is the end result.

First time I have been successful with stamping onto acetate, I stamped the swirls with white ink onto the acetate and attached the flower to the front but everything else is underneath the acetate.

Thank you to the lovely Becky for giving me some to try, really pleased with the result as the acetate I had tried it on before just sat on their wet.

The card stock I've used is Stampin Up Elegant Eggplant & Perfect Plumb... I have gone into a purple phase at the moment and I just love these two colours!

The stamp set is one of my favourite Stampin' Up sets called Doodle This... I just love the doodle flower and the large swirl is a Sizzix Sizzlit die, another favourite of mine!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Bo Bunny Love Word Book

Well here it is my Valentine's Day book I gave to Paul! I bought this Bo Bunny word book a while ago from CTM and didn't know what I was going to do with it as I've never done one before but I've been inspirde by the examples at CTM.

Seeing as I didn't manage to make him an anniversary card this year as I had too much going on, I thought I had better make a special effort for Valentines Day... We got engaged on Valentines day 1999, he took me up Sleeping Beauty's Castle and proposed down on one knee, much to my embarrasment as everyone stopped to watch!

I've used the new Doodlebug valentine papers and the yummy Heidi Grace papers along with a selection of goodies from my don't part with just stoke box!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Who's a VERY bad blogger!


Wow it's been a while since I posted anything... if fact in all honesty since christmas I haven't made much really... I had a pretty bad start to 2009 which kinda stopped me from crafting for a while, I just wasn't in the mood and most of my stare time was spent trying to sort out things out.

I doubt that may people visit this blog any more and have noticed that I've not been about but for the odd visitor who does, I am slowly back and starting to craft again!

Anyway above are piccies of some desk calanders I made just after christmas, I made 7 in total for New Year pressies for some crafty friends, I forgot to take photos of them all and stupidly I only took piccies of one side and don't have piccies of July - December...ooops!

These two calarders are from using my very much loved Basic Grey papers that I've had for a while... I am trying really hard to start using my papers instead of looking at them, giving them a bit of a stroke and putting them away again LOL!

I've almost finished my Valentines word book which I'll post here when I have finished it, spent about 6 hours on it today trying to get it finished... Lot's of sitting at the desk moving bit's around and trying to decide if I could actually part with some of the Heidi Grace stuff that Ihad bought for it... Would he appreciate the lovely clear quotes or the really lovely rub ons that I don't want to part with... am I mad?!
Anyway I've used a few but couldn't use it all ... I'm off to sit down and recover from using this stash! LOL!