Saturday, December 25

Merry Christmas

Wishing You A Happy & Healthy 2011

Wednesday, December 8

For My Hubby

I hold my hand up & admit I'm not an easy person to live with, also, I can't cook & won't clean or iron so heavens knows how Dean puts up with me!

Recipe: Image - Kenny Kiernan / Sentiments - Papertrey Ink; Verve Stamps / Other - Copic Original & Sketch Markers

I must get started on present wrapping, it's such a mamouth task I keep putting it off! x

Saturday, December 4

We Are Family

Here's the Christmas card I've made for my parents....

& a personalised one for my little sister....
Recipe: Images & Sentiments - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Papertrey Ink Dies; EK Success Circle Punch; Corner Rounder

I'm glad the snow is melting at last, means I can come out of hibernation haha  Enjoy your weekend x

Friday, November 26

Festive Penguins

This is the Christmas card the children will be giving to their friends this year....


I had to make 60 of them....
Recipe: Sentiment - Papertrey Ink / Template - Sizzix Die / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities; EK Success Circle Punches; Martha Stewart Punch; Provocraft Embossing Folder

Have a fantastic weekend & wrap up warm before you step out x

Sunday, November 21

A Perfect Match

My colour scheme for Christmas this year is scarlet & olive....

The reverse of the tag reads....
I made 100 tags, hope it's enough....
A very simple card with a matching birdhouse ornament (template by Nicole Heady) for trimming the tree....
I made 60 cards....
Banners are popular at the moment so I gave it a go (I've actually made several)....
Close up....
I've also customized our Christmas Crackers & After Dinner Mints....

I do take Christmas very seriously haha  Enjoy the rest of your weekend & thank you for still popping by x

Monday, November 1

Christmas School Fair

Owen's School is having a Christmas Fair with proceeds going to charity & here's my contribution starting with a card set....

Matching gift boxes (filled with chocolates)....

All together....
Recipe: Templates - Sizzix Dies (Pie & Shaker); Lauren Meader for Papertrey Ink / Images & Sentiment - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Provocraft Embossing Folder; Papertrey Ink Die

Have a great week & thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, October 27

A Delightful Trio

Christmas cards for men in our family are generally store bought, but then I discovered these delectable Kenny Kiernan images....
Recipe: Images - Kenny Kiernan / Sentiments - Papertrey Ink & Computer Printed / Paper - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Spellbinder Label Dies / Other - Copic Original & Sketch Markers

These are A5 size cards & I kept them simple because I think the images more than hold their own in capturing attention haha  Have a great day x

Friday, October 22

How Many More Sleeps?

The countdown to Christmas has already begun in our household, I cased these cards from the Hero Arts catalogue so it only took me 15 minutes to make them....

Recipe: Image - Hero Arts / Sentiment - Papertrey Ink

I've been preparing for Christmas since July so hopefully I won't be running around like a headless chicken the week before Christmas day haha  Have a fantastic weekend x

Thursday, October 21

A Spooky Cake

I received an email late last night from the PTA requesting cakes for a charity bake sale tomorrow, having never baked a cake in my life I came up with a recipe of my own....

These cake bars fit nicely....

Bake in an oven for 20mins haha....

Looks like someone's already helped themselves to a slice....

All Supplies: Papertrey Ink & Sizzix Box Die (Pie)

Got to go, Hubby's just arrived home with a takeaway - it's not just baking I don't do, it's cooking in general!
Thank you for visiting x

Wednesday, October 20

Trick or Treat

I made 40 of these Halloween treats for Owen & Jasmine's friends....


The contents being both yucky & yummy....

Recipe: Images, Sentiments & Paper - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Sizzix Box Die; EK Success Circle Punches

Take care all x

Saturday, September 4

Simply Noel

I used K & Company paper & embellishments to quickly whip these up....
Close up....
Altogether....
Recipe: Sentiment - Papertrey Ink / Speciality Paper - K & Company / Embellishments - K & Company / Tools - EK Success Punch / Other - Jute Twine

Have a great weekend x

Tuesday, August 31

'Ello 'Ello 'Ello

I was going to throw these Anna Griffin papers away but decided to make some note cards with them instead....

Recipe: Images - Papertrey Ink / Paper - Anna Griffin / Tools - EK Success Punch; Papetrey Ink Dies / Other - Papertrey Ink Ribbon, Ink & Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your week x

Thursday, August 26

Sparkles, Smiles & Laughter!

I recently made a batch of 'Boys Birthday Cards' in preparation for the new school year & here are the girls cards....


So girly....
Recipe: Images & Sentiment - Hero Arts / Tools - EK Success Punches; Spellbinder Nestabilities; Papertrey Ink Scallop Die / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Happy Thursday - Bank Holiday weekend coming up, yipeee! x

Wednesday, August 25

O Christmas Tree

A very simple design....
I adore the different patterns....
Recipe: Images & Sentiment - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Stampin' Up! Punch

Looks like it's going to stay dry today so we're off to Old MacDonald Farm (wellies & rain macs in the boot just in case!) Enjoy your day x

Friday, August 13

Pink Bundle of Joy

My friends Jacey & Stuart have just had a baby girl who I cannot wait to meet next week....

Recipe: Image - Inkadinkado / Sentiment - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities; EK Success Border Punch / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

Have a great weekend x

Friday, August 6

Full Steam Ahead

Jasmine starts pre-school in September & knowing from experience how many birthday parties she will be attending I decided to make the cards in advance, starting with the boys....

Choo Choo!....
Recipe: Image - Stampin' Up! / Sentiments & Background - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Papertrey Ink Die

Hubby's just come through the door with an Indian Takeaway so I'm signing off now, have a great evening & a great weekend x

Monday, July 26

Full of Hot Air

Jasmine recieved some lovely presents for her 3rd birthday, so thank you cards were required....

Up, up & away!....
Recipe: Images & Sentiment - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Spellbinder Die; Papertrey Ink Die

I've enjoyed a wondeful weekend with Caryn, Aimes & Kate which went far too quicky!  Off to my parents house now for a little birthday tea party for Jasmine - have a good one x

Friday, July 23

Love Notes

I had fun making these cute little note cards....
Recipe: Images & Semtiments - Papertrey Ink / Tools - EK Success Punches / Other - Copic Sketch Markers

I'm dropping the chrildren off at my parent's today - my friends Kate, Caryn & Aimes are visiting this weekend!  x

Friday, July 16

Thank Ewe

I've made these cute thank you cards for Owen to give to his friends....

The body has been die cut out of felt....
It's a flock!....
Recipe: Images & Sentiments - Papertrey Ink / Tools - Spellbinder Nestabilities; Zutter Corner Rounder

Have a fantastic weekend x

Monday, July 12

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Here's the card & matching gift box (with gift cards inside) I've made for my Mummy's birthday....

Recipe: Template - Papertrey Ink / Images & Sentiments - Papertrey Ink / Tools - EK Success Punch; Papertrey Ink Die

For someone who was going to quit crafting a couple of weeks ago I seem to be doing more of it than ever haha  Enjoy your day & thank you for visiting x

Wednesday, July 7

An Apple For The Teacher

Here are my gifts for Owen & Jasmine's pre-school teachers, can't go wrong with Marks & Spencer giftcards....

A simple card....
Gift box for the rosy apple sweets....
Gift card holder....
Matching trio....
It's a wrap!....
Recipe: Templates - Lauren Meader for Papertrey Ink / Images - Papertrey Ink / Tools - EK Success Punches; Spellbinder Nestabilities

Thanks for looking & have a fantastic day x