Thursday, 25 June 2009

A few of my favourites...

Good evening everybody! What beautiful weather we've had here in Northampton over the past couple of days! lets hope it continues as I'm going away for a few days next week! Here are a few pictures of some of the gifts I made for my stall at the fayre a couple of weeks ago! I wanted to fill out the stall with other bits and pieces instead of just cards.I really love this colour combination. I stumbled across it by accident. Its kind of mint choclatey! First up is a matching notepad and pen set. These are so easy to make, and make such a lovely gift.And to co-ordinate (use up the papers) I've made this little handbag card too. I've made a few more stationery boxes, this time however, I have re-sized and made my own template for the cards & envelopes, so absolutely everything here is hand crafted! The A6 cards and envelopes are just ever so slightly too big as the box is designed for the US card measurements. These gorgeous papers are Pink Petticoat. I downloaded them a long time ago and I really love them. The colours are easily changed to suit.
And a co-ordinating Notepad & Pen Gift set!
For the craft stall I made up about 10 candles, each displayed in an organza gift bag with a matching card. These seem to go down really well. They do make such a nice gift. I'd be thrilled if somebody gave one to me! not that thats ever likely though.

And yet another co-ordinating handbag. I love these papers. They are from the Basic Grey Sugared Collection.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Oh My Word...where has the last month and a half gone?

I'm so sorry for being such a bad blogger...I just dont know where the last month and a half has gone. It all started at the begining of May. I went to Cornwall for a week on holiday and I'm still not 100% back into my normal routine yet. After we came back from our holiday I had a couple of weeks to prepare for my stall at a local country fair. I've worked my socks off trying to get things ready in time! The show itself wasnt actually all that busy, the weather was great though and we have a really nice weekend away! It was nice to hear such lovely comments from people about my cards and gifts. Here is a piccy of my stall!

I've been asked to make quite a few cards recently and the first one I'm showing you is probably my favourite. I was browsing the docrafts gallery looking for inspiration for a Wedding card and I came across a card by Barbi which really inspired me. So I had a go at my own version and this is what I came up with. The colour scheme for the wedding is light toffee and cream so I thought I'd use these colours for the card. The wording is printed onto a cream pearlescent card, and I have personalised it with the bride and groom's name and date of the wedding.I really love this little girls first birthday card. I think it turned out really well! I've made a blue version of this card before, but this is my first go using the pink colour combination. The papers, card and ribbon are Doodlebug! who else?I was asked to make a thinking of you card for a lady recently and I decided to use a layout that i've used before using the cuttlebug embossing folders. This time though I thought I'd add a little extra to it by layering a stamped Tilda with Boquet in the bottom right corner.

And my final favourite for now! is this BBQ card. I have a stamp set from Studio G who I think are now being sold as Dovecraft stamps. They are the 99p sets. This is from "The Great Outdoors" set. I was inspired to make this card by lots of other cards on the Splitcoast Stampers Gallery. An invaluble source of inspiration!

I think that will do for today. I do still have lots more to show you, but I'll leave some for another time! Thanks for stopping by.