Monday, 28 June 2010

A Couple More....

The chicken pox have gone! My oldest is at pre-school for another hour and James is fast asleep in his car seat after his mean mummy took him for his immunisations this morning! So I thought I'd take the opportunity to show my only recent cards! Here is a quick Father's Day card I made using a simple layout. The papers were part of a Shabby Princess set. I have made the sentiment myself using Paint Shop Pro, inspired by the Stampin up Fathers day stamp.This Anniversary card is for a friend. I love making this style of card. Its so elegant and looks great in all colours!

More Cards! This is becoming a bit regular now :-)

It's my little boy Adam's 4th Birthday this Saturday!!! Where does the time go? We have decided to have Toy Story themed party this year and I've made him this Toy Story Card. I think this style of card is known as a stepper? The back section measures approx 7"x7". I've made the papers myself using paint shop pro and borrowed a few of the images from Google! The front and middle section I've tried to make look like the floor and the skirting boards. I hand cut the bunting which turned out to be a bit fiddly but was pleased when it was finally stuck down! I hope he likes it!
Another Stepper card, but this time for Daddy for Fathers' Day. Again I made the background paper in paint shop pro using a single banana image which I Googled. The little monkey's are stickers by Sandylion. I've had them in my drawer for approx 3 years! Thought it was about time the saw some daylight!And another Stepper! I'm liking these cards at the moment, had you noticed! This time for my friend to give to her little girl on her 2nd Birthday. She's a big Winnie The Pooh fan! The background paper is from a DCWV stack. I did the name by printing in reverse on the back of the patterned paper and then just cut it out and mounted it onto some more coordinating paper.I feel like I'm getting back into the swing of things now! James is settled into a routine now, and sleeps through the night! Adam is at pre-school most days and starts BIG school this september! So by then I'll probably have lots more cards to show!

Thanks for looking! I'm off to enjoy the sunshine for a few days in my caravan now!

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Hello, I'm back with something new!

Hello Everybody! Well its been quite a while since my last post. James is nearly 4 months old now and growing well! He and his brother both have Chicken Pox so I'm in for a rocky few days. I'm making the most of Dad being at home today so thought I'd give you a little update. I've not been making cards except for the odd one or two I've needed for myself. I have however had a go at a few different types of craft. First of all this Nappy Cake. It was a joint venture between myself and a friend. I didn't imagine before we started that it would turn out to be quite this good! I'm so happy with it and I hope the lady who received it is as thrilled as we both were!It was my step-dad's 70th Birthday last week and as a surprise I decided that I'd have a go at making him a cake. He is a big fan of aircraft especially the Vulcan Bomber. I've not made any cakes before, other than fairy cakes and the odd chocolate banana loaf so this was quite ambitious for me! He was really happy with it, and I'm really glad I made the effort. It was a little rough round the edges, but at least you can tell what its supposed to be! lolI also made a matching card! The little Vulcan on the card is all hand crafted and each piece of camouflage was cut out individually! Again, he loved it so it was well worth the effort!
I need to get working on some Father's day cards this week, and also It's my sons 4th Birthday in 3 weeks so I need to get working on something special for him too!

Thanks for looking!