Saturday, 24 July 2010

Goodbye pre-school and Thank You!

Well my little boy has officially finished at his pre-school now. He doesn't start BIG school until 16th September! as he's only just turned 4 and they stagger them starting by age here. So I now have him and his 5 month old brother to amuse for the next 8 weeks! arrghh!! I wanted to make each of the ladies a little treat as a Thank You from Adam. I was very much inspired by some idea's found here on Mandy Gill's blog quite a while ago. I have made each lady a notepad and matching treat bag containing a few choccies. Each notepad is personalised with their name and was cut out using my Sizzix Naturally Serif alphabet.
The little ladybugs are simply made using a few circle punches and a decorative swirl punch for the antennae. The black spots are just holes punched in the red card and then stuck onto a black circle. Much easier than trying to stick spots on!. I've made a smaller version for the treat bags.The sentiment stamp was from a Hero Arts set.
I packaged them all up in white paper bags and made matching personalised gift tags too! I made Adam give them all out, not sure I'd have been able to hold it together! It was very emotional!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Adam!!!

Following on from my last post, it was my son's 4th Birthday on 3rd July, and we've just had his party this weekend. I decided after seeing the idea on the Disney website to have a go at making these Toy Story Alien cupcakes. They turned out really well. I made 30 in all. The icing was a bit fiddly but worth the effort. I was glad when they were all done!I also made my own Toy Story party maze games, by buying a pack of 8 from the local pound shop and replacing the picture inside with a Toy Story image! The Birthday Boy! We spent his Birthday Weekend in the Caravan at The Waddington Airshow! We had a fab weekend, especially watching the Vulcan and The Red Arrows!Still not much cardage to report on though sadly. I'm getting a bit more time now so am having the odd dabble here and there!