Wednesday, 23 January 2013

That's enough Snow now Thanks....

As fun as it's been watching the snow falling and creating some beautiful wintry scenes, enough is enough! I was unfortunate enough to be snowed in on Monday....heaven to some, but when you're stuck in with a child who cannot sit still or entertain herself for more than 30 seconds, it becomes a little irritating! Still, I made the most of it by continuing to crochet a scarf to go with the hat I made last week

I'm still learning, but thought this turned out ok.

So I managed to get out on Tuesday morning and returned to the shop. I have been playing with my Promarkers to create some Vintage/Distressed/Grunge looking cards. I love using Lili of the Valley stamps, so decided to combine the two....

Next I'm going to try some Men's cards. It's never easy trying to make something for the men in my family, so I'm going to have a play before the next birthday comes up (pictures to follow!)

In the meantime, I hope you're all having fun creating your Valentine's Card entries. There's still 3 weeks to go, so get your crafting buddies together and have a good play.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Valentine's Challenge

It's only 4 weeks until Valentine's Day. Now I'm not one for all this lovey dovey mushy stuff (just ask my husband!!), but I have been asked to make a few V Day cards this year. I decided to use the Boofle CD Rom that one of my customers very kindly gave me to have a play...

You've gotta love boofle, so very adorable.

Anyway, now that you've seen my attempt, I decided to challenge you to make a V Day Card and enter into this month's challenge. You have exactly 4 weeks to submit your entry either on the blog, facebook page or email it to me at and I will post it for you.

The prize will be a set of 5 Flexmakers in lovely pinks and reds (can you see the theme here!!)

Good Luck and Happy Crafting

Friday, 4 January 2013

In a blink it was gone....

I can't believe its over a month since the 1st Birthday. It's been such a busy time, I haven't had much time to blog or update facebook!!

Ok, so firstly, thank you to everyone who came to the Birthday celebrations and took part in the birthday card competition. Also, Thank you to everybody who has followed Pink Pig over the last year. It has been truly amazing.

The Birthday saw some fantastic buns, kindly brought in by one of my customers Gillian. They were all made by

These didn't last very long and tasted fantastic!!

Everyone got to play with some crafty goodies. The 'grown ups' made money wallets while the 'kids' made Christmas Tree decorations. It was a lovely day.

Now, we're already into January and I still can't get my days straight!

I've started work on making some Birthday, Wedding and Anniversary Cards and will update the blog as soon as I can.

To get you started, here is a little Monkey Birthday Card:

I'll be starting January's competition next week......just need to finalise the sketch!

Happy Crafting and Happy New Year!!