Friday, 19 July 2013

It's getting hot in here....

I am sat in the office at the minute feeling like I'm going to melt... I'm sure it's about 40 degrees in here and the desk fan is in the other room cooling the shop down!

So we're finally getting a beautifully hot Summer (perfectly timed for my birthday tomorrow!!) and I'm here making a start on my Christmas Cards. When there's about 200 to make, you've gotta start early:

I've been asked to make some small 'cheapies' to sell in batches, so these are working out perfect. Simple yet elegant...not cheap looking at all!

I decided on this design after playing with some of the new Stampin Up! stamps...

What do you think of these?:-


There is a fourth stamp in the collection, but I haven't had time to finish that one this space....

Happy Crafting

Friday, 12 July 2013

Happy Friday!!

The sun is out and there is definitely a happy positive energy around me today!

I've been so busy over the last few weeks preparing for the wedding invite party, that I just don't know where the time has gone!

I've had loads of entries into this month's sketch challenge, so I've obviously picked a theme that's got everybody inspired! (or the change in weather has made everyone craft happy)

The Vintage theme drifted into this weeks Coffee Morning too. I made a start on a mini memory book keepsake. I used my daughter and her love for piano to create this:

The papers were from a Craftwork cards collection and were perfect for my background. I used Antique Linen Distress inks round the edge to soften and age the paper further. The image is a Fizzy Moon mini stamp and the ribbon is from Stampin Up!

Niamh hasn't seen it yet, but I'm hoping it's a winner!

I'm off to play with my new Stampin Up! goodies now, so the next post will probably be one of today's creations!!

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

July Challenge

It's that time again when I set a new challenge. This month I am only giving you a theme to use rather than a sketch.

July's theme is......Vintage

All you need to do is create a card using a vintage theme. Below are a few of my creations to give you inspiration!

Once you have completed your masterpiece, either post it on the blog or facebook, or email it to and I will post it for you.

The closing date is 31st July and the prize this month is....

A fantastic Crafter's Companion Inspiration Craft Pack worth £35, containing 65 inspiring projects using the free kit included and a Papermania Celebration stamp set containing 38 individual clear stamps!!!!!

Happy Crafting!