Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kanban Thursday

I know I've said it before but the quality of goods from Kanban is fantastic and a joy to work with. Everything I've come across so far, from the card/toppers to the self adhesive gems to the foam pads are just such good quality, they are definitely worth investing in :) (and I have to add, I haven't been asked/told to say any of the above, it just knocks my socks off every time I receive a parcel!!!)

So onto this week's cards. I received a parcel earlier this week with the new Rule Britannia sheets in it and they are great with an element of fun!

tall scalloped DL card blank
900174 On Duty topper, sentiment & bunting
900194 Westminster red background
silver mirror card
Navy & silver ribbon

150 x 150 square fold back circle card (which I cut roughly in the shape of half of a heart)
900168 Britannia Heart toppers
900197 Heart of England background card
Silver mirror card
PRL 5mm in red, white and blue
Navy & silver ribbon

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

More catching up

......and a yummy sneaky peak!!

I got some new Kanban goodies last week so have been making samples with those and have also made the most of the weather this week as I missed it all last year with being at the shop 24/7 (or at least that's what it felt like!) My garden was seriously neglected last year as I seem to be the only one who can weed it so consequently it has taken me three days to weed the back. On Sunday I went outside at about 9.30 and it was 8.35 when I finally went in. (We had a bbq so I didn't even have to go in to cook dinner). It is now done and planted with bedding plants so I can relax a bit. I have also enjoyed working outside in the sunshine and am developing quite a tan so I won't look too pasty when we go to Cornwall next month :)

I had a wedding order collected today, I made two wedding cards yesterday and decorated an album and keepsake box and now have an order for 5 sympathy cards :( This week is going to be a real mixed bag of work.

I've had this Stampendous stamp for years now and it's still one of my favourite wedding stamps. I've just kept it really simple and added tiny diamantes down the back of the dress and to the centre of the flowers in the bouquet.
This stamp is also one of my favourites. A gorgeous image called 'I Do' from Lili of the Valley. I've just coloured the image lightly with Promarkers as I wanted to give you a taste of things to come from Funky Hand 

The paper is taken from the latest Papercraft Factory cds and is called Wishes and Kisses. It will be released on Thursday and Anice will be demoing on Create and Craft later this month, I think it's the 15th but I will check and let you know for definite. It is an absolutely amazing cd with approximately 17529 elements on it. The paper collections are gorgeous, there are new digi stamps, alphabets and for the first time Anice has included lower case letters in with the word books. I'm probably biased so you'll just have to buy it for yourself and see how megatastic it really is lol

I must go and get these cards made now.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Funky Friday - Mini Album

I've got a goodun this week, well I think so at least :) This was made for hubby's aunty's 80th birthday yesterday and it was a bit of a rush job because I only decided on Sunday that I would make one for her!

 This page is missing but will be shown soon as I have used it as part of my DT work.

There we are, I hope you like it and more to the point, I hope Aunty Irene likes it :

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kanban Thursday

It's here again folks! I've just received some new products from Kanban and they are just fabulous, the qualitly is second to none as everything is printed onto 300/350 GSM card, the mirri card is to die for and the sparkle and shine on the gems is amazing too. I think I may be smitten :)

Anyway onto the cards

Small sq scalloped card
CRD1795 Floral Stripe – LilacFrames – Lilac & Turquoise
Dotty embossed card
PCT2299 Farfalla & Vesper
GEM 3mm Bling – Lilac
PRL 3mm Pearl – Lilac
Martha Stewart punch
Cream card
Gold Mirri Card
Gold Spiral Rose
PCT2121 Delphine Toppers
Kandi Core – Yellow Calligraphy
GEM 5mm Bling – AB
White card
PCT2153 Tea Rosa – Peach
CRD1666 Confetti Petals – Peach
PCT1912 Victoriana Sentiments
PRL 5mm – Ivory
38mm Ivory ribbon
8” Stitch - x 8” white card blank
PCT1954 Butterflies & Roses Toppers
CRD1506 Butterflies on Driftwood
CRD1802 Swirl Quilt Stitch – Pink
3mm ribbon – Pink & White
2 Tiny Gold Brads

Next week will feature some goodies I have received this morning :) Have a good week. x

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What's On Your Workdesk

Wednesday? I'm very late with this post today, I meant to prepare it yesterday but forgot about it and this is the first chance I've had to upload it. 

So here is my desk for this week

I actually took the photo yesterday which I'm pleased I did as it is more cloudy at times today.

I am shortly off to start my nosey tour of the world's crafty areas. If you want to know more then pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and all will be revealed.

Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Spotty Tuesday

It's my turn again to post my project for the Get Funky! challenge which this month was chosen by Ruth. 

Polkadots and Flowers

To join in with us this month, all you need to do is make any project you like using those ingredients - as long as you use at least one Funky Hand product you'll be in with a chance of winning this month's free download prize.  There's even a perfectly matched freebie to download, so even if you don't have your Funky Stash yet there's no excuses! 

You will get sick of seeing my projects with these papers but I just absolutely love them......
Yes folks, I have used papers from the latest download, Spring Has Sprung.and Rainbow Polkadots. Why not have a pop over to the Get Funky! blog and see what my lovely team mates have been up to. there is some stunning work over there.

Thanks for looking and we look forward to seeing your projects :)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday's child fair of face. I'm not actually sure what relevance that has to my post but I couldn't think of another title with Monday in it :))

So what have you been up to this miserable manky weekend? I haven't done anything apart from work work work, but I don't seem to have achieved very much. I did my DT work for Kanban this week and got that emailed over and I made a couple of wedding invitation samples and apart from cooking a Sunday dinner (miracle because I don't very often!!) and having my mum and dad over for an hour, that was about it. I've had such grand plans for this week but none of it is turning out as I planned lol

Anyway, I can now show you the invitations which were picked up last Friday.

They are the most beautiful black brocade and the butterflies are cut from glittered vellum and are really dainty. The bride was really pleased with them.

Right, I'm off now to do my Get Funky! post ready for tomorrow so I will see you then.

Take care and thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Keepsake Box

I don't do many personalised keepsake boxes as a lot of my couples have a Post Box they use this after the wedding to keep their treasured memories in. However, I have done a couple for different weddings for the lady who ordered this one, she was one of my brides five years ago.

Baby pink and white always looks really fresh and seems to be a shade of pink which grooms and their party don't mind wearing!

Thanks for looking. If you like my work would you please like my Party Nights Creations page on Facebook. The link is on my sidebar.
Thank you.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fluffy Bits

The pink fascinator was collected on Friday by a rather happy client. All she wanted was a few fluffy feathers in chocolate brown adding to the sides of the hair piece along with a couple of crystals.

This is what it looked like before

and this is what it looks like now!

So not a great deal of change, just enough to tie it into my client's out fit.

I also finished the jewellery (making earrings from a bracelet) and they looked good too!
All in all a very happy customer and a very happy me :) It makes a lovely change to do something like this once in a while.


Funky Friday

I might just try to remember to schedule a few blog posts for the coming week as we have been promised warm sunshine around Wednesday and my idea is to get on top of everything on my to do list (including the dreaded h*******k) and sit in the garden and make jewellery! So do I believe the weathermen (and women) or not? 

Anyway, my Funky Friday project this week is a Wordbook from Funky Hand There are Wordbooks on the Papercraft Factory cds as well as "stand alone" wordbooks available from the web site as downloads. I chose to use papers and elements from Surprise from the Happy Happy Birthday cd

I will be back on Tuesday of this week with more from Funky Hand as it is my turn to upload my Get Funky! challenge project.
Take care and thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kanban Thursday

These Thursdays are certainly rolling round at great speed now aren't they? I was going to state that ridiculous comment, that I'm sure I've made before, 'it will soon be Chr*****s' but then I realised that I have two holidays to look forward to between now and then, so I won't bother. It probably doesn't help that I'm writing this on Sunday so it isn't so long since Thursday after all!!  :)

I'll just post the cards now and shut up lol.

Easel card
White 5 x 5 card blank
PCT194 Posies & Present – Topper and sentiment
CRD1517 Roses & Calligraphy – Background card
Silver mirri card
GEM 5mm
White organza ribbon
Butterfly Card
A4 cream card
PCT1918 Butterfly Regency black topper with the surround
PCT1926 Baroque Cameo birthday sentiment and border
Gold mirri card
DPS 5mm gold gems
GEM 3mm gold
5 mm sparkly ribbon!

I really like the second card even though I haven't done a great deal with it. In my opinion it didn't need much, I cut the whole topper, including the bit it's mounted on (good technical term lol), popped the topper out and just mounted it onto foam pads......and there we have it, a cheat's way of making an effective (IMO) card.

Take care and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday #154

It's ages since I took part in WOYWW so I thought I would give it a go today. This is the official day of the week when we get to snoop at craft spaces around the world! If you want to know more about it take a peep at the blog of the 'Chief Snoop', Julia's Stamping Ground and you will see more of what we're up to.

I've a couple of different photos of my desk today, the first is as it was when I got up this morning, not good to open the door at 7.15 and have that lot facing you :)

The tiaras are all nicely wrapped in tissue and boxed and the details all recorded ready for hubs to upload them onto the web site. So the next step looks like this
One of my clients bought a necklace and bracelet set from me but she doesn't want the bracelet so I'm making her a pair of earrings from it :) Oh and just look at that sunshine, it's fab but a bit chilly at the mo.

I'm off now to have a nosey at some of the crafty blogs. Have a lovely day.

Thanks for looking.

Funky Fifteenth

The Get Funky challenge is live for the month of May and Ruth is the lovely hostess who has set the challenge. Her brief is Polkadots and Flowers and as long as the two main requirements AND a Funky Hand item you can enter our challenge! 

The freebie paper for this month can be found on the Funky Hand web site here 

Now I don't mean to bang on about this but it peeves me slightly that over 100 people a month are grabbing the free paper, which Anice produces out of the goodness of her heart so people who don't have any FH products can join in, and just a handful are using it for the purpose of entering the Get Funky challenge Please, if you don't want to enter the challenge then that's fine, we don't mind but if you do then please make sure that you use a Funky Hand product.

Take a look at the web site to see the fab work of the Design Team over the next month and if you like what you see then please leave us a comment. 

Take care and thanks for reading.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Funky Friday

It's just a very quick Funky Hand card today as I'm up to my eyes with jewellery and samples for a change, it's ages since I've made any jewellery. I also have another fascinator on my desk to add feathers to and the rest of my tiaras to photograph, edit and price so hubby can get them uploaded onto my web site.

The numbers are hand cut from off cuts of blue spotty card from the Birthday Collection from the Happy Happy Birthday cd by Funky Hand. These cds are absolutely fantastic and each one contains hundreds and hundreds of papers and elements, including digi stamps and are perfect for card making and scrapbooking. The sentiment is typed and the twine is from the Ribbon Girl it was the first time I had used this company and the service and the quality of the products is fabulous.

I need to go and make a couple of DT cards now before I carry on with the tiaras.
Thanks for looking :)

Kanban Thursday

Rather late I know. This week has been dire, does anyone else think Bank Holidays are a pain. They throw the whole of my week out and I end up trying to do far more than I'm capable of in the hope of catching up because I dared to have the day off lol.

Right, enough of my whining, that's not what this post is about so onto my cards.

A4 white card
Pale blue pearl card
White dotty embosses card
CRD1455 Romantic Roses – Aqua
PCT2335 Ornate Flourish Torn Edge topper
PCT2321 Candy Core Ivory Roses
PCT1912 Victoriana Embellishment Sentiment
PCT1950 Chelsea Elements butterfly
PCT2348 Butterfly Meadow Lilac – Roses
DPS 5mm Gold
White lace – approx 1cm


Cream A4 card
Gold Mirri card
CRD1698 Simply Fabulous – Gilt Damask
CRD1700 Burlesque Rouge background card
PCT1404 Safari New Home topper
PCT2123 Steampunk – Rosette foil sentiment
GEM 5mm
Stampin’ Up Flower Punch

Thanks for dropping by:)

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Funky Hand sale

The reason for not posing my card on Friday is that I wanted to share this fantastic offer with you. Why not pop over to Funky Hand and grab yourself some real bargains.

You could be making cards like mine this afternoon with the fabulous, newest kit,

                                                   Spring Has Sprung for just £2.29

Thanks for reading and happy shopping :)