Sunday, October 31, 2010

My new baby

I'm sorry I have been such a bad blogger and DT team mate just lately but I am about to show you the reason why :)

I picked up the shop keys on Saturday 16th October (although I spent the previous month planning and making stock) and we opened on the evening of 21st October! It was blooming hard work but we finally managed it. I meant to take before photos but forgot as we were so busy. I did take a couple of photos two days before we opened and this is what it looked like!

and this is now :)

The rest of the photos (assuming you are not bored rigid already lol) are on my facebook page

I am working totally from the shop now and seeing my wedding couples there too. It is lovely to have all the space after cramming people into my craft room for the last 6 years! I am selling most things wedding as I always have done from my web site (Party Nights Creations) and my cards and jewellery. I have also extended the range of costume jewellery and am now selling and hiring flowers and table decorations made by my very clever mum :) If you are in the area and want to come for a nosey then please feel free.

I think I am now back on track and aim to spend today catching up with my DT work, commenting etc.
Back soon and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


#s 88 and 89! Both last week and this week were sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs who are offering three digi images of your choice from their shop, to the winner.

Now I know that I have been a little bit absent for the last couple of weeks and I do have a good reason (which I will explain very soon) but I think I am just about back on track so hopefully everything will soon be trundling along as normal (or not lol). So onto the cards

 Images by Sally-Ann at The Digi Stamp Boutique and the papers are by Papermania.

Papers by The English Paper Company, stamp by Docrafts (I think) and the flowers are Prima.

Thanks for looking and I promise I will be back asap so watch this space. Now I really must go and make my son's birthday cards as it is his birthday tomorrow! ;)

Tfl x

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ICS challenge #87

It's 'inspiration' day again over on the ICS challenge blog and this week we are sponsored by Paper Romance and the winner will receive a $5.00 gift voucher to spend in their shop.

It's my mum and dad's 53rd wedding anniversary today and this is the card I made for them.
Ribbon - Ribbon Oasis
Flowers - Prima and from stock
Buckle - from stock
Square die - Nellie Snellen
Sentiment - pc

It's your turn now to join our challenge and let us know where to find your work.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wedding cards

Good morning all, after a gloriously warm and sunny Sunday we have returned to a cold and murky Monday! I did a wedding fayre yesterday so was glad that the weather was nice as it always brings out more couples than when it rains (or snows as it did the last time I was at that particular venue :))

The following cards were made for hubs to take to work, the first one was from last weekend but the other two were for Saturday just gone. Please excuse the awful photos but I took them quickly with my phone as my camera was up at the hotel.

images - Pink Petticoat and Stampendous
Papers - Pink Petticoat
sentiments - Pink Petticoat and lap top

Prima and ribbon flowers
Martha Stewart punches
ribbons and gems are from stock
Kathy's Waffle Sketch File sketch on the third card

Thanks for looking

Friday, October 08, 2010

Baby album

Another commission, this time for a little boy who was born at the weekend but was actually two weeks late! The album was collected on Monday.
Everything used in the making of the album is from my stock.
I now need to go and make wedding cards for hubby for this weekend so I will try to get some challenges in (catchup should be my middle name lol) Back later.

Tfl x

Wedding jewellery

It's been another busy week here in 'The Corner' but yesterday was a 'chilled' sort of day. Why? well I sat making jewellery all day, which I find very relaxing. The following pieces have all been ordered this week. I made two each of the necklace and earring sets and one each of the bracelet and tiara.

All the jewellery has been made with Swarovski crystals (and pearls where required.)

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Kathy's Sketch File

It's the beginning of the month which means it's time to share Kathy's new sketch

 Image and papers - Lili of the Valley

Snowflakes - Marianne Designs
Sentiment and base card - Craftwork Cards
Sakura stardust pen
Ribbon and pearls from my stock

Image - Lili of the Valley
Papers - My Minds Eye
Sentiments - Craftwork Cards and Pink Petticoat
Prima flowers and brads etc from stock

We hope you will give out new sketch a try and share your work with us. Don't forget to tell us where you are so can come and have a look.

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, October 04, 2010


Card Sketches is here again folks! Which means that another week has gone past with a blink of an eye lol

As always, Dawn has come up with a super sketch for us all to follow and this week we are sponsored by Paper Romance who is donating a $5 voucher for the winner to spend in their shop.

Papers - Lili of the Valley,
Image - The Digistamp Boutique
White Flower Soft
Glamour Dust
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
frame die - Nellie Snellen
Doily - Michaels

As well as being my DT card for ICS, I will enter it into the Allsorts challenge which this week is Holiday/Travel.

Thanks for looking, I hope you can join with us this week.