Sunday, April 24, 2011

50th Birthday

Not sure who has stolen the sunshine but I should have known it would be cloudy as I am off work today and tomorrow lol

I hope the Easter bunny has been kind to you and brought you lots of chocolate!

For the last couple of days I have been busy making bits and bobs for a 50th birthday. The birthday girl just happened to be my sister and her birthday is actually tomorrow but the party is this evening.....I finally finished at about 11 this morning lol. As well as the pictures below I have made 3 A2 boards, two with photos and one with 'remember when' captions and pictures. I haven't photographed those yet but will do so tonight when they are in situ.

Papers - Craftwork Cards and Funky Hand
Stamps - Stampin Up wheel and Stampendous bodice
Sentiments - Craftwork Cards
Everything else from my stock

Happy Easter, see you tomorrow.

Funky Hand Sale

Just a quickie to remind you that the Funky Hand sale finishes at 10 pm tomorrow evening. There is 25% of everything and I have just bagged myself some Promarkers :)

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A couple of quick makes

A male 50th and a wedding card.

All papers are from the Colour Me Happy cd by Funky Hand. The numbers are hand cut using wooden letters as templates (and scissors ;)) and I used Nesties for the circles and a Sizzix thin die for the corners. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards

The wedding card is another commissioned card made at the end of last week
This card was made using patterned card from my 'scrap' drawer, paper flowers, ribbon from stock and another Craftwork Cards sentiment.

I ran out of time again last week as I had a wedding fayre on Sunday and I always seem to end up with loads to do. My next one is coming up in June and I plan to be ready in plenty of time..........well that's the plan :))

Thanks for looking.

Mini tiara

Another small tiara, this time commissioned by a lovely bride who gets married next month.

Sorry about the pants photo but I had to take it on my phone as the batteries on the camera died!!! The AB rondelles have been wired onto a SP comb and it looks a lot sparklier in real life. I absolutely love making jewellery and find it a great way to relax, that and knitting but I think the jewellery making is still more cool than knitting even though it seems to be catching on again lol.

Take care.

Funky Hand

Want to save some money and get some fabulous papers to boot? Then why not take a look at the Funky Hand web site where there is a 25% off everything sale from 10am Friday 22nd April until 10pm Monday 25th and you could be the proud owner of the likes of the fabulous spotty papers seen here :)

Happy shopping :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Kathy's Waffle Sketch File

Have you had a look at the latest sketch on Kathy's Waffle Sketch File?

I have a commission for a mini album so I decided to use the sketch for the cover. The only specification was that it was to be uncluttered as the lady will be 100 years old in August. I think it's it's a little too plain so I will tart it up with a few flowers I think ;)

We would love you to help us spread the word about these fab sketches by playing along with us and who knows, there may even be a little gift every now and then :)

Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Funky 15th!

Yes folks, it's that time of the month again when the new challenge goes live on the Get Funky! challenge blog. This month it is the turn of our new Grandma, Debs to play the hostess with the mostess and she has chosen Spots and Stripes.

Last month saw the release of a new downloadable paper pack on the Funky Hand web site

and are perfect for Deb's challenge along with this month's freebie which can be downloaded here

Why not take the opportunity to download the paper and join us on the challenge this month.
Thanks for looking

Thursday, April 14, 2011


no matter what the weather. However we were blessed with wall to wall sunshine for our weekend in Cornwall last weekend!

The room with the view! or should I say the view from our room :))

I want to wake up to that every morning! (Please)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Happy Mother's Day.....

to all the lovely mums in the UK. I hope your day is a bit more relaxing than any other day :) (I have been writing this post since about 10 this morning which is why my opening line may seem to be a little more ridiculous than usual :))

I have my last few Mother's Day cards to show and I was also going to update my Kids and Co page with new knits as I have another parcel ready to go off, but that may have to wait till tomorrow as I don't think it will be too long before I hit the sack!

I've used an assortment of materials including free stamps from magazine covers, Promarkers, papers and Card Candy from Craftwork Cards, paper flowers, lace, gem stones from my craft stack and fabby ribbons from Ribbon Oasis

I have another busy week coming up with orders so will probably have to work a couple of evenings. It make the days really long as I'm at my desk at the shop by 7.30 every morning, Monday to Saturday - it's a good job I love my work and it keeps me out of mischief. I must try to take part in a couple of challenges though as it seems such a long time since I entered any.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your week. :)