Friday, April 12, 2013

Funky Friday

Good morning everyone, happy Friday!

Oh dear, I started writing this post at 8.30 this morning and I got side tracked. The time is now 1.35 and I think it's time I finished it lol. There's not much happening apart from work today except that I'm going out at about 3.30. I will tell all, with pictures, tomorrow ;)

Ok, cards.....I've made a few cards for hubby this week as his stock for his night job was getting low. I made him some birthday cards earlier in the week and the following cards were made yesterday.


Right, that's it, I'm off. Back soon xx

Less Is More

The theme this week at the Less Is More challenge blog is a colour theme and they have chosen Lime Green and Black, not a colour combination that I would readily think of so it was a pleasant surprise when my card was finished and I like it lol The challenge this week is sponsored by Clearly Besotted stamps and boy, I can see why Stephanie chose the name of her blog. I came across them just before Christmas last year and am building up a nice little selection. You must go over for a visit but leave your purse behind because you will definitely spend some money :)

The set I've used is called Happy Everything and I've stamped it using a black Memento pad and just coloured the leaves using a Lime Green Promarker. I added pearls to the centre of the flowers and a piece of green and white gingham ribbon, job done.

Thanks for looking, I'm off to bed now. See you tomorrow. xx

The house of the rampant frogs...... (Alias Kanban Thursday)

You want to hear the blooming racket in our garden at the mo, they sound like very distant motor bikes! I can't remember frogs being as noisy with their mating calls....maybe it's cos they are so late in the season. It's not noticeable during the day because of all the other noises but when it's dark and still outside it's really quite loud. We are up to 11 clumps of spawn in our pond so far which I'm pleased about as I was worrying last week that we wouldn't get any this year because of the cold weather.

So now for my cards (I've still got enough Kanban stuff to make hundreds more cards for this section of my blog)

6 x 6" white card blank
901767 Water Colour Magic paper pad
900197 Heart of England b/g card
Black Pearlescent card
9040 Vivienne stamp set
Kanban sentiment pack
Ivory lace
3mm Pale Blue Ribbon
6 x 6" white card blank
Kanban Floral Clear Stamp
A4MRSI Silver Mirri card
Sentiment kit
White Pearls
Peach Organza Ribbon
the pieces of b/g card were from my scrap box and I thrown the header for both of them away! Sorry.
6 6" white card blank
Kanban Floral Clear Stamp
A4MRSI Silver Mirri card
Acetate butterflies
White 5mm Pearls
The striped paper, as before, is from my scrap box with no header.

I have a Sugar Buttons card in the latest edition of Simply Cards and Papercraft, what a shame it's too ,late for Kanban to see it.

All made using the Sugar Buttons kit from Kanban

Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you again soon. xx

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


It's ok, I do know it's Tuesday but I'm up to Sunday with my posts so I'm getting there :) as I showed the card yesterday which was made for the couple who got married on Saturday I thought I'd show the stuff I made as part of the wedding package.

 This photo isn't brilliant but I couldn't go and take another as one of the hotel banqueting staff took them for me and they don't stand out very well on the table. The name labels are attached to small organza bags which contain two heart shaped chocolate in ivory foils and they can then be used as place cards.
Thanks for dropping by :) xx

Monday, April 08, 2013

Wedding fever

The wedding season is in full swing now and it will probably stay this way until around Halloween. We then, generally get a couple of weeks to start planning C*******s cards and the weddings pick up again. Up until four or five years ago the weddings came to an abrupt halt at the end of October then started again in a vengeance at the end of January. This doesn't happen any more, I'm getting stationery orders all year round now which is great. I now supply one of local Holiday Inns with the favours and on the day stationery for their 'Whirlwind Wedding' package deal and today's wedding colours are plum and ivory. Hubs was djing at the wedding so I just added my name to the card I made for him to give to the happy couple.

Materials used:- C6 card blank, a piece of plum card printed fro a Pink Petticoat download, silver mirri card, black and white image from The Digistamp Boutique, Henry & Zoe Get cute. The flower is from a diamante pack from Create & Craft and the ribbon and gems are from my stash.

Thanks for looking. xx

Funky Friday

Welcome :)

Funky Friday has been and gone and I'm playing catch up again.....I don't suppose I would be me if I blogged every day without fail lol

Materials used:-                               
 6 x 6" scalloped card blank, Free Romance - Dreams Come True cdPleased To See Ya - Colour Me HappyJust For Jen downloadSilver Mirri card, Pink ribbon - Ribbon Oasis

All papers are from Funky Hand, a fabulous online store with some beautiful cds and downloads, one of my favourites being the Free Romance papers from the Dreams Come True cd. I'm still using papers from my scrap file and probably will be for the next 5 years LOl

Thanks for reading, back later after tea xx

Kanban Thursday

Yes folks, I am still doing my Kanban Thursday posts which surprisingly will be posted on a Thursday :) Last week just sort of caught me on the hop with it being a bank holiday and being away, I didn't know where the heck I was. However, I shall attempt to catch up and stay caught up for the time being! mmm I wonder how long that will last lol,

So now onto my cards

6 x 6" pink pearlescent card blank
901540 Sugar & Spice topper
901550 Christening Day toppers (sentiment)
901558 Birth & Celebrations pad
3mm pink pearls
white cotton lace (Sarah Wright)
6 x 6" pale blue card
901543 Slugs & Snails toppers
901558 Birth & Celebrations pad
901550 Christening day toppers (sentiment)
Blue buttons
Blue twine (Ribbon Girl)

That's one post down  and four to go and then I've caught up my blogging again :)

Don't forget that the new Crafting Muskateers challenge blog begins at the beginning of May. We have some lovely challenges with prizes from some fabulous sponsors so you have to join in with us (please) The design team is the 'old' Kanban design team including the lovely Mrs Smith and an 'ex' DT member has come back to play with us and that is Sarah Wright. Craig and Toni-Marie have left us as they both have other commitments to keep them busy.

There is a Crafting Muskateers Facebook page for you to like and also to add your projects to if you don't have a blog so we look forward to seeing you on 2nd May.xx

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Funky Flower Power

It's my turn to add my project to the Get Funky And Craft so I made a card using the beautiful Just For Jen download which is available from the Funky Hand web site. I've added a folded flower to the front of my card so I thought I would do a quick picture tutorial to go with it just in case anyone fancies making one :) The sketch used for the card is the new one for April from the Kathy's Waffle Sketch File challenge blog which I have used upside down....

I used a punch to punch out 16 x 2.5 cm squares in total as my flower is double layered. Fold all of the squares in half to form the triangles you see in the picture below
 The bottom row show the sequence in which the 'petals' should be folded. You also need to cut a small circle from either card or paper. As you will see, I cut mine by hand :)
 Snip the ends of the flower petals, this just makes them easier to stick together. Using a dab of wet glue, stick the first eight petals onto the circle then at this stage cut a larger part of the pointed end from the next 8 'petals and stick them over the first layer and leave to dry.
Pop a large gem or a brad into the centre of the flower and attach to your project.
 The finished article :)

Thanks for dropping by, back soon xx

Wedding Wednesday

I have a couple more wedding bits and bobs that I haven't added here yet so I thought I would take this opportunity as it's Wedding Wednesday and I haven't done one for a while.

These were made for a wedding at the Holiday Inn Jct 36, A1M, Doncaster
Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow....or rather later today :) xx

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Terrible Tuesday

Why was it so terrible I hear you ask....well, I spent almost all day...well, about 7 1/2 hours cooped up on a busy train :( They are really not meant for two people sat side by side on a long journey and what made it worse was the fact that we had travelled down First Class (spoilt or what :)). I couldn't stretch my legs or my back, well in fact, I couldn't get comfortable at all and to top it off, my Kindle ran out of charge about half an hour from home and I couldn't be bothered to go rooting through my bag to find the charger so I sat and stared at the  poor unloved gardens we went past. It's made me a little more optimistic about mine though....I'm not the only one who still has a scruffy garden as I can't get outside cos of the blooming weather.

I had a fabulous weekend in Cornwall thanks to my wonderful hubby and this was the view from our hotel room window!

I'd suffer a crappy train journey every day if I was rewarded with a view like that whenever I was at home. It's my dearest wish to live in Cornwall and I've wanted it since I fell in love with the county when my dad was stationed down there when I was 14 (just a few years ago!) We do try to get down as often as possible but every time I go, the leaving gets a little harder!

I will hopefully be on the right track by tomorrow as I think I'm still in CMT (Cornish Maybe Time lol, the clocks did go forward whilst we were there too)

Thanks for dropping by. xx

Monday, April 01, 2013

Easter Monday

I hope everyone has had a nice lie in this morning to compensate for the clocks going forward last night (and it's at this point that those of you with small children will be telling me to 'go away' lol) At this rate peeps, it will soon be blooming Ch******s!!!

Let's have a look at another card or two and forget I said that :)

Both cards are made using digital downloads from the very wonderful Funky Hand and both are available until midnight tonight at the unbelievable price of 52p......can you believe that?

Right, it's time for me to go, see you tomorrow :) xx