Monday, May 27, 2013

Free ribbon!

If you want to try to win yourself some free ribbon head over to Sarah's blog and enter.

Then when you've done that you should really visit Sarah's Facebook page, she sell the most scrummy lace and ribbons! I've had to get myself a bigger lace jar and every time I say 'that's it, no more' she brings out some more! Well, it's just polite to buy some rather than just look, don't you think? She does sell other craft stuff as well as ribbon and lace but I never seem to get past that bit lol

Back soon.

PS Tell Sarah that Jackie sent you ;)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Nappy Cake

First of all, please accept my apologies for my absence over the last 3 weeks but the reason is that I have done loads of work that I haven't been able to show at the time which makes it a bit awkward as I'm not one for waffling about nothing, although you wouldn't say that after meeting me in person a couple of times :). Usually I have work backed up ready for something like this but this time I haven't as I've been really busy. The odd time I have found half an hour to blog, the internet has gone down! I thought I would write my post then when the net comes back on then I can post it. I might even be like buses and do two or three posts lol

So onto my nappy cake. I have wanted to have a go at these for a couple of years now but didn't know anyone who was having a baby and then my best friend came down with the news that she was going to be a nana so I had the perfect opportunity.

It turned out to be a lot bigger than I thought it would and it cost me a lot more than I thought it would as I just kept seeing things and sticking them in my trolley while out shopping and I love the smell of a Johnson's baby! lol I photographed it in the making so you could see what was inside.

Baby Cora was born on 15th May and was a very good 8lb 6oz, well done Amy and Lee. 

Thanks for dropping by :)

Ps The Crafting Muskateer's first challenge is drawing to a close (29th May) so if you haven't entered yet you had better get a wiggle on :)

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Star Card, Star Album

I'm not exactly sure what these little books/albums are called as everyone seems to call them differently, I call them an album as I put photos in mine :)

It's my to host the Get Funky & Craft blog post for this week and as I had a commissioned album to make I decided I would use that as my project.

Cover 2 pieces of thick card with patterned paper and decorate the front. Make sure the paper is cut large enough to overlap on the inside by about an inch but don't decorate it as the first card will be stuck to it to form the first two pages.
Place tape onto the outer edges of all of 5" and 51/2" cards and to all four edges of the 6" cards..
 The cards which will form the album pages  
Some of the 6" cards will need tape on all four edges these form the 'star' and will be stuck onto the front and back covers
Decorate as you wish, I used off cuts of Funky Hand papers from a vast selection of papers, off cuts of lace and ribbon and bits which always seem to 'lurk' on my desk :)
 and start adding a collection of your favourite photos,
 and verses.
 These little albums make wonderful gifts
 and keepsakes
  and are appreciated by all who receive them.
 Happy crafting and thanks for dropping by :)

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Kanban Thursday

I know I haven't been here for the last couple of weeks but I have been so busy making things which I can't show at the moment but I have managed my Crafting Muskateers card and my Kanban Thursday cards :)

6 x 6" card blank
 900990 Belle Of The Ball toppers
900978 Special Sentiments by Yvette Jordan
 900987 Climbing Rose b/g card
A4MRSI Silver Mirri card
3mm Bling clear gems
It's a Dogs Life cd
Industriana paper pad
Mocha Calligraphy - Yellow
Sentiment - pc

Thanks for dropping by :) x

New Challenge

After all the weeks and weeks of misery and hype we are finally  ready to play :) The Crafting Muskateers are here with a fabulous new challenge blog with some brilliant challenges and some gorgeous prizes from some lovely (and very generous) sponsors! We also have a Facebook page for you to follow especially if you don't have a blog, you can add your work to the page.

The Crafting Muskateers is borne from the old Kanban Design Team. When Kanban folded we were all gutted as to be expected and then we decided that, as we were a strong team, we wanted to stay together especially as some of us had been on the team together for over a year. There have been a few changes to the team however. Craig and Toni left then so did Emma and Karen. Sarah Wright came back to join us and the newest DT member is Nicole Bretherick I'm sure there will be a lot of Kanban stuff to be seen on our challenge projects but it's not necessary to use it, it just means that we have got loads of stuff left over lol.

The first challenge has been sponsored by Creata International owned by the lovely Carley Duff and what a prize we have up for grabs!

The theme for the first challenge is
Anything Goes
So now the rest is up to you....give us your best work and upload it to either our FB page or use Mr Linky on the challenge blog and keep your fingers crossed :) Don't forget to pop over to the blog to see what the wonderful DT have made and we would love you to comment even if yiu don't want to take part.

I suppose I should show yoiu my card (I forgot about that bit!)
Materials used:
8 x 8 card blank
900835 Gone Fishing b/g card
900806 Catch Of The Day topper
Card Candi
Craftwork Cards sentiment

Thanks for dropping by and I really hope that you will come and join us at 12 noon for our first challenge. :)