Wednesday, 31 August 2016

I've not gone AWOL

I've not gone AWOL although I know I haven't posted here a lot recently (all the posts were scheduled ones I wrote a while ago!).  I've just been really busy with two special blankets that were ordered from my etsy shop.
The first was the owl blanket that I showed on here (my blog) a while ago, but extended so that it fits an single bed:

 And the second was a very large Lego blanket which I had great fun designing as well as making:
 I'll try and write down the pattern for this and put it in the shop too for £1.50.
It's been quite a summer project doing these two and needed a lot of stamina.  Never thought I could make something this big but proud that I managed it.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Happy Birthday Thomas

My friend's first son is three today and so I made him a special card using a DigiStamp Boutique image.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Sketch Saturday #427

Welcome to another Sketch Saturday challenge and our sponsor this week is Bugaboo.  I love their fun designs.  I made this card using the 'Ava school sign it 2' image.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Golden Wedding

This is the second Golden Wedding card I have been asked to make this year!  I guess I will be making one for my parents in a couple of years so it is all good practice (although I might run out of all my gold papers and embellishments if I'm not careful!)

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

First Day at School

I bet that most children are not too happy to even be thinking of school at this point in August (in the Uk at least), but it's not too many weeks until term starts again.
The card uses a DigiStamp Boutique image.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Stewie wedding

It's 'wedding season' and so I've made another card.  I really like this cute mouse wedding set from DigiStamp Boutique.  I decided with this card to add the 'layers' onto the white blank rather than having extra backing paper.  I quite like the 'vintage' colour scheme- not tried that before for a wedding card, but it kind of works...
Just out of interest, does anyone know of any good 'anniversary' images?  I always struggle finding good ones for cards- there are loads of 'wedding' and 'valentines' but they are not always suitable.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Sketch Saturday #425

This weeks Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by the fab Simon Says Stamp shop.  This is the card I made (using a DigiStamp Boutique image).
And I got carried away and made a second card (also with a DigiStamp Boutique image):

The papers I used reminded me of pyjama fabric and so I added the sentiment 'relax'.  Hope you are inspired to join in with the challenge this week :-)

Friday, 12 August 2016

Cutie Pie

I found out a few weeks ago that the son (and daughter-in-law) of a close family friend is expecting in October and so that got me in the mood for making a baby card.  This uses a cute baby animals Digistamp Boutique image.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


I love my cute images and bright colours when making cards, so when I found this dinosaur image from Drawn with Character I knew I wanted to make a card with it.
I was thinking that the heart-shaped biscuit must have 'dino-mite' on it (as opposed to 'marmite' or 'veggie-mite' ;-)

Monday, 8 August 2016

Rainbow bag

I was on a mission last week and the week before to do some crochet!  I got this yarn (King Cole rainbow prints bamboo cotton) at the NEC craft show the other week and have been pondering on what to make with it.
 The bag pattern is one I found on the internet and adapted slightly.
I was pleased with the way it turned out and it must have been a successful make as it sold straight away at the market last Friday!  I was amazed! (Most things take weeks to sell!)

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Book-mad birthday card

Mum and Dad asked me to make a special 70th birthday card for their friend (who's surprise birthday party was yesterday).  Apparently he is mad about books and used to have a business buying and selling them.  So I made this pop up box style card with a Bugaboo booksitter image.
 The backing 'papers' were hand decorated using paints, inks, stencils and stamps!

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Sketch Saturday #424

I'm joining in with a Team B sketch for Sketch Saturday again.  One of my favourite digi stamp designers is sponsoring this weeks challenge: DigiStamp Boutique.

Friday, 5 August 2016

New home

My first card 'order' from someone not friends/family!  Someone at Bentley Heath Country Market wanted a new home card and I made this for them, which they seemed to be happy with :-)
The image is from DigiStamp Boutique.