Happy Birdie

Monday, 30 January 2012

After a morning of ironing and bed stripping, I thought is was about time I updated my blog, which is much more fun.

I love how this card turned out. Black, White with a splash of another colour always looks good.

Bird Enjoy

Materials used - A6 card blank, Cricut plus Storybook, Cuttlebug plus Craft Concepts Woodgrain embossing folder, Black cardstock, We R memory Keepers Travel Light papers, Toga Oiseaux stamps, Papermania Alphaminis foam stickers, Buttons and Twine.

Cuttlebug Spot - Make a Box

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Anyone that knows me well, knows I'm not a sewer but I really enjoyed making these little lavender bags for our challenge at the Cuttlebug Spot this week - Make a box with a little gift inside. I used some plain fabric which I stamped with the script stamp and then made the paper for the box using white embossing powder and assorted stamps plus a bit of Tim Holtz distress ink. The heart topped box from Tags, Bags Boxes was ideal . It did feel very odd not making a card this week, but we'll be back with a Valentine challenge in 2 weeks time, so definitely a card for that.

Box and Gift 2
Box and Gift 1

Materials used - White card stock, Fabric, Cricut plus Tags, Bags, Boxes, Delish script stamp, Assorted heart stamps, Pink Petticoat sentiment stamp, Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink, Tim Holtz Tattered Rose ink, White embossing powder, Ribbon and Charms.

Cuttlebug Spot - Winter Scene

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Welcome to our first challenge of 2012. Sorry, but I don't have a card for you this week as I'm skiing in La Rosiere in the French Alps. We last visited 8 years ago, when I had the misfortune of breaking 2 ribs on the 1st of my holiday. I just had to settle the score with that slope and thankfully no mishaps this time. I'm sure you'll agree that these photos make a stunning winter scene. I'll be back for our next challenge.

Winter Trees
Fontaine Froide

Happy New Year

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year to you all and I hope that 2012 brings you everything you wish for.

Here's the card I made for my hubby this Christmas. When we sign off texts and emails we always put hugs and kisses at the end, so it seemed apt to make a card with Hugs on it. I cut the letters with my Cricut then mounted them onto chipboard for extra dimension, I'm going to submit my card into this weeks challenge over at Less is More challenge, which is "Just One Word".

Just One Word
Materials used - White square card blank, Cricut plus Plantin Schoolbook, Cuttlebug plus Quickutz Polka Dot embossing folder, EK Success Dotted Wave punch, Heart punch, Free papers from Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine, Chipboard, Twine and Stickles.