Just Married

Following on from the crocheted cats from last week (the ones I made for my friends wedding – if you didn’t see them, go and have a look here) here is the card I made.

I used some paper from a pack of purple sheets from pound land, some gems, some white paper, some pearlecent paper and a new set of stamps which I bought especially for this job. (Wedding themed craft gear is in short supply in my house but given that all of my friends will soon be marrying, I thought it a sound purchase.

It also has anniversary and event non specific sentiments so it can be used for anniversary and valentines too! Score!

Stash Busting Sunday (20/05/18)

Good morning all and I hope you are all having a lovely lazy sunday morning. I plan to chill and do nothing all day!

Today I have 3 new cards to share with you as part of my stash busting endeavours. 3 very glittery, very cute cards.

I made them using a few 6×6 Kraft cards, a topper pack and gold doily pack found in the paper crafting section at the works, and a glitter paper pack from pound land.
I just love a doily, dont you! And who doesnt love cute little animals!

Stash Busting Sunday (06/05/18)

As I have previously mentioned a couple of times this year, I plan to make this the year of stashbusting. I have so many supplies which always leads me to feel guilty about buying new yarn or new papercrafting bits and bobs.

Well its time I started getting through my stash! So every 2 weeks I plan to share with you some of my stash busting endeavours.

To start with, it will all be about the cards…
I made these cards with just a couple of Kraft 6×6 bases, and A paper pack and sticker set from poundlands Fall In Love card crafting pack.

I am very pleased with this collection of cards – nice and flat for easy mailing, pretty neutral (perfect for people like me and my mum who arent particularly flowery or girly).

My one slight issue is that in the diagonal stripe card, both the book and the heart papers are on upside down. Whoopsie! I think I must have had the card upside down (with the fold at the bottom) but by the time I noticed it was too late to rectify the problem. I dont think it sticks out too much so I am ok with it.

Lets see what cards I can come up with next.

Mothers Day 2018

Just popping in to share with you this minimalist card I made for my mummy.

The card was from my stash (bought a couple years ago for contemporary christmas cards). The butterfly was from my aunties stash. And I bought the sequins in John Lewis on Wednesday.

I had a lovely day drinking hot chocolate and making cards with my auntie. And I got to meet her new puppies! Look at their little faces!

This is peaches.

And this is biscuit.

They are only 4 months old and are crazy bundles of energy.

Happy Birthday Daddy!

My dads 46th birthday was a few days back, so I am just popping in to share with you the card I made him.

I hope you can tell, but if not, it is a Shirt. I really enjoyed making this card. It was just such fun. 

I used just some check paper, a multi layer precut sentiment set and some buttons, with a simple black fountain pen for the stitches.

What do you think. I think this is my best work in a while!

Birthday Cards for All

July is a busy month for me – 4 birthdays in the space of 7 days. I always find it creeps up on me, and then bam! I have to make 4 cards a bit quick sticks! And this year was no different.

These are the cards that I made.

I got all of the papers from the same pack. They were all double sided papers so in all of these cases I did a bit of cutting and flipping to use both sides of the sheet! 

I used a happy birthday die on two of the cards and a tag die and my own handwriting for the other 2. This is mainly because I realised I still do not have a generic birthday stamp. I need to work on that.

I then embelished with a little golden washi tape (purchased in poundland) and some blue ribbon in some cases. 

I am very pleased with how the turned out. 

Baby Love

Just popping in to share with you 2 very (VERY) simple cards which I made last week! 

As i said they are both very simple. I think they look a little juvenile, and they arent some of my best work, but I am sure the recipients appreciated them anyways! My biggest problem was that I realised that i didnt have any baby bits in my card making stash! Maybe I need to find some – i hear babys come in droves – and perhaps I am now at that point in my life where there are weddings and babies all over the place! 

Happy (Belated) Mothers Day

I hope you all had a lovely Mothers Day. I hope you were all spoiled by your kids! 

Just popping in to share with you the cards I made for my mum and my nan. 

I made this one for my mum. My mum loves all things vintage and 50’s. I decided to learn a bit of origami. You can find a really good tutorial here.

I made this one for my nan. 

I decided I would like to try making something that didnt require getting out my die cutter or lots and lots of materials. 

I think the style works nicely! 

I cant wait to see what you all got up to for mothers day. I have got behind on reading all of your lovely blogs – I keep meaning o go back and catch up but I keep getting sidetracked! But I am really gonna try to get through some of them by the end of the weekend!

Much love!

Happy Valentines!

Its that time of year again, when the streets are lined with couples holding hands, the shops are full of people panicking and buying gifts last minute, its valentines.

Now, I am not a fan of valentines. I kind of feel like its a purely commercial thing – if valentines was really about love then it wouldnt be neccessary to spend huge quantities of money of flashy gestures. You really shouldnt need a day scheduled for you to be romantic – you should be showing your love every day. 

Having said that, it is nice to have an extra excuse to cuddle up together and tell each other how much we appreciate each other – something that does become a little difficult sometimes. So I decided that I would make a card. This is what I came up with.

I used just a single card pack that I bought in The Works for £3. It has coloured cards and patterned cards and envelopes. I decided to cut the little hearts from the patterned card.
When I had cut out the hearts, I looked at my scraps and decided I actually quite liked the negative spaces, so I used them to make another card. I addressed it from the cat, because she does love her daddy ever so much!

What do you think. I had to keep them simple to minimise the strain on my hands, but I think their simplicity is what gives them their charm!