Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Crafty Place July Swap 'Pocket' Card

Here is the first Pocket Card I made & this one is a 'double-pocket' card. It was for the Craft Place July Swap Challenge and now that Flourgirl has received it I can post it on here! I downloaded the backing paper from the internet & printed it out - I then used these instructions here & the embellishments were actually 'free' with a magazine! Although I have since found then as a download for the computer so will be able to use them again! I really thought that pocketcards were going to be difficult but they are a lot easier to make than you think! and now I'm addicted to them hahaha...

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Look what I got in the post today...

Received this beautiful Pocket Card today from Flourgirl as part of the CP July Swap - thankyou so much!! Its lovely & had some hidden treasures for me!! Felt like it was my birthday or something!! Daren't ask if the treasures were made using a 'Cuttlebug' otherwise it might tempt me further to make a purrrchase!!!

thanks everso Flourgirl!!!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

An 'extra' wedding pressie for our friends Nat & Jay

Boxed album:
Our friends Natalie & James got married on Saturday and it was a fantastically beautiful day!!! We were then invited to a bbq at their home on Sunday afternoon so after delicious smoked salmon & scrambled eggs at our hotel we dashed home Sunday morning slightly ragged around the edges (haha!) where I decided it would be nice to try and print off some of the photos we had taken at the wedding so they wouldn't have to wait til they got back from honeymoon! Hadn't quite envisaged how snap happy I had been at the wedding though!! haha! There were 912 photos!! EEK!! 300 had to be deleted so we put about 600 onto a disc for them & printed off about 20 & put them in a small album that I then personalised for them!
& Album inside - decorated & personalised!

MSE 'Furrypig' challenge

The challenge was set by Furrypig on MSE and it was to make a card using embossed paper & 'Thankyou' - I decided to combine it with my newly learn't technique of making pocket cards - this is only my second attempt at a pocket card (can't post photos of my first one yet until Flourgirl has received it!!) & my first using these particular instructions and I LOVE THEM! Will be making loads more!! As I needed to make a 'Wedding Party' acceptance card for some friends who are getting married in Cyprus later this year I thought I'd give it a go for that... and here are the results...

Friday, 17 July 2009

Birthday Hamper - Shopping & Piggy theme!

Here's a hamper I made yesterday for my friend Sally's birthday - she loves pigs & she loves shopping so I combined a few bits along those themes!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

'Holiday' Hamper I made a while ago!

Made this Holiday Hamper for my nephew who was going on his first holiday without parents!!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Wedding Card, Towel Cake & Gifts

Been busy making this Wedding Towel Cake, Card, Personalised photo album & Keepsake box for our friends Natalie & James who are getting married on Saturday - hope they like it! Its now been delivered safely (well almost!! slight emergency repairs were required!!)

Looking forward to the fab wedding shenanigans now!!

Personalised Card
Personalised Photo Album
Wedding Towel Cake - unwrapped & wrapped!!!

Contents: Personalised Champagne, 2 'Just Married' Beach Towels, 2 flannels, 1 bar of his/her chocolate, 1 diamante photo frame, 1 personalised photo album, 1 personalised calendar, 1 x good luck horseshoe charm, 1 x personalised keepsake box, 1 x personalised DVD box 1 x 'Just Married' satin/diamante eye mask, 1 x Just Married Do Not Disturb door sign...

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

July Challenge Card

Here is this month's Crafty Place challenge card - the challenge was to use one colour & it was quite challenging! I chose blue!! I used backing papers downloaded from t'internet and my new punch - also used my new Xcut corner cutter which I have decided I love!! Decided to give this to my friend Sally for her birthday!

Moving In/New Home 'Towel Cake'


This is the first Towel Cake I've made & I'm quite pleased with how it turned out! Will be making more I think! I made this one for my stepbrother who has recently moved into his new flat!!

Father's Day Card

Only just getting round to posting photo of the Father's Day card I made for 'Daddy-David' - was pleased with the outcome but the glitter was a nightmare - won't be using that again!!

Another Wordle card for my big bruv!!

Another 'Wordle' footie card - this time for my brother! Getting the hang of this decoupage thingy now!!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Birthday Card

Here is 'cupcake' birthday card - think its cute and loving the pink 'bling'!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Crafty Place June swap card 'Pink' theme

The theme this month for the Crafty Place Swap Challenge was 'Pink' - luckily my favourite colour so really not too much of a 'challenge' for me - had loads of pink 'stash' to choose from!