Thursday, 3 February 2011

Birthday Card for my dad

This is a birthday card for my dad.
His birthday is my due date!!!  But i'll be having the baby the week before if I get that far.  6 days before my dads birthday it's my birthday so I might have the present of a baby for it.   Exciting!

I really like this card.  Simple, cute and perfect for a male.  I'm going to do my partners like this too.
I cut the shape with my silhouette so hopefully I am ok to enter this for C.R.A.F.T their theme is die cuts.
I think I should be ok to enter this for Cupcake Craft challenge.  Their theme is things you find at the farm and the image is a mouse!
and finally I am entering this at Papertake with their theme Anything goes and Totally gorjuss with their Them of something I like!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


Too busy to paper craft :'-(
When I am not busy, I am very very tired!
Baby is due in 6 weeks and I have so much to do still. 
I hope to make at least 1 card very soon.  I need to make mothers day cards and Lee's birthday card before baby is here.  Soon I hope! x

We took Morgan to the Safari park at the weekend.  He loved it.   He loves Tigers  :-)

Friday, 21 January 2011

Some Odd Girl Anniversary challenge

Hi everyone!

It is Some Odd Girl's 1 year Anniversary and they are having a week of celebrations!
Me and Morgan have been busy today colouring and crafting for the events.  We have been working on The kids challenge.  I have also been working on 1 digi 3 ways which will be in this post too.
For the kids challenge, I printed out 2 SOG digis and gave them to Morgan to use his "sensels" (pencils lol) on.  Morgan is 2 and a half and adores colouring, and painting and playdoh!  I didn't feel brave enough to get the paints out today as I wanted to do some crafting too.  We were doing this for at least 2 hours!

Excuse his terrible messy hair and not being dressed lol!!!  We are having a lazy Friday!

This is rare.  Morgan saying cheese!  He never smiles for the camera, he must really like SOG images!!!

While Morgan was happily colouring, I was working on Lee's Valentines card.  Yesterday I recieved a prize I won from sir stampalot's blog hop, a Martha Stewart punch around the page punch.  It's so fun!!!!!!  I had to use it today of course.  I've never used one before so the paper size was something I didn't know and the paper size was wrong.  I eventually worked it out and realised the paper was too big lol!  So I decided on a wall hanging type of thing (it'll go on the fire) instead of a card which gave me the most fantastic idea which you will see at the end!!

Here is the hanger.  Lee isn't a romantic kind of person.  We are both not really into all that sappy love stuff so Spike (which is Lee's nickname too!) had to be used!  I of course had to add some hearts...  It IS a valentines card after all.  I cut out the white heart with my Silhouette and stamped 'Happy Valentines Day' over and over it.  It looked too plain just being stamped once, and I added some glitter around the heart which is still wet!  I thought adding the red paper clip thing would look cool too.  and the ribbon was added so that there was something else green!
I then printed another digi of Spike onto the envelope and used the heart cut out the silhouette had made to sponge a heart on the envelope.


For the third use of the digi I had a fantastic idea, I took Morgans finished Spike and put it on the back of the hanger!!  I'm very impressed with myself for thinking of doing this.

I love that!!!  That will go on the fridge when Valentines day it over :)

I did also make a tag

So I used it 4 different ways!

Thursday, 20 January 2011



I have been busy.  But not with paper!
I did finally sit down and make a card.  I was going to make Lee's valentines card but he was in the room at the time so I just made a card I can put with others and use when needed.

I love how it turned out.  Nice and simple I think!
The image is from Some odd girl
I have a lot of this orange card that I never use because it is so thick!  It is so hard to cut and score but it is really nice, has a nice marble like pattern on it and I wanted to use it.
I have used some glitter on the deers eyes and little nails but it's hard to see and I coloured her with my promarkers.
I am entering this for the following challenges:
Stamp something - Anything goes
Fab and Funky - Animals
Creative Belli - The letter P.  Mine is Patterened paper
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo!  Gems + Ribbon + glitter (Glitter is on the deer's eyes and nails)
I love Promarkers - Keep it simple.
Paper Sundaes - Choose a past challenge. I've chosen Challenge #49.  Cut it out.  I cut the image!

Phew, quite a few challenges today!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

New paper!

Yay I finally used the new dp I bought at the weekend.  It's My mind's eye paper.  I love it, it's lovely and was half price!

I was sitting for ages looking at which piece to use first.  I'm glad I chose this piece (the spotty part is the same piece but on the other side) as I think it goes well with the image!  Reminds me of what is to come very soon.... SPRING!  I can't wait, I miss the Sun so much.  We had a bit of sun again today and it cheered me up and gave me lots of energy :)
The piece of paper behind the image is transparent with a greeny shine when held up to light.  I was sticking it down so you could see the dp through it but I forgot to do it and stuck it raised lol

I'm entering this into the following:
Simon says stamp - Sketch. 
Pollycraft - New things.  Mine is paper.
Cupcake craft - Something New.   My paper.
Incy Wincy Designs - Dots.

Saturday, 8 January 2011


Hi everyone,

I've made this card for Lee's sister.  I really really like it!  Nice and Spring like.  I woke up to the sunshine today which was such a lovely feeling so this goes well with the mood I was in.
I printed the sentiment onto the dp and was very impressed that it worked as i've never done it before.  I was planning on using a image but then wanted to just use this dp. 
I'm entering this into the following challenges
 Flutterby Wednesday - Anything
Auds Sentiments - Sentiment with only 2 words
Cute card Thursday - Use something old.  The DP is old, so is the ribbon, the butterfly and gems!
Stampin Royalty - Birthday

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Happy birthday Card


I made this card for my partner Lee's Nana.  Her birthday isn't untill February but I'm sure i'll be like a headless chicken getting everything ready for when the baby arrives in March... I made a list of what needs doing a few days ago and I am still not doing anything...  I'd much rather craft than clean and sort things out!

I wanted to try a simple looking card too.  I really love how it turned out :) 
Next time I make a card from a white card i'll photograph it with a coloured background, you can't see the white much.
I'm going to enter this into the following
Crazy 4 Challenges - Celebrate Something
I'm not sure if this will qualify for Cupcake Craft Challenges.  The theme is White.  I did make this with the intention of showing more white, but I thought the green and pink went together soooo well, I got a bit carried away!
Papertake - Anything
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything