Sleepy Koala Birthday

Slightly random title but the card is a little random! My younger sister had her birthday this week. She loves knitting. She loves koala bears. She loves her sleep. Put it all together and what do you get? Yes, a sleeping, knitting koala. I bought my daughter this great book http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1409587606?keywords=usborne%20drawing%20animals&qid=1446055234&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1  It breaks down the process... Continue Reading →

Bird Birthday Card

It was my Sister-in-Law's birthday last week. She loves birds and spends most of her free time bird ringing so what else would I put on her Birthday card?! Crafty stash used - Sizzix Bigz Birds die First Edition New Bloom paper pad Sentiment stamp (brand unknown), sequins, white embossing powder, white and purple card... Continue Reading →

Cupcake Birthday Card

Well, I'm not sure where the last week has gone but with some horror I realised I hadn't posted on my blog since last Wednesday. It's not a big deal granted but it's important to me. So here is a shaker card made for my friend's birthday last week. The stamp was a freebie from the... Continue Reading →

Beaded Watch

I finally got round to decorating the watch face I bought weeks ago with my sister. It's a Beadalon watch face with Czech glass Matubo seed beads and silver spacer beads threaded on beading elastic. The Matubo seed beads are new to me and are absolutely gorgeous. This watch is definitely for me to keep as I... Continue Reading →

Pretty Birds

As you may remember I wrote about my shopping trip with my sister to a bead shop. Well, whilst I was there I totally fell in love with these gorgeous bird connectors and purple and yellow flowers. I kept the necklaces very simple as I didn't want to over shadow such lovely beads. My Mum... Continue Reading →

Christmas Blueprints

I've still got my craft table covered with Christmas crafting and my lovely new Christmas Blueprint stamps have been calling me for days. Crafty stash used - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Christmas Blueprint stamps Dovecraft/Trimcraft Christmas Basics sentiments stamps Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress ink pads in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Snowflake paper (brand unknown) Zig... Continue Reading →

Snowman Greetings

Well, the weather has turned here and the heating is starting to come on so I have turned my attention to my favourite time of year - Christmas. I am such a big kid. I get as excited as the kids (maybe more?!). It's not even about the presents but the sparkle and magic. Knowing... Continue Reading →

Another Butterfly Card….

I allowed myself the time to 'play' at my craft table the other day. I had bought a Tim Holtz die and embossing folder months ago as an 'I absolutely must have them' type scenario played out late one evening whilst browsing Amazon but I had never actually got round to using them (shameful, I know).... Continue Reading →

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

A simple Birthday card. Crafty stash used: Butterfly stamps by Kanban 'Happy Birthday' sentiment by Sizzix/Stephanie Bernard - 'Phrases' stamps and die set Sizzix 'Wrapper,Circle' dies First Edition Paper in Desert Blooms by Mindy Terasawa I chose the papers (more like thin card) and stamped and cut out as shown. The butterfly wings were shaped... Continue Reading →

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