Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas is coming.

I have been making final preparations ready for our second baby to arrive.  We had a lovely day shopping for baby supplies along with Christmas decoration shopping at the weekend.  Every year I always buy something new for the tree.  We visited our local garden centre and it was full of the most gorgeous decorations I have ever seen a proper winter wonderland.  My daughter loved it, she posed for a photo with every tree colour combination is was lovely.

I have also finished my little sleighs ready to sell at my daughters Christmas school fete just in case our baby arrives early.

The template for the sleigh is from My Time Made Easy called sleigh ride and was fairly easy to put together. I just then bought some chocolate from the supermarket to add to them.

My daughter loves this ones as she says its Elsa's sleigh from Disney's Frozen.

The papers I have used to decorate the sides are from Do Crafts called Bellissima Christmas.

For this one I went bit non traditional and used pink, purple and gold.

All ready for delivery!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Something Old, Something New

Welcome to another week of Daring Cardmakers fun.  This weeks host is Lythan and the dare this week is to combine new purchases with old stash.  Any excuse to go craft shopping!!!

Although I have to admit I found this dare tough.

My new purchases for this card were the little wooden stocking that I picked up at my local craft shop for a bargain price of 65c and the packet also contained a few more.  The little die cut baubles are also new from a set from Spellbinders which includes a 3d Christmas tree.

My old stash was the ribbon which I picked up from Lidl last Christmas and the die cut snowflakes were cut from off cuts that I keep in my paper stash.  The snowflake die was also last years Christmas present to myself.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Light A Candle

Its Kathy's turn to host this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers.  Kathy would like to see some candles on your card.  I love having candles lit in my home and there is a certain brand of candle that I love which I am hoping to get for Christmas.  I always have a stash in my house as last year we went without power for a few days and luckily the electric came back on for Christmas Day.  The house did feel very cosy.

Here is my card:

I could think of lots of ways to put a candle on my card.  From stamping to using the little birthday candles for cakes.  So I decided to use rolled paper.  The wicks for my candles came from the stems of the stars that I used in the bunting.  I then just added a little greeting.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.


Friday, November 7, 2014

November Colour Combo

After last weeks announcement  that I am now on the Design Team at Daring Cardmakers I am still so excited.

So this weeks dare is all about colour Its Leo's turn to host the dare and check out the lovely colours we have this week, all metallic.  In the first week of every month we have a colour combination dare for you to be inspired by.

and here is my card:

I have made a card for a little person using this cute wizard image from My Time Made Easy.
I have then added lots of stars and even my papers are called gold and silver just to stick with the theme.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.


Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween with googly eyes!!

Its Halloween and I have a little girl who cant wait to get dressed up.  We are off to a sweetie hunt in our local village this afternoon which she is looking forward to and a bit of pumpkin carving with Daddy today as well.
This weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is all about googly eyes. I couldn't find any at home so I had to steal them off a little chick that my daughter had made at Easter.  Just hope she doesn't notice.  I could have easily made some using the plastic blister pack that comes on most medicines.
I used papers and image from My Time Made Easy .  The papers are from a Halloween set but I picked the papers without pumpkins on them. I love this little dragon and having the googly eyes makes him just a little bit cute.  I didn't add a greeting as I thought this card could be used for both Halloween and a birthday.

Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.

Friday, October 24, 2014


We have started Halloween early in our house as my daughter has now finished school for two weeks and her school had a little Halloween party.  I made a few cupcakes  which I am hoping the children liked.


So to this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers which is to do with your favourite sentiment.  Anyone that knows me knows I love cupcakes, anything from pictures to eating them.  I especially love using them in my crafting.

"I love you more than cupcakes" is the perfect sentiment for me!!
The sentiment and cupcakes are from a set from Paper Sweeties called sending sweet thoughts.

I just had to make my card all girlie and pink.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Reading Time

Reading Time is this weeks dare over at Daring Cardmakers.  The challenge host this week is Beckie and she would like to see a page from an old book used or perhaps a stamped script.

Here is my card:

I don't have any old books in fact most of our library consists of children's books at the moment.  So instead I have used some lovely papers from the Prima Printery collection.  Which has some lovely script papers included.

I made this card for my brother and sister in law as they are soon to celebrate their 7th wedding anniversary.  I made the flower out of some organza material and added some beads to the centre.  The bird cage and sentiment are from a set from Papermania called Chatsworth House.
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.