31 August 2011

Cupcake Toppers

Phew, we have been busy, and I have neglected our blog but here we are again. I've been working on some new projects and here is one of them. Cupcake Toppers. These are great fun to make and has given my rubber stamps and sizzix dies a new lease of life. I'm bursting with so many occasions that these can be used for, birthdays, Halloween,  bonfire night, Christmas, baby showers, hen nights, baby arrivals, anniversaries and even weddings. Such fun! My next project is to knit a cupcake to display one on. Where will this crafting ever end. Here are some that I have made. I hope you like them. Jeanette

Nappy Cakes

Been a while since our last posting and thought I'd share with you all why we've not been about. Mum has been busy doing some local fayres the weekend and I've been busy making these lovely nappy cakes as well as some other little gifts ready for some fayres coming up nearer to christmas. I will post some more photos of my other items once I've finished wrapping and tagging these cakes. Hope you like. Michelle xx

16 August 2011

Lucas Birthday card

Well here I am with my second posting of today. I've been busy tonight making my youngest Lucas's birthday cards as usual I've left it to the last minute. I can't believe my baby is going to be 3yrs old on Thursday. EEK! Time has flown so quickly and he has grown up to be a "Big boy" as his quotes to me on a daily basis. Here to the left is a card I made from his brothers. I googled a Mater image from the film cars which he loves, and used scraps of card to matt and layer the image and card. The paper is from a massive stack I brought whilst pregnant with him. (oops amazing how much you buy and forget about).  The brads are from Dovercraft that I picked up in a sale at a craft show sometime ago. I've not put an insert in the card as I know Harley will want to draw him a picture.  Now onto the card from mummy and daddy.

 Here I've used the same stack of papers I had from Mater card. Lucas likes blue and decided to make him a very blue card. I've used a gatefold card for this one. I picked the number stamp and son stamp at my local shop the range. They were on offer and Lucas keeps telling me he's going to be 3 soon as well as being a big boy now. I stamped the number 3 onto background paper that matches the insert and layered it up using my nesties. I used my pro markers to colour son in. All of the card used was scraps found in my box of stash. The stars I got from hobbycraft again in the sale (love a bargain). The wording on the inside I done using my computer.
Now of  to wrap his presents before bed. Hope you like the cards. Michelle xxx

Pink and Black

Well I'm back with another blog challenge. I enjoyed the last one so much decided to give it another go. Todays card is in the theme of pink and black. I've used a digi image from squiggle stamps, it's called top & tails from their miss evie & ruby range. I used my pro markers to colour her, matt and layered the image using spare card. The background paper is from DCWV.  The sentiment is from pink petticoat. The ribbon and flowers are from my stash. Hope you like Michelle.
I'm entering this card into the following challenge.
Squiggle stamps

12 August 2011

Peppa Pig Birthday Cake

It's my cheeky grandsons birthday soon and I had to make his cake a bit early as it's a busy weekend and week to follow. I can't believe he will be three already, how time flies, how old am I getting arrghhh!!!! Anyway he loves George from Peppa Pig, so here is the cake I made this evening. Hope you like it

11 August 2011

Something Different - A Gift

Hello, a quick post as I have to dash off to aqua fit tonight and then on my way back home I can stop in the shop and buy myself some chocolate!!! I have non in the house and I'm climbing the walls. So over at C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week the theme is Gifts. This little container once housed some paper flowers which have long gone but I hung onto it as it was too good to be thrown away. I've filled it with little foam stamps, punched butterflies, small ink pad and a few other goodies and may pop it the table at the next craft fair. I've coloured the image with Promarkers and Polar White Flowersoft on the ear muffs, cuffs and boots. Added a bit of lace along the top and ribbon on the bottom. The handle is completely covered with tied ribbon bows. Hope you like it. Jeanette

In The Pink!

Another Christmas card and it seems we are all getting well stuck into our festive cards. This image is from The Greeting Farm, isn't she sweet. Backing paper from DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas,snowflake die from MC, heart embellie and lots of glitter. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot - What Ever You Fancy
Fussy & Fancy - Christmas In July
Raise The Bar - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Angel/Fairy/Butterflies
Bye for now. Jeanette

5 August 2011

My first challenge

 At last I'm back to the crafting world again after my wedding and getting right into it. I stumbled across a website the other evening looking for a digi image for a wedding believe it or not. After lots of browsing on there I purchased some digi and some freebies too. Such lovely images on there. Whilst there I noticed they have a blog and decided to look for inspiration, when I noticed a challenge and thought why not give it a go to get me started.
The image is called Daisy with a gift from Squiggle stamps. I used my pro markers to colour her and couldn't resist going girlie pink, my nesties to matt and layer her sitting in a circle. Paper, ribbon and snowflakes are from stash I've got.

I'm entering this card into Christmas Creations at Squiggle Stamps.
Hope you like. Michelle xx

Oh No Not Christmas In August!

Well this is what I thought might happen, we get so carried away in July with our Christmas cards that it spills over to August!! So here is my first for this month. Digi again, from Pollycrafts, and now I said I would not do digi's but I have to say since searching for different designs for Christmas I am really impressed with the cute characters that there is out there, but I'm not giving up on stamping yet, old fashion girl at heart. This one is called 'Hello Robin' and currently you can purchase for half price and this did make me chuckle. Anyway coloured with Promarkers, added die swirls, snowflakes, pearl stars, pearl dots, glittered and my new 'vintage' lace purchased from a 'proper' vintage craft shop newly opened near me. I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - White on White - only colour on image
Do it With Digi's - Christmas In August

3 August 2011

Real & Paper Flowers

My daughter and SIL presented me and Sue with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for the help towards their wedding. It was a lovely surprise and I have to say it is one of the best bouquets I've ever received. The sunflowers are stunning. So here is a photo of them.

Aren't they gorgeous. 
I've also been playing with making some paper flowers. I saw this on Youtube - great place for learning new skills, anyway just had to have a go, and then found I couldn't stop.
They are great fun to make. Jeanette

Concertina Books - Wedding

Haven't made anything tonight - been busy putting old, no longer use, or need craft stuff on ebay, this of course is because I have other items I'm desperate to get my hands on but need to make some space first. So tonight I thought no challenge just a couple of books. Jeanette

2 August 2011

Penny Black Background

Well that's it, 2nd reception done and now I'm all at a loss, nothing to panic about!! So trying to get back into the swing of things, tonight I made a quick card and to be honest I do not like it one bit. There's too much stamping, it's boring and I don't know, it just not how I wanted it to be but hey, I'm posting it anyway. So I'm entering this card into the Penny Back Saturday Challenge which this week the theme is PB Background. I've used  Burst of Stars which I've stamped around the edge, a bit too much I just wanted a little border and then stamped the whole flower leaving out the stem and leaves. Added black and red ribbon with a red bow and some little gems in each corner. I'll try a little harder tomorrow and hopefully come up with a card a little less busy and more gentle on the eye. Still that woke you all up!!! Jeanette