Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Blog candy!

I am celebrating a very special anniversary on September 8th! It will be a year since I had my Kidney transplant. I am so very grateful for this special gift as I can honestly say that my life would not have been like it is now and would have been so much harder and heart breaking even.
So to celebrate this very special event I'm offering some blog candy consisting of:
6x6 my minds eye wild asparagus pad, A liittle bit of happiness Stampin' up! set, 5 metres of Stampin' up! ribbon, A penny lane transparency label, some Elle's studio months of the year tags, a Melissa Frances open up album and a craftwork cards large chipboard tag. I will also throw in some chocolate, because we all need chocolate.. (except me cos I'm on a diet :(! )
All you need to do is leave a comment and I will pull a name out of the hat at 6pm on 8th September.
Thank you for joining in and good luck!
This post will remain at the top till 8th September. Scroll down for new posts.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Have a drink on me :)

So this is what I've been making today. Its a wine bottle bag (there is wine in it too!) and card for my renal nurse tomorrow to thank her for all the hard work shes put in for me. Every so often I treat them at the hospital to lattes, cake and biscuits and tomorrow is no exception cos I've bought them a big thank you cake!!
Thanks to Zoe and the stamp with us classes in the summer it was easy to make.
This is the card to match. I've used basic black card and rose red design papers and I've raided my stash of felt fusion flowers (unheard of!!) I've also used some regal rose ribbon.

Heres a close up of the detail. The stamp is from the Simply said set.
Tfl x

Monday, 24 August 2009

Project Tuesday

This is a gift card for my mother-in-law, its her birthday today! Happy birthday mum!
I saw this idea on the Project Tuesday challenge blog and thought it was a fab idea. The mil loves daffodils and I saw a tutorial on Mainly Flowers for them. I had a go at those, but as I do't have the proper tools they didn't look quite right, so I tweaked them a bit.
(Just used 2 5 petal flower punchies and stuck them together.)

Here's the inside. (There wo't be a PC world gift card in it when I give it to her later, but its all I could find lol!) The verse is one I found when I googled can't remember the site, sorry.
I have used So saffron c/s and DSP and Always artichoke c/s.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

For my friend

My super best friend has just had her bathroom revamped after a big long wait and as I was blog hopping I found this uber talented lady's blog and found this idea. I thought it was just gorgeous and decided to make one for my bff.:)

The card at the top matches the decorated items in the basket. i'm really pleased with how its turned out ... and Lynne if your looking this will be arriving at your house soon :) xxx

Check out the rest of Dannis blog, it truely is inspirational.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Holiday Pics

So I've bored the family with my holiday pictures i thought i'd put some on here too!
Heres where we meet Mickey and Minnie in the town hall next to their houses. boy did we queue! Ollie loved meeting the characters and so did Laura not quite sure Jamie did, either that or he forgot how to smile for the camera!

We met up with my best friend and her family while we were there and this pic is of the boys after a bag of candy floss at Blizzard Beach. They had a great day playing together and spent ages in the wave pool which was just right for Ollie as he could touch the floor.
Meanwhile me Lynne and sarah were travelling down the lazy river when a snake dropped in to say hello!!! It wasn't poisonous though and the snake was put safely back into the bushes. Bit of a shock mind.

Ollie's favourite characters were Buzz and Woody and he was in awe when he met them! We spent most of this morning waiting to get on the Buzz ride and then after we came off Irealised I'd scarred my little boy for life.... I thought I would be able to have Ollie sitting on my knee for this ride but when we had got on they put a bar down to hold us all in and Ollie was sitting in the middle and couldn't reach the gun.... well competitive mum syndrome kicked in and i forgot ollie, had a wail of a time competing with competitive dad.... so when we got off Ollie cried "I don't like being in the middle!!" Shame faced we joined the queue to meet the characters... lol!!

And finally a picture of us all having a super yummy ice cream at Hollywood Studios. My favourite flavour was cookies and cream. Oreo cookies at morrisons here we come :0

Thanks for looking :) I need to go and prepare for my class tonight. i think I have 6 people coming!!!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Jet lagged!

Well we have just returned from Orlando yesterday and I feel zonked!! Will add some pictures later.
Anyway this is my class for next week. There are 3 projects and we are using sweet always papers and colour combos of regal rose, rose red, pumpkin pie and very vanilla.
The stamp set is pick a petal.

This is a shadow box card. I've stamped the petals onto very vanilla, cut out and mounted inside on 3D foam.

This is a slider card. I had fun distressing my petals and mounting the centre for a 3D effect at the corner. The petals are repeated in the corner of the insert. I have used the stamp-a-ma-jig to do the 2 step stamping on the petals.

And to finish a little origami gift box filled with 4 ferrero rocher chocolates.
tfl x

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Sneak peek and a pretty petal

Here's the peek for my next class to be held on Wednesday 19th August. We will be using the pick a petal stamp set and sweet always design papers. Will post pictures nearer the time :)
This was my little project this afternoon. Another one of Lauren Meader's new templates, pretty petal pocket. Its really easy and quick to put together and so sweet... I love it :)

I have used my favourite colours chocolate chip and rose red cardstock and design papers and the pick a petal stamps to make the flower on the front. The little tag on the front is a sentiment from the one of a kind stamp set.
Enjoy the rest of your evening!