Thursday, 28 May 2009

From the desk of..with a twist

So this is my newest creation - and I am quite proud of it if I say so myself! Hehe! It was the present I made over the bank holiday weekend for my boss Sally. I'm pleased to say she liked it too!

I bought a template from Papertrey Ink designed by Lauren Meader called 'from the desk of', I've mentioned before how much I love Lauren's work and the templates are no different. This is the first template I've bought and I will definitely be buying more in the future. Although my poor boyfriend had a bit of a lengthy process with paypal (down to having a new bank card to register) and our printer is not well so it took him quite a while to get the file downloaded for me and the template printed! Oops! Sorry Matt, thank you very much though for sorting it :D The idea of the creation came from Lauren's blog - I can't take credit I'm afraid!

I took the photo's using my lovely new photo tent again. I still need to get used to using it but if you click on the pictures to make them bigger hopefully you'll see that they are quite clear.

This photo shows the whole creation. It is a kitchen tidy, with various things in each divider.

This photo is a close up of the one side, which holds a co-ordinating notepad, pencils and spice jars. (The 3 jars fit perfectly in the space - I was amazed! The jars are from Ikea.)

The final photo shows the other side which holds 2 recipe books (bought from local bookshops) and a recipe card storage holder. I made dividers to split the cards into Starters, Main Courses and Desserts. Papertrey Ink sell recipe cards but I don't have them so I simply bought index cards from Tesco instead - it works the same! I also decorated 2 pegs with matching paper and buttons.

The paper used is from doodlebug, the tree stamp is by imaginisce and the senitment is from SU. The card used to make the holder is from hobbycraft - no idea which company it's from. Other bits are from my stash.

I'm off to rest for the remainder of the evening. I've not been feeling too well of late and I've been prodded and poked by the doctor today, so I need to put my feet up (and watch Britain's Got Talent! Hehe!)

Until next time....

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Happy Birthday Sally

Here is a card I made for my boss, it was her birthday yesterday. I still have her present to make - I decided I'd have time when we got back from holiday, but I didn't! So I'll be spending the remainder of the bank holiday crafting.

The photo of the card was taken with my new photo tent that my parents bought me for my birthday. I love it! I only had a quick play with it as the battery on my camera and the light were dying - but I think it's the best picture of a card I have yet.

Along with crafting I also have to unpack my starter kit from SU. The box was so heavy that I couldn't lift it! My desk is in the corner of the dining room, I'm having to turf Matt's stuff out of the shelving unit that's next to my desk so I can have some where to store it all! Hehe! Love it! Wait till I put my first order in!

So, I'll be back in the week with some more creations and hopefully information about ordering stampin up through me.

Until next time....

Friday, 15 May 2009

I'm still here!

Sorry for not blogging! We went off to a sunny-ish Portugal for a weeks lovely holiday. We did not a lot which was our intention but it was lovely all the same. However the sun could have shined just a little bit stronger for us - being up in the moutains meant we had too much shade for my liking! I'll post a few pics when we have them sorted.

Anyway, onto some fun news! I am now officially an independent Stampin Up demonstrator! Whoop! I'm just waiting for my starter to kit to arrive and I need to get my head around the demonstrator website and how it all works, but it's official all the same!

I'm off to celebrate my 23rd birthday this weekend so I'll be back next week with some creations and updates on how to order stampin up through me!

Until next time...

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Another Stationery Box

So here is the stationery box I completed at break neck speed for my sister - her friends birthday is next Thursday, but she wanted it ready in time for this weekend - when she visits her. With everything that's been going on here it was a tight squeeze to get it done, but it went in the post on time!

This is the outside of the box - the images are tiny thanks to me not being able to find my camera memory card so I've had to pull them off facebook!

This is the box all opened up - there are 6 normal size cards, 3 3x3 cards, a post-it note pad, stamps, pen and a bar of dairy milk!

This picture shows the normal size cards - I made 2 of each design for ease!

I hope every body is having a lovely bank holiday weekend. I'm now on holiday from work for 2 weeks! And I'm off to see the sun in Portugal in a few days time! I can't wait!

Until next time....