Friday, 26 March 2010

The long awaited BLOG CANDY!

Here it is - after many promises that I would be offering some candy, I'm pleased to finally say that it's now up for grabs! Here are the goodies

The candy includes:
- Selection of Doodlebug and Papermania papers
- Pack of paper, card, embellishments and stamped images that we gave out at the February Paper Scissors Craft Group - Katrina has the only other remaining pack and she may be giving it away too!
- (Decoupage) Scissors
- Roll of adhesive tape
- Chipboard buttons in various shapes
- Paper flowers
- Ribbon
- Happy Birthday heart tag
- Whopping bar of Dairy Milk!
- Mini jar of vintage buttons - the buttons are from my nan's stash so range from the 1950's - 1980's, they really are vintage!
- Shopper bag (this is the blue and white spots you can see in the background)

Here is a shot of the shopper bag on it's own

So, what do you have to do win this I hear you say?! (Haha, ignore me I'm in a crazy mood - must be because it's Friday!) Just leave a comment on this here post and put a link to my candy on your own blog (if you don't have a blog you can still enter). You have until Easter Sunday (4 April) to enter and I'll select a winner at random on Easter Monday. The candy is open worldwide.

As this candy is to celebrate my first year of blogging, I'd just like to say thanks y'all for visiting my crazy little world and for all the comments that have been left which have been so sweet. I'm looking forward to see how my crafting develops over the next year! I have a feeling it will involve a lot more fabric and my little sewing machine!

Hope you all have a great week and I'll see you back on Easter Monday to announce the winner......

Monday, 22 March 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

Happy Monday everyone! Does anybody else get that start of the week bleurgh!? I wish weekends would last longer! Anyway, on to craft talk! Here are some birthday cards I made recently, I kept the cards simple so they were easy to duplicate.

The cards use a stamp set from PTI called cupcake collection. I love this stamp set! I also used promarkers to colour in the icing on the cakes, layering up the same colour to get a definition between each layer. The ink is from Stampin Up or PTI and the paper is from my stash.

I promise I'll be back soon with some blog candy, I keep adding little bits to it when I see things out and about to buy but I still want to get a few more things to give away!

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave. Until next time......

EDIT TO POST: My good friend Katrina is having a little clear out of some of her crafty items and has them up for sale over on ebay - if you have a few pennies to spare take a look here!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Flowers for Mum's

As I mentioned in my last post for Mother's Day I made my Mum and Matt's mum a flower arrangement each. I bought a couple of bunches of flowers from Asda, some greenery from the local florist, a basket from hobby craft and recycled the other from a previous plant I was given. (and used some oasis to put the arrangements in to!)

I loaded up my iphone with a picture for inspiration and set to it. Here are my creations:

My Mum's

Matt's Mum's

Both Mum's really loved the arrangements - my mum was really pleased that I had made it myself!

I also made some lemon drizzle cakes - from the recipe that Debbie posted on her blog a few weeks back. The cakes make perfectly each time and they are just so easy to make too! Oh and they taste great! I make them quite a lot around here! I even made a batch on Saturday and another on Sunday! Hehe!

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave. Until next time......

Monday, 15 March 2010

Crafty weekend

This weekend has been quite a crafty one for me! I went to a craft show at the Malvern Show ground with my Mum and some of her friends on Friday. Although the show wasn't quite as good as I hoped it would be, I did still manage to spend a few pennies! Here is my stash of goodies

I decided Saturday was to be a crafty day - I set to work on Mother's Day cards and presents and few birthday cards to add to my card collection (which does not have many cards in it! Hehe!)

These are the cards I made for Mother's Day - this was for Matt's mum

This was for my mum, and is cased from a card in CARDS magazine, but I cant give credit as I only took a photo of the card from my friend's magazine. But wherever you are in the world clever lady, thank you for the inspiration!

I'll share over the next few days the presents I made for both Mum's - flower arrangements! I was so excited that they worked out, I've never done it before! Happy belated Mother's day to all you mummy's out there - I hope you got chance to have a lovely day.

Thanks for looking at my little blog and for any comments you may leave. Until next time.....

P.S Sorry for the dodgy formatting of my posts - I can't get blogger to play ball and make my posts look nice!!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Where did the last month go?!

Ok, so it's been a while since I last posted! I'm not really sure what happened! The last month has just flown by and I just ran out of time to check in. But, I have been checking in on other blogs and keeping up to date with everybody else's goings on! (I love my new iphone for that!)

I haven't created many things in the past month, but it was my sister's birthday on 13 February and although I was recovering from a little operation I was determined she was going to have a hand made card - here it is

It's a total case of a card Nicole Heady (over at PTI) made, I saw her card and thought it was lovely. I don't have the link to hand now, but I think it was during the anniversary countdown/new releases and she was showing off Dawn McVey's new colour couture kit. I used all PTI items on this card, and stamped the background to make my own patterned card - using the Turning a New Leaf stamp set.

Whilst I've been away I missed my first anniversary of being here in blog land, so to celebrate I'll be posting some candy in the next week or so. I'll probably waffle on more for that post, but I'd just like to say thank you so much for checking in on me over this past year!

I must dash now, I have a couple more things to get finished before bed time!

Thank you for popping by and for any comments you may leave, until next time (and it won't be long I promise!).......