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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Happy Birthday Son



All I can say about these stamps is WOW, Papermania have grown up! I have three sets of their Urban red rubber cling stamps, and two of them only cost me just over £5 each at Trago Mills recently.  They are ready mounted on cling foam and the design is on the back of the mount so you can see it through the acrylic block.  I picked places that Richard has visited, not sure about the pyramids though, but he went somewhere hot!


















The inside is about where he is going on his birthday,which is the Harry Potter film set.

I made him a cake, a marble cake. I added chocolate chips into the plain part, which might be why it ended up very fragile and a funny shape.

Top view.
Side view.

Top removed ready for frosting, not impressed yet.

Cut in half for frosing the middle, now that looks like it should.


Finished with chocolate butter icing and chocolate greeting, and mini chocolate beans.






Sunday, 17 June 2012

Quirky Flowers (and ribbons)


Don't you just love this cute kitty from Paper Pretties, one of our Quirky Crafts Challenge sponsor this time round, yes there are two prizes this time and the other is a great Bev's Bag from Crafty Ribbons. The Ribbons I used on this card are from the Bev's Vintage Bag that I bought from Crafty Ribbons. You have to make your own flowers for this challenge as well as use ribbons and I punched my flowers then embossed them with a couple of Nellie Snellen punch and Emboss sets in two sizes. I added K&Co gems, I love the smooth glassy gems and I must get some more. Image coloured with Promarkers and die cut with Nestabilities. The dark coloured card is actually plum and matches the ribbon well though it doesn't look like it in this photo.

So hop on over to Quirky and see what everyone else made, and join in with this easy peasy challenge this time round.

Happy Father's Day Dad

Happy Father's Day Dad.


Love you x.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Baby Boy word book

As you know I have recently become a Grandmother, and therefore a special card was called for.
I dusted off the ecraft and bought a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe for this baby word book. I cut it in fairly thin card because that was what I had in 12"x12", but now I know how it cuts I will try other card. I cut the letters in Papermania paper. Stamped Grandson using a stamp from a Papermania clear set and Sweet from a Basic Grey set. Ribbons are by Crafty Ribbons, I love the baby washing line ribbon and they have lots of other cute baby ribbons. Lots of embellishments from my stash.

Decorating inside was a challenge, I didn't want it to show through the letters when closed.

Cute stamp from Rubbadubbadoo, I think Celebrate is a Hero Arts stamp, not sure now.

Some more cute stamps from Wordsworth called Clearly Wordsworth, and the greeting in gold is two stamps again from Hero Arts, it was a bit late but they thought it was worth waiting for.

Here is the darling boy (Kenny) with his Uncle Richard (O.K. you are a darling too) and the Queen.

I bought another file that I couldn't get the ecraft to cut, will have to have another play. In between cutting the book and the paper letters the ecraft threw a wobbly and I had to wait for a new blade cap to arrive which seemed to fix the problem and I hope I don't have another problem with it now!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Up Up and Away (The Sky's the limit)



My challenge at Quirky Crafts is Up Up and Away and your project must feature something you would see in the sky, the more sky the better on this one as I will pick sky projects as my personal favourites.
The Sponsor is The Cutting Cafe and these pre-coloured kites and clouds are part of the Up Up in the Sky set which has LOADS for your money, balloons, kites and sentiments, and you could win two sets of your choice. I used Serif Page Plus to create a background using the clouds and kites, then cut out kites to layer them for a 3d effect. I used sentiments from the set inside and out of this card.

This is the inside.