Monday, 29 June 2009

Teacher thank you

I can hardly believe Caleb finishes school tomorrow for the summer holidays!

This is the card for his teacher. I cut out the heart with the Craft Robo and pricked the card all around the outline. The sentiment is printed on the computer (teacher's pet font) and cut out with zig zag scissors.

I made a matching box with a few wee treats inside.

The second card and box is for his classroom assistant. The whirligig flower was cut with the craft robo (template designed by Sylvia Femle) and layered. I used the negative of the cut outs to sponge ink through to make the background.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Covered photo album

Just a quick post tonight. This is a photo album I covered for a friend's baby. The papers are Brenda Walton, Small Wonders Girl, twill ribbon, button, stamped sentiment by Scrappy Cat, baby charm by K & Co, crown cut with Cuttlebug and some small gems to decorate. I also made a matching box with the Groovy Duo scoring board.

Friday, 26 June 2009


Mum comes home from Australia today and I can't wait!! Dad has just phoned to say her plane has landed so we will be going to get her soon:) Will try and post another project later.

Thursday, 25 June 2009


This is a covered notebook I made for Lydia's teacher last year. I punched the flowers from the designer paper and triple embossed them for a glossy effect and to make them more durable. I did the same with the word 'notes' which were cut with the cuttlebug (I think it was the 'Olivia' dies)

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Boy birthday

Caleb has been invited to a little classmate's birthday party today and because he has been off school for so long we only found out about it on Monday! We got the present but forgot about wrapping paper so decided to make our own:) We used brown paper and stamped 'sir messy' all over it and Caleb coloured it in. Made matching tags and card and it's all ready for this afternoon. Hope William likes it!

Stitched Star Book


This is a Star Book I have made for an all day class taking place in Paperworks, a craft shop in Dungannon on Saturday. There's quite a bit of detail on it so I hope we get it finished on time (or as much as possible) I will add my title after the class as my brief was 'as simple as possible' so no title. I do love the book as I had basic materials and used a lot of papercraft rather than depending on bought embellishments!!! Hope you enjoy it too:)

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Father's Day & Special Birthday

This year I only had time to make 2 cards, one for my dad and the other for Richard's dad. Richard said he didn't need a card this year so the children didn't make one either. I think Lydia was a bit relieved!!

It's Richard's mum's 65th birthday today too, so I made 2 cards, one from us and the other from the children.

We've had a pretty quiet day, looking forward to the last week of school before the holidays. Still have to make a thank you card for Caleb's teacher. He hasn't had a great year due to illness, but hopefully now his tonsils are gone, the next one will be better :)

Saturday, 20 June 2009


I haven't really got a clue what I'm doing but here goes.....

I've been looking at other people's blogs for ages and would love to do one of my own but every thing else always got in the way. So here I am on a Saturday morning, should be doing the ironing but am starting a blog instead. Here's hoping it goes well and I can keep it updated!!!

This is a long overdue card, I just finished it last night and will have to deliver it next week.
Sorry Keith and Valerie!
Messy Rabbit couple stamp
Memory box papers
Ribbon - Spare parts
Various blooms, stickles, black memento ink, koh-i-noor pencils, sansodor oil, blending stumps and thread for stitching.
I think that's it!