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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Make up bags

After making the pencil case for my daughter a while ago I needed a couple of gifts. So decided to make slightly smaller versions of the pencil case. 

I squared off the corners so they stand up on their own. Makes it so much easier to find things. 

 I added a pleated strip of fabric to add interest. 

This one is made mostly from Cath Kidston fabrics. 

I ummed and ared over what colour zip to use but just love the green. Such s good contrast. 

Hope the recipients like them!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy Little Bunting Card

A happy little bunting card. 

Paper is Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Unity. I sewed the flags in place. 

I made this card to go with a little make up bag I made for a friend's birthday. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wonder Woman Oops Moment!!

Made this card for the Color Throwdown. Didn't get the green in though oops!  Loved this image when I saw it. Will look for a link. 

Made for a friend who loves Wonder Woman! Just thought it was very funny!!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New Baby

Needed a new baby card recently and wanted something clean and simple. It needed to have grey and white to match the cute little outfit we bought. And was for a girl so obviously needed so pink in there!

Used some washi tape for the stripe and added a ribbon and three buttons. Think I used a sketch but can't remember which. Made it a few weeks ago. 

Thanks for looking. 

Little Owl Pencil Case

As my daughter was getting ready to return to school after the summer break, it became apparent that her pencil case from last year had broken. 

So we decided to make one instead of buying a new one. So she chose the fabric, requested an extra pocket inside for her handwriting pen, pencil and rubber and I got to work!

I boxed the corners so it would stand up on the desk whilst she searched for the right colour pencil. 

Also added a pull tab to the zip. Totally love this fabric. 

Thank you Hybrid

Recently celebrated a birthday so the need for some thank you cards arose. I found a very pretty free download here

Instead of just printing and sending though I felt the need to chop it up and add some embossing and ribbon! Probably against the rules but I just love embossing!!

Have a lovely day. 

Rainbow Butterfly Case

Saw a lovely card on Pinterest a while ago that you can see here

Really loved the look of it so I decided to case it. Instead of using washi tape though, I used some rainbow striped paper that I love. 

I ended up making two of these virtually identical except for different coloured bling on the butterfly. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Clean and Simple: Love you to the Moon

Was inspired by the clean and simple sketch this week to make a little card for my daughter!

I just used a marker to colour the lace a matching colour! And added a bit of washi tape. Lots of embossing. 

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mini Bunting

My daughter recently had a new blind for her window and with the leftover material I made some cute mini bunting to hang over her bed.

At first I made some white binding pinned all the flags on, and then spotted some cream lace sitting on my messy work top and decided that would look better!  So off the binding they came!

Much better!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Thinking Of You: RetroSketches & All Sorts

Was inspired to make this card for the Retro Sketches challenge and the All Sorts Challenge (Kraft)

Think it would work well for a get well card given the sentiment advert on the cream paper!

Have a lovely day!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Anniversary Mojo #303 & Bugaboo Bingo

A little anniversary card for my hubby. 13 years today!

I used the sketch at Mojo Monday but turned it on its side. 

And did the bingo challenge at Bugaboo and chose to do the middle vertical line, lime & yellow, lace and a summer image (well she is wearing a summery outfit!)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Another Bunting Card

Just love these simple bunting cards. They are so easy to make and serve all sorts of occasions. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013


OK, so I saw a few cards using this for forty and fifty birthday cards so thought I'd jump on the bandwagon!

Think it suits this image perfectly!

I used the sketch at RetroSketches and am also submitting for the anything goes challenge at KennyK. I think I saw somewhere has an over the edge challenge this week hence my over the edge! But can't remember where I saw it! Anyone help? [edited to add: it was CAS-ual Fridays, but I missed the deadline!]

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Still Feeling Nifty At Fifty?!

Made this card for my brother in law who turns 50 today!

I used the Smart Aleck digital stamp by Kenny K. And just added the sentiment in a speech bubble. 

I love these retro cartoon images. You can have so much fun with them!!

I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches but forgot to upload in time for the cut off! Oops keep doing that! Oh well here it is anyway!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day Card

My dad is really into his motorbikes so he usually gets bike related cards!

I started off with the Clean and Simple sketch.

The base paper has tyre treads embossed onto it already which I thought could represent the little flags.

Thanks for looking. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

You Make Me Smile.... really you do! Well it is now a proven fact! I tried to make a quick card....and failed. I even made it out of stickers, so no stamping or colouring and it still took me over half an hour! Clearly I am very slow!!

Oh well it's very cheery! It's made from papers and stickers from the Summer Days collection from Echo Park.

I love all these colours together.

I used the sketch at Retro Sketches. I loved Kasia's DT inspiration card where she had cut that bottom bit out so I decided to cut it out too and make a little window to spy the flowers through.

Have a lovely day.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Baby Smith

I made my friend this little appliqu├ęd onesie for the new baby. I had been handing on for it to be named but alas two weeks old and still no name! So this is what it got instead!

I had thought afterwards I should have done "Smithy". Very English! Another time maybe!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chocolate v. Therapy? - NO CONTEST!!

Made this birthday card for a friend who will need a smile!

I used the sketch and Clean & Simple.

Paper pieced the therapist.

Have a lovely day.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Lovely New Baby

Made this card for one of my neighbours who just had a little boy.

I used the sketch at The Deconstructed Sketch blog.

Also entering this into the Unity Friends with Flair. The little elephant is from a Unity kit. The bingo card was a freebie from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at MyGrafico

Thanks for stopping by.