Sunday, 31 October 2010

Hubby's birthday card

Last week was hubby's birthday and I've just got round to photographing his card! In real life it isn't as 'wonky' looking - honest! I photographed it in a rush and had to edit it straight.

A simple layered one with a slightly decoupaged clip art beer glass. If I had some I would have used white puffy paint to make 'foam' on the top. I have red, blue, yellow, green ... anything except white - typical!!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Enchanted Forest

Tonight the kids and I are going to the Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry with fabby friends (well they have to be fabby as they put up with us incliding me lazing in bed in the morning until goodness o'clock! lol)

This will be our 3rd time of going and I can't wait! Hope there's no rain!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Think Pink Test Tube Sweeties

I was asked this week if I could do some of the test tube sweeties for a party a lady is holding today for Breast Cancer Awareness. So these 'Think Pink' test tubes were born. Hope you like them!

Monday, 25 October 2010

A fresh look

You know how it is - you start doing one thing and that leads to another, and another ...  I came to add the Lanarkshire fairs to the 'where to find me' and ended up playing with the layout and colours of the blog!  What do you think?  A few autumn leaves.  I love this time of year with the colours, although this year it's been a little windy up to now so they're falling off before we get the full autumn colour.  I went with my hubby to New England in the fall a couple of years ago.  The site was stunning, full of reds and golds.  When I came back I noticed we have the same stunning reds and golds - just not the blue skies very often to set them off perfectly!! 

Chocolate cake in a mug

This has become an annual favourite for several people. I'm always on the look out for some nice mugs that can be used all year round rather than a christmas one that will only be used for a few weeks!

This year I've put the recipe on a card rather than on a little folder like other years - just for a change. Their 'first outing' for the year was on saturday and I sold 2 which I was quite happy with. I had pack holiday with the brownies so a fabulous friend of mine Kathleen ran my stall for me at a ladies shopping night. It's becoming a must attend annual event - I mean, how glamerous to go out in the evening to a ladies only night where you're handed a glass of wine on arrival and guided towards a chocoalte fountain! Then you have a fabulous evening of shopping to get you in the mood for Christmas! Although I had an amazing time at Brownies I really missed not being at the shopping evening. Next year I will NOT get the dates all mixed up!!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Candy Cane Seed Test Tubes

Just a fun project for my stall to show you today.  These are test tubes decorated and filled with millions sweeties.  The strawberry ones look like candy cane seeds, the brown ones like reindeer poo (but as I already have that in a bigger form on the stall then this is baby reindeer poo!), the purple ones I decided to call christmas wish seeds and the blue were frozen snowman noses.

I hope these appeal to people for stocking fillers.  I know my kids are desperate to get their stick mitts on them!!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The little craft factory is overflowing!!

I have so much going on at the moment I'm sure I'm going to forget something major very soon!  It doesn't help that my son is off to his first scout camp on Friday, along with his Dad, and me and my daughter are going on Brownie Pack Holiday!  I only got his kit list last night and there's a lot on there he doesn't have!  Luckily they're off school today so we'll be going shopping - I hadn't planned for that!

What I have planned for and am ready with is my craft class I'm doing tonight witht he fabulous ladies of the St Anne's Guild.  I'm giving them a taster of stamping with (hopefully) 4 tags to make.  I'm rather pleased with them - one of those things where you sit back, look at them and think 'I do like those'.  What do you think?

Do you like my little fairy too?  One of my best Pal's bought me that for my 40th birthday and although she's christmassy colours she stays out all year adoring her duck friend.  I'll show you him too one day!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Have I shown you these?

My old brain cells are going on holiday I think - well I hope it's a holiday and that they're going to come back or there's no hope for me!! I don't think I've shown you these wee notebooks that I made for Barassie Senior Citizens Club 30th Anniversary. They are index notecards bound with bookrings which has the advantage that you can re-arrange the notes inside to your hearts content rather than being bound in a fixed state.
They use Stampin' Up's Baroque Motifs stamps in not quite navy and bashful blue. The wording is computer generated with the whole thing finished off with tiny pearls in the flower centres. I think this design would make a lovely wedding card front!
I must catch time over the next couple of days to photograph lots of new things I've made so I can show you. One of them is a comissioned scrapbook - I've not done one of these for a long time and I'm really enjoying it! Which reminds me, blatent plug - if there's anything that sparks your interest to buy or comission me to make a special card, gift or even scrapbook them please get in touch. My prices are extremely reasonable!

Friday, 15 October 2010

I'm on facebook!

You can follow my business antics on Facebook!  Come and have a look, 'like' and say hello!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Handbag notebooks

Well that's what I call these little matchbook notepads. They are so easy to make, with either a patterned cardstock or plain cardstock that's then decorated. The inspiration came from several sellers on etsy. I used re-cycled A4 paper cut down for the inside and stapled them into the covers. On the decorated ones I even went as far as covering the staples with paper too! I soon gave up distressing the edges of all the layers though as it is too time consuming.

How I wish we could have the zutter distrezz it tool over here. As far as I can find on the internet we can't have it in the UK because of diferences in the electricity systems. It's not fair! I think the distressed ones look much better!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Hello Chuck!

I totally forgot to tell you about Chuck, my new pet:D Mairi made him for me. You can see him here! He's fab and such a good boy.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Get Well Soon

My Dad hasn't been well lately so I made him a card. Hopefully he's on the road to recovery - I'll find out today when I go down to see him. :)
The card was fun to make as I used wordart in powerpoint to do the lettering and filled them with a photo I had taken of the view from Troon over sea (well river) to Arran. Do you like the sentement- I want him well NOW not Soon!!

Friday, 8 October 2010

I was doing so well too!

Can't believe how hectic it's got round here! Sorry for not posting!

I spent all day - yep! It took me all day! arranging and re-arranging the stall last thursday so that I can fit as much christmas stock on without it looking like a car boot sale! Prices needed printing etc and I still managed to forget a couple of prices for Saturday's fair. One day I will have it all done. OK, in my dreams.

Thought I'd show you a couple of photos of my table set up - remember this is at home so I've not put the cloths on the table or the price tags up. Hope they help someone!