Monday, 28 February 2011

Congratulations Aunty!

Kirsteen's twin sister had a beautiful baby boy recently. So a Congratulations card for the very special aunty was called for! I played with my mum's new My Craft Studio CD for this one.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Thinking of you

There seems times when all I do is make card after card after card. Then I don't need any for ages and it's the 3d things for a long time. At the moment it's cards.

These are using Basic Grey paper, with a waltzing Mouse stamp and nesties. They look regal in real life.

Remember you can always contact me to order special (or ordinary come to that!) cards - names, funny requests etc!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Birthday Boy's Money Wallet

A friend turned 14 last week so I can now show you his card/money wallet. He's saving up for a 3DS so that makes giving him a present really easy - money! lol

This DL card opens up like my christmas ones to safely hold the notes. I used the Stampin Up circle circus stamps and punches. I don't think I could ever be bothered cutting the circles by hand - yey! for punches!

I've a lot more wallets started (well A4 card scored!) that I must get to finishing. Maybe that could be another job for Louise!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011


Remember I was painting a little boy's room a few weeks ago? Well his mum had twins just before I started so they were all still in hospital as I painted away! I was asked to make a card for their arrival. This is it.

I was on a roll and had remembered I'd made a 'baby on board' card for someone going on maternity leave. I thought there may be someone else eventually wanting one so I made a girly version this time.

Monday, 21 February 2011

New Photo tent

When I bought my original pop up photo tent I did smaller A6 cards generally. As I've moved up to the A5 size, the tent is a fraction too small and ends up with white sides showing on the photos etc. Tents arn't too expensive so I thought I'd buy myself the next size up. Well, it arrived and what a laugh. I think I could fit a baby elephant in it!! See
You'll have to excuse smiley in the bottom photo - he's forgotten how to smile naturally for a photo!

Now the next problem is getting the lighting sorted for it. The lights I had for the smaller tent arn't strong enough to light the bigger one!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Janie here's the proof!

Yesterday Louise came round to help me make some notebooks for the stall. It's surprising what you can get teenagers to do when they're really bored! We had a great time and she was so much help. We managed to decorate and complete 59 notebooks!! I now need to get another 40 inserts to fully complete them.

After all that hard work we started decorating Lippy Chic flap books that I had in. We didn't get them finished which is no surprise so we can do that next time. When I dropped her off home her mum didn't believe she'd worked so hard - so here's the proof!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Has love dissapeared into the clouds?

After having made the Valentines cards I was surprised to see that hardly anyone looked at them even though they were prominently displayed. The chocolate guys next to me didn't seem to do well with their yummy champagne chocolate hearts either. People were buying but not the lovey dovey stuff. A couple of us traders decided that maybe the people at the craft fair wern't the best target for such items - we were all far too old! Could it be that valentines is more for the kids, teens and those not yet married? It seems that after a few years of married life it's a case of 'I've caught him and I'm sure no-one else would have him so I'll not bother'! LOL

Oh well, never mind. I'll have the pick of the cards for one for my other half!

I'm back painting murals tomorrow so I thought I'd show you one or 2 more photos of the last one I did. Have you noticed I've added a tab at the top of my blog for you to see the mural pictures all in one place?

These are from what we now know as the Garden Room! There are a couple of free hand trees, flowers etc. The Manager was really excited when I said she could have a strawberry as her daughter loved them. :) So I gave it to the snail for his lunch!

Even before the room was finished the staff told me one of the girls using the house was fascinated with the bird house, trying to put her hand in the hole in the middle. Little things like that really make it worthwhile. Tomorrow there are rainbows, monkeys, balloons, helecopters, cars and horrid Henry on the list. Which reminds me, I shold have gone for more red paint today. Oops!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Love is in the air!

Yup, it's that time of year where we declare our love to our chosen one. Here's a couple of the cards I've made for the stall. If I get organised I hope to have an exploding box ready too.

This is a version of the Ruby Anniversary card I did here. This uses cuttlebug folders, sizzix folders, SU stamps, punches .... And anything else I could find! lol

It's great when you find images you've already stamped and coloured - it's half the job done before you've started!

Here I went to town with hearts of all sizes!

Saturday is the first of the year's Ayrshire Arts & Craft Fair at Troon's Concert Hall. Many beautiful gifts (and cards!) for your loved ones will be available to purchase. Please pop in and say hello!