Friday, 15 April 2011

More birthdays!

Remember the other day I showed you Laura's card and I said I made it at midnight the night before the party? Well a couple of weeks earlier I was even closer to the deadline for no one but 2 birthdays! Why do I do this to myself!!

We had the Boden event at school and then an hour after that finished my daughter had a joint party to go to at the swimming pool. I promptly came home from Boden (where we raised over £300 I hear!!) and made these 2 cards. I hear the recipients and their mums liked them so that was worth the panic then! I really must get more organised. We have no more parties in the pipeline just yet though thank goodness!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Something a little different.

My neighbour was giving wine to a friend of hers as a gift so we made up these labels to put over the original ones to personalise them.

Armed with old and new photos, she made up some poems to put on the back. I Arlene likes them! We did some for the staff at her kids nursery at Christmas and some for her Mum & Dad's anniversary before now too.

These make a reasonable bottle of wine very special! What would you put on them?

Monday, 11 April 2011

Quick Birthday card

I recently got the Stampin up medallion stamp. I've wanted it for ages after having seen some stunning cards using it but of course as soon as I got it all inspiration dissapeared!

Eventually I managed to make this one and love it. I love the cream with teh crumbcake (kraft) colours and the red just pops out. I hope this one sells well as it's pretty without being too girly. What do you think?

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Last minute card!

Last weekend while I was in the middle of watching Mama Mia I realised that my daughter had a party to go to the next day and I hadn't done the card yet! Worse than that was the fact that I was out of the house at 8am to go to a craft fair. So, shattered after a great night out and having to wait an hour in the carpark to get out, I made this card for Laura at midnight. I broke into the new gingham cardstock I bought - a purchase I blame fully on Ali Watson! I think I may be in love with the stuff just as much as you Ali!!

Luckily I had the image coloured beforehand as often when I go to fairs I take a sketchbook that I've stamped lots of the images in and the promarkers to keep myself busy in the quiet periods. So it was relatively easy to pull together. And at last, again inspired by Ali I used my Stampin up paper piercing kit. :)

Friday, 8 April 2011

Safe to show you these now!

It's past Mothering Sunday so I should be safe to show you these now. I hope you all had a great day and were thoroughly spoilt!