I am a 42 year old, very happily married mother to 3 wonderful(most of the time!!) children, who loves to craft.I live in the county of West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. I work part-time but wish I could spend all my time crafting & creating. I love to scrapbook,make gift bags, create gifts, bake etc etc!!!!!!
It's that time of the year again............ After many months of not blogging just browsing & playing with my new best friend Gypsy, here is a selection of photos showing what my 2 youngest children will be giving their teachers this year.
The gift bags were created using Chalkboard vinyl, Gypsy Wanderings, Speaking of School, a kraft bag, some raffia and some charcoal thread from The Twinery (just love their stuff !!!)
The magnetic pegs were very simple to make just using a DCWV stack and some glossy accents, the packaging they were placed in was again done with Gypsy Wanderings and Speaking of School
And my favorite "Guilt Free Cupcakes" were made with 100% cotton washcloths, a handmade strawberry soap and a wrapper from Cupcake Wrappers
Sorry it's been a while since I last posted anything, but as with most people time passes us by in a flash without us even realising. A lot has happened since I was last here, we had a brilliant Florida holiday in Nov/Dec, then it was christmas & my DH suprised me with a Gypsy !!!!!! This machine has passed all my expectations, I have watched countless hrs of tutorials, flicked from blog to blog to try to learn what it is capable of & today I had a go and made a little collection of cards. I wasn't sure where to start with it, but cards seemed a good place to start. These are relatively basic in comparison to things I have seen but they have given me the opportunity to practice, resizing, welding etc etc Hope you like & i'm sure I will be back shortley to show off some more creations x
A friend & I are hosting a baby shower for our manager at work so I thought I would have a go at making a nappy cake for the table centrepiece. I have never done one before so it was a bit trial & error, but I am really pleased with the finished result.
Earlier this month (September 11th) we celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary & as a treat my husband & I went to see Michael Buble in Sheffield, UK. What an amazing night, such a fantastic performer & showman & here are a few pictures from the show.
We celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss this week, not only did my darling husband get us tickets to see Michael Buble !!!!!!!!! Ohhhh yes girls Michael Buble !!!!!!!!! But he also hand made me a card (well he created it on the computer!!!!! lol), and he showed off his culinary skills by creating this gorgeous dessert too !!!!!!!!!!
I did a Ladies Night at a local school a good few months ago where I sold some of the handmade items I had created. I had some handmade giftbags with bespoke tags, I had made notepads/notelets which I personalised and I also decorated some photo frames, all of which were really popular.
Well out of the blue this week, one of the ladies who purchased a photo frame called me up to see if I could create a gift for a Baby Shower she was hosting for her sister.
I am not a stamper by any stretch of the imagination, but when I saw the Martha Stewart Butterfly stamps I just knew I had to have them. Wasn't sure what I would do with them, but I absolutley love butterflies so just knew these stamps had to be mine !!!!
Whilst blog surfing, like you do ;o) I came across Regina's blog Hand to Paper and loved the simple fall cards that she had created. This was just the inspiration I needed to do something with my butterfly stamps.
I wanted the design to be simple so that the quality of the stamp shon through. Using various different items, Bazzill basics in Carob (brown), Petty Cash (green) & Tootsie (orange) along with some bright ink pads, basic white cardstock & raffia. This is what I came up with................
My DD5 is back to school on Wednesday & we spent the last couple of weeks making a gift for her new teacher. It took alot of patience to create but think we did a great job.
We used 2 embroidery hoops 9" & 12", each crayon was then placed individually & hot glued in place. The apples were made using the Speaking of School Cricut cartridge, page 31 in the handbook using the shift key & shadow feature. The lettering was cut using the Opposites Attract cartridge using the opposite feature & cut @ 1 1/4"
I just hope it lasts the year & the kids don't help themselves to the crayons !!!!! lol..........
For those of you who haven't been Northumberland is amazing. Such a fantastic landscape, excellent places to visit & castles like you wouldn't believe & beaches to die for. We have been luck enough to spend a few days there over the summer & wanted to share some of the images with you.
Wow !!!!!! I've been away a while, but decided to get back and update my blog regularly. Have just noticed that I have a couple of followers.............. Welcome guys :o) I really hope you like what i'm doing & hope you come back to visit again !!!!!
I saw one of these a while back via a Martha Stewart link & just knew I had to give it a go, it was alot of work & boy it contains more calories than I dared to imagine but OMG it was delicious !!!!!!!