Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Teacher Gifts 2011

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

Let's hope the teachers like them xxx

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

OMG !!!! I have a Gypsy..............

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

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

My 1st attempt at a Nappy Cake

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.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The one & only ............. Michael Buble !!!!!!!!!!

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.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

My Craftiness is Catching !!!!!

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 !!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

It's nice to be thought of ...................

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.

And this is what I came up with .........

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou .................

Oh My Goodness.............. just found out today that the Crayon Wreath I made has been chosen as a featured project in the Cricut newsletter - The Chirp !!!!!!

I am amazed by all the kind comments I have received. My blog counter has gone through the roof which is brilliant & I hope that many of you like what I am doing & return for more visits.

Just wanted to say Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou, & hope you come back soon.

(More details & photo's of the wreath are in previous posts)

Deborah xx

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Butterfly Cards for any occasion.........

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................

Monday, 30 August 2010

Back to School ....................

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..........

Sunday, 29 August 2010

My Rainbow Cake (Please Watch)

My DH made a little video montage of the making of my version of the Rainbow Cake, I just love it !!!!!! Hope you all enjoy watching too !!!!!! (This is an updated, crisper version 2 of the video!!!!)

Friday, 27 August 2010

Northumberland - Part 2

These are some stunning photo's of Bamburgh Castle, it is an imposing sight overlooking the beach & even the children enjoyed to tour inside. A must do for any visitor to the area !!!!

Our Summer 2010 - Northumberland UK

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.

I've got followers !!!!!

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 !!!!!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

I Made A Rainbow Cake..............

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 !!!!!!!