Thursday, 24 June 2010

Butterfly Exploding Box

Today I am going to show you the beautiful box that one of my good friends made for me. This is it all closed up:and this is it open with all the butterflies flying around! It is stunning isn't it. She has used Flight of the Butterfly & Vintage Vogue stamps and Bella Bleu papers teamed with Night of Navy, Very Vanilla & Kraft card. Thanks Maggie, it is stunning, it has pride of place in my craft room! x

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Scrapclub Double Page Layout.

This is the double page layout that I made for Natalie & My scrapclub class last Monday evening. It is made using Sweet Pea papers and various punches! We all had a ball, as usual! Next month we are making a triple slider mini book so why not come and join in! You can find all the info at Hopefully see you there!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

A much younger Mrs W!!!!

Here you go, as promiced, my fathers day present for Papa Wonka! (No laughing allowed!) He loved it and it now has pride of place where he can se it all the time LOL. That's all from me today, things are a little stressful in the Wonka household! Mr Wonka has the week off to decorate ARGHHHHHHHHH!! Last time he was on solo decorating duty , removing fitted wardrobes, re decorating and fitting new wardrobes it went something like this......... Day One : Wardrobes knocked out with a sledge hammer, forgetting the were attached to the ceiling, half the ceiling came down and we had a skylight to the loft! Day Two: He decided the easiest way for him to get the wardrobe rubbish (and half the ceiling) out into the back garden was to throw it out the back bedroom window......forgetting about the conservatory and garden furniture!!! Yup you guessed it, roof cracked and patio furniture smashed! Day Three: Windows varnished, varnished beautifully, but shut too soon and stuck together so a broken window pain whilst trying to get the window back open! In the end and a few hundred pounds more than expected he did finally make a beautiful job of the bedroom, I'm hoping things will go a little smoother this time, I am scared to come home from work! LOL I'll keep you posted.................

Monday, 21 June 2010

Happy Fathers Day Papa Wonka......a day late I know!

Good morning fellow crafting buddies, I am off to work in a mo so will make this a quick one. This is the card that I made for my Dad for fathers day, I also used the theme of Travel/Holiday from this weeks Penny Black challenge, well I needed one cool cat for one cool Dad:I have used a retired SU paper and yet another of my bargain Caz stamps (I have nearly used them all!). The "Dad" has been done with some of my American Crafts rub ons. I also thought you might like to see what I gave him, I got him a couple of presents. Firstly ever since I brought him some Crocs a couple of years ago he has fallen in love with them! He wears them all summer long but since the arrival of Rosie (Border collie pup) last year they are now some what nibbled! So I have got him a new pair. For his second gift, whilst having a sort out I found an old pic of us in a photo booth, taken when I was about 15, I have had it enlarged and framed it. As much as it pains me to show youI thought you would like a peep of a very young and much lighter Mrs would?..........well you will have to wait until tomorrow.......LOL See you then! xxx

Sunday, 20 June 2010

SWU Colour Challenge

Good morning I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, I am off to a family BBQ later for Fathers Day, I hope you are all having fun whatever you are up to. This is my card for the colour challenge: I have used Pixie Pink, More Mustard & Real Red, an interesting combination, not entirely sure it is a successful one. Oh well, we can't always love everything we do. I will pop back tomorrow with a peep at the fathers day card I have made for Papa Wonka, it also doubles up as an entry for the latest Penny Black challenge, I love it when that happens! See ya later alligator...........

Friday, 18 June 2010

Welcome to the world baby Spencer!

Morning all, I mentioned last week that we were off to visit Mr Wonkas best buddies new baby well here is the card that I made for them.I have used "Bashfull Blue" DSP papers along with a pram image from the "Fun & Fastnotes SU stamp set. I have printed the greeting to include the bubbas name and birth date. They loved the card but not as much as I loved squidging the new bubba! He is a real cutie. I am off to Essex today shopping with my best buddy! First stop "The Range" I hope some crafting bits don't accidentally end up in my I expect we will have a leisurely lunch then pop off to have our nails done! Ohhhhh I love days off! I'll be back soon with some exciting news about how you can grab yourself a crafty bargain or two! x

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Happy Birthday Hannah, Penny Black Challenge!

Morning campers, this is my card for one of my best buds birthdays, can you guess her I have made it using the Penny Black challenge sketch so will also be entering it into the challenge.I have used one of my bargain Caz Penny Black stamps and teamed it with some of the new "Green at Heart" Basic Grey papers. I have coloured it with watercolour pencils and have used my SU alphabet for the "Hannah". I'm off to work in a bit so will pop back soon. x

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Just Desserts!

I thought I would share with you the nummy desserts we had at Mr Wonkas birthday bbq! There was a strawberry & vanilla cream puff made by my own fair hands, an Oreo cheesecake made by friends and a chocolate strawberry cream cake by Mummy Wonka! There was a few of us and we nearly all managed second! YUM YUM PIGS BUM! I'll be back soon, I am currently slaving away over a mag commission using the scrummy new Elzybell stamps................ x

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Fox & Friend Class Thursday 17th June 7.30pm

I will be teaching this Jenny Moors "Fox & Friends" class at my house on Thursday evening, I have a couple of spaces left so just email me if you would like to come and join in. You will be making the above class and will be provided with everything you need, maybe even a few choccy biscuits too!!! The cost is only £10, first come first served! I'll be back soon!!!! x

Monday, 14 June 2010

Gift Card Holder Wallet!

I did say I would pop back today with a pic of Nat's prezzie, so here I am, & here it is......... She's off to Monico on Wednesday so I brought her a book token so she could chill by the pool with a good book or two! That's if she can sip cocktails and read at the same time! Am I sounding bitter and jealous..........LOL It matches her card that I blogged yesterday. It opens up and has a little wallet in the middle for you to slip in your gift card!Clever huh!
I can't take the credit though I saw it on a blog and printed the instructions off about 18 months ago, I cut and pasted them into a word doc so can't remember who it was to give credit too so let me know if anyone knows!
Had better dash as I am off to work today! Catch ya later alligator! x

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Happy Birthday Natster! (for yesterday!)

Yesterday it was Natalie's birthday and so I thought I would show you the card that I made for her, it had to be SU of course! I'm sure I will spot it on a sample board in the near future! LOLI have used "Bella Bleu" papers with the "Flight of the Butterfly" stamp set. I went through a phase of using this all the time so it was nice to pick it up again! The card is "Bordering Blue" teamed with good old Kraft card & ribbon! Tony Macaroni had a fab birthday and we had a lovely time together. We have more birthday celebrating to do today with a family BBQ so had better go and chop the onions!!!! Have a happy Sunday & i'll be back tomorrow to show you the gift card holder that I made Nat to match her card x

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Happy Birthday Tony Macaroni!!!!!!!

Today is Tony Macaroni (aka Mr Wonka's) birthday and this is the card that I have made for him. I have cased it from a card Julie made, she makes delish cards, you can see her cards over at her blog Julies Japes.He loves beer and cricket and I was bored of making cricket cards so here is a beer one for him. I have used "Spiced Cider" papers and the "Cheers to you" stamp set. This is why i LOVE Stampin' Up! everything matched so easily! I am working this morning then we are having a couple of friends round for the evening, then a HUGE family BBQ on Sunday. So lets hope that the weather improves!!! I also want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my SU partner in crime "Natalie" she is 21 again today! I hope you have a nice weekend planned. I'll be back to show you Nat's card tomorrow!

Friday, 11 June 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge Card

It is Mr Wonkas birthday tomorrow and this is the card that Olive and Arthur have made for him! Hasn't their crafting improved? Not bad for two puddy cats! LOLOlive decided that she would like to use the sketch over at Papertake Weekly for her inspiration and Arthur wanted to use red, white and blue as he is feeling very british this weekend and looking forward to the world cup kick off! The Penny Black stamp is called "Brimming with love" and the paper is from a hostess SU set. I hope you will agree they done a great job ;) Mr Wonka & I are off to visit friends today who have just had a baby boy, I can't wait to get my mitts on little Spencer! I'll pop back tomorrow and show you the card that I have made for Mr Wonka! Have a happy Friday! xxx

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Happy Birthday Eloise!

This is a birthday card that I was asked to make for a colleagues daughter. I love love love making children's cards!I have used the "All in the family" set and have coloured it in using Regal Rose and Lavender Lace ink pads. The name had age have been added using the "Schoobook Sefif" alphabet and number stamp sets. The paper is from the SU range "Sweet Always" which unfortunately is now discontinued and the "Eloise" was stamped using the Regal Rose ink pad. I hope that she likes it, she won't be receiving it till the weekend! I am working this afternoon so had better plod back to the craft room and get on with my work! See you soon X

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Sketch Saturday Challenge Card!

I did say that I would be back today with another Penny Black card, so here it is:

It is for the Sketch Saturday challenge. I have used there sketch for my inspiration.

The Surfer cat is one of my super bargain stamps from Caz, I love this image and have just the person who I can send this too!

I have used some really old Doodlebug paper and some SU navy card! I have coloured the image using my watercolour pencils and have added a spot of glitter on the sea! The brads are lime sugar coated brads by Doodlebug.

I had better scoot as I have been contacted by a new magazine to do some cards and I want to get them in nice and early!

I'll pop back soon xxx

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge "Sorry" Card

Good morning, WOW what a hectic weekend I have had! We had friends to stay and didn't seem to stop all weekend, I need another one to get over this one. Having a job really does play havoc with my social life! LOL This is my card for Penny Black challenge this week. The challenge was to include swirls, or it may have been curls......I'm sure this qualifies though! I have made this for my friend Helen as I was awful and completely forgot her birthday! BAD FRIEND ALERT!!!!! I then forgot to send the belated card so I have now moved onto the sorry card! Sorry Helen! I have used SU red papers and cards and a QK revolution die for my flourishes, the ribbon is white taffeta and the greeting is from a book of American Craft rub ons that have been kicking around my craft room for 100 years! I have got to scoot as I need to get ready for work. I have got another cute Penny Black card to show you tomorrow so see you then! x

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge!

Yeah it's time for another theme challenge over at Stamp With Us! The theme this time is "Get Well" & here is my card.I have used the "Loads of Love" stamp set with "Spiced Cider" papers. The ribbon is kraft taffeta and I have added a little touch of doodling too! I am sporting a rather red face today so will be trying to stay out of the sun! Might be tricky as we are off to a BBQ at Mum & Dads! hey ho! I hope you have a lovely day whatever you are up to! Be back soon xxx

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Black & White Wedding Card

I have finally finished my wedding invitation commission! YEAHHHHHHH they are packed and posted and I never want to see another oval diamante buckle for as long as I live! So what was my first job after I finished the 4 million invites???? Yup you guessed it a wedding card! It was for a friend so coudn't say no really! The black & white papers are from the latest "My Minds Eye" collection. I think they are super yummy! I don't have a clue who Martin & Caroline are but they had a super sunny wedding day yesterday! I had better scoot as I have one of my best buddies from Birmingham staying and we are going to have a monster brunch in the garden so I had better get slicing my mushrooms! I hope you all have plans for this glorious day! See you soon xxx

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Crate Paper "Paper Doll" Papers Card No 2

First things first...........I'm so excited!!!!!!!! I have just booked to go on my first SU convention. It takes place in November, I missed last years in Germany so I just had to go to this one! I'm really looking forward to a crafty weekend without having to work! I will tell you about it afterwards! As promised here is the second card that I made using the "Paper Doll" papers that I had left over from my commission.

I made this for a friend who has just had a little girl called "Sydney Rose" what a beautiful name, I love it!

I'll be back soon xxx

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Crate Paper "Paper Doll" Papers

I think that must have been the quickest bank holiday in history. It really went by in a flash. I was working Saturday morning then the rest of the weekend I was finishing off a wedding invitation order (still not finished!!!!!) If I ever mumble about doing any more wedding stationary please SHOOT me! It has to be the worst craft job in the world! LOL serves me right for making such a complex design! Before I started the invites I had just finished a commission for "Simply Cards & Papercraft" magazine and I used the new "Paper Doll" range by Crate Paper. They have the cutest papers and die cuts in the range I had a few bits left so have made a couple of cards to give you a sneak peek.This is the first one, I have just used both sides of one of the patterned papers and a white card blank. The white strip across the middle has been punched with the SU eyelet punch and the greeting is an old rub on from Natalies shed! I will pop back and show you the other one tomorrow. See you then xxx