Friday, 30 July 2010

Card 3, Hula Hula Puss!

This is the last card that we made:how cool is this super cool puss. It reminds me of Mr Wonka on our honeymoon......I can assure you that I have since hidden the shorts!!!!!! I hope that you have enjoyed seeing the Kitty creations, I only have one place left on the next class, it it on August 19th 7.30pm in Crawley, West Sussex and we will be using some super cutie stamps, feel free to email me for more details. I have got a manic manic day at work today, my boss has been on holiday for the last two weeks and I have been on my own. I can't wait for her to get back next week! Be back soon xxx

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Card 2, Chillaxin Rubber Ring Kitty!

Here the second card that we made:

This is one of my fave summer images, I could soooooooooo do with a pool, ring and cold drink right now, everyone seems to be going away apart from me :(

Oh well he ho, the products are SU card and Imaginise papers. See you tomorrow with the last summer cool kitty!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Card 1, Super cool surfer cat.......

As promised here is one of the cards that we made at class last week. I have used a Penny black stamp, an SU greeting and Imaginise summer papers. The buttons are from my stash and the greeting is made using the scallop oval & word window punches. See you tomorrow with another class card x

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A little peep at my new class..........

I thought I would show you this fab pic of the lovely Sarah and Junie Moon at my class last week (don't they look great!), we all had such a lovely chilled out time and I can't wait for the next one. It was just an evening of swapping hints tips and sharing crafters knowledge, which I love! I will pop back over the next three days and show you the cards we made.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Penny Black Saturday "Christmas in July" Challenge

This week it is Christmas in July over on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge , Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I just love making my Christmas cards. This is my card for the challenge:I have used one of my fave Penny Black cat stamps and a Penny Black greeting. The paper is last years My Minds Eye "Colourful Christmas" range, which I absolutely adore. I have used one of the die cut snowflakes to embellish. The DT have made such lovely cards, do pop over and have a peep. x

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Latest Issue of Papercraft Essentials

I am lucky enough to be in this months issue of Papercraft Essentials so I thought I would show you the cards I made for the article: I was asked to create my own embellishments using the new X-Cut cut and emboss punches: I teamed them with the new Cottage Wall papers from SU I also used some of the new yummy yummy polka dot ribbon. I have also used the "Say it with scallops" greetings. & not forgetting a touch of glitter here and there....... This last one is my favorite, I love the wreath effect and can already see it in Christmas colours......Yum I hope that you like them, as usual my camera doesn't have a glitter setting so you can't see them in all their nummyness! I'm sorry that I have been a little AWOL, I am finally catching up with a few things and have a little time to blog.

Thursday, 22 July 2010


Sorry I have been awol, I have finally finished the invites and am now up to my eyes in magazine work, I will pop back soon and show you what we are making at my class tonight. xxx

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Nothing from me today!!!!

Nothing to report today apart from the fact that I still haven't finished the invites and this is what my craft table looks like! I hope to resurface soon with some more crafty projects!!!!!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Papercraft Inspirations Show & Tell.

Morning fellow bloggonians, today is show and tell, these are the latest cards that I have had published in the latest issue of Papercraft Inspirations.The commission was to make four different car themed cards, that can be created from paper templates: This isn't my usual style of crafting but I always enjoy the challenge that these commissions give me. This is my fave one as it reminds me of my first car, a VW Beetle. Ohhhhh how I lurved that car!

I have lost the other pic of the other card so you will have to grab yourself a copy and have a peep.

I had better scoot diddly ooot as I am only half way through making the day invitations (60) and am yet to start the evening invitations (100) ARGHHHH

I'll be back soon xxxx (if I don't get buried under the wedding invites!)

Friday, 16 July 2010

Pink Heart Birthday Cupcakes & Lelli Kelly Shoes

These are the cupcakes that I made for my friends daughters birthday party. They have got pink polka dot cases, vanilla sponge, chocolate frosting with a pink fondant heart and glitter. basically the perfect cupcake for a birthday princess! She loved them, although didn't look much like a princess with chocolate round her chops!!!! I thought I would also share with you what I got her for her birthday, If you have never heard of Lelli Kelly before they are the most beautiful range of girls shoes, full of beads and flowers and glitter. Basically crafters embellished shoes:How cool are they!!! I want some!!!! I was indeed super Auntie Wonka when she got her mits on them! Finally I am slogging through the wedding invites, NEVER again!!!!!! I will give you a progress report tomorrow! xxx

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Sketch Saturday Challenge Card

Morning Bloggers! Another challenge for me today, this time for the Sketch Saturday challenge blog. Here is the card that I have made:This stamp was a little prezzie from the scrumdiddlyumptious Kimbus McFeebus and this is its first outing. I have teamed it with some pumpkin pie and taken with teal cardstock and some papers from the Sweetpea paper stack. Not my normal colours but I am quite happy with it. I am off to work for a few hours this morning then I am cracking on with the 160, yes you did read that right 160 wedding invitations that my husband so kindly volunteered me to make for a colleague!!!!! ARGHHHHHH Finally, thank you for the great response about my classes, I have replied to your emails and can't wait to see you next Thursday. I'll pop back tomorrow with some cupcakes that I have recently made for one of my best friends daughters birthday. See you then xxx

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Ohhhhhhhh how exciting! (Well I'm excited!)

I'm so excited to be able to tell you about my new classes that I will be running from my house in West Sussex! I do teach locally and love doing it and will continue to do it but I will also be holding one class a month from home starting at the end of this month. I will be using a variety of different products and will be making 3-4 cards per class. All classes will start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.30pm (YEAH RIGHT) I will provide all the materials (to make 3-4 cards) and refreshments but I do ask that you bring a basic tool kit with adhesives. I always colour my images with ink pads or watercolour pencils if you prefer a different medium then feel free to bring your pro-markers/copics etc etc etc (ink pads and watercolour pencils will be provided) Here are the dates and themes for the first 3 months. July 22th Male Meowing Summer Cards August 19th Mimi & Betsy Bluebell (she is sooooooooo cute!) September 23rd Happy hedgies! the Oct, Nov & Dec classes will all be focusing on Christmas I will announce dates and details in a few weeks for these ones. The classes will be £10 per person and payable in advance (if you wanted to come to all three then only £10 would be required now and you can pay for the Aug class at the July class, you get the gist) If you would like any further information then please email me and I will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Friday Sketchers Challenge Card!

Morning everyone! Don't worry I won't be tempting you with any culinary delights this morning, I'm back to my card making! This is a card that I have made for the Friday Sketchers challenge. It is for my goddaughter who is 12 today! I can't believe how quickly it has gone!

I have used one of my new Penny Black stamps along with some My Minds Eye papers, the greeting is SU as is the punches and ribbon.

I will be back tomorrow with some information on classes I will soon be running, focusing in cutes and colouring in, so if you are local to me then pop back then! xxx

Monday, 12 July 2010

Anyone for pavlova?

My apologies for a lack of card today but I really wanted to show you my (if I do say so myself) rather splendid pavlova that I made for my Dad for fathers day, I am very lucky to have the best Dad in the world ( I may be a little bias! LOL) and the occasion called for a splendid full fat high calorie dessert! So here it is......... Here is the side view where you can spy the lashings and lashings of strawberry's and cream...... Hope that has set your taste buds off on this Monday morning, I'm off to work in a mo so I will be back tomorrow with a crafty creation for you.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Second Hand Craft Sale Take Two

I did say that I would pop back today and let you know how I & you can earn a few pennys from our crafting. A couple of months ago I held a second hand craft sale in Horley, Surrey! Well guess what? I'm doing it all again!!!! YEAH!!!!!!! There were massive bargains to be had last time, Cricut cartridges from £5 and Penny Black stamps from £1!! Yup you missed some bargains if you didn't come last time! It is free entry to come and grab a bargain,there will be over 12 stalls and refreshments for you to have a rest in between stalls! You may even get to sample a famous Mrs Wonka cupcake (for a small charge! lol) It will be on Sat Oct 23rd and will be from 10am-2pm. I have already booked 75% of the tables but still have some still available. If you would like to have a table and get rid of some of your surplus stash (we all have it!) then please do not hesitate to contact me and I can give you all the information. I will of course remind you all about this nearer the time, but this is one not to miss!!!!! I am excited about it already!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Georgina's Birthday Chocolate Twirl Cupcakes

As promised here are the chocolate twirl cupcakes that I made for Georgina's birthday. They are vanilla sponge with chocolate frosting, edible glitter and a twirl on top! Even though I say so myself they were more yummy than king yummy from yummyville! I am really enjoying my cupcake making and am getting more and more orders, I love that I can earn a few pennies from doing things I love. Speaking about earning a few pennies doing things I love I will pop back tomorrow and show you something that is very exciting for me!

Friday, 9 July 2010

Flight Of The Butterfly Exploding Box

Morning everyone, do you remember when I showed you the beautiful box that Maggie made for me a couple of weeks ago, well she got the original inspiration from one of Natalie's Stamp With Us online classes. I thought at the time that I would like to give it a go but after receiving Maggie's it spurred me on to have a go at it myself. I have made a few alterations but sticked with the theme and colours, this is the outside of the box:& this is what the box looks like when it has been popped open: I gave it to my boss and she really loved her birthday card with a difference I will pop back tomorrow and give you a peek at the chocolate swirly twirl cupcakes that I made for her. See you then xxx

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Simply Cards and Papercraft Article

As you may or may not know I am very lucky to work for a number of different crafting publications. Well I am now working for Simply Cards & Papercraft as well. I am in this months issue with a six page article! HOW EXCITING!!!!!! It is using the Flight Of the Butterfly stamps and Bella Bleu papers, you may be bored of seeing this combo, I love it and used it all the time! I have made a selection of pop up, pop out and three dimensional cards for the article and have received some really lovely comments that I am so grateful for. So if you get a chance to have a peep in real life then please do these pics really don't do them justice! I will be back soon xxx

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Happy Birthday Cherry Girl! Cute Card Thursday Challenge Card

Ohhhhhh I have fallen in love with the new Penny Black stamps, these little girls are so cute! I have made this card for a special friend and it also fits in with this weeks "Cute Card Thursday" challenge called "Lets Get Fruity"I have used some retired SU papers and teamed it with SU card and ribbon, the recipient isn't an SU fan (which I will never understand! LOL) but hopefully she will like this one!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Just a quick one today, here is a card that I have made for a colleagues daughter. I love making kids cards with the "All in the Family" & "Schoolbook Serif" stamp sets. I have had a peek at the new USA SU catalogue and they have some fantastic add ons for this set and I really really hope that we get them when we get our new book!

Monday, 5 July 2010

I'm still alive!!!!! A Little update on me, life and decorating!

Hi everyone, I am so sorry that I have been AWOL for over a week, I have unfortunately been very unwell, I have some new complications to an existing condition, all of which I could do without! I have managed to go into work here and there and hopefully I will turn a corner soon! I have survived the decorating and will have to show you some pics when I remember, we had a nightmare with my lovely wallpaper and it had to go back to the shop! :( GUTTED I now have two "Chocolate Chip" feature walls, which although not quite what a wanted still looks fab! Not too many other disasters, apart from a tin of emulsion on the conservatory carpet! Apparently it just tipped itself, I fear Mr Wonka hasn't been entirely truthful! It was due to be replaced so not too much of a problem really! I have done a few bits of baking and made a few bits and bobs so I will try harder to update this week. This is a pic that was taken of my Nephew last weekend, I was poorly and he turned himself into a monster to cheer me up! It worked! lol I hope that you are all well and have not suffered too much in this heat! I'll be back soon. x