Thursday, 28 June 2012

And for the Birthday girl....

Hi all,

Just dashing around before I go on holiday, I am never quite sure if all the pre holiday stress is worth the actual holiday ??? Yes I think it is !

So before I go, I promised I would share with you the special box card I made for my sister.

I knew how I wanted it to be but it wasn't as easy to get there as I thought....

As all things haberdashery are on trend (and I love it all !!) I went with that theme

This was the front, and inside...

I can't list all the items I used as I hunted through my stash for likely subjects, but the stamps were Crafty Individuals mostly and the paper is the Prima Songbird range.

See you when I get back.


Monday, 18 June 2012

For the Boys

Had a lovely weekend with my family down in Kent to celebrate not only Fathers Day but my siblings birthday. They were both born on Fathers Day so it always makes for a busy weekend.

First up is the card I made for my brother.

This was made with a Kanban Topper, paper from my stash and finished off with a rub on sentiment and some card candy. I rather liked the colour combo here, not one I've used before.

And here is the Fathers Day card I made for my 'Diamond Dad'

This came courtesy of some free paper and Crafty Individuals Stamp set CI-334. I also used the Tim Holtz rosette die and my favourite Molly Bloom bunting stamp. The DAD was made with my trusty Cricut.

We had a fab day and I even got a little bit of crafting in with my lovely nieces before the celebrations got under way !

Show you the girly card next time...


Monday, 11 June 2012


Hello all,

Just a quick post. I have been very busy card preparing...that is deciding what I am going to do but not assembling it all. So I have about half a dozen cards to put together.

I have finished off one special card but can't show that off yet !!

Anyway I'll show you these cards I made a little while back.

It was one of those evenings when I just fancied doing some cutting out, and happened across a CD I had bought and not used. It is "Sew Cute " by Chameleon Card Craft, I printed out some sheets and made some little A5 cards. As I have been making big 8 x 8 cards for a while now it made quite a change.

As I was cutting I realised they are the same as the Nitwits collection.

I think they are fun and cute and I loved making them which is what it's all about isn't it ?

And the good news is that they have been passed on to be sold for charity, so happy days all round.

Heres hoping the weather gets better soon...

Laurie x

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Jubilee Weekend

And what a shame about the weather. After all the lovely sunshine when we really need it , it's gone !

Hey ho that's blighty for you.

Anyway, however you are celebrating have a great weekend.

I made this card back in Feb for my pal Suzy and thought I'd blog it on an appropriate occasion.

Supplies were;

Stamps Crafty Individuals CI-334, and Molly Bloom bunting
Paper from my stash
Craftwork Card Candy
Couture Creations Embossing Folder- Lovingly Baroque

I shall enter this card into the Crafty Individuals June Challenge- A Summer Ball.