Sunday, 31 July 2011

Christmas in July!! Lasting Memories Challange!

Good Morning! Another Lasting Memories challenge dt post for you this morning! The challenge this week is Christmas in July! I have used some pictures of my son's second christmas. We went to a Victorian Christmas day, there was a market, a Victorian Christmas street and lots of entertainment. It was really good, and we all enjoyed it. There also was a Victorian Santa, he was in green instead of red. He had all the children sit around him and he talked to them about the North Pole. 

The paper is from Dovecraft a few years ago. For the title, I took some chipboard letters and inked them in green ink, then I stamped them with a starry stamp in gold ink. The other letters are rub-ons from Making Memoires on some tags. I threaded them on to some gold thread and added some holly and ric rac along side..

I look forward to seeing your Christams layouts!!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Thank you cards!

Hello, This week my Son has finished school for the summer! We have a fun filled 6 weeks planned!! I made this card earlier in the week for his teacher to say thank you. I thought I would share it with you-

 I used Nursery Rhymes cartridge, The paper is My Mind's Eye. I used some Bakers twine and a X Cut punch. The stamp is from a Honey and Hugs set. I added some pearl pen to the girl's bow. 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge!

Hello! How are you? It is another Lasting Memories Challenge! This week the challenge is all about the title!! I usually think about the title at the end of a layout, and I am bit rubbish of thinking them up! They are usually quite simple. But today I found the pictures and then thought of the title and took it from there. These pictures are of my little girl, she is such a clown!! She loves making people laugh and is always pulling funny faces.

 I am a bit of a lazy crafter, I tend to use whatever is out on my table. I had used this paper earlier in the week for a card and it was still out so I used it again for this layout. It is good in one way because I use up my paper (which means I can buy more without feeling guilty!!) but it also means that sometimes my posts tend to have the same paper-sorry!! But I have used We R Memory Keepers paper. I cut the title out from the Hannah Montana cartridge at 3 1/2", I cut the blue out in capitals and the pink in lower case letters. I used a My Pink Stamper stamp, the embellishments are Making Memories. The ribbon is from Hobbycraft. I used a X-cut border punch.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you can play along!!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Anniversary Card

Hello, I have an Anniversary card  to share with you this evening,using Sweethearts cartridge-

 The paper is Dovecraft and the stamps are from Docraft and Hobbycraft. I added some Viva Deor pearl pen to the lady to make an earring and a necklace.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

B is for Birthday!

Hello, How are you? My little girl is going to go to nursery for one morning a week in September, and yesterday and today we went for a taster session. She went right in without any problems and love it! I was very proud of her. I walked there both times, so it took most of the afternoon, so I haven't had much time the past 2 days to make any thing, but I squeezed in a little crafting before dinner tonight and made this card for Cricut Cardz Challenge-which is a Monogram challenge!
 I used We R Memory Keepers patterned paper-I love this paper and use it all the time (Sorry!) but I want to use every scrap of it!! I cut the 'B' from Plantin at 4", I cut out the letter and shadow. and the balloons are from Create a Critter cut at 3 1/2". The stamp is from My Pink Stamper. I'm not sure where the ribbon is from.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Challenge me Monday-Ice Cream!!

Hello, I love summer! But it hasn't really started here yet! It has been raining for the past two weeks-it feels more like April than July. So this week's Challenge Me Monday over at Fantabuous Cricut has really helped to make me feel like Summer! The challenge is to use a cool treat on a project. Here is my card-

I used Once Upon A Princess for the girl, and Peachy Keen stamps for her face. The ice-lolly is from Doodlecharms and I put some glitter glue on it. The greeting is MPS and the papers are We R Memory Keepers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge- Add Distressing!

Hello, How are you? Over at Lasting Memories this week's challenge is really exciting! It is to use distressing on your layout. Here is my layout-

 This picture is from Cornwall a few years ago. The paper has a great distressed edge, it is from We R Memory Keepers. I took some chipboard from Heidi Grace Designs. I inked them in blue ink from Papermania, and stamped a flourish and edged the letters in black ink. I mounted the photo onto black card, and added some black stones to the corners. I ran a tape runner all along the blue ribbon and stuck it across the bottom. I stamped the journaling tag on some cream card and cut it out.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call!

I am very excited about the design team call over at My Pink Stamper!! I am a BIG fan, I love Robyn's videos and her projects. I have been thinking about what I might do for the design call since I saw a comment about it on her website, which is nothing like what I have ended up doing!! The challenge is to use the colours-Orange, Turquoise, Green & Brown. So here is my entry-

 I have used-
Stamps: My Pink Stamper set- Family & Friends
Paper and cardstock: We R Memory Keepers- Vintage Blue
Flowers: Prima Flowers
Buttons: Woodware
Ribbon: Craft
Cricut Cartridges: Plantin SchoolBook, Once Upon A Princess
Brown ink 

I love this cardstock, it already had the stitching on it. I cut the patterned paper to fit inside the middle square, and tore the bottom edge. I stuck green ribbon and crocheted ribbon along the bottom. I cut the title from Once Upon A Princess, at 1 1/4" in brown card. I added some scraps of patterned paper that I had left over from the set. For the tag, I cut it out from Plantin at 3 3/4", and cut a small piece of cream card and stamped 'special' from 'something special' and 'baby' in the bottom corner. I just need to add some journaling to this tag. Finally I added some flowers with buttons on them.

I love these pictures of my baby girl! She was only a month old when these were taken. She really is a special baby, she never should have come home from the hospital. But through the power of prayer she is healthy and with us! She is such a blessing to our family!!

Thank you for stopping by!!

Getting Scrappy Challenge.

Hello, I have a layout to share with you this afternoon for the Getting Scrappy Challenge, this week it is a photo inspiration-
 Here is my LO-
I used a phrase from Once Upon a Princess, cut at 4 3/4". The paper is from Colorbox. This is a picture of my son and husband singing at a Primary talent show at church.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Where have I been??!!

Hello! I have really missed doing posts!! I have been so busy, my daughter turned 2 on Monday, we had a big family and friends party last Saturday. All of last week I was so busy getting ready for it and didn't have anytime to do anything. I wasn't even able to do my post for Lasting Memories. But things have finally calmed down a bit, so this evening I have spent some time doing the challenge. This week this challenge is to use mosaic on a layout. Here is my LO, these pictures are of my son playing in a fountain in London last summer. They were all so cute it is hard to choose just one!
I used American Crafts paper and letter stickers. I cut out a tab from 'From my Kitchen' cartridge and the stamp is from My Pink Stamper. I added some buttons. I just need to add some journaling.

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Fantabulous Cricut-Challenge Me Monday!

Good Morning! It is a lovely morning here, I think summer has finally started...fingers crossed!! This morning I have my post for Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut! This week the challenge is Pool Time-to use water on a project. Here is my card-
 I used Plantin SchoolBook and Design Studio to make the heart card. I used the heart, it is about 5" and a small rectangle to join 2 hearts together. I flipped the second heart and welded it all together. On the same mat I also had 2 hearts to use for layers. The stamp is a Belles 'n Whistles coloured with Promarkers. I knotted a piece of American Crafts ribbon on the side and stamped a 'fun' from a MPS set.

I am looking forward to seeing what you can do with this challenge!!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge-Summer Mini Album.

 Hello, I have my mini album to share with you today for the Lasting Memories Challenge to make a summer mini album. I have used some pictures from a picnic we had a few weeks ago. Here is what I used-
 I used one sheet of 12"x12" paper, it is best to use a double sided sheet. This paper is from We R Memory Keepers scored every 3", then I turned the paper and scored again every 3", making squares.

 Then cut along the score lines, starting with the first score line cut from 3" down, turn the paper the other side and cut from 3" down again, and finally turn back to the first side and cut the last score line, again from 3" down. This will make a 'm' shape.

Begin concertina folding the squares to make a little book. TIP: fold with the side you want to be the pages on the inside.

Next you can cut corners from some of the squares to make pockets, and also cut 3 sides of a square to make a flap-

The next thing is to decorate the pages. I used bits of ribbons, buttons and pearls. I also used stamps to add messages throughout the book.

To make the covers, take 2 3 1/4" Squares of chipboard and cover this with coordinating papers. 

 To put the book together, take a length of ribbon and line it up along the middle of the covers, leave a gap between the covers of about the same thickness as the pages (I accidently deleted the picture of this-sorry!) and enough ribbon on either side to tie it all closed , then stick the pages to the front and the back covers. 

Finally decorate the front cover, I used some American Crafts Ribbon and Papermania stickers
 Here are a few pages-I just need to add some journalling-
Thank you stopping by!!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Party Invitations

Hello, My baby girl is 2 this month! I can't believe how fast it has gone. She is the sweetest, most loving girl. I am very excited for her birthday! Last night my husband's cousion (and one of my good friends) helped me make these cute little invites for her party. The cupcake is from Doodlecharms and I cut the envelopes from Cricut Sample. The cards are 3" squares, the paper is from We R Memory Keepers.

Thanks for stopping by! 

I have entered this into Cricut 360 challenge to make a invite!