Thursday, 25 October 2012


Evening all. Just to let you know we are moving house in 3 weeks time which is why I haven't been on recently and probably won't be now until my craft room is set up again in the new house.  Can't wait to move as I will have an office of my's just all the hard work packing/moving/decorating beforehand!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Top Three!!!

Yay! I got into the top three at My Mums craft Shop Challenge 'Love is all around' with my Ruby Wedding exploding box card.... am very chuffed  :-)

Friday, 5 October 2012

Free-For-All Friday

Evening all.  So today is my cousin's son's birthday. He is Dr Who mad so I decided to have a go at designing a Tardis shaped card to cut out on my Cricut.I managed to find the Police box signs and an interior image online, which completed the card. Very pleased with this one!

Nite nite

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Exploding Box Card

Evening All,

So I finished the 2 exploding box cards that were ordered, one in Pink for a Wedding Day and one in Red for a Ruby Wedding Anniversary.  I am so pleased with these and they will definitely be going on the website. I am also experimenting with other items to put in these boxes for other occasions; New Baby, Birthday, Valentines, etc.

Here are some photos of the Ruby Wedding one:

I have entered this in this week's Moving Along with the Times Challenge 'Seeing Red' and My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 'Love is all around'.  That's all for now.

Monday, 24 September 2012


...Oops, I forgot to say, I didn't come anywhere in those challenges, but at least I bucked up enough courage to enter them and looking forward to entering some more in the future.

Hello...again :-s

Sorry it's been so long again, but we've all been busy and plagued with illnesses, the latest being sickness and diarrhoea, which we are still recovering from.  Hey ho, onwards and -slowly - upwards.

I've had an order for two wedding exploding box cards, one needed for collection on Wednesday and one needed for the weekend, both the same design (one I've successfully made previously) just different colours and written details. So I cut out the basic card shapes today - during the brief time Sophie was able to relax enough to sleep - and will be putting the first one together tomorrow, piccies to follow.

Thursday, 23 August 2012


No crafting today, have been struggling all day with allergies after cleaning the house.  But I have been browsing the web tonight and reading blogs and decided to enter one of my cards into a challenge. I keep seeing these challenges and think 'Ooh what a good idea', so thought it was about time I entered some.

I've entered Fab n Funky Challenge #135 Use Leaves somewhere  entry number 25 and Moving Along with the Times Shape up with anything but square entry number 104.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tot's Tuesdays

Started work on a new boys card design today. Little boys love trains, or all the ones I've met do. So I've started working on a double fold train card on SCAL. Looking forward to finishing this on the next TT.

Masculine Mondays

Yesterday's makings ran over into today due to a certain little person's poorly teeth.  I was searching for some masculine inspiration on-line and came across something similar, so decided to have a go.  Here's the result, I'm so pleased with this one. It will definitely be one for the website.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Tots Tuesday

I took advantage of Sophie's long sleep this morning to make a card for a certain young danish boy's birthday.
Thanks to Birds Cards, I found a very suitable svg file.  Here's a clue; all the bits cut ready to construct my card.

I'll post the card on the next Tots Tuesday post, after the birthday has passed.

Monday, 13 August 2012


Well, I'm not crafting today. Instead I'm having an organising and planning day.  If you look on the right hand side now, you'll find a list of Frequent Themes for you to browse if, for instance, you're only interested in cards with flowers, or cards with get the drift.

I've also decided to plan my days a bit better. Rather than just sitting at my craft table and waiting for inspiration, my week will now consist of Masculine Mondays, Tots Tuesdays, Women's Wednesdays, Themed Thursdays and Free-for-All Fridays. I'm planning to have weekends off, but if I can't keep away because inspiration is flowing, then there will be a Weekend Wonders Post!

I'm still here...

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. Life has overtaken us once again.  We've all been ill again - within one week, Wayne was rushed into hospital with suspected Viral Meningitis (thank god it wasn't), I had another bout of Gastritis and Sophie caught Chicken Pox. With that, Sophie's teething, crawling / exploring, I've not had too much time to craft, but am now back en route again.

Here are my latest personal makes, in June...


Friday, 8 June 2012

It's back!

My Cricut's back!  Thanks Mum-in-Law for dropping off yesterday x

Continuing on today with card making for family birthdays and Fathers Day, as well as making/designing/planning for the sale at Little Mouselings

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Back to basics...

Well, I feel like my right arm's been cut off.  I (stupidly) left my cricut at Mum-in-Laws last weekend and have cards to make!  So I've had to go back to my pre-machine craft life - colouring in, hand cutting, etc! The one card I need immediately has been finished and I am pleased with - will post on here at the weekend after the recipient has had it!  The others can wait, I was just trying to be a bit more organised than I normally am!

So I'm spending my days designing and sorting out papers for projects, in readiness for when I get my machine back to start producing in earnest, ready for the sale at Little Mouselings next month.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

January - April 2012 makings...

Sophies invites for her baby naming...

Birthday Cards...

A birthday present...

A keepsake for Sophie's Guardians...

I'm still here!!!

So it's been 4 months since I posted last.  No excuses really, things that have happened happen to normal families - winter colds, mainly - and then there are the other things which don't happen every day - scarlet fever, Sophies Baby naming (and all the preparation), birthdays, Sophies first night away, moving her into the nursery.....the list goes on.  The good news is that we are still here and everything is going really well. Sophie is now sitting up on her own and starting to move around. I really don't think it will be long until she is crawling. She is certainly giving me a run for my money at the moment and it will only get worse when she is fully crawling.  So I've decided to put the last 4 months makings into a picture sequence for you to browse.
I will post again soon...that's a promise x