I've finally got round to creating a blog!! It's only taken me forever!! You'll have to bear with me as it will take me a while to figure out how to do everything!!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Age cards

Just a quick one today as have visitors coming soon.
I've made some age cards for children's birthdays this week. I pinched the idea from a recent card making magazine, but for the life of me can't remember which one or where I've put it. Will update if I can locate it.
They had loads of suggestions for using numbers on cards, so I had a set of numbers from Wilkinsons and thought I'd use them up.
It doesn't really look too childlike in the picture but is v bright and colourful. I am toying with the idea of stamping "You are" at the top and "Happy Birthday" or "What a great age to be" at the bottom. Haven't decided yet.Not suer if you can tell, but one of the numbers is larger than the others and popped up on 3D foam pads to make it stand out more than the others. It's not a great pic, I'm rubbish with the camera.

Right, have lovely weekends everyone. I'm off to Febreeze curtains and all sorts of exciting things!!!!! No crafting for me til Monday :-((

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Chicken Run

Am just uploading a picture of our chicken run for Luke.

We are thinking we might make it a little bigger as the birds are already slightly larger than we expected and they are still quite young. We hadn't intended putting the coop in the run either, it was going to attach to one side but because of the design, it would have been v difficult to open.
When they have eaten all the grass, we are going to put down a membrane and fill with woodchip. The coop will be turned round and placed up at the other end. We've added a hanging basket to it to put cabbage and greens in, this was a v early pic before we had the birds. Will upload another when the weather improves. It's throwing it down at the moment!!

Monday, 9 April 2012


Not too sure how I've done it but I've been going through my old posts having been taught by Kathleen Mc how to put labels on posts. Thought I'd go back though old posts and label them, yet seem to have reposted a few of them!!! I do apologise xx

Little teddy cards

Evening folks,
Hope everyone's had a nice day. No thunderstorms today which has been a refreshing change. We've had loads over the last week or so.

Something a bit different from me today.

I've become a bit obsessed recently with small cards. I'm a bit of a 6" square kind of girl, or A6 as a general rule, and having spent my Easter holidays watching youtube videos instead of packing up my craft stuff ready for a house move, I've seen loads of 3" cards, or just generally rather small ones. I had some card blanks and envelopes that I'd bought from Botany Bay a few years ago and shoved in a drawer, in a lovely shade of blue. I used me 2 1/2" scalloped square punch to cut some forever friends paper and stuck them over some silver sticky ribbon. I got the set of teddy stickers from Home and Bargains for 80p and had some happy birthday peel offs that had been sat around for a while. I am really trying to use up as much stash as I can at the moment as when I move I'm getting a proper craft room and it'll overflow at the moment!!!!! xx

More little cards

Evening folks,
Hubby is off at some TVR meet thing this eve so it's me, a bottle of rose and the computer for the evening.I will regret this tomorrow when I haven't marked my books, have a headache and a sore neck from falling asleep on the sofa, but it feels good at the moment so who cares?

I've got some more little cards on the go at the moment. With the house move ever imminent, I thought it would be a good idea to stock up my card box so I have some to hand if an occasion arises before I've got all my stuff unpacked. I've made a set with no message so I can use them for whatever and just add an appropriate sentiment when needed.

The card blanks are from Botany bay gain, the ribbon is from Dovecrafts, I used mirricard and a 1/2" circle ounch and the owl stickers are v cute and from Accessorise. The hearts were part of the pack.

These cards are blank ones provided in the DoCrafts Goody Bags, the mirricard and circle punch features again and the paper is from a free pack that came with a magazine. Can't remember the name so will have to wait til I've unpacked my caft stuff. There's a strip of silver sticky ribbon to hide the paper join, and the sentiment stickers are part of a Forever Friends sticker set. The hearts came from a pack of stickers from Home and Bargain which cost 79p - it's my new craft supplies shop xx

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter Everyone!!!

Hope everyone is having a lovely relaxing Easter weekend. We have been v busy preparing for our new arrivals!!

I've always wanted chickens and it's become possible since we moved into our own house, so we decided Easter would be the perfect time to ge them!!!
Hermione (AKA Flighty Whitey!!) She is a White Star and so far seems a bit bonkers. She likes to try to take flight and had run up my husband's back within minutes of being in the run!!!

Ginny (AKA Lady Sussex, seems a bit high and mighty!) a White Sussex. She was a bit skittish at first but seems to have settled down now.

Luna, a speckeldy. Lovely, calm, quiet and cuddley.

And Ishmilla (named by my husband, therefire not a HP lady!). Also seems v calm and quiet and cuddly.

So that's my eggciting Easter news!! (Sorry!). Hope you're all having a lovely time. Planning a bit of crafting tomorrow as I did a bit of shopping yesterday whilst out getting chicken bits!!! I foresee a lot of cards with gardening and chicken themes!!! Happy crafting xx

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Finally - a crafting post!!!

At last!!! I've made a card!! I've actually made a few!!! And they would even be ok for men!!! It's been a long time coming, but it had to happen at some point!!

I'm off work for Easter so decided it would be ok to treat myself to some online crafty shopping as I could be at home to pick up the package. I've been wanting one of these
for ages. I decided I had to cut back on my crafty spending (which is excessive!) so haven't bought much in a while. But I decided this didn't count as it's an ongoing item rather than a new thing!!! I can talk myself into anything if I really want it!!!

So when it arrived I had to make stuff!! I was v strict about using up free stuff I have been getting off magazines so chose a 6x6 paper pack by "We Are Memory Keepers" which has a bit of a male colour scheme. So I picked out a few sheets of paper and began................

I got some really cute felt letters from the Works so thought I'd use those too as they fit in with the colour scheme.

This came next
Then this one......
And there was another one but I haven't finished it yet!!!!

Then I picked a pack of stickers from my incredibly large collection and so this happened!!!
I made a pack of 6 to tide me over with thank you's for a while!!

Something v exciting happened today as well, but I haven't managed to photograph it yet. Pop back on Easter Sunday to see what's been going on!!

Happy Easter everyone xx