Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Striking Embossed Card

I just had to play with all my new stash from the NEC so made this card last night. The background was created by coating an embossing folder with ink from my new Big and Juicy pad using a brayer. I've then outlined the embossing, added pearls to the centre of the flowers and stamped a butterfly and dragonfly. The mini easel was a bargain for £1 from Tiger!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Hobbycraft Show at NEC

On Friday I was lucky enough to go the Hobbycraft show at the NEC, where I met up with 14 of the lovely ladies from MSE. I got gorgeous handmade gifts from some of them, so a huge thank you - they already have pride of place on my mantelpiece! Anyway there was soo much stash there and loads of great techniques being demonstrated. Here's what I brought:

I shall definitely be going to the one in November, though i'll be taking a trolley next time as my back ached like mad after carrying everything around all day!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Purple Doggy Birthday Card

It was my best friend's 21st birthday yesterday so we went to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D. The film was brilliant and I think i'm officially hooked on the 3D effect as it's soo cool (even if you do have to wear goofy glasses)! Anyway I wasn't really happy with this card but, seeing as my friend's favourite colour is purple and she's just got a little Westie puppy, she absolutely loved it.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Homemade Sweets

This weekend I roped Martin into helping me make some handmade sweets for a "bake-off" we're having at work tomorrow. There's cherry cups, chocolate brittle and almond truffles all laid out on cute cupcake plates from Tescos. The recipes came from this great blog - definitely check it out as she's made some yummy looking things!

Friday, 19 March 2010

New Baby Girl Card

A family friend had a baby girl last week and we're going round to see them at the weekend, so i've made her this card. I brought the decoupage ages ago in preparation but then wasn't too sure what to do with it! It's quite busy for me but i'm pleased with how it's turned out - the little shoe charm is so cute and the roses very appropriate.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Butterfly Mother's Day Card

I haven't been doing very well with my cardmaking recently as I never seem to have time or am too knackered! This is my latest make and is obviously a mother's day card lol. My Mum loves purple and i've been itching to use these gorgeous Funky Vintage papers for ages. I die cut the letters, layered them on squares and then stuck alternate ones on with 3D pads to add dimension.

I'd like to enter this card into the Mother's Day competition over at Creative Craft World.