Friday, 26 March 2010

Birdcage Card.

At the moment I'm loving all things bird and birdcages, particularly when combined with greens in pastel or more zesty tones, as green is the perfect colour for Spring.  I made this card using papermania elements toppers. They are RRP £1.99 and come in many different designs. But, if you go to you can find them for just £1.19.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

My garden!

This is a story about my weekend spent in my garden with James:

We started with this................

We worked really hard................

We got to this......

We had a little visitor................

And we planted some lovely flowers...........

But my favourite part was finding Pedro the flower pig in Homebase..............

THE END!!!!!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Anitas 3D Butterflies......

At the minute I'm loving Anita's Dimensional Stickers - Fairy Wings. You get one sheet of dimensional holographic butterflies for just RRP £1.25.

I've made two cards with them so far:

1. Happily ever after.......

2. Just for my Mummy. (This was Mums Mothers Day card)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


I've been really enjoying making bracelets at the moment. These are so easy to make, just pick your beads, thread onto elastic and tie the ends off. I've made these ones with wooden beads and shell beads for a natural theme.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Fly away to fairy land.

At the moment I'm rediscovering monochrome. In this card I used black, white and tones of  grey and accented it with pink. I made this card using a topper set, I love these for a quick and easy make.

  • Take an A4 piece of black textured card and fold in half using a bone folder.
  • Matt a piece of patterned paper onto white card and mount onto the card blank with 3D foam pads.
  • Take four fairy toppers and arrange in a square onto the patterned paper.
  • Add a greeting, mine reads 'Make a wish and wave your wand then fly away to fairy land', and two buttons on either side.
  • Finish by adding gems to the fairies.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Glass painting...

Sorry for the long absence!!!!

I've been trying lots of new techniques recently. The first of them is glass painting. I really enjoyed doing this, although it's not as neat as I would have liked I don't think it's a bad first attempt.

I made this using an introduction kit from Reeves which gave all the tools and materials I needed for the project. It was a great little kit and I would recommend it to anybody wanting to give glass painting a try!!!

Monday, 1 March 2010

In March.....

  • Make and send your Mothers day cards. Try a bunch of homemade paper daffodils as a unique gift.
  • Brighten up your look for spring with some handmade jewellery. Try pretty pastels for a beautiful spring look.
  • Start packing away your thick wooly jumpers and unpacking your summer dresses.
  • Visit the Hobby crafts show in Birmingham 21-28. (Advanced tickets are £8.50.)
  • Get ready for Easter by crafting Easter cards, decoration and gifts.