Wednesday, 21 March 2012

March Birthday Cards

Here's a few of the cards I have made for friends and family this month.
They have been made using;
Polka Doodles Pretty Tuff
MCS Artists Collection
Do Crafts Digital Designer - Forever Friends & Tulip & friends

Mothers Day Plaques

I decided to make an extra special little gift for the mums this year and saw this idea on a Create and Craft Joanna Sheen show with Jo Channon. I adapted it to use items I had and this is the result. I was really pleased with them.

Been a little while!

Sorry for not posting for a while. I have been busy crafting for Mothers Day and various birthdays.
The Mothers Day cards caused me some problems as I wanted them to be perfect but couldn't quite get them right! In the end I was very happy with them! Here are the cards

Update on Polka Doodles Challenge

As you will see in an earlier post I entered the Polka Doodles Spots & Stripes Challenge and was delighted to find that I came 2nd!! It was my first ever blog challenge so I was over the moon! Now I just need to enter more challenges!!

Thursday, 8 March 2012


This evenings crafting didn't go quite to plan so in the end I decided to stop and come back to it tomorrow. I was feeling pretty down as recently I've been on a bit of a roll so was delighted to get a phone call from my mother in law asking me to make a 60th cars for a work colleague of hers!!
It's my first ever commission and I am so excited!! Very nervous too but looking forward to the challenge!!
Fingers crossed I will do a good job for her!!
I'll let you know how I get on!!

Dawn Bibby Flower Patch Cards

I managed to make a few more cards from the Flower Patch collection today. It's a lovely bright kit and makes making quick but lovely cards very simple!
Usually when I use kits I spend ages trying to decide if I should use certain elements just in case I might need them for another card but today I just went for it and I'm very happy with the result!
Apologies for the pic below. I'll take some better pics at a later date.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Polka Doodles Spots & Stripes Challenge Card

I entered my first challenge last month on the Polka Doodles Facebook site and thought I would try another.
This weeks challenge was to use Polka Dots, Stripes or both.
The Papers are from the Pen and Paper Circle issue 1 and the image is their new Bee Happy download.
Hope you like it!

Quick card from Polka Doodles

Hello, heres a quick card I made last night using the new Polka Doodles Bee Happy download and papers from the Pen and Paper Circle Kit they launched recently.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Polka Doodles Candy Doodles Collectors Edition

Well my Candy Doodles Collectors Edition was collected from the post office on thursday morning. It's fab just like all the other Polka Doodles CDs!! Here's my first two cards

Monday, 27 February 2012

Cards made using the fabulous Polka Doodles

Although I have been papercrafting for a few years now it was only in about June time last year that I decided to try cd crafting.
My first purchase was the Polka Doodles Magical Winter Multibuy! Well, that then led onto Paper Boutique 1 & 2, which led onto Pretty Sweet, which led onto Pretty Tuff & Sundae of Seasons, which led onto Paper Boutique 3 and Double Sprinkles of Kraft which has led onto Candy Doodles Collectors Edition which is due to drop through my door any day now!!
It's safe to say that I love Polka Doodles products!! I also love the gallery on the website which is fab for getting ideas and recently I have discovered the Polka Doodles Facebook page which is great also!
Anyway here are some of the cards I have made so far.
Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of my Christmas Cards which was a bit daft!!

Some Cards I Have Made This Year

This year my New Year Resolutions were to eat less and craft more!!
So far I have stuck to one of those only!!!
So here are a few of the cards I have made up til now.
All of these have been made using Joanna Sheen CDs- Faye Whittaker, Jane Shasky & Patience Strong.
Hope you like them x

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Anniversary Card

Here's a quick card I made last night for my brother in law & sister in law's wedding anniversary.
8x8 card blank with Matt silver card and silver mirri card. Words are from Kanban.
Quick, easy and simple but I like it!

Baby Giraffes

Yesterday we gave the kids a choice whether to go swimming Or to the zoo to see the new baby giraffe. Well the zoo won out so after an early lunch we headed down to Marwell zoo near Winchester.
We love it down there so much we have invested in annual passes for the past few years. Until today we were considering whether to renew them or not but seeing the kids reactions again made us realise it's definitely worth te money! They love it so much and having the annual pass means even popping down for a couple of hours is worth it!
Anyway here is a really quick iPhone pic of the new giraffe.