Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Boys Toys Set 1 - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

Yay, I managed a card today!  Hopefully I can get back into a proper routine from now on.  Here's my DT card for DigiStamp Boutique, using one of this month's new releases...


I just love this little golf buggy, it's so cute... the sentiment is from the same set too.  I also used a new Paper Smooches die for the curved green piece - it's a set of different rows of stitches, and each one just cuts the stitches, not the shape, so they could be used on one-layer cards too... for this one, I just left the die in place after I'd cut the stitched edge, drew the outline with a pencil and then cut along the edge.  It'll be available at Craft Mojo as soon as Sally's had chance to add it to the shop.

Thanks for popping in... hope you have a lovely evening :o)


Monday, 28 July 2014

Husky silhouette

Hello everyone :o)

As usual, it's taking me a while to get back into the swing of things since we got back from our holiday... so here's one I made for an order before we went.


I was asked for a card for someone who breeds huskies, and luckily found this cutting file in the Silhouette store... she liked it anyway.

Hopefully I'll manage to make something tomorrow!  Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)


Saturday, 26 July 2014

MFT Blueprints 17 Chalkboard - Craft Mojo DT

Happy Saturday :o)

Ok, so it's a blackboard here, not a chalkboard!  But here's a card using the new MFT Blueprints 17 and the Chalkboard Greetings stamps.


I made a base card using the blackboard shape - really easy to do... just score and fold your card, then place the top edge of the die above the fold and cut as usual.  I then covered the front with the woodgrain panel pieces, and added a piece of black card behind the aperture for the 'blackboard'.  The greeting was stamped in white ink, and I also smudged a bit around the edges to make it look more chalky!

I'm entering my card for the following challenges
Less is More - anything goes
Seize the Birthday - twine/ string
Simon Says - emboss it (woodgrain embossing)
Addicted to CAS - celebrate

We've just got back from our week in Norfolk... we've had a lovely time and it's been very hot and sunny.  We picked the cats up from the cattery, and were told that they've been curled up in the basket together and got on really well... we actually paid for adjoining kennels for them, as they usually can't stand each other, but they had a cat flap in between so they could 'visit' each other.  They seem fine now we're home too, so maybe this holiday will have sorted them out and they'll be friends from now on lol.

Off for a little catch up with your blogs... hope you have a lovely evening :o)



Saturday, 19 July 2014

MFT square grid - Craft Mojo DT

Happy Saturday :o)

For this week's Craft Mojo DT card I've used some of this month's fab new MFT goodies, along with a couple of older favourites...


I cut the square grid die twice, stamped one with the linen background and one with the birthday background, edged the pieces with white ink for definition, and then popped the birthday squares into the linen grid... Love this effect and will be playing with this die lots!

I'm away on our little holiday in Norfolk now, so hopefully this scheduled post popped up as planned!  Hope you have a lovely day, and enjoy the weekend :o)



Friday, 18 July 2014

Princess Evie - Sugar Nellie DT

Hello everyone :o)

I'm here with my Sugar Nellie DT card, using another of those gorgeous ScrapBerrys girls... loved colouring this one, her dress is fab!


It definitely needs more 'stuff' adding, but I went blank so I'll have to add something later!

The boys finished school today, and it was Morgan's leavers assembly... oh, how I sobbed... especially when some of the children (Morgan included) started to cry.  We're going to try and meet up with a couple of his best friends in the school hols, as they're going to different secondary schools and will really miss each other.  It's such a shame, and I feel bad for 'taking him away' from all his friends, but actually the school was his choice lol!  Things would have been easier if he'd chosen the local feeder school, but he didn't want to go there.

We're off on our holiday tomorrow, and my blog's having a week off too, as I just couldn't fit it all in!  There'll be a scheduled post tomorrow and next Saturday, but that's it... this has taught me that going away the first week of the school holidays doesn't work for me!  Will plan better next year!

Hope you all have a lovely evening, and have a great week too!  See you when we get back :o)


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Teachers gifts - clipboards

Hello everyone :o)

I've sent the teachers gifts into school today, so I thought I'd show them here... I almost lost the will to live while making them though!  Actually 3 of them came together fairly easily, and the last one just wouldn't play nicely... I might have said a naughty word or two.

They're quite simply decorated, as I wanted them to be usable without too many lumpy bits.





I've used mostly older papers, as I haven't bought much in 12x12 for a while... they started as plain MDF boards that I found on Amazon HERE.  This was much easier than last year's attempts, because I didn't have to work around a clip... I used mod podge to adhere the papers, left that to dry, then added borders and stamped the names, then another coat of mod podge to seal them.  Then I just had to hot glue the clips into place at the back.  Which all sounds very simple, but for some reason the papers on the last one kept bubbling up and lifting... I ruined two boards making that one!

I went on Dex's class trip today, which was very silly of me really as there's still so much to do, and we go away on Saturday!  But he looked so hopeful when he asked me, I just couldn't resist... So we've been on a 'travel' themed trip - a walk, then bus trip, then a tram, then a train, then a vintage open-topped bus that took us to the transport museum... all good fun, but SO very hot today, so I'm a bit limp now!

Thanks for popping in... hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

School Ted set - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I've used a cute new set from DigiStamp Boutique to make Dexter's teacher thank you's...


The other card is similar, but with a red patterned strip, so I didn't take a photo of that.  Dex was very particular and kept getting me to remove and change things, so it's his design really lol!

Tonight I think I'll be staying up to make the thank you gifts... I'll learn one day and get a bit more organised!

Hope you have a lovely evening :o)