Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Safari ho!

Hey, crafty Buds!

Hope you are all well as I write this post? Dreary day here in Essex - headache to match! Oh well, here's today's post....

I had a commission request to make a card for a young lady who loves Panda's & animals prints - & seeing as I made the young lady's baby shower invites with Panda's on, I opted for an animal print for her birthday - see, I'm clever like that! ;-)

So, this card's elements came from Kanban's Safari Boutique kit.  

My ingredients:
51/2 x 51/2  easel card -
created from Kanban's Safari Boutique background card.
kanban Safari Boutique topper & sentiment.
Kanban paper flowers/ 
Gold leaves from own leaf punch & mirri card.
Spellbinders Flourish's.
Gems from own stash,

I made my own envelope for this card.

I hope she likes it!

Thank you for stopping by, your comments are so appreciated! :)

Until next time,

Monday, 25 November 2013


Hi Peeps!

 I hope you've all had a lovely weekend & managed to get some crafting in.

I've not created anything this weekend but I finished working on my Origami box on friday!  This is my first attempt at making one & I was really pleased with how it turned out.  I didn't even do a dry run first - but saying that, I guess this was my dry run but it happened to turn out well first time! lol 

I got my inspiration for this box from Christina's blog.  She created two YouTube tutorials, (which you will find of you click on the link to her blog) which were fantastically easy to follow..the pause button was used quite a few times whilst doing all the folds needed.

Finished box


Top View!
Sweeties added!

I'm not too sure if I have completely finished the lid...not sure if I should add just a little bit more to it? I keep 'umming & 'arghhing' whether to or not lol

I have a good home for my box creation to go to - I had my Eldest Niece in mind when I created it.  She was meant to be having a back operation but only just found it she has put it on hold & trying Physio first.  The box & card (card yet to make) was meant for her to let her know I shall be thinking of her.  She's still getting it given to her, operation or not - it's nice to create & give!

I would like to enter into the following challenge(s):

scribble and scrap crafts - Always anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything goes
Through the Craftroom door - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Make it pretty

Enjoy your day, Peeps - off to catch up with blogs!

Until next time,

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

BeBunny Beauties

Hi Guys!

Another scheduled post - I think I am getting the hang of these now!

Well, like I said before, here I am, back again with more Bebunny! Can you tell I really love this CD rom? hehe

This time I have printed out an easel card template onto Centura card & added all elements from the CD - plus a few bits from my own stash.  I also printed of the exploding box too and putting that together was a first for me. Simples!  I also printed off some backing paper and made my own envelopes for the card & book mark (that was printed from CD too)

As you can see,  I had a fab reason for making all of these, as they are for my Niece's 9th birthday!  Unfortunately, I wont get to see her open these on her birthday but I really hope she likes them!

   Easel card

                               Exploding box open!

                                         ....& closed

So, that's my run of Bebunny for a while, it's back to Christmas cards tomorrow.  I've only made about 25 so best get my fingers out to do some more!

Until next time,

Crafty hugs,

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

I'm back again, crafty friends!

 And, as mentioned in my last post I have to share with you my 'Thank you' cards.  These are hinged cards 6 x 4 and made with white Centura Pearl card stock. 

Card base - Centura Pearl
Embossing folders from Crafter's Companion
BeBunny stamp - Crafter's Companion
Bebunny coloured with Spectrum Noir & Promarkers
Spellbinders Nestabilities card creator 5 x 7 matting basics A & B
Lilac backing paper, Ribbons & gems from my crafty stash

Here they are again, plus one more.
(sorry about pics not being  in alignment, blogger was playing games with me!)


Okay, well, hopefully I will be back tomorrow with some more Bebunny to show you!

Until then,

Crafty hugs,

Monday, 18 November 2013


Hey crafty buddies!

Thank you for you lovely comments on  my last post! I'm pleased to say, feeling a tad better but still not where I want to be.

I have been making a bunch of 'Thank you' cards the past few days, well, they are being made in dribs & drabs, when energy gives me permission to carry on with them lol.  I've been using Crafter's Companion,  BeBunny stamp & Sheena douglas'  'A little bit floral' stamps - Iris & to colour I used my Spectrum Noir pens. I still have a long way to go with my colouring technique but, hey, I enjoy it so hopefully will get better at it!

This was a Thank you card for my Dad & his wonderful partner, to say (obviously) Thank you for my birthday gifts.  My Dad's partner loves Iris' & she was thrilled with the card!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge(s)
CraftyCatz - Anything NOTsquare

Okay, that's me finished for now.  I'll be back soon with my BeBunny cards to show you.

Until next time,

Crafty hugs!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Let's go shopping!

Hey lovely peeps!

This is a schedule post! I thought I'd have a go to see how easy it is, and if it actually works! Knowing me, something will go wrong! hehe!


If you're reading this, then.....IT WORKED!!!!!

Well, the card I have to show you today, was created from another one of my Kanban kits.  I think it's from the 'So femine' kit.  Forgive me if I'm wrong as having a 'blank' moment! lol

I entered this card into the Facebook 'We love Kanban' Group - for their November challenge!

I so miss Kanban still.  I just loved their kits, mind you, I have loads to keep me busy for a long while yet!

So, that's it.  I shall be tuning in tomorrow to see if this scheduling malarky has worked or not!

Until then, take care all,

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

happy 70th!

Hi Peeps! forgive my missing in action around blogland, facebook etc.  I'm battling with ill health inconveniences at the moment.  I have tried being crafty but what with my mojo taking a break & my health not having the energy to go looking for it, well, things have been much of a standstill..

Hey ho, onwards & upwards, huh?!

I have managed in past couple of days, to create this card which I am sharing for all to see! Some may already recognise where I got my inspiration from, but if not, then I will tell you.  I follow a lovely, talented lady who blogs & youtube's her makes & has a wonderful way of 'teaching' her card craft.  Her name is Christina and she is from flowersribbonsandpearl &  She has a gentle way of explaining & teaching what she has learnt along the way.  I am in awe of her designs & wanted to create a card very similar to her designs.  My measurements are not the same as Christina's, I think this was a 6 x 4 size hinged-card blank I created & all my layers were measured out and not one die was used in the layers although you can see I have used the lattice die cut from Spellbinders & also the Spellbinders decorative label 28 die cut topper at the front of card.  I really like the way Christina also embosses the inside of her card & adds matching ribbon too; for my inside of card, I did the same & added another label 28 die cut over my verse.  I was really pleased how this card turned out. 

 Here's a side view where you can see the embossing & verse.

I made a matching box to present the card in.  The card & box were both made from Centura Pearl card.

So, there's my little make & I so hope the recipient likes her card!

Just want to say thank you to Christina for her lovely blog & tutorials & for the enjoyment I have reading, watching & learning from her.

Until next time,

Friday, 1 November 2013


Hey Peeps!

It’s time for a new challenge over at the Feeling Crafty Challenge Blog & this month’s #22 challenge theme is


The sponsor is Lexies Cards – Scribble & Scrap - & the prize is a £15 voucher to spend in the Scribble & Scrap shop!

Here is my DT card inspiration I made for the challenge – I used the image Vintage Steampunk Fans from Scribble & Scrap it's from the Vintage Steampunk Digis section of Lexie's shop.

 I must admit, creating this project took me way out of my comfort zone!  This is the first time I have created anything using a Steam punk theme!

I do hope you get the chance to join in with us.  Check out our challenge & for inspiration look out for the DT's creations, they are fabulous!

I would like to enter my creation into the following challenge(s):

Redd and Rosies challenge blog - Anything goes
LEJ Designs challenge #77 - Anything goes

Until next time,