Tuesday, 9 November 2010

charity Christmas cards....

This year I've made lots of Christmas cards again......however I won't be sending these ones! Instead these are for the Do- Crafts Cancer Research appeal again. I'll be sending bought cards this year...shock horror ;)

I made alot of them with craft supplies given to me by my Aunt who was breast cancer atm. Hoping to make another 20 or so and then that'll be 100 cards I've made of the appeal.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Blessings tags for the heART and soul swap

This week the final part of the swap took place : the blessings. Below are the tags/ ATCs that I made.
I really enjoyed this swap. The first of this kind I've ever taken part in.

Monday, 13 September 2010

yet more cards...!

I've made more cards this past week, both as 'thank you' cards for my Aunts.
Also made a another thank you  card for the people who taught Iona to ride her bike at the bike class she went to recently.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

girly cards...

Been making more cards again.....although I really want to get back into scrapbooking more!
Made a new baby card for one of Chris's collegues who has a new daughter.
Then on Friday it was Iona's birthday, and of course she wanted a handmade card...found it really tricky indeed knowing what to put on it. ...since she was going to be 7 and thinks she is now ever so grown up (lol)!!

Saturday, 28 August 2010

heART and soul tag swap

To go with the mini album, we each made 4 tags or ATCs with a grace on it.
Here are the ones I made:

Thursday, 12 August 2010

altered recipe box

This afternoon Iona decided to help me clean the kitchen.......and drop my recipe box in the sink! So I spent part of the afternoon drying it off and then decided to have my first go at altering a box.

creative fellowship with homegroup

Last week at my homegroup we had another creative evening. We brought along some craft supplies and spent sometime fellwoshipping round Ruth's large kitchen table whilst making some cards etc.
Here is what I made;

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

1st mini album...not too sure!

Another challenge I took part in on HeART and soul was a mini album swap.
Thank goodness for distressing and inks ;)
Here is the one I made.

And here is the beautiful one I recieved in return from Karelyn.

Next step is making the tags/ ATCs to go inside them! Fun, fun, fun!!!

Monday, 9 August 2010

latest scraplift

Took part in a scraplift on the heART and souls forum recently. Its just been revealed.
Here is my contribution to the scrapbooking version of chinese whispers ;)

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

sweet thoughts of you.

My Mum is going to have an op tomorrow so I've made her this card.

chilren's creativity

Luke and Iona have both been feeling creative cooks ;)
Iona turned her dinner last night into a funny face!
Luke spent this afternoon making a chocolate cupcake or more like a mug cake lol!

Enjoying the fruits of his labour ;)

Monday, 14 June 2010

A Weekend of celebrations.

This weekend has been my parents Ruby Wedding. We all went away to Airth Castle Hotel for the weekend thanks to my parents generosity. It was a wonderful time.
Here is the card I made for them:

It was also a friend's 40th birthday on the Sunday, and here is her card.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

more occasions.....more cards!

Been making more cards recently from new baby to get well soon. Made most of these at my homegroup when we had a 'creative fellowship' evening this week. Was really good and I hope we do it again!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Blast from the past!

This week I've  spent some time going through old pictures from my childhood and rescued them from yellowing photo album.

Here is my 1st day at school...can't believe I'd white shoes!

Above is a picture of my brother, sister and myself, taken on a summer holiday.

Finally is a photo of us taken when my brother started school and I was starting P7.
I'm glad I was able to rescue the photos and have fun scrapbooking at the same time!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010


I've be blessed with some freebies recently.
Yesterday the postie brought  me these stamps from http://www.letterstiedwithblue.co.uk/
Looking forward to have a play with those!

Also recently I won the blog candy on http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/  really looking forward to recieving that!!!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

more birthdays....more cards!

Its my brother's birthday today...so another card.

Also made a card for a little girl at church.

Monday, 3 May 2010

the rest of cards I forgot to upload to the previous post.

Here are the birthday cards made for some friends.

Below is the card I made for Chris recently to celebrate 12 years together...aww!

cards and more cards....

The only crafting I've done for the past couple of weeks is making cards for a variety of occasions: mainly births and birthdays!
Below are the baby cards I've made....

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

flutterby butterfly

Spent this morning making a couple of cards for upcoming birthdays. Thoroughly enjoyed some crafting time just for me!
As it turns out both cards ended up with butterflies on them, not planned at all!

Used my new Unity stamp set for the card above.

Used my new distressed embossing folder for the card above.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Chris's birthday card.

Yesterday I finally got around to making Chris's birthday card for tomorrow. It took quite a few attempts as my mind was elsewhere...!
Chris loves music especially playing his concertina, and also walking and being in the countryside, hence my choice of card.

Welcome addition to my stash

Was really pleased yesterday when the postie brought me these pigment inks! A freebie in a magazine giveaway.  I like things like this!! Lots of embossing in future me thinks...

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Iona creative handiwork.

Iona homework this week was to decorate an egg for Easter. She wanted to make hers 'Jesus walking on water'. She did really well making it, and did even better by winning the prize for her age!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

pocket card

Had another great crafting day last week with Karen and Alisha. Worked on cards with pockets on the front a great idea for making a card to include tickets or vouchers as a pressie.
Thoroughly enjoyed making this card and using a stamp for a background technique.
Not sure who this card is for yet, but am sure it is one style I'll reuse again and again;)

a few recent crafting times

Here are some tags I made recently. These are just really experimenting with new stamps and different techniques.

A friend was really generous recently and gave a sizzix texture boutique embossing machine. I've had fun making her a thank-you card, and Ioana dn her friend have loved making mother's day cards with it too!

Mother's Day gift

For the first time in many a year ;) I made part of my Mum's mother's day things. I made her card and also decopatched a trinket box too.
I also gave her a fridge magnet I made from a fragment and alcohol inks, but I forgot to take a photo of it...

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Tim Holtz day part 2

Here is another photo without  the 'modern art' ;)
The middle card used perfect pearls for stamping, and I've added a metal charm which has been embossed with distressed embossing powder for a rusty effect.

Tim Holtz Thursday craft day

On Thursday I went round to Kaz's with Alisha for some crafting from our new Tim Holtz book, 'Compendium of Curiosities'. Kaz's craft room is like a fully stocked craft shop!Tried out lots of techniques including a jet of air and alcohol inks! (Bright 'splodge's' below middle)
This turned out most like modern art, both Luke and Ion thought this was the best one....not sure;)

I think I like effect of the mask (top right corner)best, along with the batik embossing (bottom right).
Enjoyed also making the alcohol inks on the fragment.
A great day!

Friday, 26 February 2010

heart card for FS.UK challenge blog

Last night whilst reading my dd's devotional bedtime book, it was all about fan mail and suggested writing a letter to Jesus. I told her we could craft this afternoon to make a card to both write a letter in.
Fits in perfectly with this challenge! Made my card and still have to write in it.
Used some of goodies from the Tim Holtz QVC TSV that arrived yesterday ;)

Thursday, 25 February 2010

My Christmas mini album.

I've finally finished making this album that Chris gave for Christmas. Will be nice to a way to recall all the snow as well as the Christmas fun we had.
I loved how the album came ready to go, so was easy to make a memory book.
The LOs also gave me a chance to play around with my new collection of stickes!

Strange to see myself sleding AND in a snow globe LOL!

One memory I want to keep of this Chrismas is Iona and her facepaints.......

A weekends crafting 'work'!

At the weekend I ended up making about 20 cards again for the cancer research shops.
I made a selection including some mothers' day ones...still need to make my own Mum's one though..oops!
I've used some things free with magazines that aren't quite to my taste.
I've been keen to make these cards as my maternal aunt is in her last stages of treatment for breast cancer.

Chris handed these ones into the shop today. When he picked up the bags he got me about 50! So I've still plenty more to fill.....