Friday, 24 April 2009

Cards for men

Is it just me or does anyone else think men are a pain in the bum to make cards for??? That's why I bought the Stampin Up Loads of Love stamp set and I've already used it ----- loads LOL

These 2 cards were for my uncle who's birthday it is today. The first one is from me and the 2nd one is from mum and dad. Mum chose the Penny Black stamp that she wanted on her brother's card and she ended picking one that I hadn't used for ages!!!

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Get Well Soon Auntie Sheila

My aunt went in for an operation on her throat on Tuesday which thankfully went well. She's not allowed to talk too much for 2 weeks --- that could be a problem ;o)

Anyway, I made this card for her and she loved it. The only problem was that I didn't sign it ---ooops!!!

I love this Penny Black owl - borrowed from the fab Kerrie for this card but I now own it myself as I bought it this week :o) Couldn't find it at Ally Pally so had to do a little order with Glitter Pot ;o)

The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set. The ribbon is SU Certainly Celery and the papers are from a Making Memories pack. Now I know that I used a sketch for this card but yep you've guessed it, I can't remember where I got the sketch - doh!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Easter time!

Here are the few Easter cards that I did make this year. I love the one that I made for my mum and dad but I can't show it on here as it might let another secret out ;o)

Anyway, here are the 2 that I can show :)

More owls

Had another brillliant long weekend. Met up with some fab friends, spent a little bit of money at the Big stamp and scrapbooking show and ooooh yep - had a laugh :o)

I made this card for my aunt's birthday last month. Love these Stampin Up papers - especially how they co-ordinate perfectly with the ribbon :o) The owl stamp is a Rachelle Anne Miller one from Glitter Pot and the sentiment is from Penny Black.

I'm sure I used a sketch but can't remember where from - sorry!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Twitt Twoo Kerrie ;o)

This card shows 2 things that a certain person has got me addicted to - Stampin Up and Owls!!! The funny thing is that I'm so glad that she did :o)

So when her birthday was coming up, I just knew what I had to include on her card.

The funny thing was that I made quite a bit of this card while she was sat right next to me LOL

It was also the first time that I'd used my Sizzix scalloped die ---- which she also convinced me (along with the help of my mum, niece and nephew) that I needed. Yep she was right again ;o)

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Happy Anniversary

The end of the March is a busy time of year for family cards. 3 of my aunts/uncles celebrate their wedding anniversaries within 2 days of each other so cards are required ---- by mum :)

Just realised that I've used 3 of my favourite craft companies on these cards - Stampin Up, Penny Black and Doodlebug.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Another apology

Can't believe that it's been nearly a month since I last blogged - oops!

It has been a jam packed month including a crafty meet up at Glitter Pot with the girls, England football at Wembley, decorating, re-organising my craft room (thank you Kerrie!), working like a demon at work and oh yeah - buying a sewing machine which I still haven't had the courage to use!

I have been making cards but just haven't had the time to put them on here. I'm aiming to show at least 1 card every day for the next couple of weeks - just need to work out which cards I haven't put on here already.

First up is my nephew's birthday card. He was 13 at the beginning of April. Now what do you do for a football mad teenager. Yep, red and white (Liverpool) again !!! It's sad but he likes it LOL

The 13 is chipboard that was cut out for me by a fab friend on her new Cricut Expression.

The next challenge will what to do for his brother who'll be 20 in 2 weeks time. Aaagggh no panic!

Hopefully, I'll be back tomorrow with another card ;o)