Saturday, 30 August 2014

On the road to happiness, again

The Road to Happiness stamp set from Stampin' Up! is so versatile for so many occasions and great for male cards. Here's a birthday card idea that I made last month.

Colours (all Stampin' Up!) - Marina Mist & Crumb Cake.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Smash pages from a visit to Dublin

Wow, I am so far behind on sharing my crafty endeavours with you! These pages date back to a visit to Dublin in May, although I didn't get around to smashing them until last month...

There's lots to do there other than drinking, honest!

If you are interest in seeing what I got up to in Dublin or planning a trip there yourself, then check out my travel blog post: Dublin: Beautiful day(s) in a city of culture and tasty tipples.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Baby announcements for a gift

Last weekend I went to my friends baby shower, but hadn't quite finished making the gift! I made a box of baby announcement cards that can also double up as thank you cards when the little one arrives. I hope they like them...

I've used the Henry Says stamp set from Stampin' Up! and created a background with the perfect polka dots embossing folder.

Hopefully also a fitting card for the Paper Crafting Challenges challenge with a 'Baby' theme

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Just trying out the loom band craze

Apologies that the blog posts and my crafty adventures have dried up a little lately... hoping to change that.

When I returned to the UK from travelling in January this year the loom band craze was just starting to spread. I had already got my eye on those coloured rubber bands, despite them being aimed at kids, but managed to refrain from playing with them. 

A couple of months ago, when the Duchess of Cambridge was seen wearing a loom band bracelet, then David Beckham, then numerous other celebrities... it's went from craze to crazy! And of course I've jumped on the band wagon. Although I must confess my first pack was a birthday present - but once tried, I was hooked... 

I'm going to leave you with that thought for now... as I head off to enjoy a few more bands and see if I can progress from the 2 finger styles. Did you already get into the craze? I would love to see what loom band ideas and designs you have made - leave a comment here or email me at

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Birthday Minion

Isn't this card cute (even if I say so myself!). A personalise Minion birthday card for a special 5 year old in this case, but it would work for a 50 year old if they are a fan of the film.

I've used a lot of punches for this card which made it easy and finished off with a little sponge daubing :).