Wednesday, 31 March 2010

An Easter Bunny!





Firstly, I must apologise for the photos - not only are they poor quality but having real trouble trying to arrange them in the posting!

I bought some unpackaged Easter Eggs so needed to make some gift bags to make them look a bit more exciting! Did a bit of recycling and used some Starbucks paper bags I'd held on to and covered them in paper, then stamped my favourite Easter bunny stamp - it's my favourite because it's the only one I've got and it takes hardly any colouring!! - added a sentiment from Papertrey Ink and layered it onto Bazzill c.s. and added some doodling, a carrot button, ribbon and various embellishments. Finally, used my SU punch to make the fixings and some raffia to add a finishing touch.

I'm planning a very relaxed weekend as I have four days off work - I haven't had a break for a year now (not counting the bank holidays at Christmas) so not planning much apart from an egg hunt on Sunday for the boys...just going to enjoy the rest. Hope you all have a Happy Easter.


Saturday, 27 March 2010

Something for Easter At Last!





It's been a funny old day today - I crammed two months of college work into two nights on Thursday and Friday evenings in preparation for my exam this morning, only to receive a phone call to tell me it had been cancelled because they hadn't prepared all the paperwork! So despite having plenty on my "to do" list, it left me at a loose end. I forced myself to go to Asda and get the week's shopping and then thought 'blow the housework' and decided to do some crafting. Came up with these little Easter bags. I needed something for Sam's two Teachers and a couple of friends of mine and these fitted the bill. I did actually make some similar to this last Easter, the instructions are on the Scor-pal site - they are so quick and easy which is what I like!


I used Elzybells stamp and two sentiment stamps from Papertrey Ink. Images are coloured with Promarkers. Card and paper are from my scrap box as is the ribbon and flowers and brads are from my stash...a real mish-mash! Sorry the photos are all in a line but for some reason, I'm having trouble trying to move them about!

Hope you all have a great weekend.



Thursday, 25 March 2010

More of the Same!






I'm pleased to say that I'm managing to keep to one of my own personal challenges and that is when I make a card, I am making a couple more of the same to keep in my craft box. So...surprise, surprise, here are a few more baby girl cards which I managed to complete last night. The papers are near enough the same as the last posting with just a slight difference on one and besides the Penny Black image, have finally managed to ink up one of my Forever Friends stamps which I've had for ages!

All images are coloured with Promarkers, sentiment stamp is SU, Flowers - mixture from my stash, Prima and SU, Hat pins from Nikki at Bunny Zoe Crafts, sticky gems are Papermania, mirricard - stash (got to find some more as think I've just used the last of it!) and papers are Pink Petticoat.
Off to bed now as I am completely shattered - I've been cramming in nearly two months' of college work into two days as I have to sit the first exam on Saturday morning, plus I've been working really hard this week and will be again next week, just so I get a day off on Good Friday! Still have to make some Easter goodies but think that will have to wait until Sunday!
Have a great weekend.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Blessed New Baby


Well, I've finally managed to find time to make a card! Life has been hectic for me lately (as usual) - what with work, college, kids, house, oh, and did I mention I've decorated the kitchen?! Anyway, a couple I know have just had a baby girl so used my most favourite baby stamp ever and kept to a layout I've used before.

The stamp is Penny Black, papers are Pink Petticoat and some mirricard, flowers are from my stash, blingy brad is from SU Pretties Kit, charms are from Ebay, sticky gems from Papermania and sentiment stamp is Papertrey Ink. Finally, added a little Stickles to the daisies and some glitter pen to the butterfly which doesn't show very well.

Gradually starting to get organised crafting-wise. Managed to change the background on my blog and beginning to tidy it up. Next step is tidying up my craft stash so I know just exactly what I've got!

Must fly as off out in half an hour.