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 :).

Friday, 1 August 2014

Smashing from Copenhagen,Denmark

Wow July has flown past and I feel like I have barely had any time to craft. More scheduled posts to come this month as I have a few projects to share with you, including some smashbook pages. In fact my travel smashbook is almost complete so even more of an incentive to get crafting.

So here are the pages from my visit to Copenhagen. If you are interested in visiting the city at all, please do check out my posts over on my travel site here.

I'd love to here what you think of my pages?