Sunday, 18 March 2012

Did I succeed in the challenge I was set?

Last night I was asked if I could make a nappy cake. I've made a few of these, but then I was told that the person wanted the nappy cake made to resemble a pram! Well, my first port of call was Google, then I watched a video on You Tube (where would we be without modern technology these days)
This was my first attempt at a pram shaped nappy cake. I'm not terribly happy with the corners, there are safety pins securing the blanket, but I don't want to risk damaging the blanket by securing it more tightly either. 
There is a sock either side of the rabbit, tucked under the arms.
I hope the lady who asked for it likes what I've made - if not, I must hope that it sells at the Christmas fayre I'm hoping to have a table at

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Purple & Silver wedding

I recently made a card which a colleague saw & then asked me to make her a similar one
First Edition designer paper, silver & purple mirri card. Embossing folders used for lower half of card & on 1 heart. Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, EK success punch (from Craft Obsessions) used on spine area 
Detail of hearts. Promarker used to colour pearls. Ribbon (cut from clothes) coloured with Promarker. 
(Apologies for reflection of my hand)
Most flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, stems twisted around a cocktail stick

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Old Time Dance

I've been doing a spot of scrapbooking recently, and have finally uploaded some of the photos from my camera. I don't have many photos of my family, but my uncle kindly gave me a couple which I copied in order to scrap them. 
This page is of my Grandma & Grandpa who were Old Time Dance champions. They were renowned for their skill and taught many pupils in Wiltshire and the surrounding area.
The layout I followed had a vintage theme which fitted perfectly with the age of this photo. All papers and embellishments used are by Stampin' Up. I also made a small pocket to put some hidden journalling in. 
The seam binding ribbons were made using a fab tutorial by Jo Dumbleton, her video tutorial can be found on this page

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave. Until next time..........

Sunday, 15 January 2012

It's been a long time

Sorry for my prolonged absence, I have been lacking inspiration on a grand scale, so gave myself a break in the hope that I would be inspired again soon. Work is getting in the way when I do have an idea, & by the time I get home, I'm often too exhausted to do anything much. I'm hoping to get back to blogging on a more regular basis again now though. 
I'm starting to upload the cards I have made over the last few months, nothing fancy, it's been more of a case of "I have to make a card - oh help, what can I do?" lol

I made this card for a very talented cardmaker's 21st, you can find Natalie's inspirational blog here

Gorgeous papers by Bo Bunny (I do love Bo Bunny papers) & I chose these specifically for the door & the keys on them.Strip of musical notes paper from stash, coloured with Distress Inks. Kenny K image coloured with Promarkers. Mat cut with nesties, stamped image cut out with nesties, using "out of the frame" technique, a tutorial can be found here.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts 

Ribbon was given to me by a friend (shoulder ribbon from some clothes she'd bought)
The key is from a necklace I bought in a shop which had a number of keys in it, & I confess they were the only reason I bought the necklace lol.

Must go now as I have to make a card for my nephew - his birthday is tomorrow! (oops)

Tfl, & for any comments you may care to leave