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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Thanks for all my birthday cards

Hi all, trying to thank everyone individually for my gorgeous birthday cards but just in case I miss anyone thanks very much.



Having a fab day and out for lunch later x

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Happy Birthday

Well all I can say is thank god for Pinterest, needed to make a birthday card in a hurray before Christmas and after all those Christmas cards my mind was blank. But Pinterest came to the rescue and this is my version of This card






Have put my own spin on it and funny how the colours have changed,they are all shades of purple in real life.
Used four different embossing folders and scraps of stampin up card. EK Success 'butterfly punch', pearls are Kort & Godt and stamped greeting from a stampin up set.
As I have used scraps for this card am entering it in to the challenge over at Pixies Crafty Workshop
Knew I had this card in draft for a reason :-)
No crafting for me at the moment since before Xmas so made cards ahead just in case as middle son is home at the moment until he moves into new place and my craft room has now become his bedroom and as he loves me so much for looking after him over Christmas with this dreaded bug has now decided to share the sore throat with me!
Hope you all had a super Christmas

Friday, 27 December 2013

Gift card boxes

Time was going fast before Christmas and so I cheated and brought some gift cards but didn't want to just give them in the envelopes so made them a special box following a tutorial Here









Added some toffees to fill in the space when box is closed and all items used from stash but mainly red and gold card.
Hope you all had a good Christmas amidst this bad weather! Lost part of my fence in the wind and a normal 3 hr trip to us took my mum 6 hrs!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas and a fab new year to all

Well tomorrow sees the first of my family arriving for Christmas so craft room is turning into a bedroom for a few days so no crafting for a while.
So am taking this chance to say to you all Merry Christmas and enjoy this time with your families x




Thursday, 19 December 2013

Anniversary card

So my blog post today is a anniversary card for a docrafter. Very therapeutic using the distressing tool on the edges of the paper lol



Paper from stash, distressed with tim holtz tool and then inked with spun sugar distress ink. Martha Stewart 'bubble' punch, velvet ribbon and greeting stamped 'label love' and matching stampin up punch 'artisan label' . Trimmed down greeting and then punched out layer behind from scrap of black.
So it's getting closer now, have done my food shop,all cards posted or hand delivered and presents ready to be wrapped. Am looking forward to being on my holidays on Monday :-)

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

A bit of grunge

Been itching to use this stamp set for a while and having used it I love it :-)



The stamp set is Stampin Up 'gorgeous grunge' and can see me using this lots. Pink card (showing as red for some reason!) and gems from stash and stamped greeting is Stampin Up 'label love' and matching punch. A quick card but one I like x

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Completed mug sets

Do you remember that I decorated some plain white mugs for my staff. Well anyway you can find that post Here
This is one of the finished mugs all ready to give out



All wrapped up in cellophane and some red ribbon. And this is what went into the mugs



Tragically some of the chocolate spoons broke when I got them out of the mould but I saved them by eating them lol
Thanks for all your get well messages, cough and cold still hanging on but a lot better. Got a crafty day planned with some buddies today so best to get ready x

Friday, 13 December 2013

Happy birthday Karen

Hi all, sorry not been around much lately but this latest cough and cold has knocked me for six and sleep or lack of it has got me down. But feeling a smidge better after some time off work and plenty of dosing up and a better sleep so hopefully no more germs over Christmas. I suppose you could call it nice that the children at work share their germs but maybe not so often!!! Especially when its our busiest time of the year.
Anyway onto my card that I had made a little while ago but couldn't show in case the recipient was peeking at my blog.



So I have used one of my all time favourite stamps ' Daisy ' and coloured with promarkers. Used Die-namics 'pierced square dies' for white card and mirri card on image. Paper is 1st Edition 'New Bloom' which I just adore.
Ribbon was coloured to match and flowers,card and gems from stash. Leaves were punched out using part of a SU bird punch.
Why is it purple never comes out well when you take a photo?
Anyway looking forward to my time off over Christmas to do some crafting and chilling. Have a good weekend all x

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas Crackers

Hi all,well hope you are all ready for Christmas. I am getting there slowly. Anyway today is the Bristol meet and our Christmas one so I have been busy making crackers, 16 in all!









Really easy to do with the envelope punch board and there are loads of tutorials out there in blog land. You can find the tutorial I used Here
Have popped some chocolate inside to keep them crafting :-)
So looking forward to catching up with everyone and sharing my sore throat,ears and cold with them all ;-)
Love running a preschool but those little devils love sharing their germs.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Happy Birthday Sue


Hi all,hope you are enjoying the weekend, this card is for Sue the lovely lady who hosts the Bristol meets and is a member of Docrafts also.






Had fun getting messy with Tim Holtz paints for the background. Cut a aperture with circle nestie and raised it up on 3d pads and added diecuts from the Memory Box 'prim poppy' die. Greeting is from the Stampin Up set ' Four you'. Used linen card from The Range.

Update - Alison having trouble leaving comments on your blog at moment along with another one so am not ignoring you. Well done at the fete x