Craft Room

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Male Birthday

I have had a fab funfilled afternoon at Jellys Woodland Owl Card class making some gorgeous cards designed by the talented Victoria. It's great to have some 'crafty' time and meet new people too (hi Sharon!)

Anyhow, when I got back I finished this card that I started yesterday for one of my friends at work for a male friend of hers.

I also stamped a coordinating watering can inside the card. Hope they like it!

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, 28 July 2011


I decided to ink up this Gorjuss Girl stamp for the first time to enter the challenge over at Sketch Saturday.

I love these colours together.

I haven't done much colouring for a while now, but I think she came out ok!

On a non crafty note - my lovely little car has passed it's MOT today so big smiles from me :))))

Thanks for looking.


Monday, 25 July 2011

Mojo Monday

Well, it's been quite a while since I entered a challenge! But now I have a craft room and I've broken up from work for the summer (yippeeeeee!!), there's no excuse!

I am entering this card into the Mojo Monday challenge 201.

It was good to follow a sketch and to make a card just for the sake of it and not for a specific occasion.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 24 July 2011

1st Anniversary

My good friend Charlotte married the lovely James almost a year ago (July 30th) and I have made them this card to mark the occasion. I made it quite fun as they are a young fun couple and I'm sure they'll appreciate it!

This owl punch from StampinUp is just soooo versatile and I love using the googly eyes with it he he!

I went to see Harry Potter this morning with my hubbie n two of the chiddies - we all loved it! Can't believe thay aren't going to make any more although it would be quite easy to continue the adventures with how they left it ... so who knows?!

Thanks for looking


Saturday, 23 July 2011

New Laptop!

Well, my poorly laptop couldn't be fixed ... sob, so today I went and bought a new one ... yay! It's lovely! I love it even more than my old one already. The keyboard is sooo much nicer and it's white (I know that's a truly girly comment on describing a laptop lol!!) but it has all the new techy stuff too so I'm a happy bee!

Will be posting a card tomorrow for sure so please pop back soon.


Thursday, 21 July 2011


My laptop has died!! I'm on my hubbies at the mo as mine has gone to be (hopefully) fixed! Will find out tomorrow if it can be saved! Watch this space (and cross everything for me!)

Hopefully will be back soon.


Monday, 18 July 2011

Little Birthday Cards

A work friend asked me to make a selection of small birthday cards for her and these are what I came up with

These cards are 10cm square and I used the four frames stamp and the frame punch from Stampin Up to make the 'topper'. All the ribbon and papers are from my 'leftover' bits n bobs!

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 17 July 2011


A lovely man at work is retiring this week. I wanted to make a card (even though I have signed the collection card) for him as he's lovely and when we were in our old building he worked in the office next to mine and I got to know him quite well. I racked my brains and searched the 'net for inspiration but nothing :((

Then 'ping' - I had a lightbulb moment and remembered that forever ago I bough a sheet of 'brick wall' card and I came up with this - Grafitti!!

A really simple idea but I think it works well. What do you think??

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, 14 July 2011

Blue (for a boy!)

Here is the male card that I have made for my work colleague to go with the selection of female ones shown yesterday.

I love this cute owl and couldn't resist putting some 'googly' eyes on him!!

The papers and stamps are Stampin Up and the rest is from my stash.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Pink n Orange

A work colleague has asked me to make a selection of cards for her - mainly female with just one male. I made a selection of female cards for her using pinks and oranges as I think they go lovely together.

Great sentiment stamp from Stampin Up!

I'll be back tomorrow with a male card.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, 11 July 2011

Box Frame

As promised yesterday, here is the box frame I have made for my friend Jane to celebrate the birth of her new baby.

It's mostly made with Stampin Up products except the gromet, the ribbon and the letters. It's still not a fab picture and I think it looks much better IRL but I'm hoping they like it!

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 10 July 2011

Baby Girl

My friend Jane had a baby girl early hours of Sunday July 3rd - she only finished work the Friday before! Baby decided to come a little early, so no time for putting her feet up unfortunately!!

I am going to see baby for the first time on Tuesday (I have had a few piccies sent me) and I can't wait. I have made this card to welcome baby Sofia.

I love that cute ickle buggy charm :))

I have also made a box frame but it's a bit dull and I can't get a decent picture so hopefully I'll post that tomorrow.

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, 7 July 2011

New Home Card

This is the very first card I've made in my lovely new craft room :))

I haven't finished sorting everything out yet but I needed to get this card done for tomorrow. Wow, how much easier is it when you have a proper space to work in?! I'm lovin it but my poor hubby n kids haven't seen much of me this week!!

This was made using a scalloped card blank and stampin up cardstock and paper. I'm not sure where the stamp came from but it says 'Funstamps' on the side of it! I coloured the image lightly with some water pencils. A teeny bit of matching ribbon and some alpha stickers to finish.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A card at last!

I made this card for my friend Clare whose birthday was yesterday, 4th July.

She's quite a girly girl at times so I went with this mainly pink design and she loved it!

I made this label with my stampin up punch, cutting a second one in black and slicing it in half to extend behind the pink - I think its a nice effect.

Now my room is almost up and running, I will be posting more regularly so be sure to pop back soon.

Thanks for looking.


Latest Craft Room News!

Well, I did all the painting the weekend before last and through the week and lovely hubby fitted the carpet on Saturday and then the fun bit - we went shopping to Ikea on Sunday!

Main part of my room

from the other end

main part again - the other side

close up of my carpet

Ikea goodies!

Expedit in its boxes

After a couple of hours of building - my husband calls me the flat pack queen - I love it!

The Antonius unit has already moved! I have another shelving unit in this gap now and have moved the antonius round near the desk.

Hubby has also now fitted my blind up and put some Bygel rails up too.

After these pics were taken, I moved all my stash up into my room and tonight have been sorting it all out! Another night on it tomorrow and hopefully it will be done and I can start crafting again!

Thanks for looking.