Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Clean and Simple Birthday

Good evening Blog Friends. A super simple card tonight.... a little baker's twine, a sweet sentiment stamp and voila...

Enjoy the rest of your week, bye for now.

Friday, March 25, 2011

My Creative Space...

Hi there blog friends. I am playing along over here today.

My day has been filled with making a couple of bags for my own little cherubs... they loved the birthday one for their little friend so much, now they'll have one too.

Lara loves horses, so I have that covered, Tahlia, not so much... she loves guinea pigs... have you ever tried finding fabric with guinea pigs on it???!!!... It is a major cause of stress in this household, finding guinea pig paraphanelia... it keeps me awake at night in the lead up to Christmas and birthdays...thank goodness for ZhuZhu Pets! I have gone for owls in the hope that she will love it anyways. My girls are very anti-dolls and anything too girly, they are animal lovers all the way.

I also ventured over to Spotlight today and stocked up on some cute fabrics to make some more bags to keep on hand for presents... I love the look of them blowing in the breeze...

... these pretty fabrics will soon turn my creative space into a pretty sea of bags;-)

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to pop on over to kootoyoo's to look at some other creative spaces... and remember to have a lovely weekend

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Birthday Goodies

Hi there Blog Friends. I have been a busy bee today making some birthday presents for a dear little friend of my girls. The first present is a sweet bag - I have been wanting to make a smaller version of the handbags I usually make so I can make some for the girls and their friends, so today I finally did it.

I have used Janelle Wind's Frilly Dilly pattern (just the base part of the bag) and taken about 1/2 inch off each seam, so it's a dinky little size for wee girls. Main fabric is Alexander Henry, and I have used some blue polka dot fabric from Spotlight for the lining. Just to show you the difference to the usual size...

It has been so long since I had some time on the sewing machine, I really enjoyed myself today... I may even do some more tomorrow ;-) I am an impatient crafter, I think that's why I haven't been motivated to sew in ages... I like tasks that I can finish in one sitting... it's the reason I am a card maker and not a scrapbooker.

Next up, I made a set of personalised notecards in a matching origami box...

... I very rarely use the computer for my papercrafts, I am more a stampy, patterny paper person, but when you want to personalise something, the old computer comes in very handy.

And, finally, the card for the special birthday girl...

Well, thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to, see you next time.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pretty Pattern Pieces

Hi blog friends. I'll keep it short and sweet today... little cherubs... tonsilitis... temperatures... sleeping now... mummy sleep deprived, should be doing same but can't when the sun is out... cards made last week...

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Hi there. It doesn't seem right for me to be blogging about crafty things at the moment. We are living in a strange old world at present, seeing nature at it's very crankiest, reaching out far and wide. It hasn't been a nice start to the year for Planet Earth. My thoughts are with the many people touched by the happenings all around the globe ♥

Monday, March 14, 2011

More Mini's

Hi there Blog Friends. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Ours was a quiet one with the munchkins coming down with a little cold. They are home today for a wee rest, but hopefully back on deck again tomorrow.

I have another couple of mini cards to share today.

I have also been working on a little secret squirrel project for someone special ;-)

Have a great week, I hope to see you again soon.

Card Ingredients
Happy Birthday Mini
Cardstock: Crumb Cake - SU!
Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments and Baby Button Bits - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Whisper White - SU!, Bamboo - VersaColor
Other: Buttons - SU!, Twine - LSS, Scor-Tape, Glitter - LSS

Cupcake Mini
Cardstock: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla - SU!
Patterned Paper: Pink Polka Dots - SU!, Stripes - Echo Park
Stamp: Create-A-Cupcake - SU! (new Autumn/Winter Mini)
Punches: Large Circle, Large Scallop Circle, Cupcake punch - SU!, Corner Rounder - EK Success
Twine: Divine Twine

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Clean and Simple Babies

Good Morning Blog Friends. I have some clean and simple baby cards to share today, all the same design, but different flavours...

Have a lovely day, wherever it takes you, and thanks for stopping by.

Card Ingredients:
Cardstock: White - LSS, CrumbCake - SU!
Stamps: Nursery Necessities and A Word for You - both SU!
Ink: Pinecone, Bamboo, Indigo and Cinnamon - VersaColor Cubes
Punches: Large Star - SU! Apron Lace Edger and Bracket Edger - Fiskars

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Retro Love

Hi there Blog Friends. Guess what?? I have ANOTHER new stamp set to test out on you... hee hee. Ok, so maybe I should have started with "Hi, my name is Kathy and I am a Stamp-a-holic"...

I seem to be a little obsessed with retro/vintage inspired stamps at the moment, I loved this Hero Arts set when I saw it and simply had to have it. I thought it would be nice packaged up as a set of cards.

What crafty treats are you obsessed with at the moment?

Thankyou for stopping in, and thankyou for the lovely comments, they are truly appreciated :-)
Have a lovely day.

Card Ingredients
Cardstock: Cream - LSS
Paper: Thrift Shop Collection's 'One of a Kind' - October Afternoon
Stamps: Vintage - Hero Arts
Ink: Black StazOn

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lamp Love

Happy weekend Blog Friends. A quick share today of a new stamp set (yeah, another one!) I have been having a bit of fun with...

...I really love this lamp stamp (hey, I'm a poet today!) from My Mind's Eye. There are some other lovely stamps in this set too, like the ones I have used here... 

I just picked up this doily die from the post office this morning too, it!

I hope your weekend is a delightful one, have fun and thanks for checking in.

Card Ingredients:
Cream Cardstock - LSS, Crumb Cake - SU!
Paper: Thrift Shop Collection's One of a Kind - October Afternoon
Stamps: Stella and Rose's So Sweet - My Mind's Eye
Ink: Black StazOn, Pinecone Versacolor
Doily Die: Die-Namics (

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's All About the Shoes...

Good Morning Blog Friends. I have another dinky little stamps set to showcase today...

... I just couldn't resist this little Hero Arts set - Shoes.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Card Ingredients:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake - SU!
Stamps: Shoes - Hero Arts
Ink: Black - Staz-On, Real Red Marker - SU!
Punch: Corner Rounder - EK Success