Thursday, 23 May 2013

Ribbon Girl May Colour Challenge

This month the challenge over at The Ribbon Girl is to make a project using the colours of lilac and lavender.
Here's my entry:
The topper is a LOTV, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, brad pin and ribbon are from my stash.
The butterfly is a Memory Box die and I've added some diamantes for a bit of sparkle.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

A Christmas Present...

I wanted to share this as I am so proud of it. My forté lies with card making, and usually when it comes to anything else craft related I'm not very good. I basically get glue everywhere and cut things wonky.
I made this for my niece for her first Christmas. Unfortunately the picture hasn't come out great but it looks so good hung on the wall. I used my friend's Cricut machine to cut out the letters and then used a variety of things from my stash to decorate - flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, bows, fabric from scraps I found, birds die cut with my Cuttlebug.
As Luke is a joiner, he made the surrounding frame and we had a piece of glass made to fit and voila! 

Friday, 17 May 2013

A Summery Card

Myself and another crafting friend have decided to do a Craft Fair at Christmas, so I have made it my aim to make at least one card a night so that I have enough stock!
I'm trying to move away from the pinks and purples that I always seem to use and towards more summery colours.

Dies - heart banner and picket fence from LaLaLand. Bird House from JoyCrafts
Flowers - roses, sunflower and cherry blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts
Card topper - Lili of the Valley
Ribbon and paper are from my stash

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Christening Card

I made this card for my niece's christening. It was one of the first cards I made using the Lili Of The Valley card toppers. I made it as an easel card, which unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of :(

A Crafting Welcome...

So after months of encouragement, I finally caved and have started a blog. It's going to be centered around me rambling on about my day to day life, which mostly concerns crafting, baking and my love for exploring new places (hence the blogname).
I seem to have become slightly obsessed addicted to card making lately. My boyfriend, Luke, will probably regret buying me a Cuttlebug for my birthday last year, as this kickstarted my obsession and has meant all saving-for-house plans have gone out the window. I'm hoping to use this blog as a way to keep a memory of the cards I make and to show other crafty lovers what I do (and perhaps mean I spend less time spending and more time crafting and blogging!)