Monthly Archives: April 2013

A male card attempt


I’ve made a card attempt more aimed at males as I haven’t made any cards for men..I’m quite pleased with it although I’m not sure my colouring is all that great. Still, will come n hand for a mans birthday 🙂

A day overdue today, very fed up of waiting for baby! Trying to think of names too as we still haven’t decided anything definite – my favourites are Betsy, Hannah, Eva and Jenny I think although still very undecided!




Button birthday card


I made this card last night. I am struggling with ideas for embellishments and I like buttons at the moment so I decided to try something using buttons 🙂

Still no sign of baby!


Black and white card


I have just finished this black and white card – I used a new urban butterflies stamp which I love, and I have just kept it really simple using just black and white and not too much else. Overall i am really pleased with this card 🙂

And yesterday my dad bought a card from me – the first one I have ‘sold’ to give to his sister for her birthday. I’ve given lots away but haven’t asked any money for them, but now in going to just ask for a tiny amount to go in a pot towards card materials as i seem to spend so much on things! So I have something in my pot now!


Delayed card


Sorry that I haven’t posted for a while, I have made a few cards but jus haven’t found time to bog them, which is strange as I’m not even working now that I’ve started maternity leave! However, my ‘nesting’ instinct has kicked in and so a lot of time is spent cleaning, including getting up at 2am a couple of times to give the house a tidy!

This card is one that I made for my basket of spare cards. I enjoy practicing with my stamps and pro markers, and was happy with the effect of this card – it seems to me like a more light hearted card.

I have bought a few bits from my local craft shop today too which I am looking forward to trying, and I bought a paper trimmer with my birthday money which has made making cards s much faster!

I’ve also found out more about a local card making class weekly which I’m hoping to go to next Tuesday unless baby comes (she’s due next Wednesday) in which case I will go to the class once I get into a routine with new baba 🙂

Good things this week:
– having time to actually do things at home.
– being with Amelia – today we have visited my nana, done some child craft (painting pine cones)
– being able to cook fresh, healthy meals – we’ve had lots of healthy foods this week.
– getting closer everyday to meeting bump

Everything is generally good other than the general pregnanc aches pains and sleeplessness, which I’m hoping wont last too much longer!


Butterfly stamp



Christening cards




I made two christening cards as we had a christening today..I was making one from us, and my sister asked me to make one from her too so I made two. One i Love, the other was okay but more rushed as I was running out if time. I used the same background paper for both cards, and just tried to make them a bit different. I was pleased with other though overall.


Just for you with love.


Another card I've made..I like the effect of this one and it will be added to my basket of finished cards for use on someone's birthday 🙂 so far this year I haven't bought any cards but have made them all, which is nice I think. It seems more personal and there's more thought to it than rushing to a shop lat minute to get a card. My cards now have also started I get much better now i think – I've got some decent card from paper mill, more stamps and other bits which do make the results look better. And i Love when I make a card that I can be proud of – the possibilities even with the same few bits of card and stamps etc are so varied that different things can always be tried with one paper etc.

In other news, 2 weeks and 4 days until bump is's much harder now and much more uncomfortable – my tummy is huge and I'm going to the toilet every two minutes on average! I can't wait to meet my new baba. I've finished work fr a year and its been great having each da with my little girl (she's 3). I was worried that we would be bored together but everyday has been s much fun and I'm loving spending time with her 🙂


Tomato soup recipe



This is not related to card making, but I tried this soup recipe today which I thought was nice and so I thought I would share 🙂 it took 20 minutes, is nice and simple and tastes good. I added a it extra chilli and used chick peas instead of lentils as that’s what I had in the cupboard.

The recipe is from morissons, I’ve used a few of theirs which I’ve liked, they are easy especially with little ones or when being healthy 🙂


Paper doily dress cards.