Spring is trying desperately to appear, but lambing season has started and I couldn’t resist but make a few Sheep Bookmarks to literally mark the occasion. I’m thinking that a little bow to one ear, may just lift these a little and make them suitable for a boy or girl.
Don’t you just love the versatility of the Owl Punch? Whooooo would have thought it could produce so many fun things!
The Owl Builder punch can be found in the current Annual Catalogue for £15.50 (118074) and is well worth having in your collection.
This week I have had a lot of fun creating the projects for next month’s classes using the ever so cute, Storybook Friends Stamp Set … It’s a set I couldn’t resist but buy and I have absolutely loved using it and predict my ladies will do too.
The little School Satchel will hold the cards, which is big enough to hold a set of six … so I’ll just have to play with this gorgeous set some more if I’m to fill it.
If you fancy attending a class and creating this little set using these cute characters from this nostalgic little stamp set, then be sure to get in contact. Due to it’s popularity, I am considering an additional class date, so be sure to lodge your interest and avoid disappointment.
Enjoy the Easter Weekend
Today I had need to root through my card box for a suitable card for a friend who just needed a few kind words through the post. I came across this card that we made during one of my classes a few months back. I loved it’s simplicity and splash of colour.
I’ve seen a few cards recently with the splash of colour right across the card and find them so effective. It’s also a great way of using up different coloured card scraps. These Butterflies were made using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits and the ‘Friend’ sentiment is from the ever so useful ‘For the Family’ Stamp set.
I was once told that Butterflies were Earth’s Angels ….. so beautiful!
Easter is coming and the Rabbits will be getting fat …..
I saw these cute little Easter Carrots on Pinterest and Jo Dumbleton’s Blog and couldn’t resist but have a go at making some of my own.
I just love them and sincerely hope they will be appreciated by all at the dinner table on Easter Sunday. Such a cute way of giving a few mini eggs whilst decorating the table with a spot of Easter colour.
Thomas the Tank Engine seems to be our son’s latest phase, a phase most little boys appear to go through. A few weeks ago I made this card for a friends little boy’s 2nd Birthday and so enjoyed making it.
It’s hard to believe that the grill and Sentiment stamp used at the bottom, came from the Retired ‘Sweet Cake’ Stamp Set. Would you have thought to exchange the cupcake for a train?
It’s clever use of stamp sets like this, that make your stamps even more versatile than they already are. Take a look at your next set with fresh eyes and see how else you could use it …. you’ll be surprised at what you’ll start creating.
I’ve been having a roaring time making these fun little bookmarks. I recently enjoyed making the Punch Art Lion Card so much, that I wondered how his wonderful head would work as a bookmark …. and here he is.
I so love the fun you can have with a spot of Punch Art and I also love it that once I’ve punched everything out, driving hubby mad with the noise, I can then join him in front of the TV, as I sit and assemble …. such fun!
Male cards always seem to be harder to create, but having obtained the ‘Feeling Sentimental’ Stamp Set FREE with the current Sale-a-bration Promotion, I have just loved making a few masculine cards with it.
It’s with thanks to these Advertising Bookmarks, that a Craft Barn in the Garden may be on the horizon. Whilst punching out the scallop circles and layering circles for 100 of them, I drove my husband mad with the repetitive noise. Since then he’s been seen on may a website and measuring up. Perhaps I should make a few more?? ….. or better still, run a few Punch Art Classes.
I’m not holding my breath …. but one can dream!
What a wonderful few days away at the coast with my two favourite boys, to celebrate Mother’s Day and how lucky were we with the weather. Oh it was blustery and very cold, but we still managed a walk along the prom, a trip to the Sealife Centre and a few nice meals out. It seems like we set off home just at the right time, before the snow became heavier and the roads more troublesome.
It’s back to work now and I’ve plenty of crafting to keep me busy, what with Easter coming, an Exhibition next month and a Training Event early May …. but before all of that it’s Baby Boom time, as several of my friends are preparing to give birth.
I made this card at one of my early Craft Classes, when we used the cute Aviary Set. I still love this little card, but need to get a few more newer cards made up …. so watch this space as my blog starts to turn into a delivery suite.
Well, I’d better get on whilst the little man is at Nursery, I’ll then have a little more to share with you.