Saturday, 24 August 2013

Floral Happy Birthday Card

Today is my nieces birthday Happy Birthday Laura. So I wanted to share with you the card I made for her. It is inspired by one of the cards in the catalogue, but with my own little take on it.

I have only just got my hands on a piercing kit and enjoyed using it on this card and what a difference it makes. I have used the gorgeous flowers again, which I just coloured with markers. This is not one of my usual colour combos, but I do like how it has turned out.
Thanks for popping by

Friday, 23 August 2013

My Boys Themed Bedrooms

OK so as I was explaining the other day we moved into a new house at the end of June and I have been busy Decorating the Boy,s bedrooms. When we moved in Finns room was a nursery.
And this was Sams room
As you can imagine neither were patically impressed with the decor. Although completely the wrong colours they were relatively blank canvases.
OK with Finn it was a close thing between Dr Who and Star Wars but in the end he opted for the dark side and this is the finished result.

I must admit when I was painting the various battleship grey colours on the walls I had concerns, but it has turned out really smart.
Samuel wanted a Batman theme which kind of evolved into Marvel comic characters, again the blue was a worry as it was going on the wall!

As much as it is nice to finish a house, which we had just done on the Island, It is nice to start one again and I have really enjoyed decorating these first two rooms.
I hope you like them, tomorrow I have a new birthday card to share. Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Craft Room Storage

I wanted to share with you two things I have purchased from next for my craft supplies to live in. Firstly yesterday I bought this from Next, some friends gave me vouchers as a leaving present and I saw this and had to have it.

Sorry about the poor lighting, I am yet to have a light fitting connected. I love it and as you can see some of my bits and bobs have already made themselves at home.
The second thing is also from Next, but I have had it a little longer and I think equally gorgeous.

The only improvement I could suggest for this caddy is that it had wheels as it is a little heavy if I need to move it, but again perfect for my stampin up kit.

I am determined to fill my ugly cupboard with beautiful things! You can also see my new  re homed chair courtesy of my mother in law in the background and I have some old worktop to make my desk out of, so it is all coming together.
Thanks for stopping by, tomorrow I want to share some of my recent DIY projects with you so make sure you pop back then.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

My Craft Cupboard

I have been looking at some beautiful craft rooms online recently and I am soooo envious. Unfortunately I am lacking in a spare room and the nearest thing I am going to get to a craft room is the under the stairs cupboard. So am I going to be able to spread my entire stash out? NO, am I going to be able to share my desk with anyone? NO, but am I going to be able to craft somewhere in piece and quiet, YES, well depending on how many people are going up and down the stairs, lol
OK it's not very pretty and you need a little imagination, but I am gong to have a wide worktop desk down in to the stairs with storage underneath. I am going to utilise the risers by buying some clever IKEA storage and shelves down the other end of the cupboard. Luckily I am a short ass and can easily clear most of the steps. I hope to be able to report progress on my crafty cubby hole soon.

Thanks for popping by

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Lego Birthday Card

I have just been looking through some of my older projects and realised I have never shared this card which I made for my youngest sons birthday earlier this year. I had seen a few examples of Lego cards on the internet, but adapted this one to include the Lego head.
As always my sister was in charge of the cake making and she made this matching gluten free cake for Sam.
The cake was fab, but unfortunately it was made in Southampton and he got a little travel sick on the red jet back to the island, but Sam was still made up with it.
Thanks for stopping by today, I am patiently awaiting a stampin up order, so hopefully I will have some new projects to share soon.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

It's been a while!!!!

Hi, it definately has been too long since I blogged, in fact it has been over 6 months. I have really missed crafting and sharing my projects on my blog, but the first half of 2013 has been soooooo stressful for me and my family that there was just no room for my craft stash.
It all started when we heard one of the prisons on the island was going to be closing as Gary is a prison officer, this had a major impact on us and has resulted in us moving off the island. All is well now, we have a lovely new house and we are back with the larger family in Southampton. We have been here 6 weeks and missing the island and all our friends, but I am now desperate to get back to chilling with my craft kit, I am also trying to set up a new craft hidey hole in the only space in the house yet to be claimed (under the stairs), but I will keep you posted on that.
So here it is my first project

We had a wedding invitation arrive for an old friend, it was lovely to receive a hand made invite, so I just had to make an acceptance to go back.
I just love this beautiful floral ribbon. 

There you are the first of many happily made projects, I hope you like it and please pop back again soon.