Monday, 21 June 2010

Craftjuice Tuesday

well this is my first attempt at scheduling a post so wish me luck
I enjoy joining in with Craftjuice Tuesday but Tuesday is quite a busy day so I'm hoping I can sort my post out on a Monday and schedule it - heres goes
I really like these
which are made by

something a bit different for the buffet table

Saturday, 5 June 2010

chocolate !!

I am trying so hard not to eat chocolate during the week in an attempt to lose some weight
imagine my dismay when two card orders came through wanting a chocolate theme
the first one was for a Hersheys chocolate theme, as we're always conscious about copyright , we came up with the bar of chocolate design

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

fathers day

got a request from a customer for a card for her father in law who is a bricklayer
she wanted a card with that theme showing how he'd built a wall of love for his family
this is the design I came up with and I am really pleased with how it turned out

Sunday, 30 May 2010

baby cards

I just love these washing line cards - the tiny pegs, the tiny nappies - soooooooooooooooo cute

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

facebook shop

I've had time to 'play' with our new facebook shop
just added some Fathers day cards ( 20th June ) for now but coming soon are teacher thank you cards and thank you bookmarks - with a special offer so watch this space !!

Friday, 14 May 2010

We've been featured

we recently joined Misi - and have been lucky enough to be chosen for the Friday interview

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Come on England

we went away for a few days this week and ended up walking round the local shops
I couldnt' get over how much england stuff was in the shops already , its only going to get worse lol !!

Rosette cards

as you know we always like to come up with new designs - we have lots of repeat customers so have to be able to offer something new
hubby likes making his football cards and I like to make the thank you teacher cards for the end of term so we've come up with these what do you think ??

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

craft juice Tuesday

well today is my birthday - 21 again I wish lol
so I thought I'd choose things with a birthday theme
I love these toppers - they are so cute - they are made by Pauline@wedding treasures

and also this birthday cake topper - again by Pauline I think it is sooooooooooooooooooo cute and so much detail

and I had finished and then I found these !!! Rainbow fairies

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


I fancied a new pair of earrings to wear tomorrow so have just made these
anyone who knows me will tell you they are sooooooooooooo me lol
when I saw the coloured earring wires on ebay I just had to have them !!

been playing

sometimes I get an idea in my head that just has to be let out lol
this idea has been in my head for a while now but I haven't had time to play but today I did !!

Monday, 19 April 2010

my first 'big 'card

a while ago Paul decided that he wanted to start making 'big ' cards ( A3 folded in half ) I've always been a bit nervous of them so let him make them
but I've finally made my first one and am quite pleased with the result

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Christmas already ???

I bought these card blanks a while back but just couldn't think what to do with them , I kept looking at them thinking it was such a waste so decided to have a play
I've come up with these two designs, mostly the same just with one subtle difference.
once I'd made them I realised I hadn't put happy christmas on them
do you think christmas cards have to have wording or do you think they're ok like this
also which design do you prefer ( hopefully you can see the difference ?? )
I'm thinking of selling these boxed ,maybe five in a box ??? no idea on price yet ( as you probably know thats the one bit I'm bad at lol )

Monday, 12 April 2010

simples !!

when I saw this card by our local very talented photographer
I just knew there was a card waiting to be made
and here it is
simples !!!

My accidental card

now I know we all joke and say things accidently jumped into our shopping baskets and we just had to buy them but these stickers really did !!
I was in our local factory shop looking for bargains and came across some really cute little puppy and kittens stickers at a bargain price, so they went into my basket, I then looked at some puffy stickers with cute little animals on them , after studying for a while and umming and aarhing like you do I decided not to buy them, I carried on shopping but somehow when I got to the tills the puffy stickers were in my basket lol I didn't realise until it was too late so didn't like to say I didn't want them
when I got home I had a proper look at them and found two sheets of cute little animal ones , a sheet of princess girly ones and a sheet of funny cartoony monster ones - all for 99p
so I make this 'accidental ' card with them

Thursday, 8 April 2010

bus mad

we have a friend who is bus mad
so Paul made him this card for his birthday
its a double sided card

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Monday, 5 April 2010

pint of beer anyone

Pauls just made this great card for his brother
will be available at
will be putting it on tomorrow

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

pets on cards

We had an order for some cards from a customer who wanted one with fancy goldfish on it and one with a giant land snail. We are always wary of copyright issues so needed some pictures we could use without having to worry. After a while of searching I came across this forum and put out a plea on the pets thread. By that night I had some photos that I could use thanks to two lovely people who were willing to help me.
Heres the results. The customer is happy and we were able to make our cards without having to worry , so thanks again to the two people who helped us out .

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Craft juice Tuesday

well another weeks gone !! and its Craft juice Tuesday again
this week I'm going to choose some earrings as I love earrings especially novelty ones
so these just had to be my first choice
I also think these orange segment earrings by caketopper are really sweet and fun to wear

Sunday, 28 March 2010

a card order

just made these for a card order we received
the photos on the nature card are from my talented photographer friend

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

crafty ribbon challenges

we absolutely love joining in with the crafty ribbons challenges
we are delighted with their latest blog post highlighting our cards

craft juice Tuesday

well can you believe its Tuesday again !!
Lets see if I can work out join to join in craft juice Tuesday ( did it last week but I've got a memory like a sieve lol )
This week I've chosen a really cute little denim apron ( I love anything denim ) which has lovely cupcakes on it and can be personalised with a name.
I'd quite like one like this myself

Saturday, 20 March 2010

black cat card

got an order for a card from a member over on the craft forum for a mothers day with a black cat theme ( 2 cats to be precise lol ) this is what we came up with

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

busy week

have joined craftjuice
I'm beginning to think its going to be a full time job keeping up with them plus this blog, facebook , twitter etc etc lol
still had time to make this card though

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Craftjuice Tuesday

well I only discovered craftjuice this week so really have no idea what I'm doing so bear with me.
I'll start off today with just one item to make sure it all works and I'm doing it right , but we all have to start somewhere don't we.
I've chosen something by swirlyarts as firstly I think these envelopes are brilliant and secondly she wrote such a great tutorial about starting off with craftjuice
well hopefully thats the writing bit done , just got to try and add the photo now

Sunday, 7 March 2010

our new dies

we've been a bit naughty , a friend of mine was having a clear out of her dies as shes giving up cardmaking and is selling a lot of her stuff - well lets just say a lot of her stock just jumped into my craft room oops
heres a card that Paul made today with a couple of the dies

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Easter money pockets

Are you giving money this Easter, then why not make it a bit more interesting with one of our Easter money pockets - a card with a pocket on the front !!
the card can be personalised with any name you require

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

gone notelet crazy today lol

heres a couple of boxes that I've made today
the photos on the photo notelets are from a very talented local photographer

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

do you like fairies

made these cute little fairy notelets and box yesterday
am really really pleased with them and love my box maker !!

Monday, 22 February 2010

magnet cards

just made these for our card party on Sunday
the car, lizard and frog are all magnets which can be removed and stuck on a fridge or similar surface.
the magnets can be personalised with a name if required
I will be putting them on our website
in the next few days

Friday, 12 February 2010

been playing

with an idea - do you think it works ?? the square that makes up the house is a photo frame that can be taken off the house and put on a fridge or other magnetic surface - if you buy the card you can insert a photo of your choice before giving it to the recipient

computer boy cards

couple of designs based on similar themes

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


something different for mothers day and easter - a card and gift in one
the bookmarks can be personalised with any name you require at