Thursday, 13 October 2011

Busy little bee

Well I've been busy and loads of stuff has happened since I've last done a good update.  I will start updateing with crafts again soon I promise!  life has been just too crazy here lately.  I'm slowly getting use to working again though so can start to go back to my hobbies like crafting (though it is worth pointing out I have been crafting anyways just taking forever to get anything done and not ever getting photos taken of things).

I have a friend taking some of my cards next weekend to a craft fair thing!  I can't go because I have plans already somewhere else by time I learned of it... but it's the first time I've ever sold any of my cards or crafts so hope it goes well!  I've made loads of new ones since I've posted on here last.  will try to take some photos tomorrow to post up some of them.  

I'm also in a craft fair on the 7th of December so will be making cards for that and other little crafts!  will be great to show my husband that I'm doing something with them other then making them and having them sit there forever! 

who's Christmas shopping already?  I know I am!  I'm making crafts for my mother-in-law and sister-in-law because they just want a couple things and I dont' think it's enough really... my family in the states we've decided to send money to so Mom can buy over there instead of shipping stuff over and it taking so long and lost in the mail and shipping cost and everything else.... had problems with it last year.  so I've only got my hubby to really worry about.  he's a hard one though with a birthday right before Christmas! (the 10th)  

I'm being a bit mean to him... but in a good way.  he's been asking for a homemade stocking for him this year.  I keep on telling him no that I don't like to sew by hand and I just really dont' want to...... I think he bought it because he keeps trying to talk me into it still!  the truth of the mater is I've already made him one!  it will be up on Christmas morning!  it will be a surprise because we are doing each other's stockings then putting a blanket over them so the other can't see untill that morning.  I can't wait to see his face!

I've been into wreaths here lately and will hopefully have some cool ones to show you soon!  

ok life calls.  will be better about posting blogs from here on out though!  


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

been a while!

Sorry guys!  been a while since I could post!  my job at the care center as been keeping me super busy!  even when I have been home I have been online or in books looking for ideas to take into work for the ladies to do with me!  I've fallen in love with Pinterest  for ideas!  

I made yesterday a really cool pumpkin craft I will share with you later on this week.  I didn't take step by step photos of what I did so I will wait untill I make it again.  keep an eye out in the next week for a awesome tutorial to make this!


Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Coaster Crafts

Well I'm slowly working through my coaster pile!  first I was doing frames!  here's my beach set!

then I decided today to make mini notebooks!  here they are!

see you all thought I had forgotten about you didn't you?  it's just I haven't been able to craft alot lately because of my job at a nursing home now but I have gotten some done!  


Monday, 29 August 2011


Sorry it's been a while since I've updated here.  I've got my new job as a Carer at a nursing home place (only nicer then most!) and I've still got my evening babysitting job and then on top of all that this weekend was a HUGE beer fest at the pub that I work at (I babysit the owners son) so I got loads of work cleaning away glasses and being a general Go-For all weekend.  Worked on the clock for over 18 hours and was there for over 24 hours in two days time.  Was a very busy weekend!  

Wondering what all that has to do with coasters?  well the pub was given loads of coasters like normal and they normally use them if they advertise drinks or what not.  but they got alot of Heinz coasters they didn't want to use so since they know I craft and had asked if I could have a few in the past they gave me ALL of those coasters!  I got about 1000 of them or so here!  so I'm gonna be going crazy crafting with them! making little boxes, minis, frames, magnets  inspirational saying frames, wall many ideas!  so I'm set craft wise for quite a while!  

I'm going to try to get some inspirational saying wall hangings done in time for the Fall Festival back at my home church in the states.  maybe a few name ones as well.  also gonna work out how to make the frames so they can slide in the photo after they are hooked together.  think I know how to do that though.  

so I'm off to play!  wish me luck!


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

I'm a Working Woman!

Sorry I've been a bit lax on my blogs guys.  I'm having to cut back how many I post because I got a new job!  that's right!  I'm a working woman!  so some days it takes up all of my time because even though it's only 8 hours a day three days a week, another three days a week I work babysitting in the evenings and sometimes (like today) I'm only gonna be home about 15 minutes before catching my ride in to babysit!  I SHOULD be able to still post though! don't think I won't!  because a couple hours of baby sitting is after my little charge goes to sleep and I can computer then, just the net is really slow so I can't always update this blog.  

this infact is just a fast update before I head out the door for some training!  wish me luck!


Friday, 19 August 2011

Halloween on the mind

ok fess up!  who else has already started on Halloween cards?  I can't be the only one!  A couple days ago I made one useing a "by the seat of my pants" masking idea. 

so I have some tape that doesn't really stick too well.  I put that on the back of these bat things I have.  then I inked the entire card just with my straight ink pad, just tapping on it.  Then I removed the bats and the tap and continued making my card on that base.  I think it worked well!  what do you think?

my diecut letters are so big I had to get creative with how I put Halloween on the card!  so I decided Happy shouldn't be on there.  instead I put some of the black bats back on, added some gogglie eyes and a couple pumpkins!  I then backed black behind that and glued it to my card.  I'm pretty happy with the over all look of it!  what do you think?  any advice? things I think I should do again?  


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

DieCut Fun

I've been haveing so much fun with my new-to-me diecut machine!  

here's one I had fun destressing as much as I could. Had no idea what I was gonna put as a saying then I got my diecut!  So I had to put a word on it all broken like!  
took me forever to decide what to put in that far corner!  am glad I picked something small though!

let's see... what else did I make...

this one is just a simple card.  was trying to get use to my different things I had cut out.  basicly all the blue on this card but the flower in the vase was diecut

a simple card but it would have been impossible before this diecut!  

I have so many wedding confetti!  had to use it!  I have bells, hearts, couples, just married words.... had to use some of it!

now take a closer look at the Just married though... doesn't it look like just maimed?  confused my husband and I but we think it's just the way it's written...

and last but not least (of the ones I have taken photos of and have on my computer that is!)

a very simple card... wish I had put texture in the background but oh well... live and learn.... I LOVE the big flower on the bottom of this one!  that's all diecut out!  yes I only have an alphabet but with that set there is the vase, flower stem/leaf, that odd half a flower thing... the thanks, HI, to, from, that tag, and those pointy flowers.  but that's all the ones I get for now!  gonna try to get as much out of them as I can so expect to see loads of thanks and hi cards from me for a while using the Cuttlebug!