I am not a massive scrapbooker, I have made a few smaller pages and I have also made a few digital scrapbook pages but I decided that it was time to start scrapbooking a bit more! I take soooo many photos of my baby that it seems a shame that they are just sat on my computer not being used!!! My first proper layout is an Easter Layout and I have used the Treasure Box Designs Easter Train! It is just so cute I totally love this cut! I am now using my Cameo far far more than my Cricut at the moment so everything that I have cut has been done with the Cameo! The base of the layout is DCWV texture cardstock not that you can see it as its covered! The cloud paper is a digital paper I found lurking on my PC, the spotty grass is DCWV and the plain grass is also DCWV ( I really love DCWV wish it was easier to get here in the UK ) almost all the elements that have been cut are from DCWV with the exception of the chick!!! After alot of inking ans stitching I am really pleased with the final result!!! All I need to do now is add the piccies!!!
I really love making Mother's Day cards! I have only made a few this year but this is my fav as I have used alot of yellow which I never really use and I think the end result it lovely, it's so bright and happy! The base of the card is cut from the Wild Card cartridge using my cricut, the MUM topper is from the silhouette store and cut using my Cameo machine. The cream and yellow flowers were purchased from Hobbycraft and the lilac flower I made myself!
I ran a facebook competition for Stacey's World, the winner would receive a free card for sharing my facebook page! A winner was chosen and she requested an Easter card for her niece! I never make Easter cards so it was such a lovely change. I have been hanging onto these Easter papers by DCWV for ages, this just goes to prove my theory to my husband that eventually everything will have a use!!! I used an 8"x8" scalloped card base and set to work stitching the layers together using my new John Lewis blue mini sewing machine ( which I love ) I also used my cricut and the Mickey Font cartridge for the lettering! The chipboard bunny was also from DCWV and I finished off with 3 gems from a bit of bling! I am really pleased with the end result and it was such a lovely colour palette to work with!
I haven't blogged in over a year!!! I was busy having a baby!!! He is almost 1 now and this past year has just flown by!!! I am hoping to put a bit more time back into my blog but we will see how it goes as my little man keeps me uber busy!!! I haven't made many cards over the last year but I have managed to do a bit of digi scrapbooking, its mess free and I can do it wherever I am. Hope you like!
One of my fav cricut cuts is the scallop card from Wild Card. I use it quite a bit!!! Here I have used a spring green gingham glitter card to make my nuts about you valentines day card!!! The squirrel is from Create a Critter, my second fav cart I think as everything on there is just so bloody cute!!! I have cut him out and given him lots or shading with a brown ink pad, then I have adorned the left hand side of the card with some paper flowers, a rosette made using the Tim Holtz die and some butterflies!!! The card is a similar design to my mother's day cards from last year!!!
We started taking pictures a bit later into my pregnancy as you could only really see my normal belly which nobody really needs pics of lol!!! Anyway here are the first few we took with my hubbys phone x
I have been out of the craft room and into the kitchen over the past few days. I have been trying a few new things. I wanted to try to improve my cupcake decorating a bit beyond slapping buttercream on top. my first decorating venture was to make a cupcake that looked like a flower, now I had some help from Youtube, I found a fab tutorial!!! The coloured sugar I made myself as I am having trouble driving at the moment as my baby bump isn't fitting behind the wheel lol!!! Also I have tried quite a few times to make french macarons and failed totally, however today was my day, I got a new recipe and I was determined not to be beaten by these tiny french treats. My determination worked and here are just a few of them. I filled some with a homemade coconut and chocolate ganche, some are filled with whipped cream and most are filled with the new Cadburys Philadelphia spread and whipped cream!!! They have turned out to be delicious but I have found you cannot just eat one!!! The pics have been taken with hubby's phone as it is too dark not to get a good shot so he made them look funky with an app on his phone x
Well it's a new year and I have alot to look forward to this year!!! I am just over 6 weeks away from having a baby boy which my husband and I are super excited about. We have decorated his little room and we are all stocked up on baby essential, not going to go as far as to say we are prepared as I am pretty sure we are in for a huge shock but it's one we cannot wait for!!! I seem to be rather lacking in the nesting dept however, so thought I would take this opportunity not only to join in on WOYWW but also to show you all the shamefull state that my craft room has gotten into!!! Back last year we moved my craft romm to the middle sized room in the hope that more space wouls mean more organisation. . . all it really menat was that I had more room to buy more things!!! Then we got pregnant and crafting fell to the bottom of my to do list. I think that if I dont get it sorted this week then the chances are we will have to seal it shut and stick a biohazard sticker on the door!!! So the aim is to be back here by next wednesday with a nice tidy craft desk and room for that matter!!! Here are the awful pics in question. . . WISH ME LUCK!!!