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Saturday 27 March 2010

Flip Flop Shaped Card

It's my daughter's 10th Birthday tomorrow and I have left it till the last minute to make her this Flip Flop Shaped card.

I have had to make this card secretly tonight as Alice likes to cast her eye and give her opinion on every card I make, fortunately usually complimentary!

She is having a birthday party as I write. We have been to the cinema, eaten pizza, had the ceremonial birthday cake to be followed by an all girls sleepover!!! Please think of me, they are all in their sleeping bags and haven't stopped chatting. There is rumour of more snacks......I think it's going to be a late night. I didn't organise it well as I have realised the clocks change tonight for British Summer time, bad planning on my behalf. But they are having such girlie fun!!

I have made this card using the Shaped Flip Flop cutting file from The Cutting Cafe, embellishments and paper from Flutterby Crafts. I'm so pleased with myself for getting my sewing machine out and using it on a card for the 1st time. I thought it would be fun to stitch around the computer generated shoe label .....what do you think?

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Easter Basket Shaped Card

Last night my 10 year old daughter helped me put together this gorgeous Easter Basket Shaped Card. We had great fun together working out the papers and how to decorate the eggs. She enjoyed loading the paper into my new Pazzles which I am having great fun with at the moment.

However, I can't take all the credit because the cut file for the Easter Basket came from The Cutting Cafe by Regina Easter. All the papers and the embellishments used were from my local papercrafting shop Flutterby Crafts. Rumour has it that Lynn is getting a delivery very soon of lots of yummy papers......can't wait!

And, here is a close up of the eggs that I have embossed and stickled.

I have entered this card in the Colour Create Challenge#41 - Your choice of pastels with an Easter or Spring theme.

Thanks for looking.

Monday 22 March 2010

Coffee Cup Shaped Card

I am so excited!! For Christmas my dear husband bought me a Pazzles die cutting machine as the Cricut cartridges were getting a bit expensive. I have been learning the software for the Pazzles machine, some bits are easy like the Cricut Design Studio but some is quite challenging. I have been looking at loads of video's and I can see there will be a huge learning curve mastering the software!!!!

I was getting a bit frustrated as I just wanted to create so I went to the Cutting Cafe and purchased some cutting files to get me started. I just love them and can't wait to try some more. I made the Coffee Cup Shaped Card which was really easy to use and perfect for my first project. I then used some of my lovely papers and embellishments purchased from my local papercraft shop Flutterby Crafts. Did I say I was so excited?

I hope you like my first project created using my Pazzles machine and stay tuned for more projects.

This week I have entered my card in the Creative Card Crew Challenge "Going Dotty".

Saturday 20 March 2010

I've been playing with my Blog

Thought I would have a play around with my blog. Do you like the new background colours and layout? Hope so, still needs a bit of tweaking with the signature. If anyone knows how to make the background of my signature the same colour as the blog background I would appreciate some help.

Saturday 13 March 2010

Flower Shaped Cards

Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the UK and sadly my dear mother died when I was young. I think about her lots and even more as I now have a family she has never seen. So, this year I decided to make a card in her memory.

I don't know which card I like best but the best thing was the sun shining down on them as I took the photo!

I have just entered these cards into the Cricut Cardz Challenge, C.R.A.F.T. challenge, Cupcake Craft Challenges.