Saturday, 30 August 2008

Dinner party invite

Maybe not the most inspiring menu but you could use this idea to temp your guests along to a dinner party.

The dies used to create this are the following:

Chef costumes - REV-0122-D
Cookie cutter recipe cards - CC-SET-001-B
Toaster - KS-0748
Breakfast skillet - REV-0125-S
Ice cream - RS-0719
Moonlight 4x8 alpha

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Chefs special

I love the new August release of dies and I thought this card would be great to send to the love of your life.

I have used the following dies:
Rolling Pin RS-0757
Timer RS-0755
Chef costumes - REV-0122-D
Exclusive die recipe card - QC-0004-S
Rollerskate alpha

To finish this card I used some chalks. I also used some pigment inks for the flour effect!

Update on the QK Love Machine

Rumour has it that this fantastic tool will be available from October onwards - how many sleeps until then??!!! Pre-order at Crafts U Love today!

Quickutz challenge blog

For all you Quickutz fans out there - there is a new Quickutz challenge blog sponsored by Crafts U Love. It gives you the opportunity to win some lovely QK related products whilst being able to show off your designs!

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Long time no post

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, I've had a few days away at Alton Towers. What a fantastic time myself and my husband had. We went on all the mad rides, I feel like such a big kid!!! 'Air' was my favourite as it was a totally exhilarating experience. You hang from this rollercoaster, then you are tipped forward until you are parallel to the ground. You basically fly around at quite a speed on your front. Too cool!!!!

Hubby even took me to PDA Card and crafts factory (Best place for card blanks).

Hope to be posting some more designs soon.


Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Card for a friend

Having played with my dies today I came up with a card to send to a friend. I only used the raindrop die (KS-0657) and a basic circle punch to create the flowers and leaves. The font I have used is moonlight.

The inside of the card says 'I'd pick you'!

Monday, 18 August 2008

Baby bear

I just love making baby cards and I can't get enough of this little bear. The dies I have used to create the card are as follows: Polar bear (RS-0876), safety pins (KS-0506), Pig (KS-0525), peek-a-boo bunny (KS-0412), Moonlight 4x8 REV alpha.

Once you have assembled the pin, cut a little piece out of one of the sides to give the effect that it is attached.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Blog Candy

Not only does this lady have the most adorable blog but she is giving away some teriffic candy


Wednesday, 13 August 2008

The happy couple

Friends of mine are getting hitched this weekend (Gary and Nicola), so I thought it would be rude not to make them a card but also rude not to post it on my blog.

The brides dress is made purely from the party hat die (KS-0494). her hair was made from the pilgrim die (KS-0770) and the rainblow die (KS-0795). Everything else pretty much come from the paper doll die set. Mind you, the top hat did start out life as the tombstone (KS-0764).

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

More fairy fun

I am loving my fairies are the moment so have put together a little card using my favourite font (Dragonfly).

You could adapt these faries to make a lovely door hanger for a little girls bedroom (hmmm maybe something I could do for my nieces).


All about the fairies

Sorry folks but I'm still in fairy mode following last weekends classes at Crafts U Love. I have to mention the lovely Maralyn who made the most scrumptous lemon cake especially for the class, thank you very much!

Anyway, cake aside, I have another fairy card for you. This time I am thinking ahead and starting to put some designs together for Christmas (my most truly favourite time of year - so watch out for those Christmas carols on my playlist in about a month or two's time!!!!).

The dies are the same as the other fairy card and I have also used the revolution Christmas tree (all available from Crafts U Love).

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Classes at Crafts U Love

I'm excited today as ever as I am teaching at Crafts U Love. Always love teaching there as Tracy is so helpful and Heidi makes a smashing brew. Very good friends of my are also coming to my class which I haven't seen for some time(Sharon, Maralyn and Elaine).

Anyhow, here are the cards we shall be making today. If you like to make them, you will need the following dies:

Fairy castle:
Castle (REV-0113-S), Angel (KS0591), Mrs Claus(KS-0390), pilgrim (KS-0770), Elf boot (RS-0760), Broom (RS-0578), paper dolls die set

Teddy bears picnic:
Polar bear (RS-0876), cloud (RS-0025), Mug (KS-0592), Peek-a-boo bunny (KS-0412), Pig (KS-0525), Easter egg (KS-0414)

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Stuff for sale

I'm not too keen on pedling my wares on my blog but it saves me sharing my money with Ebay!!! Anyway, I have the following items for sale. If you are interested, email me at

Quickutz Diesel complete classic alphabet - £30
Quickutz Cookie cutter calendar set - £15

Class at Crafts U Love

What a really warm evening it was last night. Wasn't too keen on the massive storm we had either.

Anyway, I thought I'd share the toppers we made in the class last night.

If you are wondering how the toppers were made, I've included a list of dies used to create them.

Get well bear
New polar bear (RS-0876), peek a boo bunny (KS-0412), Pig (KS-0525)

Fun in the sun
Bikini (KS-0726), pumpkin (KS-0325), Speech bubble (RS-0542), dragonfly alphabet, paper dolls die set.

Princess card
Party hat (KS-0494), Mrs Claus (KS-0390), Paper dolls die set, cookie cutter baby shapes, haunted house (KS-0766), rainbow (KS-0795).

Baby Elephant
Elephant (KS-0875), polar bear (KS-0601), present (KS0583)

new polar bear (RS-0876), dog (KS-0529).

Saturday, 2 August 2008


Another of my favourite alphas. The size of the one is great. On both cards I have mounted the letters on 3D foam pads but you could layer on top of each other for that faux chipboard effect. It is also nice to decorate with flowers. I may try punching it with patterned paper too!! I have used the following dies on the cards below: flip flops (Rev-0051), Swim suit (KS-0569), Double Heart (KS-0001), flower (RS-0128).