Sunday, 26 December 2010

Family outing - geocaching

Some photos of our first geocache (is that the right word?)  We found 3 out of 4 but even if we hadn't found any, we all enjoyed it.
Stephen reaching under a bridge to get our first box.

Found it:)

The lake was frozen over.

A lunch stop for festive rolls and hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows.

This one was called a leap of faith - it took us ages to find.

Fun and games afterwards!!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Monday, 29 November 2010

Adam and Lucy

The party on satuday for Lucy's birthday and their housewarming.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Lucy's 23rd Birthday card

A quick and simple card using some fab swiss dots cardstock.  The finished card measures 12" x 6" so I had to make an envelope.
The letters were cut out on my craft robo and coloured using alcohol inks.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Cheese Scones

My friend Janet over on the Bijoux Belles mentioned she was going to make some cheese scones.  I haven't made these in years and really fancied some...........
They're too hot to taste yet.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

The finished Advent House

I am actually pleased with the finished result but there are things I would do differently if I were doing another.  The roof caused me the most grief - I tried circles, squares and  triangles in white card, a border punch, scalloped edge scissors - the list goes on.  In the end, I used more of the patterned papers and flower soft for some snow.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

More of Advent House

I haven't adorned all of the drawers - I can't decide whether to add some Christmassy words to the others or just leave as is.  I'm not good with blank spaces, I like to fill them up!
Still to do are the roof tiles, the chimney and some Christmas lights.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Laura's Wedding Card

Happy Wedding Day Laura!!
I made this card on behalf of the Bijoux Belles.

I can't take the credit for the design of the card - I found it on this blog.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Advent House

I got this house last year from Tesco but never got around to decorating it.  I've decided that now Adam and Lucy have their own house, I will decorate it for them and fill the drawers with small gifts.

The papers I am using are some of my favs at the mo - Echo Park, Wintertime. 
This is as far as I have gone.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Christmas card for CCW challenge

My poor neglected blog:(  Oh dear, it's been a while but I have been busy at Adam's new house.)
Anyway I have made a card for this challenge, using Sue's sketch.  I've never done a card from a sketch before so that was a first.

Check out Creative Craftworld blog for challenges their countdown to Christmas challenges.

Next is a card I made for Lucy's nephew who loves Ben 10.

I made a side stepper card as it enabled me to get more images on and it makes it look more action packed (well I thought so anyway!).  As long as Jake likes it, that's the main thing.

Friday, 29 October 2010

First home card for Adam and Lucy

Adam and Lucy should hopefully complete the purchase of their first home on monday so I have made them a card.  It's an A4 card folded lengthwise.  The houses are 3d'd but it's not easy to tell from the photo.  I will be making a scaled down version for them to send out to family and friends as "We have moved" cards.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Baby cards

My sister in law has asked me to make 2 baby cards for her son and his girlfriend who are expecting their first baby in December.  I made one of each as she doesn't know whether they are expecting a boy or girl.

Monday, 25 October 2010

UKs - weekly challenge

This is last weeks challenge and it's not a page I am proud of and did purely to get points but I only managed 25 of those as I didn't use any numbers.
This cat adopted Holly when she stayed in Portugal last month.   The journalling about the cat is in a little envelope tucked behind the smaller photo.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Toy Story birthday card

I was asked to make a card for Lucy's nephew who is going to be 3.  He loves Toy Story, especially Buzz Lightyear.
The Happy Birthday star and Buzz are hanging off a thin strip of acetate to make them look like they are flying - it might be easier to see from the next picture.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Lou's monochrome challenge

Over on CCW the latest challenge is to use black, silver and white on anything we cared to make so I've done a quick card and a scrapbook page.

It's difficult to see the silver but I have used silver ric rac on the LO and the heart is triple embossed with silver powder.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Adam's Birthday Card and more LSNED

A very quick card for Adam's 23rd birthday.
Some lovely scrapbooking paper folded in half on to some bazzill with some birds, his name and a Happy Birthday cut out on my craft robo.  On the top right bird's wing I have stuck the numbers 23 on but you can't see it on here and on the first house is a no. 6 which is the number of the house he is hoping to buy.

LSNED - Day 25

Holly's new car.  The journalling is on the back.

LSNED - Day 27

LSNED - Day 28