Wednesday, 24 June 2009


Hello Lovely Blog Followers! I hope you're enjoying this gorgeous weather we're having at the moment!

I know it's a few days late but, I thought I'd share with you the Father's Day card I whipped up whilst waiting for The Gas Man NOT to arrive last Wednesday - don't get me started! I did one for Mr M from the boys and one for my Dad.

Father's Day Card

Close up
I'm really pleased with how it came out, masculine yet attractive, I think. The papers were from a TrimCraft Lads n Dads stack, the ribbon is Hobbycraft and the brads are probably Rayer, but as I decant all my brads in to divided storage boxes I can't say for sure.

I'm currently working on a top secret project for my Mum's birthday in July, I can't show you the progress as she is one of my followers and I don't want to spoil the surprise. I promise I'll post it after the 14th of July.


Exciting news over on Maisie, Maisie Garden Crazy click here

Wednesday, 10 June 2009


This is the card I made for the June Recipe Challenge over on my challenge site @ Maisie Moonshine's Mojo Monthly. The ingredients which must appear in the project are stickers (Hello Kitty from a Hello Kitty activity book), Ribbon and Bling. Here's how it was made.

Step 1

12 x 12 pale pink cardstock scored, cut and folded to the template in June's Papercraft Inspirations magazine. Then a line of Hello Kitty (HK) shapes was punched out of the inside of card (punch from W H Smith) punched shapes retained for later.

Step 2

Co-ordinating patterned paper triangle cut and adhered to front of card. All edges, inside and out, chalked with dark pink and shimmer pink chalks. Sticker adhered behind rear flap so that Kitty looks like she's peeping out from behind. Large HK sticker matted on dark pink cardstock and cut out.

Step 3

Large HK stickers and two dark pink cardstock flowers, doodled with white ink, (for the sentiment) adhered inside.

Completed card

To finish, a length of pink velvet ribbon, large matted Kitty sticker and additional stickers were adhered to the front of the card, those on the pocket carefully placed to be hidden behind the goodies to be inserted later. Additional Hello Kitty shapes were punched out of co-ordinating card for confetti.

Inside of Card

Inside the finished card.

Card with goodies

The finished card filled with Hello Kitty goodies.


And finally... the envelope

The card was made for The BGF's daughter who was 9 on Friday and IS the world's No.1 Hello Kitty fan. I made her a mermaid pocket card last year and The BGF happened to mention that her daughter had taken the card in to school the day before her birthday and was "just wondering" if I might be making a card again this year. I'm glad I didn't let her down! I'm also pleased to report that she loved the card and all the goodies and her mum didn't even mind the Hello Kitty confetti that showered all over the kitchen floor!

All in all a successful project and lovely to do something so girlie!

Saturday, 6 June 2009


NOT the criminal variety - OBVIOUSLY - (although you might have been wondering why I haven't been blogging so much lately - blame the weather not my being on remand!) this tag (or tig depending on where you come from) is a blogging game. My blogger friend Rose over at Victoria Rose Paper Crafts, who is sweet enough to follow my blog, has tagged me in a game which has the following rules:

  • pick six unimportant things you love
  • mention and link to the person who tagged you
  • tag six of your favourite bloggers to play along (don't forget to comment on their blog to let them know they've been tagged!)

So here, in no particular order, are six of my favourite inconsequential things...

Just Lurve Lettuce

Lettuce... Mmmm I LURVE lettuce. The rest of the Moonshine Mob all think I'm barking but I can quite happily munch through a whole salad bowl.

V Cute Hedgehog

Hedgehogs - We usually have a hedgehog (Henrietta) in the garden, but I don't think she made it through the winter this year. I miss her snuffling about in the undergrowth, frightening the life out of us when we're sitting out in the garden in the evening and listening to her snore during the day. I loved to watch her bumbling around in the early evening and my Hostas are really looking bad far too early in the season.

Coffee & Walnut Cake

Coffee and Walnut Cake - my cake of choice, delicious, moist sponge, bittersweet buttercream icing... Mmmm... ooops - starting to drool.

No Hover - No Bovver

My Bosch Cordless Mower - I can mow all four of our lawns in less than 15 minutes and my record for the back is 3 minutes flat! - the rechargeable battery means no dangerous petrol stored in the garage and no time wasted flipping miles of cable out of the way. (I've even scrapbooked a pic of my Bosch - sad I know - but hey, I just LOVE TO MOW.)

Gorgeous Colourful Bags

Handbags - A girl can NEVER have too many handbags. I prefer mine boxy and unusual in either fabric or design and a bargain just adds spice to the mix. My favourite brand is Cupcake but I love my Radley and my Tulas too. Loved the colours on these - v summery.

Yummy Scrummy Paper

Paper - always have, always will. No-one I know understands it but I know there are more of you out there...

There you have it, six fab things of absolutely no consequence. This was a fun challenge, who shall I share it with - let me think...

Jen @ Speedy Stitcher
Sue @ Paper Paradise
Tracey @ Running With Scissors
Julia @ On Top Of The Scrapheap
Thrifty Mrs @ The Further Adventures of a Thrifty Mrs
Debby @ A Scrapjourney

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Monday, 1 June 2009


The June Challenge has now been posted over at Maisie Moonshine's Mojo Monthly. This month's challenge is a recipe of three ingredients to be used in creating any papercraft project. Please do pop over and take a look, I'd love it if some more of you joined in the fun (Not that I'm a desperate saddo or anything...) You can get there by clicking here.

Thanks in advance(!?)

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