Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Lions and Tigers, only in Kenya!

Saturday's blog is being brought forward due to wedding festivities at the weekend, as I introduce you to two furry pals of mine, based on the Lions and Tigers cartoon on http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/kenya/. Hilarious!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

When I fall in love...

So next weekend is the big day for my mum and day - the renewal of their wedding days after 35 years of marriage.

When they tied the knot the first time round my parents were in a very different situation than they are now, having been brought up by typical working class 1950's families. It was the 70s and things were so different to how they are now - both my parents worked really hard but they just couldn't afford the kind of things we take for granted now. So there they were, married in a registry office service, followed by a small budget reception and a short honeymoon in the UK!
Fast forward 30 years, and life is very different for my parents. They are now in a position to afford to do everything exactly as they want to, and I can't wait to share their special day.

As a memento of the event my mum asked me to make some jewellery for my sisters - which I duly made and passed over this week, foolishly forgetting to photograph them! But never fear, I decided to make my mum a matching piece as a surprise, which I have been able to capture with my crappy photography skills.

I took two photo's, one with and one without the flash, so you can get an idea of both the design and the colours (I do wonder why I can't get the hang of providing both in one photo!). The GORGEOUS handmade lampwork focal came from the uber talented Keiara Wells - thanks love!

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Wedding Favours

In two weeks time my parents will be renewing their wedding vows - romantic indeed, and this time around they are treating themselves to all the lovely things they couldn't afford first time round - the lovely church wedding, the fancy hotel, the Italian honeymoon.

I loved my own wedding, and one thing that I really enjoyed doing was making favours. So as you can imagine I jumped at the chance to make some table decorations for my parents bash!

Mum wanted a lilac theme, which was dainty and sweet, so I decided to make the most of my new butterfly punches, and this is what I came up with!

A very busy weekend indeed!

Howdy all! I've had a fab weekend so far thanks to the fantastic company of Gothmummy (lol) yesterday and a belated Mother's Day treat...

So I bought tickets for me and mum to go and see Marty Pellow in the Witches of Eastwick yesterday afternoon. The show was fab, and mum commented that it was nice to have a mother's day treat that actually involved doing something together. That struck a chord with me, and I'm now resolving to do activity gifts with mum and dad where I can in the future.

So not much crafting has taken place, although I have started some bits today which I might post later on if I get chance. I did, however, want to share with you my new obsession... Vintage Wallpaper.

I bought some lovely VWP from Spinsters Emporium a while ago, which I have used to make some lovely note cards. Originally I had planned to add some embellishments to the front of the cards, but I just love the print so much that I'm going to leave a whole bunch of them blank! :D

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Happy Birthday Lil... from Jareth

The last birthday card for a while - the Labyrinth inspired worm :D "Ello!"

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Cupcake Gift Tags

Happy Easter... and the birthdays continue!

Happy Easter everyone! This year I thought I'd make the effort to give Easter cards and gifts to my mum and sisters. They all got a swiftly put together Easter card, and something cute. Karen, the bunny fiend, got the cutest bunny pendant made with a bunny bead by Keiara Wells. I love it!

Today is also my big sister, Claire's birthday. I gave her this gorgeous geisha girl card - I was taught how to make this at Honeypotts a few weeks ago, and I personalised it for Claire with a cute photo and personal message. It took hours to make but she really liked it, so I'd say it was worth the effort!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Sunday's child...

I've just put the finishing touches to my nephew's birthday card, and there's something a little fishy about this little fella!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Birthday card, the first of many

Here's an early post this week as I might not get chance to pop on the blog on Saturday. I'm very excited as Lyndsey will be coming round to play on Saturday day time - I get to show off all my crafting goodies and learn some new tricks from Lyndsey - hurrah! :D

So here are a couple of photos of a recently created birthday card for Kelly - I'm enjoying using punches, I just need to work on my techniques. I wonder how much practice I'll need to get good at this stuff!