Monday, 17 January 2011

A boys card

One of things this year is to be more organised. For someone who crafts I run out of cards an awful lot, does that happen to anyone else? I have realised I send more cards to boys than I do girls, so it's all well and good making pink and flowery cards but the 9 year old boy at school really doesn't want a forever friends card know what I mean? Anyway I have been making up boys cards so when the boys tell me at 8.30 in the morning I need a card for Joe Bloggs at school I can be the domestic goddess and just go oh just go in the card draw and pick one - good aren't I? The card I made is using a free stamp off one other magazines around this month, coloured with copics (check me out). I used old Basic Grey Boxer and buttons with chipboard. I am entering the card in the following challenges

Sunday, 9 January 2011


I am starting a monthly newsletter (pdf link in email) about my promotions, stampers 10, classes, competitions, etc for my Stampin Up business. If you would like to be included in this please email me at The emails will be going out the end of the week. Laura x

Saturday, 8 January 2011

A quick card

Back in December it was a friends daughters birthday. I didn't have the time to spend ages on a card so out came the Forever Friends decoupage. I used papermania papers with it and I think it worked out really well. Sorry about the bad photo it was the only one I had x The craft room is finished and I will share pictures this week with you all. Laura x x

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Teachers gifts

Well I know this is a bit late but I thought I would show you what I made the boys teachers for Christmas. I made them some peppermint bark which is so scrummy I had to make some more for me lol. I also made them some chocolate lolly's with cashew nuts and dried cranberries which I saw on Barefoot Contessa - love that programme. I decorated some plain paper bags with a retired Stampin Up stamp using Real Red ink pad. The cards are the same as the ones I made before using scraps of paper. The teachers were so pleased and it worked out so much cheaper. Sorry for the quick post I am supervising hubby whilst he is building some furniture for the Craft room. The room is chaos but the rest of the furniture gets delivered on Friday so I am spending the weekend getting it how I want it. I can't wait to show you all photos of how I have organised it all. Take care Laura xx Laura x

Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year

Happy New Year to you all did you have a good night? We had a wonderful night here with friends but after they left and we all got into bed I was woken by my 4 yr old sobbing with a poorly ear, so I spent the night cuddling him on the sofa. He seems better now which is good as I really don't like to see him upset. So then do you have any new year resolutions? I have a few this year give up smoking (patches bought and ready to start tomorrow), loose weight, pass my driving test, and the big one is to do something that makes me happy everyday whether it's baking, stitching, a soak in the bath in the middle of the day lol. I have a lot to share with you on this blog this year. My craft room is having a massive overhaul and being completely reorganised so I will be sharing my ideas with you. I am aiming to complete a mini book a month - a lady on UKS is running this. I am taking part in a few cooking challenges which I will put on here. I have quite a few stitched items I am hoping to complete this year. I am also hoping to learn how to use my sewing machine properly so hopefully I will have some items I can share too. One thing I am doing is going on a stash diet. I have far to much stuff and some of it I have kept for so long because I didn't want to cut into it, I am starting to go off it... So this is the year it will get used. I hope you all have a happy and healthy start to the new year Laura xx