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Bliss ‘Believe’ card & Nursery

Happy Saturday! I’m still lounging around at 10:20! Shocking! Had a late one last night- an absolutely fab bunch of girls came round for an evening of crafting using the Sale-a-bration sets. This is one of the cards that we made and we did ‘rock and roll’ stamping, watercolouring and generally made a mess! This is only a teeny card but fairly quick to do using blender pens and two inks.

I’ll show you the other card next post. I’ll be back hopefully on Monday to announce the winner of the blog candy.  Next Friday I’m doing some training for my team and then straight on to my craft class. We’re doing some projects using chipboard and there are still places if you fancy coming. There’s going to be a bit of daubing, sanding, covering and stamping. We’ll make some really pretty projects and everything is included for £13 and we have a good laugh! Email me to book your place.

I’m shouting instructions to one of my kids whilst I’m typing as she wants to bake cupcakes AND cover them in chocolate ganache! (Not wanting to be outdone by her older sister!) Sound familiar? I’m trying to stay out of the kitchen because it was relatively clean and now I dread to look.

I went to visit a nursery this week with my littliest. It always makes me sad when I do this- once they go to school you lose a little bit of them! He was pensive and a little reluctant but then wanted to stay and play (which we couldn’t do because we were only visiting!). I asked him after what he thought about it. His response? ‘Horrible and brilliant!’ Hmm.. not sure what to make of that response! His answer later on just regressed to ‘horrible’, so we’ll have to see how that goes. The nursery looked like a lot of fun and I’m sure he’ll love it once he goes.

I need to go and inspect the ganache- we’ve got to take 40 cakes to a baptism we’re going to later. I think actually I might take the card we did last night for one of the girls getting baptised- it seems very appropriate!!

Card recipe;

Cardstock- Very vanilla, Marina mist, Pear Pizzazz. Pearls. Marina mist ribbon, Ink- marina mist and Pear Pizzazz. Circle punch, corner rounder  and spiral punch. Bliss SAB set and ‘Just Believe’ set (sentiment).


February 5, 2011 at 10:43 am 10 comments

Bliss Bag & Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

 Good morning!! Hope you’re not shivering away like me! Isn’t it freeezing?!  Today I’m part of a blog hop organised by Pat with all the ILWS gals. There are 4 separate hops all using the Sale-a-bration sets so as to give you all some inky inspiration with using them. If you click on that ILWS link, it’ll show you the whole list. My round starts with me- but you may have come  from the lovely Hayley, so a big Hi! and welcome if you did.! I haven’t seen her blog post yet but I’m looking forward to peeking later! 

I’ve got 2 very different projects. The first was an idea of mine to use butterflies from ‘Bliss’  instead of a hot air balloon carrying a birthday present. The design needs a bit of reworking but at least it’s nice and bright! I had fun making the ‘strings’. I used the different ink refills to dye some plain embroidery thread. I just put a small amount of water in different plastic cups and added 4 drops of ink from the refills. Add lengths of string, leave for 15 minutes, then remove and let thread dry. To get a truer colour I probably needed a few more drops of colour. Ah well, I had fun playing! I’ve also entered this in Stampin Royalty

 for their challenge ‘Anything with wings’ . I’ve used the Happy Birthday from Punch Bunch and just cut offthe 3 edges of  the scallops. Onto my second project- a very hastily sewn ‘Bliss’ Bag. The light was chronic yesterday- and even messing around on Photoshop didn’t help any! The colour on the bag is as true as I could as I could get it ! The central panel was made from a cotton baby cot sheet I didn’t need any more. I stiffened the thin sheet with some interfacing. The ink stamped really crisp images. I used Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive ink. I added the designer buttons whilst munching my breakfast in a cafe this morning.  As a result of going to a place called the Quarter, I want yoghurt, muesli and fresh fruit for breakfast tomorrow and possibly all next week! The next stage of the hop is heading over to Blue Angel’s . I went for a nose yesterday and she’s got some beautiful cards on there.

On a personal front I was thinking about lots of things that I love whilst I was in town yesterday. My eldest boy has a real nonchalant disregard for his appearance, and I love the way he just doesn’t mind! I had to force myself not to comment as I looked on at this very scruffy but incredibly happy little guy. I also love learning how things are constructed. I was so excited browsing through bag patterns and picked up a few. Wish I’d taken more notice during my Textiles lessons. It’s never too late to learn something new, so you might find a few more bags popping up on here. I also love just looking around. I was like a little kid after popping to town yesterday, with so many inspiring images in my head. Oh to have time to write them down nevermind actually create something.  

Off to tidy up- normal energy levels are returning slowly!

If you want to visit the other blog hops-

Round 1 blog hop- Sarastamper

Round 2 blog hop- my-next-chapter

Round 3 blog hop- here!

Round 4 blog hop- creatinwithkirsteen

Card recipe: Crumb cake and Whisper white cardstock. Inks- all the ‘brights’ colours. Rhinestones. Marina mist satin ribbon. Stamp sets- Punch Bunch & Bliss. Linen thread. White embroidery thread (from my stash)

Bliss Bag- white and patterned cotton. Pear Pizzazz and Old olive ink. Designer buttons. Pear pizzazz ribbon.

January 23, 2011 at 9:00 am 24 comments

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