Sunday, October 26, 2014

Just Add Ink - Add Clear Block Stamping

Hello There,

I have not partaken in any challenges for quite some time now, so I thought I would give the current Just Add Ink challenge - add clear block stamping ago.  I was playing with this technique last week and took it as a sign that the Just Add Ink team set it as a challenge that I should make a card using this technique.  I wanted to make a birthday card for a good friend of mine.  Here is the card:

I used clear blocks to create the background for the flowers as well as the backing piece for the flowers and the outline that you can see on the card.  So many ways to use clear blocks and inks in stamping.  The colours I used are pistachio pudding and blackberry bliss as well as wild wasabi and pear pizazz.

Thanks for stopping by and may the crafting force be with you!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Perfectly Rustics - Holiday Challenge

Hello there,

With Christmas fast approaching I thought I would take the opportunity to get in and make some Christmas cards for the current challenge over at Perfectly Rustics, which is Holidays, so it can include Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving and whatever other holiday you are planning for, who knows you could be super organised and up to making Easter projects!  I made a trio of white on white Christmas cards.  I am really happy with the cards and they are quite different to the normal cards I would make.  Here they are:

So break out those holiday stamps and get creating and enter your creation in the Perfectly Rustics Challenge.
Happy crafting and may the crafting force be with you!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Owen's Third Birthday

Hello There,

We recently celebrated our little man's third birthday, hard to believe.  He decided he wanted a Gruffalo party with a "big cake", which is what he said when I asked him who he would like to come to his birthday party.  After much searching on Pinterest I found lots of inspiration for the cake, food and gift bags here are some photos from the party.

Colin managed to get a picture of Owen's face when he first clapped eyes on the finished cake!

The all important "Big Cake"  I was quite pleased with the end result and Owen was very happy with it.  Plus it tasted really good!

Owen giving his Gruffalo, that he got for his birthday a cuddle.

The party bags.

Assortment of Gruffalo inspired food, including Gruffalo Crumble (chocolate crackles with orange M&M's for eyes), scrambled snake (popcorn), Purple Prickle Juice (blackcurrant juice) Terrible Tusks (cheese puffs), Toadstools (marshmallow with a strawberry), Owl ice cream (cup cakes make in ice cream cones), Roasted Fox (Sweet Potato Wedges), Log Pile House (chocolate finger biscuits) and Poisonous Warts (grapes).  I made signs for all the food.

Owl Ice Creams - Owen helped me decorate some, which is why a few of them have multiple beaks.

Poisonous Warts!

The table with all the food!

Owen in his circus tent which was one of his presents.

Owen running through the balloons that we put over in the doorway, the kids had great fun running through them.  He is also wearing a t-shirt he got for his birthday.

The cake with the candles on it.

The big moment when everyone sang and Owen blew out the candles.  After everyone had finished singing he turned to and said "Thank you my friends" which was very sweet and funny at the same time.
Owen had a great day and enjoyed his Gruffalo Party, I meanwhile took two days to recover from it, must be something to do with being pregnant!

Perfectly Rustics - Colour Challenge

Hi There,

I have been a bit slack with keeping my blog up to date, I have been busy preparing for the arrival of Bub number two (due in January), which has meant cleaning out the spare room, which really was just the junk room.  The amount of stuff that we accumulate is disgusting really.  But we have had a good clean out and gotten quite a number of bags of rubbish out of the house which is a good feeling.  We are making the room ready for Owen to move in to.  Colin will be painting it on the weekend, but someone has already moved in, because he wanted to sleep in the queen size bed.  Anyway enough of that, here is my creation for the current challenge over at Perfectly Rustics, which is a colour challenge, here are the colours:

I created a scrapbooking page with Owen, when he was only a few weeks old and my father.

Please head over to Perfectly Rustics and enter the challenge, I would love to see your creations.

Happy Crafting and may the crafting force be with you.