Thursday, 12 May 2011

Easel Card

Hello bloggers :) - I have been asked to make a card for a third birthday and before seeing the Polka Doodles Blog competition decided to make this:

To be honest I am a very lazy/boring card maker as I always seem to follow the same type of card - rectangular or square - and avoid the fancy folds.  However, I have recently got a bit fed up with card making which I think was due to my mammouth card making session for a craft fair back in March. 

So I have set myself a challenge of trying to do different shaped/fancy folds on my cards to see if I can get my mojo back :)

For this card I printed papers from the All Around and Everywhere - Polka Doodles CD and then used my trusty Cricut (with Sure Cuts Alot) to cut the card and embellishments.  I used Create a Critter for the Bear and Doodle Type font.  I am pleased with the result and now have an idea for a boys easel card too - so maybe this change of card style is working :)

Thanks for looking in.  Vxx

Monday, 9 May 2011

What a busy time!

Hello all - well how great were the Easter Holidays this year - we had such lovely weather and got to do lots of lovely things with the kids including a trips to Edinburgh Zoo, Glasgow Science Centre and East Links Farm in East Lothian.  On the days we decided to stay at home we got to spend outside enjoying the sunshine.  Here are some piccies :

I have only just realised how rude this picture looks!! ROFL

Fancy I game of spot the chimps.... no ok I will tell you my three kids are sitting in the middle!

This picture was taken through the glass of the leopard enclosure and yes it really was that close - no zoom lenses were used!  It really was fantastic seeing it this close.  If the glass had not been there you could have touched it (and then run away really quickly before it ate you!!)

And no trip to Edinburgh Zoo is complete without watching the penguin parade. It really is fun to watch them waddling round. :)

Over the hol's I also got back into my crafting - crochet in particular.  Its a bit more social than the card making as at least I can sit with my OH in front of the telly and have a natter, and it also does not make so much mess!! (or is that just me). Here are a few of the things I have made:

My second attempt at a beanie - Gemma was not impressed with the first one as it was not pink!!

Mobile phone cover

Little purse with pop fastners 

 Following my advert on my Facebook selling page I got an order for a purple mobile phone cover
Which was closely followed by two more orders for a camera cover and mobile phone cover :)  I have an order for 4 beanie hats now too but have a little bit of time to do them as they are for christmas presents! 

Anyway I better go and feed the kids as its that time of night again.  Thanks for reading and hello to my new followers to :) its really nice to have your company.  TTFN Vx