Wednesday, 25 August 2010

So busy

Really excited, our cat was chosen as the winner for the Sarah Hurley Challenge. Amber is going to be so pleased when she gets back from staying at Nana's. Haven't had any crafting time because i've been sorting out the childrens bedrooms. Wardrobes arrrive today so the end is in site. Once i've completed their rooms then i can start phase two which is turning the box room into a craft room :) then there will be no stopping me.

Here's a card though that was produced very quickly for my brother's wedding anniversary, just had to try out my new punches. It's very simple but has an elegance which i like.
Lynda xxxx

Monday, 9 August 2010

New arrivals

Seems like ages since I last posted - the end of term was hectic - and then we went away to Wales on holiday straight away. We had a lovely time, even if the weather was variable. I anticipated this so I took this cat as a project for myself and Amber to complete. This is Decopatch, I bought the cat, special paper and glue at the school Summer fair. We spent an afternoon in our caravan in Wales completing our masterpiece. I thinks we're both pleased with the result. I'm tempted to have a Decopatch party for my 40th birthday, and then everyone can stick papers on one of the very large sculptures that they do. I quite fancy the elephant - its about about 2 feet high and three feet wide - could be fun with a few glasses of something sparkling.

My sister in law is expecting a baby next month, so i decided to make her a nappy cake. It's my first attempt but i'm pretty pleased with the end result. I used 64 nappies to produce the cake and then added a whole variety of toys and tolietries. The nappies themselves inly cost £5 so you could make this a very inexpensive, but impressive looking gift. I actually spent around £50 in total but think she will love it, in the past i've made gift hampers or filled changing bags but this is my favourite by far. There are lots of videos and hints and tips on you tube, it's very straight forward if you fancy having a go.
Nearly forgot - the other new arrivals are around 50 Giant African Land Snails - Ben and Shelley have been very busy!!!!!!!
Lynda xxxx

Entering the Nappy Cake for The Craft Den Anything Goes Challenge Blog 'Folds' - Hope it qualifies - i folded a lot of nappies, baby socks, muslins etc. Frosted Designs - Celebrate Life Challenge Flutterby Wednesday Challenge - you can see the head of the butterfly peaking from the first tier of the cake & C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Mini beasts - there are quite a few minibeasts in the toys etc in the tucked into the layers.
I'm entering both the nappy cake and the cat for Craft Your Days Away ' Favourite Things' obviously we all love cakes and i have two pet cats.
Our cat is entered for the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Animals and Craft Catz Weekly Challenge - Animals (how appr0priate)