Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Teacups and Cupcakes

I personalised this guest book for family friends wedding. It was a vintage theme and I given photos of the the ribbon and tea cups they were using for afternoon tea so I was inspired by the photos.
Inside the front cover- I made two little teacups and then copied the design of them so they matched the photo!
 I made this card that matched too!
 I had an order of cupcakes on Friday, I was asked to make 30 for a 70th Birthday, I was given free reign too so I could do anything on them! I made half plain and half chocolate and did lots of different decoration on them and made little flowers for them too!
 I did them in mixed cake cases and some of them were great dotty ones, which you can't see that well here so you'll just have to trust me!
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Monday, 20 February 2012


Just popped in to show you this Sunday's challenge at The Studio! I designed a sketch for this challenge here it is:
And this is my layout from it! I thought with all those circles, there was only one thing I could scrap, the dotty cake I made for my sister-in-laws 30th Birthday last year! I punched and cut out lots of circles in the colours from the cake and raised some of them up and overlapped them.
I then added some sequins and gems to 'bling' it up a bit!!
We have some new design team members at The Studio now so please go and check out what they did with the sketch there is so much inspiration!

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Granny Love

I thought I would cheer up this grey day with some lovely colourful photos of my nephews Granny square blanket I'm making! I started making lots of squares in the summer and I haven't been doing it all that time but I keep dipping back into it and making more squares!
I have made so many squares and it's still not enough!! It's lucky I love crocheting so much! It's certainly not the quickest blanket to make but it does look so lovely even if I do say so myself!
I started sewing up the first couple of rows on new years eve (yeah I know how to live!!!) and it has now grown quite a lot since then. I've now sewn up 132 squares which makes almost a square blanket!! I've been really trying the get it done lately so hopefully it shouldn't take too much longer but we will see!!
I've been creating today but can't show you what I've made yet but hopefully I will have something scrappy to share soon!
Anyway better pick up my hook and get back to it!
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Thursday, 9 February 2012

CJ- 19 to End

I have finally finished my Christmas Journal, I'm really pleased I managed to finish it! So here are the last pages, be warned this post is a bit photo heavy!!
Day 19- Singing carols around the triangle at our outdoor village carol service! 
 Day 20- I made these tree top cupcakes!
 Day 21 New Tunes, our new festive CD for this year! You've got to love a bit of Michael Buble!
 Day 22- Baby Jack, my cousins baby came to visit!
 Day 23- I decorated the our Christmas cake, you can't really see it in the photo but it looked very pretty with white, sparkly snowflakes!
 Day 24- I finally got my hands on my new camera. I ordered it in plenty of time but I found out it was a dodgy website, luckily I got my money back and another lovely company managed to deliver it in time!
 Day 25- Christmas day! We spent it at my Brother's for the first time, we had a lovely day!
Day 26- Boxing Day, had a lovely dinner with family at my aunties and played some games!
 Day 27- We had our close family Christmas day!
 Day 28- A special Gift, my sister knitted me a lovely hat!
 Day 29- Invites, I got back to work on the wedding invitations and set up a production line!
 Day 30- My Brother's Birthday went to see him, baked him a cake then we had Fish and Chips on the sea front, sat in the car in the rain, lol!
 New years eve- went to my sister's had a look around the shops and then spent the evening in front of the telly!!
 Last sum up page!
I'm really pleased with this album I think it's my favourite out of the three I've made, it's a great size and shape too so might do it the same next year!
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Sunday, 5 February 2012


Over at The Studio it's all change as Amanda has decided to take 6 months off so along with 2 of the DT members we have taken over!!  
Today's challenge at The Studio is to scrap about love without using hearts.
I had this great photo of a family wedding which I thought would be perfect. I wanting it to feel romantic, I took the colours from their flowers.
It's my first go at using Watercolour on a layout and I really like how it turned out! It does give it a romantic feel to it. When it was dry I then stamped on it using a journalling stamp and my new script stamp, love it!
I matted the photo on a lightly patterned, patterned paper and then cut up a doily to fit around the corners and added a flower and some gems to finish!
Go and check out what the others from the DT did on the blog and if you join in you could become guest designer for next month!

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