Thursday, 22 July 2010


Just a quick post. I am packed and ready to go on my honeymoon tomorrow night. I can't wait. I won't be around for 2 weeks so I will see you when I get back!


Sunday, 18 July 2010

Wedding Wine Box

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I have managed to do some crafting this morning. I was up early because I couldn't sleep so I have been sat at the table crafting.

When I got married my Auntie Chanelle made me this and I couldn't stop looking at it. It was beautiful and I would never think to have a go at anything like this, she is so clever and has great ideas. My Mum has even saved it because she would like to use it as a vase for flowers, she liked it that much.

My biggest fan, MY MUM asked if I would be able to have a go at one. Her Friend gets married in September and she said that she would love to give this as a gift like my Auntie Chanelle did for me. I was unsure, but after collecting a couple of boxes to see which would be best to try I decided to have a go and here it is......

This was my practice run; however it won't be wasted because my Mum works with someone whose sister gets married soon so I have done this for her. I used my new Magnolia wedding stamps, but used some cheap papers that I got from the last NEC because I didn't dare use my Magnolia paper in case it went wrong.

I used my circle & heart nestie and actually followed a great tutorial that Kim did in the Fairy Tale Magnolia Ink magazine. I added some flowers that I recently bought from the Craft Den.

I used my MS branch punch and also added a lovely pin with some beads that are my new obsession.

I know that mine is not a patch on my Auntie Chanelle's or the one that Kim made but I am really pleased with it. Hope you like it.



Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Anything Goes - Week 7


I am sorry that I have been such a bad blogger since the wedding, but I have just struggled for ideas lately - the wedding turned my brain to mush. I kept looking at my craft stash and have been thinking about what to do over the last couple of weeks instead of doing it. I have made lots of scrapbooking pages at my weekly scrapbooking class at the Craft Den so I have done some crafting - mainly scrapping my wedding pictures!!

I have not taken part in the Craft Den's challenge blog, Anything Goes so I thought that I would give it a go this week. This week's theme is "Sparkle & Shine".

I thought I would try making a Christmas card for a change and here it is. My sparkle and shine is the stickles that I have put everywhere and the mirry Craftwork Cards Xmas round sentiment, tucked behind my image slightly.... hope this counts!!

I have used my "Under the Mistletoe" Magnolia paper and one of my favourite Tilda's. I have coloured with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers. I have used my MS punch for the snowflakes - a must for Christmas cards!!

I hope you like it and I will try and fit in some more crafting before I go on my honeymoon in 9 days time - can't wait!!