Saturday, January 28, 2012

I have joined in some Swaps!!!!!!

Howdy All!

Recently I joined up to Craft Mad - which is a fantastic site offering all types of papercrafting and sewing ideas, tuts and swaps etc.  Well me being me - I immediately signed up for the January Card Swap and also the Jan Sewing Swap.

I can't show you yet what I have sent out to my lovely swap partners (as they are currently in transit as I type) - but I can show you all the lovely swaps that I have received!!!!!!!!!!

For the Card Swap the challenge was to create two cards using a recycled item found around the house and I was partnered up with the amazingly talented Beth from Huggies Crafts!

Can anybody guess what Beth's recycled household item was??????
It was paper napkins! How amazing is that?

As for the cards that I have sent Beth in return - I can tell you that it features pages from an old Readers Digest Book and also some old maps!!!!!

The Sewing swap was a 9" Fence Rail Block to go towards a Craft Mad Friendship lap quilt!
After sewing Christmas presents last year - it was nice to be back at my machine to create something for myself (well you know what I mean).  Each person suggested what colours they would like and each person was given three partners to create for/receive from.  As you can see from below - I went with Blues!!!!!

My lovely block from the talented Merry - who many of you might know from the UnstampaBelles Challenge blog site!

This gorgeous and Moo's favourite was made by Cathy from Cathy's Creative Corner!

And finally this lovely blue floral block from Annette.

I am really looking forward to continuing in both of these swaps over the year - if you are interested in joining in - head on over to the Craft Mad site and register today!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Hello Kitty Party fit for any Princess!

Hi All!

Well I have already broken one of my New Year Resolutions - to post at least twice on my blog! Oh well, I'm here now I suppose and that is all that matters!

Anyway, I have some photos to share of some of the fantastic Off the Page projects that was recently created by my good pal Annmaree and myself and also with a little bit of help from my MIL and hubby!

My DD recently turned 8 and all she wanted was a Hello Kitty party! 
It is amazing what you can find on the net using google!!!!! 
So with a little bit of imagination, the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge and a stack load of Bazzill you too can create..........


A Happy Birthday sign - instead of a usual banner!

Cupcake toppers!

and last but by all means certainly not least.......

Favor bags stuffed full of lollies and Hello Kitty goodies!

So to all you crafty people out there, next time you have to organize a party, why not make all the goodies yourself and save yourself a fortune!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lollipop Ladies Challenge #36 - Christmas Puddings

Happy New Year to all my lovely blog readers!!!!

Well so far this year has been a very creative crafty one for me - I have only got one card to show for my three days of effort - but I have lots of fabric, patterns and cards in the pipeline with all these piles of bits and pieces around my crafting area waiting for me to pick one up and start!

I have also got some exciting plans for a Christmas Card challenge here on my blog - similiar to the one that Shirley Anne ran last year - so stay tuned for my info on that! Plus I am soon to be opening a Facebook page selling my cards and other crafty creations, which I am very excited about!

Anyway, onto my latest finished creation - a card for my parents to say thanks for all the fantastic things they did for us over Christmas period. I knew I wanted to make a card - but when I saw this challenge at The Lollipop Ladies. I knew I had to make one!

The Challenge was to be inspired by the below Christmas Pudding! Hmm not hard for any foodie!

So this is what I came up with........

I know what you are all thinking..... this is so different from any of my cards.  I know - but I am really happy with how it turned out. Not much Kaszazz product other than some Brown and green Bazzill and Kraft card. Mind you I finally cracked open my Vanilla Shimmer Smooch mist for the doily - so loving this product right now! I also cut into a sheet of Kaisercraft paper that I won from MMT Scrapbooking!