Monday, September 21, 2009

Our Latest Backyard Addition

My darling hubby put together this swing set/cubby housey thing we bought the kids the other weekend. Not a job I think he'd like to tackle again in a hurry. The kids love it. It has a slide, swing, glider, monkey bar, cargo net and rock wall to climb. Underneath is suppose to be a sandpit but we might keep that area for the little see-saw Kyan is on as they have a separate sand pit.

Sweetie's Sketches September Card Challenge

I've been a bit quiet on the crafting front of late, busy busy busy and away for a few nights trying out our new van. I have a couple of half started cards floating around but tonight I've finally been able to complete a card for Sweetie's Sketches monthly challenge. I really like this simple layout. So here is the sketch and my card.....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Divalicious Sketch Challenge #2 and Created Byhand Challenge-Stitching

Hi everyone, not a very exciting card to show you tonight unfortunately, but I like to support Kellie and Kristy with their new challenge blog Delicious Diva Challenges. I started mucking around with some scraps the other day but it really hasn't come together as anything special. I really struggled with finding something to stamp in the middle. I really haven't given this sketch justice but I promise to come up with something a bit better next time girls. My card also has faux stitching all around it which fits the requirement for the Created Byhand Challenge this week of stitching.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tri-Shutter Card for Fathers Day

One good thing about blog surfing is finding great styles of cards that you have never seen or attempted before. I recently saw this Tri-Shutter Card on Chantelle's blog. Chantelle provides a link to where she saw it but if you want to take a short cut, here is the link. Now this style of card is really easy to make however it hasn't turned out exactly perfect. It doesn't want to fold down properly for me....a bit of a dilemma. The instructions say to use a 5.5" x 12" piece of card stock for the base and as I wanted to use Chocolate Chip as the base, I just used a standard piece of A4 which is just a bit shy of 12" long so I'm guessing that is why I'm having the folding drama.

I can fold it down a certain way but not the way it should be and because of this I can't add the front panel as shown in the tutorial. So, I thought the kids and I might let dad sleep in on Sunday and make him breakfast and when he comes to the table, this can be set up in front of him. The 2 brown panels are where I am going to write special messages from the kids. Due to my lack of manly papers and accessories, I hope the daddy in question doesn't mind some flowers and rhinestones.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pocket Wedding Card

Hi there, back with another wedding card. This time it is a pocket card which I saw Leah do on her blog recently, she has some great stuff so make sure you check out her blog. Hers looks way more gorgeouser (is that a word) though. I have found that the vellum isn't as tight as when I stuck it all together last night which is a shame. The sentiment is from Congrats and says "welcome to the wedded bliss club". Thanks for looking and thanks Leah

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wedding Card

I absolutely loved this card Kylie made so I just had to copy her. I'm trying to make a couple of wedding cards at the moment and I just think this style is so classy. I've made the big scallop oval using my corner rounder punch. You can see the tutorial on how to do this here and I've used rub ons for this card from Making Memories.