Sunday, 2 August 2009

James Turns 4

My DS James turned 4 last weekend and we decided that we would give him his first birthday party with friends other than his cousins and family. We invited some of his friends from daycare to come to a Pirate Party at Hungry Jacks. We had 9 boys and girls come and he had a fabulous time.

When it came to the lolly bags, I procrastinated for a very long time. I have heaps of cute little girl designs but boys still manage to stump me. I did think of making little treasure boxes but the first one I made seem to take ages to make and I didn’t really have time to make 15 of them. So I went to SCS and made a 2, 5, 7, 10 box. It was quick and easy and I got to use my new Choo Choo set.


I used some non-SU scrapbooking paper that I had lying around and used the off-cuts to matt the picture. I stamped the train and then inked around the edge of the white card. 

Not my most creative project but, to put it into perspective, they were for 4 year olds. They were not that excited by the box…but what was inside it.

I hope you all have a great week!



Saturday, 1 August 2009


Two weeks ago I held my monthly card class and this month it was a stamp-a-stack. We made 4 each of 3 designs.


This card involved very little stamping at all! I chose the stripey  paper from the Washington Apple DSP and we then punched out stars in co-ordinating colours. We used the scallop edge punch along the bottom of the the DSP and added a strip of Riding Hood Red card.


Have you got  the impression that I  love the butterfly from the Great Friends set? Well I do!! I used Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Kiwi Kiss card and ink. We used the leaf sprig as a background stamp and used the Eyelet border punch to give a decorative edge to the Kiwi card.


For the last card, I went a little out of my comfort zone and chose brighter colours: Old Olive, Summer Sun, Ballet Blue and Pixie Pink. I just love the animals from the In the Wild stamp set. We stamped the animals and then layered them on matching squares. We used the large oval and scallop oval punches to mount the greeting.

The girls all had a great time.