Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Wedding memories

Apparently there was a big wedding this weekend! I didn't manage to catch much of the Royal celebration but it did make me think back to my own wedding day 11 years ago. I dug out a photo and decided to make a scrapbook page.


This layout appears on the Bubbly Funk blog today. The dotty heart, Love die cut and glittery hearts are all from the Love is...Through the Letterbox Craft Box.

My 12x12 scrapbook paper is from Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Love and Romance collection. I have also used Trimcraft First Edition washi tape on the left.

I did enjoy revisiting some good memories making this layout.

If you'd like to take a look at the fabulous Bubbly Funk Craft Boxes visit the website. There is also lots of gorgeous inspiration on the blog so please do check that out.

I'm off now to research GDPR regulations for bloggers. I may take a little break from the blog until I get it sorted, but will be back soon. Any tips are appreciated!

Cathy x

Friday, 18 May 2018

Bee-cause you're special

Hi everyone, hope you've had a lovely week. It's been busy for me with lots of students coming up to GCSEs- the first English and maths exams are next week. This weekend is going to be great though. We are going out with friends tonight, taking the boys to watch Exeter Chiefs play in the Rugby Premiership semi final on Saturday and finishing on Sunday with a football tournament for Samuel while Isaac is on a Beavers trip to a theme park!

Last week Daring Cardmakers had a bee theme for their challenge. I'm too late to join in but was inspired to make this card.

I love hexagons (must be the maths teacher in me!) so decided to use a hexagonal kraft card blank from Craftwork Cards. I used Sissix die to cut Trimcraft Bee Happy papers (I love the little bees on the background paper) and a kraft card mat to add to the card blank.

I cut my bee and honeycomb shape from gold mirri. These dies come from the Bee Themed die set by First Edition. I liked the hexagon waste from this so used them to add a bit more detail in the centre.

I finished with a puffy sticker and ribbon from the Bee Happy collection.

Hopefully the hot weather we are promised this summer will bring lots of bees, just as long as there aren't too many wasps.

Have a lovely weekend. Cathy xxx

Saturday, 12 May 2018

ATCs for Bubbly Funk

Hi everyone. Just a quick post to let you know I am on the Bubbly Funk blog today, with this set of ATCs.

You can read more about them here

Cathy xxx

Friday, 11 May 2018

Botanical thank you

Hi everyone. Can hardly believe Friday is here already. Today I'm sharing a thank you card I have made for the lady who made an amazing cake for my son's birthday.

The papers I used are First Edition Botanical Beauty. They are so lush, with beautiful colours and designs. I have layered them onto dark blue Dovecraft card.

My Thank You sentiment is a large Dovecraft stamp. I stamped using Versafine ink onto white card, layered onto blue card them placed it into the centre of the card.

My card seemed a bit dark so I chose a teal coloured mirri card for my butterflies, which worked really well.

Here's the cake she made- I'm sure you'll agree it definitely merits a thank you!

Monday, 7 May 2018

Rainbow hearts

Hi everyone. Wow, what a lovely weekend it has been here. The sun has shone brightly and is promising to again today. My eldest spent 8 hours at our local outdoor pool with friends on Saturday (he is a nice shade of pink to prove it). As it's Bank Holiday Monday we are stocking up on the suncream and planning to visit the pool together today. On days like this we realise how lucky we are to have such a wonderful facility 5 minutes away.

For today's card I've been using the free papers from the latest issue of Making Cards magazine.

These papers and images are perfect for a girl's card. I just love these rainbow hearts. This is the first time I've used the magazine's free papers and I was pleasantly surprised by the fabulous quality of them.

Have a lovely day, Cathy xxx

Friday, 4 May 2018

Bubbly Funk Stamps and Thanks

Hi everyone. Thank goodness it's Friday and it's a Bank Holiday. I'm looking forward to a long weekend.

Yesterday I shared this card on the Bubbly Funk blog but didn't get a chance to share it here. I created it to show off these fabulous stamps from the Hello Spring Through the Letterbox Craft Box.

You can read all about the card here

Products used:
Nuvo Shimmer Powders and Mica Mists
Bubbly Funk Hello Spring Craft Box- stamps, fabric and wooden flower
Bubbly Funk die cut sentiment
Distress Oxide in Peeled Paint

Have a lovely weekend, Cathy xxx

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Double figures

Hi everyone. Today is a big day as my eldest boy is 10 today. I can't believe I have a child in double figures.

This is the card I made him (as you may know he is obsessed with all things military).

The camo paper and images are downloads from CraftsUPrint, and I used Dovecraft textured card too.

And here is my boy- at 4 months and at Aahton Gate watching Bristol City last weekend. How time has flown!

By the way, we still have the yellow blankie- Samuel gave it to his brother when he was born and he still sleeps with it every night.

Thank you for visiting today and for all your lovely comments xxx