Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Scrap Busting Thank You Card!

I am a hoarder of anything card/ paper/ fabric like! I have 2 folders of scrap card

and a jar of wee bits of ribbon

that I can't bare to throw out!

So, in an effort to declutter, I decided to try and use them to make the thank you cards for little e's birthday pressies.

This is what I came up with

I made them like this:

Set up a word document custom paper size 9.5cm x 14cm

Type 'Thank You' in your chosen font, I used Gabriola.

Cut out the required number of pieces of card, 9.5cm x14cm, in a pale colour.

Print them out

Cut Coloured card to A6 size (10.5cm x 15cm)

Wrap a small piece of ribbon round the pale card (I stick it with double sided tape)

 Stick pale card to other card.

Now you can leave it like this or make a wee bow to attach to the ribbon!

Cute little scrap buster thank you cards, done!

Now to write them...

Monday, 29 August 2011

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Friday, 26 August 2011

Busy Busy Busy

I think the best word to describe the past week in this house is chaos!
My normal week day now goes something like:

7am - Up
8am - Battle little e in to clothes
8.20am - walk to school to drop off Big E
9am - Home
9.15am and then repeated every 15 or so mins - "Is it nursery time yet?" said by little e
11.30am - lunch for little e
12.00pm - little e to nursery
12.30pm - run round crazy squeezing about a million things in a few hours
2.30pm - pick up little e
2.45pm - drop car at home and walk to school
3pm - pick up Big E
3.20pm - home and collapse in a heap!

Here was me thinking I would have more time when they were at nursery and school!!

I have managed to get some more wedding stationery made for the wedding fair on Sunday though:

All have matching Save the Date cards and Orders of Service, hopefully I now have a wide enough variety of styles to attract some orders!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Sunday, 21 August 2011

i heart macro

My Dahlia is being a bit slow to open, and it has been nibbled by something (not a bunny!) :(

There was not  much going on in the garden this morning, lots of dew though:

Sedum about to burst in to flower

Slightly fuzzy drops on a leaf

This Lady's Manle remindes me of a black hole sucking in all that comes too close!
And a random, slightly fuzzy one, I took last weekend, the wasp was going crazy for the bacon, it sat there for about 10 mins!

studio waterstone

Friday, 19 August 2011

A craft cabin!

There is a new building in my garden

 and it is all mine! Last Saturday, a day it was supposed not to rain..., the cabin went up, mostly built by hubby with a little help from Big E, little e and me!

Hubby is sick of the mess I make in the house when I craft so we bought the cabin for me to use as a craft room! I used to use little e's bedroom until she came along (well, until she was one when I really couldn't get away with depriving her of a room any longer!!). I am so excited to have my own space again!

I am moving all my stuff in this weekend and I can't wait to actually have a desk again!

p.s. number of exclamation marks is directly proportional to how excited I am!!