A long night!

I haven't had the time, patience or effort to do any crafting for a few weeks, so I decided to set the evening aside for craft!!

I dug out the Pick a Petal and I {heart} Hearts sets. I thought I'd have a go at a few different ideas. I started reasonably early, but ended incredibly late indeed! Then had to bleach my hands, as I was covered in ink!!

Using the Pick a Petal set and different coloured inks!

Using the I {heart} Hearts set. Red, Pink and Purple Inks.
Hearts were stamped, then cut out by hand!! (Which took a very long time!)

More photos to follow!

We're having a baby boy!!

We went for our scan today at 3:40pm. We've been waiting 9 weeks for this to come, and it's taken so long. I thought I'd share the good news and pictures with you all! We were over the moon when we were told we are expecting a baby boy!! We have two girls already who are 1 and a half, and two and a half. It'll help to balance the numbers a little lol.

I haven't announced until 21weeks because we've had a lot of problems early on in this pregnancy, and we've also recently suffered two miscarriages. So I have been to and from the hospital for checks and scans here there and everywhere!

Here are some of the pictures of the scans we have :)

4weeks + 6days
At 6weeks + 6days I had another scan, but didn't get a picture with that one!
10weeks + 6days
12weeks + 4days
20weeks + 4days - A baby boy!!
20weeks + 4days - He has a full bladder!
20weeks + 4days - Look at our baby boy's spine! So clear!!

Baby Cards

Today we had our scan - I will post again in a minute. It inspired me to dig out my SU! "Baby Firsts" Stamp set. Here are some of the cards I've made this evening....

Sooo cute! For a boy :)
Loved the boy one, so had to do a girl one!
It took me a while to do this one, as I kept changing my mind!
Soooo sweet! Love it :)
The inside view of the 'small wonder' top-opening girl card (above)
The crawling babies are on the back of the card too. The coloured in blue baby is 3D. I'm not keen on the top of this card, and I think it needs a little bit more!!
I stuck on the 3D 'small wonder' sentiment on the wonk, but as I used sticky strip, I couldn't take it off and reposition it!! Oops!
So cute :)
I love this one, though I think it needs something else on it too!
I will probably do more using this set soon, and certainly with more styles and colours!! This is just what I came up with this evening!

Baby Album - Long overdue!!

I began making this album many many months ago. I never photographed it :(. But I have now!

I don't like it, there are many things I'd do differently if I were to remake it.


Inside 1 - Pull out tag on the right
Inside 2 - Pull out tag on the right of the right page

Inside 3 - 4 pull out tags, all different colours and embellishments

Inside 4 - Pull out tag in the purple and lace pocket
Inside 5

Inside 6 - Pull out tag in the butterfly pocket. Photo an be slipped partially under the "a new baby" cloud for effect.
The back has been left plain, as I didn't want to embellish or decorate, as it'll get damaged that side.

As I said, this was one of my very first projects I made, and I'm not overly happy with how it turned out. I'm not keen on the hiddledy-piggledy thing going on, but it's cute, and I will send this out to a friend very shortly!

Star Album

Wow! Last night I finally got round to making a Star Album. I had a couple of mishaps on the way - but you need to make mistakes to learn and develop!! I'm very pleased with the final piece.

The outside measures 6" x 4". The inside pages measure a square 4" x 4".

Front, closed view

Inside, fully opened. I used Black and Lilac CS and two purple DPs from a co-ordinating pack to decorate the inside pages of this album.

A bird's eye view. Pretty, isn't it! And very easy to make!!

Note: Cutting the CS and DP is the longest part of this project!

  • 4" x 6" Chipboard x2
  • 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" DP x2
  • 20" to 24" Ribbon
  • 4" x 12" CS x7
  • 4" x 10" CS x7
  • 4" x 8" CS x7
  • 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" DP x7
  • 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" CS x7
  1. Glue one of the chipboards well. Adhere to back of the DP, ensuring it is centralised! Repeat for other Chipboard piece.
  2. Cut corners, fold and flatten DP over edges, then adhere down.
  3. Take a piece of the 4" x 12" CS. Apply adhesive to the inside of one end. Align one of the 4" x 10" CS overtop and press down. Apply adhesive to the end of the 4" x 10" CS, then get adhere down a 4" x 8" piece on top, ensuring it is exactly aligned.
  4. At the other end of the 4" x 12" CS, apply adhesive. Pull over the middle 4" x 10" piece, align and press down. Apply adhesive to the end of the 4" x 10" piece, and pull over the 4" x 8" piece, align exactly and press down. To check you have done this right, the pieces should easily fold shut together. This is one of the star points.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 six more times, until you have seven seperate star points.
  6. Apply a generous amount of adhesive to one side of a closed star point. Align a second closed star point over top, and press down when centralised. Do this for the rest, so they are all stuck together.
  7. Using the 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces of DP and CS, apply adhesive and place through the inside of the album to decorate, as desired.
  8. Apply a line of adhesive on the top and botton of the star points pile, and adhere the ribbon on one side, pull it round (not too tight, but not too slack) the closed side and adhere to the remaining side.
  9. Using lots of adhesive on the chipboard covers, adhere front to the front of the star points pile, then do the same for the back.
  10. Open your album and stand it up open to marvel at your new creation :).
Post a comment and give the address as to where we can find a picture - I enjoy seeing others' creations!

Trendy Trees Card

I wanted to use the SU! Trendy Trees set, and here's what I made.

Materials Used
Cardstock - White and Plum
Ink - Close to Cocoa
Designer Paper - Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Rose Red and Old Olive
Stamp Set - Trendy Trees
Punch - Boho Blossoms

Mini Double Accordion Album #2

Lastnight I made another Mini Double Accordion Album. I love this one just as much as the first one. The covers on this are thinner than the first. Note to self: Always use chipboard in the future!

The front, closed with Baby Pink Satin ribbon.

The fully opened inside. Every page has some form of decoration.

I added a couple of tags in this album for more journaling!

Standing partly open to show all the colours together.

CS used: Textured Medium/Heavyweight. Pink, Blue, Green, Brown
DP used: Penny Lane

My instructions on how to make this project - Click here

I am now off to make a Star Album!! I shall post that one tomorrow :)

Sarah x