Thursday, 12 September 2013

Dress themed birthday party

Hello to you on this rainy Thursday. With the boys both at school I managed to have a morning of crafting yesterday. I have been working on decorations for my nieces birthday in a few weeks time. My sister is the cake maker of the family and Erin has requested a party dress theme. So whilst Katie is busy working out the cake design, I have been making bunting and cup cake toppers to match. Erin loves all the pretty floral patterns in at the moment and her favorite colour is tourquoise, so I had a rummage in my paper stash and here's what I have made
I am yet to find a way to photograph bunting in a way to show its full effect, I am so pleased with this and can imagine it hanging in her bedroom after her birthday.
And here are the cup cake toppers

I really hope Erin is going to like her dresses and I will get some more pics on the actual day with the cake.

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Monday, 9 September 2013

Halloween Candleabra

Hi and happy Monday to you all. You will remember at the end of last week I promised to show you my Halloween wreath, unfortunately the weekend turned out busier than anticipated with Mexican supers, last minute back to school purchases and Ben Nevis of the ironing world. So my Halloween wreath is still not finished, however a wreath will not be the only decoration in the Hobbs house this October 31st. Halloween gets bigger and bigger every year in our house and I just love making decorations for it. Anyway whilst shopping at the weekend I saw some black Candelabra's in the 99p shop and thought they would be perfect decorated up, so a few skulls here and some black net there voila!
Now they look super spooky on the hearth, but you can't see the real effect, so here they are with a lighter background
Not bad for £1.20 each and they will look fab, although I will not actually light them due to the net and plastic being flammable.

Hope you like them, and just goes to show a glue gun is one of the best things you can have in your craft room! I love mine.

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Friday, 6 September 2013

Pin Wheel Birthday Card

I haven't had much time to craft since my last post as we have had friends to stay and the whole back to school rush, talking of which here's Finn and Sam yesterday
I can not believe Sam has started school, it has gone so quickly, how cute does he look?

Anyway I have only had a little time this morning to make a quick card, here it is

Its quite simple in design, I have cut the pin wheel myself as I do not have the die, but they are quite quick to make anyway.

That's all for today as I am off to work in a minute, but I am hoping to finish a Halloween wreath I have been working on over the weekend, so pop back then and have a look.

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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Floral Happy Birthday Card

Today is my nieces birthday Happy Birthday Laura. So I wanted to share with you the card I made for her. It is inspired by one of the cards in the catalogue, but with my own little take on it.

I have only just got my hands on a piercing kit and enjoyed using it on this card and what a difference it makes. I have used the gorgeous flowers again, which I just coloured with markers. This is not one of my usual colour combos, but I do like how it has turned out.
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Friday, 23 August 2013

My Boys Themed Bedrooms

OK so as I was explaining the other day we moved into a new house at the end of June and I have been busy Decorating the Boy,s bedrooms. When we moved in Finns room was a nursery.
And this was Sams room
As you can imagine neither were patically impressed with the decor. Although completely the wrong colours they were relatively blank canvases.
OK with Finn it was a close thing between Dr Who and Star Wars but in the end he opted for the dark side and this is the finished result.

I must admit when I was painting the various battleship grey colours on the walls I had concerns, but it has turned out really smart.
Samuel wanted a Batman theme which kind of evolved into Marvel comic characters, again the blue was a worry as it was going on the wall!

As much as it is nice to finish a house, which we had just done on the Island, It is nice to start one again and I have really enjoyed decorating these first two rooms.
I hope you like them, tomorrow I have a new birthday card to share. Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Craft Room Storage

I wanted to share with you two things I have purchased from next for my craft supplies to live in. Firstly yesterday I bought this from Next, some friends gave me vouchers as a leaving present and I saw this and had to have it.

Sorry about the poor lighting, I am yet to have a light fitting connected. I love it and as you can see some of my bits and bobs have already made themselves at home.
The second thing is also from Next, but I have had it a little longer and I think equally gorgeous.

The only improvement I could suggest for this caddy is that it had wheels as it is a little heavy if I need to move it, but again perfect for my stampin up kit.

I am determined to fill my ugly cupboard with beautiful things! You can also see my new  re homed chair courtesy of my mother in law in the background and I have some old worktop to make my desk out of, so it is all coming together.
Thanks for stopping by, tomorrow I want to share some of my recent DIY projects with you so make sure you pop back then.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

My Craft Cupboard

I have been looking at some beautiful craft rooms online recently and I am soooo envious. Unfortunately I am lacking in a spare room and the nearest thing I am going to get to a craft room is the under the stairs cupboard. So am I going to be able to spread my entire stash out? NO, am I going to be able to share my desk with anyone? NO, but am I going to be able to craft somewhere in piece and quiet, YES, well depending on how many people are going up and down the stairs, lol
OK it's not very pretty and you need a little imagination, but I am gong to have a wide worktop desk down in to the stairs with storage underneath. I am going to utilise the risers by buying some clever IKEA storage and shelves down the other end of the cupboard. Luckily I am a short ass and can easily clear most of the steps. I hope to be able to report progress on my crafty cubby hole soon.

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