Sunday, 19 June 2011

Catch up: cards 'n' stuff!

I know it's been over a week since I posted, but I've been a busy-bee behind the scenes, getting ready for the baby (less than 3 weeks to go until due date!), planning my best friend's Hen Weekend (next weekend!), and making lots of bits and pieces, some of which I can't show you yet.

I haven't been on the internet much because of all this, and I got a nice surprise when I logged on today and checked the Polkadot Door Designs blog - I've been voted their 'featured designer' for June!

Very exciting! I loved taking part in the blog hop, and making my hot air balloon project (if you missed my blog hop post you can see it here). I can't wait to see the projects made for the July blog hop - I've seen a sneak peek of the July inspiration photo and I can tell you the creations will be fabulous, so don't forget to look out for it.

I've made a few cards over the last week or so, the first was for my little sister who turned 20 last week:

She's travelling in Australia at the moment, so I took lots of photos of the card and sent them to her on facebook, I had not been organised enough to post it to her! We chatted to her on Skype on the day though, and she was having a wonderful time of course!

I also made some father's day cards. I make cards every year for my dad, my step-dad, and my father-in-law. I usually make them all different, but as I'm so busy this year I just chose one design, and then used different colours for the three cards. If they ever find out I'm sure they will understand!:

I also made a little something for me this week. It's my birthday next Friday (24th), and I know what I'm getting for my pressie - an ipod touch. I'm very excited about it! In preparation for this I made the free smart-phone felt case which came with last month's Mollie Makes magazine. I used my own design as I wanted an owl on it, and I added some turquoise felt, and a popper so the ipod doesn't slide out so easily.

The blanket stitching isn't the neatest I've ever done (I sat up until 1am one night to finish it!), but I like the case, I just can't wait to put my ipod in it!

Now we're off strawberry picking, my hubby's choice for how to spend father's day. I took this photo of him and our little girl yesterday at a local summer fair, they look so cute together:

Bless! x


Sian said...

I'm back today because it wouldn't let me comment yesterday!

Well done on being featured designer - that's wonderful!

Annie said...

Love the case you made, mine is still sitting in the pack! Oooppps, along with the kit from issue 2, better get making.

Your parcel arrived, so thank you, the embellishments are lovely. Did you make the fimo things by stamping into them? I'm intrigued.

Annie x

alexa said...

Many congratulations on your success! Looking forward to seeing what you do :).

Alison said...

Congrats on being the featured designer..that balloon WAS fab!
Alison xx

SarahLP said...

Congrats on being 'featured designer' - well done you! Love your ipod case.. hope you're enjoying putting it to use today..
Happy Birthday!

Anne said...

How exciting to be featured as the deisgner. Congratulations. I love your cards. The one for the 20 year old is so personal with her photo on it.
I am very impressed that you are still so busy so near to due date. I hope you are keeping well.

Brenda Kay said...

Love the cards. Makes me think I should make a few myself.

Micayla said...

Yay you for the feature....I am off to check it out now. xx

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