Friday, 29 July 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Stamping crazy....

Just a quick one to show you my first bits with my new stamp!! Its so much fun, im practicing like mad as its hard to get it really exact and i am a bit of a perfectionist!
See what you think.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

More jar goodies....

I have been up to my old tricks again making a jar for a friend to give to her friend for her wedding. The jar has inside a set of pattern pegs, some hand made buttons (bought on etsy) I made a little button card for them, two mini seed packets made by me with carrot and broccoli seeds inside. Some brown twine with a printed tag which says tie the knot. All finished with a spotty fabric top wrapped in twine with a hand stamped tag!!

Monday, 25 July 2011

wahoo my stampers here

Yay...i got home tonight and my stamper has arived! So excited to use it although i think its going to require some practice as have had a little go already and its a little messy-but hay ho practice makes perfect.
I have also just packaged up to post some wedding stationary I have been working on, it goes with the save the dates I showed you a while back. (will post pics once I have sent to the bride and groom.)

Right onto the next project, lots of cards for a craft fair we are holding at work in August.


Sunday, 24 July 2011

Oh i do like to be beside the seaside...

Well the Come dine with me final commenced yesterday in Flamborough, it wasn't a sun drenched weekend by the sea but we managed a some what windy walk on the beach and cliffs and I got a bit snap happy with my camera. After our walk we all headed back to the caravan site to make our courses for the final meal! 

First course was us with Scallops layered on pea puree, topped with crispy bacon and nutty garlic butter. Followed by the main course which was home made lamb burgers in pitta with home made yogurt and mint sauce and home grown salad with halloumi cheese. Dessert was a rich chocolate torte with fresh berries and oodles of creme fresh!!! Ummmm what a meal!

I am so chuffed to say the winner was announced last night and it was us!!! Yippee, we won thirty pounds too and it was a lot of fun. We all enjoyed it so much were going in for round two starting in October.

Hope you all had a great weekend? Right better get back to Button boxing now lots of cards to make xx

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Ooops just browsing my iphoto and realised I never put this card that I made on my blog. Its Yonks old now but thought you might like to see it.
It was a commission for a 5 year old girls birthday card.

** copyright of Button Box Cards 2011 **

English country garden

Hello all, wanted to share with you some of the flowers growing in our garden this summer. I think the sun and rain combo has definitely helped them along. So here are my sweet peas a cabbage rose and another variety of rose I have snipped and popped in the kitchen!

Friday, 15 July 2011

a treat for me!

Tonight I was on etsy and decided to treat myself to this rolling rubber stamper! I have had my eye on one for ages and just thought sod it why not. I know I am going to be stamping absolutely everything-cant wait for it to arive!

Have a great weekend all x

Thursday, 14 July 2011

2nd wedding anniversary card

See below a 2nd wedding anniversary card I have made-the 2nd anniversary symbolises cotton so I have attached a mini cotton reel! 

( copyright belongs to elise of Button Box Cards 2011 )

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Having a go

One of my friends has leant me her super duper camera for the weekend so I can have a play and see what I think of SLR cameras- I also took the shots of my textile piece using it.! I must say I am so impressed with it how close up you can go and the detail it shows! Heres a few pictures I have taken-Marley seemed the best subject to practice on)

(he was very curious of the zoom lens on this one!)

(clearly he had had enough at this point, and left with a flick of the tail!)

Friday, 8 July 2011

little textile piece

When I was in Barbados I picked up some old vintage local stamps and decided to put them together with the old letter I found on ebay in a little textile piece. I have added an old shell button, rubber stamping and Washi tape. Its a gift for a friend of mine who is getting married-fingers crossed she likes it ( i'm going to frame it )

 copyright belongs to Button Box Cards 2011

Sooo excited about Pinterest!

Ooh I'm so excited I have received my invite to join Pinterest today!! This is the start of a serious addiction and I'm sure I'm going to be pinning everything in sight!! Its going to be such a great way of having ongoing mood boards for home, cards and work inspirations!! Have already made a start on the pinning.......I love it!!!xx

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

what a find

This morning I was going through the old envelopes and came across a letter in one of them (from 1926) what a bonus prize!! It is so well written its like poetry!
I love how the sender has written this at the top xxx

 "your letter was so nice that it whispered, every now and then, in my ear to respond to it.
  With love that would linger on to see you on sunday"

Im in love with this letter!!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Bought these little beauties

I found theses little beauties on ebay-they are old envelopes dating right back to 1930!!
Its funny how you can see beauty in something so old and rugged when others may just have thrown them away! The stamps on them are great they are half pence and 1 and a half pence value.

Now what to do with them? Im thinking of scanning them in so I can reproduce some of the envelopes on cards and I also thought I may get the sewing machine out and do some textiles pieces to frame ( I am doing a craft fair in August so they may go down well there)

little boy card

Over the weekend I made this card for a little boys birthday-I must admit I always find cards for boys that little bit more challenging as I think I have a very feminine hand writing. Think this turned out cute though xx

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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Back to textiles...

Last night Hubby went off to see a comedian in Sheffield so I grabbed some time to make some more cards. I made this birthday card using a fabric covered badge, brown paper and linen. I used to make alot of textile cards but recently they have become more print based so i'm going to be bringing back the textiles. (now and again)

Saturday, 2 July 2011


I am really loving all this sunny weather were having at the moment and am planning on attending the local village fete tomorrow (in a field) but theres one thing spoiling my fun..........HAYFEVER!! Hayfever is upon me at the moment and is driving me nuts! I cant finish a sentence without a sneeze and a nose blow!
I have tried tablets, nasal spray, eye drops, a electronic prong thing that goes up your nose, Vaseline etc.
If anyone has any great remedies please let me know...ahchoo!