Sunday, 5 July 2009

Things for Dad, Poppicrafts and handbags

June had been a {very} busy month for me - well, it may not have felt quite so busy if I hadn't got a bit of a cold (of the summer, and not swine, variety). I was working at my son's school - proper working, with pay!! I felt like a grown-up again :) Still, I had lots of time to make bits 'n bobs for Father's Day - all of which I think work well for a simple dad's birthday too:

My husband thought it was his lucky day to get home-made muffins and a huge box of jelly babies all on the same day. All his favourites...

All the above were made with Dani Mogstad goodies, but the handbag cards below are made with templates and kits by Heather Roselli - I was lucky enough to have about a week to play with the templates before they were issued, and these are some of the designs I made:

During June, I made my usual team blog postings, but the one for Heather includes a little freebie for printing, cutting and sticking onto a card for an almost instant card. If you haven't seen it, go and take a look, and grab it here :)

Have you visited Poppicrafts recently? Michelle is making some significant changes to her stock, and is getting in some gorgeous, gorgeous ribbons and bows, and beginning to introduce lots of hair accessories you can make and buy with the ribbons. See?
Unfortunately, I'm very sad to say that she has decided to stop stocking other card making embellishments, including the chipboard, buttons and brads :( ...but it does mean that she is currently having a HUGE clearance sale. You really shouldn't miss it - so check it out here.
Finally, a new yummy, summery collaborative kit is out over at the Sweet Shoppe. Its free with any purchase over $10 throughout June - and with the £ being healthier then at the start of the year, this is a fab deal!
I have some very, very nice news to share soon here - so look out :)
Enjoy the week,
Ideas for Dad:
All papers and images from 'Father Knows Best' by Dani Mogstad
Ribbons from Poppicrafts of course!
Plus craft wire, Dovecraft chalk, ink, cocktail sticks & Bassetts JellyBabies
Muffins by me :)
All templates, papers and images from a variety of kits by Heather Roselli ('Big Spender', 'You Make My World Go Round' with Lauren Grier, 'Me+You=Love', 'Girls and Dolls', and Tiki Tiki Boom Boom' with Amanda Heimann)
Buttons, bloom & most ribbons from Poppicrafts
Organza ribbon, pearl and craft wire from local craft shop.
Brad and gem from Doodlebug Designs
Hair accessories all by Michelle at Poppicrafts - look out for them, and the elements to make your own, to be available very soon!