Saturday, 27 February 2010

"Handbag" Box + Free Template

Hi Everyone

Hope you're all having a fab weekend.

Today, I've finished the gift box I've been working on.  I've called it a "Handbag" Box - can you guess why ?!!

I've kept it very simple, just adding some ribbon for the handle and a fancy brad on the front to represent a clasp.  Of course, you could add an image or some flowers if you wanted to go to town a bit!!!

I used some Self Adhesive Velcro Fasteners to keep it closed.

It is perfect for a little gift, or to carry confetti at a wedding, or for party favours...the list is endless!!!
I've filled mine with some yummy chocolates!!!

Hubby did a fantastic job making the template for me.  If you like it then please take the template and make one too, all I ask is that you credit Lazy Cats Cards with the design and link back to my blog.  Don't forget to let me know if you use it, so that I can hop over and see your creations!!!

Left click to enlarge the image and then right click to save it to your computer.  The template can then be printed onto the reverse of an A4 sheet of card.  I usually print mine in draft mode to save ink!!!

It is quite straight forward to assemble, but if you would like instructions then please email me via the link in my sidebar.

I'm going to enter this into the challenge over at Just Us Girls Challenge, which this week is to use a template.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you like it.


Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Hi Everyone

Well it's Wednesday again and that means it's WOYWW time!!!

Here's mine...

I've got a couple of things on the go.  An empty hot chocolate container that I want to alter - not sure when I'll get around to this, but if it's there staring at me then I may get around to doing something with it.  I want to decorate it and then put it on my desk at work for my pens. 

Also, you see the little box sitting on my Scor-Pal.  This is a little project I've got my hubby working on.  He's off work at the moment recovering from a knee op, so I've put him to work template designing.  And a good job he's doing too.  The one you can see is a prototype !!!!  Once I've made the final box, I'll post it along with the template and assembly instructions - hopefully by the weekend, so don't forget to pop back.

Anyway, I'm off now to nosy at what the rest of the WOYWWers are up to.

Take care.


Sunday, 21 February 2010

Sweet Dreams !!!


Hope you've all had a great weekend.  I've been busy crafting today and have made this Easel Card.

I used a super cute House Mouse Stamp and coloured it using my Prismacolor Pencils. 

I made the flower embellishment myself following this great tutorial.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

House Mouse Monday Challenge - Multi-fold card
Simon Says - Recipe Challenge: Use 3 types of embellishment (I've used flower, buttons and ribbon), 2 patterned papers and 1 image
Basic Grey - Colour Challenge
Stamptacular Sunday - "Going In Circles"


Stamp: House Mouse "Birthday Cupcake"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils, blended with Sansodor and paper stumps
Papers: Basic Grey - Two Scoops "Dreamsicle" and Sugared "Luscious"
Embellishments: Ribbon and buttons from my stash
Tools: Nesties Large Rectangles with Sizzix Big Shot, Stampin' Up Scallop Edger Punch, Metric Scor-Pal

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Saturday, 20 February 2010

All Cracked Up !!!


Today I've made a card using a technique I've never tried before - Cracked Glass Technique.  I followed a fab tutorial on The ABC Challenge Tutorial Blog.

Here's my finished card...

This close up shows the cracked glass effect in more detail.

I'm entering this in to the following challenges:

ABC Challenge Tutorial - Cracked Glass Technique.
Saturday Spotlight - "Doing The Mess Around" - use distressing etc.


Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Ranger Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap. Clear Embossing Ink
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Stamp: Sarah Kay "Spring Blossoms"
Papers: Basic Grey
Metallic Card: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Labels Eight and Large Rectangles. Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. Sizzix Big Shot. Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.  Embossing Powder.  Heat Gun.
Flowers: From my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Wednesday, 17 February 2010



I'm a bit late posting for WOYWW.  We've been busy today - shopping for the kids before they go back to school next week - I did manage to take a detour to a craft shop too, I picked up a Metric Scor-Pal and a Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Punch (can't wait to start playing with these!!!).

Anyway, here's how my workdesk looked today.

I'm in the process of trying a new technique - cracked glass, there's a fab tutorial over at ABC Challenge Tutorial Blog.  I'm not sure how it will turn out, so watch this space!!!  I'm back at work tomorrow having had the beginning of the week off with the kids, so I probably won't get time to complete this project until the weekend.  

After tidying up a little later, Pablo decided to try out my Tidy Tray for size.  I think it's a little small for him, but he seemed to like it LOL!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great evening. 


Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Loads Of Love


Today I've made a card using my new stamps from Stampin Up. 

I've followed this fab sketch from this week's Sketch & Stash Challenge.

Here's my card: (Sorry about the bad photos; I used my photo tent, but need a new daylight bulb!!)

And here's a close up of the image, which I've coloured using my Copic Markers and Copic Spica Glitter Pens.

And a close up of the flowers too.  I added some Stickles glitter for a bit of extra dazzle!!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

ABC - N is for New (I've used my new stamps)
Crafty Angels - Fantastic Flowers
The Pink Elephant - Ribbon
Fussy and Fancy - Dazzle Us
Simon Says - "What's Love Got To Do With It!!!"
Sketch & Stash - The Sketch

Stamps: Stampin Up - Loads of Love and Loads Of Love Accessories
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers & Copic Spica Glitter Pens
Paper & Card: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Labels One with Sizzix Big Shot
Embellishments: Flowers, glitter and ribbon all from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it,.


Monday, 15 February 2010

Motivet Challenge - Week 6

Hi Everyone

Today I've made a card for the Sketch Challenge over at Motivet.

Here's the sketch: 
And here's my card:

I used this cute kitten image, which is available from Motivet as a Free Digi Stamp, you can get it HERE.  I've used my Prismacolor Pencils to colour it.

This close up shows the flowers in more detail.


Image: Free Motivet Digi Stamp.
Colouring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Sansodor and paper stumps.
Papers: From the Basic Grey "June Bug" 6 x 6 Paper Stack.
Pink & Green Card: From my stash.
Tools: Martha Stewart Frond Punch.  Stampin' Up Scallop Edger Punch.  Silhouette Digital Cutter.
Embellishments: Ribbon, charms, gems and flowers all from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Thursday, 11 February 2010

Mo's Dream Team GDT Call


Hi Everyone

Mo of Mo's Digital Pencil is having a GDT Call for Mo's Dream Team.   So I thought I'd give it a go.

You have to following this fabulous sketch:

Here's my card:

It is really difficult to choose from Mo's images as they are all so beautiful.  In the end I decided to use this lovely image "They Grow So Fast", which I got as freebie from Mo's Papercraft Planet Group.  I've coloured it using my faithful Copic Markers!

The close up:


Image: They Grow So Fast  
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers and chalks
Tools: Nestabilities Labels 8 with Sizzix Big Shot.
Papers: From my stash
Embelishments: Ribbon and brads from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today - I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!


Wednesday, 10 February 2010


Hi all!!!

Some of you may remember back in December Kim of Crafty Makes, along with Rachelle and a few others hosted a fabulous Candy Draw where the prize was one of twelve EZ View Desktops from The Original Scrapbox Company. 

Well, I was one of the lucky winners and my EZ View Destop arrived today - I got home from work to find it sitting pride of place on my desk.

Here it is:

 And I've found plenty to fill it - LOL!!!

I would like to thank Kim and Rachelle for hosting such a fabulous giveaway and The Original Scrapbox Company for donating such wonderful prizes.  I'm over the moon with mine.


Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Free Digi Stamp at Motivet

The lovely folk at Motivet are offering this super free digi stamp

You can pick up this cute kitty stamp HERE.  All they ask is that you spread the word.


Sunday, 7 February 2010

It's Candy Time !!!

Hi Everyone

I will announce the winner tonight

Soon, my hubby is having a BIG birthday (it's got a 0 in it and a 4 !!!)

So, I decided that it was a good excuse for a Candy !!!!

Here's what's included:

A selection of 12 x 12 papers
A selection of pearl A4 papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels
Fiskars Squeeze Punch
A Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Hood
A Sugar Nellie Stamp - Giddy Up
Gurlee Girl Stamp - Cammy
Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set - Corners
A selection of beads, stickers and embellishments.

Bonus Candy

If I reach 200 Followers I will add a Sizzix Sidekick to the candy - great for crafting on the go!!!

The Rules

1. Post a piccy of my candy in your sidebar with a link back to my blog - I will be checking !!!
2. Become a follower if you're not already
3. Leave me a comment saying that you've done the above.

I will post internationally, so this candy is open to all.

Candy will close at midnight GMT on 17 March - Hubby's Birthday. 

The lucky winner will be drawn by Random Number Org and I'll announce the winner the following weekend.

Good Luck!!!


Monday, 1 February 2010

In2Stamps February Challenge - A Sketch by Ida

Hi Everyone.

It's challenge time again over at the In2Stamps Challenge Blog
This month my fellow DT member Ida has designed this fabulous sketch:

Here's my card.

This month's winner will receive 3 stamps of their choice from In2Stamps - WOW what a fabulous prize !!!

Be sure to use a stamp from In2Stamps in your creation.  If you don't have any In2Stamps then hop on over to the In2Stamps Online Store and see what takes your fancy.  The challenge is open for all of February so you have plenty of time to buy a stamp and enter the challenge. 
For more inspiration from our talented Design Team hop on over to the In2Stamp Challenge Blog and In2Stamps Inspiration Blog, you won't be disappointed. 
Stamp: "Surprise Cake" from In2Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Papers: Digi Download from The Shabby Princess
Lace: From my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  I look forward to seeing your creations.