Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Waiting Patiently..

Well there is still no news on SIL, so I am waiting patiently busying myself with Easter related projects. However I have made something for the new arrival. Here is a sneak peek.

I will post the full creation later on, when the baby arrives.

Like I said I have been busying myself with Easter projects. I have decided that this year I am not buying Easter Eggs for the kids. Well mine is 10 and he is the youngest. He doesn't eat much chocolate and any eggs he does get are still laying around in the middle of summer!! He certainly doesn't take after me. (He He)
The other kids are all much older so I have decided to buy them a Lottery Scratch Card and make a gift envelope for them. I know, you should be 16 to play, but I have checked with their parents and they are all happy with it.

Here is what I have made

These little pockets have been made with Ballet Blue card stock. With an A4 piece of card cut it in half across the longer side. So you get two wallets from one A4 sheet. Next Score one end at 1.5 inches then turn the card 180 degrees and score at 3 inches. Turn up the 1.5 inch flap and stick with sticky tape. I then cut a strip of Whisper White card and using the scallop edge punch scalloped one side then attached to the flap of the wallet. Next I made the Band to wrap around the wallet.

I cut a 1.5 inch strip of Whisper White from an A4 sheet of card (Lengthwise) then a 1 inch strip of Night of Navy. Stick the Navy to the white leaving equal amount of card each side. Fold the band around your wallet to establish the size required and stick ends together with sticky tape. The band will then slide off and on. Next I stamped the cute little Easter bunny from the Greetings Eight stamp set and water coloured the image in using Watercolour Wonder Crayons. I decided to use the scallop Circle punch to punch out my bunny, then I used a circle cut with a Nestabilitie in Ballet Blue to mount the Scallop Circle onto, then attached it to the band.

I have to admit I did feel bad about not getting my DS any chocolate so I bought some little eggs and made this cute little basket to fill.

This Easter we are planning on decorating our bedroom. I love the idea of having a freshly decorated room, I just hate having all the hassle and MESS while it is being done. I am supposed to be emptying the room ready for DH to start painting on Friday. Had better get on otherwise I will be in trouble........

Bye for now XX


Bekka said...

I love the wallets Carole - they are scrummy and who knows someone may be a whole lot richer - what a great idea :-)

Good luck with the decorating - have you chosen a colour?

Alex said...

OMG: I love these Easter goodies Carole, I'm just going to have to try and make these wallets one day :)

Thanks for sharing.

Alex x


WOWZEEEE I cannot wait to see this nappy cake, looks fab!! and i love your wallets indeed what a great idea. Hope you re well. Hugs M xxx

Emma said...

Wow Carole - those wallets & Easter treats are great. The wallets with the scratch card is a genius idea.


Kate Lewis said...

What a fab post Carole! Love the Easter basket and the gift cards are a great idea! I can't wait to see your nappy cake either!

Very best wishes to your SIL for a safe delivery of the little one- how exciting!!!

Have a lovely Easter weekend, love Kate x

stampin abi said...

I love the nappy cake can't wait to see the whole thing! I have something for you on my blog come pick it up!

Karen said...

Wow Carole I love the basket and the wallets, brilliant idea.
Karen xx

juliejules said...

Wow Carole you have been a busy bee, love the scratch card wallets and the baskets!!! And the nappy cake!! I really should make one for my sister! She is due in 4 weeks! JUles x