Wednesday, 29 February 2012

So today I have been very busy with Roxy baking!! 7 and 1/2 hours in total!! Here are some pics of our creation! We have Easter style cupcakes,(i know it's a bit early but we we're too excited about the Chicks and Bunnys!), Pretty pink sparkly cupcakes, and our very own Chocolate galaxy cupcakes! Nom Nom Nom.....

Monday, 17 October 2011

Mini Wedding Album

Been meaning to do a little ablum for a while, but took me longer than expected to get round to it, i did a really simple design, and i was really pleased with the end result! I used the same papers as the Wedding stationary so it matched perfectly! Hope you like!

Monday, 19 September 2011

'Girlie' - One Stop Craft Challenge

Paper - Pink Petticoat, Lola's Boudoir
Image - Pink Petticoat, Plain Cheekies Image Set
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat, Simple Sentiments
Ribbon & Gems - My Craft Stash

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes

An autumn inspired card for a very special Aunty!

Papers - Bloom & Grow by My Minds Eye
Buttons and Flowers - My Craft Stash
Ribbon - Ebay
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat, Simple Sentiments 

It's been a while but here is my first card in a long time! Probably over a year!

My least favouite type of card to make, especially when it was your Nanny, inbetween the tears i  managed to make some lovely, simple 'with sympathy' cards for a few family members that i thought needed to know that we we're thinking of them..

Kraft Card - Pink Petticoat, Big Fella Collection
Lilac Background paper - Pink Petticoat, Spring Wishes Colection
Image & Sentiment - Pink Petticoat, Dandelion Wisps
Bow - From a boquet of flowers Sean Bought me

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Just Married! Mr and Mrs Bates... 25th June 2011

Mr & Mrs Bates

25th June 2011

So i've been a bit busy lately Wedding planning... well for the last two years we've been organising for our big day, and finally it came. And it was fantastic, we had the most amazing, perfect day, and shared it with our brilliant family and friends.

Soon i'll post the wedding stationary i made, then maybe i can get back to crafting again!!

From Mrs L Bates

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Living/Dining Room, pictures taken at Christmas!

This is our finished living room and dining room, well it was like this at Christmas, only when we took the tree down, it looked very empty! I love our colour-scheme in here! There aren't any pictures on the walls yet because we're waiting untill we have our wedding photos (we get married in 4 weeks!) so the walls won't look so bare soon!!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Hall Stairs and Landing

I still can't believe Sean let me paint the hall in this colour, but i love it, every time i walk in the door from work, its the first thing i see and really brightens me up!
No more brown doors! Yipee!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

The 2nd Bedroom

This is the 2nd bedroom, the cool blue guest room. I love this room and is my favourite one of the house, it's just so relaxing as soon as you enter, and i painted the canvas' on the wall above the bed, i love them too. Since these photos were taken we have replaced the hideous brown doors with lovely fresh white paneled ones.

Bedroom 3

This is the 3rd bedroom, aka, The Craft Room! This is my escape space, and i love it! And there is still a bit of space to fit a little bed...

Seans escape room

Here is seans room, his gym!


Here is the finished result of the utility room and the downstairs loo. We didnt have any before photos of these two rooms. Before we started they had tiled walls, and the utility room had shelves on the walls and the previous owners had their fridge and freezer in here aswell as the original sink, and washing machine and tuble dryer. This is my getting ready room, i do my hair and makeup in here, while i eat my breakfast and listen to the radio, i love my utility room. Sean did the tiling in here and the loo, his very first time attemp and i think he did pretty good!!

dwarf walls please!

The next job was the porch, unfortunately i didn't get a photo of before, but basically, it had sliding doors and one post of bricks with a full length window down the side. So i liked the idea of dwarf walls, and two windows either side of the door. This was the first stage, you can see the original door in this pic. We wanted to make to hallway seem longer so we now have an little entrance way to our hall.

Doors in..
There is our new hallway entrance! Brilliant!

err... Mr blocked up the wrong bit!

My Dad was preparing to make a door here for a little understairs cupboard, so he marked it out and drilled some holes ready for the next day. But when we told the plasterer to 'fill in any holes you can see' we didnt think he would take it quite literally. He did.

Kitchen taking shape.. well the start of it!

In the kitchen, we decided to do quite a few things. One was knocking down the pantry, and removing the cupbard from under the stairs ( and make a little one from the hall way side), also move some doors around. So here is the kitchen as we started working on it, to the right you can just see the door to the pantry.
This is where the understairs cupboard was, which is now blocked up. And this is my Daddy making sure the buliders had taken the pantry down right!