Category Archives for Homemade cards

2nd Flotilla of boat cards

The boys and I teamed up to make this latest flotilla of boat cards. I took on the role of assistant and technician and they took on the role of art director and illustrator. I like these much more than … Continue reading

15. October 2012 by Roze
Categories: Art and craft projects, birthdays, boats, card making, Homemade cards | Leave a comment

Painting trees and doodling

Easter brought us lots of treats, which means lots of thank you cards. We spent some of the money sent for Easter Egg buying on two of the most beautifully illustrated books; ‘A river of words‘ by Jen Bryant and … Continue reading

12. April 2012 by Roze
Categories: Book Reviews, card making, craft for kids, Drawing, Homemade cards, Thank you cards | Leave a comment

The Spring Collection

It’s been a bit chilly lately. The boys have all learnt the sheer comfort that can only come from snuggling up to a warm, furry soft, hot water bottle and I’ve been thinking of how we can plan ahead during … Continue reading

15. February 2012 by Roze
Categories: Butterflies, card making, Coloured pencils, craft for kids, cutting out paper, Drawing, Homemade cards, Simple Pleasures, Thank you cards | Leave a comment

Boys’ art

More birthdays mean more card making, I wonder how many cards we send each year. I had a few suggestions up my sleeve for what the theme could be this time but not one the boys was impressed with what … Continue reading

12. October 2011 by Roze
Categories: birthdays, card making, craft for kids, Drawing, Fun, Homemade cards, Illustrations | 2 comments

A flotilla of boys’ birthday cards

I made these whilst looking for excuses to put off sewing name tags into 12 sets of  school uniform (including 15 pairs of socks), 3 sets of PE kit, 3 rain macs, 3 coats, 3 pairs of school shoes, 3 … Continue reading

27. August 2011 by Roze
Categories: birthdays, boats, card making, Homemade cards | 2 comments

Simple Pleasures

As we approach the end of the school holidays I’m surprised at how we’ve spent our days. Instead of planning each day, I took a more laid back approach this time and just went with the flow. The result was … Continue reading

22. August 2011 by Roze
Categories: card making, Homemade cards, Painting, Simple Pleasures, Wellbeing | Leave a comment

End Of Year Thank You Cards

We had a wonderful party at the weekend thanks to our guests, who were such good company. Whilst we wait for the photos to come through we’ve been keeping ourselves busy with end of year thank you cards for teachers. … Continue reading

05. July 2011 by Roze
Categories: Butterflies, card making, craft for kids, cutting out paper, Homemade cards, practical solutions for parenting, school holiday projects, Thank you cards | Tags: | 2 comments

Matchstick Art

With all of the great weather, we’ve been doing things outside lately and not any crafty projects inside. Now the rain has come in time for the school holidays, we can get stuck into some craft projects. Today I covered … Continue reading

28. May 2011 by Roze
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Apple prints

I’ve been tied up with gardening and party organising duties over the past few weeks, so I’ve pulled this project out from the archives. Here we have another thank you card idea. Take two apples, cut each one in half, … Continue reading

21. May 2011 by Roze
Categories: Apples, From the archives, Homemade cards, practical solutions for parenting, Thank you cards | Tags: , | 2 comments

Butterflies

I’m not normally one for drawing in books, let alone ripping out their pages and it does make me feel a little uneasy. However, I bought a bric-a-brac book for this very purpose and it’s taken me several years to … Continue reading

26. April 2011 by Roze
Categories: Butterflies, Coloured pencils, Homemade cards, Thank you cards, Water colour paint | Tags: , , | 2 comments