Friday, 30 December 2011

I can't seem to stop...

making Christmas Cards....

Just before I put everything away...
I wanted to use up all the little bits that were lying around on my desk....

Martha Stewart candy punch...bought for a fiver in New York.
Sizzix candy cane!

I have been doing some crafting, watching tv with my girlies, had a lovely mini second christmas day with my sister and her partner, his sister, my brother and step dad and just a smidge more shopping, mostly wrapping paper and christmas essentials for next year...crackers and cards for my girls to give their classmates etc.
I love a bargain...70% off....yes please!

Off to Toys R Us now to help little one spend a gift voucher...
She wants some Indiana Jones Lego!
Hope you're all having a great time...

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Happy Christmas everyone!

Did Santa leave a sack of pressies under the tree for you?

Look closely and you will even find Smurfs on our tree!

I made this felt advent calendar in 1997...the year before I had my first daughter..
It has been out every year since filled with choccies and other little treats!

My little monkey!

Hope you have all had a grand day!
Still got Downton Abbey to go!


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Santa Claus is comin' to town!

Hello again lovely crafty bloggers...
So here he is...
Santa Claus is comin' to town!
My pressies are wrapped and under the tree...All the cards have been posted.
This card was made for a train driver using lots of Sizzix dies.

Lots of lovely Holiday Cheer, glitter and sparkly snow, presents and the big fat man with the long white beard.
Just a couple of challenges...

Papertake weekly..Last Christmas Card
My Mums Craft Shop...Cute and Funky Christmas
Craft and Create...Anything Goes
One Stop Craft...Christmas Sparkle

No more posts for now as
we are off to Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland where we have tickets for the Circus.
We're staying in Kensington so I'm hoping we have time to take a little trip to Harrods and Selfridges...
just for a little look you know ;))
Hope your last minute preparations are full of fun!


Merry Christmas Everyone!


Sunday, 18 December 2011

Last minute makes....

Good Morning All
Well I am very lucky enough to have finished work on Friday and I'm looking forward to a Christmas blob!... I think it was just in time as the last few weeks were taking their toll. I now have a cold with a very bunged up nose!
I have had so many very busy days followed by nights out...just can't keep up that pace anymore....
feeling a bit old....

So Charisma Cardz want to see our last minute makes....
I saw these lovely Christmas Songs sentiments on SJ's Little Musings blog and downloaded them and printed them off onto Kraft paper... 

The  tree stamp was from a Woodland Animal set that I bought in British Bookshops , I think it's a
Do crafts one..It has Owls, Reindeer and Sheep as well.  
I stamped that and then added little flat back pearls....Simples!

I made quite a few of these in different colours....
Less is more challenge is MUSIC...No music notes but a jolly good song theme!

I am not going out today...I braved Mark and Spencers yesterday to get some jumpers for my sister and her partner and also found a beautiful range of Stilleto ankle boots as well... the Navy blue ones dropped into my trolley.... but at £30 I couldn't resist.
I wore them out last night with some dark blue slim cut jeans and felt very tall.
Have a great weekend crafters!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Finally....time for another fairy!

Hello all...
I have found some time to come back and show you another fairy card made with a lovely Wild Rose Studio stamp....this time using lovely cool blues.
Gingham paper is also WRS.

Coloured with Promarkers.
Lots of glitter added to the wings, her dress and her star wand.

I kept it simple and just added some ribbon with raised gold stars and a flower along with a greeting banner.
The Brad is also from WRS.

Some challenges...
Dream Valley...Christmas
Crafty Creations...Christmas card with a sentiment
Stamptacular Sunday...Christmas Glitz

I have been soooo busy with school things...Christmas productions and display things...and now this week is parties and dinners and then taking Christmas down before we break up for the holidays.
It seems a bit strange but we will be glad to arrive back in school in the New Year with a fresh board to kick off the new topic.
I started my Christmas shopping properly today and have some things wrapped up now.
 Just have to finish writing some cards!
Hope you are a bit more organised than me!
I'll be back to show you some more christmas cards again in the next few days...xxxx

Friday, 2 December 2011

Fairy wings....

Hi there all...
Just got a couple of minutes to post up another of my fairy cards...

A bit of a pink girly girl one this time...and I used quite a few glitters!

I still used the flowers and a similar layout...

I used all the little bits of sequin waste that you get in the bottom of the pot to add a bit of extra bling on her wings....
Not much time today as I am just off to do a table at my schools Christmas fair...
If you know of any challenges my card will fit into, please let me know!


Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Fairies...

Hello again...
I'm back as promised with some Christmas fairies...
I've made a few in different colourways...
This is the first and I opted for a traditional Vintage look.

This beautiful stamp is of course from Wild Rose Studio.
Coloured with Promarkers. I used lots of new colours...Ruby and Moss.
 I wanted a nice warm glow around her so I used gold chalk around the edges.

I added two different coloured glitters...white and lemon

The papers are all from the WRS Christmas collection. The text paper is DCVW.
 Olive Green and Ruby Red with Cream and Gold...Just lovely!

Just had to use some pretty flowers...

Some challenges...

One stop craft...Christmas Fairies
I love Promarkers...Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly...Christmas Crackers
Crafty Calendar...Winter Wardrobe

Thanks for stopping by...check back soon for some more of these lovely fairies.


Friday, 25 November 2011

Craft Fair...No.1..DONE!

Hello there peeps...
I had meant to post something for you a few nights ago but I just couldn't get a connection.

I have been busy sewing during the evenings and tonight I did the first of the 3 Christmas fairs that I have booked in...
A local village Hall in the West Sussex countryside... 

Aswell as the usual cards I have also been making some keyrings....
Some with felt .....

and some made from Crochet flowers that were given to me by a crafty friend. I added some buttons and some pink net...

I loved making these...
but my stock of flowers is running out so I think I may need to learn how to crochet them....
I'm having a relaxing day tomorrow...more sewing and watching tv.
Hope you all have a good weekend!
I'll be back soon with some very girly christmas fairies....x

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Ice Ice baby...

Evening all!
Phew...what a busy weekend so far...
50th Birthday party last night and today is my daughters 13th Birthday.
Lots of present opening this morning and then a party with 15 friends this afternoon...
But now it's time.....

.... to relax and cool off with Ice Skating Pickle Penguin. 

Coloured with Promarkers.
Lovely Icy snowflake papers. Icy Blue colours.
Glitter galore!


These large silver wooden snowflakes were from Matalan last year.
 I love this vivid Turquoise and silver ribbon...

Can you see the ice chips swishing up....?

and some challenges...

Winter Wonderland.....Awww, What a cutie
ABC Christmas.....W is for Winter Sports
ABC.....D is for Dazzle
(Ice...frozen water)

Have a good weekend.
I'm chillin out now!:)

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Christmas Cuddles....

Hello there,

How about another Christmas Cuddle?
Pickle and his little pal from Wild Rose Studio. Just can't resist using him!

Coloured with Promarkers and pencils.
I used lots of glitter for their santa hats and the snow.

My background paper has little flocked hearts and silver glitter dots on it!
 It came from a very cheap pack of paper that I bought from The Works ages ago...

This lovely red ribbon has white spots on that I used to show off some snowflake and heart brads.

Some Challenges...

My time to craft ...Take Two
Cup Cake craft ...Two's Company
Delightful Designs...BINGO..I went straight down the middle line
Add dimension--Ribbon/Lace--Glitter/Sparkle
Pile It On...Traditional Christmas

Hope everyone is all busy with their Christmas Crafts...I have 3 Craft fairs booked in!
We are planning all the Christmas Displays and Productions in school as well now!
Thanks for checking in with me.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

A card for Lucy...

Hello there,
Hope you have all had a good week. Lack of time and a very dodgy camera have meant that I wasn't able to post this week but I am back with a card that I made for a lovely young lady who fourteen years ago was my little bridesmaid...
We went to her 18th Birthday party last weekend and boy, did I feel old!
The large flower is made using a large heart punch.
I used different Pink DP that I them mounted onto black...

A die cut '18' and lots of mini jewels added.

I love this metal dragonfly.....just adds a kinda funky finishing touch.

and the challenges...
Allsorts...Black, White and plus one other colour.
Divas By design...use Metal
Crafty Anns...Floral Frenzy...
(you must make the flowers the focus of your card!) 

I've been doing some sewing so check back soon for a few sneeky peeks at some little pressies I am making for my friends.

Thanks for stopping by...xxxx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Cute Christmas Cuddles...

Happy Sunday afternoon..
Hope you are all having a nice weekend.
My card today is using another lovely stamp from the Wild Rose Studio Pickle range...
Christmas Cuddles.

Coloured with Promarkers and pencils.
I added lots of Glitter.

I found these little silver tags in my stash that I thought would go well under a lovely red flower.
I used two types of ribbon, a white embossed one for the bow and red gingham along the side.
Also added some blue gems...
I ripped the edges of my white and black spot paper..I keep trying to use the distressed doesn't come natural to me!

Some challenges...

Allsorts Challenge...Anything but Square.
Crafters Companion...Let it Snow
I love Promarkers...Glitter and Glitz
Papertake Weekly...Anything goes (optional..Sparkle and Bling).
Creatalicious...Distress your edges
Penny Black at Allsorts...All Creatures Great and Small

That's all from me for today folks...
Thanks for looking!