Sunday, 17 October 2010

Christmas Cards

Heres a few christmas cards, I`ve been making a few but keep forgetting to photograph them

Donald card background was made by using distress inks. Also the tree using distree inks, Donald Duck `s a decoupage and I used sparkly gems on tree

The snowman card
Backing papers - Kanban
Sentiments - My craft studio
I used snowflakes with sparkly gems

Mr & Mrs Reindeer Flannel

Heres my first reindeer flannels of the year.

First open your flannel so a diamonds pointing at you, then put a bar of soap in th middle
Pick up the corner nearest you and the furthest and hold above the soap and roll down
Next lift up the two sides and fasten above the soap , these are the years

Put a bell around mr reindeers years, And a bow over Mrs reindeer
Attach some pipe cleaners and shape into antlers and attach some miniture bells

Put on some eyes from hobbycraft
And  a red nose from ebay

On Mrs Reindeer chalk on some rouge cheeks


Friday, 15 October 2010

Pots Of Gold

I decided to make some pots of gold, try and turn it int a bit of a family tradition. Last year two of the recipients won £5 each on the scratchcard, i was worried they`d hit the jackpot, but it made a nice present

The contents are :-
eclairs 29p in Asda
£1 scratchcard
Coins 2 for £1 in Home Bargains
Elves 20p in One Stop
Ferroro Roche BOGOF in CO-Op

Placed into a little wicker pot sprayed gold and gift wrapped

And the verse printed by Vista print

I have loads spare if anyone wants any. They`re the size of a postcard

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Cupcakes....and Chocolate Sweets

I wanted to make some cupcakes, I`ve been watching cupcake wars recently and wanted to try my hand . So I made 4 cupcake flavours

Coffee & Gingerbread

They came up better than I thought they would and I packed 4 up out of a total of 20 for my friends present

I do want to make my own boxes but ran out of time so this is a shop bought one

I also thought I`d make some chocolates for here 1st attempt

I made cherry, fruit and nut , sherbet and marshmallow ( I blame Legendmum from MSE who gave me the link to look at chocolate slabs)

I made the mistake of putting the ingrediants in before the chocolate, but I suppose you can see what the chocolates are

Silhouette SD For CupCakes

My friends birthday is coming up and I want to make some cupcakes having watched cupcake wars the past week.

I started by cutting these out on my silhouette

Boot Sale & £1 shop bargains

My OH knows I love xmas so hes got me this countdown advent from a boot sale, it was 50p and I can change him everyday, just as soon as I work out how many days it is until Christmas

The other day I was in lakeland and forgot to get some american measuring cups. They wer £9.99 for 5 , so imagine my delight when OH bought these in the £1 shop, this was actually my second set, the 1st set I broke within seconds of receiving them

Robin Red Breast

Had a busy day yesterday, finally managed to sort out the craft room, and decided to make a card, the reult was this cute little character posting his card.


He`s a Kanban topper and I`ve used glistening snow writer to accent the snow. And added a silver ribbon Its also a pop up card inside

Friday, 8 October 2010

My blog award

This is my 1st blog award and was awarded it by Elysia, one of my favourite ladies on MSE, what an unexpected surprise and I`m chuffed to bits .

Thursday, 7 October 2010

A new craft and computer room - what a lovely surprise

My OH decided it would be a good idea if I moved up into the loft as heat rises, I`m always cold and hes warm.

So this is a lovely surprise....

All I have to do is organise it a bit better and hopefully, I`ll be able to find things