Friday, 24 December 2010

50th Anniversary photoframe

I spent months looking for a 50th Anniversary photoframe for my friends parents. We have both hunted the shops high and low. Most seem to be silver with 50th on them which we didnt want.

I went to NEC in November and seen these cute chipboard letters from and that triggered a idea.

I also managed to pick up a photoframe in a shop reduced from £20.00, its 8" x 10" and will be ideal to put her photo in that she will be taking of the whole family

I added some crystal embillishments to top it off and voila!

50th Wedding anniversary Bookatrix

I made this for my friend to give to her mother and father. It was easy to make and I love the colour combinations The gold doily was cut out using my Silhouette SD , the flowers were a selection from Ebay. The butterfly is a peel off from Mad About Cards, fixed to acetate

Monday, 20 December 2010

Strawberry Vodka

My son has recently turned 18 so I decided to make some flavoured vodkas for him. The 1st one I`ve made is strawberry . I used skittles for this. I was told just drop the skittles in and shake every week for a couple of be continued

Anniversary card

For a change I thought I`d make an anniversary card

I just realised i havent put a 50th on it....oops

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Otis enjoys the snow

Otis and gang crept out this morning to play out in the snow

This is my first attempts at a craft fair

I make lots of things to give to my family at christmas and when asked would I do a fair for the local church, I took some of my presents to sell.I done very well and by taking this picture I can see what I`d like to do different if I ever do another one

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Nautical Feel Jewellery

I made this for a friend who goes cruising as a christmas gift. I`m trying to capture the essense of the sea.
I used memory wire for this and some nautical charms


Otis had a party last night - the theme was halloween which made me chuckle. He dressed up and had a great time . Even if he made such a mess

He was also caught swinging from the chandelier having had too much to drink

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Oh no Otis what have you done

Every year I collect special cookies for Santa, with cinnamon in to keep him warm.

Last night we went to bed and Otis and Mrs Sugar Socks and baby candy canes had opened the tim and helped themselves.

I was so disappointed as I had got the tin of goodies from La Palma and was keeping them for Christmas Day.

Otis you`re such a naughty Elf

Old candles

I have quite a few old plain candles hanging around so I thought I`d chrismassy them up a bit

This type of thing

So i stamped an image of matilda onto tissue paper and coloured it in, I then fixed it to the candle using an embossing tool, it came out better than I thought

And I put some bling on it to finish. So nice christmas ornament for me , which worked out free because I was going to throw the candle away

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Otis makes a new friend

When we got up this morning otis and his family had decided to make some friends, so here they are my son wasnt very impressed but it gave us a laugh

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Otis Sugar Socks Day 2

Today I had to go up to art club, and we were having what you yorkshire people call a "fuddle", I call it a buffet or party.

Everyone bought a plate of something to eat and when I opened my craft bag, Otis and his family popped out. So they went over to look at the food.

At this point not all the food was on the table as it was early.

Well more people came in with their things and after a bit I could see Otis "peek a booing" over the top of the food


The family soon got bored and came over to see what I was doing, I noticed they had brought some food with them

I told them off as we hadnt started the food, they were very naughty and had helped themselves without asking ..sometimes you have to keep a close eye on them because otherwise they cause a lot of trouble.

So to make amends they wanted to help me paint

So they can be good if they try

Monday, 13 December 2010

Otis Sugar Socks

Otis Sugar Socks was late arriving this year due to the snow problems. He did tell Santa he`d behave himself as he now has a family, Mrs Sugar Socks and Baby Candy Canes, but unfortunately everytime santa looked around he was off playing and not helping with Christmas. So we got a letter asking could we look after him ....

Here he is with the family

He was so excited to be here and promptly checked out the christmas things.

Over the next couple of weeks he will be blogged most days as to what he will get upto.

If you want to do something similar yourselves check out this great website.

Otis has previously appeared on my facebook page but will now be here due to demand

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Wheres the christmas cupcakes gone?

Last night I made 24 cupcakes. 12 chocolate and 12 normal sponge one ones. I made a variety of toppings including, orange, strawberry, mint , coconut.

I thought I`d leave it until today to photograph them as the light wasnt very good and this is what I`m left with

5 cakes