Monday, 30 April 2012

Christmas Survival Guide

Anadin 0r Ibroprofen - to take away the headache of overdoing things Available £1 shop 3 boxes

Tea - To calm, rehydrate and relax you £0.29 at Sainsburys for 80 

Peppermints / Heartburn Tablet - to settle the stomach from overindulging in all the rich foods

Slimfast Bar - Ready to start the diet in the new year - Available at Home Bargains / Boots

Diary, Handbag /Pocket size  - to track all of the must do's available in £££ stores from September

CD - All your favourite Carols or soothing, quiet music to listen to while wrapping presents

Candle - Cinnamon or Spiced Apple to light while packing to set the atmosphere

Bubble bath  - To relax and chill out available in supermarkets (Morrisons - 18p)

I make these as joke gifts and put in little giftbags, trying to source tins about tobacco size to put htem in. Plastic ones would do, anyone?

Saturday, 28 April 2012

A4 Ladies Retro Card

Today I been making a card for my friends mother, I find it difficult to do this, as you have to please 2 people , the friend and the mother.

Shes going to be 70 this year and my friend asked me to make it for her mother. A difficult thing to do as I dont like charging anything for cards so I normally only make them for myself to give

Retro lady - Kanban
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Leaves, Doily - Silhouette Cameo
Embellishments, hearts diamonds - Country Baskets

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Magic Reindeer Food

Today I decided to make some Magic Reindeer food, usually I make little boxes to put the food in but this year decided to go for a test tube, the idea being little hands can hold it better

I purchased the test tubes from ebay with red tops and decorated them to suit

I have used porridge oats and edibke glitter for the contents

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Party In A Box Less than a £1

Heres my latest venture on things for Christmas.

I am determined to be more organised this year and have decided to make some of these for gifts for the family

Firstly I covered some boxes, these are old hair products ones from the boots 3 for 2 event
I find it cheaper to buy the more expensive shampoo / conditioner this way especially if you wait for the 70% sale

So I covered them with 12 x 12 backing papers
The letters are from a range at Kanban when the factory shop was good value, now they keep the best stuff for their "friends"

So inside the box I put the following

Balloons - 2p each , pack of 50 at Asda
Blowers 12p each on ebay
Straws 100 for 19p B&M
Bubbles  13p each (12 for £1.50)
Umbrellas 39p for 20 Home Bargains
Party Poppers 7p each Asda
Stirrer and Ice cube bought in a set 69p for 40 items Asda
Sparklers Amazon 99p for 10

Grand cost 62p

For the smaller children, I`m taking out the sparklers and putting some mini cans of coke in

As they were for family I put in

I had to watch the sell by dates as I needed them to go past Christmas
The shotz are 4 for 99p in Home Bargains
The Grants £1.25 they are in Asda on offer at the moment 4 various ones for £5.00
The wine also in Home Bargains 99p

This one is for the stepson and his wife so for less than a fiver (£3.12) a fun Christmas present

These prices are correct and i have been sourcing the things for months at my leisure as I know what I wanted to do


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Easter Chick card

I recently made an Easter Card for some very dear friends of mine and thought I`d try decoupage, haven`t done any for ages.

So I cut out some chicks in a basket and voila. I love purple and yellow they seem to be my "in" colours at the moment

The ribbon was from a selection I picked up at Lidl.
The string was from Kanban 5 x 5m lengths for £1
The white leaves were cut using my trusty Silhouette Cameo
Backing Papers were from Calco Papercrafts

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Hunger Games

I`ve read in the paper about the Hunger Games films and have wondered what all the "fuss" was about. So I read the write ups on the net of the film and thought I`d try the books

They`re not usually my type of readinf but I purchased the three books for kindle and in a day, I`d read the first book.....absolutely brilliant

I`m half way through the second book and have had to discipline myself to put it down.

This is a review on Amazon, author unknown


The Hunger Games is amazing --Stephenie Meyer

I couldn't stop reading --Stephen King

One of the best written and most thought-provoking books I've read for a long time --Anothony Horowitz

Product Description

A fight to the death - on live TV. The game show where you kill or die, and where the winner's prize is survival. In District 12, where Katniss Everdeen lives, life is harsh and brutal, ruled from afar by the all-powerful leaders of the Capitol. The climax of each year is the savage Hunger Games - where twelve boys and twelve girls from each District face each other in a murderous showdown. When sixteen-year-old Katniss is chosen to represent her district in the Games, everyone thinks it's a death sentence. Only one person can survive the horrors of the arena. But plucky Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature... "The Hunger Games is amazing" _Stephenie Meyer_ "I couldn't stop reading" _Stephen King_
Its available for...£2.79 for three books and I`d recommend it

Monday, 9 April 2012

Before and after Bedroom EnSuite Make Over

My Guest room needed a bit of a revamp

So With the aid of a Cameo Silhouette and little imagination it changed from the green look


Bought the little beach house light pull on ebay, I love it

Anchors are cut with Silhouette Cameo and ironed on
Suitcases made from an old wooden box , cut some paper flags of countries and some clasps
and covered in glossy accents

The tissue box was covered with papers and toppers to coordinate it

  The aim was to carry the little anchors throughout to give it some cordination. It even appears on the shower gel bottle using Cameo vinyl
Watercolour painted by me, the frames were 10p at bootsale, I bought 3
Door stop coloured with promarkers

The achors were ironed onto the towels as well

The little beach house pull was bought on ebay , I love it.
The anchors alsoon the handwash and flannel and a small vinyl decal
on the mirror
The wood is from the forest by me soaked in bleech which gave the impression
of driftwood
The pebbles collected on days out

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Happy Easter, Easter Bunny, Silhouette Cameo SD ,Craftrobo Free file

If you need a quick Easter Card this file makes 2 Cards in a jiffy. Whats cut out of one card, the negative letters and bunny can be used on another.

Firstly I made a scalloped card file and then added the wording and the Easter bunny. The scalloped card can be used for other cards.


Free for your own use, if you want to share, please direct people here, thank you