24 December 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone


Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year


Thanks for all your lovely comments you really are the best.

Paper: 'Washed Out' in Pretty Pink from the Colour Collection

Sentiment Circle - 'Fairy Lights' Collection
Papermania Filigree Snowflake Card Blank
Glamour Dust Glitter by Decoart
Organza Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Snowflake Eyelet and Large Button
2" Circle Punch
Personal Impressions 'You are the best' Sentiment Stamp

14 December 2010

Christmas decorations from upcycled cookie cutters...


All you need to make them is some christmas cookie cutters, your favourite papers and some twine.



Christmas Cookie Cutters
Bakers Twine
Crop a Dile

13 December 2010

Anyone for Tea?


This is the reason why I haven't blogged in a while, I've been making this, well two of them actually.  I got the design from Crafts Beautiful magazine.  The first atttempt was a disappointment, (following the instructions to the letter lol) it was far too small and a bit messy on the inside.  So whilst on my day out in London last week.  Annie (quilting queen) and I studied every tea cosy in John Lewis and came up with the neater and larger version you see here.  I'm so pleased with it  I keep looking at it and can't believe I made it.   Even hubby was impressed and said this photo doesn't do it justice!
Don't really want to part with them but got to get them off in the post today. 
Thanks for your help Annie :)x

Fabric: Tanya Whelan 'Darla' from Gone To Earth

08 December 2010

Penguins or Polar Bears!


is the current challenge over at Winter Wonderland this week. 

So here's a few more cards to add to the collection.  Phew, think I've got enough.  Just need to write them now!

Papers:  Pink Petticoat 'Fairy Lights' Collection
Images:  Pink Petticoat 'Ice Christmas'
Promarkers and Glamour Dust Glitter

05 December 2010

Carol's Sketch Fun #23


Carol's Sketch Fun is back!  I always enjoy working with Carol's sketches, and this one was just right for a quick birthday card I had to rustle up amongst all the Christmas cards.
I'm off to be a tourist for the day tomorrow.  The centre of London is only a 20 min train journey for me so I'm meeting up with a friend at Charing Cross and we're off to see all things London and christmassy - Covent Garden, Fortnum & Masons, Harrods, Libertys etc taking in all the christmas lights along the way.  So best get back to the map and planning our route.

03 December 2010

Box of Chocs!

Another Christmas gift done.  I made a mini pizza box and filled it with handmade (by me!) choc drops. My first attempt at making chocs so I kept it simple, might move on to truffles next time! 

These choc drops were so easy to make.  Melt your chosen chocolate, use a teaspoon to drop on to baking parchment, cover with your chosen sprinkles and leave to set.  Then try not to eat too many whilst packing into the box.
For more ideas on 'Giving Sweet Gifts' pop on over to the Pink Petticoat blog this week to see what the rest of the design team have been making.

Papers and Sentiment: Pink Petticoat 'Fairy Lights' Collection 

1" Cream Organza Ribbon
Nestabilities Labels 1
4" x 4" Mini Pizza Box Template*
Handmade Choc Drops
*Just enter 'Mini Pizza Box Template' in your preferred search engine - there's lots of options out there.

01 December 2010

Shape Up!


This week's challenge over at Winter Wonderland is

Shape Up
Create a shaped card - anything so long as it isn't a square or rectangle.

I love these tree shaped card blanks.  I'm off now to make a few more.

Card Blank:  Anita's
Papers:  Pink Petticoat 'Fairy Lights'
Felt Heart:  American Crafts
Machine Stitching
Scallop Edged Scissors
Vintage Pearl Buttons & Pink Bakers Twine