Thursday, 18 November 2010

Christmas is a comin'

I was feeling down in the dumps and decided to play with my crafts goodies [it always makes me smile at the mess I get into - yes Mum I did tidy up!!!!!]  Hmmmm 55 years old and still being told off - your always a wee one to your parents.

Anyway all of a sudden I started to sing Joy to the World, let Earth receive her King.  I just love the meaning of Christmas, it should be all year round, not the bustle and shoving, and greetin' of folks but the love, the kindness and the sharing.  Jesus is so good we need to spend time with Him more, [talking to myself here as well] cause His love gives you peace.  Keeps me sane as well!  Ok so as sane as I will ever get!!!!!

So made a stationery box, as usual when I make something new it goes pear shaped [what I call artistic creativity] cause there are no mistakes in crafting - only new ideas, this time though I cut the tip of my finger aaargh and guess what blood drops went onto the card, oh the joys of designer paper to cover it up.  I will keep this one for myself unless Mum wants it!

Please excuse the photography, my main light bulb went as as I have vertigo will have to persuade someone to come and put one in!  hint hint Tommy, and you can see my laptop.  Anyway used the two lamps on my desk.

Stampin' up!'s
Bashful blue card
Elegant soiree designer series paper
Bashful blue ink
Baroque motifs stamp set
whisper white satin ribbon: frayed at the edges for the note book

Hope you enjoy.


A lovely wee bairn was two on 11th November (Remembrance Day) and absolutely loves trains, Thomas the tank engine, Chuffington any of them [takes after her great grandpapa!!]
So the card was just for her.

Pretty in pink card
Rose Red Ink
retired WOW flowers stamp set
Broadsheet alphabet
hand drawn and cut out train shape
some ribbon I found in a drawer

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Bag in a box

 I thought it would be difficult but it was easy peasy, made this one simple but will be making the christmas ones with Stampin' Up's Jolly Holiday paper, will show you it once its made.

Nappy [Diaper] Fold

Loved this fold, my upline Emma's mother made a string of these as an advent with chocolate coins in the pockets for Christmas looked fab, will be trying that as well.

Pearls and Flowers

Love to play with punches and decided to glitz and glam the flowers.  Pearls, Brads, Glitter anything I could get away with!

Box Card

Had fun making this box card.  Thanks to Vadaler for showing how to.

Brilliant idea, will be making lots of these for Christmas.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


I have just been to the Hobbycrafts show at the SECC and spend humungous amounts of money - I bought the Bigshot Pro machine which has arrived today and I cannot wait to play with it.  I also got a hotfix jewel gun and lots of jewels, saves me trying to fiddle with the tiny ones with glue, some nestabilities so will be playing with them and I also got a Tim Holz Sizzix die the one with butterfly.  Ooooooh ttfn away to play.