Sunday, 25 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Quick rustle up!

Isnt there always someone you forget????  We had a visit over from some new neighbours yesterday, and they brought a box of chocolates -eeeeek!  So - a quick rustle up this morning and we have a little something for their children.  Phew!

The test-tubes are plastic ones from ebay and they are filled with mini smarties (which are now natural colours, so no bright reds!).  They were hanging from our tree as decorations!  Hey, ho - still have another 8 of them!

I cut the template with my ecraft (of course) and the gems and ribbon are from my "Crafty Weekend" goody bag!



Thursday, 22 December 2011

Storage Jar snowflaked!

My husband took Joshua gift shopping the other day.  Josh picked up a jar of Liquorish Allsorts for Nanny, but they were £12!  Josh has a budget of £5 each present, so this was waaaay out of his pocket.  So, they carried on and then Tony spotted some acrylic storage jars.  He bought two packs of Allsorts and the jar with the idea that I would "do something" to them.  Of course, out comes the ecraft!  

So - here is the first picture of the plain storage jar - looook, you can see my laptop!  

 Here is the jar with snowflakes!  Cut from vinyl, using Lettering Delights snowflakes via Make the Cut and cut on the Ecraft!

 This is the lid - its actually a big pain in the butt to get the pictures!

And here is the final thing, complete with Allsorts! I think she will really love it as she can peel the snowflakes off when Christmas is over and use it as a plain jar. 

Thanks for popping by today - I know people are really busy and probably have little time to blog hop!


Aud Sentiments - DT CALL!!!

Hiya all

For this challenge we are so excited to have Sassy Cheryls as our sponsor. 

We have another gorgeous sentiment from Paulette of TLC. Remember if you use this sentiment for the challenge you get two entries!  Just right click the image to save it.

OK, now onto the challenge. We are doing an "Anything Goes" challenge because it's time for another DT call! If you are interested in joining our team all you have to do is put DT next to your name.

Here are the details about being on the team...
Make a card/project every other week
Comment on the entries (we have a system so you are not required to comment on all of them)
Vote on the winners
Be active in our Yahoo group
That's It!

I chose to use another TLC sentiment.  I have to confess, I was really late getting this done and thats when the TLC sentiments come into their own - they just ARE the card!  Nice and easy!

I cut the notes and treble clef using my ecraft and then used paper candy as embellishments.  Couldnt be easier - yes, its not the best looking card, but its kinda ok!

Thanks for popping by today and make sure you hop on over to Auds


Friday, 9 December 2011

Delicious Doodles - Christmas Embellishments

OOOO  - a nightmare challenge for me this one!  I am not good at all at sticking "things" on!  Hey ho, I had a go -and isnt that the main thing about challenges...accepting the challenge!

Ok thats it folks!  I need to go and lie down in a dark room now!

Go on, treat yourselves, go and see the "proper stuff" over at Delicious Doodles!!!  


Thursday, 8 December 2011

Little Christmas Wreath

I keep seeing this sort of thing around and thought I would have a go.  Not overpleased with it - but dont hate it!  

I made the paper rosettes. The flowers, little gold berries and white snowflakey stuff (love the technical term?) are all from my crafty weekend goody bag!   

The wreath is only about 6 inches wide, so its not big.  Small enough for our fireplace x

I think its a little plain - anyone got any good suggestions?  Do I add some more rosettes in the gaps (perhaps in a lighter colour?)? 

Have just added a middle bit in....better/worse?

Thanks for popping by!


Aud Sentiments - Christmas

Hiya all

Thats it - I have officially caught the Christmas Spirit!  YAY! I had to wait until the Christmas Tree went up - but the second it!  

Our challenge over at Aud Sentiments is to use a winter holiday sentiment.  So that would include Christmas, Hannukah....erm, yeah....and.......erm, anything else you can think of!!!!

For this challenge we are so excited to have Prairie Fairy as our sponsor. They are giving the winner a $15 Gift Certificate to their store. They gave us some digis to play with - I am going to be using one later on, but for the actual challenge I have gone with the free sentiment from Paulette of TLC She is giving a prize away to one lucky randomly chosen winner.

Here is the sentiment.....
and, here is my project!  I have to say it was nice and quick - and easy!  But it looks really great on the shelf where we usually put the tissues - such a change to have a decorated box. 

And a close up of the sentiment....

And thats me done for today - gotta rush off now, but I look forward to seeing all your entries!


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Felting Fun!

You know when you have a fancy to do something?  How much better is it when you actually have the stuff you need waiting around at home - instant gratification!

Here is what I wanted to do....needle felting figures.  Yeah, I know, it could have been waaaay more exciting, but thats just me!

This is Fred the penguin!  There is no sewing on this - its all just needle felted together - lots of fun and quick results too!

This is Bob - the alien!  Ha ha ha - he makes me smile!  Love the wonky eye!

And this is Fred the penguin, fresh from the shower with his towel wrapped round him!  Yeah, ok, its no different to the first one - but I am sure he has a definite funny look on his face in this photo!!!

Thanks for popping by


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Team Christmas Presents

I have a great team at work, in libraries.  They go out and do all the visits and promotion for us - and they are really lovely people - and boy, they work so hard!

I always want to buy them a little something, but it has to be the same sort of thing for each of them (no favourites) and it cant be too expensive (there are seven of them).  So I thought I would do the same as I did last year and just buy sweeties.  I decided to pretty up the tops and this is what the finished one looks like:

 The image is from Bugaboo - so cute!  I added sakura glitter pen to the beak, bells, belt and antlers.  I then covered the beak and bells with crystal effects, love how they look.  And finally, a little glitter!

These have to stay in a bag under my stairs, so I am not going to stick the rest of the toppers on until the day, that way I dont run the risk of them getting ripped or scrunched.

Hope everyone is feeling in the Christmas Spirit!  

Thanks for stopping by - Rx