Wednesday, 23 December 2009

As promised....

here's the very simple card i made for my Hubby, i really should stop leaving his card until last on my list, as by the time i got around to making it i was all carded out, but he liked it anyway.

I just want to take this opportunity to wish all my blogging friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year, and thank you all for visiting my little bit on www, and all your kind comments xxx.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

It's almost Christmas!!!!

I can't believe it's been almost a week since i posted on here, i'm almost done with the big day prep, i've just got to do the last minute fresh food shop tomorrow morning, which i'm sure will be bedlam. It's also been that long since i did any crafting, except i did make Hubby a card yesterday, nothing spectacular but i will photograph it tomorrow if i get a chance.
For now i'll leave you with a few more cards i made with the December scrap kit from Sarah's Cards. There are still a few of these kits left for single purchase.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Anything but a card with a Christmas or New Year theme............

that's all you have to make to enter the PfP mega Christmas challenge, (and use your Promarkers of course). I just can't stop making little treat boxes/bags, this will have to be my last one, as i still haven't wrapped any more gifts, (maybe i'll just buy some large gift bags to put them in instead).

For this little bag, I have used another WoJ stamp, Willow with gingerbread heart, from this years Winter collection. The bag and poinsettia were both cut on my Cricut.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Passion for Promarkers mega prize challenge

I really should be wrapping Christmas gifts today but  i'd rather have a little play in my craft-room instead. So here's a simple little treat box i've just made to enter into the PfP mega prize challenge.
The cute image is Henry Mouse holding Christmas Wreath from Whiff of Joy stamps.

and the inside, mmmmm Lindor!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Craftytemplates time!

It's that time of the month again, when the Craftytemplates email with this months templates are being opened by all the patiently waiting subscribers.
The kit which compliments this months templates is just stunning, with a gorgeous mix of blue, brown and silver. Check out the whole contents of the kit here.
Here's one of the cards i made using the kit and the cute bird on the branch template. I made the large rose with the handmade paper in the kit, using the tutorial linked on a previous post.

To answer Bonnie's question, the kraft card blank was part of the Craftytemplates December kit, but Leo also sells them in packs of five with matching envies here.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Single purchase kits.

Sarah's cards has some of the December scrap kits available for single purchase, so if you've never tried one of their kits before, now is the perfect time. If you like the kit, why not drop a BIG hint to your loved ones, that a Sarah's Cards scrap kit subscription would be the perfect Christmas gift, plus you'll also get a 10% discount on all other items purchased from the website too, bonus!!!
 Check out the design team gallery here, and see the amazing work the team have done this month, including plenty of non-Christmassy stuff too for those of you who don't 'do' Christmas!
Here's a few of the cards i made using the kit.

I also made this door hanger

Monday, 7 December 2009

As promised....

here's the pictures of the mini book the ladies at my crop made this weekend. I made this quick and simple sample so they could see what the finished article would be.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

My 2nd entry

Yesterday i had my Christmas crop, everyone bought food, so we had a gorgeous buffet, and the ladies all seemed to enjoy making the little mini book with the kit i provided, i'll take photos of mine later and show you. They also presented me with a card which had a message in it that i would be receiving an £30 e-voucher from Whiff of Joy, i was very touched, they really shouldn't have done that, but it was very nice of them.

I felt all crafty when i got home, so i sat down whilst watching X-factor last night to make my 2nd entry for the mega Christmas challenge on PfP, but my mind went blank, (which is quite a regular occurance lately, lol), i then glanced up at the shelf in my craft-room and spotted this bag/box i made last year, but never got around to decorating, so i grabbed it down, found and coloured the perfect image and printed off the sentiment and here it is.
The stamp is Hug in a mug by Sugar Nellie and the sentiment is part of the Christmas circles set 2 from The Cutting Cafe'.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Mega Christmas Challenge

Over on the Passion for Promarkers blog this month there is a mega Christmas challenge with fantastic prizes up for grabs. All you have to do is make anything but a card with a Christmas/ New Year theme, using your Promarkers (obviously). You can enter as many times as you want up until 9am on the 5th January 2010, so here's my first entry. This little box was cut on my Cricut and filled with Cadbury's snow balls. The snow flake was also cut on my Cricut from acetate, then coated with Twinklets. The image is Oscar on sledge from Squiggle Stamps, which should be in stock soon.

Friday, 4 December 2009

It's all about giving.

I'm still busy here, getting ready for tomorrow, as well as trying to make a few bits and bobs for gifts.
If you are planning on giving gift cards/cash this year for Christmas, then you will want to check out this fab Gift card and money holder set from The Cutting Cafe'. This set is not just for Christmas, it comes with 20 sentiments fit for every occasion. Here's a gift card holder i whizzed up this morning.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Still here....

but very busy, as i guess most of us are this month. I have my Christmas crop on Saturday, so i've been busy sourcing prizes for the raffle and putting kits together, as well as making a sample for the project the ladies will be making with the kit.
I also forgot that my Niece had asked me to make a card for one of her work colleagues for this weekend and it's my friends Son's 16th birthday on Friday, so had to make him a card too, so i made  these quickie cards this morning.