Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. By the time you read this I will be peeling potatoes, preparing veggies and generally panicking before the guests arrive. Now I know it sounds like I do the cooking but I just help prepare and then get out of the kitchen until it is all finished lol.
May be back tomorrow with a card all depends on what crafty stash I get.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day and gets to spend time with your family.
Well it is Monday and less than a week until the big guy in the red suit arrives. Nearly ready here just the food shop to get now, but the dilemma, which day do I brave the crowds and try and get enough food to feed the three thousand lol.
We have snow here in Wiltshire and I awoke on Saturday morning to a lovely white carpet all over the street, I love snow when I don't need to do anything but a week before Christmas, nooooo. Now if I awoke next Saturday to a lovely white carpet that would be better but not ideal as my family have to travel over and they may not get here. My mum said well there is always beans on toast for lunch, now that sounds like heaven and will probably be one of the things I crave over the festive period lol.
Its been a while since I played along with WOYWW and thought as the room is in full meltdown this ought to be the time I show some pictures to kick start the clearing up process. Been making lots of christmas cards and have been enjoyng making a mess.
On the desk is my trusty ATG, cutter, new non-stick scissors, and various glues and foam pads. I have recycled a letter rack into a card holder, not very practical as they keep falling out but it is pretty. I have made so many of these little cards I had to buy another pack lol.
Pop on over to Julia's blog and have a nosey at all the craft areas.
Well I have nearly finished the christmas card pile and must say I have really enjoyed making them this year. I have finally moved my laptop into my craftroom and am enjoying watching tutorials whilst I craft. I normally stay in there just long enough to make the card I need but since moving the lappy in there I seem to be in there all the time.
On with the card, I have used a Digistamp Boutique image that I have seen on loads of cards and thought looked so cute. Coloured with my trusty copics and used some stickles and of course glossy accents. Digistamp boutique has 20% off their christmas images at the moment and have just seen the cute nativity kids on Kerry'sblog so may have to go get those as well. All my cards this year have been 4 x 4 and I can see myself using this size again, so cute and quick lol.
It's my last Beau image until after Christmas at least, need to finish the money wallets and christmas cards and not long left to get it all done. This card is for my cousin, she isn't a pink girl and I decided to go for different colours on this one and must say i really like it. Used Summer Driggs papers and cardstock I already had in my stash, used glitter and glossy accents as well. Really pleased with the hair again and can see me using this technique a lot. The Beau images are the special offer for December and at £2.45 for three it is a fab bargain.
Its my Mum's birthday today and just wanted to wish her many happy returns. I always try and make her a card in blues as this is her favourite colour and as soon as I saw these papers I knew they would be perfect. I used a Mo Manning image as it reminded me of me as a little girl, I used Patience from Mo last year and Mum loved it.
I used my bow easy to make the bow and it is so long since I used it I had to watch a tutorial lol, It is really easy to use once you know how and can see me using it much more.
Second card using this image, didn't get the hair as good as the last one but still like it. Lots of gems and sparkle on this one. Used a craftwork card sentiment that arrived with my goody bags on Sunday, the bags are fab and where a real bargain, wish I had bought them all now.
It is my Aunt's 60th Birthday and I wanted to make a card that included Forever Friends. I used decoupage from an old QVC TSV and I must say I found it very relaxing. I had forgotten how much fun it could be lol. Used glitter card and when you cut with a cricut it gets everywhere lol. Lots of sparkle on this one.
Well I spent the weekend making birthday cards and I had five to do so they took some time lol. I posted the first one yesterday and today is the turn of the second one. I have used a new Beau image from Digistamp boutique and she is a dream to colour. I have used her three times on the cards I made this weekend so you will be seeing a bit more of her. Used my bow easy again and this time went for a double bow, not easy to see in the picture but effective irl.
I decided to finally use some of the paper mountain that is slowly taking over my craft room. I bought this pack a few years ago and am ashamed to say this is the first page I have used and even after making the card I have only used a 1/4 of a sheet lol. Still going for the simple look, need to be more adventurous but am making cards again so it is a start. Thought with the snow my craft room would be cold so have avoided going in there but decided last night I have so many birthdays this month I needed to get a wriggle on and it was toasty, it is a small room with a decent sized radiator and I could have stayed in there all night.
I just love these cute images, a dream to colour and so easy to embellish. You might have noticed that there is very little on these cards except the odd button, well there is a reason, the cost of postage. I will be adding a few gems, card candy or combo of both but not until i know they will fit through the postage slot. I am not an old miser before you ask just begrudge having to pay extra just cos there is a button on it.
Anyway on to todays card, another simple affair although there is a large layer of stickles on this one. I am loving this Zoe Pearn paper, love the colours, patterns and oh well everything actually lol. I only own three kits by Zoe but can see a new addiction forming. Once I find a designer I like I seem to want everything they have ever made lol.
Well its December 2nd and starting to feel more christmassy, decided to have mince pies for dessert last night and they certainly seem to have done the trick. If you get the chance Costco are selling wonderful mince pies with a pastry bottom and sponge top, my my yummy.
Well its the 1st December and I still don't feel christmassy, went shopping on Sunday for a few bits and couldn't even get a parking space. Drove around for a bit, got fed up, went home and ordered it all on-line lol.