Monday 30 December 2013

BBTB2 - Happy New Year!

Hello, welcome to my blog.
Today we are having a New Year linky party over at BBTB2.
It's a great way to wish all our blogging friends a Happy New Year.
I used Designer's Calender for the glasses.
We always raise a glass to the New Year at home and usually with family and friends.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and all your kind comments during 2013.
I appreciate your support.
It just leaves me to wish you and your families a Very Happy and Healthy 2014.

Sunday 29 December 2013


Hello my friends. Did you have a lovely Christmas?
It's such a special time of the year and I love spending it with my family.
We had a great time, lots of fun and too much food!
Bet you can't guess what my new year's resolution will be?! Lol!
I've noticed that over the last couple of years that I have been blogging that people showcase cards and projects from over the year.
Where I'm not going to do that, I do want to share a couple of things that I am proud I have achieved with my papercrafting this year.
I had 3 cards published in these 2 magazines.
These are the cards that were published...
I was also chosen as a blogworthy link by Tim Holtz.
For my luminaires..
Thanks for allowing me to share this with you.

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas 2013!

Hello friends, just wanted to pop in and share a couple of cards with you.
Again they are memory box dies and sentiment is from My Creative Time.

And from  our family to yours...
Merry Christmas!


Monday 23 December 2013

Christmas cards 2013!

For my BBTB2 post click here. 
Hello friends, are you all prepared and ready for the holidays?
Just some table crackers left to finish and I am about there!
Just wanted to share a couple of cards that I have sent out to family and friends through the post.
I find it really difficult to make flat cards to avoid high postage costs!
I used a combination of memory box dies.

The sentiment is from My Creative Time.
Will be back with more cards tomorrow and to wish you a Merry Christmas!

BBTB2 - Holiday Inspiration

Hi Everyone, hope you had a great weekend.
We're just back from a fabulous time in Bruges seeing the Christmas markets.
I certainly feel in the holiday spirit now!
This week's post  for BBTB2 is for inspiration only and to wish Everyone a Merry Christmas.
We were asked to make a holiday tag.
I used Winter Woodland for the  cuts and the sentiment is from Warm Holiday Fun set by My Creative Time.
Happy Holidays from all of us at BBTB2 and thanks for joining in with our challenges.
I will be back soon with some Christmas houses.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday 21 December 2013

Christmas Heart Hanger

Hi, just popping in with a quick post.
I made this Christmas home décor a few weeks ago for my parents and just wanted to share.

I used Christmas Post from Craftwork Cards and my picture doesn't do it justice!
As usual ink and enamel added!!
Thanks for looking.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thursday 19 December 2013


Hi ,how are you doing?
I had a huge surprise this week and was completely over the moon as Tim Holtz made me a blog worthy link for my luminaries and video. Thank you so much Tim.

Today I have more tags to share.
This is one of my favourites.
Again I used the stitched tag from My Creative Time.
The wreath and bow are Tim Holtz sizzix mover/shaper die.
I also used some of my beloved gilding wax on these!
Thanks for looking.
See you tomorrow.

Monday 16 December 2013

Holiday Gift Tag

Happy Monday!
Holiday season is in full swing now and our lovely Laura has asked us to make a holiday gift tag.
I love this challenge as I always need gift tags.

This will be for hubby's present.

Winter Woodland for the tag at 3.75"
DP Bo Bunny Blitzen
Paint and enamel
Snow Folks at 2.5"
DP MME Tis the Season
Twinklets for the star

Check out all the fabulous inspiration from the DT and can't wait to see your
holiday tags.


Wednesday 11 December 2013're it!

I have been on a tag fest lately!
 I think that because they are quite quick to make and craft time has been in short supply lately it has been great to get ahead for Christmas.
My festive gift giving is centred around kraft paper in brown, red and green.
Here is one of my designs to match in with that...

I used My Creative Time stitched tags as my base.
A sizzix mistletoe die and viva décor pen for the pearls.
I love the font of the mistletoe from White Christmas at My Craft Spot.
Thanks for looking, will be back to show my second design.


Monday 9 December 2013

BBTB2 - Winter Canvas

Hello my crafty friends. Did you have a fun weekend?
I played in a parent/junior golf competition and then went out on my Christmas work's party on Saturday. Sunday was a relaxing crafty day..just perfect.
This week our wonderful Sharon has asked us to fire up our cricuts and make a Winter project.
I started with a 8 by 8" canvas and painted, inked,  added texture paste and glitter.
I used Snow Folks cut at 3.5"
DP - MME Tis the Season
Farmhouse Norland Paper Pack

I used gilding flakes and gilding wax which is hard to see the sheen in the photo.
Click here to see the tutorials for these.
I used various memory box dies for the trees and the pine needle border.
The star is from Dec 25th and cut at 2"
I was trying to show the dimension and sparkle from the twinklets stardust in this photo.
It really does sparkle and shine when the Christmas lights catch it.
I deliberately didn't ink the bottom of the canvas as I am not putting it on a wall but sitting it on a cream unit!
Do check out all the wintery inspiration from my fellow teamies and come join in the fun.
Thanks for stopping by.


Friday 6 December 2013

Tag ...You're it !

Hello my friends. Hope you have had a great week.
Just popping by to share a few tags I have been making.
The base die is from My Creative Time and I am entering this into Miss Katie's designer challenge.

All dies and sentiments from My Creative Time.

Thanks for looking.

Monday 2 December 2013

BBTB2 CD Box and Sleigh!

Good Morning, hope you had a good weekend.
Mine was spent with family and then close friends for dinner followed by a family game of golf, Christmas tree decorating and a film. It really was a fun and relaxing weekend. It makes a change to have a weekend without schedules and racing round! Christmas party season has started!
Our lovely leader, Susan, is our host this week over at BBTB2 and has asked us to make a holiday gift container.
I made 2 projects, my first is a table treat holder....

I cut the sleigh at 4" from Create a Critter 2. I flipped the image and cut it again for the other side and made a simple box to attach the sleighs too and added chocolate.
The poinsettia is a die.
These are super quick and easy and I will add a name to each sleigh and have them as place setting/treat holders for my guests at Christmas.
My other project is a  CD box....
This was hard to photograph to show it's a box and not a card!
I cut this from TBBM2 at fit to page.
The DP is MME.
Do you like my little penguin...I made him too!
I love needle felting.
The parcel is cut at 3" from Create a Critter 2.
I know this is a CD box but as we download music I thought I would put an I-tunes card in here instead.
My fabulous DT teamies have lots of awesome projects to inspire you so do check them out and come and join in the fun.