31 Dec 2011

My Fav 5 of 2011

Good morning

Hope you are all well and had a lovely Christmas. Did you have any crafty gifts under your tree?  I got 2 gorgeous paper packs, flowers and ribbons from Marianne and Lynsey and Chris got me some vouchers for my local craft shop so looking forward to spending them in the new year.  

We had a wonderful time but sadly it was all over too quickly and I have been back to work since Wednesday.  However, I am now off until Thurs 5th so am looking forward to spending some family time with Chris and the children before they go back to work and school.  I also have some DT cards to make for a new range Crafter's Companion are launching on 6th January ... if you check back in the next day or so I will have some sneak peeks to share :-)

Anyway today I am once again joining the lovely Debby but this time with my 5 favourite cards from 2011.  So in no particular here they are ...

First up is the adorable Teddy Bea ... I ♥ this image and pretty pink colours.

Next is the Mother's Day card I sent my mum ... how adorable is this LOTV image.

Another Mother's Day card ... this time for my lovely Nan.  I love the colour combo and sweet little SWALK girl.

I ♥ Tatty Teddy so when my daughter asked if I would make a card using this image for her birthday I was happy to oblige.

And finally this one ... Such a cute image and gorgeous papers (both available from Pink Gem Designs).

I am now off to have my hair cut and then we are planning to head off to the coast for a walk on the beach followed by a nice pub lunch or maybe some fish & chips!  We are staying at home tonight so hoperfully I will stay awake to see in the new year ... most years I fall asleep on the sofa lol!

Hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve whether you are out partying or, like me, staying at home to see in 2012!

24 Dec 2011

My 5 Favourite Christmas Cards from 2011!

Woohoo it's Christmas Eve so that means it's only one more sleep until the big fat fella comes down your chimney and brings you presents and drinks your beer!

Tonight I am joining in the fun with the lovely Debby and sharing my 5 favourite Christmas cards from 2011!  I intended to post this earlier but we have been out all day delivering presents and I also went to my dad's and grandparents graves to lay Christmas wreaths. 

To be honest I haven't made that many Christmas cards this year so it didn't take long to have a look through to find my favourites. 

So in no particular order here are my 5! 

I love the traditional xmas colours and this adorable image from Pink Gem Designs.

Another adorable image from Pink Gem Designs and I love the pretty lilac colours.

Such a sweet LOTV image and I ♥ the papers.  This is the card I made for my daughter and i'm pleased to say she loves it!

This sweet LOTV image is one of my favs and I love the pretty pink colours.

I love this cute LOTV bear and gorgeous Magnolia papers.

That's all from me ... I'm now on my second glass of wine so think I better sort out the presents otherwise I might fall asleep on the sofa and Santa might see me lol!

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and hope Santa leaves something crafty under your tree ;-)

20 Dec 2011

Love You ♥

Good morning

It's still a bit chilly here today but at least it's dry and sunny!  No work for me until Friday now so going to be busy this week buying the last few presents, wrapping, food shopping and watching Christmas films with  Chloe and Jamie. 

Today I am sharing my last Christmas card for the year which is for Chris ... I bought a cute Fizzy Moon stamp especially for Chris' card but at the last minute changed my mind and decided to use 'Love You' from the SWALK Winter Cheer collection which is available at Crafter's Companion.

* Card Recipe *

Papers ~ Echo Park 'Winter Park' and ? red piece as it's from my scrap box
Sentiment ~ LOTV
Snowflakes ~ Woodware punch
Brads & Ric Rac ribbon ~ Stash

* Challenges *

Totally Gorjuss ~ For Someone Special
Hooked on Crafts ~ Christmas
Dream Valley ~ Christmas
Paper Cutz ~ Hearts Come Home for Christmas
Divas by Design ~ Merry Christmas
Papertake Weekly ~ Last Christmas Card of the Year

I doubt I will have time to make any cards before Christmas but will be joining the lovely Debby on Christmas Eve with 'My Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2011' 

Now going to make myself a cuppa and then do some more wrapping!

10 Dec 2011

Winter Fun!

Hi Everyone

Brrr it's a bit chilly this morning!!!

It's time for a new Pink Gem Challenge and our host is Rebekah with a super sketch.  Just to let you know the lovely Janet is giving the design team a break over the Christmas period so this will be the last challenge of 2011 and will run for a month.

I have made this card for my son ... hope he likes it!
* Card Recipe *

Papers ~ Echo Park 'Winter Park'
Sentiment ~ Crafty Sentiments
Snowflakes ~ Woodware punch
Pearls ~ Stash

* Challenges *

Winter Wonderland ~ Let It Snow
SFTW ~ Christmas
Crafty Catz ~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss ~ Let It Snow
Card Makin Mamas ~ Christmas

Now going to do a little bit of housework and then i'm meeting up with Lynsey and Marianne for lunch :-)

Hope you have a great weekend!

7 Dec 2011

Believe in the Magic!

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all well.  It's so windy here today ... we have had a couple of powercuts but luckily it came back on after a few minutes.  I have been busy the last few days so no time for crafting.  I went Christmas shopping with Chris on Monday and we managed to get most of the presents but still got a few to get!  I have had a crafty day today and managed to make Chloe and Jamie's cards so just need to make one for Chris and then the cards will be finished.  Still got loads to do though ... cards to write, presents to wrap, decorations to put up, food to buy!  I feel worn out just thinking about it lol!
* Card Recipe *

Image ~ LOTV Twinkling Star
Papers ~ Sharon's Past Times CD
Sentiment ~ Crafty Sentiments
Metal Corner ~ Ebay
Pearls ~ Stash

* Challenges *

Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch
Papertake ~ Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's ~ Anything Christmas with Pearls
Crafty Hazelnut's ~ Mainly Monochromatic Christmas
Joanna Sheen ~ Christmas Wishes
ABC Christmas ~ Anything Christmas
Crafty Calendar ~ Cold & Frosty

That's all from me!  Lasagne is cooked and it smells delish ... hope it tastes as good as it smells!

2 Dec 2011

Crafter's Companion December Challenge

Good Evening

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. 

Sorry I am a day late posting my DT card for the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge but I was at work yesterday and in the evening we were invited to a surprise birthday celebration for Megan's 18th!  We had a great night and it was lovely to catch up friends & family :-)

The challenge for December is New Beginnings ... New Baby, Weddings, New Home etc.  Once again the lovely Sara has kindly donated a £30 voucher to spend on the Crafter's Companion website.

* Card Recipe *

Image ~ Humphrey die cut decoupage
Papers ~ Craft Creation
Sentiment ~ Crafty Sentiments
Ribbon/Bow ~ Papermania Capsule Collection
Pearls ~ Stash

That's all from me ... bed is calling!