Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas Cupcakes

I can't believe that I forgot to show you the Christmas cupcakes that I made for the Scrapclub Christmas party! They are vanilla sponge with vanilla frosting, complete with snowflakes and glitter! Suzie Q thought they were ace! (she's gonna kill me when she sees this! lol) See you soon! xxx

Monday, 21 December 2009

Little Donkey.........

I thought that you would like to see my nephew Kyle in his play. This year he was a donkey. You may or may not be able to tell that he was unhappy with the casting this year! He really wanted to be a Sheppard so he went on strike as a donkey. He didn't manage to sing any of "Away in a manger", in fact he was quite relieved when the whole thing was over! bless him! I have got him for the day tomorrow and we are making Christmas biscuits and snowman decorations, I will pop back later in the week to show you what we came up with. See you soon x

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge CHRISTMAS

Oh my gosh only five more sleeps! I am so excited! I am a complete Christmas junkie and I LOVE the run up just as much as the day itself! Hubby & I have made, candied orange peel, mince pies, sausage rolls, candied chestnuts, chocolate truffles, Stilton and Water cress soup (frozen and ready for the big day) and some Cranberry & onion chutney! Only the Christmas log to go! Right that's enough tantalising of your taste buds, onto this weeks challenge. The challenge is Christmas, rather apt I think! Here is my creation: I have taken inspiration for this card from Julie she loves the "All in the Family" set and makes such beautiful cards using it! The paper is from the "I wish" Simply Scrappin' kit (now retired) and the name is done using the Schoolbook serif alphabet. I can vouch that Molly was very happy with this, it has pride of place on her card hanger! See you soon

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge

Morning everyone, I hope that this wet and windy weather isn't ruining your weekend too much......... This weeks challenge over at Stamp With Us is a sketch challenge, we are also announcing the new members of our DT so pop over if you entered to see if you made it! Here is my card: I have used the Christmas tree from the "Fun & Fastnotes" stamp set and teamed it with "Merry Moments" paper. You may have noticed that I have fallen in love with the new mat pack, I am pricking everything!!!! LOL I have had a great weekend so far, we brought a new car yesterday and then spent the rest of the day & evening putting up our Christmas decorations, a stocking each for Olive and Arthur and far too much glitter and sparkle! I never learnt that whole less is more thing when it comes to Christmas!!!! I hope you are having a fun weekend whatever you are up to and I will see you soon. XXX

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge Card

I'm really trying hard to get some challenges under my belt so that I can finish off my Christmas cards so this is my card for the latest Friday Sketchers challenge. I have used my MME papers again and one of the card die cuts that come in the same set. I know it is super simple but that's me! In more ways than one LOL See you soon xxx

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Penny Black Challenge Card

I do love the Penny Black challenge and this week it is a sketch challenge. Here is my entry: I have forgotten how much I love my Penny Blacks and have gotten a little bit rusty with my colouring but I am getting the hang of it again slowly but surely. I have used the Christmas My Minds Eye paper range and coordinating bazill cardstock. The corner frills are dome with a QK revolution die. The greeting is by Craftwork Cards and I have finished it off with some little black gems, although I don't think you can see them! I am up to date with all my classes and commissions!! YEAH it feels so nice! So am now getting stuck into the new round of Stamp With Us online classes which are starting at the end of Jan! Goodness knows what I would do if I had a job? I don't have a second to spare at the moment! I am on the lookout for a little job, just a few hours a week so let me know if anyone knows of anything as jobs seem to be as rare as rockinghorse poo at the moment! See you soon xxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Papercraft Inspirations

Morning everyone, Pinch, Punch first day of the month.......................No returns! I hope you have all remembered to open number "1" on your advent calender! Hubby got me a Lindt one this year, so thats chocolate for breakfast for the rest of December, RESULT! Here are the pics of my cards in the latest Issue of Papercraft Inspirations. These are in the quick and easy section and I am really pleased with the results: This is the cover incase you wanted to get your mits on a copy! This card is a Get Well Soon card using Doodlebug papers and a Doodlebug card stock sticker, with a sling attached. This card was to be a simple female birthday card with a butterfly theme, I have used DIY embellishments with DCWV glitter papers. This "Thank You" card is made using Bashfull Blue SU designer papers and some pink vinyl thickers, the little flowers have been created using a punch and diamante gems. My final card was made using the latest My Minds Eye Christmas papers and embellishments. I love these papers and had forgotten I had them lol, I will have to get them out and play with them again! That's all from me today, I have a busy day ahead of me making a 100 Christmas Cards with Natalie! We normally start off okay but hysteria sets in after a while and then we whack magic FM up and sing our way through the repetition! See you soon xxx