Saturday, 31 December 2011

Forgot to show you.................

my Christmas cake! I cheated 100% when making it by using the Delia kit from Waitrose and decorated it using ready rolled icing and marzipan and flower paste snowflakes and holly. ( I did make the decorations though so maybe only 90% cheating!)
This is the first time I have covered and decorated a cake and although it isn't perfect I am pleased with how it has come out. I can't actually tell you how it tastes as I hate fruit Mr Wonka assures me it is super tasty though! It will take him a while to get through it all............

I'd better scoot, we have got some good friends coming to stay for the weekend to see the New Year in and I have got 100 things to do before they arrive! I hope that you all have a lovely evening xxx

Friday, 30 December 2011

Easter Blossoms Papertake Weekly Sketch Challenge

Good morning bloggers, I am really enjoying having a go at a few challenges, today I am entering the Papertake Weekly challenge. This week it is a sketch challenge, I love using sketches for inspiration here is the card that I have made:- 
This is the sketch we were given:
I am really pleased with how well it has come out, I wasn't sure of the Easter Blossoms stamp set but I have now fallen in love with it and expect it will be popping up all over blog land very soon (it is in the new SU mini coming out on the 1st Jan).
Another one of my blog resolutions is to give you a list of "ingredients" for each card I often forget to do this and on the off chance that someone actually reads my waffle I thought I would start doing it.
Here is a list of ingredients that I have used:-
Stamp Sets - Easter Blossoms and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Chocolate Chip and Marina Mist
Paper - Subtles DSP pad
Punches - 1" circle
Embellishments - Adhesive pearls
I have got a quiet day at home today, may even stay in bed all day.....................sometimes a duvet day is in order! x

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Secret Crafter Challenge Just Believe Birthday card.

Good evening bloggers! I hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas and that Santa was kind to you all! I was very spoilt and am the proud owner of a new watch, bracelet, perfume, PJ's, books and a giant cupcake carrier that holds 36 cupcakes!!!!!! and that's just from Mr Wonka! I have had such a lovely time and am now looking forward to new year!
It has been a while since I entered a challenge but it is one of my new years resolutions (I know it's not new year yet but I'm starting early) to enter more and to update my blog more! So lets see how it goes....... This weeks Secret Crafter challenge is "anything goes" so here is my card:-

I have used the Just Believe stamp set teamed with some subtles designer paper and a few adhesive pearls. 
Please pop over and check out the other cards, I am going to check them out now!
See you soon...................I hope! x

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Happy Christmas & Happy Birthday Oliver!

I have scheduled this so that I can wish you a super quick MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friends son Oliver who is 2 today. Here is the card that I have made him.

I have used the new cupcake stamp set and punch that I have fallen in love with! I have a whole host of ideas for this stamp and punch set and can't wait to share them with you in the new year!

I hope that you all have a wonderful day, I'll be back soon for Christmas show and tell!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

No he's not up there Arthur!!!!!!

Happy Christmas eve!!!!Only one more sleep!!!! I am all ready for action, the fridge is full, house is tidy the presents are wrapped and I could sleep for a week! LOL. No crafting today I'm afraid I  just wanted to pop on and show you this picture I took yesterday. 

I had a friend popping round yesterday and put her and her sons gift on the fireplace for them, I think Arthur thought Santa had been and tried to see if he was still up there.............

Actually I have no idea what he was doing.....he is such an odd cat! 

For the first time in years I am all ready a day early! So am planning a nice relaxed day today with Mr Wonka  although I expect he will be wrapping my presents till midnight! That isn't because there is so many but because he hates doing it and leaves it to the last minute! Last year he even asked me to if I could wrap with my eyes shut so that I could wrap my own without spoiling the surprises! What's he like.............

Before I go I just wanted to thank you for my sprout wreath comments! Someone asked how I made it, well it was just a polystyrene wreath ring and each sprout was lovingly hammered into it using cocktail sticks. Then the bow was added on the bottom using wire. So give it a go, I'd love to see your own sprouty creations! LOL 

Right I'm off, Happy Christmas everyone, I hope that you all have a lovely day tomorrow, I'll be back soon. xxx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Happy Sproutmas!

Morning bloggers! I'm back again and only 3 more sleeps!!!!!!

I wanted to share something I made recently with you today. It is well known among family and friends that I HATE HATE HATE sprouts, as far as I'm concerned they are bogey balls of evilness (ok maybe a little harsh but you get the idea) but one of my good friends Anita LOVES them. I have had a campaign going for 18 months now to ban them and she is of course fighting for their survival! LOL so for Christmas I came up with what I thought was the perfect gift....................

Yup a sprout wreath! It seemed like a good idea when I started! I soon regretted it, my hands stunk of sprouts for days, I keep finding sprouts in the craft room and car! It is like the little green beasts are haunting me!!!!! I am pleased to say that she loved it, I can also guarantee that it is a limited edition of 1 as I won't be getting that close to sprouts again for a while!

I am having a slow day today, catching up on a few bits around the house and writing my list for Mr Wonka to do the big Christmas shop on Friday!

See you soon x

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A little something for my magazine friends!

You may or may not know that I do freelance work for some of the most well known craft publications in the UK. I may not always use my favorite products, or use techniques that I am fond of but I am so grateful to be able to do a job I enjoy and I still get a buzz from seeing my work in print! Every Christmas I like to send my magazine buddies a little something and this is what I made my magazine buddies this year:

I have made a little desk calender, a keyring (designed by my Euro Disney buddy Jo) and a coordinating mini card. I have had some lovely emails, so I think they are pleased with them.

I am going to pop off now as I have a very important date with a very excited nephew! 

See you soon xxx

Monday, 19 December 2011

Missing In Action......and final Poinsettia card!

Hi everyone! 

So sorry that I have been missing in action, I have been unwell (ongoing and all a little bit boring!)and every day life has taken priority and blogging and crafting have been put on the back burner! 
Here is the final pines and poinsettia card that I made for our craft day, I expect you have forgotten the other two by now!

I have finished all the Christmas preparation apart from the BIG Christmas shop that's Mr Wonkas domain so I can relax a little bit and try and get in the Christmas spirit! 

See you soon xxx