Sunday, 16 December 2012
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Thursday, 13 December 2012
My new hobby of knitting has been keeping me well occupied! Here are a few of the mini stockings I've made for our tree:
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
We're almost finished with the 12 days of Christmas. I was so sad that I made another video for you! Here is today's project:
A jar of tags to give as a little gift!!
Monday, 10 December 2012
link with you. This would make a lovely a gift for adults and children. You could fill it with rice to make a heated owl or lavender for a yummy scent.
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Hello and here is my second video this week!!!
I couldn't resist making this sweet pouch. You can use it for anything really, but they are so quick to put together as the tag is ready-made!
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Hello and Happy Saturday! It's already the 8th of December and preparations are in full force around here.
Today's video is a quick make using a Bigz Two Tags die to make a gift card holder.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Good morning! Such a gorgeous sunny day outside and it's lovely to be in the warm getting festive. Today's gift features 1" wide cello bags. I love these as you can get creative with what to fill them with: chocolate balls, tictacs, pencils, small sweets etc.
This little reindeer topper is nice and simple to put together with some punches.
Here is the finished piece! Nice and easy to sit and make on cold winter evenings!!
What would you put in yours?!
Check back tomorrow and Sunday for two new videos!!!
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Today's project was CASE'd/inspired by a project I saw on Monica Gale's blog.
It's an organiser to help you get ready in December. It's not too late to have a central place with all those lists kept safe!
Here's a view of the inside. Had a few technical difficulties, so apologies that the photo is the wrong way around.
The folder is made from one piece of 12x12" cardstock. Score at 4" and then turn the sheet 90 degrees and score at 3" intervals. Fold up the 4" section to make pockets and then decorate!
The whole thing was made with the Snowflake Season simply scrappin' kit. Such a fabulous kit - it contains everything you need to make a double page scrapbook page, including glittery snowflakes, ribbon, mini pegs and die cuts. At just £8.95 it's a bargain!
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Having made some cards and gifts, we mustn't forget to decorate! Here is a beautiful snowflake ornament that was made for me by my good friend, Jackie.
It looks a bit like the one on the front of the Autumn/Winter catalogue, but I like it even more becaue it has SNOWFLAKES on it.
It's been stamped in Night of Navy ink using the Ornament Keepsake stamps (pg3) and cut out on the Big Shot using the co-ordinating Holiday Ornaments framelits.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas series I've put together. Today is a quick and easy gift to make for girlfriends/female members of your family.
Here is the finished gift! A great stocking stuffer or heartfelt gift for a dear friend.
Monday, 3 December 2012
Welcome to my 12 Days of Christmas series - Day 3! Easy and quick festive projects to give your home that handmade cosy feeling, plus gifts for neighbours, friends and family.
For today's project you'll need clean jam jars (no lids required) and some newsprint DSP.
The next had a number of stars cut out using the same framelit set and has a strip of Cherry Cobbler spotty ribbon around the top of the jar.
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Today's idea would make a lovley addition to a Christmas tree or to be added to anywhere that needs a festive touch!
It's a dove decoration, inspired by my Dad. When we were young we always had decorative birds hanging around the living room at Christmas. I'm not sure of their festive significance but whenever I see paper birds I think of my lovely Dad.
This birds was super quick to make: Simply cut out two birds and two wings with the Bird Big Shot die.
Each piece was then embossed. The bird body was embossed with Lace Brocade die (from the Autumn/Winter catalogue) and the wings were embossed with the dotty embossing folder.
To stick the pieces together I used the self-adhesive sticky sheets to put the body pieces together. This meant that they stuck all over and also the bakers twine and wings could fit in too.
A little glitter for the wings...
...and a rhinestone for the eye! What a sweet flock they will make.
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Welcome to my 12 Days of Christmas series! Easy and quick festive projects to give your home that handmade cosy feeling, plus gifts for neighbours, friends and family.
Today's project might give you a kickstart to make some Christmas cards if you haven't already.
This is the finished card: