Thursday, 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas everyone !

Dear all,

Much as I have tried to maintain my blog these last couple of weeks, it just hasn't happened and so I have decided to take a break over the festive season and return in the New Year. Time has been a rare commodity and the list of things I've been making reads a bit like the list in the Twelve days of Christmas lol !

I do love December , with all the preparations, excitement and birthday mania in our house but I don't seem to have enough hours in the day. Don't tell anyone but I have 5, yes FIVE new stamp sets that I haven't even mounted yet !! Hopefully this will be remedied soon, can't wait to show you some exciting new goodies !

I do have something to show you today. Last week was my crafty friend Angie's birthday and this is the card I made for her..........

and I gave her a SU pressie too !

Glad you liked it Angie !

Just leaves me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I will be back in the New Year with some exciting new 'toys'.

Relax and enjoy ! xxx

Thursday, 15 December 2011

I haven't left the country !

Hello all,

No I haven't disappeared from the face of the universe , just had so much going on.

Sadly we had the funeral for Hubby's Nan who would have celebrated her 100th birthday today !

On a happier note it was Isabel's birthday at the weekend and we had a lovely time. We did a cupcake decorating course and these are my efforts.............
Note all colour co ordinated lol !

Despite the rest of the group being adults, Isabel did really well and this is what she created..............

We were instructed on 4 of the designs but then we were allowed to create 2 'freestyle' ones........

Aren't Isabel's designs amazing ? Put mine to shame !

Of course her card had a cupcake theme too !!

Colours are Pink Pirouette and Pool Party. Patterned paper isn't from SU but everything else is.

Love the ruffled ribbon.

Promise it won't be so long til next time x

Friday, 2 December 2011

Special Gifts

Evening all,

Well December is here and the countdown has well and truly begun !

I think I have mentioned before that December is a very special (and busy !) month for us as both the girls have their birthdays. So amidst all the Christmas chaos I have birthday parties to organise and cakes to buy ! And then there is all the extra presents and special cards to make. Still I wouldn't have it any other way and the arrival of our 'special Christmas presents' has certainly made the festive season even more magical.

I have made a scrapbook page about our special gifts..............

Baubles are from Contempo Christmas and the letters for 'gifts' are from the chipboard alphabets.Vanilla taffeta ribbon wraps up the present.

Love this sentiment and have added a Tiny Tag for each of them.

We go from Isabel's birthday cards to Christmas cards, which come down on Boxing Day, ready for Sophie's birthday the following day. Hectic and VERY expensive but definitely a wonderful time of year !