Wednesday, 9 December 2009


Good morning
Well just got my son off to school, he's in the middle of his mock GCSE's so a very stressful time for him (and me lol!) at the mo! The good news is that they will be finished at the end of the week so he gets an extra week off school for the holidays!
Anyway today I have a card to show you that I made using one of the wonderful vintange images from Peggy loves Vintage. For those of you that don't know Peggy she has the most beautiful vintage images collections which you can purchase in CD form or as downloads in 'cut out' collections of 6 images and I have to tell you the quality of the images is superb.
My card today is really simple as the image is so fabulous I didn't need to do much else!
The base card is red mirrisilk card and has been embossed with my CB 5x7 folder from the Oh My Crafts Christmas exclusive set (my new fav folder at the moment!)I scored a line down so I had a little border edge and added some gold ribbon from Costco and layered on some red rouched ribbon with sequins running through it from Hobbycraft. The adorable image which is from 'cut out' collection 'Angels 3' and printed on to photo pearl card and pop dotted and matted on to gold mirricard. I then added a gold christmas peel off to the image and called it done!
I so love this image, it reminded me of when my son Connor was little and was one of the 3 Kings in his school Nativity play aah memories of precious times they grow up so fast!
I have photographed the card and also a close up of the image so you can see the wonderful quality of these images. Pop over to Peggy's etsy site as she has the most wonderful collections to suit almost any occasion!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, 7 December 2009


Good morning
Where is the time going??!! 7th December already I usually have my tree up by now but it's still in the box! Must get busy with it this week!
To get me in the Christmas spirit Nilda over at the Cuttlebugspot set us a challenge this week to make Christmas bags or boxes for giving Christmas gifts. Well I made a box sort of, it's a tissue box cover so it's like a box and a little gift in one!
I got the template from a CD called Glamour Puss from Cameo Crafts. This Cd has some great templates to print and cut. I handcut the box and embossed with CB 5x7 folder from the OH My Crafts Christmas exclusives, I love being able to emboss larger areas with the larger folders. I then cut 4x 2 1/2" squares in shadow and base with my Cricut and Plantin School cartridge. I used the CB cut and emboss snowflake and dove both cut twice and pop dotted on to the squares then added to the box. I added some irridescent tinsel around the top and adhered irridescent sequins on the dove and snowflake and also on the embossed areas of the box where the berries are on the leaves. Just pop the box over a square box of tissues and voila a nice little Christmas gift!
I took the box round to my mum's yesterday as a little gift for her and she loved it!
Don't forget to pop over to the Cuttlebugspot and see the fabulous bags and boxes the DT have created this week and we would love to see yours! There's a prize for the winner too a £15 voucher for the Craftbarn!
Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, 5 December 2009


Good afternoon
Over at Lily-BooToo this month the challenge is paper piecing somewhere on your image.
I've never done any paper piecing and was surprised how easy this was and far more fun for me than colouring as I'm so not good at the colouring lol! I will definitely try this again!
My card is A4 folded in half to make an A5 landscape card and the backing paper is from Pink Petticoat snowflakes download. The image is from Lily-Boos Christmas rectangles collection and I chose this jolly Santa! I paper pieced his suit in red and white polka dot (well they could be his jammies!) and the sky with snowy paper. These papers are from this years Pink Petticoat Christmas dvd Fairy Lights. I added Polar White Flowersoft to his beard and trim and a white pom pom to his hat. The rest is coloured with Promarkers. I then mounted on to black and then red mirri silk(it is red but looks orange in the photo! believe me it matches the ribbon perfectly!!)
Ribbon is from Costco and some red gems from my stash to finish off.
Hope you can join us at Lily-Bootoo this month we'd love to see your paper piecing projects!
Thanks as always for looking and hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!


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