Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Only 3 more sleeps to the Jolly Fat Man arrives, so I guess it really is almost Christmas and it looks like its going to be a white one. There does not seem to be any let up in the weather, but no matter, I am organised and ready for the big bring it on.

Here is a pic of a card I made for some friends and some gifts I made for other friends, its good to have so many friends:).

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Rudolph Gift Bags

These are some of the Rudolph gift bags I have made to give to the girls on Tuesday night, how cute are these...I love them...I had great fun making these. May need to do some for the house, just in case any kids come visiting and even if they dont they will look cute next to my snowman soup etc....

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Clean and Simple Christmas Card

I made this card using one of the beautiful stampin up sets I bought as part of the Stampers 10 group. I thought I would start with a clean and simple card and see how I can build on it, using the same watch this space :)

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Girls Brigade Fundraising Concert

I have had fun the last few weeks making things for the Girls Brigade fundraising concert, we always have a craft table in the halls, so the people at the concert can browse while having their coffee and mince pies. So this year we had some old favourites and some new things. I am pleased to say that I only had to bring a couple of snowman soups home again.

A first for me this year was Burden Bears, these are little bears with their own little quilt and their own little card, which contains a verse telling you why they have come to live with you.

Burden Bear Verse

I'm not a very fancy bear,
I'm plain and rather small.
Even so, someone who loves you
Said I should come to call.

I brought my favourite blanket,
That I snuggle when I'm sad...
It's a present from my Granny,
Made for days when things seem bad.

My Granny always told me,
"Life's like a patchwork quilt...
Just give Jesus all the pieces,
And he'll make a pretty quilt."

Sometimes I don't see the pattern,
Sometimes he seems far away,
Then I clutch my favourite blanket
And I pray...and pray...and pray.

Though I don't have all the answers,
For I'm just a "Burden Bear"
I've been sent here on a mission
From someone who really cares.
So when you see me, please remember...
You are in their thoughts and prayers.

Burden bear

Notepad holders (Thanks Paula)

Pillow Boxes (Well some of them anyway)


I also did more candles, snowman soup, snowman poop and Rudolph candy canes. I did enjoy it, but I am now looking forward to a little break from it all.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Breast Cancer awareness Jewellery

These are some of the Breast Cancer Awareness jewellery items I have been making for our Girls Brigades fundraising night.

Ladies Bracelets

Kids Sets

Friday, 27 November 2009

Christmas Candles

I have to say I like doing candles, I just dont like doing them at the last minute and that is what I ended up doing today, 20 candles that should have been done by someone else, but for various reasons it didnt was a chore, but worth it when I saw them finished.

First Foot Kits

I suggested the craft group make some First Foot Kits to sell at the craft fayre, the lady who took on this task, phoned me lastnight and said she could not manage, so surprise, surprise, I ended up with them. However, I really enjoyed making them, probably because its been a while since I last made them.

For those of you unfamiliar with the custom of "First Footing", this is the term used in Scotland for the first person who steps into your house, after midnight at New Year, hence the term "First Foot". However, it is not that simple, the first person to step in, should be dark headed and must not come empty handed, thus ensuring your house never goes without in the year ahead.
So to make sure you are welcome at any door as a first foot, this kit contains

Shortbread - may you always have food to eat
Money (5p) - may your purse always hold a coin or two
Coal - may you always have warmth in your home
Whiskey - to toast your health
attached to the ribbon is also a Scottish prayer

O thou who kindly dost provide
For ev'ry creature's want!
We bless the God of Nature wide,
For all Thy goodness lent.

And if it please Thee, heavenly Guide,

May never worse be sent;
But, whether granted or denied,
Lord, bless us with content.

Snowman Soup and Snowman Poop

I seem to be on a never ending round of craft fayres at the moment, at Church, school and Girls Brigade. Today I had fun with snowman soup and snowman poop, someone told me they thought snowman poop was awful and would be a terrible thing to give to a child, all I can say is they dont know kids (old and young) very well...what kid would not love to boast of eating snowman poop LOL...I know mine would.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Wizard of Oz Cyber Crop

Well I managed Friday night and all of Saturday, but thanks to the cold, I did not take part on Sunday at all....which was pretty rotten as I really wanted to do it all. Oh well roll on the next one:)

Here are some of the LO's I did, I also did the Christmas countdown project goodness that took me a while...did not like it at first but it is growing on me:)

Time to Go Home
We're off to see the Wizard
Twister and Shout
Scarecrow Challenge, hand stitching
Ruby Slippers, design a title
Lions Challenge, bravery, strength, courage
Dorothy challenge, people who are there for you on lifes journey

Friday, 13 November 2009

Precrop Challenge

Today is the start of the cyber crop over on UK scrappers. This is a LO I did for the pre crop challenge, I must say it looked better in my head than it does on paper:lol: anyway its done now. The LO was to be about someone or something that means home to you, so my LO is of my family, because "Home" will always be where they are...awwwh I know sick making isnt it :lol:

Friday, 6 November 2009

Christmas Fayre

I was asked by the organiser of our Church Fayre to give them some ideas of some cheap and cheerful things they could make. The bits and pieces I came up with are just to bulk out any table that may not look too full. I also passed these ideas along to my friend for her school enterprise.

Snowman Soup
Rudolph Candy Canes

Test Tube Sweets

Christmas Paper Bags

Ribbon Angel

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Blog Candy at The Purple Zone

Hi everyone, there is some fabulous blog candy up for grabs over at The Purple Zone, also a wonderful sneak peak of the stamps they will be using on Create and Craft this Wednesday.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Its that time of year again

Had some free time today so thought I would make a start on my Christmas cards. I was loving these cards...the stamping, colouring, embossing....and then...I added the ribbon and now, I dont know that I like them that much...maybe they will grow on me. However I do still love my little Penny Black Mouse and the stickles make him shimmer ever so slightly.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Disney Layouts

Finally got round to some Disney LO's, oh what fond memories. Hope we can go back next year.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Thank you cards

All summer my kids have taken part in a Pool tournament, so these are a couple of thank you cards I made for the two guys running it.

Norty Crew challenge LO

This is a LO I did for an up and coming challege on Uks, you will get full details on the Team challenge forum on Monday 19th October.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

New Craft Room

OMG how excited am I, my DH has finally finished my craftroom. It has taken me 4 days to put all my stuff back, so now I am really looking forward to using it. There are so many things I have been wanting to do, so hopefully now I have my room I will manage to get some of them done:)