Christmas Crafts

I had so much fun making these crafts with my Godson. Plus I think the candle makes a lovely keepsake for his parents.

So easy to make and so inexpensive too. For the candle artwork, we bought a candle for £1, some tissue paper and wax paper.  Let the children draw on the tissue paper, wrap it around the candle with wax paper over the top, then heat it up with either hairdryer or heat tool. I will be honest and say I did do a tester one and found better effects with pens rather than crayons.

The Tree was simply a square piece of paper, folded in half ( to resemble a triangle ) then simply cut towards the fold. Open up and bend over and add decorations.

We also did the Candy Cane Hearts, so had a lovely time together crafting 🙂

Hope you enjoy. And incase I don’t get a chance ” Merry Christmas ” to everyone and have a brilliant festive season 🙂

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Candy Cane Hearts

Well we gave it a go today and this was our finished result. Am so pleased that these Candy Cane Hearts were a success.

So easy to do to ! Simply heat oven, we had ours at Gas Mark 6 /7, placed the candy canes into a heart shape and popped in oven middle shelf for approx 90 seconds. Quickly moulded the canes and left to cool. Once cooled completely, melted white chocolate and poured into heart shape then added christmas sprinkles. I cheated slightly as popped them into freezer for 10 minutes to harden.

Such a fun activity to do with kids – give it a go !

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Busy Month …

Well since my last post I have been non stop ! Anyone else feel like December is just one crazy manic month ?

I decided to try some digi stamps, part of me felt it was cheating but on other hand I felt it was a massive help. I love all things Elf’s at Christmas and nowhere where I live sell’s Elf tags so I decided to make my own. I will be honest and admit I felt pretty good with myself as I don’t have any fancy photo editing suite, yet i made tags combining 2 images into one !

Monday saw my annual concert to see The Overtones, yet again another fab concert albeit one member was missing, but given fact he has personal health reasons which are 100% priority I totally understand and look forward to seeing the 5 boys next year.

I also had a couple of days out with my Goddaughter and Godson which I always enjoy and cherish. That afternoon both my godson and I did some baking and made cookies.

In between all this I had a couple of Toddler parties to take my godson too which were great and rounded one party off by visiting local garden center to see Reindeers !

I have somehow managed to fit in my last bit of Christmas Shopping …. Phew ! Now for the task of wrapping them off for Santa to deliver.

But it’s not all over yet ….. another week another mad one, by time Christmas Eve comes i will probably be flaked out from exhaustion

Here is a snippet of what I have been doing

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Apologies ….

Hi Everyone

I am sorry for lack of posts recently it’s just that I have been so busy past couple of weeks.

2 weeks ago my Goddaughter and her husband surprised me with a lovely day out which resulted in going to their 3D /4D baby scan of their 2nd baby, lunch and then went to London to watch Tennis. Had a brilliant day out and seeing their Little One on a scan was unreal and even more excited to meet the Little One.

It’s so amazing what they can see now with a scan and makes you wonder what they can in the future.

Last weekend I went out with a friend Christmas shopping. Was a lovely day out but came back bit empty handed, which was expected as I already have most presents. Just struggling to get parents theirs, I mean what do you get parents who simply just say ” a card will do ” ? and have all what they want ??

Next Monday me and my mum are off on our annual concert to see our fab boys The Overtones. No doubt I will be aching the next day as they do put on a brilliant show and you are up on your feet soon as they appear on stage until you go home.

So today i have nothing to do so quite looking forward to a day of relaxing and crafting … Yay ! and trying out my new fab dies…. To be honest I got a bit fed up with a company who sells these so i made mental note not to buy from them again. Anyway enough of that.

To my friend across the pond I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Also hope everyone is remaining calm with Christmas season upon us and not running about like a headless chicken.

Before I forget.. Thankyou to Jessica for your kind words I do appreciate them 🙂

Have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing 🙂

Let It Snow

After making the Baby Boy card, I thought let’s play around with new my dies.

I started off well then hit a mental block so decided to stop. Maybe that was a right decision or merely the fact I was in agony with my  elbow (tennis & golf elbow double whammy ).

I just love these my new dies from Tattered Lace, and of course added bonus when over half price in sale.

First off was the cute gingerbread men just something about them that remind’s me it’s christmas. ( Please excuse the bit of card on Oh What Fun sentiment it is definately not stuck on )

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Next up was the Elf, now I will admit this had me stumped as I had to cut and layer it and I will blow my own trumpet here and say for my first attempt it’s ok, not 100% perfect and maybe looks a bit patchy but for me its a miracle I did it ! Now just to add the eyes. Opps forgot to mention I used Distress Ink to colour the white card.

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Lastly was the embossed Let It Snow ( yes I am singing the tune in my head but only The Overtones version ), I had help here as folder would not fit my machine, but how stunning does this look ? With the cute snow people or is it snow couple I have no idea ?? The embossing would look simple and effective without the added couple.

Hope you like

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Supplies :- All dies – Tattered Lace, Banner Die – Clearly Besotted

Card Making Day

As its World Cardmaking Day I decided to attempt to make a card seeing as my lovely goodies arrived this week.

I was doing so well right up to the end when it came to stamp my sentiment which took me so many attempts to get the stamp straight etc, I was beginning to give up and admit defeat.

I know its not perfect and I will be first to admit it but it was either that or tossing whole thing in bin after spending so long on it, but I will get there I know I will ….well that is what i keep telling myself ! No wonder I prefer making tags as they seem to go swimmingly well for me

Anyway here is my contribution to today….as always thoughts appreciated whether good or bad

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Supplies :- Lawn Fawn Sweet Christmas Stamps & Dies, Prismacolor Pencils

Morning Makes

Well as I had today off I decided to be bit more creative.

I have seen so many gorgeous cards being made by fab creative people that do inspire me but the image in my head does not always appear as end result – How many others have this problem ? So frustrating even when i follow guides but I must not let this get me down as still a newbie.

Did a couple of cards, just love the CBS Lets Prance and Elves stamp set. My colouring is getting there and I must admit I do enjoy using Prismacolor pencils. Only thing I wish I could of changed was background on the Elves card, but I know next time to do this.

The tags I had problems with as i just could not get my Inking to be solid, even though I tried the Versamark trick. So anyone who has tips please let me know.

Anyway here are my morning makes …. any feedback much appreciated as always

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Supplies :- CBS Lets Prance, Elves Stamp Set & Baby Shower Stamp + Die Sets, Memento Ink Pads, Prismacolor pencils