Elf Tags

I just love all things Elf / Elves at christmas, it sums up the magical season for me.

Again these are all from slow boat ( even the stamp ) and cut very well.  I did find these tricky to do as so delicate to hold let alone colour in. For the colouring I used Nuvo Alcohol Markers

These will be going on kids christmas sacks just hope they like them !

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Just need to add hole and twine and job done 🙂

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Christmas Cards

So sorry for delay in posting, I have been very busy with upcoming Christening.

I was asked to make 60 favour boxes which took me a weekend to complete. I then also decided to make a start on Christmas Cards using dies from slow boat from China. Have to say I am very impressed with how these came out.

Here are my makes from couple weekends. Hope you like them

Next weekend I will be very busy making 3 Cupcake Bouquets, Macarons and 2 Tiered Cupcakes for my soon to be god daughter 🙂

Christening Favour Boxes

Christmas Cards

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A Little Update

Sorry for lack of blog posts recently, I have been so busy with work, family and also prepping for an upcoming Christening.

As I mentioned previously my happy mail has almost arrived and now slowly drifting off as not waiting for many to arrive. Have to say I am so impressed with what I have so far and no doubt be ordering more in future.

As I had a rare weekend off, I finally got to test some of the dies and no doubt many of you will be familiar with the make of these. I did a trial run of Christmas Cards and also made a trial attempt at the ” favour” boxes as may need to make 60 of these for upcoming Christening.

Anyway here they are. Hope you like 🙂

Happy New Year

 

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year. Mine was quiet as got the dreaded bug that has been going around and was pretty much laid up for 3 days, but cannot grumble as many others are battling more serious things than a cold – Bless them.

Now the festive season is over I can now get back to my love of crafting and baking. I must have been on the good list as got so many lovely crafting stuff and cannot wait to try them out on my new big Grand Calibur, so much so that I may have a slight wait as just treated myself to some new embossing folders and die cuts.

Problem is they are coming all way over from China  ( alot cheaper than UK ) but will be so worth the wait and already looking forward to a weekend of doing nothing except using my wonderful stuff. But happier news Hobbycraft has a sale and just got some Magnetic Die Storage Box with Inserts

I have not made any New Years Resolutions just merely to try and improve with my crafting and hopefully make some wonderful things.

Also looking forward to a new arrival in family this month as my God Daughter is expecting her 2nd baby.

Sorry this is not much of a post but wishing you all A Happy New Year

 

 

 

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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Christmas Kids Crafts

Now I am all prepped for Christmas I can now enjoy the last few days crafting with my godson.

We are going to decorate a paper christmas tree, such an easy craft activity as we know most kids lose interest if its a long winded activity. All you need is paper, glue, scissors and few bits n bobs to decorate it.

We are also going to get adventurous and attempt to create a Kids Artwork Candle. This looks a lovely keepsake to create. I could not find any white candles so I have to attempt this with ivory candle, tissue paper and wax paper. The technique looks so simple so wish us luck !

Below are pictures of what we will be making and not our creations

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