Sunday, November 28, 2010

Picture Pencil

A cheap and cheerful idea for a Christmas stocking filler, I would show you the link but I can't find it. All you do is print 3 x 5 by 6 photo's onto normal printer paper then divide into 4, measure across as I can't remember the sixes then cut out. Then I rolled the photos onto 12 pencils and voila. I am going to mix them up and put them in a bag with a label with a picture on and call it a jigsaw pencil puzzle!!, might keep my niece's entertained while mum and dad can get on with making dinner.
Tutorial is here

Friday, November 26, 2010

Matchbox Advent Calender

This is my match box advent calender, the tutorial for making it is here
The papers are from Dovecraft Jolly happy Christmas, I didn't have any chipboard shapes so I have added brads to the sides and the top is snowflake cut out with Martha Stewart punch. I just need to find some treats that are small enough to fit inside

I would like to enter the following challenges

Christmas Card

I love the background stamp I have used here, coloured in with Pro markers and loads and loads of glitter. The cute girl is pure innocent my Heather Ellis and the background papers I picked up at the NEC
Background stamp Alota stamps
Ribbon another purchase from the NEC

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Baby card

My other half niece had a baby boy last week by emergency section, 9lb 8oz, this is the card I have made her. The image is from the lovely Sarah from MSE.

Christmas Goodies

A few treat bags I have made for my niece's and friends children, most of the ideas I have borrowed from the fabulous Helen.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas card

I saw this image by Whiff Of Joy and it gave me an idea for a card. I thought it would be a good use of getting rid of some of the millions of candy canes I have purchased lol. I quite like this card, going to have a play with some more designs I think
The image has been coloured with pro markers and I have added stickles to the hat, and necklace. 
The backing papers are Joanna Sheen
Ribbon from my stash

Christmas card

I saw these papers in a card magazine and happened to stumble across Joanna Sheen stall at the NEC. I debated whether to get the papers and stamps as they were a bit expensive but I am glad I did as I love them. I have coloured the image with pro markers and matted onto to sparkly red card and silver card. I have added the brads as there was a mark when I stamped it. I think I will be using these stamps a lot. Ribbon from my stash

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I have been having a play with my new brayer and inks I got from the NEC. It's not perfect as I couldn't get the blue to blend into the card, although I am quite pleased with it, so I guess not being perfect doesn't mater if the thought was there!!. Going to practice more with my inks and brayer as I love the effects and I love these Lavinia stamps

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mum's Birthday gifts

These are the presents I made for my mum's birthday a couple of weeks ago, forgive me for my lack of text but this has taken hours to upload and I nearly lost the will to live
Image Heather Ellis
Brads from eyelet outlet

Friday, November 5, 2010

NEC Stash

Pictures of the things I 'needed' from the NEC, I think I may have overdone it with my ribbon purchases but there are a few things that I bought that I have been waiting to get for a while, so I need to start making my Christmas presents and cards. I didn't stay all day as it got really busy and started to get difficult getting into the stalls, I had a good day out though. Stocked up on paper so that should last me through until next year.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I am a bit late in posting these but some of the Halloween treats I made. I also made some eyeball treat bags and witches fingers but forgot to take a photo of them. The cute pumkin image on the card is from Heather Ellis Etsy digital store, the papers are Basic Grey eeire