Thursday, 4 November 2010

Hanging Decorations

I've recently caught the stitching bug and have been making little hanging decorations to go on a new little Christmas tree for my craft room.

I've used felt to make elephant ones using a template, and added button eyes and ribbon for hanging.

These floral patterns were made in different shapes for a little floral accent to Christmas.

I made some holly shapes and used red beads for berries.

This bird was made with felt from a free template I printed off the internet.

Monday, 1 November 2010

A weekend with the girls.

Last weekend I had a Christmas crafting session with my sisters. It's so much fun crafting with other people, we made Christmas decorations, bunting, jewellery and cotton bags. I am also ashamed to say that we decided to get into the festive mood and put on some Christmas music.

This is what Tor made:

This is what Amie made (she made some earings too but took them home before I could photo them):

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Christmas wish list......

I've just discovered some beautiful papers to put on my wish list for Santa. The stack is called Classic Christmas by S.Dyment. It's a paper and die cut pack and the papers come with some really beautiful red foiling too. The pack is not just paper but also two sheets of die cut notelets that you could use as toppers for cards, embellishments for Christmas layouts, or even gift tags. Best of all it's only RRP £7.99 for the 12 x 12, £4.99 for the 8 x 8, or £3.99 for the 6 x 6. 

They also do a range of matching products to go with these papers, check out Docrafts to find out more, or click here. 

Monday, 25 October 2010

The Snowman

I loved the Snowman when i was younger, it was like a family tradition that we watched it all together on Christmas eve while Mum provided mince pies and hot chocolate so when I saw some Snowman postcards I had to buy them. The problem is I didn't want to just stick them onto cards, this didin't seem very creative to me. So instead I used three or four of the same design and created my own decoupage by cutting out different pieces from each image and layering them on top of one another. On some cards I used bright glittered papers with them for a modern look, where as others I used blue paper, to look like the snowy sky, I have to say I'm quite pleased with the results.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


As I said previously I recently brought a new elephant template, which I just love, so I thought I'd show you some of the crafting I've done with it.

I made some lovely cards using the elephant template, some beautiful patterned paper and some peel off stickers or greetings I got from a magazine. The result is simple, elegant yet fun cards for any occasion.