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.

Monday, 18 October 2010

National History Museum

I really love buttons at the moment and thought these wooden ones were perfect for this page.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

I'm Back!!!

Well after a long and very busy summer, I'm back to my blogging. I've only just been able to find time to craft recently, but unfortionately had no time to blog, so I have lots to post about in the next few weeks. I've recently been focusing on card-making, getting ready for Christmas in particular, but this week I'm going to start making some little felt decorations too, yes thats right I've caught the sewing bug!

Although busy, I have managed to fit in a couple of craft shows.... I went to Alexandra Palace for the The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show on 25th September. I came away with some fabulous papers, cardblanks, foam tape,  embellishments and a lovely little elephant template which I've used so much already. Then on 3rd October we went to Hatfield house for the Rock Gem 'n' Bead show, I got some lovely gemstones which I intend to wrap in wire cages as pendants for my necklaces, and earings.

My jewellery making has been great through the summer as I've been able to squeeze in half an hour here and there without having to unpack lots of craft things, I enjoyed sitting in the garden for a while after work creating beaded gifts for people, while trying (and failing) to get a summer tan.

Buttons are also high on my agenda this month. I'm intending to try out some button covered favour boxes for my wedding with some little boxes I brought on sale for 10p each, and some more button jewellery too. We'll see how that goes......

Anyway off to work for me, there will be some pictures and crafts posted tomorrow. xxx