Monday 29 December 2008
and here Lillie and Hollie are posing by the tree in their new dress up out-fits with their step-sisterWe've done a lot of sale shopping and have already crossed several birthdays and christmas pressies off of next years list!! We had a mad time in Woolworths, our closest one closed down on Saturday so when we went in they were giving out baskets to fill as full as you could for £10 we got a lot of school uniform items, including shoes, sandles, crocs, and yes I know I make them, but 77 various greetings cards matched with envelopes and 15 still to match up!! Over £150 worth of things for £10 bargain! and today I went to another branch who are closing down tomorrow and got £150 worth of clothes and cd's for £47! But I do feel sorry for those workers who now have the task of finding new jobs. All spent out now (unless I see another good bargain that is!!)
MY EXCITING NEWS is that I have been lucky enough to make it onto another Design Team woo..hoo.. I love that people think my cards are good enough to want me on their team, it's a great feeling, Thank you Carly for asking me. Carly is starting up a new challenge blog called Charisma Cardz which will have a weekly challenge every Thursday set by each of the design team on a rota basis, must get my thinking cap on!! Originally going live at the end of January but Carly has emailed today and I think we are on for an earlier start, will let you know when. Would love to see you all there for challenge no.1 which I know is a nice simple one to start with ;0)
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Tuesday 23 December 2008
On Sunday I made a couple of pairs of earrings for my sister, she had asked if I had finished her present as she would like some earrings, so these are what I made her,
these are to go with a necklace that I had already bought, I actually really liked these when I had made them and was tempted to keep them myself!!and these black ones, the bead is nice and chunky, and as you can see it's transparant which looks nice in real life! The brown guardian angel is going in with my sisters earrings and this green one is going with a gift for my mum.
Monday 22 December 2008
Here are the crackers filled with droppings, hat and joke, back in the box, ready for christmas day.Yesterday my mum took the girls to see the panto at Hunstanton, it was a free trip for m&s workers and their children/grandchildren. I made these little snack packs for them to eat whilst they were there! There was one eachs for the girls, my nephews which were full of chewy gums and refreshers and the long packs were for my mum and sister which contained a selection of roses and celebrations.
Saturday 20 December 2008
I was so so lucky to be a winner of day no.2 on Katharina's advent calendar and up until yesterday hadn't used my wonderful stamp. I thought it was the perfect image for a card for my hubby (although we do buy cards, as we like wording in cards and big ones!) but I still wanted to make him one, as he puts up with me making them every day!! I've painted it with my pearl water colours so it sparkles really nicely. Then this morning I made the following card for our friends, Kay is my best customer card wise and wanted to make them a special one. This is my snowman that I have used on so many of my black and white cards this christmas but thought I would try adding a bit of colour to him, which I have done with my sparkles (like stickles). This matched my blue holographic card perfectly. I added a tree charm and a button which I added a snowflake rub on to.
Thursday 18 December 2008
BLOG CANDY ALERT
Linda is celebrating nearly reaching 10,000 hits to her blog, and will be picking a winner of her wonderful, omg there is so much, delicious candy when the counter hits 10,000 which won't be too long!! You can see it for yourself here
Dawny is celebrating her half century birthday with a yummy candy giveaway, you can find details here
Wednesday 17 December 2008
My friend Becky is starting up a new challenge blog in the new year called Sketch and Stash challenge blog, this is what she writes
New Challenge Starts Monday 5th January 2009!
A new Challenge will start here on Monday 5th January 2009!
I hope you'll all come and join in the fun!!
As you can see from the title, this is a Sketch challenge blog but with a little twist...
...which is ... you must use one item on your entry which is your latest purchase!!
How many times have I heard...
"My parcel is sat there untouched" or..
"My stamps have never been inked" or...
"I forgot I even had that!"
And with Christmas around the corner, what better way to show and tell what Santa bought you!!
So join us here in a few weeks when the fun starts!!
There is a fabulous Whiff of Joy up for grabs just for helping spread the word of the new blog, so go take a look here
I would like to wish Becky all the luck in the world, I know I'll be joining in that's for sure!
Monday 15 December 2008
I also happened to mention to my hubby that when I was in the craft shop in town, looking for buttons, that they had a rubber stamp of our town clock (landmark I think!) with various greetings, only £6.50. He said he couldn't believe that I didn't get it, so off we went, then I had to make a super quick card as I thought it would be perfect to send to his Aunt and Uncle. What do you think?I'm really pleased with it, guess what a lot of people will be getting on their cards next christmas!?!
The day before, being Friday, we had Lillie's christmas carol thing at school, what a waste of time it was taking the camera and video, you couldn't see her row of children! How disappointing, but then I said to hubby, she was Mary last year so she was the star then!! Here is probably the best picture I got of her (right in the middle with the cheesy smile and purple hat and scarf!) this is only because I asked her to stand up!
Yesterday was spent wrapping christmas presents, we still haven't finished uugghhh....!!
Today we had Hollie's christmas nativity, she was Mary bless her, they did very well considering they are only 3 and 4. Here she is with Joseph and the donkey!we had a photo opportunity at the end, they had a yellow mat for them to stand on and pose one at a time as they came off the stage which I thought was a good idea. Bless her she was very good, she opened out one blanket and placed it over the donkeys legs and then unfeld her blanket and put it on her knee, then she kept getting annoyed with the shepherds and kings because they were interferring with baby Jesus, she kept telling them quietly to "leave him alone" with a fierce look on her face, in between yawning!!! Here she is on the posing spot! She has another performance on Wednesday.and then after Hollie's nativity I had to pick Lillie up and whisk her off for her 2nd ballet exam. All of the children and her teachers did a twirl and wished her luck as she left! Her ballet teacher had put some of the class in for the exam a term and a half early because she said they had learnt the steps/positions so quickly. We won't find out how they got on until the results are released, as they went in on their own for the first time. Their first exam their teacher was in the hall with them, but that was it, so even she doesn't know how it went. Here Lillie is posing before the examI managed to make a couple of quick cards tonight but may get around to showing those tomorrow. I have lots of snowman soup to make for the teachers as I sold the ones I had already made! No rest for the wicked!!!
Thursday 11 December 2008
The rules are : 1) Display the award on your site. 2) Put a link to the person who sent you the award 3) Give the award to 8 more people. 4) Notify them of receiving the award. 5) Advise them to pick it up at your site.
I am sorry that I don't have time to pick and link 8 people to receive this award from myself although I would love to, I just have lots to do!! So if you have not already received this and would like to add it to your blog consider yourself awarded, with very best and festive wishes!
Wednesday 10 December 2008
Although I didn't take my camera with me I did take a few pictures of Matthew's set up when he had a run through, and made the waterproof top at the weekend. a close up of the logs. Real logs with tea-lights, decorative candles and christmassy bits