Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year Slider Card

I like making these now I have found a better way to make them slide. Forget coins and make a simple channel for the card to glide through it works so much better.

I used K & Co papers with Coredinations cardstock a bit of bling and the Celebrations cart for the hat.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Wow what a busy Christmas, I have cooked and entertained for England and now its time for a break. What better way than to make all those Thank You cards. I used New Arrival for those with K & Co Papers and Papermania Cardstock

Lucky me, Santa bought me a Cricut Jukebox so I intend to try that out asap. The New Year Cards will need that I think as I intend using several carts for those. Well I plugged it in and with many flashing lights I had a great result, fab toy for me yahoo. It is so cute and neat looking only problem is I need a wider table to fit both on so a little job for Gerry this year :-) New Year Cards are using same paper selection and Sotybook and Celebrations Carts and some Stickles and silk flowers

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and I want to thank the Tidworth Ladies for their lovely comments about my Blog, thanks girls see you in the New Year for a catch up.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


These are just a fab idea I got them from the supermarket as stocking fillers and of course they must have our ababy in. Noah looks so cut in these. Ideal presents for Nannys and Great Nanny's. I like the tree bauble one its flat but holds 2 photo's, I want to try to get the ball ones next year

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Bags and Stocking Fillers

I got these lovely plain red bags and they were just begging for a little Cricut help so here we go, great for lots of little gifts. One is for my grandson Noah and my daughters OH's little girl.
I also made a few little books to put in the stockings and some boxes for the jewellery I have made. These are really easy and quick to do but make wrapping a bit easier

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stocking fillers and tags

I have been making some tags and a few stocking fillers this week, I don't know where the time is going but I am way behind this year.

I also made a paint can for my sister, its the first one I have done, its not what I had imagined but I quite like it. I have put some cosmetics and sweeties in it

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Christmas & Birthday Cards

It is my dear friends birthday on Christmas Day so I wasn't lazy I made both.
I just adore Basic Grey colours and my stash has taken quite a beating this last couple of months :-(

Monday, December 01, 2008

Deer for my Dear Daughter

I love these reindeer and wanted to use them for a card so who better than my dear daughter Emma.

Noahs Snowman Card

My daughter was very small when the Snowman film came out and I can't believe he is still going strong and I am now making a Snowman card for her son. I adore him so much and wanted to make a really special effort for his first Christmas. I had a load of free Snowman embellishments with a magazine so I wanted to use them as it seemed just perfect for a baby. I have managed to get a few techniques into this card and was going to add a Waterfall but I ran out of room!! I really enjoyed doing the slider for the front it works so much better than the previous ones I have tried. The pop ups are a nice feature I think all children love them I just hope they can stand the rigors of a 10 month old little boy :-)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Fair

Well this weekend I decided to do a Christmas Fair. I have spent the week making lots of items to suit pocket money prices for the children. I made notebooks, folder handbag calenders for nannies, post-it note books, keyrings, phone charms and bracelets. I had a box of Christmas cards from last year I hadn't needed so they went in too. They all sold out and I sold a lot of the other stuff too

I am disappointed it didn't all sell but it was a good afternoon and it was nice to see Santa before he started hs busy time of year !!

Here are a few pics they are not that clear as I forgot my camera so had to use my phone. See I have my own little helper, my OH came to help me and I think he enjoyed himself :-) Thanks Gerry

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Cirle Album Link

I have been asked a few times for the link to Utube where it can be found so HERE it is. They are easy to make and everyone seems to love them so ideal as a Christmas Gift. If you have Cricut cutting the circles is a dream if not well I guess you have your own methods for circles. I have made from teeny tiny 3 inch circle to big 11 3/4inch (biggest you can get on an expression) and they all look good. The bigger the better if you have lots of pics.

My version of the instructions, written and saved as a "Word Doc" you can print these off which may be of help
Any problems message me with your email and I will send you the file

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another award

Thanks to Jane for another Crafting Award its so kind of her.
And the meaning of this award.....
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I award it to
Mel found her via Jane and its a great site
Hels great Altered Art
Jens designs lovely stuff
Lisa fab bind-it all designs
Kezza love this blog
Jenn has great ideas
Jody ribbon addict like me
Oh thats just seven will add another one soon

Fabulous Finds

I found the cutest little Christmas Tree box on FF cart, just right for all those little bits of jewelery I have made as pressies

I finished a couple more Address books too for my family pressies, hope they like them.