Festive Chalkboard

Cracking on with Christmas

It’s been a goal of mine for about the last 3 years to get started with making Christmas cards in January, and this year I have finally achieved it! Others may well groan, but I adore Christmas crafting and so wanted to craft in a relaxed state without time pressures, as opposed to trying to…

How to Make a Big Mess / Gingerbread Village

I’ve been missing in action for a few weeks I know, tied up with tasks, watching time hurtling at warp speed towards the end of the year. (Original Photo Creative Commons Battersea Park by kevinsays under CC by 2.0 – text added to original) This morning however, during the creation of the biggest mess I’ve ever…

The Snowman and the Snowdog

The Snowman & Snowdog Decoupage Delights!

My printer has followed the Law of Sod today and packed in, in the midst of long queue of printing requirements for the craft fair! Has anyone got any recommendations for a printer that can handle 300gsm+ cardstock? I need to do a bit of research tonight and get one pronto. There’s not enough time…

Christmas Card on a Canvas

Christmas Card on a Canvas

How did it get to Sunday night already? Not the foggiest! What a whirlwind of a weekend. Enjoyed a walk in the afternoon sunshine today, along to the village hall in Arthington and back again, which was 3.7 miles. Not a great distance but better than nothing. My left boot is still threatening me with…

Arthington Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Crafting for Arthington Fair

Hello the weekend! Bit rainy & cold but Fred Astaire is singing and dancing on the telly box so all’s good. He always reminds me of my lovely grandpa (also Fred) so I adore watching him. I’ve been a busy little crafting beaver recently, too busy to blog my creations, crafting in every spare moment…

Christmas baubles

Batch 2 & 3 – Embossed Bublé, sorry, Baubles

Last morning of nursery with an early pick-up today so just having some final quiet moments before the chaos ensues. The soundtrack to my card therapy over the last couple of weeks has been Michael Bublé‘s Christmas cd: His voice is like a mouthful of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, if you know what I mean. It’s…

Reindeer card

Batch 1 – Embossed Reindeer

We’re approaching the final furlong in the race towards the big day and the excitement is building here. This year our youngest is in on the act and knows Father Christmas brings presents so it’s double trouble with our two! I’m already wondering how much sleep I can expect on Christmas Eve. If I don’t…

Annie with Wreath Card

Annie’s Christmas Wreath

Thank Crunchie it’s Friday! A quick post this afternoon just to share a card I managed to put together after the boys went to bed last night. I have used the sketch provided at Polkadoodles and Studio 12 to enter their challenge for week 48. I just had to omit the three circles at the bottom…