Saturday, 21 December 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hi Everyone,
To all who visit me in blogland and take the time to leave me comments Thank you all from the bottom of my heart x x I wish you all a Merry Christmas & A Blessed 2014, eat lots, talk lots, laugh lots Have a fabulous time and for anyone who does not celebrate Christmas have a happy week...

Just a few pics of trying to get ready for the festive season I hope you don't mind !!
Here goes:
                                                                 The Tree


                               I knitted this Nativity scene over 20 years ago  yikes.....

                      These were knitted around 15 years ago my little Dickens mice Christmas scene
                 I have had this dome dish for 30 years my DH's Mother gave it to me so this year
                                   I dusted it off and it  will be my table centre piece this year

                                  This one I just added some baubles.....
                                  Of course this is what it all about, food, laughter & Love.....
I still have so much to do... I don't finish work until late Christmas eve so will wrap presents Sunday & Ice my cakes Monday eve...I wont get stressed over it all as it will happen if I'm ready or not... so folks enjoy have fun and I hope you get what you wish for....Merry Christmas my dear friends.....

Friday, 13 December 2013

Fussy & Fancy Challenge..

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all  are well and not to stressed over the holiday period that is fast approaching...take care all..

Today and for the following month is the start of the Fussy & Fancy Challenge hosted by the lovely talented Wendy... and her theme choice is "CHOCOLATE" this Challenge is being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs...and the winner can choose 3 digis of their choice.... so pop over HERE and take part in the Challenge....Have Fun...




I made over 60 Snowman soups... I take these into work and give to staff members children they Love them... I make these each year.. any left over my daughters take them to their workplace.. they are so simple to make... adults & Children just Love them.....

Thank you so much for your visit today........

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

DRAGONS DREAM CHALLENGE

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are getting sorted for Christmas... say's I who has not done any shopping yet....Yikes trying to get a day off is Crazy...so this weekend I have to face the crowds no-matter what......

Well this fortnight at Dragons Dream is a little different we are choosing letters from the Alphabet with a twist...Elizabeth is kicking off this one and the recipe is ....The letter  "E  and Purple..." sounds fun me thinks.... the only rules are you must use at least one real stamp on your tag....find the challenge HERE


For my letter E I went for the word Elegant...I coloured the background with DI Inks Dusty Concord & Evergreen then I stamped the background with the large world map from SU... The lady I stamped on card then cut out the stamp is from Kaisercraft named (lady Jude)...it is a really simple tag I know sorry about that but I got home late from work today....enjoy the challenge.....

Thank you so much for your visit...

Sunday, 8 December 2013

A Swap For All Seasons.....

Hi Everyone,

I took part in the December swap...Look what I got from the lovely JAN at Jansartyjunk.. My swap partner..WOW Jan these goodies were all Amazing....I hope you enjoy them... the idea of the swap is that you send a card, tag, and some destash items the colour this month was Green........checkout the swap HERE

                                 Look how beautifully it was all gift wrapped...
                                                    The amazing tag... Love it...
                                                 The detail is fantastic...
                                                                Gorgeous images....
                                              Beautiful Christmas card.......
                                               A closer look at this cutie......
                                                Love the stitching.......
                                A Handmade little stocking....this is hanging on my tree now......
                                             AmAzing images........
                                                  Gorgeous..........
                                 Can't wait to have a play with these beauties.......
                                             Gorgeous doily.......................
                                      Jan's destash items were all Beautiful Thank you x x....
                                   A Gorgeous Christmas card...its pride & place on my mantelpiece

                                           These are my items I sent to the lovely Valery... my card
                                                                   My Tag......
                                            Metal flower I embossed....
                                                      Destash items.......
Thank you so much for looking through...Thank you Jan it felt like Christmas had come early....
Take care all......

Friday, 6 December 2013

VISIONS OF SUGARPLUM BLOG HOP

Hi Everyone...
I do hope you have enjoyed the hop sadly today is the last day ,But the hop is still full of Christmas crafty ideas....

Today I have made some little fun tags in bags.....don't forget lots of giveaways today... just pop round the blogs & leave a comment can't be easier lots of inspiration to be had also..... enjoy!!






I had these little brown bags in my stash so I cut some corrugated card to fit inside for the little tags...I stamped the little bags with a snowflake stamp & added some Christmas washi tape with sparkle the letters are wooden which I embossed with gold embossing powder....lots of gesso added , the little gingerbread men are made of felt....the punched snowflake is from a Martha Stewart punch....I do hope you like them...

Here is the list of blogs taking part.....I would like to say Thank you again to the lovely Lori or inviting me I have really enjoyed taking part in this wonderful hop....


Giveaways:  $10 gift certificate - Paper Sweeties - http://www.papersweeties.com/
                   1 set of choice -  Moonlighting by Mary - http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightingByMary
                   1 set of choice - Digital Paper - http://www.etsy.com/shop/bydigitalpaper
                   1 set of choice - Graphic Market - https://www.etsy.com/shop/GraphicMarket
                       $20 gift certificate  - Nicecrane Designs - http://www.nicecranedesigns.com        
                        Lori's Giveaway - mine will grow each day and then I'll give it all away to one lucky winner




Thursday, 5 December 2013

VISIONS OF SUGARPLUM BLOG HOP

Hi Everyone,
I hope you enjoyed the hop yesterday well. today we have lots of different inspiration for you all again....
This is my second make for the hop.... This time I made a gift box... so I hope you like it... Don't forget there are fabulous giveaways each day just by visiting the blogs on the list & leaving a comment....





The stamps I used were the fabulous Oxford Impressions  (season of giving)  the large snowflake is Tim Holtz's die.(love this die) It gets used a lot at this time of the year.....I added some gesso & glitter... to the box too...I hope you like it...

Here is the list of blogs in the hop today.... enjoy...


Giveaways:   $10 gift certificate - Paper Sweeties - http://www.papersweeties.com/
                    1 set of choice -  Moonlighting by Mary - http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightingByMary
                    Christmas Creation - Mitra - Mitra - http://mitralee.blogspot.com/
                    Into the Woods Stamp Set - Lawn Fawn - http://www.lawnfawn.com/
                   $20 gift certificate  - Nicecrane Designs - http://www.nicecranedesigns.com  
                   Gingerbread Folk Pattern - Gingermelon - https://www.etsy.com/shop/Gingermelon
                       
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the final day of fun makes....
Thank you so much for your visit x


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

VISIONS OF SUGARPLUM BLOG HOP.....

Hi Everyone,
Well for the next three days I will be posting little Christmas makes for the Fantastic Bog Hop at VISIONS OF SUGARPLUM over at the super talented LORI 'S blog...

    There are some amazing giveaways just for leaving a comment on each blog taking part daily....and a grand prize at the end of the blog hop for some lucky winner..... I followed this hop last year and it was full of wonderful Christmas creations & Inspiration...you will not be disappointed, The lovely Lori asked me if I would like to participate this year I was so thrilled...Thank you Lori.....
Well, lets get this hop on the way  here is my Christmas tag....



I used some cardboard for the base which I applied to the edges some fran-tage (aged aqua) then added some music papers stamped with snowflakes in silver... I used the fran-tage again on some white corrugated card, some Tim Holtz tinsel the little angel image is from Diviant scrap the letters joy I cut out from cardboard and glittered them with some glamour dust.... the extra embellishments are from my stash....I hope you like it!!!
The list of blogs taking part don't forget to leave a comment for the chance to win some fabulous goodies....









May - http://mayshappydaze.blogspot.com/ (that's me) 
Giveaways: $10 gift certificate - Paper Sweeties - http://www.papersweeties.com/
                  1 set of choice -  Moonlighting by Mary - http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightingByMary
                  1 set of choice - Iralamija http://www.etsy.com/shop/iralamijashop
                  2 digital set of choice - Vintage Remix - https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheVintageRemix
                  $20 gift certificate  - Nicecrane Designs - http://www.nicecranedesigns.com  
Don't forget to pop back tomorrow x x x x
Thank you for your visit x x x