Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas Challenge

Early in November I decided to participate in a Christmas card challenge on the chat forum on Craftsupplies . We had to put together 5 or more pieces of material and make a card and then send 2 kits of the same materials to a co ordinator(Thanks Sabrina!) who sent them out to different people so they could make a card from your materials! We then had to send pics of the completed cards to Sabrina and today she has posted them on a picture trail album on the form. Magnificent cards and so many different ideas even with the same materials.
Above is my card from Julie's materials and below is my card with Petra's materials. All materials were sent anonymously so we only found out this evening who sent what!

Here are the materials I sent - I really like this stamp from Craftsupplies..............

........and this is the card I made. I stamped with Stazon and coloured with watercolours.Di and Kiki made gorgeous cards with this kit.

The theme last week for SCRAPWEST was books. T got his first book home last week for homework. He will get a new book home every night and we had to record whether he liked it :)
didn't like it :( or didn't think much of it :I
I put the names of his interests at the moment down the spines of the books as I know over the years this will change and I want him to have a record of what he was into at 5.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Nearly December!!

If the kids ask me once more when Santa is coming.....Aaaaagh!!! We had it all worked out that it was T's birthday and then our trip to Manchester and then Granny's birthday and then Grandad's birthday and then it would be December and we could write to Santa and then put up the decorations and then make the reindeer food and THEN Santa would be coming!!!! Will it ever come!

In the meantime I am pacifying myself by making....Christmas cards. Here's one I made using a gorgeous old fashioned stamp from Craftsupplies . I really like the simple excitment you can feel jumping out at you.

Here is my contribution to Scrapwest last for last Friday. I love these funky papers and have loads left for more projects.

We had T's 5th Birthday Party at the weekend and there was a big dilemma over whether we could bring a cake,serve a cake, eat a cake blah blah in the indoor play centre where we went and at the 11th hour we got a call to say we could bring and serve and eat the cake.So we made a 5 cake and himself and his sister made a fine job of the stirring. It was devoured by everyone - children and adults. Not a crumb left over!! Thats to Orla for the recipe - 5 MARS bars and 5 oz butter melted and rice crispies added in - delicious.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tis nearly the season to be jolly!!

The poem above has been written by an EXTREMELY talented lady. Yvonne O'Connor is her pen name. She is a mother of 9 and grandmother of 14. She began her story writing and poetry career after her last children -twins started school. She is the proud posessor of 4 I.C.A art awards and 13 Brannaras for proficiency in crafts - Knitting,Crochet,Hand Sewing,Embroidery,Patchwork, Lace MAking, Mountmellick Lace, Machine Knitting,Dress Making, Cake MAking, Floral Displays and Gardening!! TAlk about making me feel TOTALLY inadequate!
I am delighted to have designed cards for her on different occassions for different poems she has composed and each and every poem is wonderfully descriptive and evocative. She posted me the poem CHRISTMAS RENDEVOUS last week and I love it.

These are some other cards I have done for the Season. Some decoupage for a change and I really enjoyed doing these.

And finally a sneaky peak at my Layout for Scrapwest this Friday. I used fabby new papers I got from Annamarie in the Scrapbook Store. They are from the OOdles of Doodles collection.Why not give it a shot and copy a link into your comment on Friday? Go on.....

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Challenge winner!!

I found out today that I won the Layout challenge on Craftsupplies ! Yippee!! The theme was monochrome with a complimentary colour and something handcut. I used my scraps of bazzil left over from other Layouts and and their fabby letter stamps from craftsupplies .
I've been a bad blogger but am up to it making cards for people so will get my posting act together soon and take pics.