Be prepared!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Its been a while but I have been Christmas creating!

Its been a MoJo less kinda week so I decided to play at following instructions, something I am not usually good at at all!

 This is page 58 of the Molly Blooms Christmas Carnival magazine - a Festive wallet to house vouchers or money.
Twas fiddly at times but i do love how its come together. Looking forward to playing with more projects out of the book this weekend!

I am entering this into the ABC Christmas challenge which is Helpers - as you can see Molly and George are helping Santa on his sleigh!

Monday, 28 January 2013

just a few more cos I am on a roll........

 This little cutie is another stamp from the Embsay sale - this cute image and 3 sentiments.  I have teamed this with some very very old papers by Basic Grey.
 she is such a cutie !
I then went on the make a card for Crafty Hazelnuts challenge this week which is Nativity.  This time I experimented with different skin tones to my usual choice - they look a little washed out on the picture..
But hopefully fits the challenge !

So I am still preparing!
Thanks for stopping by x

Sunday, 27 January 2013

so the blog was neglected for while

So this little blog was neglected in the run up to Christmas as I posted my Christmas stuff on the main blog - but hey the Christmas preparations are back in full swing and I have made a few cards for some Facebook Challenges

 Here the theme was Glamour - this did not fit into any of my stamps but I found this in the sale bin at Embsay Mills for £2.43 - and its a wood one!
 a little paper piecing for the shopping bags and that was that.
 The second card is for the challenge following glamour which was to use gems.  I thought I would do a little upcycling for this one and cut down a Christmas card for the image - papermania Home for Christmas paper and a little ribbon and lace. 
Even the sentiment was stamped on the card at the back of the Christmas card so its been well and truly upcycled!

Hope you are having a great weekend - thanks for stopping by x
Janet xx

Monday, 29 October 2012

Longed for Reindeer

 I hate it when you see something you like then you cant get hold of it don't you? I have been looking for this die for about 2 years and eventually found it on a facebook craft selling page - I love how it cuts out the rectangle and embosses the image all in one move.
along with the lush papers from papermanias last release I think I will be doing a few of these.

Hows your Christmas prep coming along? I am thrilled with how mine is coming together at last and not before time with 8 weeks on Wednesday to the big day!
Happy crafting folks xx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

More Christmas cards

 This stamp has to be my fav one of the year its by stampedous and is so gorgeous it needs very little doing to it.
This was a play with my spellbinders snowflake die - its one I particularly love.

Hope you like them x

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

playing around......

After seeing a tutorial posted by a crafty chum on the crafty facebook page I run I set too to have a go - trouble was I had non of the kit list so improvisation was in order.

20 stamped and punched ornaments by stampin up - some lace, ribbon , button and twine
and here I have an ornament - now the pics don't do it justice really - its about  5 inches big
and I tidied up the back with my personalised stamp.

The facebook page is called Skipton Craft Club where tutorials, inspiring websites and blogs can be shared - its not just for Skipton folks any person interested in sharing crafting and having fun is welcome - we have a monthly challenge too as well as very talented people to inspire you with all sorts of crafts.  If you love crafting then look us up on facebook - check us out and ask to join in you would be most welcome x

I would like to enter this ornament into

Saturday, 18 August 2012

August Christmas card class

 This month we were playing with cute so here is a gorgeous image from stampendous from last years range and lush papers by basic grey.
We also played a little with fantasy film with one of Clarity stamps night before Christmas stamps.
This time the papers are by Bo Bunny and very out of my Christmas comfort zone!