Be prepared!

Friday, 24 December 2010

Winter Wonderland - Thank you

Huge thanks to all our Winter Wonderland players for a wonderful year of getting ahead with Christmas - we have had lots of fun and hope you have felt prepared for the festive season. Do have a wonderful christmas filled with Joy, laughter, fun and love.
The Girls at Winter Wonderland have also made thank you cards so do stop by for a visit x
Happy Christmas!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Winter wonderland - wrap it up!

This weeks challenge is to make some wrapping, boxes, papers, bags, anything to wrap something up. Here I have made a little box to house a few chocolate mints. Papers are by sandylion and Bo bunny.
I have decorated the mints to match as a little stocking filler gift. The sentiment rounds are a digital set i bought ages ago i'm not even sure where.
Hope you are all set for Christmas? I think I am just about there. Just waiting for one more gift to arrive then I will be sorted. really looking forward to this weekend - i have my niece and nephew coming to stay - they are 5 and 7 so will be full of excitement! We have lots of things planned - baking, crafting, making gifts, watching a Christmas film and generally being happy to be together - a wonderful spell of magic!
Hop on over to winter wonderland where my team mates have worked their own magic over their creations this week - simply stunning :0)

Friday, 10 December 2010

Winter Wonderland - Get out your baubles!

Over on Winter Wonderland this week I have chosen the theme which is Baubles. I would love to see them on cards, tags, decorations anything you would like to make.
I have made a card using some fab hero arts clear stamps on sale here.

I used distress inks for the background, the tree stamp is by penny black and I have coloured the baubles with promarkers. A touch of ribbon and matting and layering and the card is done. This one is for an old school friend - she has already emailed me to say it has arrived!

My team mates have done me proud as always with some gorgeous creations so do stop by for a look


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Well that fell flat LOL

Can't even muster more than 3 entries for my giveaway for the Christmas traditions! I had been going to do a blog candy giveaway too for hitting 5000 visits but that would possibly be just too soul destroying!
Anyway the random generator has picked no 1 out of the 3 entries (one was in the comments) so Lisa Sparkle you win the prize. Just email me here and I will post it out to you x Janet

Tuesday Taggers - Deck the Halls

Another Deck the halls theme this time at Tuesday Taggers. Sponsored by a new shop Lovin' Ink pop by Tuesday Taggers and find out more.
This time I have made a tag using some paperartsy stamps - love the quirky font-Simply embossed then cut out and added to the tag - another one for a pressie!
Brrrrrr its chilly today! Have been to see my Nephew and Niece in their school nativity play - its was lovely! Children make it so new each time and I always cry at how lovely they all are!
Take care x

Monday, 6 December 2010

Joy - to the world! and a giveaway

Staying at the top until 6th December - Check out the giveaway
Its here - The first day of advent so may I be the first of many to with you much Joy, love and laughter this Christmas time x
Over on Keep it Simple we are also celebrating joy so here is my DT card.
Papers left over from the project below LOL. I drew around some chipboard letters, inked the edges, added a knot to the O and some sparkle too and thats that def clean and simple.

Hope this first day of advent means you are feeling excited about the coming season. I adore traditions do you have any you would like to share? Spread the word on your blog that I would like to hear about individual traditions leave a link to this blog - write about your traditions and leave me a link here. I have a Christmas Stamp set for a randomly chosen person x You have till midnight on December 5th x

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Tag Youre it and K.I.S

The theme over on Keep it Simple this week is to Deck the Halls! Perfect for this stamp I got in the sale at Graphicus early this year. Ive used promarkers and distress inks to get the colour and a bit of ribbon to finish the look. Very clean and simple - although my hands were not afterwards LOL. These 2 atcs are part of a collection I have done to send to Stamp Man atc swap participants - we have regular folks taking part so I just wanted to say thanks for playing along.
Another month of tag swaps over on Tag you're it too with me as the host I just had to chose Jolly St Nick as the theme. St Nicholas day tomorrow so in some coutries children will be leaving out their shoes to be filled, if they have been good, with small gifts and sweets. We did that one year with our kids and they thought it was quite a novelty.
Anyway I have inked up a previously un used stamp by Blonde Moments - a little layering, a dash of glitter and colour and its done. Hop on over to Tag You're it to find out more about our monthly tag swap
Hope you are keeping warm x

Friday, 3 December 2010

Christmas - Take 3 colours

The weeks sure roll by fast and its time for another Stamp Man challenge. This week we have to only use 3 colours creating a Christmas project. I have used distress inks and Tim Holtz stamps for this little atc - another one for the Stamp Man atc swap for December.
My team mates have come up with the most gorgeous projects so do stop by for oodles of inspiration and find out more at

pppppick up a penguin or polar bear - Winter Wonderland challenge

I may have mentioned that I went away for the weekend last weekend. Well this was a little fun project Bee had us doing thats perfect for this weeks winter wonderland challenge. Bee is a stampin up demonstrater and has been playing with punch art for her classes in the local town.
The chocolate is covered with SU Christmas paper then the penguin punched with the various SU punches. - so simple yet such a fun thing to hang on the tree. She has also done trees, santa, snowlady, rudolph, angel and a choir boy as well as a robin on a branch. I loved the workshop Bee so thanks for sharing x
Over at Winter Wonderland my team mates and guest designer have made some gorgeous projects and with a fab sponsor too hop over and see what you might win if you play along .
Keep warm folks x Janet