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Friday, 29 April 2011

Wintwer Wonderland - snow much fun!

My Winter Wonderland week again and a perfect excuse to show you some sneaky peeks at what I have been doing Christmas wise this month!
I could wait no longer to break into my new papers - I think I have been very restrained since I bought them in the Jan sales! Last year I saw a fab countdown to Christmas project somewhere in blogland and it got the cogs whirring! I love advent calendars - Mainly I think because they build up the excitement and give you an idea of what you need to plan into your day in preparation for Christmas so I have begun my own version. Still in the flat not put together stage I have done 13 of the days which is like a card topper for each day. So here you can see No 3 is all fun in the snow! Image by penny Black, papers and accessories by K&Co. Cardstock cherry cobbler by SU, vellum sticker sentiments by Brenda Pinnock (about 4 years old now!) and paper lace by Lakeland so how old must that be???
Here you can see no 11 is another Penny Black image this time ice skating which also fits the Winter Wonderland theme really well. I may share more pages as the year progresses or may save the rest for a big advent countdown in December - who knows LOL but it feels great to be crafting with the lush papers instead of stroking them all the time!
Do stop by Winter Wonderland where my team mates have made some gorgeous cards with all sorts of snow fun on them. Have a fab royal Wedding day x

Thursday, 7 April 2011

A Fairy merry Christmas

Still using up old stash! these are basic grey papers (holly) and the happy Christmas paper I got in a pad yonks ago - I mean at least 5 years - and its hardly been used so distressed it with crushed old olive. Gold Mirri card and a gorgeous carol singing Tilda my gorgeous friend Kerry gave me. The ribbon is lush and begged to be used. I'm entering this into Susies die cut dreams Christmas challenge which is to include a fairy on your card. Playing a bit of catch up with my Christmas crafting but hopefully will be nearly there in a week of two x Have a great day and go dig out your Christmas Fairies x

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Last nights Christmas card class

Last night was the first of my second month of Christmas card classes and we were looking at sitting figures on nesties - here I have used a pink gems image - I think she is still gorgeous even though I have had her a few years. I think the papers may be basic grey but they are so old I would not know the collection - still wading through my old papers and have been good and not started on the new ones yet! Four people came last night and it was fun watching their slant on the idea. Some gorgeous cards were made although mostly not finished so no pics. The classes seem to be going really well - seems I'm not the only one who likes playing with Christmas - My ideas will all translate to other cards too so hopefully it gives a different idea for things done every day as well. Im repeating session 2 on the 26th with a new set of folks so fingers crossed that goes as well as last night x Happy crafting today x Janet