Wednesday, December 21, 2011
When Sarah from the Fruit Pixie sent me the Jenni Bowlin Christmas chipboard buttons the second thing I noticed, after how lovely the chipboard buttons were, was what a nice shape the packaging was, I had to do something with that. Here is what I came up with. All the items, except the beads and snowflake dies, but I am sure you have some similar, can be bought from the Fruit Pixie.
I got the inspiration for this decoration form a cloths shop window in Westendorf Austria while we were on holiday. They had hung loads of bottle tops, unsquashed, in long lines in their window.I thought they looked great and thought of that when I needed a decoration to give to my Nephews ( I give them 1 each year so when they leave home they will have a set of decs for themselves) So here is this years HO HO HO decoration. All the things and the instructions from the Fruit Pixie.
I was a very lucky girl this year, I was allowed a Cricut Expression 2 a few weeks ago. Unfortunately the machine was faulty, it took quite a while but it finally got sorted out and I am awaiting a new one, but we did manage to struggle through our cards, and it was a struggle at times. Here they are.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Well I got there at last. Unfortunately there were other projects that I had to get done this time of year but at last my December calendar page is finished. All the others will finish this month but I will go on to March to complete my year. Now where is my pen........
Monday, December 12, 2011
When I sent in my Halloween treat bag kit to Altered pages, who I design for, Jean asked me to make some for Christmas. So now you can buy the kit to make these cute treat bags in a Christmas theme from Altered Pages. They have plenty of wonderful vintage Christmas images to buy for all you Christmas ideas.
We Have been looking for the right topper for our Christmas tree for ever, we have has a few but none of them looked quite right for our tree, a traditional red, gold and green tree. This year I made a felt angel for my friend in Australia and thought she would make a great tree topper so made her again in colours to match the tree and at last I think we have to it right!!
I like to give my German class mates a little handmade gift at Christmas and this year instead of the usual chocolates I decides to give them a couple of the flavoured hot choc sachets you can get these days. The inspiration came to me when I was making Andrew a coffee from his fave Starbucks sachets. It was the last one in the packet and as I took the box apart I thought hang on, I know what I could do .............
Sunday, December 04, 2011
When I made the Halloween witches house class up for Bristol I thought it would make a beautiful Christmas house. So here it is, made with the beautiful Bo Bunny limited edition glittered papers. Everything, including the instructions to make it, will be on the Fruit Pixie blog ( eventually, Sarah is having trouble at the moment with no land line ) The lid lifts up so you can get you chocolates out!!
Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Monday, November 07, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
As Halloween comes around I love to look in all the shops to see what I can find to alter slightly and add my own arty flair!! When I saw this in Wilkinsons for 50p it was a must have. It was brown plastic to start with, I was so keen to get going I forgot to take the before picture!! If you would like to alter one for yourself pop over to the Fruit Pixie shop and blog to see how its done and get all that you need, except the skull, you will have to drop in to Wilkinsons for one of those.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Well better late than never. I did start this before I went on holiday but time just got the better of me, so it was the first thing on my list when I got back. The image is from the Tatty Button CDrom which comes with its own image builder so you can enlarge the images and make your own background papers and scenes using all the images on the CD. Hence being able to get Tatty to almost A4.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I have been enjoying the challenge of my holiday Zentangles. This will be the last holiday zentangle this year now. This time I did it like a Zentangle diary, the day we went to the Hydro electric dam was a bit of a challenge though!! Can you guess what day we went? Sounds very boring but it was very very high and surrounded by mountains and glaciers, so quite a site.