Friday, 28 November 2008

Getting in the mood

One of the girls on the JYC forum found this and posted a link, so of course I just had to have a go....Go on you know you want a go as well. and if you do they dance for you aswell haha

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Its nearly time to start

As I have already told you all I'm about to set off on what I hope will be a wonderful and rewarding journey with lots of other peeps and Shimelle, journaling our Christmas. As I have said before I have never attempted anything like this and I'm not a confident writer, but after seeing the wonderful Journals that people have done over the past years I feel just so inspired and can't wait to start. I have decided to do a mix of hand and computer journaling...So watch this space from the 1st Dec and I will post the pages as I do them.

If you fancy joining us then please come on over to Shimelle's "Journal your Christmas" and join the fun.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Here's the last lot

Of Christmas cards, yes they are all finished apart from printing out the inserts and sending them. I am more of a scrapbooker then a card maker I don't know why but I always seem to find making cards hard and struggle for inspiration, but I have to say I have really enjoyed making my Christmas card this year. So I thought I would share the last five cards I have made with you.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

As promised

The other week, here is the other advent box I have made for my Mum. As you probably can see it still needs numbers on the draws. I went for a classy approach with this one so I didn't use Christmas papers, but went for green and cream with a creamy poinsettia on the top and a small amount of stickles glitter glue to add some sparkle.

Now for those of you who are not to sure whether your allowed to be Christmasy yet...
I took a group of students to the Trafford Centre this morning to go bowling and on the big screen they showed the Coke cola advert so that means that YES you are allowed to be
Whats your Christmas advert?

Sunday, 16 November 2008

I'm on a roll at the moment,

Which is just so good. Instead of sitting there thinking about doing something craft I have had another productive weekend. I have finished making my album for the Shimelles Journal your Christmas class its 12x6 which is a size I have never done before, but I'm really liking it. I just wont the class to start now.

Also if you are interested inspirational craft blog are looking for new team members just click on the link and if you are interested you just have to leave a comment and a link to your blog and the winners will be announced on the 30th Nov.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Up to my armpits in Bl**dy matches!!

I'm now in the middle of making another advent box and then went and got some more boxes of matches again today. I am surprised that Asda haven't reported me as a potential pyromaniac. When you go through the self check out at Asda it asks for a supervisor to check the purchase on items not to be sold to anyone under 18 and not once have they asked me my age I just don't think its right I could be an older looking 12 year
As soon as they are done I will post some pics.

Below is a picture of the Christmas card I have made for my Mum. I really hope she likes it.

Monday, 10 November 2008

A Crafty Weekend

Yes I have been crafting away this weekend, there is nothing like getting covered in paint and glue to get the old inspiration going. Having seen all those lovely advent boxes about especial the ones on Ladybird Ladybird's Blog and Misteejay's Blog I thought I would have a go. Not having checked out the pics of them first mine turned out a little different as I did four rows of six boxes instead of eight groups of three (if you check out the above blogs you will see what I mean) But I'm still very pleased with the out come. I also had a little trouble with some of my draws sticking so after a little contemplation I came up with the idea to rub a candle long the sides and bottom of each draw, this worked perfectly. I just need to find some more match boxes preferable the wider boxes so I can make one for my Mum. Oh and what do you do with all the matches??? haha

I have also joined Shimelles Journal your Christmas class which I'm itching to start. I have never done anything like this before the only online classes I have done have been cyber crops on UKS. The fact that its a journal is daunting and a little scary. As I told you all when I started this blog writing is not my strong point as Im dyslexic. writing on the PC isn't to bad, but by hand...argggggg, Oh well in for a penny in for a pound!

Here is a pic of the lovely Christmasy stash I have bought to do the journal with.