Friday, 30 October 2009

12 Days of Christmas Project

I've signed up for the 12 days of Christmas Project over on copy and paste. Kirstie and Julie are going to inspire us with beautiful ideas and projects to make from stuff we have at home. Now I'm renowned for not finishing things so this is going to be a real challenge to complete at least one project that I can use as a Christmas gift. So why not pop over and join in, then you too can have some more UFOs on your shelf. I hope to blog my efforts if they're not too embarassing so watch this space.

Mini book for Isla

I was asked to make a little book for my hairdresser's grandaughter Isla. I love making these from those little board books you find in charity shops. I've covered it with Anna Griffin papers, frames are by CI and bits and pieces from my stash, add ribbons and tags. On photo 2 (I know its not very clear) the word under the lace is first and I've made tags labelled word .smile and tooth so that she can record those special moments ahhhh.

When is a moo not a moo?

This weeks class at Crafty Individuals was called " A Moo or two". For those who haven't encountered a Moo, it's a piece of work that measures 2.8cm by 7 cm but I wasn't concentrating and I cut my Moo too short so now it's not a Moo. I know you're saying how could I be so careless, but these things happen ,sorry Moo. I just continued to make this lovely Christmas card. Promise to take more care next time. So if you have to make a Moo concentrate!

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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Another UFO

No sooner had I cleared a space on my shelf when it was filled by yet another unfinished project. This week was glue and stick with Gail and we were making a delightful Christmas wreath from little bird houses. Needless to say I didn't finish but in all fairness we had to cut, cover and assemble 16 little bird houses. In the centre of the wreath a little birdie will sit and so I thought I'd tempt you with a little peep. I had to prop him up on my easel but I think you can get the idea. Watch this space and maybe you may see the finished article. How many weeks to Christmas?

Sunday, 25 October 2009


Are you like me? Lots of UFOs (unfinished objects ) on your shelf. Well today I decided to tackle that pile of cards that was growing on my shelf. They only needed the inserts adding and then I could pass them on to my friend for her to sell. Well a girls gotta to do what she can to get her stash money. I felt quite chuffed by the time I'd finished, maybe I'll start on those mini books next and after that all those Crafty Individuals projects, then those little note books I was going to cover and don't forget the tins that are dying to be altered. As I was saying we all have those UFOs lols.

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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

oops I nearly forgot

Silly me I nearly forgot to post my efforts at our last glue and stick workshop. I'm glad to say that it was a true glue and stick and I was properly prepared. Gail showed us how to make some lovely notelet boxes courtesy of Debbie. Although I managed to make a few I have yet to finish them off, despite one of them is a friend's birthday present! Ah well I'm not expecting to see her until next week so I've plenty of time.
Thanks for the ideas Gail and Debbie I can see these being really useful, providing I finish them

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Pretty as a picture

This week's class at CI was amazing we made this lovely creation which is supposed to be a card. I can tell you now that it's not leaving my craft room! I'm contemplating framing it and yes I finished it in class..... weeeeellll almost I just had to add the cuttlebug corners when I got home.