Saturday, 28 November 2009

Another UFO bites the dust

I'm on a roll, another UFO completed ! This is a tea light holder that I started in a CI workshop a while back. When I got it home I realised that I had put the stampboard squares on too low and I couldn't get my German scrap edge on the bottom typical! So I needed to adapt it by adding wooden beads as feet. I had meant this to be a Christmas present but I like it so much it's staying on my windowsill. Do you find yourself being unable to part with things you've made?
Oh well I'm sure she'll be happy with the gift voucher.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

B and B

No I'm not offering to put you up, here are my entries for the UKS inchie challenge (butterflies) and twinchie (buttons). I've had my ideas for ages but have only just found the time to make them. Hop over UK stampers (use the button on the side of my blog) and join in it's not too late, Sid will make you welcome.

Monday, 23 November 2009

UFO mission completed

Yep I've managed to finish one of the many UFOs in my craft room. Today I found a bit of time to make a home for my little birdie(see an older post) from the glue and stick group I go to. He looks very handsome but he was so excited that I couldn't get him to stop twirling. maybe when he settles down I might get a photo of him stationary.

Right I'm off now to tackle yet another UFO, thanks for dropping by

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Tags, bags and gift cards

This week we're making those essential accessories for our Christmas gifts. I've used those brown paper lunch bags from Home Bargains to make a really useful gift bag. You can decorate with all those bits we crafters hoard. I have used papers, stamps, stencils (left overs from my Cuttlebug) buttons and ribbons. The tags similarly use all those bits left on my desk after I've been playing. I found the gift card insert on the Internet and thought it was cute. I always hate giving gift cards but now at least I can dress them up.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

A step towards Christmas

It's getting closer and I can feel a slight panic growing, I need to get those cards made. I tried to kid myself in September after I had been to the Harrogate papercrafts show that this would be the year I was organised. But here we are mid November and I'm just starting. Here are some side step cards I made for the class that I teach. My students range from complete beginners to those who teach me! The cards show a range of techniques that we have covered this term such as creating backgrounds by sponging and spritzing, stamping and embossing.
Thanks for dropping by but I must leave you as Christmas is coming!