Wednesday, 20 November 2013


It's finished!!!!

This fabulous Kaisercraft Advent Calendar. It was given to me as a gift from Andrea some time ago (read 2 years lol).

At the beginning of the year I challenged myself to tackle it and I'm so glad I did. I'm really pleased with it. 

The little elves are from Hobbycraft and the white Christmas tree was given to me by Gail. These trees were used an earlier project and she had some spare.

So now all I have to do is find some small treats to go inside (chocolate is always a safe bet !!!!)Roll on 1st of December.

Monday, 11 November 2013

This week I'm loving....

the Hobbycraft show at the NEC Birmingham. Four of us set off on a very early train on Saturday morning with the express intent to go shopping! I'm glad to say we didn't fail. Lots to see at this show although there wasn't as many paper craft stalls as last year. More fabric/quilting/beads/knitting etc. 
Here's the stash
Lots of paper
I don't know how I managed it but these chocolate bunnies made their way home in one piece!
 And finally I couldn't resist this beautiful piece of glass.

 Ok so now I have to find a new home for all my new stash. 

So did you go the show? If you did,leave a link so I can check that I didn't miss a bargain. 

Friday, 8 November 2013

It started with a stick.....

A tall stick that I brought back from our latest trip to the crafting cottage at Skipton. Hubby kindly fixed it to a lovely wood log and I was ready to dress it.

 Adding layer upon layer of vintage style paper from Hobbycraft 

until it turned into this amazing rustic Christmas tree.

If you want to make one of these trees then pop over to Scattered Scarlet blog for a step by step tutorial on how to make the basic shape.

ps I can't stop singing "It started with a kiss" - Hot Chocolate. If you know it then feel free to join in.