Thursday, 27 November 2008

I have been busy making....

This set for the Secret santa for our Christmas crop. I have made a matching perpetual Calendar (right), a Diary (bottom) a 'To Do' list book (middle back) and Notebook (left) all I have to do is add an Address book and a nice pen, They are all made from papers from the Making Memories 'Boho Chic' collection, a co-ordinating range of embellishments and ribbons and my great Bind-it-all.

I have also been busy making gift tags for the Grandkids Christmas presents, all 48 of them!!!

I have made 19 of the ones on the left for the girls presents and 29 of the ones on the right for the boys presents.

All of the images were hand stamped onto winter white textured card using Black Stazon ink, I then inked the edges in copper and mounted the image onto Cajun Bazzill which was cut just slightly bigger than Santa.

I have used my label programme to design the greeting which was then printed and affixed to the inside. The finished tags had either cotton string or gold Sari ribbon tied around the bottom and through the hole in the top. I am quite pleased with the way the came out even though it took my Daughter Sarah and I all day to make them and I am hoping that the kids will hang them on their Christmas trees when they have opened their presents.

Talking of presents I now have all of the boys presents completed, thats 6 height charts and 5 boxes as well as the suprise presents I have made for them, I cant tell you about them as 2 of my DIL visit this blog and I dont want them to know what they are. I also have the girls presents in hand, they are coming along nicely.

I may even get time to make some Christmas cards now I have an idea for them, but we shall see !!!!!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

We have Snow...

...and it looks like we shall be having more of it.

That means only one thing, stay in and craft!!

I have been really busy with work so the Christmas present making has slowed down a little but I am hoping to catch up a bit today. As I said previously I am making the grandkids a suprise present as well as either a box or height chart and I have photographed them but my Daughter-in-law reads this blog so I cant post any pictures of any of them yet or she will see what her too little boys will be getting.

I am still struggling with the christmas cards as well, I SO want to be able to make some nice Christmas cards to give my family but it just isnt happening, I now have two pieces of paper cut, 1 white and silver and 1 a pale green and then nothing!!! I just done seem to be able to match my papers and my embellishments together so I put it all away again. I have been looking at this blog and this lady ( Jak ) make stunning cards take a look for yourself and you will see what I mean.

Well I will hopefully have something to add here by the end of the day so see you later


Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Ok I will add them this way then!!!!!

Ryans Advent calender

2 Name plaques I have made for a friend
I have also added a slideshow on the right with some of the height charts etc
Take care

By request...

Here are some of the height charts I made for my Grandchildren for Christmas

What do you think then?

Christmas Presents...

Like I said in my last post I didnt actually get round to making any christmas cards on saturday, this is what I made instead- well the one on the right. I am also going to make a little note book and an address book to go with this using my Bind it all to give as a raffle prize at the christmas crop. I got this idea off the internet, I think it was off the Zutter Sisters website although I cant be sure.
I made the left one for my Grandsons teacher as a christmas present, he has a male teacher this year so harder to think of a present for. Much more suitable for a man dont you think?
Today as promised I also photographed some of the grandchildrens present, just need to work out how to add them onto this post now!!!

Monday, 17 November 2008

I didnt get the cards made!!!

Well I told you I was off to the crop on Saturday and whilst there I was hoping to get some Christmas cards made..... well it didnt happen.

I got everything out of my bag, card blanks, stamps, inks, pens, papers etc and cut the deckled edge off the first card blank, I then proceeded to cut a pice of backing paper to stick onto the card, a beautiful paper in white with streaks of silver running over it and that was as far as I got with it.

I just find cards so difficult to do, either I dont have the right papers or I dont have the right embellishments or some other excuse but the truth is I dont have the inspiration to make them.

My Daughter in law attends this crop with me and let me tell you she can make a nice card, in fact she is very talented. Once we got home she did help me by stamping and embossing some images for me so I could continue by myself, she did this last year and I still have the images as they never got made into cards then either!

Oh well tomorrow is my day off and it will be crafting all day for me, I have 24 childrens christmas presents to finish, hopefully I will get to add some photos of them tomorrow and if you do happen across my blog be kind and leave a comment for me, it doesnt have to be all nice ones either.


Friday, 14 November 2008

Been a busy few weeks!!!!

Well I started this blog and then had no time to post anything, I have been busy with work and making christmas presents for my 24 grandchildren.

Last year I decided in October to make then all either a quillow or a patchwork quilt and finished the last one on christmas eve.

This year I decided to make all 8 pre-school kids a height chart and the older ones are having a decorated box which I bought from a local store that specialises in flat packed furniture. I wanted to get more organised but still didnt start until about a month ago.

They are coming on well and I will post pictures of them all soon.

Off to our local crop tomorrow and hoping to make some christmas cards there but we will see!!!
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