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My Altered Advent Calendar

Morning every one.  It's dull and damp here but I know lots of you have had awful rain and winds.  Hope you're all safe and warm and have had a lovely couple of days celebrating Christmas with family and friends.   After a lengthy conversation with the hotel we ate at on Christmas Day we've had a full refund sent back to us and have a complimentary meal with no holes barred (the champagne and wine we should have had on 25th) to look forward to in the New Year.  Before then I'm heading down to Cornwall to spend a few days, and New Year with my Sister by the sea which will be lovely. The boys are off to London to see the fireworks by the Eye which will be fab. 
Our project today is one of my Calendar Kits.  Altered in stamped and fussy cut elements from some of Jo's (JOFY)  older Christmas stamps and coloured with distress inks painted on with a little water.  It was great fun to make. 

Kits are available over on the website if you fancy making your own calendar.  Well …

Boxing Day Sale

SALE 25% off shop items 3 for 2 on all On line workshops and project sheets 
Morning everyone, I hope you had a wonderfully Festive Day yesterday with family and friends.  We were looking forward to Christmas Dinner at a fabulous local hotel but ventured into something that resembled Faulty Towers complete with two aged Spanish waiters trying to serve 120 people.  After an hour and a half we sent back our main course and asked them to  start again and serve us something that warranted the £275 we'd paid. 
Our menu was pre-booked but when we eventually got to our sweets, some 3 1/2 hours after arriving they didn't have enough left. Quelle surprise............ Can laugh about it now but it was absolutely appalling. I'm cooking again tonight ..... it really won't be hard to top the hotel cuisine we had yesterday lol!  Its the duck race here today - so well have a quacking good time in the park  and It's sale day over on the website today so if you fancy grabbing yourself a …

Merry Christmas Everyone

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.  Thank you for following me and your support during 2015 and here's to a crafty 2016. 

Todays card was made for the launch of the JOFY 39 & 40 stamp sets back in September over on the Paperartsy Blog.  I love the trees and used them earlier in the week on my money wallet.  The tree layers were cut out separately, coloured using one paint colour and then layered back into place. 

Boxing Day Bonanza 26th December 2015
We're having a sale on Boxing day over in the shop.  3 for 2 on all online workshops and project sheets and 25% off all other items so grab yourself a crafty bargain over the Christmas period. 
www.mycreativespirit.co.uk  Catch up again soon :-) C

A quick and easy bauble card & Boxing Day Bonanza

Happy Christmas Eve to you.  I'm sure its madness out and about this morning with everyone getting their last minute presents and food so I"m keeping well away.  We're all organised, amazingly and can enjoy the day wrapping presents, watching Christmas movies and eating mince pies lol!!!  My quick and easy card today was made using a white card bland, some die cut baubles and holly leaves and a lovely Christmas sentiment.  Heres the supply list and how it came together.  Supply List  6" x 6' Card blank  5 3/4" square mirri card  White  5 1/5" card square corner punch  JOFY 12 mini leaves Susans Garden Leaves, Woodland Die set 659661 Sizzix Triplits Ornaments die set 659929  Impression Obsession Die - Merry Christmas Geeen Olives Distress Ink  Red Copic Chao No37 Tacky Glue  Decoart Crystal Glitter  Pewter Paperatsy Paint 
Ink up an offset of white card with green ink, stamp and cut out some holly leaves. Die cut the baubles, centre sections and leaves.  Ink to leaves wi…

A Pile of Presents ........................

This was a fun little card to make.  I haven't done any colouring for ages, am a bit rusty so thought I'd practice on something small.  The pile of presents is a Molly Bloom stamp, the card background is from a card blank set by Paula at Whichcraft and the sentiment is from Jo's JOFY 40 stamp set.  
Here's how to make one: 
Supply List  6" x 6" card blank Scalloped card topper - Whichcraft  Molly Bloom Pile of Presents Stamp (MB0042K) JOFY 40 stamp plate Copic Chao Markers  YG17, BG72, BG01, BG000, BG02, BG09 YG03, G21, E43, E31, C05 R37, R17, RV42, RV02 Antique Linen Distress Ink Ink Duster Black Memento Ink Glossy Accents and tacky glue  Decoart Crystal glitter  Derwent Graphic Line Marker.03 Start by dusting Antique Linen distress ink onto the card topper Stamp out the Pile of Presents onto white card using black memento ink and colour in using your choice of alcohol pens or pencils.  Cut out once committed and mount on foam pads.  

 Stamp and cut out the Christmas wording a…

My festive money wallet

helllloooooooo there ....... toady's make is a festive gift wallet.  A great idea if your planning on giving  money as a gift this Christmas.  I used the JOFY 40 stamp set a few inks and some white card for this project and heres how to make it if you fancy making one your self.   Supply List  White DL card blank  JOFY 40 stamp plate offcuts of white card  Black Archival Ink Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce Mini Distress Inks Ink Duster  Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, Frayed Burlap and Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink pens  Tacky Glue  Glossy Accents  Crystal Decoart Glitter  Poinsettia Medallions Art Glitter Pee Wee Pot
Take a piece of white card 8" wide x 3 3/4" deep, stamp your sentiment to the right and shade the edges and around the sentiment with Tumbled Glass distress ink.
Stamp and cut out four Christmas trees, three tree only and one with all the baubles on  Stamp four tree trunks, five stars and one pot onto white card and colour using squeezed Lemonade and Frayed Burlap distr…

Simple Star and Bauble Card

Can you believe it's only four sleeps to go until that chubby chap comes a calling lol!  Are you all ready for the big day.  I was thinking I am but have just thought of a few more things I've just got to get so am off to join the crowds of Christmas shoppers this afternoon . My card today is a quick and simple one  coloured with distress pens.  I've made it in two colour ways but the process is the same.  Supply List   Stamps - JOFY  White Card Black Archival Ink  Solver/Gold Mirri Card Silver Tinsel Twine  Red Alcohol pen  Distress Pens  Sequins in chosen colours  glossy accents  foam pads 6 x 6 card blanks 
Stamp out two star and bauble wreaths on white card.  Colour one wreath completely with distress pens and a little water and the large stars on the other  Add a few sequins in your chosen colours to a few of the baubles and then cut out the wreath and large stars 
Colour a small piece of tinsel twine with a red alcohol pen  Cut  the following out of white card:  one 3 3/4" square…

Make yourself a Merry Little Christmas Card

I'm just back from dropping Harry and Ella at the Airport.  They're heading off to Amsterdam for a few days, their first holiday away together and Ella's birthday present to Harry for his 18th. With Oli at work it's all quiet here for a Sunday morning.........but I'm sure  it won t last lol!! 
I've really enjoyed making  my Christmas cards this year listening to all the festive tunes on the radio.  I made two of the pictured above, Harry loved it and asked who it was for. they re for the boys but I didn't want to tell him so I said I was sharing it on the blog......  so here's the supply list and how to make it.  Supply List  JOFY stamp plates 04 & 28  Black Archival Ink & Acrylic block  White card  Silver Mirri Card  Distress inks - green blue brown, grey and red  Ink Dusters  Craft Mat  Tacky Glue  Idea-ology Tinsel Twine Foam tape  Red Glitter  Crystal Decoart Glitter  Starting with the snowman stamp and black archival ink stamp one snowman in the centre of…