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Showing posts from December, 2013
District Garment Vintage Layout I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas.  We did, and this year we really were all together as a family for the first time in many which made it all the more special It's been busy in the house with visitors and visiting so I haven't really had a change to take a good look at the two fabulous DT boxes full of goodies that arrived over the last week.  One was from G45 with the amazing new collections and staples being released at CHA in January. which I'll share with you once the sneak peeks have been featured over on the G45 blog, and the second was from the lovely Darren at Jones Crafts  .  Present overload or what!!!!  In Darrens box of goodies was the gorgeous new papers and embellishments by Marion Smith, beautiful buttons by Jones and some other goodies too.  I did manage to grab a couple of hours to myself late one night and put together the vintage layout above using three of the papers from the Garment District coll

December Giveaway Winner

Alternative Advent Calendar - Couture G45 Happy Sunday all.  First I want to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving a comment on this months celebration giveaway.  There were nearly 400 of them from all over the world.  WOW!!  It was impossible to reply to them all but I have read each one.  "Pick me Pick me" tickled me,  all the congrats touched me and it was lovely to hear from so many new crafters too.  they all went into the random draw.  So on to our lucky winner.  From the long list of entries  (Draw No  #19,258)   picked out  Gail Duncan  who left her comment on 3rd December 2013    Congratulations Gail.  If you could e mail your address to me at the elf can hop off to the post office and get your goodies on their way to you.   This is the last post from me this side of Christmas so Happy Christmas to you all, have a wonderful time what ever your  planning and spare a thought for those less fortunate than our

Oh to be 21 !!!!!

Cheeky Vimto, Cheeky Smile - Happy 21st Ols xx Had some Mum time with No1 son today for his 21st and lunch and a few cheeky vimtos at the Stag at Redhill before he headed off to celebrate with his friends. Great place and great food.  While he was out me elf, the real Crafty Elf and H put up the Christmas Tree and decorations and ………….  Ta Da Christmas is all wrapped up with Birthday celebrations in our little old house tonight…………   I'm now madly finishing off the last of my cards to get them in the post tomorrow, the last day for them to arrive in the UK before Christmas.   I've done lots of festive frocks this year, using Sandras Fabulous Festive Fashion stamp.  Here's a sneak peek of a couple of them; There's only four days left to leave a comment on our December Give-away post to be in with a chance to win this months mega prize.  Just click here to go over to the post.   Well that all from me for until Sunday when Ill be announcing the win

Remember When ……. and December giveaway

Mother Goose Remember When Album We're now into the Christmas count down good and proper with less than two weeks to go until the big day.   I'm running a little behind but our tree is going up today, well thats the plan lol!!!  Oli's 21 on Tuesday and after his party I'm heading off to Cornwall  to pick up my sister,  pop out for a Christmas meal, do a bit of shopping, visit friends and tootle down  to Mullion to see Margaret at Scrapbook Magic, oh and the lovely lamas in the field there  before heading back up north on Saturday.  I sort of have a push me pull you moment when I see them :-)  which always makes me smile.   This week I've been working on this bright and cheery Mother Goose album and finally got down to finishing it and filming the workshop that goes with it.  Here's the link to the album vid if you'd like to see everything inside.   Remember When Album There's also an album kit to go with the workshop available in our blogsph

Key to my Heart

Key to My Heart Layout - Kaisercraft When Darren gave me this paper collection from Kaisercraft I had the perfect pictures in mind for a lovely layout with a french feel.   A few years ago Harry and I went to Paris and of course Disneyland.  After dropping our bags at the hotel, the first thing I took him to see was the Eiffel Tower.  I'll never forget his face as we walked around the corner to see it looming above us. He'll never forget it either nor the huge Strawberry ice-cream he had standing underneath it.  The pink papers in this collection have a sort of strawberry feel to them too. We had a few days sight seeing in Paris, including a whistle stop visit to the Louvre.  All he wanted to see in there was the Mona Lisa.  Once he'd seen that she does appear to watch you as you move around the room he was ready to go lol!!!   When we arrived at Disneyland, the first thing on Harrys to do list was have his picture taken with Mini Mouse.  We waited an hour and a hal

My first DT project for Jones & Co

Happy Monday to you This was an exciting make.  My first DT package from Darren and the team at Jones & Co . contained one of the Kaisercraft picture frames, papers, stickers and pockets from G45's Sweet Sentiment collection, pastel buttons, vintage trim and Kaisercraft Butterflies.  After looking through all my photos I decided to make a montage using two of my favourite pics.  The first was my mum (middle left) and two of her sisters, taken in 1948 when they were schoolgirls in Clun, and the second was my Aunties wedding (Sheila was 8 in the bottom right picture).  The fourth sister, bridesmaid Loxie was born after the war when the girls came home to Birmingham.  I used Nougat Paperartsy Chalk Acrylic paint for the frame and backing board and then started chopping into the gorgeous papers after stroking them of course:-).  As always placing everything and deciding what went where took an absolute age, but once I'd done that putting it together was relatively easy a

On the 5th Day of Christmas……...

Christmas Gift Idea - Candle in a box          Can you believe we're on the 5th December already.   I hope you're getting into the festive swing f things, have dusted off your tree, polished your baubles and shopped 'till you dropped ahead of the Christmas rush.  I've opted for internet shopping this year and am nearly sorted, which is amazing for me.    We've been sharing some fabulous gift ideas for Christmas using the Twelve Days of Christmas collection by G45 over on their blog this week .  Today we're using the Golden Rings paper and following the Five Gold Rings theme.  There's another card idea from the amazingly talented Gloria Stengel, and a candle gift idea from me and video tutorial for you to follow if you'd like to make one yourself.  (see link below)  On the 5th Day of Christmas gift  Here's the tutorial  Keep warm everyone, have a great day and thanks for calling by :-) ……….. C