Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

I would just like to wish all my lovely followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Year!!

Hope to see you all in 2014!!  Have fun!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Marche de Noel!!

Here is just a quick post to share with you my festive makes for my daughters Marche de Noel for school.

These are little treat boxes filled with chocolate.  The template to make the boxes is from My Time Made Easy called Cover-Alls.  The decorative papers are also from My Time Made Easy called Candy Claus and Flakes and Fuzzies. They were really easy to put together especially as I was making 15.

Next I made some tree decorations using the template from My Time Made Easy called Hanging Holiday Sled.  This template is great as you can reduce the size to suit your needs.  I made a large sled on a previous post.

Finally here is my Christmas cupcakes, still need some more practise.


Not long to go!!!

Only a few days left!!  My daughter is super excited and its her last day at school for the holidays.  The school is off to watch a concert and Father Christmas is paying them a visit later today.

I am sure she will come home even more excited!!!

Well I have just had time to squeeze in this card before the holidays.

The gingerbread house digital stamp is from Fresh Brewed Designs. I have coloured it using pro markers, glitter and some glossy accents.

I had to add another little jingle bell, I love them.  They really add a festive touch to your cards.

 The backing papers and greeting are a download from Pink Petticoat.

This card is for the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room - Sweet Christmas

 The challenge is to create a card/project using red, white with gingham and use gingerbread

Mojo Monday - challenge 324.

City Crafter Challenge - use jingle bells.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I just love Christmas

Two posts in one day and more lovely inspiration this time from The Ribbon Reel.  Just look at this gorgeous inspiration photo:

Its so lovely and I just had to make something.  The challenge is to create a card using blue, pink, white/cream plus ribbon.

The Christmas tree has been stamped and embossed in gold along with the greeting.  I haven't used my heat tool for a while so it was nice to create this card.
The stamp is from Annabelle Stamps called gifted swirls. 
I then made a little organza flower and added some snowflakes and pink ribbon.
I also had to add a jingle bell, after all it is Christmas.  My Mam and Dad sent them over for me from the UK!!

TSTR Terrific Tags

I love this time of year and I especially love the inspiration pictures from The Shabby Tea Room at Christmas, check out this beauty.

The challenge this week is to create a card/project using a tag:

I have made a little gift sleigh using the template from My Time Made Easy called Sleigh Ride.  I have made a little tag using a typed greeting.  But opps my bow seems to covering it!!

The bauble embellishments are also from My Time Made Easy called Beautiful Baubles and I have added some pom pom trim which is from The Ribbon Reel.

Friday, November 29, 2013

More Christmas

If you saw my last post you would have seen the yummy inspiration photo.  I love the colour combination so much I thought I would make another card but using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Again the sentiment is from Pink petticoat from a collection called Fairy Lights.

I don't really make clean and simple cards so this is always a challenge for me and I love a challenge.

TSTR Christmas is coming

Not long to go now.  My daughter is getting excited to open the first door of her advent calendar and I can't wait to put our Christmas decorations up.  So in the meantime The Shabby Tea Room have some gorgeous inspiration to get us all in the Christmas mood.

Such a lovely inspiration photo:

and the challenge is to create a card/project and included red, brown and white.

Here is my card:

I have used some gingham paper matted onto brown, then added a Christmas tree and snowflake die cut both from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat from the collection called Fairy Lights.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas is geting closer

As Christmas is coming closer I thought I would have a little go at making some Christmas decorations.  So I had ago at the Hanging Holiday Sled from My Time Made Easy,  Its a really good size, great for a door hanging or a table decoration.  You can also shrink the size which I have done to make tree decorations for my daughters school fete.  I will post these at a later date.

I have also used the set of stamps from My Time Made Easy called Beautiful Baubles.   The sentiment is one created using the computer.
The patterned paper is from Pink Petticoat called Fairy Lights.
I have also added a few snowflake embellishment's, gems and some little jingle bells.
This is for the challenge at A Gem Of A Challenge to added sparkle and
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog check out the lovely photo for inspiration:

Friday, November 15, 2013

Chalkboard cupcake

I have finally got time to take part in this weeks challenge at The Shabby Tea Room called holiday baking.  The challenge is to create a card/project inspired by the photo below, use the chalk board technique, a baking element and to use red, white and orange.

And here is my card
I had to use my gorgeous cupcake stamp as my baking element, I just love cupcakes!!
For the chalkboard technique you to take some black card stock, stamp your image in white and use white embossing powder.  Then with a bit of tissue dab some of the white ink over your image to give it the just erased  blackboard look.
The layout for the card is taken from the sketch over at Mojo Monday.

Monday, November 11, 2013


I have finally got all my Christmas cards made for family and friends back in the UK.  To make things easier for myself I stuck to a theme and made most of them similar.

I have gone for fun images this year and here is a little selection of what I came up with.

They have all been made with using digital papers and images from Pink Petticoat called Tis The Season.  I have used each colour palette of papers along with a different image and hurry the collection is half price at the moment.
I have tried to keep them very simple as they have to survive been sent in the post, so for embellishments I have added some glitter and a die cut snowflake.

Happy 60th Birthday

We recently had a little surprise party for my father in law for his 60th birthday, which was very hard to keep a secret when you have a 4 year old in the family.

I just wanted to share with you the little cupcakes I made.  My father in law is really into F1 so I thought I would make some racing car toppers.  I have really started to get into cupcake decorating and I am slowing starting to teach myself.

and here they are on my cupcake stand with the candles lit.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Happy Halloween

As it was my daughters school Halloween party or Fete de Halloween at the weekend I decided to make some spooky cupcakes and here they are.

I searched all over for black cupcake cases but in the end I had to order them online from The Craft Company. 

I then made the little witches hats from fondant and added a little silver ball.  The butter cream I decided had to be purple and the cupcakes themselves are double chocolate, chocolate sponge and chocolate chips.

I also added some silver spray which is edible to the hats to give a bit of shine
I hope you are all enjoying making your spooky Halloween makes.