Sunday, 21 December 2014

Calendar - January

Hello and Thank you for joining at the start of this brand new project, that I have embarked on along with two of my team mates from the Sarah Hurley DT.
When asked by Sarah if we have any plans and thoughts for the 365 blog next year, i though it was a perfect opportunity to finally start a project that I have been wanted to start for  ages now.

I have always liked the idea of creating my own calendar, something to make and showcase my own personal craft style. It comes from the fact that every year, either I, or my sister buy a calendar for Mum, who once said it was bad luck to get your own.

Using a calendar template, that will be available via Sarah Hurley's website, I have created the first month, January.

Pop over to our blog to see the other products I used, and perhaps download the template and create your own too.
We will have a Pinterest board where myself, Clare, and Jaine will post our months, and we would love for you to join in too.
We will post our pages each month regularly to build up an entire calendar for you.

Thank you for stopping by.
best wishes

Documented December, day 21 - Christmas Games

Board Games play a huge part of our Christmas entertainment, and if they turn silly....well that's all the better.
We all play, and its never a chore for our two boys (ages 7 & 13) to join in.

I'm sharing this page on Sarah Hurley's 365 blog, so if you fancy popping over to follow the series and have a look at what the rest of the design team have been creating, we'd be glad of your company.

So cheerio for now, and hope your preparations for Christmas are all going to plan.


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Documented December - Day 17, Christmas Past

I am still on track with my Documented December album, and its day 17. My turn to post my entries  and inspiration for today's prompt over at Sarah Hurleys blog- Christmas Past.

It was so hard to decide how to represent this, I think I could probably fill an album for this day alone. I have many many memories of Christmas, as a child and also of more recent times as I try to create Christmas's for my children to remember as fondly.

I opted for two pages and went with my initial thoughts. I found some photos of Mum Dad, Me and my sister (Helen) in a state of silliness - which to be honest is generally what we usually aim to achieve at some stage during the celebrations of all the Christmas's I can remember. 

Secondly I chose this photo of Nan & Grandad, to give it a place where I know I can find it and to be honest, I have always remembered it with them wearing paper hats.....but clearly that's not the case LOL.....funny how your mind works sometimes isn't it!

See you again soon, with another day to share.


Sunday, 7 December 2014

Kraft at Christmas ...

Good Afternoon, how are you all? keeping warm I hope. We had to have the fire on last night, I just couldn't get warm brrrrr......

So it is my turn for to post over on the Sarah Hurley 365 blog, and here are the products I collected together to use. To save my poor old desk getting buried under a mountain of supplies again, I was really strict with myself and didn't stray from using these things..... do you think I managed it? LOL!

Well here's the card, and I'm pleased to say that I did...hehe and I can still see my desk!
I made one swap, and changed the ribbon to something a bit more coordinated

Card Recipe
Craftwork Cards, Kraft Twister Card
Prima Inks - White & Turquoise Stone
Ranger Perfect medium
Stampendous embossing powder - Shabby Blue

Thank you for coming by today, and enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

I have entered this into the Craft Stamper Take It Make it December Challenge - White Stamping


Friday, 5 December 2014

Bloomin Marvellous.......a card & some news!

Hi there, with the madness of Christmas on the way, and things taking off for me in the crafty world, I'm guilty of neglecting my blog a little bit.

I set myself a challenge at the beginning of the year (sort of a New Years Resolution, but not if you know what I mean), anyway it seems that I am well on the road to achieving my goal. I have been accepted as a designer for a magazine and have been busy making projects for them. All in all to date, I have had three commissioned projects to work on and have really really enjoyed the challenge.

In the mean time, I have also made a few cards for family and friends, one of which is here. I made this back in October for my sister to give to Mum for her birthday.
It was my first foray into using texture paste, and on this card I have used it through the Clarity stamps brickwork stencil.

It was also a good excuse to try out my new stamps (at the time) from the JOFY range of designs at Papersrtsy.

Thanks for popping by, see you again soon.


Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas is Coming

Hi all and welcome to December.... I know can you believe it, I was watching a butterfly flitting about the garden yesterday while I was cooking the roast dinner, crazy!

However the reason I am here today, is because we have launched something very special over on the Sarah Hurley 365 blog this morning. 

kicks off when I and my over excited (LOL!) team mates will be sharing our Christmas preparations with you each and every day through out December.
We'll be sharing a prompt with some inspiration or a download for you to follow along with us. 
Today is DECK THE HALLS, and I have shared with you  my advent calender, 

Head on over to Sarah's blog for more and to grab your Documented December Blog Badge

See you again soon x


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Fresh Colour Combination for Christmas - Peppermint Twists

Well its nearly December, and things in my little crafty room have become really really busy (and very untidy :-D) To be honest I am relishing the challenges, and I can't believe that I risen to the challenge I set myself at the beginning of this year. I havn't posted too much on here, and that is something that I mean rectify through December.
I have still been creating lots and lots of projects behind the scenes and I have lots to share with you soon.

So this is the first of many, and I have taken a fresh colour combination to start batch making my Christmas cards this year. This cute little card is only 4 x 4 inches, with the tree extending above.

To find out more how I created and went about making 6 cards all at once, head over to Sarah Hurley's 365 Blog

Thanks for popping by, and hope you'll join me again soon.