Wednesday, 30 December 2009


Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a good Christmas. We went away to Ledbury over Christmas and have just got back. We did indeed have a white Christmas. Although it wasn't thick snow, all the ground was white with either frost or snow. The view from our Log Cabin was fabulous. It was so icy that the country road leading to the Lodges was not drivable, so we were sort of snowed in!!!! Luckily we had done all our supply shopping on the day we arrived.

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This is the view from our Log Cabin, Woodside Lodges, Ledbury.

This was the view on Christmas Morning....

I must have feed every animal possible during our holiday. The bread on the veranda was for my favourite ROBIN!

Santa's Little Helper............My sister in Law came away with us and she brought Sid a Santa's Hat. He was not impressed!

We had Pheasants, Rabbits, tons of different birds and this little guy!
We feed them all well. The birds had the turkey fat with bread set in it, they LOVED it! Even the Cat that lived at the Lodges had some!!!!!
The Squirrel though, came back every day and nearly knocked at the window. He would come to the kitchen window and look in, Well I was feeding him honey nut cashews from M&S!!!!!
Hee Hee I bet they were either glad to see the back of us and all our food scraps, or they are all pestering the next guests that are in the lodges this week........:-)
Anyway Hope you all have a good day,
Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Whoops Blog Candy Winner......

With all my Christmas Cards Done and Posted on to something not Chrissy.

These little cards were attached to the circle circus bags that I gave out as a Thank You.

Hey! I totally forgot to post the Winner of the Blog Candy.......

Thank you all for entering - The Winner is Simply Fairies Email Me and I will get the Stamp Set straight off to you.

Just wanted to sign on quickly to Wish you all a Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year.

Thanks for Visiting,


Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Stampin' UP! Classes - Appreciation Day

This morning was my Christmas Appreciation Morning for my lovely Tuesday Ladies.

I saw this Santa on Nitestampers Blog a little while back and he's such a cheeky chappie, I just knew I had to make one and these are what I made. Pull up Chocolate Slider Cards.....

The reindeer is off Monica's Lovely Blog. When I went to Germany for the Very First Stampin Up Convention in November, Jo and I went to a great shop and I found some lovely tissues with GingerBread Men all over them. The reindeer fitted them perfectly.

I showed my hubbie and boys what I was making last week and they just raised their eyes and asked when would Tea be ready!........
The chocolate inside is Lindor..........MMM Every crafter has to have chocolate when they craft.

The punches used were Word Window, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4", 1", 3/4" circle punches.

The tissues were a standard packet size.
Every one got a goodie bag to take home with them. This is what was inside......

The stamp set pressie was wrapped in some Merry Moments paper and the top was decorated.

So Many Santa's in one room.........

At Convention Shelli Gardner, the owner of Stampin' UP! demonstrated a lovely project. I decided that we would all make one as a treat for my Appreciation Day Today.
The chipboard journal's are super for altering, This is the one the ladies made. We used the Sunny Day Scrappin Kit and So Tweet chipboard.

I decided to put dividers in my journal using the round tab punch. The covers were added using the spiral punch which makes the job easy!

This journal is very similar to Shelli's one she demonstrated, using the Sense of Time and Medallion Stamp Sets.

I saw a card with the Owl chipboard on it over at splitcoaststampers and tried it for my other journal. The stamps are Good Friend stamp set.

His wings are made using the scallop circle punch. His eyes are 1" and 3/4" circle punches.
Pop over to the gallery at splitcoast stampers for more ideas using these chipboard pieces.

Right then! I have 7 boxes of paper work to get done by Friday Morning. My Boys break up on Friday at Lunch Time and I am aiming to be on Holiday from then on.........
Until then, I have some more christmas cards to get written and posted!!!
Thanks for looking,

Monday, 7 December 2009

Circle Circus Calendar Stamp Class.....

Tomorrow is our Calendar Stamp Class. I decided to use Circle Circus stamp set and warm colours. I loved the colours of the circle circus bags that were on sale at Convention, and thats where I got the inspiration for the colour combination.

We will be making the coaster calendar tomorrow.

The class instructions also include a calendar template for 2010, which I stamped all over and cut up for each page.
The other calendars are from stationery shops.
I just wanted to show you what my MUM made!!!! Remember I gave my mum the slider box of cards early in the year (which is the same as my Rose is a Rose Square slider box class).
Well this is what my Lovely MUM made all by herself. You did a fantastic job Mum, I LOVE IT.

We are having our Christmas Party at Craft Club tonight, so must dash.
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Good Friend Robin.....

We had a riot in Stamp Class today!!! My cheeks are still hurting, we were laughing so much. I'm sure someone is feeding laughing gas into my craft room! What a better way to spend time crafting and having a laugh.....
We made the Good Friend Cards this week using the Sunny Day papers and colourway.

The papers are lovely but to try and break away, I made this card. I stamped the bird in Creamy Caramel and then again in Ruby Red. Then I used the large oval punch and punched out part of his belly. I stamped the bird again on Chocolate chip cardstock and just cut out his wing. I paper pieced the bits onto the Creamy Caramel bird and cut it out.

The star stems were stamped randomly at the bottom of the whisper white layer and two chocolate chip legs were added. The sentiment is from occasional greetings stamp set.

Thanks for looking,