...yup that bit between Christmas and New Year where you are not sure what to do with yourself (at least I'm not - lol!!). The house is a tip with toys everywhere hmmm not sure who's idea it was to get army sets with sooooo many little soldiers - they turn up everywhere!!
Did you all get lots of nice things for Christmas??? Well last year I dont think I got anything crafty although I did hit the Sizzix sale, this year Santa played a blinder - I was really pleased with what he brought me - would you like to see???
Here goes:3 Sets of Nesties (which thanks to the instructions that are now inside I can emboss as well as cut - yay!!), a new storage box and bobbin winder for my cross stitch, proper fabric scissors - no more hacking away with the kitchen scissors or my other little scissors and a couple of books with things marked to have a go at.
Pro-markers to add to my collection.
More fab books - again with things marked to make - this will really help me particularly after I signed up for the felt fairys make a month (see sidebar) and lastly some polychromos - erm not too sure how to use these with my promarkers so if anyone can advise any links/tutorials that would be great - although I cant get my hands on any Sansodor locally - so it will be back onto the internet for a search.
I have also made a card but cant blog it yet - which reminds me I need to take a photo of it.
Enjoy the rest of the break - back to work for me tomorrow - mind its only half a day - while my oh takes the boys to the local Games Workshop for a fun day - although not my hubbys cup of tea so he uses the term fun loosely - hee hee - pah! am sure he'll enjoy it - snigger.
Thanks for staying with me - hope I havent bored you!!
... just popping in early morning before I get ready for work to apologise for being a rubbish blogger and not posting any makes for what seems like ages!!!
Seem to be running around a bit lately PLUS I have to work the holidays my cushy agreement with my old boss where I didnt work school holidays has come crashing to an end under my new boss - boooo - lol.
So incase I dont get chance to post again I just want to :
Hope Santa is good to you and brings lots of crafty goodies and once all the chaos has calmed down - I'll be back posting.
...another post - so soon!?! yup just before I go and pick the boys up from their Nannas, I just wanted to blog this card, its another of the lovely images from Saturated Canary:
I have coloured her with pro-markers and distressed the edge of the image with a Tim Holtz pad, I have also distressed the die cut clock which was a recent ebay purchase and used a pearl brad in the centre. The dp is from Basic Grey Max & Whiskers collection, with flowers then added from my stash.
... well after some super quick making up today I have finished the ornie for Toms teachers christmas present: front: back:The pattern was a freebie from hearts desire - called Snowmans quaker Christmas.
It was lovely to stitch and I've managed to invisible stitch the bottom again its not to bad to do once you have the hang of it and if I can do it it must be easy!!! lol.
I've not ented any stitching into challenges before - but here goes:
... of the cupcake saga - lol - I will not be beaten (oh ok maybe I will!!). Well I tried again today after Toms lovely singing at school who arent doing a play this year as it is too stressful for the children - WHAT!!!! every other year seem to be doing something and theyve done a performance previous years!!! Anyhoo, thats another story - grr.
Now dont laugh at this :
although I am laughing as they look nothing like the hummingbird picture - I'll blame Tom as he stuck the marshmallows on l0l. I realised I didnt have the right size cake cases - honestly I am hopeless however, I am going to keep practising but maybe next week ;-).
The kids seemed to like them though and they do seem to be going down quite quickly.
... an IDIOT!!!! just popped on to have a rant at myself - I think I've mentioned on here that I am not a confident cook so after my success tonight at my own recipe of chicken, chorizo and sweetcorn (which was going to be a stew) but ended up with pasta (lol) was rather nice and even the kids cleared their plates. I thought I'd finally get round to having a go at cupcakes and then when I came to tidying up after popping them in the oven I realised I had used Cream of Tartar instead of Baking Powder - SCREAM!!!! Then my husband wonders why I dont do more baking - aargh!!
... hows your Saturday going - quiet here the boys are at nannas so we've been pottering around wrapping presents - I feel quite organised....so why do I feel like I've forgotten to buy something or for someone??? I dont think I've ever been ready this early before :-0!!!
Anyhow, I was going through my photo's and thought I'd blog this card that I made for my sister in law back in October, that I never got round to posting before:
I have used one of the pre-coloured squares from LOTV and matted it onto pink card then used freebie papers from a magazine then added a flower charm and flower from my stash.
Nice to post something other than a christmas card lol.
Hi, I am a 40 year old mum to two gorgeous boys, and wife to the lovely patient Ian. I work part-time to fund my new card making hobby - which I have become totally addicted to - thanks to all the lovely ladies on MSE.