Monday, 26 December 2011

I Love Waltzingmouse

Well how quick did that go! All that waiting and prepping and it's went so quickly. I hope everyone  had a lovely Christmas, we did, Brian and I  went to our Daughter's house for Christmas and stayed until Boxing Day. Grace was so excited and enjoyed every minute of it.
So I was a little late checking Claire's blog 

I love Waltzingmouse stamps, I have been using Claire's stamps for a quite a while now, and I love them. They are so well designed and such super quality. If you haven't visited them yet hop on over. Claire Brennan such a lovely and talented designer.

I have just won the spot prize on the Tag Challenge, which I am so pleased about. In fact I'm well chuffed.
You can see my tag on the previous post.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Gingerbread cookies

I made some gingerbread snowflake cookies at the weekend and took some over for Grace to decorate and put on her tree. Of course as Waltzingmouse have a tag challenge which I just realised ends on the 20th, I thought I would decorate the bag with a tag. I used the gingergirl stamp from the Oven Fresh. Set

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Tres Chic

Well with all the christmas stash tidied away until next year, thought I would have a play with the £5 Goody Bag that I bought from Craftworks Cards. What a bargain! this will make lots of cards.

Friday, 16 December 2011

All is merry and bright.

No card making going on, all the Christmas card making stash has been stashed away until next year.My craft room looks tidy for a change, at least until the next craft frenzy.
The presents are bought and wrapped, the tree and house is decorated, cards all posted, Christmas cake iced but not decorated yet, but nearly there. Just the dreaded last minute food shopping to do.

Some of my favourite decorations.

The mantelpiece is decorated.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

12 tags of Christmas Tag 10,11 & 12

three in one post today, I managed to complete them all, and I am so chuffed, I nearly fell by the way side a couple of times, but it was so much fun.

Tag 10
Tag 11
Tag 12

Saturday, 10 December 2011

12 tags of Christmas Tag 9

Tag 9, I can't believe I'm actually doing all these tags, I usually neglect my blog in December. all my Christmas cards are done and dusted and in the Post.

Tag 9 was another challenge, but loved the embossing, didn't have the correct dies thin I might have to buy the foliage tag. so I  used the bird from the Caged Bird die and made him into a Robin redbreast. Every year we have the same robin visit our garden and then later in the year they nest. How do I know he is the sme one you might ask, well he has a little white mark on his breast. I try to take a photo but I think he is camera shy.
Now must go, Me and some of the other crafty Chicks are hosting a stall at the Watermead Village Hall. today, so if you around in the area come along and say hello.

Friday, 9 December 2011

12 tags of Christmas Tag 8

Well tag done and dusted only 4 more to go. Although I didn't have all the elements again, I think it turned out OK.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

12 tags of Christmas Tag 5, 6, and 7

Wow, I can't believe how quickly the days are going, and I am now up to speed with the tags. At least now I can get that pile of housework done, my Grandaughter is having a sleepover at the weekend so I need to make sure her room is clean and tidy, strange how rooms that don't get used very often still get dirty.

Tag 5
Tag 6
Tag 7

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tags 2,3,4.

I had a great time yesterday playing with my tags, I made tags 2,3,and 4, I didn't have all the correct elements, to make them like Tim's but it's all about learning and having fun at the same time.
Tag 2
Tag 3
Tag 4

And now I have to tackle tags 5 and 6 and they don't look easy I might really have to think outside the box here.

Monday, 5 December 2011


I'm well behind with my Timmie tags so until I have time to get them sorted I thought I would show you some a couple of the  cards I made with the £5 Goody Bag I managed to grab from Craftworks Cards


Sunday, 4 December 2011

12 tags of Christmas. Tag 1

Well I finally got round to making Tag 1 in the  Tim Holtz, 12 tags of Christmas 2011 series. and I had so much fun making it. I can't believe how much work Tim puts into the making of this series, he is a super teacher and so Inspirational, and what a super guy, lots of new technique's to be learnt.
My version of  Tag 1, didn't have the pinecone die so I used some real ones.
And Tim's super duper one.