Saturday, 31 December 2011

Amigurumi frog

I had a fab book for Christmas about making amigurumi creatures. Now it has been a long, long time since I have done any crochet. ( We're talking childhood here!) so I thought I'd have a go at it and see if I could still do it! Unfortunately my efforts make him seem a little overweight, but he is  perfect for all us new year dieters! We can look at his body and instead of saying " Phwor" we can all say " I must stick to that diet,!!" Well, he'll come in handy for singing "hmn, hmn said the little green frog one day" at work and if I make four more I'll be able to use him for five little speckled frogs as well! I also need to get the right sized crochet hook because that should help with his weight loss!! If only New year diets were that flipping easy!!!!

Friday, 30 December 2011

Penny Black new acquisition.

Oh who can resist a new Penny Black stamp? Not me, by all accounts! I just had to have it and it's even better when it's in the sale! I have hardly embellished this one because the stamp is so cute I didn't want to distract the eye from it.

Sweet Crazy Love.

Here's one I made today whilst looking through my Maggie's collection. This little pretty came with the latest stamp club kit. I just love her curly, wild hair!
The light is terrible in this photo...makes everything have a  bit of a greeny tinge! So Sorry about that!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Last Christmas cards of 2011

Hope you've all had a Merry Christmas. Here are my last three Christmas cards of 2011 that I made yesterday. I don't plan on making any more this year, but I just couldn't resist making them before I put my Christmas craft box away and I had printed out these digis before Christmas and I wanted to start the 2012 box off with a couple of cards. It makes me feel like I have something to work with! I am entering these for Di's digi download challenge blog as these little beauties are all her digi downloads and their last challenge of this year is Christmas, so it's the perfect excuse! My lovely images have of course been prisma coloured!

I am sorry if you are sick of my Christmas cards, but I promise that I think I am done now and I plan to put this all away today!  ........BUT never say NEVER!!!!!!

Monday, 12 December 2011

freebie My minds eye papers

I haven't used these little freebie jobs from Cardmaking and Parecraft magazine until now and I have to say that I love, love, love them! The little robins go perfectly with this cute lili of the valley image. This image has been prisma coloured , but was in my " first aid" box. The snowflake charms are really sweet and I got those on eBay. The glittery strips came form somewhere, but I can't remember where and I have almost used all of these up. I quite like this card, so will struggle to give it to somebodyelse!! Oh aren't I mean?!!!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

A Big Purple hug

Promarkers again? Well, yes but sadly this is another "first aid" one, salvaged from my pre-coloured box and quickly put together with scraps of this and that and a sentiment from the box. Countdown to finishing those pesky cards is almost there and I'm on the home stretch!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Sledging first aid!

This one was promarkered! Have I fallen back in love with promarkers I hear you cry? Err no actually! This one was coloured last Christmas before my broken right wrist and was put in my emergency coloured images box; for those times when you start panicking because you still haven't made quite enough Christmas cards and you are in fact getting sick at the sight of them! Oh, do you not have one of those then? Hmnn I have almost depleted the stock of mine...things are getting desperate and I'm not going to let this happen next year! Once this batch is finished, (and I am getting there.....)I'm going to start colouring in new stuff to make up for next year's box of pretties " first aid" . Button is made from my sizzix scraps, emergency first aid box. Papers are nitwits ones! I am out of the office this weekend and away from my work desk. I have a big family get together for my little brother's 40th, his partner's 40th and their son's 1st. Might need the first aid box again.....but more likely to be in search of headache pills than coloured images!!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Domestic Goddess

Awh isn't she a sweetie? This could almost be a photograph of me in the kitchen....NOT!! She's far too clean and tidy, unlike myself!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Pretty Roses

Here's one I pre-coloured earlier! It's been sat in my pre-coloured box for ages and so this was quick to run up! Papers are trimcraft ones I think and they are all glittery and sparkly! Die cuts are magnolia ones and look, a button form my box....shock horror.....espcially as this is one of my favourites because it's spotty!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Easel nice shepherd!

Another unfussy card today! Time is running out for Christmas card making and I need to make lots more!!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Holly Wreath Tilda

Isn't she a cutie? I just love that little wreath she is holding. I have opted for plain and simple on this one, one backing paper which is glittery, one tag, one ribbon and a piece of pretty lace. Simples!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Christmas skater.

This was me being very " over embellished" I got out a whole heap of craft stuff and just played, played, played! The background stamp is by Alota and I masked Tilda before stamping the background. I used a Martha Stewart icicle punch for the bottom and the ribbon was cheap stuff from the works, which actually was very high quality! There was also plenty of it. I punched the leaves and used lots of glitter and sparkle and flowers from Wild Orchid crafts. The button was prised out of my button box...with great difficulty! For those who know me they know how particular I am about my button box!!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Blue, chilly Christmas.

Shiver and shake, it's a cold Christmas! Well these two little fellows certainly think so! Love their little hats and these were a joy to colour. Thanks to Lauren who sold them last year with the proceeds going to Clare for the breast cancer appeal.

Nephew's Christmas card

Here is my Christmas card for me little nephew. I saw this wooden stamp on EBay and got it for 99p plus postage. A veritable bargain I say! It's not an overely fussy card, but perfect for a very cute little boy who happens to be a bit poorly at the moment and will be turning one on December 12th! xx