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Saturday, 31 December 2016

On the 7th Day of Christmas

My plan had been to post something crafty on each of the 12 days of Christmas.
I am not sure I will manage it but I am going to give it a go...

My seventh day...
You may have noticed I was trying to have one item for Day 1,
 two items for Day 2, three items for Day 3,
four items for Day 4 and so on.


As you know I make my Christmas cards all through the year - and when it came to November/December I made a batch of these and I was just about there...


I found I was just 7 short...so as I was very pleased with this one I made:


I made another 7 based on the same design...


Merry Christmas!







Friday, 30 December 2016

On the 6th Day of Christmas

My plan had been to post something crafty on each of the 12 days of Christmas.
I am not sure I will manage it but I am going to give it a go...

My sixth day...
You may have noticed I was trying to have one item for Day 1,
 two items for Day 2, three items for Day 3,
four items for Day 4 and so on.

So for Day 6, I am adding 6 things that have been put up in previous Christmasses...

This Advent Calendar was made for my kids 30 odd years ago...



My Christmoose was made by my niece Ella last year...


My brother made me the Christmas tree last year...


I made the ribbon wreath a couple of years ago...




Ella also made this reindeer head  
a couple of years ago...



I decided to put some of my baubles in a large glass bowl (with lights)





Merry Christmas!






Thursday, 29 December 2016

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

My plan had been to post something crafty on each of the 12 days of Christmas.
I am not sure I will manage it but I am going to give it a go...

My fifth item...
You may have noticed I was trying to have one item for Day 1,
 two items for Day 2, three items for Day 3,
four items for Day 4 and so on.
So for Day 5 I Have my niece Ella's 5 Snowmen Jars -
 just add warm milk for a delicious hot chocolate...

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Merry Christmas!





Wednesday, 28 December 2016

On the Fourth Day of Christmas

My plan had been to post something crafty on each of the 12 days of Christmas.
I am not sure I will manage it but I am going to give it a go...

My fourth item...
4 by 4 Christmas Crackers for the Christmas Dinner table...

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My sister and I made these...

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Merry Christmas!




Tuesday, 27 December 2016

On the third day of Christmas...

My plan had been to post something crafty on each of the 12 days of Christmas.
I am not sure I will manage it but I am going to give it a go...

My third item...
I saw three ships come sailing in...



These were a joint venture between my brother (who whittled the huls from some old colliery ladder rungs), my sister (who machined the sails) and me. I put them together...


Merry Christmas!



Monday, 26 December 2016

On the second day of Christmas...

My plan had been to post something crafty on each of the 12 days of Christmas.
I am not sure I will manage it but I am going to give it a go...

My second item is the snowman by my front door...
My daughter and I make lots of things together and this was mainly her handiwork...she made two snowmen.





We used logs from our log store, buttons for the features and part of one of my scarves.


Merry Christmas!




Sunday, 25 December 2016

On the First Day of Christmas...

Things have been crazy here...
My Mum ended up being rushed into hospital for an emergency operation in the early hours of Christmas Eve. So far she is doing pretty well...

But it has been a strange Christmas so far...
I missed my LOC post and I had a super Bloobel image to use.
 Hopefully I will get that sorted soon!


But my plan had been to post something crafty on each of the 12 days of Christmas.
I am not sure I will manage it but I am going to give it a go...

My first item is my December page of my mixed media calendar....




I added a fairly easy page this month - white card matted with DP from my stash.
I then added a die cut and some embellishments and printed December with an Inkadinkadoo stamp.






Merry Christmas!



Saturday, 17 December 2016

Imagine That Digistamps Midway Post


Here's my next inspiration post as a member of the Dynamite Delights DT of



This is a reminder post for the current challenge over at

Joys of the Season


with a photo inspiration



This challenge runs from December 3 to January 6

I have made a card for you today:


Once again I have used Santa Penguin coloured with Promarkers and glitter glue...




I formed my 'Christmas tree' using scraps of paper from DDD's Christmas Blooms on a red card blank.


Finally I added a wooden embellishment.


I will link this to Creative Knockouts #172 who are being sponsored by
 Imagine That Digistamps this week


Hope to see your make in the Challenge!









Thursday, 15 December 2016

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Winter 2016 Blog Hop
A very quick post to add a 'coffee' card to the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
I almost missed it...

Anyway here is a little paperpieced card using a digi from Digi Digi Doodle - don't know if it is still available - I added some liquid pearls to the berries and face. I printed the words on the computer.
The photo is pretty bad as I had problems with reflections.


I will link this to the blog hop...

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Crafty Hazelnut's Midway Post for December


Here's my midway Design Team make for the December Challenge of


Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge - they are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.



The image is Crabby Cat Christmas (the last Friday Freebie), coloured with Promarkers, a little glitter glue and then die cut with a stitched rectangle.


I started with a green card blank matted with a Christmas DP from my stash.
I then added a die cut recatngle of a toning paper and then the image.



Do have a look at the other makes to inspire you over at Crafty Hazelnut's Extra

Looking forward to seeing your make...

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Ike's World Challenges #78 Photo Inspiration



Today I would like to show you my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#78) is a photo inspiration...and this is my midway post...



I took the Poinsettia element and used Poinsettia Fairy coloured with Spectrum Noir markers.



I started with a white card base matted with a DP from my stash. 
I then added a strip from another DP layered on a strip of white card.
Finally I added the image which I had die cit with a stitched rectangle.



If you pop over to Ike's World Challenges you will find there is a super freebie to pick up:

Xmas Candles




This would be perfect for the Challenge - but your image is free choice...
Look forward to seeing your creations in Challenge #78...


Happy Crafting!