and we have snow forecast for Friday - WOO HOO! I don't think it's ever snowed on Christmas day so I am keeping my fingers crossed. It is all so beautiful here with a sprinkle of snow, bright, cold days and warm noses. I took the kids sledging today and we made cookies - crikey, I could get mother of the year at this rate (HA HA).
I know I've been totally swamped with stuff to blog - I have been scrapping, honest! Much I can't share right now, so I'll share the card I made for Jacob. He is really into penguins because of Disney's Club Penguin (although he has found another new craze now which is rather annoying).
Those cute stamps are Unity and the papers are MME (Colorful Christmas). You can click on the images for a more detailed look.
I'm off to make DH's card now - nothing like leaving things to the last minute eh?!
Hope you're having a wonderful season so far. Thanks for stopping by.
'Tis the season to be jolly and it snowed today! This is the first time I remember snow at Christmas since I was a kid. I just hope it lasts until next week.
I had a play this week at making a cupcake gift holder. I have seen these cupcakes when they hold a gift card, but I really wanted to make one to hold bath bombs or jelly beans.
As it is my first attempt, (well it took me 3 goes to make the base), it didn't turn out too bad. I have thought of some ways to improve for next time. It was really fun to make, but I've burnt my fingers again and again with hot glue.
The lid comes off to reveal the gift. It should be jelly beans, but they got eaten instead (not by me you understand).
There is lots of glitter and dew drops, but it is hard to see from the photos. I think Lauren will enjoy opening it on Christmas day.
Yikes! where has the time gone? I have to say that I have hardly done any Christmas shopping and only 8 Christmas cards so far!
Still I have made a new countdown thingame (obviously far more urgent than shopping).
This mini-blackboard is a child's toy which I found in a craft store. I've decorated it with the fabulous Eskimo Kisses from Basic Grey. I love the fact that everything is double-sided and there are lots of little patterns (perfect for those accessories).
Yet another snowman - I have to say my snowmen are very much inspired by the fabulous Linda Albrecht who is this month's Guest Designer at Ally Scraps. I've been following Linda's blog for ages - she creates such wonderful pieces she is a sparkle genius.
Unfortuately the light here is poor so you can't see all the sparkly glitter and glass bauble gems. They really are divine. The little dear is cut out of Dearly paper - I wish I had bought the chip stickers - the little girls and boys would have looked fabulous.
I made a clay birdie to sit on a branch. She is covered in ultra-fine glitter too.
It's hard to see the paper roses and berries but they've been touched by a little frost and snow too.
I hope that I've inspired to make something for Christmas too.
Only 2 more days until the School Fair (thank goodness). I think I'm running on empty at the moment.
As I've not had time to scrap, I thought I'd share my last layout in Scrapbook Inspirations. The theme was Christmas and sparkle, so I went to town with embossing and glitter.
I created the Christmas tree using a cone of paper which was then covered with paper 'frills'. These are easy to make although can be time-consuming if you're doing a big tree. Just snip the paper evenly along its length.
I used a curvy ruler to create the border so I could get an nice even border. Beads were threaded onto red wire for added bling.
The fabulous papers are My Mind's Eye and Bazzill.