Thursday, 31 December 2009
Previously my card stock and patterned paper was stored in three separate places, now I have two of these places merged here. I'm very embarrassed at the amount of 12X12 I have, this box still needs putting into the shelves, I now know I don't need to shop for pretty paper or Bazzill for many years. Can you see how organised the shelves next to my paper stand are? What's the thing with purple card stock (all shades of)? My colours are usually blues, greens and oranges, why did I buy so much purple?
You know what's its like while you are supposed to be organising, you end up with a huge mess. My mess spread through the three bedrooms and in the middle of the mess I started playing. This page was of my brothers house in the snow last week. This fits with this weeks challenge on Pencil Lines, it was set by the fabulous Donna Downey. A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop hosted by Donna, I found her to be very warm and so entertaining. Her husband and kids were with here and came into the workshop to say hello. What a great family. Check out her blog, to see how she thinks outside the box, she is truly inspiring.
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Plans for today, purge this craft room. I have a box of Christmas crafting bits that I have bought over the years and this year I never even opened it. I guess I don't need any of the stuff in the box. This got me to thinking I must have loads that I don't need or like anymore so it's all going.
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
I've also won again over on the Bubbly Scrumptious Challenge blog, the challenge was all wrapped up and ready to go. I sent in one of the little gift boxes and a card. I'm very happy to have won again.
I have bought my mask for the masquerade ball at the Inspired retreat I'm going to in February. I tried to make a couple from card stock but they looked awful, so I've bought one of these from Hobbycraft
I've bought lots of 'glam' stuff to tart it up, so that is going to be my project for the Christmas break.
Oh no its snowing again! Will it ever stop?
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Each year I marvel at the amount of time it takes to get ready for Christmas. Why do we do it to ourselves? We spend weeks getting ready for one day and when it comes we're all too tired to enjoy it. I have managed to wrap and label the Christmas presents I've bought, now they just need delivering. Where I'm going to find that time I've no idea as I'm working right up to the day.
I have been glued to the window today to monitor the snow situation, if it snows again I won't get to work tomorrow. This was the level of snow on my bathroom window at lunch time today.
I've been baking most of the day making mince pies and a red velvet cake to take with me in the morning. If I'm snowed in at least I won't starve I've enough cake and pies to see me through to the New Year.
This was the cake mixture before I made the cake, it looks a bit wrong doesn't it
Here it is when it's cooked and with the icing on, it's delicious and I think it looks very Christmassy. So if it gets the thumbs up tomorrow I'll make one for Christmas Day.
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Every year I buy one from Harrod's but this year I struggled to pick just one, so I bought three.
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Today was the Christmas Cracker all day workshop and dinner organised by Craftwork Cards. I have no idea where to begin, it was absolutely brilliant. I've made a great slide show of the day but soemhow it won't load for you so I'm resorting to plain old photos.
e made 4 cards in the morning, then Santa came to visit us all with a lovely little present. Can you imagine how excited I was when I realised that even Santa knew about my little boxes that I'd designed for Craftwork Cards. He had managed to get hold of them in gorgeous pastel colours and packed them with lovely crafting goodies, how clever is he? Is it me or is Santa looking younger these days?
We had fun with lots of chatter and laughs, there's always one nutter in each class and here was ours!
After Santa's visit we moved to the restaurant for a delicious Christmas dinner, I ate every mouthful in good old Christmas tradition. no time for an afternoon snooze thought we had an afternoon project to tackle, here is what we made this gorgeous little tote is so sturdy it is going to sit in my desk with my Copics in it.
I was shattered when I got home but I couldn't stop I had to do all the ironing and pack ready for our trip to London tomorrow. I'm going to visit the queen, not really but we are going to see We will rock you. Time to get in the bath and sleep.
Thank you to everybody at Craftwork Cards for a great day.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Friday I will write all my Christmas cards and the house will be cleaned thoroughly for Christmas. I will then scramble up into my attic and retrieve all my Christmas Decorations, then the CD's will go on and the tree will go up with one little gap left (read on to find out why).
Saturday I'm going to a full day of workshops and Christmas dinner at the Village Hotel and hosted by Craftwork Cards, I know this is going to be a fabulous day, the workshops are always lots of fun so this will be FUN with dinner and rumour has it that Santa is popping along.
Sunday I'm going to London, this is a tradition that was started by myself and my BFF we always go at this time of year we always stay overnight and go see a show, then call into Harrods for a Christmas Tree ornament, for the gap on my tree. So we will be doing this
This time we are going for two nights and there are seven of us, so we will be doing even more. I always take my camera so there will be lots of piccies.
Wednesday I will sort out my pictures and I usually make a little book to record the trip, I want to make a couple this year as pressies. I hope to make a good start on these on Wednesday. I will also post all of the cards.
Thursday I intend to take a trip to Ikea for a few more storage bits to 'tidy' my craft room then rest and relax.
Friday I have appointments at the beauticians and the hairdressers for a good tidy up.
The next two days are going to be spent wrapping presents and relaxing ready for my return to work, knowing that I am all prepared for Christmas.
I can't wait!