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Catching up with my ideas

Today has been a very lazy day for me, I haven't even got dressed. Instead I've abandoned everything to bring to life an idea that has been kicking round in my head. I really love the Lili of the Valley nativity scene stamps, they are so very cute.
I wanted to create a nativity scene using the stamps, as all of them have a sheet for a background I decided to make them their own 'theatre'. It has taken me all day to make it and light it up but thank goodness it worked out just fine. You know what its like when you start something you've imagined and then it just doesn't work. I'm entering thins into this months LOTV Challenge which is to create anything but a card.

From my house to yours

I hope everybody is spending their Christmas just as they want to. I am full of Christmas dinner and desserts so now need to nap before Downton Abbey comes on TV. Before I do I wanted to show you the little configuration house I made last week. I was invited to my friend Carolines along with 4 other crafty ladies. Up until then I hadn't felt very Christmassy, yes I'd done the decorations and sent the cards out but it still didn't feel like it. Until our crafty day. Caroline gave each of us a house box that had been left over from a previous Scrapstars retreat, we were then left to our own devices to do what we wanted.
For a couple of weeks we had all been raiding our Christmas ornaments and the local pound shops and on the day we had a mountain of goodies on the table. We also all took food along for our lunch. It was one of the most relaxing and nicest days that completely turned Christmas around for me. Here was my house
The box had to be painted first, I was a bit adventu…

Christmas Project

UKScrappers are hosting a project a day for Christmas.
 Rememeber you have to do the following to be in with a chance of winning a prize:
Visit the UKS Home Page every morning to see that days project click the link to get the tutorial.Comment on each of the blogs ). Remember to leave your UKS username. If the project is not on a blog you are allowed a free pass on that one.Then comment on the UKS thread after the 23rd of December. We will compare the commenters in the UKS thread to the blog comments after the 25th and the prize winner will be announced on New Year's Eve. Today is my turn and I have a Christmas ornament for you to make. I was inspired by a project I found on Pinterest a lady called Brenda has loads of ideas of how to make projects out of Hershey's kisses. I am not claiming this as my own idea but I took her tutorial to make a star and turned it into a tree ornament. Go check out her blog for other great ideas using Hersheys kisses.
For the ornament you will nee…

Make it for Christmas

UKScrappers are hosting a project a day for Christmas. I'm sure you will agree there have been some fabulous ideas so far.
 Remember you have to do the following to be in with a chance of winning a prize:
Visit the UKS Home Page every morning to see that days project click the link to get the tutorial.Comment on each of the blogs ). Remember to leave your UKS username. If the project is not on a blog you are allowed a free pass on that one.Then comment on the UKS thread after the 23rd of December. We will compare the commenters in the UKS thread to the blog comments after the 25th and the prize winner will be announced on New Year's Eve.Today is my turn and I have a Christmas ornament for you to make.This one is great for the kids to make and can also be used as a present tag, just write your greeting on the back with a Sharpie.

You will need:
air dry clay 
stamp of your choice
shaped cookie cutter
rolling pin 
fine sand paper
acrylic paint
ribbon

To Make:
1. Roll out the clay to about …

Delayed Scrap Whispers

Oops I forgot to post the layout I made for the last Scrap Whispers challenge, its almost time for the end of the new challenge and I only just realised.
This was passed to me by Rosey
 and this was my take on it
the full reveal is here, its really interesting to see how everybody interprets the previous lift. The next challenge has been completed by me and is on its journey around the other lifters.Only a couple of weeks until it is revealed.