Friday, 18 December 2015

Wine Bottle Sleeves

Good morning and I hope this finds you all well. Today I'm showing these wine bottle sleeves that I found on YouTube.  They look so much nicer than the usual bag that you can buy.They are very easy to make, can be customised by changing the labels etc. and I think they make a simple gift look pretty special.  I made them for both the standard wine bottle and the miniature bottle.  I will put the miniature one in with my sister's gifts.

My Project

Well that's all my Christmas cards out of the way and posted so now I have time to make a few gift bags and boxes and this is the start.

A very short post but there is still a lot to do.  Putting up my Christmas tree for starters!!!   I really must get on with that today or Christmas will be here before the tree is!  I have placed my ceramic snowy village and my ceramic nativity scene, so I have actually made a start but I'll have to get my skates on.

Take care!

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Anything Goes ... With The Colour Red for OSAAT Challenge 252

Good morning to everybody.  My goodness we have had some rain over the last day or two.  Makes you wonder where it all comes from!  Still, it does mean that in a couple of months my well will be great. It takes a few months before it permeates through the ground and the water tables - or something like that anyway!  John has explained umpteen times but ........

If you are looking for my Christmas Card Club entry please scroll down to the next post because I had to post it yesterday.

Anyway today it is time to post my card for One Stitch At A Time   and the theme is Anything Goes with The Colour Red.  My Image is Wish Upon A Star from Kaz Kraftz and you can find it here in the store.

My Card

6 " square card base
Red cardstock - Rymans
DP - Papermania "Home For Christmas"
Star embossing folder - Docrafts Little Tatty Ted
Opulent Ovals  die - Spellbinders
Christmas Star -  Joanna Sheen's Signature dies
Coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Computer generated
Gems - from stash

The embossed stars on the red card are not showing up too well in the photo but trust me, they are there!

Please pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the DT have made and perhaps think about joining us in the challenge.  Some lucky person could be the winner of this great prize.

December Prize Pack

I hope everybody is feeling well and not too many suffering from the dreaded viruses doing the rounds. Keep warm and take care.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

The Final Christmas Card Club Challenge For 2015 ... Anything Goes

Good morning.  I am back to my usual one day early for the CCC challenge because I have another project to post tomorrow. For our last challenge this year Zoe has made it very easy for us by allowing us "Anything Goes."

My Project

Large white gift bag - Hobbycraft
Backing papers -  First Edition " Silent Night"
Snowflakes - Spellbinders Create A Flake 4 and 5
Tiny snowflakes - XCut punch
Very large snowflake - ancient stash, 
(possibly Craftwork Cards from about 10 years ago.)
Ribbon and pearls from stash

This really is a dreadful picture but I have tried quite a few pics and none of them are any better. Dark dreary days,  pearlescent cardsock and glittery paper certainly aren't helping the situation.  I have made a gift bag with a flurry of glittery, sparkly snowflakes and in real life it really looks super - honestly!!!  I have added a label to the back of the hanging snowflake and made it into a gift tag. The very large snowflake at the top was white.  I coloured it with Promarkers, sprayed it with glue then drenched it in glitter. I think my sister will pleased  this bag anyway.  I'm not saying she is easily pleased, but she is so appreciative of everything I give her, or do for her, that it really is a pleasure to give her things.

Well that's it from me for today.  Take care all.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

MAWTT - To A Special Person At Christmas

Good morning and hope this finds you all well.The challenge at  MAWTT this week has been set by Carole and she asked us to make a card for a special person at Christmas.  I have made this card for my sister to give her next door neighbours ( I don't actually have any neighbours so no use to me ... lol!),  They are a super couple and have been experiencing some difficulties over the last few months so Jeanie asked me to make a card to let them know how special they are.

My Card

5" x 7" base card - made from Rymans cardsock
Red cardstock - Rymans
Frosty swirls e/f - Creative Expressions
Provence dies - Creative Expressions
Poinsettias - Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls - from stash
Sentiment - computer generated

Well not long now till the fat old guy dressed in red makes his annual visit. I hope you are all getting prepared.  Personally I have never been so unprepared - never!!!  Still, it will all fall into place in the end I'm sure.

Another short and sweet post again.

Take care.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Christmas Card Club - The Holly And The Ivy

Good morning and I hope this finds you all well.  Well better late than never I guess.  This card should have been posted Sunday but I knew it would be late and I had already apologised to my fellow club members in advance.  However, I expected to be able to post it a couple of days ago but Blogger had other ideas.  If you saw my post yesterday you will know that Blogger and I have not been the best of friends this week. Hopefully things are okay again - fingers crossed!

My Card

5 x 7" card base - made from Hobbycraft cardstock
Green pearlescent card - Jellybean Crafts
Embossing folder - from a magazine
Image - found on internet a long time ago
Pearls from stash
Red and gold stickles.

I like the fresh clean look to this card and once again practically flat so good for posting.

Well this is a short and sweet, so take care everybody.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

"Anything Goes " at Crafty Time Challenges

Apologies to everybody!  This post was due on December 1st but I have had mega problems with Blogger.  It would  not allow me add pictures from my folders.  It kept pointing me to "online storage" and saying the facility was unavailable.  I don't store anything online so couldn't work it out.  Have tried for a couple of days but no luck.  Anyway, opened Blogger today and everything was back to normal.  Go figure!!  Flipping Blogger!  So here is my post - albeit two days late!!

Good morning to you all. Well it's a nice bright morning after all the rain - and no wind!  Thank goodness.  Well for my "3-in-a-row" card it's my DT card for Crafty Time.  Our last challenge of 2015 is very easy - Anything Goes so we hope you will join in the fun with us.

My Card

The image I have used is Minako, Oriental Maiden and I think this is a gorgeous image.

Easel card base - made from Hobbycraft cardstock
DP - "Lucy Cromwell" from Papermania
Labels 8 - Spellbinders
Decorative Labels 8 - Spellbinders
Dancing Lanterns - Spellbinders
Fabulous Phlox - Memory Box
Promarkers tocolour
Pearls from stash

Our sponsor is Moon Flower and she has some very pretty image sand she is offering 3 images to the winner. The image I have used is Minako, The Oriental Maiden which I think is gorgeous

Well I must be off.  Hope everybody is well.  Take care.