Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Christmas Challenge #47 : Joy Ornament

 Ive been playing a lot with my die cutting machine, its probably the thing that has changed my crafting the most this year! It's so much fun to play with and I just can get enough of playing with paper and felt in it! Just look how nicely it cuts felt!!!
Ive just used a circle die to create this bauble shape, I think I hand cut the green bit at the top of the bauble and then I used an Ali Edwards die that says joy to pop on the front . The joy word has a heat adhesive on the back of it which just peeled off and then ironed onto the bauble, so easy and didnt even need stitching!
A flower, a bell and a bit of ribbon finish of this little gift ornament!
Oh felt I love you!

Christmas Challenge # 46: December Daily first pages

My first December Daily page is a page that is actulally the last day of November so I have kind of added it in before the beginning of the rest of the album. My son had his christmas party a little early thiis year and it would normally fall in december and I have documented it in past December albums so I really wanted to still include it!
 I also used this amazing set of stamps called slim jim by Kellie Stamps. I love these stamps so so much, I think they are set to become a staple in my stamp collection. I love that they are so versitle. I am wanting to play with colouring them in and embossing with them!!
I kept the opposite page just really simple and just stuck down the hello twinkle onto some of the paper that cam in the kit!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Challenge #45: December Daily Cover and Intentions

 Phew I am finally getting this up here! So this is my December Daily Album. This year I went with a traditional look and I got the main kit and two other kits, you can find out all about December Daily here from its creator Ali Edwards!
I'm only just finishing up on my December Daily from last year, I still have Christmas day and boxing day to go but other than that I mostly did it during December last year, isn't it amazing how the year can get away from us! eeek!
I added some glitter felt on the front cover and added the word twinkle because our theme for this year is 'The sound of Stars'. 

I have kept the inside cover page very simple and then I have added my intentions to the front cover so that I can see them there all December. I'm hoping that helps to keep them in the front of my mind.

I'm so glad to be doing December Daily again this year, it really does help to focus your attention on the joy that is the December season. I hope that I always find the joy this season!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas Challenge #44 : Tea Pot Cosy

 Recently I was inspired by Meet Me at Mikes Tea Cosy its a super simple make and thats why I have added into my Christmas challenge, because I think this would be a super simple gift to make and you could totally have this made in just a couple of hours!
it is really just made up of two granny squares! May be you already have some granny squares from an unfinished project that you could use!
 I added a flower on top but you could add pom poms too just like Pip has! 
Oh i just love this one, such a happy make!

Christmas Challenge #43: Merry Present

I'm having fun playing with different decorations for my gifts this year. 
Have you started wrapping yet?
 This merry word is an Ali Edwards die cut and I've simply attached it on top of some tinsel.
Be warned, Im doing a giant catch up and am hoping to post a pile of blog posts today, I'm past most of my secret squirrel time and I can now share all of my Christmas fun with you! woohoo!!