Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Secret Advent

As I have done no crafting at all today I thought I would share the contents of my first 3 secret Advent packages from the Bubbly Funk forum.

Day 1 a selection of shiny eyelets in different shapes and sizes.

Day 2 a selection of flowers, some are buttons others are flat.

Day 3 six flowers with sparkly gems in the centres.

Thank You Secret Sender but I still have no idea who are as I was very good and tore off the postage sticker without looking for the P.O. postcode.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Christmas toppers

I started making these toppers a couple of nights ago then had to give up as the bulb went on my lightbox. Not to be outdone I got my Cuttlebug out yesterday and embossed a few more but because the bits on the corners are only part of the design had to leave them out of the backer.
I did the stitching in different metallic threads and backed them with co-ordinating card then layered onto white backers and put organza bows on them, some have tiny jingle bells.
Don't you just love the spotty lime green ribbon, it is from Ribbon Oasis and is my absolute favourite at the moment.
I have to decide how to use these toppers now, the ones with bells will have to be for hand delivered cards as I don't think they will go through the post too well.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Another award.

I have been given another award by the lovely Karen. Do have a look at her blog for some super ideas. This award states that:

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.

Deliver this award to bloggers who must choose more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

It is so hard to choose a I only gave out an award such a short time ago and most of the people whose blogs I follow may already have this. If I miss you out this time I am sorry, I love visiting blogs and appreciate all the kind comments left on mine.
This time the awards go to

Jacqui and Jak, who maybe don't know me but I find so many beautiful things on their blogs each time I visit.

Lynn and Billie who always have good ideas on how to do things.

Autumn wildlife.

These cards will have been received by now so I am safe in showing them.

The images on both are once again taken from the Jayne Netley Mayhew Cd.

The squirrel image has been layered onto a rust coloured mat which has in turn been layered onto white cardstock which has been stamped with an oak leaf in brown ink. The same inking was used twice to give a difference in colour.

The little mouse has been layered onto a mat of red card and the white cardstock covered with a backer from the Cd to match the image.

Secret Advent calendar

Over on the Bubbly Funk forum we have done a secret Advent calendar. 18 of us have taken part and wrapped 24 small pressies and 1 larger one and sent them to our recipient to be opened each day during the run up to Christmas.
We were given the name of the person to send our package to but have no idea who ours is from until Christmas day when we open the last gift.

Mine arrived last week and my recipient already has hers.
What a lot of lovely packages I have to unwrap.

I just had to have a traditional chocolate one as well of course.

Have you noticed my new signature? It's quite easy to do and if you click on it you will find out where I got it.