Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New Years Resolution - to use up those crafting bits and pieces!

Like many, I am guilty of hording all sorts of little crafting bits and bobs in the hope they will come in useful one day! I have 8 drawers full of of paper plus other drawers of ribbons, flowers, stickers and other embellishments. Despite my best endeavours - they never seem to decrease!

So, I got out this mix of bits and set to work - whilst I didn't use them all up, at least it is a small dent in the stash now, plus some cards to go to raise funds for local charities

and as a bonus I also made 2 ATC's for swapping as well!

Monday, 22 December 2014

Decembers Reindeer ATC Swap

I host a monthly theme swap over on Docrafts for ATCs - this months theme was Reindeer and here's a few I have made ready to go out at the end of this month.

If you would like to join in 2015, there are very few rules - you can use any style or techniques, the cards must measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches and up to 4 can be swapped every month

January's theme is Cars and further details can be found on the Docrafts ATC forum

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Pollyanna Pickering - Best of Breeds

I spotted these fab set of Best of Breed dog images by Pollyanna Pickering on TV and bought them because I have a friend who loves Jack Russell dogs. Her birthday is not until June - but it is better to be prepared early I say!

I thought I would have a break from all things christmassy and make up a few birthday cards, as I have quite a few other dog loving friends too.

I have bought several of her other card sets before with owls, tigers, mice and otters - the detail is amazing and always on good quality paper.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Upcycled Christmas Cards

A couple of 2014 cards made using last years Christmas cards - I'm lucky that several people save their cards for me and I have great fun cutting them up and reusing them!

I also went to a willow weaving wreath workshop yesterday and for the first time made my own Christmas wreath - you can read more about this on my 50 Challenge blog here