Wednesday, 8 December 2010

WOYWW - better late than never!

Phew!  Work today, followed by a meeting that finished 20 minutes ago means that nothing's happened on my work table today but I was very excited to receive my Christmas pressie (from myself! LOL) in the post today.

All I have to do now is learn how to use it!  I did really well, buying it on the internet for £13 including P&P, together with 5 rolls of DST came to £24.

Here are pics of the 'my first year' scrapbook I finished recently for Maisie.

If you look at my WOYWW of 24th Nov you'll see the basic book (99p!) I used.  This pic is the box that I re-worked with a really lovely flower fairy (Sweet Pea) decoupage, with matching backing paper inside the cello lid.
The book is 6" square.

The book cover
I was really happy with the backing paper I typed in Barbie pink, orange and purple.  I cut out the cup cake template in paper first, and then on cereal packet card that I've kept for future projects, and then on spotty and corrugated card.

Page One

Page Two

Page Three

Page Four

Page Five

Page Six

Page Seven with fold-down flap - to get all pics in!

Underside of flap when folded up
I tried to make the book more interesting (and to squeeze more in) by adding tags that slipped in between pages.  Papers came from the bought kit and from my stash.  The really nice thing was that the whole project was a surprise for the family as I downloaded the pics from Facebook! 


Saturday, 4 December 2010

O Christmas Tree ...

What would I do without Santa's little helper (aka Rosie).  Looks more like S---n's little helper as she went cross eyed as the flash went off!  She's actually got beautiful green eyes.

Once she'd helped put all the decorations on -

"Chris, there's some strange man with a red nose, sittiung under our tree, and it's not Dad!  While I'm here, I think I'll just move these baubles - I know it will be an improvement!"

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Better late than never ...

Hi - not sure where November went, and this week is slipping between my fingers as I type!  Here is the proof that Christmas is on its way in Worcester UK -

Here is my Advent calendar, complete with angels (compliments of our Creative Toddler group).  Quite a few of them look as though they've been hitting the Christmas spirit already!!  Yes, I know there aren't 24 yet - reinforcements are winging their way in as you read - not to mention extra stars and musical notes!  The paper-pieced herald angels took much longer than I had hoped.  Because of the snow here, we won't be making our pre-Christmas visit to my mum this weekend.  I am determined to spend some time making cards and entering the odd challenge or two.