Tuesday, 22 December 2009


Don't worry - that's not how I'm feeling but the name of a new Challenge Blog that I will be involved with in 2010, along with my good blog buddies Ann and Irene.

We all have good intentions to start early making our Christmas cards and tags etc., but most of us don't.  We leave it until the last minute and end up rushing around trying to get everything finished.  Our challenge blog hopes to help you kick start your Christmas cards in January and continue throughout the year so when the mad rush of Christmas arrives you will be feeling all smug, with a fabby stash of cards ready to post.
Our first BAH! HUMBUG! challenge begins on Friday 8th January, when we hope you will join us to try to take some of the stress out of Christmas leaving more time to enjoy ourselves. 
We would love it if you would join us and take the first step to stockpiling your 2010 Christmas Cards so just click the image to hot-foot it over there.

So ... here's a little clue about our first challenge. 

"It might be a good idea when you're tearing off the wrapping paper and opening those special choccies to watch out for any rather nice ribbons or embellishments because you just might need them".

Monday, 21 December 2009

xx Merry Christmas Everyone xx

May Your Hearts and Homes Be Filled
With Love and Laughter For Christmas and Throughout 2010


Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Holiday Wishes

Here is a selection of cute snowman cards which were made yesterday, each one slightly different so's not to be boring.

As you can see I need much more practice lining up the dots before embossing large areas in the Cuttlebug - whoops!

The "Holiday Wishes" greeting was computer generated and would be particularly appropriate for occasions when you are sending a card to someone who doesn't celebrate Christmas - whether for religious reasons or 'cos they suffer from the dreaded "Bah Humbug" affliction - but they would know you are thinking of them anyway.

The papers are Dovecraft 'Christmas Blues' from last years' stash -I bought a lorry load of them 'cos I liked them so much and then didn't use them.

Madness I know!

When I got fed up playing with the snowman, I made a very simple easel card using a different paper from the same range, some silver mirri card, metallic snowflake embellishments and a small dash of ribbon.
Sometimes you simply don't need an image as a focal point.

Saturday, 5 December 2009


This simple card was sent to my Sister-in-Law's dad following the death of his second wife, Nan.

Sadly she finally lost her battle with Breast Cancer last week, after almost 5 years of treatments and surgeries.
Nan was a genuine, wonderfully kind & generous lady, who always saw the good in people, (even when no one else could), and at the young age of 53, was taken from her family and friends far too soon.

She truly will be missed by everyone who ever knew her.
RIP Nan xx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Christmas Card Frenzy

Here are a few of the cards I made this weekend ... they were orders for friends and used elements from QVC TSV (Today's Special Value) kits - and just in case you don't recognise them, they are characters from Forever Friends and Patchwork Pals.
Neither customer wanted anything too elaborate and fancy so they were quite quick to make but I confess to feeling the urge to add a ribbon or two or a wee sprinkle of glitter - how I managed to restrain myself to just 2 wee bows I'll never know!

There are more than enough left overs to make some more so I can satisfy those cravings to my hearts' content - if I can find the time, of course.