Thursday, 20 December 2012

Hi sorry not been around so busy finishing of Maddisons presents. Glad to say they are all wrapped and hidden. 
I have my daughter home for Christmas which is lovely, we are off out in the morning to get her last minute presents, something for Maddison ,brother and myself. Then there is just the last minute food shop to do, thank goodness.
Maddison is due around tomorrow again for her weekend stay it doesn't seem a minute since last friday.
I have had a lovely play with some flower stamps that I spotted at the craftshop last time I went. I have mase three cards. I stamped the flowers and coloured them all with promarkers.
The first card I used my new tonic dies the trellis and the window box. The sentiment is from a set of Sheena Douglas.
The next one i put pears in the centre of the flowers and used a corner die.
The final card I put orange gems in the centre for the stamens, also a Marianne die.
 Hope you like them. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Hi Folks have been busy knitting and sewing up today. Have finished Maddisons Jumper for Christmas, but still have leg warmers and wrist warmers to sew up. I've packed in for today as my fingers and thumbs are so painfull. I have also finished clothing my best buy this Christmas. The little boy doll was £1 from the charity shop and I know someone who will love him and give him lots of cuddles. I bought a baby boy doll a few weeks ago thinking he could go in the bath that I also bought , then found out he as to have batteries in.  This one for from the charity shop is definately a winner as he can be bathed.
Hope you are all busy getting through your card making , off to have a look at what you have been making now. See you all soon. Keep warm. Hugs x Chris B

Monday, 10 December 2012

Hi folks sorry not been able to get on computer all week, my son was off work and was in the craftroom all week full of a cold. It's drove me crazy not being able to get on my computer.

I have been busy crafting, I managed to make three more quick art deco cards for my box of notelets.
I've been good and wrapped all my presents put up the decorations and tree. It seems to get harder and more work each year, or is it just me. I'd promised Maddison she could decorate the tree when she came home from school on friday, so she was thrilled to bits. We have had all the musical things all playing at once ever since. The Turkey , a christmas hat , the snowman, a very old christmas bell and a little house. It's been bedlam  but fun, seeing her lovely smiling face and giggles she's always full of beans and can not keep still. We're exhausted my Sunday night. Here she is ready to go to a party I had done her hair in ringlets  she will be five at the end of February.

Today I have made three more Christmas cards I've used Antique Linen distress ink for all three cards.
I hope you are all ok. it's absolutely freezing here dispite of keep putting the heating on. I think the next bill is definately going to be a wopper  if the weather keeps like this.
Happy crafting Hugs x ChrisB

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Hi everyone hope you have had a nice weekend. We have , Maddison has been here and had a lovely time painting and playing with her Nana. I managed to go into town yesterday as Maddison went to see Rise of the Guardian with her Daddy. I managed to finish my Christmas shopping , just got Hubbies to get and he will have to come with me to get that some time this week.
I'm still knitting a sweater for Maddison , trying to get it finished for Christmas without her seeing it. That's not easy as she's eagle eyed and misses nothing. We will be having all next weekend as she wants to decorate the tree on Friday when she finishes school. She also as a works party on Sunday that her Daddy is taking her to. So Nana will have the job of getting her ready for it.

I have managed to make three cards, I'm making a set of cards notelet size for a present.
I hope it's warmer were you are it's been freezing here all weekend. See you soon off to watch X factor results. Come on James I want you to win. Happy crafting hugs x ChrisB