Saturday, 26 December 2009

My boys' Xmas Eve basket of goodies...

Here's the basket of goodies I put together for my boys for when they woke up on Christmas Eve. It contained: the fabby sock monkeys made for me by the lovely Michelle, 2 Santa hats, personalised Christmas snowglobe tree decorations, 2 Christmas DVDs, popcorn, Oreos, chocolates, reindeer food, torches (to help see in the dark for when sprinkling the reindeer food outside), a carrot (for the reindeer), a pot of cookie cutters (for us to use during the day to make Santa some delicious homemade cookies), a Lush bath bomb, some Christmas bath ducks, new toothbrushes, new pyjamas, Christmas book. Think that was it? They loved it and the contents helped get them in the festive mood. We tracked Santa via

More Easel Cards...

I needed to quickly make three cards for birthdays and thought I'd make some quick easel cards again as I so love the style. I have used Bazzill cardstock and some beautiful Forever Friends Decoupage and matching papers (given to me for my birthday from the lovely ladies Tams and Jane xxx) and a Buzzcraft fairy decoupage set I've had for a while. The car card is for my brother and the bottom FF card is for my nan (87 in January!) and the fairy card is for a little girl at Thomas' playschool.
These are the beautiful handmade cards I received from the lovely ladies on MSE...

This one is from the lovely Mary xxx
This one is from the lovely Popkins xxxThis one is from the lovely Padster xxx
This one is from the lovely flourgirl (and contains a sachet of coffee and a choccie mint!) xxx
This one is from the lovely Choccy Orange xxx
This one is from the lovely Ali xxx
This one is from the lovely Rusty xxx
This one is from the lovely bunbun xxx
This one is from the lovely Margaret xxx
This one is from the lovely furrypig xxx
This one is from the lovely Gemm xxx
This one is from the lovely CT19720 xxx
This one is from the lovely Melissa who was also my Xmas swap partner, will post pics of my gorgeous presents later xxx
Thank you very, very much, I love them all and will keep them forever xxx

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Teacher Presents All Made...

Finally got round to making the teachers' Xmas presents. They each have a coaster calendar, coaster post-it note holder and a small box of chocs. I've used some of my much loved K&Co and Basic Grey Christmas papers...

Just need to get them wrapped up now ready for Friday and then move onto the next job!!!

Beautiful Forever Friends ATC and card

These arrived in the post at the weekend for me from Jane for the Crafty Place ATC swap. Isn't the Forever Friends ATC adorable, I love it (and the pretty card), thank you lovely lady xxx

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Lovely Cards and a Thinks Box...

These are the beautiful cards I received from Louisa and her fantastic son Tom. The Thinks pot is brilliant and is going to hold my little stash of charms - I am thrilled as I didn't have anywhere in particular to put them and now I am the owner of a beautiful Thinks pot :-)

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Look Who's Come To Live With Us...

These gorgeous monkeys have arrived at our house to come live with us...

They are currently hiding out in the garage and will make a sudden appearance on Christmas Eve in time to go to bed with my own monkeys. They don't currently have names but I am going to let my boys choose them I think. They were made by the lovely Michelle, thank you Michelle xxx