Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Thank You...

Well that's Christmas almost over again for another year!
I hope everyone had a super Christmas and had lots of super presents from Santa! I hope you are not still suffering from turkey overkill like we are in our house! We are still plowing through the mountain of food we got for Xmas- goodness knows why we brought so much, being that there is only the two of us and the cat! Maybe it was the thought that we may have visitors, I suppose, or that we were going to get snowed in again & not be able to get to a shop for days!

I thought I would show you a couple of the Thank You cards I made to send out for the lovely pressies we both got. They are based on the cards we made at SU Convention this year at Addington- I'm really liking this stamp set & will be using it more in the future!

The stamps were inked up with marker pens, then spritzed with water before stamping onto water colour paper.(I actually did the first image straight onto the water paper & then spritzed the stamp with water,without re-inking, to get the second image). When this was dry, the image was spritzed using a marker pen a & the Colour spritzing tool.The image was torn around, mounted onto co-ordinating card, ribbon & button added, and then attached to the front of the base card.

Items Used:

Just Believe stamp set;
Card: Not Quite Navy; Bashful Blue; Cherry Cobbler; Wild Wasabi; water colour card
Marker Pens: Not Quite Navy;Almost Artichoke;Bashful Blue;Cherry Cobbler;Pear Pizzazz
Other: Old Olive grossgrain ribbon; Su buttons; linen thread; Colour Spritzer

I am going to make a New Years Resolution -to keep up to date with my blog & to join in more blog challenges in 2011, as I let work take over and lost my Mojo this year. I keep looking at everyone else's blogs & seeing their wonderful creations, but just do not have the inclination to do anything myself! Well, we'll see what happens!

Hope you all have a super New Years eve & day..... and keep crafting!

Teresa xx

Friday, 24 December 2010

Yeah........ Its finished!!!!!!

Yeah....... the extension is all done(almost)
Hubby's office almost finished, furniture here,Christmas tree up & decorated- check!

We carried the wallpapers through to the new extension, so that it made it feel like one larger area rather than 2 separate rooms.

The sofas & chair arrived from DFS at 4.30pm yesterday(they did promise delivery before Xmas!!). All set up & tried out for comfort & TV positioning(hubby!). Now its all in its feels more cosy & like a room to live in rather than a big space to fill!
If you look closely you can see my chair- didn't realise how close the pattern match was to the wallpaper!

The cats love the new suite and were straight in investigating all the comfy sleeping spots(only one is ours- we inherit next doors 2 cats during the day & they go home when its time for bed!)

Next year- the garden!!!!!!

Best Wishes for a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you all....

Keep Crafting..
Teresa xx

A Few Crafty Makes......

I thought I would show a few piccies of the things I made for the craft fair that I was going to attend, but got cancelled due to the snow. I held a mini fair at mine instead the following weekend and sold a few things.
I made some handbag treat
bags which I put mints in, but looked great hanging on my Christmas tree and could be also be used to put a small gift in. I also made up some notepad, ruler & pencil sets, covered notepads, paper-bag albums, Magic Reindeer food holders and cards.

The instructions for the Reindeer bags can be found here at Chic'n'scratch, which is a brilliant blog for ideas by a very talented lady. I did tweak the design to suit as I didn't have the SU Sparkly & Bright stamp set & used a photo download from here called Printable Heaven, which has loads of great downloads.

Hope you are all ready for the big day tomorrow! Have just last minute gift holders to make & prep to do for lunch tomorrow, then that's it- if I have forgotten anything now- too bad!

Merry Christmas to everyone & hope you have a great time. Hope Santa brings you everything you asked for.....!

Teresa xx

Teresa xx

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Nans Card..

Here is the card I made for Nan for her 90th birthday.

I made an album card(I think that's what its called), the same as the Scrap club class that we did. It was from a class by Andrea Walford, who always comes up with some brilliant class/workshop projects.

I was quite chuffed with how it came out and used lots of bling on it to make a bit more special for her, and I also made a voucher holder to match.

Items Used:

Card- Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso.
Ink - Baja Breeze
Papers- Elegant Soiree
Stamps- SU- Happy Everything
Penny Black - Every Day
Punches- SU-Bird on a Branch, Scallop circle, scallop circle, Scallop border punch. Quickutz lettering and dies.
Misc- SU- filigree brads, Very Vanilla ribbon, pearls.
Other- rhinestone swirls

Hope you like it- might have to make some more of these- but only for special occasions, as it seemed to take ages to make!

See you soon.. happy crafting..

Teresa xx

Nans 90th Birthday....

Good morning to one and all on this fine Sunday morning- most of the snow has now gone from here, with only a few remnants left to show now!
I thought I would show a few piccies of my Nans 90th birthday party the other weekend, as I have been so busy with work, that I haven't got around to doing so before now.
Mum organised everything beautifully, with help from Dad and some family friends that were staying with Nan for the weekend- thankfully it was the weekend before we had all the snow!

It was nice to see lots of family friends that we hadn't seen for a long while, and it was nice to see Nan enjoying herself & laughing as much as she was!
She had loads of lovely presents and I think there is a trip to the garden centre is on the horizon with all the gift vouchers she got- Dad had better hire a lorry I think!!

Mum made some of her scrummy cupcakes, which went down well with everyone, and as usual there was so much food that most took a doggy bag home!

I hope you didn't mind me showing you a few piccies of my Nan, as I am very proud of her- she is a very independent lady, especially as she still lives on her own- she does have a very good support network, who without I don't think she would be able to do so- Mum & dad, neighbours & friends who keep an eye on her & do jobs for her.

Well off to get some breakfast & a nice cuppa. I will post some piccies later of the cards that Mum & I made for Nan.

Happy crafting.....

Teresa xx