Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Whilst Sheppards Wash Their Socks At Night.........

............do you remember singing those silly words. We used to think it's hilarious as did my nephew Kyle this year along with "Jingle Bells Batman smells" and "when Santa got stuck up the chimney" Christmas is all over now as we prepare for the new year so I thought I would share this last Christmas picture with you. This is when Kyle was a Sheppard ( a dog carrying Sheppard) in his nativity. I'm surprised that we haven't had calls from any London agents he was that good.......well in his Aunties eyes obviously! I have also received this lovely award from the wonderful Hev, thank you. I now have to tell you 5 addictions, it took me a while to think about this one. I finally came up with 5
  1. Cadburys Wispa
  2. Lindt Reindeer's
  3. Chocolate Orange (one of the important 5 a day!)
  4. Maltesers
  5. Orange Matchmakers (where did they disappear to? I'm so pleased they are back in my life!)

I now have to pass it on to 5 people, I have had a root around and I have been so slow most people have received it already! So I award it to any fellow chocolate munching crafters!

Monday, 29 December 2008

Papercraft Essentials Issue 37

I thought you would like to see my cards that were commissioned for Issue 37 of Papercraft Essentials. I am really excited about this as I haven't done any magazine work for ages! When I first heard that I would be doing Jolly Nation decoupage I was a little wary as they really weren't my thing........not a craft snobbery thing....just that I enjoy stamping more. Well I have had to eat my hat as I really enjoyed making these and I feel that I still managed to put the Mrs Wonka twist on them!

There is also a sneak peak in the back of the mag of my commission for next month which was love themed with Forever Friends so I will show and tell as soon as the mag is out!

P.s See the little teddy cards on the front of the mag, these are by the super trooper Kim go check out her blog he is sooooooo talented!

Sunday, 28 December 2008

The Rest Of Christmas

Well Christmas morning we have our stockings.....mine was full of smellies and some mini stamps, coloured pens, sweeties, sellotape (I love sellotape another little addiction of mine!) hair bobbles....just lots of bits and bobs. Then it's downstairs for the biggies........lol I did already have my main prezzie which was a Cricut Expression which I got for a bargain amount of spondoolie off a blogging buddy a couple of weeks ago.Mr W did try and make me wait till Christmas YEAH RIGHT!!!! I was then surprised with lots of lovely thoughtful gifts from Mr W including loads of cupcake making books and gadgets so keep your eyes peeled for cupcake creations over the next few weeks! We then popped to see my nephew for an hour. He was so excited but such a good boy. Here is a pic of when he was a king in his nativity, it was a great beard but rather interfered with his singing LOL! Then it was homeward bound for me & Mr W where he cooked a beautiful Christmas dinner for the two of us and we pretty much chilled for the rest of the day. Mum & Dad came for tea and then we watched the rather poor Christmas TV (apart from The Royal Family)and went to bed! (oh how I roared at the royal family, Oh how Mr W roared at the royal family as he firmly believed that I would have found that a perfectly acceptable Christmas dinner! LOL )
Boxing day was spent with family and friends came to visit yesterday so all in all a wonderful time was had by all! I did get a few crafty prezzies apart from my Expression from my fabby crafty buds...I also got some fabby non crafty goodies from my crafty buds so a massive thank you to you all !
Yummy Stampin up Christmas scrapbook kit

The beautiful new Penny Black clear stamps

Ohhhhh a Mrs Wonka favorite......Doodlebug
Better than Doodlebug........MORE Doodlebug!
Scrumdiddilyumptious Stampin Up All In The Family Set
So all in all a super trooper Christmas! I hope that you all had a wonderful time and that you are all now recovering nicely! Do pop back tomorrow as I have something VERY exciting to show you!

Saturday, 27 December 2008

A Wonka Christmas........Christmas Eve

I thought you would like to see a couple of pics of a Wonka Christmas! It is only me & Mr Wonka and the cats so all quite chilled! I love Christmas Eve! Every year Mr Wonka arranges for an arrangement of flowers to be delivered so they will look nice on my Christmas table. I think he went a little OTT this year as the arrangement is as big as the table!

Mr Wonka then comes home form work and makes sausage rolls and mince pies.....yum yum the house then smells of Christmas! We then like to pop all the presents under the tree, now this is my favorite bit of Christmas, sitting in a darkened room only lit by Christmas lights, with the gifts all under the tree (in matching wrapping paper! I know I know I really must get out more! I think it's the crafter in me!) munching on roses and quality street (well all my faves that I have sneaked out into my little Christmas bowl! LOL)

After I feel thoroughly sick and it's time to go to bed Mr Wonka produces some new PJ's (so I'm smart for Santa! LOL) and it's up the apple and pears and into uncle ned!

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Christmas!

I have had a wonderful day with Mr Wonka & Family, have been VERY spoilt and will be back to tell you all about it soon. I hope that you have all had a wonderful day. Merry Christmas and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Christmas Cupcakes!

Thought you would like to see these nummy little monsters, chocolate chip sponge, chocolate frosting (all be it a little dog poo like!) with a little christmas figure and a dust of snow! Ohhhh It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...........

Monday, 22 December 2008

Pink Christmas!

This is a card that I made using an image that was sent to me in a pif by the lovely pink sunflower . It is a Spiral Whisper image called "Milly On a Yule Log" This is a classic example of an image I would never have looked at twice but now I have used it I have fallen in love with it! So thank you diane for making me go outside my normal craft box! The papers I have used are from the lovely Marcia, she sent them along with some beautiful FF images, thanks Marcia. I have just added an imaginese snowflake and a papermania flocked snowflake to finish it off. Sorry about the wonky photo.............not sure what happened there! I think I have managed to unwonk it a little........

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Crafty Christmas Poem

I have just been blog hopping and I have found this hilarious poem. I spotted it on A Crafty Spot thank you so much Shirley for sharing.
Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace? "
Or a Cricut," I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him, "Hi Santa!" I said.
"You know....good little girls should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa, and now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited to see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work."
He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear...
"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"

About time for a card me thinks!!!!!

Well you will never guess what???? I only have a card to show you......I know I know I have been super slack recently!I made it for one of my favoritist friends who is Elzybell mad!!!! I know I have said this before but the 1st camera to install glitter vision I'm having it as I wish you could see how super twinkly this is in real life! I have used some daisy bucket paper and a Bazzill chip & chip topper. The swirl is a sticker off the Doodlebug cat card stock stickers and originally had a ball of wool on one end of it!!!! I snipped it and twisted it and am quite pleased with the result.

Friday, 19 December 2008

Christmas Tin

Just a quicky today as I thought you would like to see one of my Christmas tins that I decorated. I did take some pics of the others but they were blurry so only the one for show and tell I'm afraid. The nativity was fab.....he was a fine sheppard! Foxy was left at home and he took a dog instead!?!?!? I will pop some pics up when I have a moment!

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Oh no another week has gone by!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so sorry for my infrequent blog posts at the moment. I am plodding through the Christmas preparations at a remarkably slow pace so crafting has had to take a back seat for a while. I just wanted to show you this though, I found it in my craft room this morning all stamped, coloured & glittered ready to pop on a card shame I found it after all my cards are made!!!!!
She's cute isn't she....she is by Elzybells and I received her on a card last year from the marvelously super talented Suzie Q and I just had to have it........
and if this isn't cute enough look at the little poem stamp that goes with it!

I really laughed when I read this, not just because it was cute but because I probably would have done something similar as a child.

Well I went to see my Nephew in his nativity yesterday. I asked him last week who he was in the play and he said he was "one of the three blind men"??? LOL I did point out that he meant wise.......... he gets his brains from our side of the family.....there is no hope for him. He is a sheppard today at his other nursery complete with furry fox?(he didn't have a sheep so decided his fox would be fine?) I will post pics later.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

One more PIF.......

I'm not sure if you saw my pif before but one winner hasn't sent her details so I have one more up for grabs so the 1st person to post can have it!
Good Luck

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Don't Panic......I'm still alive!!!!

I'm so sorry that I haven't entered blog land for nearly a week.....I am up to my eyes in it at the moment and those that know me know that everything takes 10 times longer for me to achieve!!! I thought you would like to see my Christmas card from my Nephew, we had a little card making session on Monday and I do believe he has quite a creative streak.

He made 6 in total all for his special people......he decided he didn't want to do writing in Auntie & Uncles so he drew us instead here I am:-

I appear a little ghost like.....I do LOVE the way he has captured my big mouth.......... Here is Uncle Wonka......

He has even remembered his glasses........bless him.

That is as creative as I have got the past week but I do need to bash a couple of cards out before the weekend so I may be back later! TTFN x

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Poo Poo & More Poo!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I have been surrounded in poo today, not just any poo but snowman and reindeer poo!!!! A friend of mine helps out at a dog rescue centre and they are having a Christmas sale on Saturday (they aren't selling the dogs just stuff to raise money for them! lol) Unfortunately I'm not well enough to go so I have made a few of these for her to take and sell. I have seen versions of these on loads of blogs and forums but i have made up my own little rhyme "I picked this special gift for you, a little bag of reindeer poo" I think they have turned out okay, I'm sure they will be pleased with them. I could have made a few more if the raisins hadn't been calling me from the bags....shouting "EAT ME!"

The snowman and reindeer are Qk dies (thanks Treacle) and I have printed the greeting out from the puter. The bags are 11 x 11cm card bags and the I have just used coloured staples to secure the toppers.


Tuesday, 2 December 2008

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.......

I thought you would like to see a tin I have decorated for a friends Christmas present (well to house a friends Christmas present....I'm not sure she would have just wanted a tin?) I have done 4 of these all in different styles and have really enjoyed making them (I'm normally an altered no go area!) I have used Basic Grey Wassail papers and am really pleased with the bow as this is the 1st time I have attempted to make one, ok I lie this is the second time as the first one was a few weeks ago and went so badly wrong it was sworn at, screwed up, stamped on & binned ( a little harsh I know but i was very frustrated!)