Friday, 28 November 2008

A Cinderella moment................












This week i had some cookies to make for a little girl's party bags... she will be 11 and her fav colour is blue... so out came the shoe, handbag & dress cookie cutters!.... the only problem i had was that my boiler is broken so heating is non-existent in the cookie house... so i was icing them in fingerless gloves!!!...... i hope that she likes them...it also gave me a lovely excuse to get my cinderella plate out!...... it was nice to think about something other than christmas!.....how's everyone's christmas arrangements coming on?....I can't believe that it's less than 4 weeks to go ...i am so not organised this year.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Fa la la la .....


I've made another!.....i'm liking these, can you tell! ..... Recipe: Stamps from magnolia & taylored expressions. It's RED & GREEN challenge on CCT .I'm beginning to think about christmas....6 weeks to go and i'm nowhere near where I normally am at this time. I love the run upto Christmas.....5 Things I love about this time of year:

where would we be without You Tube!!..hope that you enjoyed a flavour of christmas!


Sunday, 16 November 2008

"a glowing christmas wish"

i've been experimenting! ...this is my first attempt at stamping on candles! I'm using my Santa stamp which i'm really liking. Think these will be in a few stockings at christmas!



Had a chilled weekend at my friends which was a welcome relief after a mental week. Came home to my boiler being broken which is headache i can do without but never mind. The boys Jack (5) & Harry (3) started Rugby this morning which I went to watch with 'mummy'...it was very drizzly but the boys loved it...so my friend can now kiss goodbye to any semblance of a peaceful sunday morning....however the coaches thighs were very pleasing on the eye!...maybe aunty teresa will be volunteering to take them! this week I really need to seriously think about Christmas, Gramps's 90th birthday and a craft fair that i have a stall at!.....Mmmmm i'm so glad i suffer with insomnia!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

clean & simple



Magnolia & Stampavie's challenge this week was to use no more than 3 colours...think that i've met the challenge!. can you tell that i had a bit of a red & green theme at the weekend,

I managed to scrap and catch up on the new series of Spooks!...I {heart}spooks!... was very distraught to see the lovely Rupert leave...but Richard Armitage makes a lovely replacement.

a spoonful of sugar



this weeks challenge on a spoonful of sugar is to make a child's card......here's one that I made at the weekend for christmas!

i've used the new Santa from magnolia...he's lovely!...the little tag has santa Claus is coming to town stamped on it!

Recipe: Stamps Magnolia, papers american Crafts & Heidi Grace. Ribbon from ribbon cupboard!

it's beginning to feel a lot like christmas!






I'm not sure where the time is going at the moment...or whether i'm coming or going . i've finally started to think about christmas!...we unveiled our windows at work last week and they are fab...i think that they are the best christmas windows for ages!...it's very christmassy!......lots of father christmas....one window is him hanging his calvins on the line!.......oxford street turn the lights on tomorrow night...6 weeks to go!...

Sunday, 9 November 2008

cupcake challenge


taylors cupcake challenge this week was lovely...i haven't done challenges for a while...but i've combined them with making christmas cards this week....here's mine...
Recipe: Gingerbread house Taylors expression, Magnolia,Papers & ribbon from stash mountain.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Cupcakes for Change


I have sat for most of the night with my grandad watching the american states submit their votes for the next american president wishing that I was out in New York.(accompanied by patriotic cupcakes!).....america in my belief made the right decision yesterday. John McCain made an amazing speech congratulating Barak Obama, I only hope that some of his far left Republicans respect his views and follow suit. He was gracious in defeat and I genuinely like the guy, however he couldn't dissociate himself from the Bush administration and Sarah Palin is a scary thought in any leadership role!...Election fever hasn't hit this level of global interest since JFK and I can understand why, it isn't about, colour or race its about the need for change and how much influence the american president can have on the rest of the world. If only our politics was as exciting or inspiring!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

TRICK OR TREAT!

had a fun filled weekend of trick & treats.....spent the weekend at my friends house with her family where we had a Halloween party...the children had two ...one in the afternoon which was a Halloween craft party in the village hall and then a party in the evening which was mad!...here are some goodies that i made to take with me.I have now come home for a rest........

Friday, 28 November 2008

A Cinderella moment................












This week i had some cookies to make for a little girl's party bags... she will be 11 and her fav colour is blue... so out came the shoe, handbag & dress cookie cutters!.... the only problem i had was that my boiler is broken so heating is non-existent in the cookie house... so i was icing them in fingerless gloves!!!...... i hope that she likes them...it also gave me a lovely excuse to get my cinderella plate out!...... it was nice to think about something other than christmas!.....how's everyone's christmas arrangements coming on?....I can't believe that it's less than 4 weeks to go ...i am so not organised this year.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Fa la la la .....


I've made another!.....i'm liking these, can you tell! ..... Recipe: Stamps from magnolia & taylored expressions. It's RED & GREEN challenge on CCT .I'm beginning to think about christmas....6 weeks to go and i'm nowhere near where I normally am at this time. I love the run upto Christmas.....5 Things I love about this time of year:

where would we be without You Tube!!..hope that you enjoyed a flavour of christmas!


Sunday, 16 November 2008

"a glowing christmas wish"

i've been experimenting! ...this is my first attempt at stamping on candles! I'm using my Santa stamp which i'm really liking. Think these will be in a few stockings at christmas!



Had a chilled weekend at my friends which was a welcome relief after a mental week. Came home to my boiler being broken which is headache i can do without but never mind. The boys Jack (5) & Harry (3) started Rugby this morning which I went to watch with 'mummy'...it was very drizzly but the boys loved it...so my friend can now kiss goodbye to any semblance of a peaceful sunday morning....however the coaches thighs were very pleasing on the eye!...maybe aunty teresa will be volunteering to take them! this week I really need to seriously think about Christmas, Gramps's 90th birthday and a craft fair that i have a stall at!.....Mmmmm i'm so glad i suffer with insomnia!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

clean & simple



Magnolia & Stampavie's challenge this week was to use no more than 3 colours...think that i've met the challenge!. can you tell that i had a bit of a red & green theme at the weekend,

I managed to scrap and catch up on the new series of Spooks!...I {heart}spooks!... was very distraught to see the lovely Rupert leave...but Richard Armitage makes a lovely replacement.

a spoonful of sugar



this weeks challenge on a spoonful of sugar is to make a child's card......here's one that I made at the weekend for christmas!

i've used the new Santa from magnolia...he's lovely!...the little tag has santa Claus is coming to town stamped on it!

Recipe: Stamps Magnolia, papers american Crafts & Heidi Grace. Ribbon from ribbon cupboard!

it's beginning to feel a lot like christmas!






I'm not sure where the time is going at the moment...or whether i'm coming or going . i've finally started to think about christmas!...we unveiled our windows at work last week and they are fab...i think that they are the best christmas windows for ages!...it's very christmassy!......lots of father christmas....one window is him hanging his calvins on the line!.......oxford street turn the lights on tomorrow night...6 weeks to go!...

Sunday, 9 November 2008

cupcake challenge


taylors cupcake challenge this week was lovely...i haven't done challenges for a while...but i've combined them with making christmas cards this week....here's mine...
Recipe: Gingerbread house Taylors expression, Magnolia,Papers & ribbon from stash mountain.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Cupcakes for Change


I have sat for most of the night with my grandad watching the american states submit their votes for the next american president wishing that I was out in New York.(accompanied by patriotic cupcakes!).....america in my belief made the right decision yesterday. John McCain made an amazing speech congratulating Barak Obama, I only hope that some of his far left Republicans respect his views and follow suit. He was gracious in defeat and I genuinely like the guy, however he couldn't dissociate himself from the Bush administration and Sarah Palin is a scary thought in any leadership role!...Election fever hasn't hit this level of global interest since JFK and I can understand why, it isn't about, colour or race its about the need for change and how much influence the american president can have on the rest of the world. If only our politics was as exciting or inspiring!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

TRICK OR TREAT!

had a fun filled weekend of trick & treats.....spent the weekend at my friends house with her family where we had a Halloween party...the children had two ...one in the afternoon which was a Halloween craft party in the village hall and then a party in the evening which was mad!...here are some goodies that i made to take with me.I have now come home for a rest........