The presents are all wrapped and ready to go under the tree…Christmas day has almost arrived! The only thing missing are the gift tags. This year I decided to embark on a number of craft projects, one of these included making my own gift tags. I decided I didn’t want to buy any this year as I had plenty of plain tags I could use and things I could use to embellish them. I wanted a handmade look but something that would coordinate with the gift wrap I had chosen and something that was quick to create. Using a few simple items […]
A Christmas stocking was something I had when I was younger and was a real tradition. I’ve been lusting after having one for a few years now so I decided the make one with my new patchwork skills that I taught myself earlier this year. I decided to set myself a bit of a sewing Christmas challenge and make one if I had time. This weekend I’ve been tied to my sewing machine, determined to make the patchwork stockings in time for Christmas day. This morning I finished one for Mr C and one for myself, I cant tell you how […]
Over the past few weeks I’ve been making my own Christmas cards. I sourced some lovely papers, embellishments and clear stamps to use. I had the chance to use all of my scrap booking and paper crafting supplies to create the cards. I used a scalloped paper punch, circle punch, some gorgeous Christmas stamps from Elle’s Studio, buttons tied with red and white bakers twine and some wood veneer snowflakes from Studio Calico and a variety of washi tapes.
I have to admit it but this year I’m feeling so excited about Christmas. Seeing twinkling Christmas tree lights in windows of homes as I walk home, sampling mulled cider, and hearing Christmas music on the radio has got me into the spirit of things. This year I’ve decided to make a special effort to rekindle the magic of Christmas. I hope that the countdown to the big day is full of joy and happiness, a time to enjoy traditions, and a chance to spend quality time with friends and family. I’ve been inspired even more than normal by doing Journal Your Christmas, a brilliant […]
Making my own handmade cards is so satisfying. I find it takes me a bit of time to get inspired so making my own cards is sometimes a challenge. I made this new baby card a month or so ago but haven’t shared it with you yet. It took me a while to decide on the patterned paper I was going to use for the bunting. I’m really happy with how the striped pattern looks and how the colours work together. This card is similar to another bunting baby card I made earlier in the year but I’ve changed the shape of […]