Customised Crackers...




Last week over on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog I was customising 'Make your own cracker' kits.  You can find all the details HERE.

Now I'm looking at these again - I'm not sure I like them, funny how that happens sometimes...Anyway, thanks for stopping by.  After my busy week, things seem to be back to normality so I should be back with  some cards later this week.  She says hopefully!

O Christmas Trees...





Busy, busy busy!  I just realised I didn't post my Bubbly Scrumptious make on Saturday, so here it is. 

Magazine Christmas Trees - I stumbled across a tutorial on You Tube, there's several on there with different ideas for decorating,.  I think it was originally a Martha Stewart project.  All you need are some old magazines and some glitter to make them..   I guarantee you'll be hooked, I've made 4 already, great to do in front of the TV watching 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here'  I'm not a reality TV fan but I do love this one...

What else have I been up to, making more CAS Christmas cards...




are you bored with this design yet?!! 

I'm sure you are, so I'll be back at the weekend with some Diva Doodles cards

Pink Petticoat Pointy Poinsettias, Sprinkles With Twinkles and Handwritten Christmas Greetings

More Christmas Wrapping...

It's time for another colour challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog and this month it's Pink and white.

I've been creating some more Christmas wrapping..


A pizza box decorated with Pale Pink Silky Crush ribbon and Heart Pins

and a pyramid box decorated with a Sparkly Button, Pink Bakers Divine Twine
Check out the blog for details on how to enter and lots more inspiration from the Design Team.

Papers, Images, Sentiments and Pyramid Box Template from Pink Petticoat

Christmas Wrapping...



I've been playing with some Christmas wrapping ideas, the latest challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room sparked the idea for this one.  The theme is 'Shabby Pastel Christmas' and there's a gorgeous photo and lots of lovely inspiration from the Design Team, pop on over and see for yourselves!

I've used the Pink Petticoat Pillow Box template and Vintage Stars and Tiny Trees
Thanks for visiting today  :)

Pink Crush Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Sparkly Button - The Ribbon Girl
White Lace & Gem Trim - Selfridges


Christmas Lists!...



This time of year I'm forever making lists.  Present Lists, card lists, food lists, the list goes on...see what I did there?! ;)   So for this week's Bubbly Scrumptious project I've made a  'Book of Lists'.  All the details are HERE, But, basically I took a bunch of index cards, made a front and back cover from cardstock, decorated the front and bound them all together with a couple of book rings.  I've even made a pocket inside for receipts...


How organised am I?  It won't last...



Less is More...



Today is crafting day for me so I've had another go at  the Less Is More challenge, this week it's a colour theme - Red and Orange.

I've stamped directly onto card using a Hero Arts stamp and Distress Inks in Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade.  Have you seen the Winter Seasonal Distress inks?  Gorgeous or what, might just have to have them ;)
Lot's of lovely inspiration from the LIM-ettes, I'm off now to have a proper look and then it's back to the Christmas cards...

Digi Printing Tip...




Here I am with design number 2 in my Christmas Card Challenge.  I've had a few questions about printing digital sentiments on patterned paper so I hope this little tip helps.

1. Print off one A4 sheet of patterned paper and trim a square/rectangle that is slightly larger that the size you need to fit your card blank. 
2. Print your sentiment sheet on to copier paper.
3.Then with repositionable adhesive, adhere the patterned paper square over the top of the sentiment you'd like to print, keeping it as level as you can.  I find that holding it up at the window helps here! :)


4. Print the sentiment sheet again on this sheet of copirer paper, by feeding it back through the printer.  There you will have the sentiment printed on the patterned paper, all you need to do now is trim to fit your card front.

I made 6 cards from one sheet of A4 using this method!  I do enjoy making my supplies go further :)

Pink Petticoat Lots of Really Big Dots and Handwritten Sentiments
Cuttlebug die for the Snowballs

Christmas Card Challenge...



Remember yesterday I said I'd set myself a bit of a challenge.  To make 50 Christmas cards before the month is out.  Well, I've got a plan, they're all going to be 10 x 10 cm, with a CAS design  - easy on the postage cost ;)  and if I make 10 of each design I'll only need 5 different designs!  Simple!
So here goes with the first one.

For those of you who are new to crafting with digital designs, I'll be back tomorrow with a tip on how to get the most from one A4 sheet.

Pink Petticoat Sprinkled With Twinkles, Berries and Handwritten Sentiments
Card Blanks - Craftwork Cards
Woodware Super Punch - Holly

Bloom...



Here's my make for the Bubbly Scrumptious blog. This week I've used Echo Park - Victoria Gradens  papers and made a bloom with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  There's a tutorial to make the flowers HERE. and If you'd like to know how I made the scallop circle card base, you can find out right HERE.
Now I must get back to my Christmas cards, I'm on a mission to create 50 cards by the end of the month.  I'm hoping to share the first batch tomorrow.

Stars, a Scarf and Chocolate Brownies...



Yay! I've made a card! It's for the 'Less is More' challenge 'Stars'. Can't believe I've only just come across this challenge blog - I'm definitely a less is more kind of girl!  I'm experimenting with using non-traditional Christmas colours this year and I love this Bubblegum pink.  What do you think?

I've had a few requests to share my knitting and baking so here goes.


While I was at the Knitting and Stitching Show last month.  I bought this fantastic loopy yarn from the lovely girls at Crafty Yarn.  All you need is one ball of yarn, the pattern is on the ball band, and in no time you've got a pretty lacy scarf.
 
Chocolate brownies, it's a Nigella recipe from her last TV series.  I've tried various brownie recipes and find this one is the easiest, quickest and tastiest!

It's going to be a Pink Petticoat Christmas for me this year, and the production line is in full swing, I'll be back to share some more Christmas designs very soon.  Enjoy your Monday :)

Pink Petticoat Downloads:  Handwritten Sentiments and Sprinkle of Twinkles
Fiskars Squeeze Punch - Star
Berisfords Satin Ribbon in Shocking Pink from The Ribbon Girl