30 November 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

WOW! First of December tomorrow, lots of things to post about and photos to add. We are in the middle of some freezing weather, with a sprinkling of snow in the South here. I hope to start my JYC tomorrow and also following Ali Edwards December Daily too! Keeping it simple, as I have never completed the whole thing! Story of my life.

17 November 2010

Quick Cards

This is what I have featured in this months Quick Cards magazine, it is a neverending card, they are simple to make but look fab!


inside A

inside b

inside c

You just keep folding and folding and it never ends, lots of fun! There are lots of tutorials on you tube showing how to make them.

16 November 2010

this weeks class

Tomorrow is after school craft class again, week 2! Slightly less nervous this week, but it's been fun planning the session and researching what I am going to do with them. I have no idea how many will be there this week. So, I am doing 3 tree decorations with them, the first two quite simple and the third has a little more steps, but not too difficult. Here they are:

08 November 2010

After school club

This week on Wednesday I am doing an after school 'Christmas craft club' for the first time at a local Academy school. It's for 6 weeks and i have 12 pupils signed up apparently. I've spent some time today working out my plans for the 6weeks and completed two projects and a worksheet for this week. Here are the two cards I am making with them:

For both cards I've tried to use materials that they could easily find at home, so could complete more on their own. The snowman uses tissue paper, book page and buttons with a little bit of sequin mesh and the tree card is made from magazines!

I am looking forward to it, a little nervous, but I think it will be good for me and a great opportunity and experience.

05 November 2010


Here's my project for this weeks challenge at ECP, just fun little card:

The little dog is a digi stamp from Fairy Dust Crafts, the rest just papers and alphas I had here already. It's nice to use up little bits lying around.

04 November 2010


I've been putting some time into drawing and painting. I've signed up to the Art, heart and healing course (see side bar) and the videos that Tam has put together are excellent. I've really enjoyed drawing again and spending time on this. This is my first page in my art journal:

I was really pleased with how she came out. I've invested in some watercolour crayons which are fab. Lots more experimenting to do but it's an enjoyable thing to do. Even the children have been drawing and using my crayons, its lovely to see them getting creative too. i bought each of them their own journal which they can use for drawing, creating and writing too.

a pile of red things

The new challenge, which will go up tomorrow, over at Easy Craft Projects is red. Here is a pile of things I pulled together to get creating!

Check out the site tomorrow to see what the DT came up with.