Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Belated Happy Christmas!

And an early Happy New Year!! LOL

Hope Santa was good to everyone! I was a lucky girl and got some crafty stuff. I haven't had much time to use it yet with making up kids toys etc but I will! I'm giing myself till the 2nd January 'off' crafting as we have things on till then. Then it will be all systems go to re-stock for the stall for early February. I need to get that done as I then have to decorate the living room, dining room and craft room ready for a new carpet. The craft room will be a nightmare as all my craft stuff will have to be packed away and moved out of the room! It's such a big job that I'm not really relishing the idea. I may have a quick look in Ikea for new storage while I'm at it.

Well I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a very happy new year. I'm not one for making resolutions but I will try to post more things to my blog!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Post it covers

I managed to get some square lined post its from Tesco in pretty pastel colours. So I made some pretty pastel covers for them. The cardstock are the soft subtles from Stampin Up. I think I need to stock up with some more of the cardstock soon, especially with valentines and easter coming up. (yep, us crafters like to think ahead don't we!)



These ones are post it clipboards - some I did with the wee calendar tabs hanging underneath. These sold out as soon as I put them on the table!!

Now after 4 cards to do tonight I can then make, write and post my own cards!

Oh well. They'll have to wait. I'm off to the Brownie Christmas Party first

Friday, 11 December 2009

Finally I can breath!

Last night is the last of my run of Christmas Craft stalls. I have had a fabulous time doing them and my items seem to go down well. The really odd thing is that you cannot second guess what is going to sell or not. What goes like hot cakes one day doesn't sell at all the next - even in the same location!

I've also finished the costumes for the school Christmas show. Oh, and the backdrop! I still don't know the story but I do know there are 2 cows, 2 sheep, 2 ducks, 3 robins, 3 mice, a santa, 2 worms and a donkey!

Now I can concentrate on cleaning the house before putting the Chritsmas tree up tomorrow. I've been that busy with fairs, replenishing stock, costumes, Brownies etc that I've not managed to do any real housework for 2 months! The duster was in that much shock I had to give it time to recover before doing the 2nd half of the job tomorrow! Then, after the tree goes up I have my own cards to make - I was going to use the ones left over from the stall but there's nowhere near enough. Good in one way I suppose.

I finished the order for the 200 christmas cards. They didn't take as long as I thought which was good. I had help from my fab pal Ali while she was over one weekend, celebrating her and my birthday. This is what they look like.


That's one full box!



These were the simple ones for the kids. The toppers are made from gift tags that were in many of the pound shops round here. They make fab, quick cards. I also sold lots of these on the stall. It's a pity that I bought out the supplies I found as I would have loved to have some in to get a head start on next years! Nothing like starting early!


This was my least favourite of the cards I sent as an example and was the first the boss picked out. It's always the way. The star is from a stamp set by Waltzing Mouse stamps. I love the star but just not what I've done with it here. There were 50 of these to do. I stamped them then cut the star out using the largest star nestability. The stamps also come with a beautiful heart shape that also cuts out with the nesties - i already have plans for valentines cards!


This is the one I made 100 of. The image is printed from a set I purchased on digiscrapkits.com. They have fabulous images you can print and use on cards etc. The Merry Christmas label is from my hostess set in the current Stampin Up catalogue.

Ta for popping by - hope your Christmas plans are going smoothly! I can start with my own now!:D