Mixed Craft Saturday
Good Saturday Morning ladies,
Well here we are again at the weekend, these weeks are certainly whizzing by, I believe we now have 5 weeks and 3 days until Christmas day, right now that scares me and I am trying not to think about it too much, we may have our Christmas in June! lol
The photo above is of 2 little gift bags that I made using the Envelope Punch Board, one is made using a whole 12 X 12 sheet of paper and the small one is made using a 6 X 6 sheet of paper. The larger one is a really good size, you could fit quite a lot inside, the small one would fit a piece of nice jewellery inside or a treat size chocolate bar. I like the idea of giving vouchers in the larger one with some chocolates or make up.
If you would like me to do you a step by step tutorial for them just let me know in the comments.
Now we have Michele's Magazine Review, Lynda's shopping, Crafting and New Family member!,
Janet's stockings too, so without any further delay here we go........
Michele's Magazine Review
First up is Simply Cards & Papercraft with a gorgeous set of stamps & a lovely embossing folder. The free gifts will be useful all year round.
Quick Cards Made Easy comes with a great free gift-Christmas Pop Up card kit. The kit makes 4 cards.
Love Cardmaking has a great free gift-perfect for lots of styles of Christmas cards. It contains an Embossing folder, stamps & a foliage die.
Creative Stamping has the most wonderful set of cute stamps that can be used all year round. There’s lots of inspiration inside the magazine.
Papercraft Inspiration has a really lovely stencil & stamp set plus an extra magazine. My card was featured in the All Occasions magazine.
That’s all for this review.
That’s all for this review.
Thank you Michele for another fantastic review, I don't remember seeing Creative Stamping before,
You have given us all a great overview of this months magazines.
Janet has been busy making some gorgeous Christmas Stockings, these particular ones are 'Threaders' which is another arrow to the 'Crafters Companion' Bow, bringing pretty materials and sewing essentials. Janet ordered hers from Hochanda, I have to say that they look really top quality, the Fabric is so beautiful, the fabric also looks like it would work for little boys or girls, were all the elements included in a kit Janet? if so I might try having a go myself, a kit would be a good way to get started with sewing, having everything that you need included.
Thank you so very much for sharing your stockings Janet.
Lynda has made an absolutely amazing Mixed Media card, Lynda I love your Mixed media cards
so much, you put so much work into each card that you make, so much work, you pay so much attention to detail and everything ties together beautifully. I would love to sit and craft with you some day, I find your work so inspiring.
Here is Lynda's description......
My mixed media card I made I matted a piece of card then put some silver guilding on then on another piece of patterned paper tore the edges & put some gold guilding wax in places round the edge.Then added the final paper of pens printed. I rolled peices of same paper cut then rolled up cut three in different sizes then put gold guiding wax to make them look old glued cogs on wrapped some thick twine added all sorts of embellishments key's springs dragonfly lantern Angel wings hession stamped onto a price of same paper stamped Create ;& Art I enjoyed making it hope you understand my dissertation. Easier to make than doing a discription lol x
Lynda has been buying some new stamps.......
Two fantastic Woodware stamps, a fantastic 'Happy Christmas' and a super cute Penguin thats wearing a snowflake jumper! Well why not?!
and a Hero Arts 'Cling' background stamp, I have seen this stamp used loads and it is stunning, I can't wait to see how you use it Lynda.
The last of Lynda's shopping is a set of fantastic background dies, I have some similar Tim Holtz background dies and they are so useful, these will work perfectly with your Mixed Media work.
Now I have had to save this 'Happy News' till last........
Meet Lynda and Terry's latest family member.....Marley, he and 'Baby' have had puppies together
previously so they are old friends, it looks as though he is already making himself at home.
It will be lovely for Baby to have some company too.
Thank you so very much Lynda for sharing your shopping, amazing crafting and most importantly your Happy news, I couldn't be happier for you both.
Well thats about all I can fit in for this week, thank you so much to Michele for the fab Mag review,
Janet for sharing her beautiful Christmas stockings and Lynda for everything else.
Paul went with Rebecca to watch Lucy receive the year 12 Award for both Biology and Spanish,
Rebecca recorded the moment for me to see myself. It was the first one I have missed, it was nice that Rebecca had the opportunity to go and be proud Big Sister, she enjoyed catching up with her old teachers too. So once again we are very proud parents.
I hope that you have a nice relaxed weekend planned,
Love and Hugs to all,