Sunday, 11 December 2011

Handmade Christmas Deccies.

About 2 weeks ago I had a workshop at my new second home Craft Days, in Saffron Walden. With much enthusiasm we embarked on a Christmassy craft fest!  First project in the pipeline was this gorgeous little item!
Made from jewellery wire and a mixture of festive beads and pearls they were such fun to make!

Next on the agenda was a fabulous button project! Again using jewellery wire - and assorted buttons also in festive colours - but would look equally amazing in frosty blues and creams/whites.
Last but by no means least were some lovely felt baubles - we used the templates downloadable from here


 Of course after all that industriousness I had to but some supplies so that Shelby and I could make some at home.  Doesn't Shelby concentrate well hahaha

Friday, 9 December 2011

Operation "Challenge 2012"

I love a good challenge - though I rarely complete them lol!  I am full of good intentions though!  For 2012 i've chosen two great challenges.
365 + 1 is the first of my chosen challenges.  The lovely suzie has come up with a doozie!  Have a look at her 365 post and see if it inspires you.  I happen to think that it is a great challenge.  I have a lovely dSLR camera but only take it out on high days and holidays!  Of course I always have my iPhone with me and am looking forward to getting some great shots.  I may even invest in an air printer so I actually print some of my efforts.

The second challenge is on a blog that i've been reading for about 6 months.  Creative Every Day is a wonderful source of inspiration - especially if you like to art journal.  I have dabbled with art journalling and love the results.  However, I dont have much of an original brain and love to get inspiration from prompts or reading blog posts.  If you are an art journalist or even if you want to give it a try - check out Creative Every Day

Friday, 2 December 2011

Wonderful sir tim

So last week and today my lovely friend Stephanie and I have been working on one of Sir Tim Holtz' Christmas tags from 2010. This is what we achieved in 4 hours of crafting!