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Friday, December 21, 2012

Away in a Manger

Hi all,
Not long before Christmas now, and I have soooooo much still to do.  Daisy went off dressed in her party dress as her school has their Christmas party today (they all have it together as there are only 50 children in the school) and she is very excited about having 2 weeks off.  Martha had fun at her toddler party, although she hid when Santa came in and only looked up again when he left!
Over at CRAFT, we have a great sketch for you.  I have used an image by Glitterbabe called nativity and lots of scraps of papers.
See you later.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Where has the time gone?

Hi all,
I can't believe it is Wednesday already and I am running very late with this post.  The drama club nativity went really well last Friday and all the parents seemed to enjoy it.  We went to Daisy's school nativity on Tuesday morning and then Martha had her toddlers Christmas party this morning.
Over at Incy Wincy, we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and our theme is holly and/or mistletoe.  The challenge started on Monday, but I just haven't had a chance to get on here.  I have used this sweet Bugaboo image, with free magazine papers.  It's simple, but what I need at the moment!
See you later.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In the bleak mid winter

Hi all,
Well, it's still cold but the ice isn't as bad so Daisy has been in school again.  I can't believe there is only one more week of school before the Christmas holidays.   We are still quite busy here.  I run a drama club in our village after school on Fridays for children between 4 and 11 (although Martha also comes along) and tomorrow they are performing a nativity play for their parents, so I am madly trying to get things sorted for it.  I really should be doing that now instead of being on here!
Over at CRAFT, our theme is winter, and I have made a tag using a cute owl from Meljen's designs, one of our sponsors.  I made all the tags for our presents last year, but I am so behind this year I think I may have to (shock, horror) buy some!
See you later.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Then one foggy Christmas Eve...

Hi all,
I hope you are all wrapped up warmly.  Daisy is home from school today as the lanes to her school were really icy this morning and the bus couldn't get through, so the school said we could keep the children off.  I didn't fancy trying to drive her there myself, so she is off.  Hopefully it will be okay tomorrow though, as I don;t like her having too many days off school.
Over at Creative Craft Challenges, we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and our theme is humorous.  I have made a very simple tag, using this reindeer trio from Bugaboo as it always makes me laugh.
See you later.

Monday, December 10, 2012

All partied out!

Hi all,
I hope you had a good weekend.  The surprise party went really well.  My mother in law really didn't have an inkling about it, which was amazing as she usually finds out about everything!  Lots of people came along and the girls stayed up VERY late.  On Sunday, we were all very tired and chilled out.
Over at Incy Wincy we are sponsored by Digital Delights and our theme is snowflakes.  I have used an image by Digital Delights and used some snowflake paper.  I'm not sure who it is by, as I have had it for ages and cut off the make.  I will put a sentiment on the tag, but thought I should get some rub ons for it and don't have any as I don't often use them.
See you tomorrow.

Friday, December 7, 2012


Hi all,
Well, it's the weekend (nearly).  The snow has now gone and now it is pouring down.  This weekend, hubby's brothers and family are coming up as it it my mother in laws 70th birthday and we have told her we are going out for a meal.  Actually, we are holding a surprise party for her (it's okay to post it here as she doesn't even know I have a blog), so we will be spending tomorrow cooking and preparing and then partying.
Here is my card for my mother in law.  I have used the fab sketch from Feeling Sketchy.  I haven't had time to join in for a couple of weeks, so was happy to have a reason this week.  The image is by Penny Black.
See you later.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Not long to go

Hi all,
Well, it's very snowy here.  Yesterday we got a message from school saying that the bus was collecting the bus children at 1pm because of the poor road conditions.  We were okay as I was home with Martha, but it wasn't so good for people who had to work.  Anyway, we spent the afternoon playing in the snow and then warming up with hot chocolate.
Over at CRAFT, our theme is Christmas and I have used a wonderful image by Robyn's Fetish, one of our sponsors.  I have gone traditional here, because I think the image needed it.  The papers are magazine freebies.
See you later.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Normal service has resumed (I hope)

Hi all,
I'm back.  Did you miss me?  The last performance of Oliver was on Saturday night.  I was playing Nancy and Daisy was in the workhouse scenes and in Fagin's gang.  Daisy and I had a wonderful time in it and I think people enjoyed watching it.  I must admit that I am looking forward to a rest, but it is weird not having to rehearse.  My parents left us on Sunday and I already miss them, but they are off to America next week to spend Christmas with my sister, who lives there.  I am now hoping that I will have more time to craft and be on here.
Over at Incy Wincy, we are sponsored by Saturated Canary and our theme is non-traditional Christmas colours.  I have used the image Noel and have used purple - my favourite colour.  The papers are from Nitwits and another I'm not sure of, sorry.
See you later.