Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Getting organised....

As I'm sure you have all guessed by now I do have Christmas running through my blood, I love every single part of it.  But I do tend to get a little stressed out as each year work is getting bigger and busier and now my craft is kicking off.  That's without keeping house and making Christmas happen. 

So I thought I would get myself organised. 
Another love of mine is lists, so I thought I would combine the two.

In my latest issue of Papercraft Inspirations there was this little project...

I instantly got onto the internet and ordered a few items to create my own ~ perfect!

So this is my version....

Folder, refills from Paperchase
Months download available from Papercraft Inspirations
Poinsettia ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Paper,Santa topper ~ First Edition papers ~ Festive treat & Christmas Joy
Ribbon ~ crafty stash


Sorry the photo's are so dark ~ there is definitely not much light around in Devon this morning.

I am hoping that this little Christmas organiser will help me get organised at this busy period and will be added to and prove very helpful in years to come.

It really does get so crazy here that I am next year starting early (maybe a lot earlier than most of you would like to hear) possibly doing a bit all year round, but I have to if I want to pull it all off and enjoy the holidays. 
 Last year I ran myself into the grown trying to do everything and ended up with flu over Christmas ~ well not again!

I am entering my organiser into the following challenges:

Allsorts challenge ~ Anything but square
Cupcake Craft Challenges ~ Textalicious
Winter Wonderland ~ Make your card sparkle ~ technically I know it's not a card, but it is Christmas and it sparkles with the glittered paper.
Craft Your Passion ~ Anything goes PLUS Brown

Thank you for popping along

Your Crafty Christmas ELF x

Friday, 4 November 2011

Happy Friday

Today's card is for the following blogs..

Crafty Catz ~ Anything goes
LOTV ~ Bright and Sparkly
Make it Monday ~ Anything goes

Materials Used:

LOTV image Just for you
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
LOTV circle sentiment
Forever friends flower paper
Lilac & purple card stock ~ Bazzill
Self adhesive pearl from crafty stash.
Stickles ~ Star Dust
Pro markers

Thank you for popping by my blog

  We will be spending the 5th of November watching a movie with the curtains drawn as the little one does not like fireworks.

Whatever your plans for fireworks night enjoy and stay safe.

Love Em x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Happy Birthday Buster

Firstly I would like to wish my Buster a Happy 9th Birthday.... with his new toy.

Now onto crafts... I had to continue with that felt from sew sweet and this is the outcome.

A brooch

                                         Front                                                            Back


Felt used for the green card Rosette ~ Polka Dot & Lily, for the white card I used Stripy.

My favourite is

I am entering this card into the Papertake weekly challenge ~ anything goes.

Thank you for popping by.

Love Em x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

I'm joining in with the lovely Julia over at WOYWW  today.  I'm currently working on some designs for my own Christmas cards, I have my gorgeous new Derwent Inktense pencil set out (that hubby treated me to on our hols).  My watercolours on standby ~ not quite sure what medium to use maybe a bit of everything.

A bit of a sneaky peek... and that's all your getting for now =D

I want to have a bit of a shout out..... I ordered some patterned felt at the weekend from the lovely Emma over at Sew Sweet and it arrived yesterday.

They are absolutely gorgeous, and fantastic quality.  Not only was I super excited and the creative juices were flowing, but there was also an extra little surprise in the package.......

In amongst the goodies was buttons, and I love buttons.

Thank you so much Emma for a fantastic service, and I would highly recommend her website to anyone.  I'm now eyeing up some pom pom ribbon/trim and polka dot buttons ~ so why not pop along now to Sew Sweet and take a look yourself.

After opening the felt I just had to get making, so yesterday I made a little padded heart and hair clip

and the ideas keep coming... I'm thinking there may be a brooch and some cards on tomorrow blog.

Thank you for popping along.

Love Em x

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Halloween cupcakes

Hope you had a great evening last night, our bat girl had great fun.  The curse of the black fingernail worked, she must have past it on as her nail finally came off~ Yippee!!! She has been so brave, as it kept catching on everything but would not let me near it to help.

So we enjoyed a lovely evening down my Aunt's with my mum and my gorgeous little niece who came along dressed as a witch (so cute she's only 7 months old).  Everyone enjoyed their cakes.

Bat girl slept well, after a night out flying........

With her very serious bat pose lol!

Only 54 sleeps until Christmas ..... How exciting.  I'm afraid it's all Christmas from now on, my card sales are going through the roof and I am getting a lot of private/direct enquiries about them which is so exciting.  You'll get to realise that I could 'do' Christmas all year round, I love it.  I not actually sure who gets more excited me or the little one =D.

But them I am an 'Elf' xxx

Love Em x