Gifts Galore!

And gift boxes too! I thought I would post a photo of the teacher presents that I made with chocolates inside. The paper is from My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter Glittered Papers and the boxes were cut from the Bags, tags and boxes cartridge on my cricut machine. Ribbbon was from WH Smiths.

My hubbies family came over on Sunday and we had a lovely day catching up and then braving the ice to walk round to the next road for a chinese. We bought them all vouchers and I wanted to make them boxes for them to make it a bit more interesting than opening an envelope.

Well my food shopping has been delivered today and the presents are wrapped so I am off to the cinema with the kids tomorrow to chill out and get hubby a few last minute christmas presents. Enjoy the run up to Christmas and remember to relax!


Tracey x
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Little Robin Red Breast

I just thought that I would share with you a photo I took of a little Robin Red Breast that keeps visiting our garden.

Looks like he has been helping himself to the bird food quite a bit too!

Merry Christmas All, not long to go!

Tracey x
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We have snow!

I am so excited! The kids have finished school and we have snow! It is actually quite thick so we have been down onto the green by the sea front with the sledge and some friends and really enjoyed this winter wonderland!

I have made a few more christmas cards, Olly had requested a purple and rainbow coloured card so I made this one for him

Tom wanted something a little more grown up colour wise so I did him a monchrome version of the same card because I didn't want them to think that one card was better than the other!  The image is from the Digistamp Boutique, background paper from Pink Petticoat and the sentiment was printed on the computer.

I have also made a couple of cards for my friends to give to their loved ones, this is for one friend to give to her sister.  She requested this image from the Digistamp Boutique.

This one is for my other friend who wanted a card for her grandad and wanted it to include the Anderson tartan as that his family tartan.

She also wanted one to give to her son with the mouse on but in his favourite colour blue.

The backing paper is from Pink Petticoat and I have punched out some small snow flakes and stuck them on with a bit of bling on top.  This year I have made some boxes out of card that I have printed with a christmas design from the Pink Petticoat range and given my friends the cards they have asked for all boxed up to keep safe.

Well thats all from me today, we have hubbies family coming to us on Sunday and there will be fourteen of us. I had better be off to do some housework! Have a great weekend all!

Tracey x

Almost There!

I have had loads of christmas cards to make this year.  We send out about 100 as a family and I also made some for my friends to give out to their families too so I have been a bit stressed over the last few weeks!  But I am finished so bring on Christmas!

The decorations are up the cards are sent and I am now starting to think about all the other bits like presents and food! Perhaps I am not so organised!

With so many cards to make I have followed a bit of a theme with the Christmas Tree Embossing Card from the cuttlebug.

I have made this card for one of hubby's sisters, the background paper is Pink Petticoat Damask and the sentiment is printed on the computer.

This card is for grandad, a bit more manly with grey damask at the background paper but still some bling!

This is another card for one of hubby's sisters and her hubby.

This is another card for a sister, the stamp is from papermania and I have added some bling and a damask background again.

Another card that I have made for my friend and her family with the papermania stamp. Different bling although you can't see it to well in this photograph.

This is just some of the cards that I have made with different variations to suit the people I am sending them to!

Hope you are not too bored! I will post some of the cards that my friends have asked me to make another day!
I hope you are all getting in the festive spirit! Have a lovely week.

Thank You Lovely Bloggers!

I have been feeling a bit guilty, I have received some lovely awards over the last couple of weeks which have really put a smile on my face but I have been manically making christmas cards and had a spot of trouble with the computer so belated thank you to Karen for this award.

Karen creates such lovely cards, check out her blog and have a look. I have to answer the following questions with one word, not easy!

Where is your cell phone? - handbag
Hair? -Coloured
Mother ? - Yes
Father ? - Yes
Favourite food? -Risotto
Dream last night ? - Horrible!
Favourite drink ?- White Wine (and Tea)
Dream goal ? - to stay happy
What room are you in ? - Craft Room
Your hobby ? - Crafting,photography,scrapbooking 
Your fear? - Family being ill
Where do you want to be in 6 years time ? - Here!
Where were you last night ? - Home
Something you aren't ? - patient
Muffins ? - Chocolate
Wishlist item ? - some stampin up supplies
Where did you grow up ? - Essex
Last thing you did ? - ate lunch!
What are you wearing ? - Jeans
Your tv ? - On
Your pets ? - Dog and 2 goldfish 
Your friends ? - lovely
Your life ? - fun
Your mood ? - happy
Missing someone ? - always
Vehicle ? - Audi Q7
Something you're not wearing ? - watch
Your favourite store ? - Hobbycraft
Your favourite colour ? - Silver
Last time you laughed ? - an hour ago
Last time you cried ? - can't remember
Your best friend ? - Hubby
One place you go to over and over ? - home
Person who emails you regularly? - Linzi
Favourite place to eat? - Irmas - Leigh-on-Sea
Facebook ? - Yes

Phew sorry but I am quite boring so wake up if you have nodded off! I need to pass this on to 5 lovely people it was hard to pick but here they are -

Gemma who has just shared some special news, congratulations Gemma!
Mandy - who has received this award before but her cards so lovely that I have to send it to you!

Each of these ladies blogs are inspiring so grab yourself a cuppa and check them out!

I also need to give a big thank you to Stephanne for this award

Thanks Stephanne! Stephanne is a really talented lady and puts so much detail into her cards. Her colouring is awesome! Take a look at her blog.

The requirements are that I tell you 5 interesting things about myself and then pass the award along to 5 other people, so here we go

1. I have been with my hubby since I was 16, in fact he asked me out on my 16th birthday party and we have been together ever since!

2. I am vegetarian and have been for 20 years. I forget that not everyone is and that most people think it is wierd!

3. I am completely hooked on crafting! I started in February making thank you cards for my birthday presents and have been addicted ever since, it has even taken over my handbag collection!

4. I have a lovely group of friends and we are always trying something new. Over the past year we have been going to a meditation group and have even been on a retreat for meditation and yoga. I came back from that all chilled and it lasted for about half a day!

5. I hate silence! I have to have some background noise such as the tv or radio on at most times during the day because I don't like it when its too quiet. I even need to have the radio on to sleep!

I would like to nominate the following people for this award:

Mandy - I've just noticed that you have had this one too!

I have two more left to nominate and would like to leave this open to all you lovely bloggers out there who take the time to show your creations and share your ideas.

The lovely Mandy has also given me this award

This award has some rules which are -

1) Thank the person who gave you the award
2) Copy the award to your blog
3) Link to the person to whom you received this award
4) Share 7 interesting things about myself
5) Nominate 7 other bloggers
6) Link to the 7 people who you are giving this award to
7) Leave messages on their blogs to let them know about the award

Thank you Mandy for this award and for all your help and advice. Mandy's blog is amazing and she has not been blogging that long and has built up alot of followers of her lovely cards.

I will add just two more things about myself in addition to the five I have already listed above

I had been wearing glasses since the age of 5 and five years ago I had laser eye surgery. I don't need glasses anymore and it is the best money I have ever spent!

I am going back to college to learn photography and am really enjoying being a student again although not enjoying the homework aspect quite so much!

I would like to send this award to Stephanne, Karen, Anne and Gemma and again to all you lovely bloggers out there.

Well I am sure you have stopped reading by now or have nodded off or am completely sick of hearing about me. But that's it, that's me, thanks to you all again for thinking of me and have a lovely week!

Tracey x
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