It's not to late to make a few last minute gifts this Christmas. Phew! That's a relief as I still have six to make!! This simple calendar gift will be cherished for the entire year and is suitable for making gifts for men as well as women, something I often struggle with. Handmade gifts tend … Continue reading Last minute gift idea
I consider wrapping gifts one of the great traditions of Christmas. Like writing the cards and decorating the tree, it's best done with mulled wine and a classic Christmas soundtrack. It's also a tradition in our family to have a table gift. I think this was originally an alternative to crackers on the table, but … Continue reading Gift Boxes round up
My brother has become renowned for his extravagent Christmas gift wrap, pulling out all the stops ....and the pound notes.... to outdo us all with the presentation of his (admittedly well -thought) gifts. He's purchased amazing gift boxes, gone rustic with brown paper and string coupled with extravagent gift tags that can be used for … Continue reading It’s a wrap!
I am going to attempt to post a festive tutorial every day this week (EEEK! Not Saturday and Sunday though; I will be far too preoccupied with last minute panics, frantic trips to the shops for gift wrap, sprouts and tin foil, slaving over a hot stove, panicking a bit more and also getting tipsy … Continue reading Simple Eucalyptus Wreath tutorial
This week's #Tuesday Tip is more of a #TuesdayTutorial and I am making the most of the winter weather. We've had an amazing amount of snow here, schools have been closed for three days and it's wrecking havoc with my pre-Christmas plans. However, I am a snow addict and am definitely NOT complaining. I don't … Continue reading Tri-fold shutter card tutorial – Tuesday Tip (with link to cut file)
Sometimes I love to spend hours working on a craft project, carefully and painstakingly building all of the elements until a work of art materialises. However, other times - and more often than not - I want a super speedy make that leaves me feeling super smug because I've created something spectacular in seconds. I feel … Continue reading Quick Christmas Card video tutorial
You know when you buy a product to do one thing and then you discover it can do something else! Well...... that! If I know crafters at all, I know that we love it when a we can do several things with items in our stash. My revolutionary moment came when I found a new use … Continue reading Tuesday Tip – Christmas tags and decorations
Christmas is hurtling towards us at a pace! Like most crafters, I feel like I've been thinking about Christmas for months and the fact that it is less than seven weeks away shouldn't come as a shock, but actually it did! I do have some Christmas crafts ready for the big day and I have … Continue reading Christmas Countdown Craft Challenge
This week's #TuesdayTip has once again been taken over by another show review as my shows were scheduled on a Monday again. Instead of one tip, I am going to share four card layout ideas and a couple of pics of cute decoupage demos from yesterday too. Can you tell from my image at the top … Continue reading I want it all…and I want it now!
If you could capture the magic of Christmas in paper form, this would be it! And I have definitely been in the festive mood when crafting with this extensive collection from Dovecraft ahead of the launch on Create & Craft TV this Monday I can't wait to show off 'The Magic of Christmas' in all it's … Continue reading Magic of Christmas in a papercraft kit