Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Day 30 @CCW!! - Final Day!

Here we are at the end of our Countdown to Christmas - and not a day missed in the whole of November. We've been proud of our 30 daily projects and really hope you've enjoyed them as much as we have.

To finish we have a box of thank you cards made for you by Oona - a link to the instructions can be found at Creative Craft World The Blog. Oona's card holder 2

Oona's card holder 1

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Sarah Xxx x

Monday, 29 November 2010

Reindeer food

Reindeer food - a tradition we have every year at our house - sprinkle reindeer food outside - esp for Santa's reindeer!!
I have made a little gift bag for mine - I got my template from here

I cheat by saving the PDF and then printing it directly on to the PP and then cut it out. I print the poem on plain white CS and use a circle punch and a scallop circle punch to punch out a red circle. I have used a reindeer stamp to make the additional tag on the bag.
To make the reindeer food I have mixed a small amount of glitter with porridge oats (Birds like the porridge oats ;-) and the glitter makes it sparkle!)
I hope you can see from this picture that the food is slightly sparkly!
Below is the poem and I advise you put the food in a small plastic bag before putting in the gift bag (saves on any escaping oats and glitter!).
and here is a photo of my boys last Christmas eve sprinkling their Reindeer food!
Merry Christmas Everyone!! And thank you for sharing our projests on CCW this month - I hope you have enjoyed our Countdown to Christmas!
Hugs Sarah x x x

Day 29 @ CCW

Sarah's reindeer food

Here we are at the penultimate day of our Christmas Countdown projects. :o( Today's super fun project comes from Sarah W; Santa's reindeers are going to be very well fed if we all leave out a packet for them!

A link to Sarah's instructions can be found at Creative Craft World the Blog. - or look at the post above this one on click on the Reindeer food tab at the top!

Come back tomorrow for our last helping of Christmas Fun.

Xxx x

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Sunday, 28 November 2010

Day 28 @CCW!!

Day 28 and Sue has made this great Jacob's Ladder for you. Do you remember playing with one as a child and being fascinated by how it worked? Now you can find out! A link to Sue's instructions can be found on Creative Craft World The Blog.

View ladder

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Sarah x

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Day 27 @CCW!!

Here we go with Sarah A's project on Day 28. Sarah has made this lovely table decoration for you and a link to her instructions can be found at Creative Craft World The Blog.

Thanks for visiting.

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Friday, 26 November 2010

Day 26 @ CCW

Sue's box Here is our Christmas project for day 26 - Sue has designed this gorgeous Exploding Box with a little Christmas surprise inside.

There’s a link to Sue’s instructions on Creative Craft World The Blog.

Sue's box 2

Happy Crafting!

Lou x

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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Day 25 @CCW

Lou's cracker

It’s a cracker!

Today it is Lou’'s turn to bring you a helping of Christmas crafting. Pop over to Creative Craft World The Blog to find a link to Lou'’s instructions for making this cracker of a cracker!

How are you enjoying our Christmas Countdown? We’d love to know, so please stop a while and leave a comment.

Sarah Xxx xblog logo-1

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Magnolia Christmas Card

Christmas card featuring Tilda under the Mistletoe.
I stamp using impress ink and a smooth white cardstock (such as SU Whisper White)
I colour my image using a combination of Promarkers and Prisma pencils. I use Blush for the skin, and Pastel Pink for the cheeks, I have coloured Tilda's hair and shoes using Tan and socks are Sandstone.
I use Prisma pencils to colour in Tilda's dress. I draw around the edges and then I use the Sansodor and blending (paper stumps) to blend the pencil.
I blend the shades together (there are some fab videos on YouTube to help you) and then I finished off colouring with using a red marker pen to colour in the berries on the Mistletoe.
I find it's easier to use papers that co-ordinate and I have chosen Basic Grey Wassail collection, and matched scraps of Bazzill cardstock.
I distress all the edges of the patterned papers and white cardstock with Tim Holtz distress ink and tool - Pumice Stone is my favourite colour.
I have used paper roses to embellish my card - I didn't have any green/red large roses, so I used ivory roses and inked the tips. I also use a 'pokey tool' to twist the stems.
The flowers are attached to the card using double-sided sticky tape.
I have finished off the card with some ribbon and a sentiment ticket
Here is Tilda close up
Thanks for looking and I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I make my cards.
Love and Hugs
Sarah x x x

Day 24 @ CCW

How gorgeous is this?! Who wouldn't be thrilled to receive such a Sarah's Magnolia card lovely card?

Sarah W has made this cute Magnolia card for Day 24 of our Christmas projects. Visit Creative Craft World The Blog to find a link to Sarah's instructions.

My post is above this one - or click on the tab above!

While you are there, please sign up as a follower - we have a surprise when we get to 200 followers!

Sarah x

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Day 23 @ CCW

Day 23 and Sue has made this clever Waterfall Card for you. Following Sue's instructions, it really is easier to make than it looks. Find a link to the details at Creative Craft World The Blog.


I have another card for you tomorrow, so please come back to have a look.

Sarah x x

Monday, 22 November 2010

Day 22 @ CCW

Another smile from Oona on day 33. Is there someone in your family who always answers, “Nothing” when you ask them what they'd like for Christmas? Now you can give them just what they asked for a jar of nothing! LOL Pop over to Creative Craft World The Blog for a link to Oona's instructions.

Oona's jar

blog logo-1Sue's project tomorrow will keep you busy! See you then,

Sarah xx

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Little card!

Just a quick card!! - I love the Lilli of the valley pre printed die cuts - these are so useful when you just haven't got the time to colour in an image - but still want to make a special card!
Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Ribbon, sentiment and punch are all Stampin Up!

Thanks for looking! Hugs Sarah x x x

Day 21 @ CCW

Sarah's advent bouquet When our countdown finishes in 10 days time, December will be here, so Sarah A's latest project Advent project is a timely one. A link to the details for making Sarah's oh-so-pretty Advent Tree is on Creative Craft World The Blog.

We hope you are enjoying our daily gift of Christmas fun – tomorrow's will definitely make you smile!

Sarah x

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Saturday, 20 November 2010

UKS weekly challenge - Nov week 1&2

A couple of UKS weekly challenges and both are sketches
Week 1 - photos taken out and about (Pumpkins on Halloween) - 10 points, follow the sketch - 10 points, bling - 5 points, non-scrapping item (buttons were not all from my stash - some were from the sewing box!) - 5 points.
I have used Bo-Bunny Whoo-ligans collection which I won as blog candy from Cari, I love these papers - they are fab, colourful and bright!
Week 2 sketch
Use the sketch (10 points), Rich colours (10 points), Rik rac (5 points) and fabric embellishments (5 points). Photos are taken at the Pumpkin Farm.
I have used some old suede flowers and knitted flowers I had in my stash, PP are MME, bling is Prima
and of course where would I be without my American Craft thickers!
As always - thanks for looking and stopping by!!
Hugs Sarah x x x x

Day 20 @CCW!!

Lou's to do list

Day 20 (already!) and it's Lou's turn to continue our countdown. Lou's project is a super little - to do - list - ideal as a stocking filler, end-of-term gift for teachers, craft item for the school fair, etc. A link to Lou's instructions are on Creative Craft World The Blog.

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Want to know what we have tomorrow ..?

You'll have to come back here to find out!

Sarah x