Saturday 31 December 2011

Favourites of 2011

January didn't bring any resolutions but my word was enjoy. I think this year is what I've done. I've enjoyed the simple things like walking the dog, being with family and friends and making people smile in what ever way I can.
In 2012 I intend to stay positive with whatever comes my way and continue to enjoy the small things in life.

In February I made this tag for a friend at work who was having a rough time, it's still on the wall behind her desk.

March is my birthday and I've gotten very good at dodging the camera.
I made my bestest friend a mirror as a Xmas present. Her friends 5 year old fell in love with it so I made her a fairy one for her birthday.

In April we had visitors. The school behind our house has been demolished and rebuilt. There was a pond in the quadrangle and the ducks nested there during the night. I wonder if they'll visit in 2012.

In May we met up with Amy in Manchester and went to see Calender Girls.

I made this cupcake card for my friends daughter.

In June I attended a workshop where I made cushion, loved the workshop and learned so much.

I made a tiny quilt for a friends Granddaughter. She'd bought her the Princess and the Peas book and bed but it didn't have a quilt.

July a couple of days away in Scotland and a 100 wedding invitations for a friend at work.

We had a fab family day out at Beamish. It brought back wonderful childhood memories and the weather was lovely.

In August we had holiday in Keswick and this is my favourite photo from our week .

My DS collect his A level results,

I love the serenity of this photo, I sat by the lake an hour and a half.

In September my DH started a photography course. He thinks all photos need to be printed at A3 size.He's spent hours playing happily changing the colours etc.

October started with good intention. My samples were done and sent off to Chocolate Baroque. The fragments stamps are so useful and the steampunk xmas stamps I'll use again and again.

November was patchwork with paper and fabric. I had been asked to make a quilt for a baby girls cot.

One of the very few Christmas cards I made. (Will try better next year)

December all ways is so busy with card making, buying presents, costume making and my daughters birthday. Amy and her brother having fun. This year she turned 21 and we celebrated with cupcakes.

This is a Daisy Trail page of Amy and Archie. The photo was taken during the summer when we had a few sunny days.

I wish you Health, happiness and a little wealth.


Monday 5 December 2011

White Christmas Challenge

This is a quick post as I'm so tired think I'll be propping my eyelids open by the time I've finished. I found a little time to play with new stamps on Sunday. My hubby was very impressed on the delivery time from Chocolate Baroque. These have been part of my wish list since they came out. I love the trees.
I also bought the new set of music tags from the website. They come in three colours and are delish.

My second card was a request from a friend at work. She and her hubby visit a little village coffee shop on a Saturday morning and she wanted to take them a special card. The brief was there business card. Pink and black and the shop is
called number 5. I printed the word number on the computer and cut out the digits on the Cricut. I kept the tree simple, just adding a few pink flat back gems.

Good luck to all who have entered the challenge.