22 December 2009

Catch up & Cards

I'm completely snowed in today, it snowed heavily over the weekend and the temp dropped right down so everywhere is now covered in ice. Also add to the mix I've ended up with the classic Christmas cold. Whisk it all up and it's the perfect recipe for staying indoors and catching up with some stuff. I've been busy with my December Daily book and I've just taken a few snaps of some of my faves from the last few days.

Had some stem ginger left from the Christmas cake so I chopped some up to add to the gingerbread - defo makes it extra delish you get a hit of chewy ginger when you get a bit it's mega.

Made lots of tree cookies this year as some of them went out to different places. A mix up of sugar cookies and gingerbread.

I left most of my cards to the last minute so I decided to go for something simple I could reproduce lots of times over

Ended up using a Crafty Template, one of my faves from this year the Christmas jumper. Used a variety of different papers I had in my stash so everyone got a completely different jumper.

This page was a page protector so everything showed through to the other side so all I did was mirror everything I'd done on the other side for this side. I thought it worked out quite well!
Took a quick piccy of my cards before I posted them out. There were quite a few of them to make so I kept it really simple but I liked them. I actually enjoyed making them this year!

Got a toppling pile of prezzies to wrap up so I'm going to make a start on that this afternoon along with mince pies and hot chocolate with whiskey (for my cold! not a massive afternoon whiskey drinker, although it is the season! lol)
Merry Christmas
xx Leo

3 December 2009

December Daily, the 3rd

Today I started making the experimental Christmas cake. I mixed in a pan figs, sultanas, dates, apple the juice and zest of two small oranges and 200ml of ginger wine. It's sitting and maturing till tomorrow. Used October Afternoon stickers, paper and some found items.

2 December 2009

December Daily days 1 & 2

It's only 23 days until Christmas! I've begun to fill in my Christmas journal. I'm not following any prompts or have anything fixed I'm just journalling Christmassy things I see and do from now until the big day.
Day 1

The first page is a page protector but I wanted the photos to 'float' so I put one inside and then stitched it in place with the sewing machine. The tree photo is stuck on top.

Day Two

I got a lovely surprise in the post too this morning. A huge big box full of October Afternoon goodies from Lyn at The Craft Emporium! Lyn sponsored the mystery kit prize at the Cyber Crop on UK Scrappers and I was lucky enough to be picked out to win. Thank you so much Lyn it's fantastic and it's going to good use in my Christmas journal! xx