Thursday, 27 November 2008

This box came from a set of three from Lidle, they are really strong and covered in a nasty floral paper. So I set about making it nice and christmassy.
The blue snowflake is free with this months cardmaking and papercraft magazine. I only bought it for the freebies!! So if any one wants a mag......!!!

The "Merry Christmas" tag is from my Cosomo Cricket collection and has the "Do you Believe" on the flip side. The tag is removable so it can be displayed into the New Year too.The velvet flowers are Bazzil I think and the medium blue ones are Prima. Pearls from Mark Richards and Prima "Caught in Crystals" for the bling.

I have used my 75p felt Tesco snowflakes again,and think they are quite a good colour match and the little flower centres are from my sweet MIL the florist.

I was quite pleased with it until I saw an advent calendar on Mo9cas blog which has 24 little covered match boxes in it!! Check it out HERE. I may have to rush out and buy those darned little boxes after all!!

Moving onto my December Album....I have found a site that has the cutest Calendars in Swedish but hey who cares!! I am a convert to the saying "God Jul" anyway. Mirabyll has clocks and shapes and journal spots all perfect for overlays and tags for your DDA. Click HERE to download some and don't forget to say thanks to her!!

Did you ever do anything really dumb and I mean really dumb? I bought this 49p thick felt tree from B&Q last night to put on or in my DDA and it was a bit dull and boring so I grabbed my stickles. Now knowing that one was empty I thought seeing as I am going to use a load I'll cut it in half and scrape out the old stuff.
DUH!!!! I cut the wrong one.......the problem with these things is they always feel half empty so I can't tell which is which and they seem to last forever even after I have bought another one!
So I stuck it back in but have a feeling that it'll dry up before I use it next!!
Talking of advent calendars my Sister in Law Helena has set up a new blog to showcase all Handmade Advent Calendars. It is only in its infancy but she already has some great stuff so check it out HERE and put it in your favourites as she will be adding to it all year round.
Tune in again for more mishaps!!!!!!
Love Ruth xxx


Katepai said...

Hi Ruth,
thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Lovely to meet you. I was born in the UK and was brought to NZ by my parents a very long time ago. Love your blogs and will keep checking by. How do you keep up with three??? Love your gorgeous daughters!! Thought about doing a family info type blog too, not sure how much family stuff to put on my blog. Anyway wanted to drop by and say hi!! Love your art aswell.


LazyKay said...

Lovely work - and yes, that's JUST the sort of mishap I have - perhaps if you wrap it in clingfilm it might stay useable for longer?


Helena said...

OOps, That is something like I would do!!! LOL

The box is cute, is it a gift?? (wink)

OOh I had seen the trees in BBQ but I had already bought some of the felt hearts with buttons and a few more bits, so I just left it, regretting it now, lol!!! Shoot I have seen a similar tree on someone else's DDA book, if I remember I will send you on the link, she had it hanging off the jump rings!!!


Jane said...

Hee hee Opps, I'm not laughing really Ruth {honest} ;) Ok, yes I am a little bit, but only because I can imagine the expression on your face when you realised your mistake.....Still, I get that tree ornament had plenty of glitter on it Huh
{fellow inspirational teame!}