Friday, November 30, 2007

So what craftiness have I been up to this week?
Well, to start with I have had vouchers for the local beauty parlour and hairdressers to sort, samples here. The cards for the beauticians are gift cards and the ones for the hairdressers are for babies first hair cuts, the hair can be put in the envelope and kept. They seem to go down well.
Ooooooo got something exciting in the post today, my secret Santa parcel that I am participating in on the Scottish site of UKS, how exciting 5 crafty parcels to open in the run up and including Christmas. Thank you whoever you are!!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

A confession of a blogger, it has been sometime since I last blogged, tut, tut. It's that time of year busy finishing orders and cracking on with organising Christmas which appears to come around quicker each year. (Sound like an oldie!)
Does anyone else say "Next year I'm not going to get caught out and I'm going to be more organised?"
Thought so. I'm not alone then. Happy shopping to all those out there who are as organised as me, oh and there is all the Christmas cards to make yet.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The next of my Nellie cards, Sir Knight!

My wee son loves knights and horses and has done since he could walk. As soon as he saw this he asked if it was for him and what was the answer?

It had to be YES of course it is. He will always be my little Knight in shining armour. Argh!!

Scrapaganza Saturday night games. How many balloons can you hold!
We came second to the Dutch ladies who didn't blow their balloons as high as ours, we now know for next time!

But on that note the final challenge of the evening, after a chocolate eating competition and balloon race, was to make a Gingerbread house using products from the pizza room. By this time it was after midnight and I for one, "boring", was keen to get to bed, ready for classes next morning. With this in mind it was suggested we used the same principal the dutch had used with the balloons, SIZE matters!

As you can see from the picture our house was small but beautifully formed and completed rather quickly, whilst munching on the left over chocolate that Maggie and Evelyn hadn't finished during the chocolate tasting competition. Plus we could divi what wasn't used!!!!

We also had a hidden weapon, our last rolo underneath the house, hoping to sway the judges with our "do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo"!

Our team being: Maggie and I, construction, Pam, roofer, Pam Gardener and of course who could forget Frances, the Executive Director!

We had a good giggle at the thought the other 2 teams were planning a late night and taking the whole construction thing very seriously whilst we ate chocolate, had a laugh and probably produced the smallest gingerbread house in record time.

To our surprise on Sunday having seen the size of the competition we actually came a close second to the middle house, which incidentally the other team spent all night on. Or so we were told!

I think of course this being due to the late addition of the rolo and shear cute-ability factor, I'm sure you agree!

If indeed you can see it?!*

The hotel staff must have loved all us manic crafters staying for the weekend as our group alone left a trail of glitter from our working area right to our rooms, just as Hansel and Gretal had with their Gingerbread house experience.

Monday, November 19, 2007

So girls as promised, the first of the photos of the gang at this years November Scrapaganza in Holland. We all had a great time and I have lots more to share but you're going to have to wait for another day. All I can say is that tonight is not a Gingerbread house night so I will add more later!
Great to finally meet Maggie, oh and Pam and to say hi again to Frances.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sugar Nellie part 2. Had fun taking the picture today as the weather is really dreich and yeuky a perfect day to be in the warm crafting, if only the kids would leave me in peace and play nicely together.

Out to the pictures later to see Elizabeth, haven't been to an adult film for ages, should be fun.

Happy crafting!

Friday, November 09, 2007

At long last today after promising first thing to show you my first Sugar Nellie baby, here she is.

I love them.

Thanks Karen for bringing them to us (see @ ) I can't believe you've sold most of them already after only putting them on the site this week. WE WANT MORE! Hope everyone else lucky enough to be the first to buy the Sugar Nellie stamps is having as much fun playing as me.