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Busy Week In The Craft Room

All has been quiet on the website front, but busy busy in the craft room. Here’s what i’ve been up to this week.

1. My sister is a childminder and as a Christmas gift, she wants to give the parents of her kiddos a little personalised 2010 desk calendar, just like the one’s i made for the craft class. So i’ve been working on those and need to post them tomorrow. If you wanna check out the craft class and make your own calendar, you can download the instructions by clicking on the class over on the right hand side column under ‘Free Craft Classes’

2. I mentioned a few weeks back that I was doing some work for Scrapbook Magazine, as I had been asked to take part in the 3 for £10 challenge. Well, I had done the fun bit weeks ago, but it took me ages to do the writing bit. so whereas it was my intention to give you another Christmassy tutorial on Friday, I had to spend the day making sure that I had everything together for publication. I got the layouts all posted off too, so hopefully you’ll like what i’ve made. It is for the March issue which will be released to buy in mid Feb. Can’t wait! Sorry, no sneak peeks, you will have to wait too!

3. December Daily. Are you taking part? I’ve been trying to keep up to date with this project by doing a little every day, but it really isn’t easy. I’ve managed to get days 1-8 sorted, and as for this week, the album has been sitting in my craft room begging me to complete it, but i’ve been too busy. I really have to spend some time tomorrow catching up before we get too close to Christmas. I promise i’ll show you all the completed pages when im done.

4. This one has been taking up the most of my attention. Another top secret mission that i dare not share pictures until at least after Christmas. A good friend has written a short story and asked me to do some illustrating for the cover. I had SO much fun with this one. I was so excited when i was first asked, and then I read the story and was EVeN MoRe excited because I loved the story completely. So I have been sketching, and researching and sketching some more in my free time. I created a background using distress inks and glimmer mists, and hand sketched a ‘something’ for the cover. I am so pleased with the finished piece, and i cannot wait to show you, but i need to wait until after Christmas… just incase a surprise is spoiled.

5. Of course…Tim’s tags!! Have you been following Tim Holtz’s incredible journey through the 12 Tags of Christmas. I have been checking in every day and marveling at all the awe inspiring creations, fantastic techniques and of course, entering to win prizes! I didn’t have any luck, but have thoroughly enjoyed the ride. I’ve been so inspired that i’ve even started working on my own 12 tags. Once again, i promise i will share BUT…


I thought you might like to learn a new paperfolding technique for Christmas.

The Origami Christmas Tree Craft Class Tutorial has been SO popular that i’ve decided to share with you another great paperfolding tutorial, for making a different kind of tree. This one can be used as a table decoration, centre piece on a mantlepiece or a million other uses- and i just love it. I am hoping to have it ready for you tomorrow. So don’t forget to come back then, for now, here’s a piccy to whet your appetite!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

See larger imageCOMING SOON

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