If you are a, "Triple kinda Gal" Lol's, and have a 3 Column Blog I've posted 2 Backgrounds for you, and endeavour to do some more soon. If anyone would like a header to match please let me know which one, and the size you would like.
Looking forwards to getting some of the new Suzanne Woolcott stamps! Having a stamp that I can colour in myself will be perfect! Can't wait to see what all the other crafters come up with, the images are simply ... gorjuss :D
Make it kid friendly & use ribbon instead of wire & beads!
1. Either use a single sheet of double sided pattern/coloured paper of your choice, or choose 2 complimentary patterned/coloured papers and stick them together using double sided tape around the very edges to use as a single sheet. Picture #1 2. Fold your paper in half and then half again, creasing as you go along and snip across the 3 folded corners: see picture #1. Unfold.
Picture #2 3. Then fold diagonally across from corner to corner, crease and unfold again. 4. Fold back the corners about 1 inch in, making sure each point lines up with the diagonal crease: see picture #2
Picture #3 5. Fold in half again, with the flaps on the outside & place some double tape to one side of the top little snip that you made in step 2.
Turn over and repeat on the other side. Unfold and fold in the other direction and do the same with the tape either side of the "v" cuts . 6. Get your length of wire and wrap it around from top to bottom along the crease between the two snips: See picture #4 . Remove backing from the tape and stick together to hold in place.
Picture #4 7. Pull in the other sides with the "V"shape snips in and carry on wrapping the wire down the crease to create 4 pockets. Twist the wire to secure.
8. Thread your chosen beads on to the remaining wire leaving a couple of inches free at the end. Form into a loop and wrap the end piece of wire neatly but tightly in between 2 of the beads.
Voila! All done, now fill the pockets with your favourite sweeties and hang on your tree! You can try this using different size papers too, just adjust the fold in step 4 accordingly.
Ribbon can also be used instead of the wire and beads ... the kids would LOVE to join in and make these!
Had a fab weekend! Nothing terribly exciting ... the Queen didn't pop in for tea or anything ... ha ha, but was nice and relaxing, and seeing as it's so close to Christmas it was probably a little too relaxing .... Mmmm I should really be in a little more chaos at this time of year with toys and wrapping paper all over the place, and all the surfaces in my office covered with embellishments, ribbon and pretty Christmas Papers! But as most of the family are, "all grown up now" vouchers were the way to go, so not many toys around, and have opted for "shop bought" cards this year *blush blush*
So it's another Monday and the kids are back at school, and are looking forwards to all the things that are coming up like the Carol Concert, the School Play and of course the Holidays! They both have their Christmas lists written, and are being on their best behaviour to make sure they stay on Santa's good list! Don't you just LOVE this time of year
Have some new wonderful Christmas Tags from our Doodles Group, I just HAD to show you some of them, the taggers do such a fab job ...
And PcCrafter released a few new packs last week too, which I just couldn't resist and made up one of these along with a couple of others ...
I could go on showing you these all day! If you wanted any, "new ones out" with your name on, then it's best to pop over to Doodles and request one ... or two! There's plenty to choose from including some smaller images (avatar size) to add to your blog to make it look nice and festive
Had better catch up on the Advent Calendar in here on the right hand side and see what's behind the windows that I missed over the weekend ...
I won't spoil the surprise for you and tell you what they are!
It's freezing cold here today! The doors of the car (yes it's working again! Lol's) were frozen shut! So the school run was a little manic today ... managed to get one door open, start the engine and then put the heaters on full blast to let it thaw out a bit ... and yes I did scrape the windscreen with an old credit card! Will have to make sure we're up and ready in plenty of time tomorrow, I hate rushing around and getting to the school just in the nick of time.