Well it's been a busy year to say the least and I have finally got a little bit of time off to recharge the batteries.
I've had some ups and downs over the year, made some new friends and realised others are not quite as nice as they try to appear but in the whole scheme of things, I have nothing to complain about.
I make a New Year resolution every year to update my blog more regularly and every year I fail....but....I will be doing more crafting in 2012 so with that will be more blog posts.....maybe I might just manage to keep the blogging more frequent next year.
I used to love wrapping presents and would spend hours doing it but, as time is off the essence these days, I no longer manage to spend the time I did. I made an exception for mum though and I'm looking forward to spending some time with her on Boxing Day.....here is her basket of presents that I'm taking up there, all wrapped in Vintage style.....just like mum hee hee!
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and I wish you all the best for 2012 xxxx
Over at Bubbly Scrumptious the October challenge is Hearts of Plaid. There is a fab inspirational board so I thought I would give it a go....I so rarely enter into challenges but I had a day to myself today..no work for a change ha ha!!
Anyhoo, my Home hanging is, of course, made up of mostly Tando stuff, I've used the Octagonal printer trays along with a cupcake, flowers, birds, hearts, letters and mini houses.
Over at the Tando Creative Challenge blog for October the theme is SPOOKTASTIC.
I chose to make a Halloween styled wreath with as many spooky Tando products as I could. The ring is made from corregated cardboard and I stuck on a variety of chippie bits. I glued the cobwebs across the centre and mounted the alphas across it.
I have used the plaque pack, stitches mask, flourish and leaf flourish...all Tando of course LOL. I made it a while ago so I'm not overly sure what I used....one day I will be efficient and write it all down!! No doubt there were Eco Green paints and Viva Decor products in there somewhere.
...and here is my entry. I have so little time to craft but I really should try and join in with the Tando challenges shouldn't I LOL.
For mine I have cut a panel out to the lid of a box and decorated the inside with a wild scene. I had fun with masks and chippie here.
The outside of the box lid has been covered with torn up pieces of corrugated card and I used the sequin waste mask in between. It was then painted with a mixture of Viva Decor Inka Gold and Precious Metal paints dabbed in between.
For the inside I used the Garden with a Watering Can mask on the background using paste to create a raised image and then lightly coloured over the top again with Inka Gold.
There are a selection of leaves and flowers and then the wildlife with an Owl, Dragonfly, Butterfly and finally a spiders web.....no spider though eeeek.