Wednesday, 19 December 2012


Christmas is nearly here and I am loving all the wonderful Christmas colour schemes and displays that are everywhere I go!
Here are a few of my decorations - my colour scheme for one of the trees this year is red, green and cream.  I have a second tree (an old tatty one) that I put up in the dining room each year - it gives the room a bit of sparkle during Christmas dinner!

I would like to wish everyone a happy, colourful, creative and sparkly Christmas.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

WOYWW #184

Well, it's been a while since I've taken part in What's on your Work Desk Wednesday, mainly due to the fact that I've had very little going on on my work desk!  But in the lead up to Christmas I have had to get busy - tags, cards, small gifts etc etc - so here is what is on my desk this week, and I hope no-one will mind me returning after such a long break.  Why not nip over there and see what other people have on their desks this week!

I have been making some cupcake toppers - some are going to a friend, along with a little cupcake book, some will be used over Christmas when I have friends and family round, and some have already gone to relatives who provided a wonderful lunch for us yesterday!

In the background are some tags I'm making - I shall be stamping images on plain brown paper to make matching gift wrap - that's the plan anyway!

This is one of the cupcakes that went over to relatives yesterday - I was going to use white cases but found these spotted ones a couple of days ago - I think they match perfectly!

Monday, 3 December 2012


Winter seems to be well and truly here - we've had several frosty mornings and the woolly jumpers are out!

I used a Kim Klassen texture for this photo of the New Forest - I love the warm, rusty colour of the dead heather at this time of year.

Appropriately, the last two themes for Tag Tuesday have been 'Keeping Warm' and 'Winter Landscape'.

For 'Keeping Warm' I decided to crochet a small panel using different wool and yarns that I have made scarves with over the years.  I love knitting and crochet but I don't do shapes!  I added buttons to give a 'wrapping up warm' feel to the tag - I rather like the natural colours in this and think I might make a real scarf using these same left over yarns.

For the 'Winter Landscape' theme I decided I would carry on crocheting and I made two small trees which I attached to tags - the first tree trunk was stitched using dark grey embroidery thread, and the second was a piece of black satin ribbon - I think the trunk would look better with a thinner ribbon, but unfortunately that is all I had!

I am linking up this week with Colour Me Weekly and Mosaic Monday.