Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Tag Tuesday-Christmas Tag Swap

  Here are the tags  I received in the Tag Tuesday Christmas Tag Swap. It was a wonderful idea of Carolyn Saxby's , and so exciting to receive a parcel containing these lovely little works of art.

 Beautiful vintage style tag 
by May O'Connor of Mayshappydaze.blogspot.co.uk

Cute little reindeer tag  by Valerie of

Gorgeous star tag  by Susie J of scrapbooksusie.blogspot.com

 Cheery gingerbread man tag by Carolyn Saxby of 

 Wonderful vintage layered tag  by Diane 
of http://lydiaspost.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Tag Swap

A Christmas tag swap was organised by Carolyn Saxby for Tag Tuesday.
The participants each made 5 festive tags which were sent to Carolyn and then distributed to other people. It was great to make tags for someone else and such fun to receive a parcel of tags in the post,
Here are the tags that I made. I will be posting about the ones I received too.


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Workshop on the web

I have just received my Christmas present from my sister-in-law, Rosemary, a year's subscription to Maggie Grey's Workshop on The Web . If you follow the link it takes you to the homepage, where you can check out a free taster session. I had quick look (as I want to save it for Christmas!) and I can't wait to try out December's workshops. Thanks for a great present, Rosemary, as you can look at back issues too! I think it will keep me busy!

Friday, 14 December 2012


Here is a seasonal photo for you. I was making cranberry jelly and thought the contrasting colours of the cranberries and oranges was a dramatic combination.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Tag Tuesday-Deck the Halls

The theme for this week's Tag Tuesday is Deck The Halls.

For my tag this week I have drawn a front door and made a tiny wreath to hang on it. I seem to be working in miniature at the moment, the wreath is about 1 inch in diameter. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The garden in snow

We had a very light covering of snow this morning, so I rushed out to take some photos. The leaves look amazing with their white frosting.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas cards

  I have been making some Christmas cards using ideas from Clare Youngs' book Christmas Crafting in No Time. See the link here to see the post I wrote on it.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Old signs in Reading town centre

Always on the look-out for interesting textures to photograph, I came upon these signs in Reading town centre. There are quite a few old shop signs dotted around, if you look carefully, and I think it is good to preserve them for posterity. 

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Tag Tuesday-Winter Landscape

The theme for this week's Tag Tuesday is Winter Landscape.
For this week's tag I have drawn a winter scene, using fine liners and coloured pencils. A sprinkling of snow was added with acrylic paint, and the painting framed with a great image from  The Graphics Fairy.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Japanese papers

These lovely Japanese papers are from Crafty Computer Paper and are hand stamped. I am looking forward to using them in my papercraft projects.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Tag Tuesday-Keeping Warm

The theme for this week's Tag Tuesday is Keeping Warm.  I kept thinking about warm jumpers and wanted to knit a miniature one-I don't know how I think of these things! I remembered I had a knitting pattern for a tiny jumper made of wire in the book I posted about the other day, you can find the link here. It is Knitting With Wire by Nancie  M. Wiseman.