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Friday, 27 February 2009

The Number Jacks are on their way

Roo loves watching the Number Jacks. We spent some time making some for him to play with out of funky foam this afternoon. He is delighted with them.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

A Bag for Barbie

TJ and I made a shopping bag for Barbie out of a 6 inch square piece of paper. She loves it.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Crafty Recycling

I just found this cool craft projects site. It as a whole section on things you can make to recycle stuff that would otherwise go in the bin. These should keep the kids and I busy.

First Five

I found this on a DeDe Smith's blog (I love her digital kits and TJ is a big fan) and decided to play along.

So the first 5 people to respond to this post will receive something made by me especially for you. Of course there are some restrictions and limitations:
1} I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2} What I create will be just for you.
3} It will be done sometime this year.
4} You have no clue what it will be... it may be a recipe, poetry or an article of philosophy. I may draw or paint something; I may bake or sew something and mail it to you. It might be digital, it might be tangible. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure.
5} I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on their blog. It should be interesting to see what I can come up with...are you brave enough to join in on the fun?

Saturday, 21 February 2009

New Mega Kit - Lots of Hearts & Lace

The Free February Mega kit is now available for download at RAKScraps.com . It will be available until the end of the month. The theme is Antique Hearts and Lace. Here's a sneak peak at my contribution, inspired by punch art. You can see preivews of all the contributions on the RAKScraps Blog.

The kit is free to members only, but membership is also free. Give my name (AngelaUK) as a refferer if you choose to join us.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Blog Candy

Bev is giving crafting freebies away on her blog, she calls them blog candy


I've been doing some card making:
A bit of teabag folding for a birthday card

A card for a neighbour, she just had a baby boy.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Party Games

I've been making things for my gift box again. This time I've been creating party games. Here's one for young children. You can find templates and instructions on how to make them in my gift making challenge at RAKScraps here.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Piano-Time Layout

Katie Mann has been giving away some cool frame clusters on her blog this week. Today's was so pretty I just had to use it straight away.
Click on the image for detailed credits and to see it larger.

Thank you Katie!

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Spring Cleaning - Advanced Notice

I will be doing some spring cleaning of my downloads site in March. In particular I will be removing my download links for exchange club items, AND my paper dolls.
So if you havn't downloaded my paper dolls yet and want to, then you have until the end of the month. The download links are in these previous posts.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Guess What

I just refilled my lucky dip bin (see my sidebar) with more digi-scrapbooking goodies. As usual, everything is 300 dpi, and fully printable for my paper crafting readers.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Sledging Fun

The kids had loads of fun with their new sledges. Daniel took them to the foot of the Wrekin to ride on them. Here's some pics I just downloaded from the camera.

What a lot of snow

I know some of my readers see loads of snow all winter long. But that's not the case for us. Snow normally falls 2 or 3 times a year and lasts for 1 maybe 2 days. Well this year has been an exception. The latest snow-time began last Sunday afternoon, and it's still here. Overnight snow showers have been ensuring the kids wake up each day to a garden full of fresh clean snow.

Yesterday Daniel took the afternoon of work to do some chores, and play with the kids out in the snow after school. Yes - our local primary school stayed open all week - one of the few.

A lady in our church has found some sledges in a clear out and kindly offered them to a new home - ours! Daniel's taken the kids of to get them now. So more pictures to come soon.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Pocket Blessing Project

I've been working on another craft project for my Creating Gifts Throughout 2009 Challenge.

These small pocket sized cards contain blessings wordart. I've made some single ones, and some packs. Details and templates are availale in my Pocket Blessings Challenge at RAKScraps.com

Sunday, 1 February 2009


We took the kiddies on another adventure on Saturday - to Wonderland. It's a small children's theme park in the centre of town. Now that Roo is learning nursery rhymes, and TJ Fairy Tales it was time to go and visit. Being off peak and rather cold the park was fairly empty. But the rides were still running and there were no crowds to worry about.