Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Do Crafts Advent Calendar

Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you had a fun time with your loved ones.  So much preparation goes into Christmas, yet it seems to flash by so quickly, that I'm always left a little shell-shocked by it all!  This year was obviously a special one for my family, being the first with baby Bob.  We were much less ambitious about what we considered necessary, focusing on spending time together rather than hectic preparations, and I'm very glad we did.  It was far more relaxing, and definitely the way ahead.

The only thing I missed was my Christmas crafting, both for my cards and my home.  I did get one project done though.  Every December, the lovely folks at Do Crafts put together an online crafty advent calendar of quick and easy craft projects for the festive season, publishing one new project a day until Christmas.  I always look forward to it, partly because the projects are always really varied and partly because I'm a big kid about advent calendars.  However, I must say that it's not quite as much fun now they don't do a picture where you have to find all the numbers to click on :-)

Anyway, this year I had an extra reason to look forward to it, as I submitted this project, published on Christmas Eve.  It's a little book to keep track of your new year's resolutions, using my current fave products, the Papermania collage style stamps like these travel print stamps).  It's the only complete project I've managed to make since having Bob (even so, there was more I'd like to have done to it!) and I'd love to know what you think of it.  Please take a look and leave me a comment.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Ooh looky! Forever Friends goodies

Thanks to my friend Nikki for posting this.

Never Seen Before Downloads From Forever Friends

In honour of Creativity TV’s 100th episode, which you can watch from Monday 19th December, the docrafts Creativity Club team are celebrating in style with EXCLUSIVE downloads from Forever Friends, inspiring projects, techniques and a super craft challenge!

“Since Creativity TV went online at we have received so many supportive reviews, emails and letters. Katy and I have so much fun with our craft friends, showing our members interesting techniques and we always enjoy featuring members projects on the show!” says Emma Collins, Creativity Club Manager.

In 2011 the Creativity TV team have featured projects by Georgina SweetanhamEmma Goddard, Naomi Van Geene and many other fabulous Creativity Club members. Just take a look in the 'Projects' area of the Creativity Club (

Creativity Club members can also join in with the celebrations by taking part in our 100th episode craft challenge for a chance to win over £50 worth of Portobello Road gorgeousness by Papermania.

Creativity Club members will need to download Sketches Of The Month Part Twenty One and the gorgeous and EXCLUSIVE Black & Gold Forever Friends printables that will be live in the Creativity Club from Monday morning!

“This collection is absolutely stunning and we are very excited to get our hands on these beautiful printables from Forever Friends. They have never been seen before!” says docrafts resident craft expert Katy Godbeer

Visit on Monday 19th December for more information about the challenge!
Happy Crafting! x