Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Bits and Bobs and a very Happy Christmas!

Hi friends
Back as promised with a couple of things to share relative to the season (that are not cards), and something  non Christmas too.
 In-between my card making, baking and cake decorating I have been doing some other 'bits'.

First off at the beginning of the month I went to Samuel Taylor's and did a 'make and take' paper pine cone. I was thrilled with the result and so made some for friends and family to hang on their trees.

Next up the favours for the Christmas table this year (I made 6 altogether) these are from 'Whichcraft'. I covered them in my chosen papers (old Craftwork Cards......see I knew it would come in) to match my colour scheme (blue and silver), and have added a few after dinner mints........so if you are peeking at this and coming to dinner then you know what to expect......and if you are not, what you are missing out on!...... fairly quick and effective to do!

Something not so festive now, some sugar carnations a friend asked me to do for a cake she was making for her sons wedding. It is a while since I made some of these so I really enjoyed doing it.

Lastly I leave you with a picture I took in the craft store at Bents Garden Centre in Greater Manchester. It is a pillar! and I thought it was so novel.Those cotton reels were enormous!

Right that's it...well there is one more bit but that will have to wait till after Christmas or I may spoil it if the recipient has time to read my blog!..........so......

Hope you are all ready for Christmas now and able to find some relaxing time over the holidays. Thank you so much for your company along the way this year, I feel I have made some wonderful friends both near and far.

That just leaves me to wish each and everyone of my blogging buddies and those who visit me but do not make it known....a very

Thank you for stopping by....see you later
Carole xx


  1. How fabulously sugary gorgeous are those carnations! You clever so and so....
    Great table favours too Carole.... and I absolutely adore the pine cones - they look brilliant. Instructions on 'How To' anywhere? (Will save and have a go next year maybe if thy are easy enough for a numpty like me!)
    The cotton reels made me smile...
    Have a lovely Christmas. xx

  2. I had to look twice at your sugar carnations photo, they look so realistic! And all your decorations and favours are absolutely gorgeous too. I really love those pine cones! You are certainly a multi-talented crafter! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas Carole! :)

  3. What a wow selection of goodies! The flowers are stunning and very realistic. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Hiya Carole, firstly I'm so sorry for being absent without leave and neglecting you and thank you for your care xxx Secondly what lovely things you have made! I really love the pine cones they are amazing! I need a 'how to' lesson from you. Your flowers are stunning, and will really add a wow factor to the wedding cake. Lastly I wish you & Alan a fabulous Christmas together and best wishes for 2015 xxx see you soon, lots of love Emma xxx

  5. Wow you have been a busy girl! I love your projects, looks like so much fun.Very talented! I'm so glad to have met you this year, and enjoy our blogging visits. Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

  6. Hi hun Wow!! You have been so busy I just love this post.. you have made some beautiful creations!!! I am just having five minutes so thought i would see what you have been up too!! Hope you are having a great Christmas. I am on my kindle so not as quick as my computer would have been!!
    Steven, Nicole and Candice have gone to the movies, so we are looking after Annelie and Liam
    Will speak soon not a lot of time at the moment
    Marjorie xx

  7. what fabulous projects I love those cones and your beautiful table decorations bet they went down a treat including the mints !! You are so talented those flowers are simply gorgeous they look so real Gorgeous post hope you had a fab Christmas and enjoy a good 2015 love and hugs Carole x

  8. stunning creations love the fir cones wow have a great new year
    hugs Kate xx

  9. OMGOSH Carole! Wow wow wow!!!!!!!! All of your creations are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are such a talented lady!! My goodness!

    I hope you all had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and Wishing you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    Big Hugs,

  10. Belated Merry Christmas, my dear friend! THANK YOU immensely for your spirit-lifting and heart-warming comment you left on my post. I treasure each word deeply...and yes, I believe we were 'meant' to be here for this major life transformation. I'm doing my best to remain strong, and I'm so grateful to have such a wonderful husband and incredibly special friends - like YOU - to offer me encouragement, support and 'broad shoulders' to lean on. I'm very blessed...Your post has planted a smile on my face; your pinecones are fabulous (all those perfectly executed folds..wow!), the table favours so pretty, and those sugar carnations...OMGorgeous! Your talents are many and varied, my friend! Those big spools: super cool! Off to see your next post; visiting here is always so warm and welcoming!