Penguins

This was my very first Christmas creation with my Cricut. I made four of them to house Ferrero Rochers using the Penguin Sweet Treat Belly SVG from My Scrap Chick. I didn’t have any nice Christmas ribbon in my stash so I used some bright colours instead. I tucked them into my Christmas tree as a little treat for my family. I learned how to create multiples of the same shapes with this file and practiced my bow making skills.

How cute are they, sweet little fellows that can only bring joy! Thanks for visiting today!

More gnomes

The gnomes have multiplied! I am having way too much fun with these guys. Firstly I had to experiment with what candy bars would fit in the wraps, and then when I had a small collection I need to make matching wraps! So here they are, the green one is perfect for St Patrick’s day, so I just know there are more of them in my future. I made the square shape myself to keep all the shapes different, but the templates make it so easy to add to the wrap.

These little gnomes are perfect for using up all the millions of pieces of scrap cardstock I have! I have also used my Copics to add shading around the beards and hat layers.

So being in Australia I had to find my own chocolates to fit the candy bar wraps, and these are the ones I chose. I’ve never actually eaten the two on the right so this has been a fabulous crafting activity lol. The two on the left are a real treat as I’m mostly sugar free these days, but who can resist a chocolate fish (this one is actually a New Zealand treat).

Love Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so I’m creating some fun little gifts to give to my friends! These Gnome Candy Bar Wraps from My Scrap Chick are the perfect gift – they hold a yummy gift and there’s even a spot for a gift card.

Now these wraps are designed to fit around a Hershey’s chocolate bar, but I’m in Australia so I had to find something else that would be suitable – so I took my candy bar wrap and went to Woolworths and tried out all sorts of chocolate bars lol! For this wrap I have found the Cherry Ripe fits perfectly. It’s a little narrower than the card but the height is perfect. I tried two Freddos but they peek out the top too much.

Here is the sweet little candy bar wrap, and you can see the size of the Cherry Ripe – also see how the wrap has it’s own band to hold everything in place. This slides on to the wrap to keep the chocolate bar snug inside. I’m now off to create some more candy bar wraps with all the chocolates I bought at Woolworths!

Christmas Snow Globe

I’m back! Oh my goodness it’s so good to be crafting again! At the start of 2021 I went back to work full time. I chose to go back as a teacher’s assistant to ease myself back into work after studying full time for a few years, thinking it would be less stressful – but it was nothing like I could ever imagine. I had a traumatic visit with my doctor in January and stopped sleeping. For six months I didn’t sleep more than 3 hours a night, then I discovered I have Bursitis in my hip – so was in pain all the time. Then some children joined our kindy that were physically and verbally abusive. I have been called so many awful names and swear words, had chairs, blocks, food and rocks thrown at me daily, my mental health took a huge dive. I worried for the other children, I worried for the other staff, I just started surviving instead of living. Crafting was the furthest thing from my mind – instead panicking, crying and researching challenging behavior became my new hobby. I made it to the end of the year and decided to go part time for 2022. I’m taking back charge of my life, practicing some healing and calming through crafting and self care and I’m going to try and enjoy work again.

So after a full year away – I’m crafting, learning to use my new Cricut and spending time in my scraproom again!

This creation was made using a cut file from My Scrap Chick – I added some Stickles, snowflake velum and faux snow. Isn’t this little Santa the cutest! My Scrap Chick even have tutorials that walk you through the entire process – which is really handy! There’s also Mrs Claus, an elf and a penguin in the same snow globe style.

Thanks for visiting, Happy New Year and happy crafting!

Merry Christmas

If you haven’t got your Christmas cards done yet, we have the perfect challenge for you over at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog! The theme is Last Minute Christmas and I’ve created this card with the help of a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as I’m so time poor at the moment, sketches are fabulous for inspiration and easy to follow to get some cards made! I have used an image from Kenny K Stamps (now closed) and coloured it up with my Copics, liquid pearls and glitter Stickles. She reminds me of me at the moment, loaded with bags trying to get my Christmas shopping finished, which should have been done weeks ago before school holidays began. Are you all organised, did you get your shopping finished yet?

I love this striped and patterned paper – it’s actually the same sheet of paper! It perfectly co-ordinates, and the red really makes it pop. I’ve also distressed the edges a little and did some doodling for borders.

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You’re so sweet

It’s challenge day over at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge blog! The challenge this week is spots or stripes and we can’t wait to see what you have created!

I have created my card with one of my favourite images from Whimsie Doodles. I’ve coloured her up in bright summery colours and added the signature silver kiss chocolate. I created some tiny spots using a colourless blender on her dress. I layered some fun Doodlebug papers for the background, they come from a 6×6 paper pack that has patterned papers and these cute little printed papers you can cut out and use in strips, individually or as the sentiment.

I also inked the edge of my papers, used a water punch, doodled a border and added an organza bow to my card.

I have joined the following challenges: