I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas.  We have most of our family here at the moment, with our eldest son and his girlfriend coming on Saturday for the weekend so for 24 hours, all the family will be together! This morning, however, it is a case of hitting the Boxing Day sales and then collecting Mum and Dad so they can come for a meal at our house.  Turkey, of course ;). Then unfortunately, it is straight back to work for me as the tax return filing deadline is looming and the work is piling up....

However, I have managed to get chance to make one or two things between preparing tax returns and accounts.  The first of these was some Christmas cards using these digital supplies:

Aren't those clusters gorgeous? And just look at these:

Just beautiful!

Full details of how I made the cards can be found here but it really was just a case of printing off two clusters on a sheet of A4 cardstock or photo paper (after adding a greeting), then cutting and folding into cards.  I added embellishments onto the cardstock ones (glitter glue, pearls, gems, etc.) and left the photo ones untouched:

I had a handful of cards made in less than half an hour ;)

Then yesterday, I was able to find time to make gift card holders for the girl;friends of my two eldest sons.  For these, I used the Keyhole Gift Card Holder cutting files from Paper Garden projects:

I combined this with Stampin' Up! cardstock and patterned paper to arrive at this:

Full details are again on the hybrid chick blog.

Why not give both of these a try?  They were really quick and easy and when time is at a premium, that is an added bonus!

Happy scrapping!

Just a quick post to let you know I have actually been busy crafting (I should really have been working though ;) ), and have just finished an album made using the video tutorials from Angelwings 14100.

I was pleased with how it turned out.  It was made using a digital kit, Laughter is the Best Medicine by Kimeric Kreations,  which you can find at The Digichick store:


Full details of the completed album along with links to the video instructions can be found on the hybrid chick blog here.

Well, I'm off for a day's bookkeeping at a client's now, so hope you can get some time to craft today!

Well here I am hanging my head in shame for not having posted at all in the past twelve months....it's not that I haven't been doing anything, it's just that there never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done :(. So I ma not making any promises that I can't keep but I am going to start to try to post more regularly.

So, if you have been wondering what I have been (and even if you haven't ;) ), here is a look at what I have started to do:

As you can see, I have been trying my hand at art journaling and have just started the first of (hopefully) many pages at The Hybrid Chick.  You can take a look at how I made this page here as full details are shown. 

I have also made some tile coasters so will be posting about those in the next few days.  These are actually really easy to make, it just takes patience waiting for the glue to dry ;).

But best of all, I am off this Saturday on a Graphics 45 album making day.  I am so looking forward to this as I love making albums.  The only problem is, I never want to use the albums when I have finished as I don't want to spoil them ;). I'll post some photos of the G45 album when it is finished, so you can let me know what you think.

Anyway, I need to make sure my youngest is getting ready for college, so I hope to be back soon with more updates.

Happy scrapping!