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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

A Crafting and Family Fun Filled 2014

Hi,

Well, here we are in our final hours of 2014 and I must say on a personal note I am glad to put this year behind me.  However, it has been a great year for some crafting and I feel my crochet skills have definitely improved this year.  Here at Crafting Addicts we have covered quite a range of crafts when you look back over the course of the year....


It's hard to believe how much we have created between the three of use during the course of this year and that we have only been writing our blog since March. 

We have had some great family fun this year too!  Visits to other places and family get togethers and celebrations as well.



So, let's look forward to another new year and we wish you all the best wishes and fortune for the new year.

Bye for now

Crafting Addicts

xxx

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Almost there... Blanket a long

Hi,

Almost there...    The Christmas holiday has been great to grab some moments to continue with my blanket.  I have been very busy adding the borders to each of the squares and then joining them.  I must say, it is a huge blanket and is great for these cold days we have been having this week.  I have been quite happy snuggling underneath its warmth as I have been joining it together.






The next job is to complete the border and get rid of all those thread ends.  Fingers crossed, I may get this done by the new year.  I will show you better photos of the finished result then.

   We have been having a lovely break and we have enjoyed taking our dogs for walks around our local area.  We are very lucky to have some relaxing walks to get away from it all on our doorstep.  One of our favourites is a walk along the canal that runs alongside our housing estate.



I hope you have all had a wonderful break and enjoyed your Christmas festivities.  I hope to post my finished blanket in the near future.

Bye for now

Von x

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Cake


 

I love Christmas although the build up to it can be slightly exhausting at times as there is so much to do but it is always worth the hard work when you see everyone having so much fun.   There is always lots of time spent with the families and lots of giggles along the way.
I have made some parcels and a reindeer to go on top of the Christmas cake this year.    A quick effort but pretty pleased with the end result.   Every time I do any cake decorating I learn some more lessons along the way.

The next cake will be for my daughters 11th birthday.  She is all grown up this year - her party this year is a visit to the cinema, a meal out and then back home for some fireworks and a sleepover with just a few of her very closest friends. 

Julie x


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Card Making

Hi,

What a busy time!  I started making my Christmas cards quite a while ago and I have gradually completed them in the lead up to the season.  I bought a beautiful stamp from Woodware this year with the song lyrics "O Little Town of Bethlehem" on it and a view of the town.  I began by cutting some card just slightly bigger than the stamp, then using a tissue I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Wild Honey to smooth across the card.


This created a nice antique style to the card and it was on this that I then printed the Bethlehem stamp with Archival Ink(which actually was a little mistake because it did bleed a little later when adding colour with my promarkers.)



Once coloured I backed some card with a lovely red print paper and attached this on top.  Then my final touch was a lovely golden yellow ribbon.


I was quite pleased with the finished result as I am not the best card maker.   Ah well, off to complete all those other Christmas jobs now....

Bye for Now

Von x

Monday, 1 December 2014

Disco Cake


The lead up to Christmas is such a lovely time.   I am looking forward to getting our Christmas tree up this weekend.  There are already lots of Christmas decorations up everywhere but this last weekend for us was a busy one with lots of fun and laughter with our families to celebrate my husbands birthday.
 
As it was also my nephews birthday earlier last week I made a cake to celebrate the two birthdays.  The disco / dance theme was due to them both having had a laugh together the week before on the dance floor at a family wedding.   Lots of lovely memories ..  this cake was  bound to make them  both smile.
 

 
 The next cake challenge will be for my daughters birthday just before Christmas.  
Julie
x