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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Christmas Cake - snowman

I love Christmas its such a special time of the year to spend with loved ones and just be thankful for everything you have.  Its a magical time for younger children and to watch their excitement and see their delight in opening their parcels and celebrating the day is so lovely. 

 
My children love the build up to Christmas.  They love to see the Christmas cake being made each year.     I always like to try and make it well ahead of the big day to allow time to make my husbands and daughters birthday cakes to celebrate their special days in November and December without feeling under pressure. 
 
For this years cake I decided to stick to a fairly simple novelty cake that wasn't too time consuming to allow me some time to do some other Christmas crafts also.    I got the idea from a pinterest pin that had been posted but it is actually based on a Karen Davies cake mould .....
 
 

I am definitely starting to feel in the Christmas spirit now which is good given that in less than 5 weeks we will all be celebrating

Hope you are all feeling in the Christmas sprit too!!

Julie
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Monday, 16 November 2015

Christmas Card Making

Hi,

I have had a go at making some Christmas cards as the season is almost upon us.  The first card I had a go at was this Christmas Tree Trio.

I had some small 6x6 black cards so decided to use these.  I cut down some other black card that I had in my stash and then used a Christmas Tree punch to punch out three Christmas trees.



I then cut some white and silver feathered patterned paper I had found in my stash to fit the 6x6 card and then added the smaller black card with the punched Christmas trees on top.



Finally, I added some little silver gems to the top of the trees and added a 'Merry Christmas' sticker.  


A very simple but effective card.  Just got to write them now.  I have made another card which I will share with you another time.

Hope your Christmas preparations are going well.

Bye for now

Von xx