Saturday 28 December 2013

Where did seven weeks go?

I'm totally stunned that it has been seven weeks since my last blog! Where, oh where did those seven weeks go?
I guess the run up to Christmas took its toll and the days flew by.. I was totally engrossed in my craft room re-organisation during November so that was several weeks gone and then Christmas.. which bought its own challenges.. we had terrible flooding, no power for 36 hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and no access to several routes to get away from the flooding due to roads being cut off... luckily there was one way in and out, so we could have had it worse! Fortunately our own house is on the top of a hill so no chance of us being flooded but our low lying neighbours were not so fortunate and suffered a lot of damage. I count my blessings for living on a hill!

Here is a picture of the flooding which shows the bridge that I normally pass over each day to get anywhere.. it was totally un-passable!

Below are a few shots of my Christmas decorations, a lot of which were hand made this year. I decided to go with a Nordic theme in red and white so I die cut lots of hearts and hand decorated them with Nordic style 'drawing' and writing.

I then  die cut lots of red and white poinsettias and added them amongst some greenery on my table and side board. I also made gift tags in the same theme and added them to the place settings. I had quite a bit of fun updating my decorations this year.
Here is the sideboard with all the fresh greenery and here is the table and place setting too.

Well what else have I been up to in seven weeks... well I set a challenge on UKS... use a sketch and create a LO with trees. I did this one about a snowy walk a couple of years back 

and I also did this one which was a double page 8 x 8 Lo about winter. I love the snow but I do hate the rain and mud that goes usually follows it!

Oh and I made a wreath.... I think I'd better save my new craft room for another blog.. I expect you've nodded off to sleep my now!

Take care all.


  1. Gosh you did get a lot of water there - didn't you.

    Fabulous photos of the decorations and great LOs.

    Toni xx

  2. Oh you look like you had a busy one, I'm glad you weren't involved directly with the floods but your poor neighbours and no power for 36 hours can't have been much fun either.

    I love you decorations and the sparkly tree - was bewildered with that - how on earth did you do it LOL?

    Hope 2014 brings with it lots and lots and lots of positives and that you achieve your goals.



  3. Super layouts, not sure where your WOYWW post is though, but great to see what you did with your poinsettia diecuts. BJ#4

  4. gorgeous layout, thank you for joining us at CAD for our first challenge. Sarah x