I've been busy making a couple of mini books for Christmas to either sell or give as presents. The cute Santa one was made using a Tim Holtz edge die, covered in Sparky and Marie PP's by Dovecraft. I got these in last year's Hobbycraft sale - I love the bright colours in this collection. They give a kitsch twist to Christmas! The stamps used on both projects were sold with Get Stamping magazine. As usual the mini's have been constructed using recycled cereal boxes and corrugated cardboard packaging. The"Joy" Xmas tree mini was something I wanted to try out for a while - I love shaped mini's. At first I was going to make it a bit more tree shaped - you know, with sticky-out branches etc, but there was no way I could work that in with using the Bind-it-all so I went for a more simplified, triangular shape. The "Joy" title was cut out with the Silhouette (I know, get me!) I've got to do a bit more embellishing inside this one, so it's not quite complete yet - I've kinda run out of steam with it but hey, sometimes that happens. No problem - it'll get done when inspiration strikes.
Can you believe it's holiday time for the kids again. Here in Bonnie Dundee we are halfway through a two week Autumn break (didn't they just go back to school?). I'm having a week off from work next week to entertain the troops and I have made a vow to myself to have a real good clean out of my Craft Stash while I'm at it. It's not something I'm looking forward to doing as I hate that the mess has to get an awful lot worse whilst you're sorting through things before it gets better, but, unfortunately it just has to be done. Besides, who knows what treasures I might unearth! I have a pile of clear boxes I'm waiting to arrive from ebay which I'm gonna use for all my scraps of cardstock/paper and embellishments - I hope to achieve a more streamlined system of finding things. Yeah, right! :-)
However you're spending your time, I hope you can manage to squeeze in a bit of crafting! It's good for you!
Love (with crafty sprinklings),