Monday, 14 November 2011

Snowmen Keyrings

As soon as December starts out come all my little Christmassy things …. to use through 'till New Years Eve, and this will be my festive keyring of choice!
Snowman Keyring
The blank is part of a pack of twelve oblong keyrings from Hobbycraft from the “Make It!” Create and Play range (£2.99) that I got when they were on a 3 for 2 offer in the summer.

I created a sheet images in Publisher (above) using a digi set from Sweet Shoppe Designs called Little Joys by Zoe Pearn (which unfortunately seems to have been deleted now).  It’s a set I have used over and over again for the past three years. I have a thing about the perfect snowman and this design ticks all the boxes for me.
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Once printed, I cut out the images and glittered them using Stampin’Up Dazzling Diamonds and a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.
glittered snowmen
I then put two of the designs back to back in a keyring and added three small jingle bells on a jump ring to finish the whole thing off (I’m not sure how long the bells will last though!).
Christmas Keyrings
For keyring blanks and a lot of other stuff as well:

A Weekend Away From It All

I’ve just got back from a weekend near Christchurch in Dorset …. and my current object of desire is …..
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…… a beach hut at Hengistbury Head ….. soooooo beautiful and peaceful …… making work and real life just melt away and seem a million miles away.
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…… Later on in the day, fancying a coffee, we popped into a lovely Coffeehouse and Smoothie Bar called Blend, (74 High St, Christchurch, BH23 1BN) …….
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…… where on a table, I found a ball of wool attached to a huge length of knitting and the invitation to knit a few rows ……
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……. how could I resist? And so, between sips of my posh coffee, I added about another three inches. The scarf is being knitted to raise funds for a local hospice, so if you are passing by why not add a few more rows!
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While in the New Forest I spotted this beautiful mushroom, …. mushrooms always make me feel all magical and mystical, goodness knows why….
……. and I got a picture of the Duke amongst the ponies.  The weather was glorious…. the weekend was perfect ….. bliss!