Monday, 28 December 2009

Last Minute Teacher Gifts

That's what these were.....this year December was manic!!! It alway is for most people and my little girl Molly's birthday is on Christmas Day too so I have to squeeze a party in somewhere and organise her birthday too!! I try to make it extra special but she really misses out having to share it with Christmas and everyone else!! My youngest Megan was very poorly this year and was in hospital for 3 days.....she's fully recovered now but I had to think of some quick teacher gifts as I had no time to make anything really with her being sick! This is what I came up with!

Below are the letters Santa left my little girls!! Yes our santa has beer!!!
Hope you all had a fab Christmas and I wish you all a wonderful New Year!!!
Hugs, Bonnie :) x

Thursday, 24 December 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS

T'was the night before Christmas......just dropping in to say Merry Christmas to all!!! Enjoy the holiday season and don't eat too many mince pies....hehe!!!!! :)

Christmas Hugs to you all!!! :)

Bonnie xx

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Christmas Pretties

Ok well what have I been upto....it's been a busy 10 days or so looking after my family as my 5 year Molly got a sickness bug going around which my 2 year Megan had a couple of weeks ago so now that's out of the way we are all on the mend and looking forward to all the Christmas festivities. This Friday is the schools Christmas Fete...I had a stall/table last year where the children could write a letter to Santa, make a card and decorate an ornament for the tree....it was packed and all the children loved it! This year though with my little ones being poorly, I didn't volunteer but we will go along and join in the fun!! I made this little box with another one of Regina's gorgeous templates but I made it bigger to hold lots of mini candy canes. My daughters love candy canes! Regina also has a fabulous freebie right now called Christmas Daily, it's huge and Regina is kindly giving it away for Thanksgiving!!! It's now on her blog and the link has been extended through midnight Thankgiving.

I love this colour combination right now too!
Hugs, Bonnie :) x

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Sweet Snowballs

Mmmm I love these Cadbury Snowballs...well actually they're called Snow Bites...they are yum! M&S do them too which are just as nice and Lindt make them but I haven't tried those yet! My daughters love these....in fact they love anything with chocolate in...like their Mama!!

I used one of Regina's amazing templates and tags...these are so easy to use and Regina has so many wonderful designs go take a lookie! I couldn't resist Heather's gorgeous paper from her kit Reindeer Games...one of my favourites and sooooo cute!

Template & Tag - The Cutting Cafe': Christmas
Papers -Heather Ann Designs, Inc.


Had a lovely Saturday, my SIL came over for lunch with the triplets as my brother was working, then on Sunday we went over to them and went to a carvery for roast...we found a cute little sweet shop when we were out but it was closed :( I love sweet shops!! Then my little one Megan had a tummy bug and was sick all through Sunday night and Monday poor lil' sweetie. She had a temperature last night but slept through and today she said she a tummy ache but seems to be back to her little self again jumping on my bed singing 'Ring 'o' ring of roses...yep she's better!!! My sweet friend Caroline ;) *wink* came to my rescue and took my 5 year old Molly to and from school yesterday and today.

Alrighty I'm off to do some washing...it's been neverending these last few days!!

((((Hugs)))) to you all ;) x

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Christmas Baubles

I love Christmas baubles...I have the cutest set from Disney with all the characters on....I always stock up in the Christmas shop in Magic Kingdom when we go to Florida and end up coming home with tons of Disney Christmas stuff as they have new ones out all the time...Christmas has spread into my daughters bedrooms!! I couldn't resist this Christmas Baubles quickpage from TheShabbyShoppe.com capturing some of our Christmas memories...I had to have it!!! These are last years pics.

Molly trapped her fingers in the door today just before bed so we have some swollen, bruised fingers. A Little Miss Sunshine ice pack and some calpol did the trick and now our princess is sleeping soundly. It's school photos tomorrow so it has to be better by then!

Night night everyone...I'm off to bed early...it's been a long day!! :) x

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Baby it's cold outside

It was 2 degrees here this morning!! My daughter went to the most magical twilight birthday party this evening...it was like something out of Peter Pan! The party was at this gorgeous farmhouse which backs onto woods with little steps leading down through the woods with twinkling lights dotted in the trees and a huge bonfire for them to toast marshmallows! It was so magical and beautiful!

Been busy getting this years Christmas cards ready, I usually do one with a pic of the girls....I like to start early and get organised! That is the aim anyway!

This is this years Christmas card I think (it may change)...I love the cute picture of my daughters being silly even though Megan's hair is messy and Molly said she was dressed as an Indian Princess! I used the same card a couple of years ago with a different pic see below.

This was Christmas 2008 card again they were being silly and I prefer these pictures over posed ones.

Lastly this one was Christmas 2007. I like this card as you can tell as I used it again this year! Designs by http://http//shabbymissjenndesigns.com and http://www.theshabbyshoppe.com/.

I normally do photo tags for presents too....I think it adds a nice personal touch.

Chat to you soon!

Hugs, Bonnie :) x

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Jingle Bells

'Twas the night before Christmas....I love this Christmas poem and I love this digital kit by Zoe Pearn...such pretty colours. My little ones were back at school/nursery today and I was like a lost lamb again! I never know what to do with myself when they are away from me. I did some housework....had a latte and then did some blog hopping...then before I knew it, it was time to pick up my youngest Megan from Nursery!! I always feel like this after half-term or holidays until I get back into a routine again! I have lots to think about in the run upto Christmas as my daughter Molly's birthday is on Christmas Day so I need to think about her party....where to have it and when! I try and get it as close to Christmas Day as possible and as I am super busy at Christmas anyway, my daughter usually gets something easy like adventure play or a party hosted somewhere where they do everything for you including party bags etc. Then we just have to turn up!!! It will probably be the same again this year as I normally have enough to organise and although I would like it different and do it myself...it's just too much!

Hope you're having a fun Monday!

Hugs, Bonnie :) x

Lil' pumpkins

My 2 little pumpkins and I have been sick with colds and coughs this week....lil' Megan my 2 year old kept getting a temperature and didn't eat a thing for 4 days just drank milk poor lil' honey....we are on the mend now and back to school tomorrow :( that didn't stop us enjoying the festivities!! We had NO trick-or-treaters last night...NONE, I just wanted my little girls to see just one! 2 years ago when we lived in London, we had loads but since moving here we don't get any. Well we had one the first year we moved here so I gave them all the treats and they were like "this is awesome"! So we now have a big bowl of treats sat by the front door.....I'll probably take them to the nursery or school before I eat them myself! Hubby bought a huge box of Krispy Screams home last night...so we all had a feast on them!!! Anyway here are the last of my Halloween cards!! Pictures taken at night so excuse the photography.



Getting really excited now as Christmas is my favourite time of year!!!
Hugs to you all,
Bonnie :) x

Friday, 23 October 2009

SpOOky House

Where have I been...this past week has gone so quickly!! We are now on half-term here so we have a week off yay!!! The Halloween decorations are out now here in our house....I normally purchase a few decorations each year for the holidays so our Halloween collection is growing!! We are off to a Halloween party on Saturday so my little girls are so excited to dress-up!

BadCandy paper which was a freebie a long time ago.

Another card using Jenn's designs http://www.shabbymissjenndesigns.com/
Both the above 2 cards were using K&Company Peppermint Twist (one of my faves as if you couldn't tell)!!
Off to do some housework...been slacking in that department...lol! Please excuse the photography 2 were taken a night. Any tips on photographing cards?
Big hugs,
Bonnie :) x

Friday, 16 October 2009

Happy Days

I would just like to stay thank you sooo very much for your wonderful sweet comments....I love reading them, they make my day....thank you!!!!


A school/teacher card using Shabby Miss Jenn papers http://www.shabbymissjenndesigns.com/ and Kathryn Balint at http://www.kbandfriends.com/

A retro birthday card using more KB papers.

Another Halloween card...I cannot stop making these right now, I have so many to send out!! I used Shabby Miss Jenn's kit Harvest Night - $6.39 !!
Well I'm off to my little brother's triplets Christening on Sunday!!! Yes 3 little babies...sooo cute!! I'm the Fairy Godmother!!!
Have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs,
Bonnie :) x

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Bundle of Joy

A couple of sweet little baby cards I created recently...I love this saying!! The little bootie is from Cricut - New Arrival cartridge.


Monday, 12 October 2009

Spooky Treats

I love to make treats for all the holidays for my 5 year old daughter to hand out to all her friends. I am always on the look out for quick easy ones as there are 30 children in her class!!! Here I used one of Regina's amazing templates the pumpkin goodie bag they are super easy to use, you just print out template onto cardstock, cut and assemble! You can find in her shop here:- http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/halloween/templates
paper is by Shabby Princess free holiday sampler still available to download free here:- http://www.shabbyprincess.com/downloads.asp

The next box is a triangle treat box, I found several tutorials for this box...here is one:- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/trianglebox/ I used Boo to you paper from My Mind's Eye. The images on the tag are by Nancy Kubo Little Dreamer Designs :: Element Packs :: Spooky Graphics.


This is one of Regina's templates again....I love all of her templates!! This was the plain pillow box but I cut out a pumpkin shaped window and glittered it! The little witch is by Nancy Kubo and the paper behind the pumpkin window is a freebie treat bag tag from Heather Melzer and you can find those here :- http://heatheranndesigns.info/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=30&products_id=68

That all for today...enjoy!!

Hugs,

Bonnie :) x

Friday, 9 October 2009

Feeling Festive

A little jar I created for my little girl it has candy canes inside which are her favourite!


Some Reindeer food I made for my daughters using Heather Ann Designs, Inc. treat kit...so cute, love all her designs. Heather also has a shop on Etsy and makes the most adorable jewellery. Sorry about the blurry photos!!




The first card here was made with heather's yummy papers and the second card with K & Company Peppermint Twist and Sweet Shoppe Designs :: Penny Candy - 30% OFF :: Little Joys by Zoe Pearn love that kit and it's on sale right now!!

Well that was my first proper post....phew!! It wasn't that bad!

Hugs,
Bonnie :)

Taken the Plunge

Oh my I cannot believe I did it!!! I have decided to start this blog to showcase my creations in one place for all to see...here goes!! :)

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