Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Christmas Club......How did that happen?

We all have a favourite Christmas memory or story don't we?  Sian over on her blog 'High in the Sky' has been encouraging everyone to share theirs.  Sian has a friend who somehow encouraged her to dress as an Elf!  By Sian's description of her friend  I have one just like that as well!

Picture the scene.......'Can you help me put on a little Christmas magic show for my infant class' .......two weeks later after many hours of making props and practising our routine, there I am standing on stage, in front of the whole school (including the teachers), dressed as a fairy (Holly Berry) climbing into our handmade cardboard vanishing cabinet while Jackie (Mary Christmas), dressed as Mrs Christmas is about to magic me away.  I disappear (I can't tell you how as it's a secret) and our school caretaker appears in my place.  Ha! that even surprised the cynical Year 6's. 

 I managed to return to continue our show that included toy rabbits from hats, a teaching assistant choreographed dance and a 'I'm a teacher get me out of here' bush tucker trail (retrieving a plastic reindeer in a plate of jelly and cream  without using your hands, and donut on a string eating)


Jackie happened, that's what!

Now do you want to hear the story about the time we organised the 'Gunge the Teacher' at the summer fair and got a bit out of hand?.......or the time we were rap stars and I slipped and had to steady myself by grabbing the Headteachers leg?  But they aren't Christmas stories so you will have to wait for another time to hear them.

Sunday, 28 November 2010


I know, it's really not like me to be such a slacker on the blogging front.  But I have been helping my hoarding adorable in-laws to move from a 3 bedded house to a 2 bedded (small roomed) bungalow.  Hmmm, well shall we just say, I think that hubby now appreciates my 'chuck it out' tendencies.

So back to crafting......well I managed to make this 'Home is where the heart is' welcome tag for the new bungalow dwellers.  Just a little something to greet them to their new home.

I blended distress inks over the tag before stamping a swirl pattern and then brushing over bronze Perfect Pearls.  I then decorated it with various K & Co embellishments ( a birthday present from my lovely hubby)  and stamped butterflies. 

By the way......it's official, the glittering season has started.  I glittered and glimmered my desk while getting a display ready.......but officially the season isn't in full swing until the children are allowed it and we will all sparkle and shimmer together.  It really is disconcerting when you look like you have been to a 70's disco while in the supermarket......though I would love to roller skate around Morrison's in a bright pink Afro, satin jumpsuit while Donner Summer 'Lost in Music' played.  Now that would be fun....

BTW, come back here on the 2nd of December for some exciting crafty news......

Friday, 12 November 2010

Gathering Dust

My craft stash has been gathering dust of late.  I have been so caught up in decorating bathrooms (wish me luck on the tile paint as that Avocado tiled wall really have to go) and going to post 16 education meetings that by the time I flop onto the sofa I really haven't had the urge to craft.  But I have been inspired by lots of felty offerings and Christmas makes on various blogs recently that I hopefully will make 'something' christmassy with felt this weekend.  Or maybe I might have to watch the paint dry......

Anyhow as the crafty offerings are not forthcoming on this blog recently I thought I would show a couple more cards that I made for the Breast Cancer Coffee Morning.  I am glad to say that a tidy sum of £45 was donated by staff at the school I work at for tea,cake and cards.

I am still loving the promarkers but found some LOLV angel stamps that I had stamped last year but not coloured or used and because I had used Stazon ink for these coloured them with coloured pencils and glitter Sakura pens. 

I used more traditional colours for the bear LOTV stamp and the swinging girl Penny Black stamp.  Both were coloured using Promarkers and a good measure of stickles were added.

Right, going off to try something creative with felt.....