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Friday, 6 December 2013

No cards but lots of pictures!

I never managed to get a midway reminder card made this week. In fact I haven't had a chance to make anything this week at all but I thought I'd show you what I did last Sunday. 

Two teenage girls in my village have been raising money for Macmillan Research for 5 years now by holding coffee mornings in September or far they've raised over £5000! This year they decided to hold a Christmas Fayre at our Tennis Club and asked if I would take a table. I jumped at the chance...especially as the Tennis Club was only three houses from mine! My only problem was I didn't have any stock so I spent the previous two weeks making cards, baking, making cards, baking lol. I tried to keep the cards simple with little or no colouring so I used a lot of dies with great results. 

I never get anything crafty from my family for my birthday or Christmas. They say I have enough...they obviously are not crafters lol. Ladybug Julie made the fatal mistake of telling me about the Stampin' Up! Envelope Board and after doing a bit of 'research' on Pinterest and resisting for a few days decided I was going to treat myself to one for my birfday :-D It is THE best thing since sliced bread...FACT lol!!! 

Wanna see what I made?? Scroll down....

Candy cane boxes...super easy to make and super cute. I used up a lot of pp that I've had for years and that can only be a good thing right.

I LOVE this. I saw a tutorial on Pinterest for this chocolate bar envelope with the Christmas Fudge poem and knew I wanted to make some for the Fayre. Again it was super easy and were very popular. A lady on the table next to me asked if I would supply some for her sweet shop!!!! I can easily adapt the poem for birthday fudge and think they would be great for men too! This one holds a 200g bar.

Christmas Poop!

 I bought the individual cupcake boxes in Poundland...6 in a pack and they are great quality. 

This was my first attempt at Coconut Ice and it was gorgeous. I also made salty caramels, cupcakes and Rice Krispie squares with mini red and green smarties. 

It was a great day...I sold quite a bit, made a small profit and the girls raised over £1200 on the day!!!!

Here are a few of the latest pictures I've taken of Coen...he'll be 7 months old on the 22nd!! He loves bouncing in his jungle thingy but has no interest in rolling over and hates being on his tummy!!! I wonder if he's going to go from sitting straight to walking :-O

There's still time to enter my Birfday Candy competition. I now have 47 crafty bits in a box with 3 more to add which one lucky person can win. All you have to do is leave a comment on the post above and sometime on my birfday on Monday I will draw the winner!!! 

Thanks for stopping by...hope you have a brilliant weekend.

Catch ya later x


Jane said...

Kerry this is just wonderful....your table and your goodies look perfect. I take my hat off to you making all those goodies, well done you. I have been a bad blogger for the last few weeks as a certain little girl has taken over our life as you well know ;0) Have a lovely weekend and I will catch up really soon. Hugs xx

mcorlett said...

Wow! Good for you for doing all that baking and crafting at this busy time of year! Merry Christmas!

Kathleen said...

What a busy bee you have been, those goodies look fabulous and so do the cards.
Once again fantastic photo's, he is so cute.

Kath x

terri d said...

Love all the goodies you made and the way you put them in cute little containers. The candy fudge poem is so cute... great idea!

Cheryl W. said...

Love all your projects. So cute and they look professionally made! Coen is just getting cuter and cuter. I can only imagine how his smile melts your heart.

Sally said...

Wow look at you! It's no wonder you haven't had a minute. Your table looks fabulous...... Some great ideas the wonderful world of many ideas and not enough time! Xxxxx

Faith A said...

FABULOUS table and goodies, so glad you came out on top.

Your little chappie is such a bundle of joy.