Thursday, 26 November 2009

A Little Christmas Giveaway

What dreadful weather we're having this week, it's not stopped raining and the gales are terrific (though we haven't been suffering the same as those poor folk up in Cumbria who've all had to leave their homes due to the massive flooding) ..... anyway, instead of going into town to do my Christmas shopping I've stayed home, catching up on some of my art swaps and projects.

I thought I would have a little Christmas themed giveaway.  I have two cross stitch/beadng kits to make Christmas tree ornaments, plus a Christmas Angel ATC, which I will send to the first person picked at random on FRIDAY, 4TH DECEMBER.  If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning these items, then please just leave a comment on my blog between now and Thursday, 3rd December - remember to include an email or blog address so that I can contact you if you win! 

Here are the two kits - a Charmed Santa Face and a Holiday Beaded Jewel ornament.  They aren't difficult to make, but they're lovely keepsakes for your Christmas tree.

I also created a Christmassy ATC to go along with the kits for the giveaway.  The background for this card is a photo of my Christmas tree last year, to which I've added a strip of deckle-edged alcohol-inked glossy card, stamped with festive words, layered over another strip of creamy paper, with a glittery ribbon secured between the layers.  The angel image is from one of Crafty Individual's little books and I've finished the ATC with a star brad (it was blue so I used a gold Krylon pen to change it and then added a little bit of sparkle with a Sakura Stardust gel pen) and some words cut from an old dictionary.

I've been making a few more ATCs this week as well, some for a "general theme" monthly partner swap that I take part in.  Here's what I've been making:-

I also completed all the pages for a board book swap - "Paraphernalia" - each page had a separate theme chosen by members of the swap.  It's now waiting to be packed up and posted out to its new home (I'll try and post pics of it tomorrow).

Finally, little Mia is 14 weeks old today, so I thought I'd post a few pics of her so you can see how much she has grown - all her Siamese features are becoming much more pronounced now, her face has a sweet chocolate mask, her ears, legs and tail are getting very dark brown and she has a darker line running along her spine too - her tail still has its pigtail curl though!  We also found out that Mia is three-quarters Siamese and one-quarter Bengal (what a mix!!!! ..... we're definitely in for some fun!) ...... her latest favourite game is to chase little balls of screwed up paper and retrieve them - she drops them at our feet ready and waiting for us to throw them again.

Here's Mia, in three quite different moods ........

looking sweet and innocent, washing herself (check out the little pink tongue) .....

........ in playful mood with her favourite ball of paper ......

and drinking water from her own special glass (Mia decided this is much more interesting than using a bowl) .......


  1. If I win, will you send me Mia instead of a kit? (j/k) She is a real cutie.

    You are so nice to give these away.

  2. stunning work as ever heather.
    i would love to go into the draw please

  3. That little Mia is an angel! What a sweet baby and I bet you are so glad to have her in your life!

    I love those beaded ornaments. Haven't made one of those in years!

  4. What an inspiring site Heather. Those ATC's are just wonderful. I would love to win the beading kits - what a splendid Christmas gift!

    Love and best wishes
    Judith Ann Pounder

  5. Just catching up with the blogs I follow now I am back online!!! WOW I am soooo in lurve with Mia how cute is she. My kitten is 10 now. I was not a Happy Mummy this am when she got up at 5am to play with her toys!!!! Sorry I can't take part in the swap this time but life is getting in the way of my crafting!!!!!! How Dare it!!!
    Hope all is well with you Hazelxox

  6. If I win the candy, please can I have Mia instead??? Pretty please. LOL xxxx

  7. Beautiful atc's and Mia too :) I have done some of those kits. Love them.

    Denise Barger