'Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us' Anon

Friday, 31 December 2010

I'm glad 2010 is on its way out.......

Well, 2010 is nearly over and thank heavens for that. It has been such a roller coaster ride this year, I've been so stressed and worried but December has been a kinder month, so I leave this year feeling a tiny bit more positive. I want to say a BIG 'thank you' to all my blog friends, those I have met, those I have yet to meet and we will meet one day. The encouragement, support and love from all like minded souls has kept me from falling apart totally (as well as taking the tablets!) so from the bottom of my heart I wish you all a CREATIVE, HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL 2011. Hugs Olive xxx

Thursday, 30 December 2010


This is for my Mother's birthday in January... thought I'd get a head start this time. All I have to do now is put it where I can find it:) I also have my OH birthday on the same day! life is cruel sometimes.... so I have to decide what to do. Males are so hard to design for when they are not interested in any kind of sport, or hobbies. Ah well...... For the card I used flower punches, coloured card, Tim's Enamel Accents for the centre's, Tim's bird die, ribbons and flowers. Not sure whether she will appreciate the card or not but I enjoyed making it. Ciao

Wednesday, 29 December 2010


Well its the last one for 2010.... hope it continues for 2011.
These are presents I bought for myself, the green tree is for photos (the flowers are magnetic holders) and the other white tree is for jewellery but I think I will find another way of using it.

WOYWW is a great way of meeting new friends, finding out what's going on outside in craft land and knowing there are other mad people out there. Makes you feel 'normal'...... thanks for taking the time out of your busy lives to visit my blog and read my ramblings... love and blessings to everyone. Have a great 2011. Ciao

Monday, 27 December 2010

Normal service will resume!

Hope you all had a great Christmas..... I did. Ate a little too much, but normal service resumes tomorrow:) Sometimes Christmas is over whelming for some and has sad memories for others, so we must remember those in our blessings.

Keep warm and safe dear friends in this terrible cold weather. Ciao

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas - Olive Style

Merry Christmas to everyone..... here is my tree for 2010. We have even less space now so it was branches in a vase.
I wish you all a great time, with good company, food and presents. Thanks to everyone who has taken time to visit my blog and specially leave comments. Have a good one. Ciao

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Son's Christmas card......

What kind of card to make my son? Stampotique was the answer. With a bit of glitter card, gold card and tiny red hearts I was sorted. He loved it!
The weather here is great if you don't want to go anywhere, the trees are looking great dressed in white snow, but the cold is aching , I'm wearing 5 pairs of socks! Mollie (our dog) is also loving the snow, but it's not deep enough for her (she needs at least 2-3 feet to jump around in). I hope where ever you are you are safe and warm.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Dem bones........

Well skulls actually.... as you know I have a real 'thing' for skulls and from this picture you can see that I've added a few (!) to my collection. My friend Jo brought me the skull/crossbones cookie cutter from Germany this month, the smaller skulls I ordered on ebay to use as embellishments for crafting and the AMAZING necklace I bought from a stall at a craft fair. The skull has lots of bling AND the mouth actually moves as it's hinged, how cool is that!!! so it will go with my skull bracelet, just need skull earrings to match the necklace....... Ciao

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Still here...

Well yes where else would I be!!!! This working outside the home and trying to fit everything is definitely OUT OF THE QUESTION..... and going out, thats a laugh:)! Making some personal cards, so will blog those later. Hope everyone is blog land is safe and well and keeping warm (if you live in a cold climate)...... Ciao

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Christmas stockings..... not like that!

My neighbour asked me to decorate these Christmas stockings for their girls.... so there won't be any fights they are all the same. I had some fabric pens so I put their names on, drew holly/berries and then hot glued black pom-poms on the top for a flourish. I know Mum and Dad are really pleased with the outcome, hope Father Christmas is too!!!! Ciao

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Vicky Stampers .....

Here the hardy souls that ventured out in the horrible weather to our Christmas 'do'... a riot was had by all (8 of us!) wearing the hats we made in the morning. So many were unable to attend at the last minute due to illness, weather. We had a secret Santa so we all got a gift and a card. The generosity of these ladies is tremendous and I am thrilled to call them friends.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Wreath....my version!

Here's Barbie's Christmas Wreath.... the base is cane sprayed white, with pink beads on a string wrapped around with pink ribbon (for a change), metallic pink and purple baubles hot glued on.
To finish the ends I just got plain white organza ribbon and glued them on as well. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't do Barbie's wreath justice it is truly blingy!!!!

Please forgive my tardiness in posting as I am 'working' outside the home for a few weeks, I've forgotten how hard it is trying to fit in everything else. I don't know how I used to work full time and have a life (such as it was!) Keep warm..... Ciao