Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

If there is anyone else who would like to be in the January swap please let me know. I'm assuming that everyone from last month is in again (if not i can re gig the pairs later!) and we have two new names, welcome Kendall and Dee!
So i hope 2010 brings only good things to you all, enjoy the last day of this year.
Bye xxxx

Monday, December 28, 2009


Hi everyone, i went to post my swap mini to Louise R. today....and then remembered it was a Bank Holiday here and the post office was closed!
So tomorrow it will be on its way....
Which means its time to start taking names for the January swap! so if you're interested leave a comment with your email or blog address and i'll post the swap partners on January 1st.
I'll think of a theme by then!
p.s. Thankyou to everyone who participated this year ( or the couple of months it was going) and i hope you'll all be back in 2010! xx
p.p.s this is our tree for this year - as if you hadn't guessed1

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

HO HO HO!

Well tomorrow is the big day... as in, if you haven't done it by tomorrow then it doesn't get done!
I haven't wrapped one single gift yet, but i suppose it will all get done, i work well with deadlines...
So, i'll wish you all a very merry Christmas now, because there won't be time tomorrow!
I will eat loads, relax, enjoy my family and watch rubbish tv...in my pyjamas!
I hope your day will be as good x x x x x
Oh, i will post the video of Louise R's mini album later in the week, Thanks to everyone who took part in the swap, next month there will be a couple of changes to sweeten the challenge!! x

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas cards.


This is the first year i have made Christmas cards....and this is what i came up with! really simple and quick.
So, now all i have to do is cut about lots and lots of little birds!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Festive Cheer!

Hi, i'm off to Cork city today to do my christmas shopping.... I'm not a shopper so about twice a year i head for the city and do enough to last!
Today i'm going with Himself, i have a list as long as my arm, which strangly is for things that other people have asked me to pick up, and i'm not really sure what i'm looking for!
However, there is a really nice coffee shop so that will be the first stop, and a really lovely Italian for lunch.....
So, i'm full of festive cheer, will drive Himself mad singing christmas carols all the way there (its an hour each way!) and will come home and decorate the tree.
I hope you all have an equally festive day,
F xx

Thursday, December 10, 2009




I've been doing some journaling and playing with inks and stamping.... I'm doing an altered art course in January, so i thought i'd practise a bit. I like it, its fun, it can't really go wrong, you just pretend thats the way you wanted it to look!!

Gypsy Journal - 7gypsies Blog

Monday, December 7, 2009

GGS Swap for Roseann.

The mini i made for the GGS swap for November is shown in the slide show on the right. Its a 6"x6" concertina album made from K&Company Life's Journey papers, with some Sassafras Woodland Whimsy thrown in for good measure.
I'll go and post it today,and then i think i'm up to date (if you don't count the unfinished kintting!) and can start my Ho,ho, ho album.
Going to check out Tim Holtz and his 12 tags of christmas now....
Bye xx!

My new scrap desk!!

video

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Here it is!

I know its long past Tuesday morning, but thats the way the day went!
Molly made a video of draw but thinks her hair looks a mess in it, so wants to do it again!!
Anyway while she is doing that, i'll give you the results;

LOUISE K - ROBYN
CATHY - SUZIE
MOLLY - CLARE
ANNE - ALYSON
FELICIA - LOUISE R

So ladies, its ho, ho, ho till january 6th, perhaps if we get going now it will be finishes ahead of time? thats if you're not still catching up with November swaps (like me!)
If you email me at ftdphoenix@iolfree.ie then i'll pass on your email address to your partner.
Happy mini making!!
xxxxxxx