Sunday 4 December 2016

Writing to Father Christmas

Thank you for all your good wishes for my sales at Dotty's Christmas market. It was a great success and although a few more customers would have been good, those who came liked and bought and it was an excellent advert for my handmade cards and jewellery.  It was also such a lovely festive atmosphere. I only had time to take a couple of photos, using my is my stall all set up for the day.
I do have some earring and bag charms stock left so I am selling my festive earrings on line reduced from £5.95 to £3.95. The ear wires are silver plated and the charms are lead and nickel free. 
My bag charms, made with one of a kind lamp work glass beads (below), are reduced from £7.95 to £6.95 until Christmas. In the new year I will be putting some more bag charms in my Etsy Shop. I have themes for knitters, sewers, gardeners, girlie handbags etc. I have put my bag charms into hand made crackers in the past and they are also excellent stocking fillers or secret Santa gifts for teenagers and women. 

Not all of these are in stock but if you email me (my email is on my side bar or contact me via Etsy) I can let you know what I have. They make fab stocking fillers. Post and packing to the UK is just £1. 
The earrings and bag charms come in a lovely snowflake organza gift bag.

Today I wanted to share when  Daisy came to stay last weekend, whilst her Mummy and Daddy had a few days away. My Hb and I adore having her all to ourselves and she really was an angel. She even slept in a "big bed" for the first time without any fuss at all. She looked so grown up there...bless her. Time really does fly and it is hard to appreciate that she is 3 already.

She loves crafting so much and it's the first thing that she asks to do when she arrives. It's too cold in my studio so I made up a corner of the kitchen for her crafting area. I also prepared a couple of little projects.

I thought that one important thing to do was to get that letter to Father Christmas written.
Daisy chose some very festive stamps.

She put this together on the back and then I wrote the letter, under her instruction
Yes seriously this is all that she asked for....
After she had gone home and everything had dried I put it into an envelope and posted it off to Father Christmas.

If you have youngsters this is Royal Mail's correct address, just put a stamp on the envelope and get it to Santa by 9 December and he will be able to reply.
My card to day has to be something with a little person waiting for Santa.
The stamp and tags are Lili of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers. My dies are Memory Box and J Sheen
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.

Pixie's snippets playground #258 I used snippets for my die cuts
Moving along with the times 1/3 anything goes with Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday anything goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday 2/3 use dies
The Artistic Stamper 2/3 Christmas
Noor sparkle..there is lots of sparkle on her furry outfit and the gold card and papers..hard to see in the photo!
Paper Creator 1/3 Christmas
Dies R Us Christmas
As you like it 1/3 favourite gold or silver mine is traditional for Christmas cards.
Stamping sensations 1/3 floral fancies my paper is covered with Christmas roses

Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments,  Today is another important day and exciting day here ..the trees are going up...yes Old Choc is coming in for his annual holiday. Watch out for Billy's blog post soon. Enjoy your Sunday,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Do you know I have been thinking about and wondering how it all went for you, I'm so glad it was successful. You can plan everything but getting people through the door is completely out of your hands, so I'm glad it all went well.
    That is just the sweetest letter to Santa, it is always exciting getting a letter back from Santa too!!
    And as always a pretty card too. :)
    Happy Sunday my friend,
    V x
    P.S. Let me know what snowflake earrings you have left, I would love two different pairs for L and myself.

  2. Lovely card, Jane. Gorgeous background papers and image. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  3. Oh my.. little Daisy Jane is growing up into such a sweet little girl! Look at those eyelashes! You all have done things right if that is her wish list. One of our grandsons wants an iPhone 7! Uh oh! I look forward to seeing your trees.. ours got decorated yesterday. Today I need to finish off everything else. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S*!*!*!*

  4. This is such a cute image. Love how you have used your papers and die cuts to embellish it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you join us often.
    Kathy DRU DT A

  5. WOW your display looked fabulous! Love your card for today's challenge ... what a fun image! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  6. Your display looks wonderful! As do your earrings and charms. So pretty! How fun to get a letter off to Father Christmas! I bet Daisy is excited, but Daisy doesn't want much. Love your sweet card! Looks like the little one and cat on your card are looking for Father Christmas as well! So cute and I just love it!! Hugs, Brenda

  7. Daisy's wishes are so cute, and her card is too. I hope she gets what she wants! You put on a beautiful display. Merry Christmas!

  8. What a wonderful display you had and such a good outlet for your makes.
    It was good to see Miss Daisy again - she is sooooo cute.
    I love LOTV images and your card is wonderful!
    Sandy xx

  9. An adorable image Jane and a really pretty card in warm seasonal reds, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  10. What a lovely post Jane - your stall looked marvellous! Daisy really is a sweetest little thing isn't she - and such a modest wish list for Santa as well. LOVE your card - it's just perfect! So like little Daisy :)


    Di xx

  11. Sounds like your market went very well and Dotty's store looks so festive! I adore Daisy and her sweet letter to Santa, how adorable!! Your card is beautiful. Such a sweet image. Love the gold accents and the wee mittens!! Fabulous post Jane, have a great day. hugs :)

  12. super sweet card, luv all the details! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  13. I am so glad her card was sent in the mail. I would have loved having that done when I was little. Love your Christmas card! It is very festive and cheery. I hope you had a great day selling your jewelry etc...Your booth is very inviting.

  14. Lovely to see your GD stamping and that cute letter! Beautiful card, such a lovely image.

  15. A lovely card and what a sweet image, love it

    thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

  16. Looks like a lot of fun! Your card is lovely too! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creator!

  17. I'm so happy to hear the Christmas Market was a success Jane!
    That picture of Daisy mailing her letter to Santa is precious!
    As you are always making the Advent extra special for your loved ones, I think we should call you Mother Christmas!
    Love your Darling card!

  18. Dear Jane,

    Your table at Dotty's looked wonderful, and I am do happy to hear you had a succesfull day! And then that Daisy's letter... Love that, simply wonderful! I wish Santa will get back to her asap!

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend!


  19. So pleased to hear your sales went well.
    Your earrings and charms look great.
    Brilliant LOTV Christmas card too. Hope Daisy gets what she asks for at Christmas. She's DEFINITELY on the "good" list, so I'm sure all will be well!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  20. I can vouch for the quality of Jane's key trinkets and jewellery - absolutely top notch and so beautiful. Happy to hear it all went well for you Jane. I hope to be back to visiting normally once the Christmas and New Year have passed so apologies for the length of time between my visits. I have loved seeing what you've been creating though, just gorgeous! xx

  21. I'm glad the sale went well, shame there weren't more people, but your stand looked great. I knew Daisy would pop up at some point - hurrah! I wish my two still wrote letters....I think they still believe though, or at least they are pretending they do, which is nice as it still keeps some of the magic going. Great card :) Bxx

  22. This is gorgeous Jane and so beautifully sparkly.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x


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