Saturday, 3 December 2016

More Christmas crafts from Baker Ross...

Earlier on in the week I shared a couple of the craft kits from Baker Ross that we had enjoyed....Today I have more to share....We are going to have the best decorated Christmas tree ever!


£3.60 for a pack of 3.


Each kit includes pre-cut felt shapes, self-adhesive felt pieces, yarn, stuffing, wiggle-eyes, ribbon & plastic needle....There is no glue required.

I think these are my favourite Christmas crafts that we have been sent....They are just adorable. Both of my girls had no problem making these with hardly any instruction from me...

£3.49 for a pack of 6.


Each pack includes foam elf templates, self-adhesive foam decorations and hanging ribbon. Decorations include elf faces, hats, belts, gloves, boots, candy canes & gifts.


These are a lot like the Santa mix and match crafts we did earlier on in the week but these are cuter.....hehehe

£1.45 for a pack of 5


Each kit includes foam house template, self-adhesive foam decorations & ribbon and there are 5 different designs...

These are just adorable....It is so lovely to have something personalised....The hardest part of making these was getting my girls to decide on some photos. hehehe There is no glue needed which meant there was no mess.....

There is still time to order your own Christmas crafts from Baker Ross and have them delivered before Christmas....You can even order as late as the 22nd of December and still have them in time for Christmas day. 

The Baker Ross craft kits would make great stocking filler and also they would be a great activity to do when the kids break up from school and find themselves a little bit bored....

 


We are part of the Baker Ross Blogger Network....We were sent these craft kits free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own...

A photo everyday for a year! #Project366 - Week 48

It's December already! How did that happen. It means a year of Project 366, a photo every day for a year is coming to an end....This is my 2nd year taking part and so far this year I haven't missed a day yet! Go me!

Here are the photos from the past week....


331/366 26th November
Playing PLYT. One of the best board games we have played this year....

332/366 27th November
Just step away from the fridge. This kid does not stop eating!

333/366 28th November
I got a gorgeous book from The Works called Santa is coming to Northumberland....We love it. This page really made me smile....So nice to see actual places in Northumberland mentioned...

334/366 29th November
We had a lovely delivery of books.

335/366 30th November
Ellie convinced me to go to the park after school....It was freezing but she had a great time.

336/366 1st December
Ellie's teddy Monkey is getting in on the Elf action. hehehe

337/366 2nd December
We did some more crafts from Baker Ross....There will be a blog post later today....


Friday, 2 December 2016

We are getting excited for Christmas. #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


I love December....It may be my favourite month of the year....Obviously there is Christmas but I love the run up to the big day....

Yesterday our elf arrived and brought the advent calendars, the mini Christmas tree which my girls fight over every year....lol and the book Santa is coming to Northumberland! I have some great things planned for our elf this year....My girls are still so excited over it. Becky doesn't believe but Ellie's excitement is infectious....


Ellie has been funny this week....All she has talked about is the elf....On Wednesday evening we had to leave out some cheese and a glass of water because that's what elves like to eat and she would need a snack after her long journey...lol

We were joking that when the elf goes back to see Santa each night she might take Ellie's monkey (her favourite soft toy) for a trip....Ellie was not amused by this....She won't let Monkey out of her sight now. I think I have traumatised her....Oops!

Over this week we have been crafting, had an unplanned visit to the park, had a few frosty mornings, drank so much hot chocolate and watched the last episode of The Missing! Wow! It was amazing....There were some points in it where I held my breath....Eek!

The last of the presents are being delivered....I checked my Amazon account and realised a couple of things had not arrived even though I ordered them....This is the first time I've ever had any trouble with Amazon. It was quickly sorted out though....I was a little annoyed as I had bought a doll or thought I had....It was all set to be delivered by the 26th of November and then the status changed and they didn't know when it was coming....I messaged to check and it was out of stock and the price had nearly doubled....Stuff it. I went looking for another doll....I ordered a My Friend Cayla Princess Doll. It was only £24.99....The same one is on Tesco for £64 and Asda for £45. So I think I got myself a bit of a bargain.....

Next week it is Ellie's school Christmas performance....She told me she needed a bird costume and had me all set for making one....It turns out she doesn't....She just needs brown leggings or tights....We don't have any and I am not buying any for one school play....Other parents are saying they are just sending in black leggings and I am going to do the same....Phew!

Over the weekend we are making gingerbread houses....Yes more than one....Last year we made one and the girls argued when making it so they're getting one each and we have Christmas jumpers to decorate as they are having their Christmas jumper day next week at school.....I bought a kit from The Works....So much cheaper than buying a jumper and a lot more fun....

It is crazy to think that two weeks today my girls finish school for Christmas.....I really need to get my bottom into gear and start wrapping the presents....I need that done before they are home all day with me.....


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Scratch art & Santa mix & match decorations.

We are part of the Baker Ross Blogger Network which means every now and again we get a box of goodies to try out.....This time we were sent some Christmas crafts....


My girls made a little video going through everything we received to review....They do love making videos. hehehe

£2.95 for a pack of 6.


Fun Christmas scenes featuring your favourite festive characters! Scratch between the outlines to reveal the bright colours underneath

There are 6 assorted Christmas scenes including Santa, Snowman, Robin and an Elf and 6 scratch tools. Each card is 15cm x 21cm..

We love the scratch art kits....It is such a surprise to see what colour you are going to get.....The girls had a great time with these. They are so pretty and so easy to use.


£3.49 for a pack of 6


Santa doesn’t know what to wear! Kids can mix and match the coloured foam sticker and accessories to make hanging decorations. 

Each pack includes foam Santa templates, self-adhesive foam decorations including include hats, belts, gloves, glasses, moustaches & giftss and ribbon for hanging.
Makes 6 assorted Santa designs....

There is no glue needed so you could just leave the kids to get on with this activity without the fear of any mess....We love these. They are such fun and are very cute.


Later in the week I will be sharing more of what we received from the Baker Ross Christmas range....When we get the Christmas tree up it is going to be decorated so well with the lovely decorations we have been making....

I always think that home made decorations seem so much more special than shop bought ones....




We were sent these craft kits free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own....

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

She's coming back. #ElfOnTheShelf

For the last couple of years throughout December we have had a house guest.....This year she is coming back! It is of course our little Elf on the shelf Elizabeth.


We have had great fun with her over the last couple of years....Some people find these elves creepy but we love ours....My girls are at an age now where they don't believe in Santa....Becky is a none believer but Ellie still partly believes. I want to keep the magic going for as long as possible and if it means messing about with a elf so be it....

The first year that Elizabeth was with us she was quite a naughty elf.....She got up to such mischief. Writing on the kitchen cupboard doors in chalk, writing on photos, pinching sweets, making a mess with toothpaste and generally being cheeky! The girls of course thought it was hilarious and it actually helped with them getting up on a morning because they were so keen to see what she had done.....


Last year Elizabeth was much nicer....It was more a big game of hide and seek.....The best hiding place was her wrapped in toilet roll on the fireplace....It took the girls a long time to find her.....hehehe


  Last year on Christmas eve she was very kind and left the girls a box of treats....Their Christmas PJ's, a bath set, chocolates and some hot chocolate....The girls had to work to find it though.....I set up a little treasure hunt....


When the girls woke up Stu & I sent them downstairs and they went hunting....We were laid in bed laughing at their screeches and running about....hehehe We had hidden the prize box in our bedroom....They had the best time and were very happy with their reward....

This year I am going to have to come up with some new ideas....I have some things already planned which I am very excited about....

Do you have a elf visiting you in December?