Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Welcome to my new followers Julia, Leah, & Linda.
My followers seem to be growing fast now, I still can't believe anyone reads my drivel.

When I get to 100 followers I will do a giveaway.


After doing a spot of housework today I thought I would do a bit of crafting, I got a job lot of peeloffs and stickers off the famous auction site really cheaply before Christmas so I thought I would make some gift tags for next year.




The card I used worked out at 8 pence a sheet, so these were very cheap to make.

I am not a brilliant crafter, these are just nice and simple, but they will do the job nicely.





I am going to try and make all my cards this year, so I printed out some lovely papers.


I also made a start on recycling the Christmas cards, I still have lots more to sort out tommorow. Nothing gets wasted here.


That kept me amused for a few hours today.




Also my latest Freecycle freebie.



180 bottles of water.

I drink more water than anything else, in the kitchen I have a large bottle on the go, but our son drinks the smaller ones in Uni and I always keep one by the bed. I just can't drink tap water.
So this has saved us a few pounds.



23 comments:

  1. I'm definitely going to move near you. You always do well with hello sticker food and your local freecycle is fantastic. I'm do jealous. TX

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    1. Thankyou Tania, it is getting very addictive x

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  2. pretty gift tags, you've certainly had a nice crafty time there! I can't drink tap water either. I love my sparkly water! :O) x

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  3. The tags look really good, and boy! you are getting a jump on Christmas.

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    1. Well I thought I would get them out the way. I like being organised.

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  4. Love the tags, they really look amazing.

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting.
    I like your gift tags. I've kept my Christmas cards from this year to cut up into tags but I just can't face destroying them yet....There so pretty!
    X x

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  6. I was so supposed to recycle christmas cards this yeat, I usually do but alas missed it this year. Love your crafty christmas tags, nice idea using the stickers and well done with your freecycle find. Never think to look on freecycle but will have a nosy in a bit. Leah xx

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    1. I have had some wonderful things from Freecycle x

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  7. Its not drivel at all! I love reading what you get upto and all the ways you save money :)
    I love the idea of reusing christmas cards as tags, I used to do that a few years ago, but I don't have many to give gifts to anymore , so only need to reuse a few cards :)
    What an amazing find on freecycle , I need to get into the habit of drinking more water, which is why I add a teeny bit of flavour with cordials lol :)

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    1. Thanks that is a lovely thing to say, xx

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  8. You do not write drivel. It's everyday life........just what I like to read about.
    I love Christmas crafting I could do some form of it every single day-x-

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  9. Super organised and such pretty tags, so much nicer than shop bought ones. Woo hoo on the water stash xx

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    1. Yes I was very pleased with them thanks Cheryl x

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  10. Am really loving your blog now I have found it. Mainly for the money saving ways. Most interested after your photos of markdown food you state what meals you will serve from these money saving groceries. Helps give me ideas instead of just putting them in freezer when I purchase.
    Your gift tags are lovely. Ruth.

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  11. What was wrong with the water (I'm joking, of course!) that it was available on Freecycle? Past it's sell by date, har, har! Perhaps ten thousand and one years old when it has to be drunk by ten thousand years old?
    Margaret P

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    1. Hi Margaret, it had 2017 on it someone was moving house and it was left over from an event.

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  12. Lovely swap gifts, Marlene, and well done on getting the water. I drink loads of water too and really prefer bottled to anything else. We have a Brita filter jug but it's still not as good as bottled :(

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