Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2015, huh?

Hey there,
I hope you crazy cats have had an amazing 2014. I am very thankful to be a part of this lovely blogging community! Thank you all for your support.
I am currently revising for some exams in January, so I probably will not have time to write as many posts as I would like to. (But I will try! )
I hope you all have a fabulous new year,
See ya in 2015 :-)

Monday, 22 December 2014

The Christmas Tag!

It's two sleeps until Christmas! I hope you are all covered in tinsel and feeling festive. For today's post, I am going to do 'The Christmas Tag'. I've seen it floating around the blogisphere recently and I thought I'd give it a go.

1. What are your favourite Christmas films?
I have two favourite Christmas films, Polar Express and The Nightmare Before Christmas. 
"The Nightmare Before Christmas? That's not a Christmas film!" Yes it is lovely readers, and it is fabulous. ☺

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
I open my presents on Christmas morning, usually very early!

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
Not really, I just love Christmas every year. It's so fun!

4. Favourite festive food?
I love Christmas dinner, you can't beat it!

5. Favourite Christmas gift?
I remember getting really excited over recieving a cuddly Baby Pom off 'The Fimbles' when I was younger.

6. Favourite Christmas scent?
I'm not a big fan of 'original' Christmas scents, I prefer sweet scents like Lush's Snow Fairy.

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
I have always opened and worn a new pair of pyjamas.

8. What tops your tree?
A cute little angel. She wears a blue sparkly dress, pink hat and pink wings!

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy) gift you always asked for but never received?
A Unicorn. (But I did get a pillow pet one, I call him Bob)

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?
Spending the day with family and friends.

I hope you've enjoyed this post! 
I tag Niamh from Niamh's Dream and Elsa from Crafty Hands and Pretty Nails.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

DIY Magazine Christmas Tree - A Collaboration with Crafty Hands and Pretty Nails

 It's nearly Christmas! *Cue carol singing*
I am very very excited and I hope you all are too :)

Today, I am collaborating with Elsa from Crafty Hands and Pretty Nails, to bring you a fun and festive DIY. 
I am going to be making a DIY Christmas Tree from a magazine, something I really wanted to share with you guys in time for the festive season. I was taught how to make these in Guides a couple of weeks back, and they are so easy and simple to put together. It requires no glue, or scissors, just a magazine and a festive spirit.

It's the perfect decoration to make whilst in front of  the TV.

So here we go! 

You will need:
An old magazine (or a catalog)

Here are some examples of what your end-product will look like.

Step One - Choose some magazines that you want to use. Make sure that you're okay to use them.

Step Two - Remove the front and back covers of your chosen magazine.

Step Three - You will be left with the main body of the magazine.

Step Four - Fold your page diagonally into a right-angled triangle. 

Step Five - Fold the triangle into the edge of the magazine.

Step Six - It should look like the shape of a tie.

Step Seven - Fold the bottom paper upwards into a small triangle.

Step Eight - Fold over your page and repeat the process until it's complete.

Step Nine- When you are finished, your magazine should look like this.

Step Ten - Stand your magazine up and spread out the pages evenly, until it's stable.

Step Eleven - You can choose to decorate your tree. I used a pipe cleaner and gold paper to make a star decoration,

Step Twelve - Congratulations! Your Tree is complete ☺
I hope you enjoyed this festive DIY! Make sure to pop over to Elsa's Blog ( to check out her Christmas DIY too. 
Thank you to Elsa for collaborating and thank you for reading.

Have a very merry Christmas, 
Fran ♥

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Skull Sketches - Mexican Day of the Dead Inspired

I love the ideas surrounding 'Day of the Dead'. It's a Mexican celebration in which people remember family and friends who have passed away. Instead of being a miserable and mournful festival, it's bright and colourful! 
I love the candy skull patterns, they are so beautiful yet very simplistic.
In art class, we are studying the culture, so I thought I would post my drawings.

A Candy Skull-
Made using acrylic paints and black pen.
                      I love the candy skull patterns, they are so beautiful yet very simplistic.

Skull Sketch-
Made using a 3B pencil.

   I am really happy with this sketch. I love how the flowers sit in the eye-sockets of the skull.

What do you think of my sketches? Do you like the candy skull patterns too?
Leave your opinions in the comments below...

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Winter Blues - A December Playlist

Hello again ☺
I've been extremely busy lately and I've accidentally neglected my blog. I can't promise that I will be able to upload often, but I'm glad to be back. 
Lately, I've been listening to a lot of music whilst completing my school work. So I decided to compile a playlist for you lot to listen to! 
I hope you enjoy,
see you soon,
Fran ♥