Monday, 19 November 2012


Found this lovely little template some
time ago, I love it so much, its so versatile, made here for halloween, but similarly would be great for christmas or party favours.

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3d Paper craft shoe.  This is so simple yet effective, see below for step by step instructions.

Carefully cut around the template.

Print out template and attach to chosen cardstock with removable tape runner.

Score along perferated lines on both templates.

Fold along all score lines.

Begin glueing the shoe template together leaving the front top flaps open at this stage. 

Glue insert (liner) into shoe.

Glue shoe front together and decorate in your own style .

I hope you will enjoy making and sharing your own shoes on the Craft Cupboard Blog, or leave a message here with a link to your own blog, and I will visit to take a look.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Full steam ahead for the christmas season now which I love, Cakes are in process being fed brandy on a regular basis.  I am looking forward to a baking day, with my good friend, playing carols, drinking mulled wine, and the warm fuzzy feeling you get when the smell from the oven purmeates the air.  I love christmas.  Cant wait until December when I can put up the tree and decorations.

I have started on my present shopping, a little later than usual.  And so far so good.   I guess I should start thinking about cards!

And speaking of decorations, I have had this mad idea that I would like a post box, yep a real royal mail red one..having done some research, I have to admit, that the price tag is just a step too far LOL.  I have now commissioned a replica, which I am hoping will come to fruition, I will keep you updated on its progress. (disaster or not)

I will post some of my favourites recipes over the coming weeks,  which I hope you may like to try.

This week I am working on a birthday cake for my niece, rainbow sponge, which I admit is a nightmare LOL.  Made one, and said I wouldnt do another, but here I am in the same situation stresses over doing something I have had no training in and just winging it.....   Photos to follow on completion.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Following blogs.....  Just found this lovely blog, please pop on over and take a look, with the chance of winning a little blog candy? Why not!

I am still trying to break into the world of blogs, such a mine field for me.   I am starting to realise that I must update my blog much more often.

I know some people use it as a way of therapy, or as a diary, or just to share their crafts etc.  I am always so busy doing nothing I completely forget, perhaps I should try a knotted handkerchief
To remind me LOL. ..