Saturday, October 29, 2011

Peace on Earth

I'm really enjoying this Christmas paper Letters to Santa. The colours are quite different from what we have had previous years and is so versatile . I'm looking forward to doing my Christmas scrapbook pages using this dsp. Meanwhile I am busy making cards using the other papers.
This card is stamped with the Merry and Type stamp set. The colours I have used are Marina Mist, Real red,wild Wasabi and Early Expresso. The base of the card is Crumb cake.

Well I'm off to a Brownie camp now with my daughter. Awesome Overnighter is what it is called. There are alot of activities packed in for the 24 hours. Should be fun.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas cards

I've been making some Christmas cards today. The two I am showing today are reinventions of some that I made last year using this years designer paper Letters to Santa. So I have two cards with different colours but the same design.This card here I have used the Petals a Plenty embossing folder and have lightly coloured the dots in the centre of the petals . Gives it added dimension.

The second Card the bauble has been embossed with the new Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. Looks good . More vibrant.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gift Card Holder

We're finally back from a lovely holiday in Australia. certainly notice a big drop in temperatures. Brrr its cold here.
So back into the crafting as I have several classes coming up a stall and workshops.
Here is a gift crad holder that I have made which I totally cased off CLaire Daly here
Clair has used dsp from last year whilst I have used dsp from the new catalogue that is great for Christmas projects.

This is what the gift holder looks like inside. I have used the envelope die and the Big shot to make the inside.
Colours used are Marina Mist, Early expresso and Letters to Santa dsp.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Another use for the stitched Stocking

As promised yesterday here is another use for the stitched stocking punch and stamp set. You can make baby cards from them. How cool is that!
You just cut a bit off above the ankle to below the scalloped edge of the stocking and make a short sock or boottee.
The background paper is from First Edition dsp.
Colours I have used are: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue.

This will be my last post for at least two weeks as we are heading away on holiday tonight. Off across the ditch to Australia. So I hope you have a good holiday break .We are certanily looking forward to a break as it has been a very busy and stressful few months for us.Take care.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Stitched Stockings

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Host a $500 workshop, and receive the Stitched Stocking Stamp Set and Stocking Tag Punch for free.Thats over $93.00 savings.

(New summer mini due out 1st December when this stamp set will be available for purchase.)

Yesterday was meant to have been my childrens athletic day but due to rain it was postponed . So I was able to have a play with the new stitched stocking stamp set and punch.This is such a versatile stamp set as it is not only suitable for Christmas but it can be used for other occasions too. ( Will post another card on my blog tomorrow showcasing that).

Here are two cards that I made.I have seen several cards made like the first one with the fireplace and the stockings above it so here's my version.The fire was made using the wings from the Two set bird punch.Colours I have used are Real Red and Wild Wasabi.

The second card I have used Real red and Garden Green as the colours.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jingle all the way

Last Monday I held my second Christmas card class and this is one of the cards that I taught I have cased it off a card that my sister-in-law had made using non SU supplies.Can you guess what the boots are made from?
A top note cut in half!
I used a 3/4" and 13/8" punch for the shape. I have used retired dsp for the stockings. And I have cheated and used peelcraft for the words.
This is another version of the first card that I made.One of my ladies cut the top note in half again to make it look like two feet. And this time we have stamped words on the card.I have also put little bells on the boots too, on top of the ribbon.