Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Lovely as a Tree

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, sorry for being awol, I had so much to do over the past few weeks I decided to give myself a blogging break.  Anyway I had a fantastic Christmas and I'm ready to get back to the crafting, even my 5 year old thinks its about time I got back to it as he told me this morning that we should make cards again lol. These are two cards I made for Christmas but just didn't get them uploaded, they are both using one of the stamps from the 'Lovely as a Tree' set. The first card has just been stamped with Chocolate Chip ink onto Close to Cocoa cardstock, the second was more time consuming as I made a wreath style background using one of the smaller stamps from the set and brayered some card and stamped over the top, love this effect.
I am definately starting my Christmas cards early next year, talk about getting caught out! I was still making them on the 23rd lol. Well I have a beautiful new set to show you that arrived this morning and I can't wait to get to play with it so watch this space!

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Trendy Tree's

This is one of my new stamp sets from Stampin' Up called Trendy Tree's aren't they gorgeous? Have to say I love all the tree stamp sets that are in the catalogue at the moment, I also bought the very popular 'Lovely as a tree' set so I will be showing some of my projects using these later. I decided to use just two colours on these cards, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip, two of my favorite colours from my favorite colour family, earth elements. The designer paper used on the first card is from the Merry Moments set and I have used two punches on these cards, Word Window Punch on the first and Eyelet Border punch on the second. I am entering these cards into the Spoonful of Sugar Challenge the theme being Monochrome.

Season of Joy Candle Set

This post is very short but sweet.
I told you that my candles were going well, so here is another set I had an order for. For this set I've used the Season of Joy stamp set, real red ribbon, red gingham ribbon and
silver brads. I still have more candles to make so you'll be sick of looking at them by the end of December lol. I am entering this set into the 'Our Creative Corner' Challenge, the theme is 'The holidays are here!', the Charisma Cardz challenge the theme is Red , Green and White and the Cupcake Craft Challenge the theme is Sing a Christmas Carol. ( Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree....)

Friday, 11 December 2009

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Hi Peeps, Its been a while but its not that I haven't been crafting, just not computing, my computer is so slow at the minute, don't know why, maybe it just needs a little holiday lol. Anyway, here are a few projects I've been making the last few weeks using the cute little Sparkly and Bright stamp set. These were all orders for other people, I've had so many orders lately that I don't have one card made for myself! Can't complain though as the money is handy at this time of year. If you've never tried stamping onto candles you really have to give it a try, matching your candles to cards and tags is a wonderful gift for someone. (There are tutorials on how to do this on you tube) Oh have you noticed my new Eyelet Border Punch? I love how it creates a beautiful lacy edge to my cardstock. I'm just noticing how many punches I've used on these projects, Eyelet Border Punch on my card, Scallop Border Punch on my tag bag topper, the tag punch, small tag punch, Scallop Circle Punch and the 1 3/4 Circle Punch on my tags! lol. And don't forget you can get the tag punch or the small tag punch for free with a qualifying order from the Gift Giving Guide, check it out here. I am entering these projects into the following challenges:
Crafty Calender ~ Winter Sparkle
By the Cute and Girly~ Lets go to the movies.

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Friday, 4 December 2009

Christmas Boxes

Its been a while from my last post, I've just been so busy with one thing and another but I know I'm not on my own there as the town is just chocka block with people but hey!..isn't the internet great? I've managed to get the most important things online and the delivery has been so quick too. Anyway here are a few chocolate boxes I've been making, cute eh?  Filled with some Lindt chocolates, good thing I don't like these, thought it was safer buying chocolates that I don't like after what happened when I made my chocolate tree decorations lol. I've made the boxes using Real Red cardstock and Merry Moments Designer paper. The sentiment is from the Seasonal Wishes stamp set and finished by a lovely Real Red Ribbon. Thought these would be lovely for teachers helpers etc. Right off to make more Christmas cards my batch is getting very low now as they have been selling like hot cakes, only trouble is that I've none left for myself but can't complain as I've a nice little wad of money lol.