Monday, December 29, 2008

Step Chrissy Cards....

Hi all again - here is my 'pride and joy' Chrissy card. I made a couple of these to send to some card making/demonstrator friends. A little adventurous for making more than one and at this time of year but I was very happy with how they turned out. I really wanted something special for these girls as I always get apprehensive when making cards for seasoned card makers.. Yeah, yeah I know, I shouldn't, but I do.... But as I said I was very pleased with how it turned out.

Here is a close up to show the glitter detail (just for fun LOL)

And here is another idea that I got half way through making the other ones. I needed one more card for someone else who loves making things for other people so I thought she would love one of these also.
Ps: All Stampin' Up products
Pss: I got the idea for a step card from Splitcoast Stampers.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Cards....

Hi all - hope you all had a great Chrissy and that 'Santa' bought you all that you wished for....

This was the first lot of bulk cards I made (after my stamp-a-stack cards). I first saw the idea for these on my upline, Karen's blog long ago so will give the credit there. Hers were a little fancier that mine but I was very pleased with how mine turned out. And don't they look pretty in all the different colours (if I do say so myself... YILM). I was guided by the coloured ribbons I had and made the base card and sentiment etc in the same colour for each one. I so loved how they turned out that I made another batch of 12 for another group. But with those ones I added another layer of card stock and cut out the corners of the white card stock with a small circle punch. I was very please with those also but chose not to take a photo at the time thinking that they were too close to these.... but now i wish I had... (As my DH loves to tell me, "hindsight is a wonderful thing" LOL)

All supplies used were Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to you all!!!!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish
you all a very merry Christmas
and a wonderful and prosperous New Year.

May the season of good will shine down brightly
upon you and your family and friends.

Many thanks to you all for your wonderful
support and encouraging comments.

I look forward to reading many more
in the new year.

Thanks again,
Love Debbie

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Last... I Think...

And these were the cards that I made to go with the stamp set for the lucky door prize. As you can see, I have used the Hostess stamp, From the Garden, and have cased these straight out of the current SU catalogue to show the girls how easy, quick and beautiful these cards are and what a great stamp to have. And I was quite amazed myself as to how nice they turned out 'cause they really are such a nice simple idea.

OK I think that is all I have to show from my last workshop (About time! - that was over a month ago and I took the photos as I made the items....

Now I will start showing Chrissy cards so that should keep me going till the end of January ROFLOL!... And let's not forget that we have had a couple of birthdays in there as well LOL.......

Sunday, December 21, 2008

And still more......

I think this is the last of them LOL - These note books were gifts for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack workshop also. Again I got the idea off SCS and these are cased almost identically to the ones there. They are 'wish lists' but I have made mine just note books. Very cute.....

And I had a small tree which I had covered in candy canes for the girls to take some home for their family members. One of my sister-in-laws came over and helped me make these. (Actually I think she made then all LOL - while I was making other things. I had the tree set up on display with all the presents wrapped underneath and during the course of the afternoon, would draw out a name to come and choose a gift. I had made enough girts so that everyone got one from under the tree. Then at the end of the afternoon I had a final draw for the lucky door prize of a stamp set and a couple of cards. (but that's for another post LOL)

And still more gifts.....

Here are some more gifts that I made up for the girls for our Chrissy Stamp-a-Stack Workshop. I absolutely adored these. And I think the receivers did also. :-))

I have seen many different ideas floating around the net for these and templates also. There is a template or two on Splitcoast Stampers. But the template I have used is a mini pizza box design by
Jen del Muro. I have then added the little curved opening tab which I saw somewhere while surfing once and thought that's a cute idea. Then I made a slider closure to go around it.

Materials used inclusive for both:
All Stampin' Up of course! :-))
Stamp Sets: Occasionally,
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, DS papers from Holiday Harmony and Dashing
Inks: Real Red, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke
Extras: Real Red and Purely Pomegranate ribbons

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I'm Done!!!!!

Yes that's right!!! I'm done, I'm done, yeah, aha, I'm done {silly dancing} - YAH I have finally finished my Christmas cards!!!! ROFLOL!!! (Yep that's all it is LOL) But the excitement in this household with that news is overwhelming.... NOT! LOL Except from me!!! Just wanted to tell someone who would understand how I am feeling right at this moment. LOL

OK I'm good now - hope to put something on soon to show :-))

Catch Ya!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gorgeous Gift Boxes...

Here are some more things from my November workshop - These were a couple of the gifts for the girls. I am box mad at the moment, so all my gifts of late are 'gift boxed'. I just LOOOVE making boxes!!!! And then the other day my youngest son came up to me and asked if he could show me how to make a box he had thought of.... And he did and I was SOOOO proud! He had worked it all out by himself, measuring in the same from each side and all, and where to cut and where to fold and where to stick it I said, I was very proud and more importantly very impressed!!!!

Anyway back on track... I made two of these little boxes (above) with 6 small Cherry Ripes inside each, and I made two of these (below) with a block of chocolate in each. I just love sitting and working it all out so that the item fits in nicely and neatly.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Anyone for 'Cake'????

I know I'm way behind with my blogging, especially with the things from my last workshop, but I promise I will get there. Here is my crowning glory from the day!!!!

I was SOOOOO very proud of myself. These were the thank you gifts for my girls and inside each 'slice' there was two little incentive stamps, a piece of red ribbon and a chocolate. At first I didn't think that I would get it done, then I also considered doing something entirely different ('cause I was WAY running out of time!)but I am and was, so glad I decided to go ahead with it.(even if I started and finished at an ungodly hour!)

I have wanted to try one of these ever since my good friend Jacqui (and one of my wonderful regulars - Hi Jacqui!!!!) showed me some gorgeous 'slices' that she had made plus a picture off the net of a whole cake. The template I have used is from Victorine Originals and it all went together just perfectly! I also placed a piece of artificial holly in the centre to cover the hole but forgot to take another photo.

I must say it was certainly well worth it with the reactions that I got from the girls. I'm so very glad that they liked them considering that I have done them to say thank you for their wonderful and continued support.

Supplies Used:
Season of Joy.
Inks: Old Olive.
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, DS paper from Dashing.
Extras: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sticky Strip, Ribbon.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I am so lucky :-))

Hi - just a quick post to show the pressies that I got!!!! At our last workshop, one of my regular gals bought me a little thank-you gift - I was totally stoked!!! The darling Jacqui (Hi again Jacqui LOL) bought me the flowers in the vase and the little card, all of which she made!!!..... Then today when I dropped her order off to her, she gave me the two little Chrissy decos (made from the scallop punch) to hang on my tree.

Now don't get me wrong, I don't expect anything from my girls.... just the fact they come along and hopefully have a great time is more than enough for me... but it was really nice.....

And another regular, (Hi Cheree :-)) also gave me this little beaded Chrissy tree deco that she and her 8 year old daughter had made for me. As I said, I am so lucky....

Something Quick...

What I really love about paper crafts/card making, is how quick it is to make a beautiful inexpensive, but very impressive (if I might say so myself LOL) thank you gift for someone.

An hour before drama class last week I remembered that it was the last one for the year (you ask how can I forget that???) and I had really wanted to get something for the teacher. Soooo... quick as a wink, I whipped up this little envelope bag with matching gift card, filled the bag with a mix of chocs, minties and a candy cane.... and WAH LAH!!!! A lovely little thank you gift (which I might add, I was extremely proud of *{BIG grin}*

Supplies used:
Stamp sets:
So Swirly jumbo wheel, Season of Joy, So Many Sayings.
Inks: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate.
Card Stock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate.
Extras: Whisper White envelope, Whisper White love note, Brad, Ribbon, Punches: Scallop, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 circles, Word Window.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I cannot believe it!!! I have been given this award from a very talented and creative blogger, Leah. I am TOTALLY stoked to get this from Leah as she is an amazing card maker and very very inspirational!! Thank you soooo much, Leah. It truly is an honour to receive this from you!

So now I have to pass it on to 10 blogs that I consider 'extremely cool' (now I would like to add here that if I could Leah would be right up at the top of my list!!!!










Extreme Cards and Papercraft:

OMG that was hard!!!! There are sooooo many that I find inspirational!!!! It was SOOOO hard to pick just 10!!!! I love every one in my blog lists plus soooo many others that I have in my favourites LOL


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