Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stylish Simplicity.....

Hi all - Here is a card I made for a friend's mum's 6oth birthday (duh...) - I have cased the design from here. I fell in love with that card and had cased it for a sympathy card also. (I had also double mounted that card so I had somewhere to tie the ribbon around) My friend wanted something similar but wanted it longer to be able to include some pamphlets inside. Even though the colours don't show to well I have used Bravo Burgundy (60th) and trimmed it with gold cardstock. IRL if really was stylish and beautiful. (If I do say so myself LOL)

Ps: Wouldn't it make a beautiful wedding card also......

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christmas Cards....

Hi all - here are the two Chrissy cards that I made to give out....

The first one is a Snow Globe design. There are a lot of these ideas floating around on the net and when I first saw them I really wanted to give it a go. They are a bit fiddly but fun still to make, as well as being a nice 'WOW' card to give out. The instructions for a Snow Globe card can be found here.

I made 9 or 10 of these cards and gave them out to the girls I work with.

I went to an all day scrapbooking/cardmaking get-together with some friends (one where you take our own stuff and do your own thing) and made 28 of this next card (two of each colour) and gave these out to my customers and a couple of other people.... I got the idea from here. I really loved the simplicity of the design......

Saturday, January 8, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Part 2....

Hi again - Here are the last two photos I managed to find....

The box with the magnolia flower was for '5 Golden Rings' which I changed to Golden Balls and put 5 Ferrero Roches inside. For me, this was the 'prize' prize LOL as I LOVE these flowers!!!
And I FINALLY found a template on the net to make the birds in the latest SU catalogue and made four of them for '4 Calling Birds' which I changed to '4 Curly Birds'. Except for the beak/mouth area they were quite easy.... but that area was another story!!! LOL

12 Days of Christmas....

Hi all - How are you are going and "Happy New Year" to you all - Hoping this year brings you all much love, happiness and prosperity!!!!

Just this last year past (I can say that now LOL) I pa
rticipated in our annual 'Secret Santa two weeks of fun' at work. We were given our SS and then for the last two weeks before the holidays we could chose to give them small gifts with clues for them to try and guess whose theirs was b
efore the big pressy giving day on the last day. Mine I knew was into all sorts of crafts (lucky me) so I decides to do a modified '12
Days of Christmas' for her. With help from my hubby and anoth
er friend we came up with some different things - but didn't get photos of all the things :(

The first thing I gave her was '12 Chicken Drummies' and I made a little box and put in 12 (yes only 12) of the little mini cracker biscuits that a
re shaped like chicken legs.

Next day I gave her this over-sized Christmas cracker w
ith 11 Chocolate wafer pipes. (on the tin they are called wafer sticks)
I printed the tags on the computer and cut them out with my Big Shot - I put the same tag on every one with whatever it was supposed to be, crossed out, with the new item written above it like in the picture.

For 10 Lords a Leaping, I changed Lords to frogs and filled this Santa box with 10 Freddo frogs. I got the idea for this box from here.
This is what I made for '9 Ladies Dancing' and this is where I realized maybe I had bitten off more than I could chew LOL... (I was making each item the night before) Anyway I decided I would make 9 dollies dancing but none of my friends who owned a Cri-cut had a dolls pattern (one friend could get it the next day for me but that was too late) ....... Soooo since I had my heart set on this idea (and I couldn't think of anything else that would go)....... I sat up till all hours making these from scratch!!! I found a picture and cut out each doll, each hair, each legs, each, leotard, each skirt... (don't you think that the vellum skirt was a nice touch) and then I glittered along the edge of each skirt and waist and hair bun.
I'm sure I took photos of all but the first and last but I only have the ones here plus two others which I have since found but am struggling to get them to go where I want them to go on here so will do them as a seperate post. AARGH!!!! - frustrating!!!!

Also..... since posting again I am having no end of trouble with my post, eg: half the writing one size and half another size and no amount of highlighting and clicking will change it!!!! AAAARGH!!!!!

I had my Christmas wish post all in different sizes and colours and really pretty on the posting screen and then I posted it and it was just small normal writing. I tried re-doing it from scratch and nope.... no changes :( don't cope when things don't work like they should....

I'm to the point of not blogging because I really can't cope with things like that!! LOL

Anyone with suggestions would be greatly appreciated... :)


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