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My Favourites for 2011

Here's a round up of my personal favourites for 2011. I've decided this year to include my favourite card/project, as well as my favourite easel card for each month.


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Bluebird's Proposal for Mojo #221

Bluebird's Proposal



I thought the card that I made on Christmas Eve would have been the last for the year but here I am blogging again for a Mojo Monday Challenge.

There's nothing like some new stamps, colouring pencils and accessories to get me back into the craft room.


Here's What I Used -
Stamp: Bluebird's Proposal (Gorjuss)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake (SU)
Colouring: Derwent Artists Pencils, Zest It Pencil Blend, Paper Stump
Accessories: Sweet Owl Premium Paper (First Edition Paper), Fiskars Embossing Border Punch - Eyelet Lace, Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Snowballs from Winter Set, frilly ribbon, Romantique Vintage Button (Prima), Dimensionals (SU)


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you pop back tomorrow night to see a round up of my favourite projects for 2011.

JAI Secret Santa

Just thought I'd share with you the goodies I received from my JAISecret Santa. Here they are all wrapped up. I couldn't wait to take all the beautiful little gifts out and explore a bit more.


A box full of ornaments which are hanging on our Christmas Tree ... some Victoria Lace Crochet Trim (my absolutely favourite ribbon) ... a container full of buttons, brads and other embellishments ... a card holder made from a gorgeous rosette, ribbon and clips which proudly displays my hand made Christmas cards that I received.



Check out this amazing punch art Santa with his lolly legs. I was told that it took 3 packets of M&M's to get enough red and green ones for this project. I wonder what happened to the rest? ;) + the beautiful Christmas card which helped me guess who my Secret Santa was. Up until that point, I didn't have a clue.


I'll finish off with my favourite project from all the hand made goodies, Christmas tea light holders made from the Ornament Punch and …

A Christmas Pudding Card

I've turned the cupcake die (PTI) into a Christmas Pudding to make my mum a special card for Christmas.

Christmas Puddings - Challenge #36 at the Lollipop Ladies
Bizzy Becs Store Blog Challenge - Christmas
To finish off blogging for 2011 (except for a round up of my favourites to see the year out), I've entered my very last Christmas Card in a challenge over at the Lollipop Ladies. The theme is Christmas Puddings. Seeing my mum makes a great Plum Pudding, I thought I'd 'make' her one too!

I have also entered this in the Bizzy Becs Store Blog Challenge and the theme is Christmas.



I haven't included a project recipe as I've really got to dash and start making the traditional cherry jelly and choc mint cheesecake for tomorrow, peel all the vegies and do a few little treats in preparation for Christmas Day. If you've got any questions about the card, just shoot me an email. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve.


PS: Thanks to Andrea and the Lollipop Ladies for r…

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

I used a combination of SU star and circle punches, Martha Stewart butterfly punches, Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies (Flower Pot), SU Stamp Set, Aviary for #2 and some Basic Rhinestones to quickly whip up these last minute Christmas Cards.

Colour palette: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive

Have a lovely Christmas Eve. I'm about to go and start the food preparation for tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stockings Over the Fireplace

Happy Christmas everyone!

Here's a little 3D card I made to give to my hubby for Christmas and I have entered it into 3 challenges this week!

I used the colours from Colour Q # 116which coincidentally are the same as thePlay Date Cafe Challenge #112.

Of course it was an absolute priority to play along with the very last challenge at Inkspirations(sniff, sniff) which is simply to showcase any Christmas creations.

I have used a template that I purchased fromCreations by AR called a 3D Fireplace Card.


Here it is with a little battery operated tea light inside (a gift from my JAI Secret Santa).

I didn't have Glorious Green so I used Garden Green instead.




Christmas Creations #100


Side View


Take the tea light out, open the top flap and fold it down flat ...


... and it fits nicely into a standard sized envelope ready to post.


My Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Joyeux Noel (Papermania), Stitched Stockings (SU), Stone (background stamp by Darkroom Door)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Lucky Limead…