Saturday, December 31, 2011

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.














UStamp with Dawn and Friends ... JAI Team Member ... give me a die and I'll make an easel card with it ... Workshop Wow Demonstration ... exploring fabric ... playing around with Copics ... leaving SU and then JAI ... sums up 2011!

I am so thankful for the opportunities that came my way with DT work and in 2012 I'm looking forward to exploring the local market, experimenting with different colouring techniques, attempting to get 'published', going back to some old craft loves - knitting, crochet, teddy bear making, jewellery making etc.

Thank you to all those lovely people that left comments on my posts, sent emails and came and said 'hi' at SU events. I am so blessed to have met so many wonderful people in 2011. Bring on 2012 ...

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

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.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

JAI Secret Santa

Just thought I'd share with you the goodies I received from my JAI Secret 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 sprayed with Glimmer Mist.

Can you guess who my Secret Santa for 2011 was? Thank you so much - you are one clever, creative chick!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Christmas Pudding Card

I've turned the cupcake die (PTI) into a Christmas Pudding to make my mum a special card for 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 randomly selecting this entry for their prize which is a $10 gift voucher from Annabelle Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by,

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,

Friday, December 23, 2011

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 # 116 which coincidentally are the same as the Play 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 from Creations 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 Limeade
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Garden Green, Glitter White
Accessories: Stocking Builder Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and marker, Rhinestone, Bird Punch (leaves), Dimensionals, 3D Fireplace Card Template from Creations by AR

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get some crafting time in over the holiday break.
PS: Thank you to colourQ for the courtier award :)

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