Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Prepartions

Today we have been tidying, sorting and moving furniture in prep for tomorrow.
We have my family coming from Christchurch and will be staying over night.
Savannah and I have been working on the table for tomorrows Christmas Dinner.
 We will have 14 around the table tomorrow evening for Dinner.
 Our colour combo is Pacific Point, Real Red and Very Vanilla.
 The wine glass and the name place I pinned on Pinterest.
 I love this idea and it was super easy to prepare.
I used Four Frames Stamp Set and stamped in Pacific Point and used Real Red Marker to write the name.
 This a task I gave to Savannah to prepare, it's very effective a small bauble and a length of Very Vanilla Ribbon.
 I love my candle holders, I coiled up some beads and added a silk rose.
I love it.
 Here's our tree.
This is the tags I have made for this Christmas.
Have a great tomorrow.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Secret Santa

My SS was Amanda Kennedy.
I received a questionnaire that Amanda has filled in.
On this Amanda said here favorite colours were pink and pastels and her dislikes was green.
As most of you know I struggle with pink and pastels and my favorite colour is green.
So I had to get out of my comfort zone.
Here's what I created for her.
 This is the Christmas Card that I made for her.
 I used Sahara Sand Textured, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla Card, with Letters to  Santa Quick Accents. 
The stampsets I used were Winter Post, Parlor Prints and Many Merry Messages.
This the Christmas Planner I made for her.
It was a tutorial from 'I heart the holidays' round of Ustamp with Dawn and Friends.
Melissa Huie was the designer.
 I used Pink Pirouette as the main colour accented with Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Letters to Santa Quick Accent.
There is 4 tags in the front pocket.
Gift list, the pocket on the other can be used for recipes or receipts etc.
 In the middle pocket are some tag so Amanda can make list.
Melissa had menu ideas on these.
More places for lists.
The back cover and more tags.
I enjoyed making this for Amanda, and I know she really liked it.
So going out of my comfort zone can be good.
I will now wish you all a very Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Secret Santa

I joined the ESAD (Australian and NZ Demonstrators group on facebook) Secret Santa swap, today was reveal day.
Here is the parcel that arrived on Saturday from the lovely Julie Fettes.
 My box of goodies.
 Unpacked goodies.
 Beautiful Christmas Reef using Deck the Hall Fabric.
I adore this felted angel. I taught myself to needle felt, but have only done flat projects. 
Julie you have inspired me to do a 3d project. I will make it my holiday project.
 Mr and Mrs Claus, these are too cute.
 Julie has used Top Note Die and various punches to make these.
We filled out a form with likes and dislikes and a wish list.
Part of the swap was Stampin' Up product.
Here's what Julie got me, Timeless Portrait Fabric, Designer Frames Embossing folders, Champagne and Silver Stampin' Glass Glitter.
Thanks Julie, I really love it.
Go check her Blog HERE.
I will be back soon with what I made for my Secret Sister.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Were oh were...

...have the last three weeks gone?
I am working for the Elections Advance Voting, I will be at Timaru Girls High on the day as Enquiry Officer so I will the person wearing the lovely orange vest directing people answering questions and helping with the smooth running of the place, then I will be at HQ as admin support afterward for about 10 days.
When I haven't been working I have been help a friends son and also learning the ropes at the Mountianview High School Uniform Shop.
If I have been home I have been doing things around home or in the garden.
So there hasn't been much time for crafting, to be honest I have been lacking inspiration.
I did find time to get my swaps done for tonights Team Meeting, which I unable to atteend (very sad).
We were asked to used the 'Stitched stocking Stamp Set and Punch.
 We were also asked to think outside the square, which just stumped me.
I have seen lots of different things done with it on different blogs, but I didn't want to case.
 So here is what I came up with circles.
 These are Christmas Decorations or they could be tags on your gifts.
lollipop Accordian Flowers are very easy to made, I found them on Pinterest.
All you need is 2 strips of DSP, Scoring Tool, Crop-A-Dile and some Bakers Twine.
 I have used Letters to Santa DSP, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride Cardstock.
Add a bit of Ribbon and Bling and wallah you have it.
Sorry about the photos, they were taking on my phone.
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Only read on if you are prepared to get addicted.
There's a few of us on FB who are addicted.
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You sign up, then you start pinning or repinning
Go and have a look for yourself, HERE.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Mum

Yesterday was my Mum's Birthday.
 Here's the card I made her.
I cased this from Vicky Hayes a demo in the UK.
 I have used 'Nature Walk', 'Aviary', 'Thoughts and Prayer' and 'Create a Cupcake' Stamp Sets.
The bird cage is embossed with white embossing powder.
The colour combo is Always Artichoke, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.
I used the smallest flower from Boho Blossom Punch.
I like to tie the inside of the card to the outside.
Mum loved it.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Last Saturday

Was Paul's (DH) mother's birthday.
So we decided we would surprize her, so Friday Savannah and Paul made her a carrot birthday cake.
Saturday we drove to Christchurch to see her.
She loved her surprize.
 Here's the card I made for her.
I have used 'Just Believe and Bring on the Cake' Stamp Sets.
Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Whisper colour combo.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Deck the Halls Handbag

 When I made Julia's handbag I also made another in 'Deck the Halls' Fabric.
 I love love love this fabric, the colours are gorgeous.
I used Blossom Party Die to make the clasp.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Golden Wedding

Another couple from church celebrated a very special Anniversary.
Bett and Earl have been married 5o years earlier in the month, we celebrated it last Sunday at church.
Here's the card I made for them (sorry the photos not the best).
I used 'Four Frames' and 'Under the Big Top' Stamp Sets.
The colour combo is Soft Suede, So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy and Very Vanilla with Mocha Morning Specialty DSP.
I used 5/8' Organza Ribbon and I dyed it with Bravo Burgundy Reinkers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Secert Sister Swap

The other day I showed you what I recieved from my Secert Sister, I told you that I thought I knew who my SS was well I was right with my guess it was Debbie Dawson go check out her blog HERE, Debbie does lots of beautiful quilts.
My SS was the lovely Julia Leece, who I met at The Big Day Out in Auckland in August.
Julia favourite colours are Black, Red and White, her favourite chocolate is Pineapple Lumps.
So it is Pineapple Lumps inside the gift.
This is the card I made her.
Heres the inside, I used the 'Faith in Nature' Hostess Stamp Set.
 I made Julia this gorgeous reversible handbag, Julia loves handbags.
 I used Timeless Portait Fabric.
 Heres a close up of the clasp, I love these buttons which I got from a local shop.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Secret Sister Swap

Over at Crafters Anonymous I took part in a Secret Sister Swap.
Today is the day we can show what we received.
I love what I received, thank you SS.
 I think I know who sent it to me, I will wait and see if I am right.
 I received a Notebook covered in striped DSP, I adore striped DSP.
The dark chocolate peanut slabs were very yummy and didn't last long at all.
The candles are vanilla scented and my craftroom smells lovely with them in it.
 Here's the beautiful card that I received.
This bag is lovely, I love the fabric, and will come in very handy.
I am going to take a copy of this, to make toilet bags for the family.
Thanks very much SS.