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.