Monday, December 26, 2011

Baby Card

Just thought I'd pop in and share a card that I made last month. My Mum asked me to make a card for a friend who had just a baby boy. She wanted greens and yellow and left the rest up to me. Here's what I came up with:

I went for a more contemporary feel and used old olive as the base, certainly celery and so saffron. I was really happy with the end result, and think the little boat is so cute! I think I'll have to make a few more of these for my own stash.

I hope every one had a great Christmas. I'm going on a little break from blogging, but will be back in the new year with some exciting news! Until then have a great New years!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011



I pray that you have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Thank you for your support so far, and I hope you can come by in the 
new year to see what I've been up to :)


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Quick Money Holder

Hi all, just a quick pop past, as things are busy, busy! I needed a quick money holder for my brother, so this is what I came up with:

This was super simple to make: I had my DSP folded into three's, then cut one panel in half to make the pocket.  I tied a ribbon around to keep it all together and added a sentiment. EASY!!  Hope you like it :)
Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 23, 2011

2012 Calendars

 I have been wanting to make these little calendars for a while, as I've seen them all over the internet. But I couldn't find any little calendars, until now.  I made 20 of these to give away to family members, and I tried to keep them pretty simple, knowing how many I had to make. This is them all packaged up ready to go:

I used paper from my stash and the "Beautiful wings" embosslit. My top note die certainly go a work out with these :) To finish these off I stuck a magnet on the back so that they could be hung on the fridge. I was so happy with how they turned out,  that I kept one for my fridge!

Here's a group shot:
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Owl

I'm back with another cute Christmas idea. I actually saw this idea from Kirsty Brown's site. I thought they were adorable and these sweeties will go to my Sister, so she is able to give to them to some special people.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Presents for my Family

Hi all! I hope your ready for Christmas!! I have been busy, so I'm going to have a bit to share with you before Christmas :) Last night I was up till late baking biscuits for my family and this morning I packaged them up. Here's what they look like:

I was pretty happy with how they turned out. The mug's are two different sizes and are from Big W. The sentiment is from "stamped for Christmas" by Annabelle stamps. A strip of Jolly Holiday DSP from Stampin up, a flower made from the Boho blossom punch and some bling to finish it off. I hope the recipients are happy with them as well! I'll be back soon to share some other projects that I've been working on. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Annabelle Stamps - Handmade Gifts

Over at Annabelle Stamps they have a great challenge to give some handmade gifts for Christmas. I had only just finished making these beauties, so I thought I'd share.

I'm not entirely sure what they are officially called, but I call them 'folded ornaments'. For all the details I just educated my self on you tube. I did make two in different colours, but I'll share that one later as it's for my Mum and I know that she sometimes looks at my blog :) I will say that they are time consuming in preparing the material, but once every thing is cut, ironed and ready to go they come together quite quickly. Hopefully I'll be able to make a few more for Christmas. 
Hope you have a great day and thanks for looking!

JAI 96 - Jut Add Tania!

I'm pretty stoked that I've found time to once again join in on this weeks Just Add Ink challenge. And what a great one it is... Just add Tania Gould. I have been following Tania's blog for a while and I think all her creations are stunning. I knew I had seen a few of her cards show casing the beautiful "Elements of style" stamp set so headed straight there.

You can find the card which inspired me here. I did change a few things, but kept the overall feel very much the same. I used old olive as my base and very vanilla for my stamped panel. I used crumb cake stamped off a few times for my background stamping and coloured my flowers in rose red and so saffron  with my blender pen. The 'happy birthday' is from "vintage labels" and stamped in soft suede. I'm pretty sure my card is smaller than Tania's as I didn't have as much room for a sentiment. I distressed my edges with my scissors and added some cream twine. I was also inspired to make the inside pretty, as I never seem to normally and I think it completes the look.
So after all of that I hope you can pop past Just Add Ink and join in and thanks to Tania for all the beautiful inspiration!
Thanks for looking