Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to pop past and say:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Thanks for visiting my little piece of blog land,
I truly appreciate your comments and support over the past year.
Looking forward to sharing with you in the new year.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Punch Board Crackers

Good morning, thought I'd pop past real quick and share these little cuties.

I made them with the envelope punch board. I got the instructions from Connie Collins and they use the  Winter Frost DSP stack. I wanted to use silver bells, but couldn't find any, so gold it is. The sentiment is from the Jolly Jingles wheel, which I have cut out and mounted and I believe it's on sale now through the clearance rack.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Teachers Gifts

Good evening, or actually it's good early morning :) I've been up trying to get a few things done (been working on some bon-bons made with the envelope punch board - I'll share them later)

Anyway, I have a quick project to share with you. I made these for each of my DD's teachers this year and the teachers loved them!

They are little note holders. I made them using an IKEA frame, placed some retired dsp in the frame and finished it off with a clip - super easy and quick!

I went super clean and simple for the packaging - a white paper bag, some retired ribbon and tag and I was done. I was really happy with how these turned out and it's always a bonus when the recipients love them just as much. 

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Secret Santa Gift

Hi! Wow, it's been a long time since I have posted anything other that design work! I am creating, but I have been naughty and forgotten to take photos to share and being in the thick of Christmas season, time seems to get away from me :)

Anyway, I'm apart of a fabulous group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators and this is the gifts I sent to my secret santa.

This box was a bought one, which I wrapped with a belly band to hold the lid on.

The flower was made with lots of layers of two scallop circles, which I have crunched for texture and the bag has some leftover circles from the box (which were stitched together) and I finished it off with the motif from  Happy Day stamp set.

And finally my card, this was a re-create from this one I did earlier in the year. I love this simple design. My colours were cherry cobbler, old olive and whisper white and the DSP is season of style - love this stuff :)

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Clearance Blitz!

Just a quick update,
Clearance rack is now open for business!
But jump in quick as these amazing offers are only while stocks last. 
You can click and go to my online store or click the 'shop now' button on the side bar.
I hope you can take advantage of this amazing opportunity!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

TSOT Holiday Tag

Hi, it's time again for another installment of Try Stampin' On Tuesday and this week we have something different for you. We have all created a tag and have a short tutorial for you, to give you a few ideas with the lead up to Christmas.

Here's my tag:

And my tutorial:

1. Die cut tag in old olive cardstock.
2. Layer a cherry cobbler piece 7.5 cm x 8 cm.
3. Layer whisper white card 7.3 cm x 8 cm.
4. Adhere a strip of cherry cobbler 3 cm x 8 cm along the bottom.

5. Adhere a strip of Seasons of Style DSP 2.6 cm, x 8 cm over cherry cobbler strip.

6. Using the bird punch, punch out a pile of the leaves. How many you punch put depends on how full
    you want your Christmas tree to look.

7. Starting with 4 leaves, start glueing them onto the right hand side of the tag. I like to use liquid glue
    for this job. Build up your tree until you are happy with it. Snip a small strip of soft suede and glue
    under leaves to create trunk. Glue on silver pearls to finish tree.

 8. Stamp sentiment onto whisper white and trim. Flag cut the ends and adhere to top of your tag as

And the finished tag. I hope you like it and find the tutorial useful.

If you need more inspiration then head to here and see the other designers creations.

Thanks for looking.