Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dashing Bags in Boxes

How cute are these! We made these with the Dashing DSP and Season of Joy stamp set at a recent workshop (hi girls!). I liked them so much I've made even more!! Just cant decide whether to give them to all the family on Christmas Day or the preschool teachers...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

We Have A Winner!

I know I said lunch time - but better late than never!!!
Thank you to the lovely ladies who left a comment on my last post. Yes you were right - all the projects featured products from the Spring Mini Catalogue - which as Tash pointed out, you can only get until the end of this month - only 15 days left. So if you'd love to get your hands on any of the beautiful stamps, papers, rub-ons, ribbons, stickers or die cuts, please email me.

I used random org to generate a winner:

Here are your random numbers:

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Congratulations to Leah who left comment number four. I'll be sending you some blog candy very soon!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Can You Guess?

I have some Blog candy up for grabs- all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your answer to this question: What do all the items I've made below have in common? I'll draw the winner at lunchtime on Saturday 15th November. Entry is open to everyone.

OK, here goes...first up we have a 'star box'

Next is a love note gift box set...

A triangle box (recent tutorial at SCS)...

A summer picnic inspired 'bag in a box' and box I made to keep all my Blooms die cuts in...

A very cute 'pizza box' I made and filled with Hershey's for an American friend...

And sadly I needed to make a sympathy card for my Mum last week who lost her much loved uncle...
So can you guess?
PS I meant to enter at least one of the 3D items in KristyJane's 'Anything but a card' challenge - but I missed the deadline - oops - sorry Kristy.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Christmas Windows

Windows, windows, and more windows! Everywhere I look there's window cards - I'll be happy if I don't make anymore for quite some time!!! Enough ranting...way back at regionals Linda Higgins demonstrated some really cool window cards - I mentioned them in this post here. I was very impressed with how easy these are to make and yet how effective. I thought they'd make great Christmas cards with a bit of a twist to teach my customers. My enthusiasm may have gone a little over the top though - here is just SOME of the Christmas window cards I've made or taught recently...

Sorry some of the photos are really crappy.

If you'd like more info on these cards please leave me a comment or email.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sandy Claws is coming to town...

As promised here's a couple more of the Chrissy cards I've made lately.
These are two of the cards we made at my Christmas card SAS last Saturday. Sorry the photos aren't very good.
Stamps: Crab & Co, By the Sea (wheel - retired)
Ink: Sahara sand, black stazon
Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Old Olive, More Mustard, Whisper White
Other: Stampin Write markers, Real red buttons
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Many Merry Messages
Ink: Always Artichoke, versamark
Paper: Holiday harmony DSP, Naturals Ivory, Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke
Other: Heat & Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon

I made one of these candy cane holders for all the girls who came along to my class. The Santa made with the scallop punch is so cute! Here's a link to Tinkerin-in-ink with Tanya's tutorial if you want to make some yourself.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Cards by the truck load!

I feel like I've made so many Christmas cards lately! I've had a few workshops and classes on lately, and of course it is that time of year! Not that I'm complaining!! I haven't had a chance to take photos of all of them yet, but here's a couple from way back at WCMD!...

This one was one of the cards the ladies at my WCMD class made. It uses the Christmas tree from Fun & Fast Notes. The Merry Christmas label is from Party Punch (hostess set). The colours are inspired by the Holiday Harmony DSP's used (River rock, Always Artichoke and Purely Pomegranate) and I used the crimper to add some dimension to this one.

This one was a super quick 'One Sheet Wonder' I was playing around with for a class but didn't end up using. You just stamp an A4 sheet then cut into quarters to make card fronts for 4 cards. Here I used the poinsettia and swirl from Season of Joy in Always artichoke and Bravo Burgundy on Very vanilla card. You then just tear away the front of the Artichoke card, stick the stamped card front behind it, finish with some ribbon and a greeting and you're done!! I also decorated an envelope for this one.

Thinking of WCMD, I know it was ages ago, but I meant to show you the gorgeous treat baskets I made for the girls who came along. They were made from an SCS tutorial and I just love them! As per my WCMD theme I used the Holiday harmony DSP, no two were the same. Here's one of them...

and here's a pic of some of them on the table when the girls arrived for the class...

I'll be back tomorrow with some more Chrissy cards...