Thursday, 30 December 2010

Gift Card Holders

I'm back again after my Christmas break! We had a wonderful Christmas at my daughter Hayley's home, we stayed for a few more days after Christmas too. The weather was a bit cold for the beach, but it was a lovely break for us both. I think my grand-daughter received enough new toys to stock a new store, but it was just priceless seeing her reactions to everything. I hope you all had an amazing Christmas too! We've been home for a few days now, but I've been busy shopping at the post Christmas sales, I usually stock up on Christmas papers, ribbons etc. for next year while they're on, I even bought a couple of gifts for next Christmas too......just hope I don't forget by the time next Christmas comes around.

Here's a few gift card holders that were quick and easy to make. I did find a tutorial on them, but ended up altering them to better suit me anyway. The papers are from Kaisercraft's 'Be Jolly' 6x6 card pad, the greetings are rub-on's by Imaginesce. No stamping on these babies! I totally forgot to take a photo of the card insides!

Edited to add: The link to the tutorial I found these on is HERE at Dawn's Stamping Studio. I did alter the dimensions slightly and used cord/twine for closing 2 of my gift card holders - I adhered the die-cuts to the top flap in those ones.

We're heading into the city tomorrow night to spend New Year's Eve in a hotel so we can go out and see the fireworks up close. We don't usually do anything much for New Year's Eve so this will be something different! Hope you all have a Happy New Year!!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas Trees

Hi everyone, I'm madly trying to get my Christmas preparations done before we head down to Torquay tomorrow (Christmas Eve) for Christmas at my daughter, Hayley's home. I spent yesterday baking some Christmas cookies, I still have to decorate one batch of them and find time to wrap presents! I think I will be having a late night tonight!

Today's card uses Sketch #95 from Card Patterns. I used the tree stamp from Annabelle Stamps Whoo Loves Christmas stamp set and coloured it with Copic Markers. I also added a little Stickles glitter to the baubles and used some Distress Ink around the edges. The DP is by Basic Grey from an older range, cardstock is Stampin' Up and Bazzil (lighter green). I also used some Sprinkles from Annabelle Stamps, a Fiskars border punch, the greeting is a Making Memories rub-on and the organza ribbon is recycled from a gift.

Since I won't be back here until after Christmas, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all my blog readers a very merry Christmas with your families, I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Treat Bags

Hi everyone, I'm back today with a quick beyond the page project. Whilst I'm having a bit of a holiday from chemo treatment at the moment, I still have to have my porta-cath flushed every 6 weeks, so I had to have that done on Monday. I made these treat bags for the Day Oncology staff as a thank you for their care over the last year.

I used a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers by Diana Gibbs for her Box in a Bag. This is such an easy project, I made four of them in an afternoon.

I used patterned papers by Kaisercraft (swirly pattern) and Basic Grey (green), I used glittery stickers on one side of the bag and stamped some tags for the other side using stamps from Justrite Stampers Just Cookin' set. I've also used Fiskars border punch,Stampin' Up Round Tab punch, as well as circle and scallop circle Nestabilities and assorted ribbons. There is a close-up of one of the bags in the photo below.

I did also make a couple of larger boxes using the same papers and cardstock and filled them with goodies, but forgot to take a photo of them!

It's a glorious day here today, so I hope you are having a lovely day wherever you are today!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Naughty or Nice?

Hi, I'm back again with my second post for today! I recently purchased some fun digital images from Bugaboo Stamps, there are some hilarious images and quotes over there. This card uses the fun character, JJ. I've coloured her with Copic Markers, the patterned paper is by Kaisercraft. I'm entering this for Bugaboo Stamps challenge blog, Catch the Bug - the theme this week is Anything Goes.

OK, that's it for today! I think I'm getting near the end of my Christmas card list now, just have to hurry up and get them sent out. Hope you have a great day and thanks for visiting here today!

Card Patterns Sketch #93

Hi there, I'm back again with another Chrissy card! This one uses Sketch #93 from Card Patterns. I used the same Inkadinkado stamp that I used for THIS CARD, but this time I stamped it onto some Stampin' Up Kraft cardstock and coloured it with Prismacolor Markers.

I'll be back again soon with another card to post, I've been so busy making cards lately I haven't had time to post them all yet.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Teddy Christmas

Hello, I'm back again with another Christmas card! I've made this one for my little grand-daughter, her favourite toy is her white bunny, or Munny as she calls him, so this image was perfect for her.

The stamp is from Stamp-It (Australia) and I've coloured it with Copic Markers and a white gel pen. The design paper is from Kaisercraft and the greeting is a die-cut sticker by Francheville.

I made this for two challenges - the sketch is from AnnaBelle Stamps and I've used the theme from Teddy Stampers of Christmas Teddies.

Thanks for stopping by today, it's going to be a real stinking hot day here. Hope you have a great weekend wherever you are!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Snowflake card

Hi everyone, back with a quick post of another Christmas card. For this card I used the Simply Saturday sketch from Andrea's Stampin' Moments blog.

Stamps used are Fiskars snowflake border and Pink Paislee greeting. I like the softness of the Versamagic Sea Breeze ink that I used. The large snowflake is a cuttlebug cut and emboss die, the small snowflake is punched with a Carl punch, silver cardstock is embossed with Swiss Dots folder. I inked the large snowflake, then glittered it with Diamond Dust.

OK, that's it for now! Hope you like my card.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Oh Christmas Tree!

I've decided I really need to hurry up and get my Christmas cards done, so I'll be hanging out in my craft room for the next few days. There are so many challenges that I want to do this week, so I've combined three challenges to make this card. I've used the sketch #51 from Papertake Weekly blog, the theme from Daring Cardmakers - Spots and Stripes, and The Pink Elephant blog theme of using the colours RED, BLUE and GREEN.

I used the tree stamp from the 'Hooo Loves Christmas' stamp set from AnnaBelle Stamps. I stamped it onto some grungy green Kaisercraft designer paper, coloured the baubles with a red PrismaColor marker and put some Dimensional Magic over them to give more dimension. The spotty and stripy papers are from the Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival 6 x 6 paper pad, the greeting is a rub-on by Imaginesce and I've added some white grosgrain ribbon, some aqua satin ribbon and some skinny red satin ribbon finished with a bow. The blue and red cardstock are from Pedigree Papers.

Thanks for looking, hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with another card!

Ten Two Studios Holiday Printables Countdown

Lisa Vollrath of Ten Two Studios is again hosting her annual Holiday Printables Countdown from December 1st to December 25th. The first two days are up already, you can download them HERE. Don't forget to leave a link on your blog if you download the images.