Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Wreaths and Such

Some stamp-pressed, glazed, gingerbread cookies









Here are some more cards I've been creating... Why does it seem that the inspiration comes when you are busy? Or a creative thought "pops" into your head as you are literally walking out the door? I am learning the value of jotting down ideas to create later...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

December Frenzy Stampin' Up! special

From 1st-29th December you can get up to 50% off these great Stampin' Up! products during the December Frenzy Sale! Contact me to order any of these fabulously discounted items...

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A Little Treat Wood -Mount Stamp Set

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A Little Treat Clear-Mount Stamp set

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Tote-Ally Tess Wood-Mount Stamp Set

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Daisy Dash Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel

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Baby Bundle Wood-Mount Stamp set

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Autumn Days Wood-Mount Stamp set

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Pendant Park Clear-Mount Stamp set

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Tart & Tangy Wood-Mount stamp set

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Fresh Cuts Wood-Mount Stamp set

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Wonderful Favourites Wood-Mount stamp set

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Heard from the Heart Wood-Mount Stamp set

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Teeny Tiny Sentiments

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Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker

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Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Marker

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Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Marker

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So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker

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Regal Rose Stampin' Write Marker

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Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker

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Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker

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Small Cello Bags

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Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware

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Circle Scissor Plus

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Kind-Heart Wood-Mount Stamp set

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Scallop Circle Cards and more...






Some recent creations-just trying a new layout or colour combo can be a much needed challenge...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Kids' Birthday Cards







Well we've had a run of little people's parties lately-and I thought I'd make a special card for their birthdays. I made the Pooh and Piglet card using the owl punch. I've been trying to use my punches for more than creating just the obvious (in this case-an owl). I suppose you could also make Mr Owl to add to the Hundred Acre Wood collection-but I'm not too sure about Tigger and Roo...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas projects


Not really Christmas cards...but I was trying out a wee bit of water colouring, and the very cute "Take a Sip" wheel


Some teacher gifts for the kids' fabulous teachers


Punch-art rudolf made using the owl punch

Flower Brooch made using the "Flower Folds" die


Stained glass technique-one of my favourite techniques.

Tea light candle holder made using the "Flower Folds" die-I'll have to get creative with this die as you can cut all sorts of material with it-like fabric, thin metal, and chip board! This tea light holder would make a gorgeous accent to any Christmas table ...


Since Christmas is just around the corner, I have been busily creating cards and gifts... here are some of my more recent projects for your inspiration.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Male Cards for Stamp Club

I made this Christmas-y cake as a little treat box for the ladies to take home with them-there are many a template available online to create these gorgeous cakes in various styles/sizes

I CASED this gorgeous owl card from Tenealle Williams' blog, and we ended up maing a slight alteration by replacing the bow with a strip of Designer Series Paper (matching the striped piece)-this made it look a bit more masculine. I love Tenealle's work-she is a genuine artisan!


I saw this card on Karen Thomas' blog-and loved it straight away-so I CASED this design-she does some gorgeous work-check out her blog...


We have just had our last Stamp club for the year as from now on the Christmas festivities make life pick up it's pace... We made our Christmas cards earlier this year so that we all had enough time to create them before Christmas. So for our final class we made masculine cards-as had been requested.

Friday, November 12, 2010

So Shelli Creative Christmas Challenge






Here are my two entries for the So Shelli Christmas-y Creative Challenge...
Would you believe, I have never made a Santa Card before. The reason for this being that we Celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas, our Saviour who came to earth to save us. And Christmas is a great opportunity to remember the ultimate sacrifice that was paid on our behalf-so Santa-you don't fit the bill! But, I was trying to make a Christmas card using my red, green, and White Jelly beans, and the sweet treat cups. And I came across the rather cute Punch-art on Patti Lee's blog-and I thought I'd make a fat Santa with jelly beans in his tummy. So here it is...


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Elements of Style" Gold emboss card



I'm lovin' this "Elements of Style" stamp set. I love the dainty and yet stylish flourishes that are so versatile in this set. I thought I'd put to use some gold embossing powder I had, but hadn't used much recently, some shimmer paint (hard to see in the photo), and some pearls.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Notebook and Pencil Holder



I found this notepad and pencil holder on Nicole Heady's blog -the instructions and download-able template are on her blog too. I cut the note pad to size because I couldn't find a notepad with the dimensions for the one on Nicole's blog. Next time, I think I will just use a larger notepad and change the dimensions of the template. A rather nifty thankyou gift if I do say so myself!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pretty-n-ink Christmas Card Swap

I made this card yesterday, when I was trying out this card layout/the new shimmery paint
I will be using shimmery paint again-I love it!


The Very Talented, Guru-Katie's swap :)


J. Allen's lovely Top Note Swap

My swap-which I think you've seen before on my blog

Jane G's lovely vintage-y swap using the "Welcome Christmas" stamp set


A Gorgeous swap by the very talented Rose Y.

This Glittery number created by the lovely Sharon H.



Here are some beauties from our Pretty-n-Ink Christmas swap last night...and the gorgeous little scratch-n-sniff card that Katie demo'd (and we all got to make) He smells of ginger and cinnamon-V cute!
 
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