Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our Creative Holiday Pursuits

Rose's swap
Jo's swap-quite a lot of work involved here...

Kim's gorgeous pocket card-which had a chocolate inside-you can see I ate that :)

Katie's swap

Trina's swap-too cute!

Sharon's swap

Stephanie's swap

My swap

Katie-my wonderful, and very talented upline, showed us how to make this card with the "Pattern Pieces" set from the new mini.

A few weeks ago, the Pretty-n-Ink team did a swap using stamps from the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue. I think we outdid ourselves-what gorgeous cards everyone came up with! And a double bonus to have to fabulous cards to get ideas from.

We also had a few days at the Coast at our favourite little spot-just relaxing, swimming, riding bikes, eating, and collecting shells-forget the housework-it's great to get away from it all just for a few days.

I had plenty of icing left over, so the kids had a turn decorating some of their own biscuits

I've been reading the sweetopia blog for a while now. I find so much creative inspiration from this gorgeous blog. This is my first try at making royal icing and decorating biscuits with it. I was very happy with the result, and in the future will try out some more challenging ideas with royal icing. I love that the icing completely dries and you can wrap the cookie up in a bag without the icing sticking to anything!
Ken gave me a Digital SLR camera for my birthday (although I suspect that he really wants to use it a LOT). Now you can expect to see some better photos in my posts...but for now, we are just playing around with the camera, and learning how it works.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More Easel Cards

I made these Thomas cards for a friend-who's child is having a Thomas birthday party soon. I used wrapping paper for Thomas (as it was easier than making him with punch art)

I also made this little "Japan" easel card for Harmony week recently-which we celebrated at the Preschool.
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