Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas peeps!

Vintage Santa

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas day, filled with family & friends....The important things in life! xxx

Today's post has been scheduled so that l can do just that, spend a wonderful day with my wonderful hubby, beautiful children, grand babies & family, enjoying the fact that I'm privileged to be able to so, but also remember the ones in my life that are no longer here in person, but still remembered always....Love & Miss you Mum. xxx

I wanted to share with you just how spoilt I've been. Today is a special day for l mentioned in an earlier post, l am a "Christmas Day Baby" and today is a big birthday..:0)  These are some of the beautiful handmade Christmas & Birthday gifts given to me by some uber talented friends, not all paper craft, but incredibly clever....I absolutely love each one and have been blown away by their thoughtfulness and generosity...Thanks girls!

"Merry Christmas & a very happy 2014 to you all"

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Festive Flourishes.........12 Days of Christmas!

Today's share is some pretty and very sparkly Christmas day bling. I have seen so many beautiful pieces of jewellery made with Stampin Up's Festive Flourish embellishments and decided l needed some Christmas sparkle just for me!
Jewellery making is another of the many hobbies l like to dabble in and l do love anything "Vintage" in style, so these beautiful snowflakes were perfect to use as feature pieces on a bracelet.

Day: 12

This is the final project in my "12 Days of Christmas" post's, but l will have one more share tomorrow!

"Thanks for stopping by & I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, filled with much love & laughter"
Keep safe and I'll see you all in 2014!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Bigz Bow Angel...12 Days of Christmas!

So who's feeling a little nut's at the minute with pre-Christmas prep? I have to say that for once I'm cool, calm & collected....really unusual l must say. Generally about now I'm running all over, shopping for last minute gifts & food, but this year my lovely family have decided to take over all of the food prep and my baby girl (26yrs) is hosting Christmas day at her place. They all got together and decided that being a "Christmas Day Baby" it was time l got to relax on my Birthday and they would do it all...woohoo, how lucky am l!

Today's project is so far out of left field for me, l just don't do cutesy! But after seeing so many of these popping up on Pinterest lately, l decided to make one as a gift tag for my little angel....Speaking of "Ivy Adele"...She is such a little cutie and growing up so fast! How clever are my girls (bragging rights here), one made this little cherub and the other her sweet little Vintage fabric sundress.

Day: 11

I'm not sure where this idea originated and there are so many versions around, l won't give any one person credit...but l do thank you all for the inspiration.

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted!
(non SU skin card stock & doily)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Calm Christmas in Neutrals....12 Days of Christmas!

Hey there!...Today I'm sharing some Christmas cards made with "Calm Christmas" using all Neutrals and some lovely gold foil card. They are CAS in style and the soft textures from the Naturals White & Crumbcake card stocks give them an almost rustic yet modern feel.
I used a couple of layouts and alternated the embossing folders to mix it up a bit. As l was making quite a few and don't do repetition all that well..:0)

Day: 10

Did you spy the sneak peek goody soon to be released in the upcoming Salebration promotion?
So many fabulous "New" must haves coming in January!

"Thanks for stopping by"
All Supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted!
(non SU twine)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Envelope Punch Board Box.....12 Days of Christmas!

Today's project is a cute little box, made with the Envelope Punch Board and as with my previous post, l used the Mosaic punch to create a faux poinsettia. My original post with instructions can be found Here
The box measurements are a 9"x 9" piece of card stock, which created a 3-3/4"x 3-3/4"x 2" box.

Day: 9

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Just Add Ink #196.....& 12 Days of Christmas!

Welcome to this years final Just Add Ink challenge for 2013. 

Thank you so much to everyone that has stopped by my blog and left such lovely comments throughout the year, they are always appreciated and often inspire me to keep creating. xxx

So our challenge for you this week, is to "Just Add Christmas"  and it works in perfectly with my 12 Days of Christmas theme too!
So here is my project for this week and also my 12 days of Christmas share for Day 8:

These are a couple of gifts l made for 2 very special ladies, that have kept me sane and made me laugh so often  throughout the year and I'm so grateful to have them in my life and call them friends. xxx

The DT girls have pulled out all stops for this week and their projects are fabulous! Although it's a super busy few days ahead for most of us, we hope you can play along and share your projects too!...Don't forget this challenge will stay open for 2 weeks, to give you a chance to load up those Christmas goodies once the festivities have settled.

"Thanks for stopping by & Merry Christmas to you"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Owl Punch Santa...12 Days of Christmas!

Today's project was created for the front of a gift bag for my ever so crafty niece Cassidy. We recently spent a lovely day crafting together in my studio and as she loves all things "Owl" she spent most of her time making some very cute Owl Birthday cards for all of her friends....So l bet you can guess what l bought her for Christmas...:0) And of course l just had to adorn her gift bag with the appropriate type of owl!

Day: 7

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted!
(Googly eyes from my stash)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Giant Bonbon......12 Days of Christmas!

Afternoon Blog friends!...Today's project is a super huge Bonbon. While playing with my Envelope Punch Board from SU and making some itty bitty bonbons last week, l got to wondering if l could make a large one, big enough to hold a more substantial gift, so of course l just had to try...and Yay!  It worked.

I started with a sheet of 12"x 12" card stock and using my Score Board, l scored @ 2-3/4", 5-1/2", 8-1/4" & 11" then rotated it and scored @ 2", 2-1/4" & 2-1/2" on both ends.
Using the Envelope Punch Board, l lined up at the 2-1/4" mark & punched along each of the fold lines.
Due to the large size, l needed to cut 2x 2-1/2" extra pieces of card stock to block the ends.

Day: 6

Don't you love it when something works & it's such a great size too!

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted!
(non SU twine)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bird Builder Wreath....12 Days of Christmas!

Afternoon stampers!....Today's project was one l had been wanting to try for a couple of years and finally it was achieved. Although a little fiddly, it wasn't too bad time wise and gave me an opportunity to play with the Expressions Thinlits and some of the lovely shiny Foil card stock I've been hoarding. Just in case you are wondering, the leaves are attached to a ring style base. I started with a piece of 3"x 3" card stock, punch a 1-3/4" circle dead centre and re-punch around the negative hole with a 2-1/2" circle to create a ring.

DAY 5:

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All supplies used are Stampin-Up!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Snowflake Soiree....12 Days of Christmas!

Hey there!...Stepping away from traditional with today's project and sharing some pretty colours that l think still work fine for Christmas. It's pretty, sparkly and makes me smile!...And l do love that greeting & font.

DAY 4:

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All supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted!
(Ribbon from my stash)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fancy Favour Box....12 Days of Christmas!

Howdy!...Today's project share is a cute 3D gift box with lots of sparkle and yummy Hershey almond kisses..:0)
This was one of those projects that just evolved as l went, absolutely no pre thought! I pretty much grabbed my tray of cast offs, by that l mean all of those bit's stamped and punched and then discarded for a better idea, but not binned....Yes there are heaps of them...:0) But it's rather sweet and will no doubt find a home.

Day 3:

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All supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted!
(non su twine)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Calm Christmas...12 Days of Christmas!

As promised, I'm back to share my Day 2 Christmas project.  I wasn't convinced about this set on first glance, as it seemed a little traditional for my liking, but after having a play and making this card....l love it!
I really wanted to make a clean & more modern style card and this was the result..:0)

Day 2:

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All supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted!
(non SU twine)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pennant Punch..12 days of Christmas!

Hey there blog friends!...How's everyone coping with the Christmas crazy? With only 12 Days to go, l thought l would endeavour to share a project each day, whether it be a card or 3D item of which l have a few that I've been creating for gifts, classes and just for fun and wanted to share them with you.

So here is Day 1: 

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted!
(non SU twine & book print)