Archive | December 2010

Last day of 2011

Well, I missed wishing you a Merry Christmas – so I hope you had a lovely Christmas!  But, on time, I do wish you a Happy New Year!  I hope you have a super night, fulfil every New Year resolution and have a safe and happy New Year.

Before the New Year ticks over, I have to show you the Mini Milk Carton I made for one of my special hostesses for her workshop at the end of November.  This was her hostess gift.  Just in time for Christmas …

I used the Cocoa Specialty DSP (not available now) together with Real Red textured cardstock and Soft Suede and Real Red cardstock.   I love this colour combo – Real Red, Whisper White and Crumb Cake.  And I love the contrast between SU’s gorgeous White Satin ribbon and the hemp twine.

The Delightful Decorations stamp set and Ornament punch have made awesome Christmas gift tags for me this year – couldn’t have done without them.  And the Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die and my Big Shot are indispensibe.  Aren’t those cartons adorable?

Thanks for looking 🙂

Corey’s Christmas gift card holder

This is a quick gift card holder I made up last night for my Godson’s Christmas present.  Inside there is a JB Hi-Fi voucher which is still in its own folder, so the gift card holder is slightly bigger than a standard gift card size.

I was inspired to make this from the gorgeous Secret Santa gift I received from my Stampin’ Up! buddy, Rachel Jackson.  You can see her gorgeous gift for me here.  I loved the black and red spots together.  And, as this is for a boy, I had to use the super new stamp set, available in the Summer Mini, Grunge Rock.

I used part of the sentiment from the Level 3 Hostess stamp set, Occasional Quotes, and I popped a more masculine background pattern in by using my Big Shot with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I stuck to the colours Basic Black, Real Red and Very Vanilla, and I added some depth to the gift card holder by sponging Basic Black around the edges, including the Real Red guitar.  I popped a Vintage brad in the corner near the Merry Christmas and snipped a flag end with my paper snips.

I finished off by using my new Gold Glow Smooch Spritz over everything – I love this new effect!

And Corey’s Christmas gift is already in the post – hopefully it will arrive safely in Melbourne tomorrow 🙂

Thanks for looking 🙂

Christmas Acetate Milk Carton

I was extra fortunate a few weekends ago to do a workshop on Sydney’s harbour.  Well, not actually on the harbour, as we weren’t in a boat, but it was at one of the apartments on the piers, so we were definitely over water.  Check out the view behind this cute milk carton!  I was pretty impressed.  And even more impressed by my amazing hostess.

I demonstrated this cute little box made with acetate and then gave it to my hostess.  I’d brought along the jaffas, because I’d had this idea stuck in my head that had to get out – a clear milk carton with jaffas inside!  Don’t you get ideas like that? 

The box, of course, is made with the Mini Milk Carton die and the Big Shot.  The sentiment was stamped from Tiny Tags, and I layered it with two more tags punched from Real Red textured cardstock and the Cocoa Specialty DSP (now not available).  The SU ribbon also isn’t available any longer. 

Now, I took these photos at the workshop before my hostess kindly offered for me to try the balcony for better light, lol!  Of course, the photos above have far more than better light!!

How good do the jaffas look in this box?  I adore it 🙂

Thanks for looking 🙂

Cute Curly Christmas Cards

Here are a few more quick Christmas cards.

I really love the Curly Cute “Season’s Greetting” stamp, so I’ve made quite a few cards with it this year.  For the card above, I punched out some Cocoa Specialty DSP (not available anymore) using the Ornament Punch.  I wrapped some gold cord (retired) around the top and then stuck it to some Whisper White paper that I had embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and my Big Shot.  The sentiment was stamped in Real Red.

This card is slightly different.  It has three ornaments and the sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede ink.

This card is the same as the first card, except the sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede ink.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Snow Swirled Christmas Cards

I was fortunate enough to play with the Snow Swirled stamp set a few weeks ago (thanks, Kathie!).  I made these Christmas cards in less than half an hour!  They sure were quick cards 🙂

I used the colours Night of Navy and Silver.  The silver snow swirls are heat embossed with silver embossing powder, and I’ve added some rhinestone brads to sparkle things up.  I’ve got to have bling,  especially at Christmas, lol!

I really loved this stamp set, the snow flakes embossed so perfectly.  Lovely!

Thanks for looking 🙂