Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Decorations

These are my wooden Gingerbread Men. The photo does not do the little guy justice. He is very cute. I personalise these with a name or greeting. I have even been known to add hairstyles to them.

New this year are these Gingerbread Cookies. Good enough to eat.

Some more cookies in the shape of little houses. Ideal for those little gifts for neighbours, or for a couple in their new home.

This is a large Christmas tree, about 10", which again can be customised as a family tree. I am trying to give more options than the simple country heart shape. I also have a wreath and a snowflake. I hope you all like them.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Birthday Card for Emma

This is the birthday card which I made for my niece Emma. She is 19 today. The papers are Coredinations and K & Company. The image peeking out from behind is a stamp I got from Dimension Fourth of a mouse with a cupcake. The 'E' is Grunge board letter inked in versacolour Raspberry and embossed with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing powder in Tea dye. Various trims, lace and ribbon from the stash.

The rub-on on the inside is also K & Company, from the Que Sera range.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

These are the 'Family Tree' wooden hearts which I made for craft fairs last year. They were 22cm in size which left lots of room for the the larger families, but which slightly dwarfed the smaller families. I am doing them again this year, but have decided to go smaller and have them at 11.5cm instead. I think this will give a better overall look. I have been beavering away madly in preparation for all of the upcoming shows.
My gingerbread men have grown this year from 10cm to 15cm! I will post a photo of them soon.
I have as any of you blog watchers will know, I have become a little bit obsessed with bird houses.

I have now made some Christmas ones. Some are snowy white and others are decoupaged sweet pictures and sugared. I love them.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bird House madness!

These are the little birdhouses that I have become obsessed with. There are six shown here and I have another six in the pipeline. It is starting to get out of hand, but they are so cute I just can't resist. One of the ones I am working on is more a bat house than bird house. I will post when I have it finished.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #32

This is my entry for the Crafty Creations Challenge #32. The challenge was to use an embossing technique on your project. As I am probably the only person in the crafting world not to have a dry embossing system of any kind, (yes this is really true people, not even a light box!) I have decided to get the heat gun out and use these great papers from my stash. I have used pink card as my base and layer up the hearts and skulls on a shimmering shocking pink paper. The font is a download from Dafont. The skull, wings and crown are Tim Holtz grungeboard shapes which have been embossed with the base colour and then had a couple more layers of UTEE added. Finally a pink ribbon added to one side.
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Cupcake Inspirational Challenge #23

This is my card based on the beautiful cupcake in a cup! I have used some skeleton leaf paper from my stash and layered up a Martha Stewart postcard on some whitewash coredinations cardstock.
The beautiful crochet flower was created by my Mum. She did this just by looking at a photo which I showed her. Now that is a talent! Any way I hop you like the card.
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Sweet Sunday Challenge #34

This is my entry for this weeks challenge. I had the decoupage made up for a while and I thought it would be ideal for one of our craft club members' birthday. I stamped and heat embossed the cardstock with cosmic shimmer embossing powder. I then added some purple satin ribbon and some lilac organza ribbon. I hope you like it.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Crafty Creations Challenge #31

This is my entry for the Crafty Creations challenge #31. I had just finished a LO using these papers so they were close to hand. I stamped the owls onto various different papers and layered them up. I did the same with the sentiment. I'm sorry the first two images appear on their sides, they are actually portrait in my album! So I don't know what happened there.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

School Days Paperplay Challenge #9

This is my entry for the Paperplay Challenge for this week, entitled Back to School. I have used my new Sassafrass papers "Woodland Whimsy", which I think is perfect for Autumn and back to school. My Mum made the crochet flower and the ribbon and button are from my stash. I can't believe how much my kids have changed over the last three years!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Antique Anniversary!

This is the card I made for my husband for our 19th Wedding Anniversary. Where did the time go? The image I used was from a pack of 7Gypsies Ephemera and the papers were the new Joyeux Noel pack from Papermania. The little ticket is Jenny Bowlin and I had the lace and trim in my stash. The pearls are K&Company I think.
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Altered Album

This is an album which I made for my niece on her 18th birthday. I used letter templates for the name and then covered the letters with some papers in her favourite colours. I over stamped these, in some cases using clear embossing powder over the stamped images. The label on the front of the box was triple embossed and stamped into with a flourish stamp. The letter "E" which is attached is metal which has also been heat embossed to echo the colours of the album. I stamped the box lid with flourishes all round. I was obviously going through my Rococo Period lol. The paper is mostly K&Co classics.

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CIC Challenge #22

I was delighted to see the challenge this week and have finally had the nerve to enter. I love these papers from Cosmo Cricket and have been looking for a chance to use them. A friend of mine has just finished building a house, so I think this would be perfect for her!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Girl

This LO is using more of my lovely new Sassafrass papers. I truly am in love with their work! How can we fail to produce masterpieces when faced with paper and cardstock like this. The photo is my husband with our first daughter Olivia. She was about 40 hours old in this straight from the hospital. He just couldn't take his eyes off her.

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This is a LO I did the other day of my daughter Olivia. I chose the title of Songbird because that is exactly what she is. She sings all the time and has a lovely voice.
I have used the 'Fawned of you' papers from Sassafrass Lass. They had a sample LO on the back of the pack which was so lovely I adapted it for my 12x12 LO. I mounted it on brown cardstock and matted it onto a deep red.

The Cerise Pink Carpet!

Yes it is this colour in real life and I love it. The hall wall so dark and dingy before and now it looks bright and modern. The lamp was a gift from my husbands boss. The colour is a perfect match. But don't you all think that we should be just a little bit more brave about our colour choices for home decor. Don't get me wrong I love neutrals and pale pastel colours, but I think that people in the 50's and 70's had the right idea about using way out colour. Cheer up your home and you will cheer yourself up. Especially as we face into the longer darker evenings of Autumn and Winter.
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