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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tag, you're it!

I have made a lot of tags lately but need to make a lot more - however, here are some, using a variety of stamps - freebies, WMS and SU -  and the die's are all cut from the SU Sizzix Big Tags or Spellbinders Labels 18. The string is either from Annabelles Stamps or SU Bakers Twine. 





Then I made some vintage cards, using the new Waltzing Mouse stamps I received in the mail and a lovely Verve postcards stamp, with images from Meg's Garden Designs Galore series of 12 x 12 papers.  Throw in some die cuts and lace, and background Figgy Pudding Christmas DP, some ribbon and sparkly numbers coloured with Copics and I had fun creating! 





My Beautiful Nieces

Yesterday afternoon we dolled ourselves up and went to a wedding in the beautiful Huon Valley, at a lovely winery called Home Hill.  We were there to help celebrate the wedding of my goddaughter and niece Rachel to her husband (now) Michael.  Her two sisters and Michael's sister were the attendants, and my great niece Chloe was the flower girl! Her brother was also supposed to be there but the attention was too much and he cried and ran away! What a beautiful day - I cried too. My brother and his wife walked her down the isle and the resulting ceremony was simple and lovely and the party afterwards was great fun!


Sister one - Louise - with the junior but shy grooms man Hugo!


Sister two  - Kellie - with her daughter the flower girl! 


Sister three - the bride! Walked down the isle by her proud parents. 


During the ceremony -those are grapes in the background folks


Going off for photo's - party was inside later

Congratulations Rachel and Michael!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November, already!

I was supposed to be tidying my area up and I found this sheet of Penny Black stickers that have been floating around for such a long time,so I made it up into six small note cards and then I made a box for them......I really was tidying up! 








The inside has a single sheet of white with the sentiment 'just a note' from an MFT set. The card used is all SU and from the newest in-colours.  The DP is all scrap pieces from my stash. Various dies are used to help frame the stickers in black SU card. The ribbon is from the stash.

Then I decided to make some Christmas cards, as I have CASed such a lot lately (I tend to copy/paste such cards into a word doc, reduced them in size and make then sepia or black/white so I just see the shapes an the sketch for the card, rather than be influenced by the colours so much; each page holds about six or eight CASed cards) so began on the first one on the page: it had an oval die cut holding an ornament which was what had attracted my attention to it - I only have ornate round or square dies, so decided to go with a round one, but then couldn't decide which shape to use, so ended up making six similar cards.  It had began with an SU card showcasing the bauble punch - so I had punched out six baubles from bits of left over Christmas paper and they were all looking OK......took me two hours to make the six!








The sentiment comes from a set of stamps from a magazine - the only thing I had small enough to fit the SU punch tag I was determined to use; the bauble is from an SU punch, and I punched the top of each one again in gold card and glued it on but you cannot see it in  most of them - to make an ornament top. The ribbon and string is from the stash, and the only ink used apart from SU for edging papers was the Momento Tuxedo Black. The card used to cut with the dies was also from my stash and is mostly shiny pearlised card in three different colours.  The dies are either Die-namics (Doily Duo), or Spellbinders - Picot Edge Circle and Star Circle. The DPs are from the scrap box of Christmas papers. I know one set is from Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday. The bling is mostly Kaiser. 

I am going to enter the Christmas Cards in the November Challenge at Samual Taylor's Crafts

There is only 57 days left until Christmas!!!  So this months challenge is "Christmas Cards".  Whether you have already made yours or still have them left to do then this is the perfect time to get ready.  Well done if you have already made yours (unlike me!!!) and if not then lets get cracking with them.

So the challenge this month is "Christmas Cards" show us what you have been up to

This months prize is a Martha Stewart Double Craft Punch "Icelandic Snowflake"