Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My last Christmas post for another year!
The last few days of last week (before Christmas) I was desperately trying to finish teacher gifts and get a last few cards made.
These boxes could have been a bit more elaborate - but time and not my thing are my two excuses!

I really enjoyed making the cards and was ready to go another round and make more - but the clock ticking toward midnight and another long to-do list for the next day was enought to make me STOP!

Both teachers loved their gifts - and for that, regardless of the fact that I know I could have done better, I am happy!

Here's the last batch of cards. This simple easy one:

And these, which went to all 3 Grandparents with a wish for a good wind to get them to the UK before Christmas Day! The irignal idea for these came from the very talented Mommy Scraps, a fellow CTMH consultant, who entered this blog candy challenge. I love this card sketch and will definately use it some more!
(The snowmen are from CTMH's hugely popular November Stamp of the Month "Snow Friends" and combinations of Petal and Crystal Blue cardstock for the 6x6 cards, Desert Sand and Outdoor Denim for the smaller cards. Also used winter cozy sassy strands and Snowflake buttons on the 6x6's too)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Holiday Wishes

Made this layout to incorporate the Origami Christmas tree. Lots of gold embossing - to add to the Christmas feel. I also embossed the star on top of the tree - it was originally green. Now I'm getting the hang of it I love embossing - and how versatile it is!
This is for the hostess club party tonight. I've cut some with a cranberry cardstock base (like this one) and others with ponderossa pine. The presesnts are up on pop dots and I used the red and green stickles on the present ribbons.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I made this for a friend - back in October - to say "thank-you". I had quickly taken pictures of it before flying out the door (as usual) and then had shortly afterward received the gift of my new camera - and these pictures had been left, forgotten, on the old camera's memory card!
I used a Presidents Choice tea bag box.

I used some old CM paper - as it was the brightest I had - (and this friend loves bright colours)
along with a CTMH stamp set (from the September card kit), sparkles and prisma glitter to embellish.

And I've been hoarding empty tea bag boxes ever since!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

What I've been up to lately.....

These were all created using the Caprice paper pack from Close To My Heart

The intention with the 9x9 page and card are to show how one sketch can create a myriad of pages and cards.

This one still needs a spot of journalling - when I get 5 minutes!

I have made or been involved in the making of so many cards recently that when it came to creating something for last nights gathering I couldn't face the thought of another card. So I created this. The snowman is from this months stamp of the month from Close To My Heart - it's called Snow Friends and it's very cute.

This next 2 pager was created with the help of Imagine from Close To My Heart - it's very hard to believe that time has passed so quickly that these photo's are now 17 years old!

This is the right hand page:

and then this is the third page - with the magazine cover.

These are NOT pictures of Spencer - they are in fact pictures of toddler me - thanks for that haircut Mum!

This is my re-newed favourite paper pack - it's called Best Friends Forever - love the orange, blue and pink together.

Here's another layout with the same paper pack thanks also need to go to Vicki Boutin for the inspiration!

This one was inspired by a page in the current edition of Scrapbooks etc (my favourite scrapbook magazine)
Time to re-order this paper pack I think!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

FINALLY - Christmas Cards

Here they are - Set #1 Holiday Blocks and Set #2 Snow Friends

Both sets of cards are fairly easy to make (honest!!) I followed patterns set out in CTMH's Originals program - and then made them mine! As you can see Iam not overly decorative with the ribbon and doodads! However both sets are very sparkly -lots of prisma glitter and embossing. Both sets also use my new favourite colour card stock - Desert Sand!
Holiday Blocks uses more traditional colours - with a modern twist, the Snow Friends set is slightly more labour intensive - but still lots of fun to make.

The workshop dates so far are SATURDAY - October 13th, October 20th and November 3rd.
Holiday Blocks cards will be made in the mornings and Snow Friends will be made in the afternoons.
Starting this early in the season means further dates can be added if required.

You will need to decide on the mulitples of each set of 5 cards you wish to make. Each set of 5 cards will cost you $5.00 - this covers all of the supplies.

Registration is open immediately - book early as places on each date are limited. Payment should be made as soon after registration as possible - to reserve your supplies and spot!
Register by phone or email at the usual places.

If you have a group of 4 or more friends that you would like to work with a private party can be arranged!
I really enjoyed making both sets of cards and I'm sure you will too.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Monday, September 17, 2007

It's My Party....

This weekend I was kept busy making the invitations to Georgina's birthday. I have seen some examples of a criss cross card floating around here and there and thought I'd give it a go. I took Georgina to Michaels at the weekend to choose some paper - and the RockStar paper pack was on sale - luckily it also went quite well with chocolate, twilight and kiwi cardstocks from Close To My Heart. I also used their (CTMH's) Playful Flourishes stamp set on the actual invitation. I am posting them here - which obviously means I'm quite proud of them (otherwise I wouldn't share!!!)

The "G" was my first attempt at embossing - EVER! I totally loved it - and can't wait to have another session!

Card # 6, 7 & 8

Oops - I have been lazy - well - more like life just got in the way of my creativity - (man!) Hopefully I am back on track again now and there will be some very swift catching up going on!
Here are cards 6, 7 & 8 in the meantime:

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Four More!

Kari likes to send hers in bulk so here are the latest four from her:

Cards 5 & 6 (Jenn G)

A little late, but here are my "Cheerful" cards for day 5

and 6

Stay tuned for cards 7, 8 & 9.
Show me Yours!

Monday, September 10, 2007

No cards from any of us for #6....yet - but here's Maggie's Card#1! Maggie is a card maker not a scrapper by craft - & this is great!

All that yellow reminds me of a bridesmaids dress I once had to wear......!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Card #5

This was actually done yesterday morning - just never got around to posting!

Show Me YOURS!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Card #4

He is my (Jenn G) 4th installment in the "Cheerful" card challenge...
Show me Yours!

Kari's Caught Up

Here's Kari's cards for the week so far: