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!