Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Craftiness

You know the holidays are coming when
the house is covered in Prisma Glitter and quite a few other projects too.

Like this tray I bought at Dollarama - along with some red acrylic paint. A few scraps of paper and a stamp set later, I have a lovely tray for the season.
Of course I couldn't resist trying out the white StazOn ink on another of those Dollarama jars either.

Then there's this papercrafted pine cone. I found on here with some step by step instructions. I found 2.5 inch styrofoam balls at Dollarama - 8 in a package too!

How about another gate-fold card? I wondered if I used a couple of circles and the scallop edge of a corner rounder I might be able to make something that looks like a wreath. It's not too bad.

Here's the inside

I picked up a tip from the Stamp Goddess - mixing liquid glass & red re-inker - but then I also added in some pearly create a shade paint - just because it's like making mud pies and you have to play!
Here's another set of Christmas cards too.

I'm hoping to put together a couple of sessions for Christmas cards & paper crafting. If you'd like to join us, leave a comment!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Alfresco Cards

Just a quick card post tonight. I was inspired to use the stamp set Alfresco, with a gate fold card I'd seen on SplitCoast Stampers.

Despite having to use at least three stamped images for each card I loved the way it turned out and ended up making it with a few different colour combo's.


I just wanted to let everyone who stops by know that this month, November, I am taking part in NaBloPoMo - but all of my posts are on my other blog KAGS Life. I will try to post anything creative here too - but for the most part I will be over there.

Christmas Cards #1

Tonight, was the last meeting this term, for one of my card clubs. Because I've been working away at Christmas cards, I gave them a little taster of what will be, the upcoming Christmas card workshops.

(And thanks to yesterdays musiquarium, the soundtrack in my scrappy room has been Take That! I've been singing away down there to all their CD's reminiscing - ok & a little bit of dancing!)

I've posted before pictures of the mess I make whilst I'm in the midst of working.
It gets cleaned up eventually.
Usually about 5 minutes before the group arrives.

I always pre-cut all the pieces for my groups. Then they can just have fun with the techniques, the stamping and adding the embellishments.
I just need to come up with two more cards to go with these and then we'll have round one of a Christmas card workshop.