Saturday, December 28, 2013

Just to share a couple of my Christmas Highlights

Hi all, hope everyone had a nice Christmas! Thought I would share just a little of my Christmas highlights! The first photo of Christmas cards is very special to me, my daughter made one for me and one for her Dad, she has quite a talent for art and drawing and drew the lovely pictures on the cards herself. So the fact that I love her art and she knows my passion for paper crafting just made these an extra special thoughtful gift!
The second picture is some kraft boxes from Stampin' Up! that I decorated and filled with little Christmas gifts for my special "crafty" friends and the third picture is us having a wonderful Christmas lunch together, we had a great day sharing and giving each other our handmade creations and gifts, and of course lots of laughs!
Well Christmas is now over for another year and I'm looking forward to another year of creativity and fun! I will say as much as I love "Christmas crafts" I'm looking forward to creating new projects without "red,green and bling" for a while, well until a bit later in 2014 that is!.......cheers for now Sue :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Cards - Bow Angels and Santa's List, last lot made and mailed!

Well i got a good early start this year with making my Christmas cards but as usual for some reason I end up rushing them out a week before Ho Ho!! Happens every year! I think perhaps I kid myself with an early start that I'm ahead on time but as soon as December 1 clicks over "time" seems to change to "warp speed"
Anyhow they are all finished and in the post! Still have some projects to finish this week but am feeling very relieved my christmas "happy mail" is on it's way! Thanks for looking.........Sue :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Easy Christmas Wreath made with Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper

Well the 1st of December is here so the "silly season" has definitely begun! I saw a tutorial for this "easy as" wreath on Tami White's blog (US demo) and decided to make one for myself. All you need is a 12" foam wreath ring ( think it was about $5 from spotlight) a box of pins, approx. 8 sheets of patterned designer series papers (12" x 12") cut into 1/2" strips, a bone folder and a little patience! It doesn't take that long to make really, oh and a thimble is good idea so you don't get sore fingers from pushing the pins in! I finished it off with a simple silver glitter cardstock bow which I cut with the very versatile Bow Die from the Stampin' Up! seasonal catty which as you can see from my projects lately that I use it a lot! Well back to more projects on my "to do before Christmas List".........thanks for looking......Sue :)