Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Hung Up on the Holidays

Today was the last of my Christmas card classes at school. I kept my pattern of using just one set and a few colours only. For the 3 cards today, I used Hung Up on the Holidays and Old Olive, Real Red and Certainly Celery!

I cased this card from WillStamp4Food at SCS. I changed the stamp in the scallop a bit and used narrow grosgrain ribbon ('cause I hate trying to tie wide grosgain ribbon). We used Dashing DSP on a Celery cardbase.

Our second card was also cased from SCS but this time from KEA2004. I changed the colours to a Real Red cardbase with an Old Olive mat. Instead of putting the squares on a single olive mat... we matted ours on black individually. We also used Real Red ribbon and only used the baubles in our squares!

Our last card I cased from the fabulous Kristina Werner. I again changed the colours to only used Old Olive, Real Red and Certainly Celery. I used the new scallop edge punch (that will be available in the Summer Mini from December).

The girls loved all of the cards and it was fun making them.
Next week we will be making birthday cards... so stay tuned!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

I'm Back

Hi Everyone... I am back!
Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers at this sad time. While it has been difficult, we were able to give a fitting farewell to a much loved father, father-in-law and grandfather.
Tonight I made two thank you gifts (like this one) for friends that helped us greatly- going beyond what was necessary. Thank you soooo much Debbie and Sharyn!

I have used the Spring Fling DSP and the "thank you" stamp out of Artfully Asian. The colours used are Sage Shadow and Pretty in Pink cardstock and ink and Very Vanilla wide grosgrain ribbon.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Taking a Break

I am not sure that I will be posting for the next few days. My Father-in-law, Terry, sadly passed away yesterday. It was unexpected and I am helping my darling husband prepare for his dad's funeral.
Terry was a lovely man who always had a story or a joke to tell. He was an avid model areoplane flyer and he passed this love onto his son.
He will be missed!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Pizza Anyone

I was visiting at my friend Diane's bog and I saw her fabulous idea for making mini pizza boxes with cards inside. I just had to give it ago! Thanks Di... I love your blog!! So I followed the links from Di to several other blogs and finally found the orginal creator Jen del Muro. These are the cutest little boxes and I made some 4" cards to go inside the box.

This is the outside of the box.... I used Lovely Lilac as the base. I used a reverse mask and sponged on Whisper White using Lilac ink. I also used the swirly out of Baroque Motifs in Lilac. I added little flowers in Tempting Turquoise and added some Tempting Turquoise ribbon.

This is the inside of the box and some of the 5 cards I have made to go with it! Cute eh? These are going to make some very cute Christmas gifts!!