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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Another birthday Girl

Granddaughter number 2 is 15 today - so the card was made in a mad scramble last night, as I am very behind with things. Haven't even got the Chrissy deco's up yet!

Here is the card:

 It actually looks better than this - taken too late last night!


A mixture of stamps and the greens don't look as if they are in the same ball park in this photo but I assure you they are! 


It is designed to hold a gift card in the middle and to slide out as you  open the card.  Our personal message is on the other side of the gift holder.  This girls loves music and is a fantastic singer. 

Stamps:  S2G's stamps - 705 Mazie Rocks; Inkadinkado - Tell it like it is!
Paper and Card:  SU Tempting Turquoise; DCWV _ Pocket full of Posies card; Co'Ordinations card
Ink: Smooch - green, blue, red and gold; Memento Tuxedo black
Other: Copic pens, die cuts; cuttle bug, Nestabilities Label 17; Prima flowers; bling; Sweeties brad


Been out to breakfast to hear Posie Graeme-Evans speak about her newest novel "The Dressmaker" and to talk about the making of  'McLeod's Daughters', which she directed. This was to raise funds for the Menzies Medical Research Centre. There were over 700 at the breakfast. Then took my eldest granddaughter out to lunch - just because I can.  Will see Miss Birthday Girl this afternoon, after school.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Baubles

Annabelle's Stamps has a challenge going that is "Say it with......Baubles".  They have some lovely stamps that allow you to put a Christmas scene in a bauble, but I don't have that stamp set so I used my SU Delightful decorations set and the bauble punch to create some cards, and have entered them in this challenge.  Here they are:


This one uses the punch and a WMS stamp for the sentiment.

Stamps: WMS Compliments of the Season
Paper and Card: commercial blank card; SU Pear Pizzazz; scrap Christmas paper
Ink:  SU Poppy Parade
Other:  dimentionals, the baubles have been put through the embossing folder in the bug; the ribbon bows; gold pen; Martha Stewart edge punch Doily with Hearts; SU bauble punch




Here are all ten. The green background paper was a freebie from a magazine - so pretty.  The red background card uses baubles punched out of an old Christmas card and recycled. 


This one is using the punch and recycling some old gold ribbon, combined with an old SU stamp set Merry Merry.

Stamps: SU Merry Merry
Paper and Card: commercial blank card; Papermania set - a Silent Night
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  dimentionals, gold ribbon (recycled); White EP; gold pen; SU Bauble punch



This one is again using the punch, and the WMS sentiment and a swirl from an SU set. I have just realised that none of these are stamped, but if you look at the red baubles in the set, they are all stamped and embossed.


Stamps: WMS Compliments of the Season; SU Season of Joy
Paper and Card: commercial blank card; SU Whisper White and Melon Mambo
Ink:  SU Melon Mambo
Other:  dimentionals, the baubles have been put through the Snowflake embossing folder in the bug; pink ribbon

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sidetracked

Yes, again. I saw these in Blue Bella's blog and had a go.




Stamps:  SU Season of Joy and WSM Compliments of the Season
Paper and Card: SU Daffodil Delight; SU Whisper White; Allison Ellis design - So This is Christmas paper
Ink: SU Poppy Parade
Other: SU Sticky Strip; t-lights


T-lights in boxes with a snowflake stamped image on the top of the t-light. So cute! OK, now I know how to do this and make a cute and easy box, so back to card making.  I had  two of these card blanks given to me, so this is what I did with them. The other one is in blue and has a snowman image on it, a digi.




Stamps: WMS Nutcraker and Compliments of the Season
Paper and Card: Commercial card blank with lattice; gold card; SU Whisper White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copic pens; bling; double sided tape, Smooch highlights; gold pen



And then there is the Amaryllis Lily - here it is yesterday morning:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Making batches of things

Like others I know I have been making batches of things for Christmas - biscuits (cookies for some), cards, tags, goody bags......here are some cards I have been making batches of 10 of....does that make grammatical sense?

These all use one of the SU sets that I didn't get much use from last year but have squirrelled some ideas away for this year. My hand began to ache towards the end of fussy cutting all the flowers and the trees! So, thirty more done.


Stamps: SU Season of Joy and Peaceful Wishes; WSM Frame It
Paper and Card: SU Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade, and various Christmas papers from the stash
Ink: SU Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz
Other: SU ribbon, other ribbon, bling, Martha Stewart Doily edge punch, commercial card blanks, dimentionals


Then there was this one:


This is not as easy to batch - I will have to do something else for the mount for the sentiment as my attempt at a scalloped square using the scallop edge punch is dismal. Probably just a plain mount, or a double mount as I have the main bit.


Stamps:SU Season of Joy and Peaceful Wishes
Paper and Card: SU whisper White, Night of Navy and Tempting Turquoise
Ink: SU Not Quite Navy and Tempting Turquoise (pen)
Other: Vandoros ribbon

NEWS:

Guess who won the Annabelle stamps blog Candy for November - yes, moi! Thank you so much Andrea: she tells me the parcel is on its way, and I will show you what I purchased with my winnings! 

Then there is my lily - I have been watching the buds swell for three days now, and this morning one had started to open.  I meant to get my camera and go and photograph it but got waylayed by blogland (you know how it is) and then when I did go, it had fallen off or been knocked off and I could not locate it - sang out to the DH (he doesn't think he knocked it off but he might have, accidently - he just found it there on the ground and put it in the kitchen!)  - so, here is the stalk with the second bud and then the flower that should have been attached!





Isn't it a beauty! If you know what kind of lily it is, I would be pleased to know!

ED: Deb tells me it is an Amaryllis Lily - thanks Deb.