Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I received this in an e-mail today and had never seen it before. I found it pretty amusing and wanted to share. It is an old clip of Hugh Jackman from SNL, if you are easily offended I suggest you don't watch, it's not particularly offensive but thought I would add a warning for those of a more sensitive nature :)
Friday, December 18, 2009
So much for keeping it quick... lol, waffles! I made this card earlier in the week but am only now getting a chance to post. Unwrapped Tilda is getting a little more love as well as my magnolia wreath, with some crystal bling. the sentiment is a kaiser rub on, the flowers I got from spotlight (what a find) and the star charms I found amongst my sewing stash. The Green DP and card stock are from my stash and all other papers are magnolia (yep, I finally cut into them). Ticket sentiment is from Bizzy becs, and I think that is everything :) Card top up a bit closer:
Phew, not off to tackel the next task on my never ending list...
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
My unwrapped Tilda is finally getting some action, I have had her coloured for a while and i finally got around to creating something with her, and yes, it is another easel card. I LOVE easel cards, they are so much fun to make and it so much more impressive than a normal card. This actually did not begin life as an easel card, but evolved when I decided something was missing :)
The papers and ticket are from Bizzy Bec's digi store (again, I love this stuff)
I'm thinking of now giving this card to my mum, but if I make another card then I might change my mind again, lol, I'm hopeless. I wish you all could see this card in real life, the pictures just do not do it justice.
Here is the top of the card:
A shot of the full card:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Sing a Christmas carol
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I have kept this card pretty simple, a few snowflakes with my MS punch, the smaller ones come from a random small punch in my collection, and a large blue sequin snowflake. The digi ticket is once again from Bizzy Bec's, I am loving these, they are a new addiction. The large pearl brad I picked up from Target a few weeks ago when they had reduced a heap of stuff to clear stock. The ribbon I got from spotlight ages ago. The papers are all from the stash too. The fur trim on the hat and white snowflakes have all been glittered and I whipped out the sewing machine and did a little stitching. I finally got the tension right on my zig zags :) The large snowflake and small snowflake on the base and Tilda have been raised with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension.
Here is a full shot of the easel card: A close up of the top of the card:
A close shot of the bow with the snow flake (you can almost see the glitter) and the digi ticket:
Thanks for taking the time to look and I appreciate all of your wonderful comments.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Anyways, on to the card. I have had this magnolia wreath stamp for a while and have not had the right stamp to sit in it... until now! I cannot get enough of this little cutie, I love her more and more every time i ink her up. The holly paper and ticket and from Bizzy Bec's digi store, the snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch, I have glittered the white snowflake and sort of weaved it together with the red one. I have added glitter to Tilda's fur trim and red crystal berries to the wreath. I doodled with a white gel pen a little and the ribbons and crystals were from my ever growing stash.
I would have finished this card a day earlier than I did but I could not find the ribbon I was looking for, so I went ahead and used some different ribbon and which meant I could not do exactly what I had in mind, oh well, it came out ok anyway, but as soon as I had finished I stuck my hand in a box for something else and pulled out the damn ribbon I had spent AGES looking for! Don't you hate when that happens!! I cannot tell you how annoyed I was.
So, here is my card (after extensive waffles):
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
So, I had the idea to make a Christmas cracker in the back of my mind for several weeks but I had not gotten around to finding a template yet, then the other day the wonderful and very talented Debbie made up a template and posted it, talk about great timing, perhaps she can read my mind, lol.
i have used Santa's little helper Tilda from the new so jolly range, you can still get some HERE, I am resisting the urge to get a few more for myself. The more wonderful project I see around the more stamps I want.
The ticket sentiments are from Bizzy Becs digi downloads, I am LOVING them! The one on the card says 'wishing you joy this Christmas' and the cracker says 'sweet wishes for Christmas' which I thought was appropriate as the cracker is designed to hold chocolates, it looks about the right size for Lindt balls, but they are too yummy to give away :) on an unrelated note, I went to chadstone the other week and the Lindt store there had peanut butter chocolate balls, YUM, unfortunately they are exclusive to them, bugger!
It does not show up in the photo but i have glittered all the fur trim on tildas hat and the small fluer de lis die cut. It had a lovely sparkle in real life. Something you also don't see in the photo is that Tilda on the cracker is actually slightly bent at the waist and placed on one of the sides so she looks as if she is actually sitting up on there.