Friday, December 31, 2010

Just for you.....happy New Year

Morning Stampers.

Boy who can believe another year is just about to end, with a fresh new one about to begin.
Is it just me or are the years now flying past alot quicker than they use to.

This past year has been a good one to my family and myself.
So here's hoping this coming year follows suit for us all.
If for some reason this year has not been an easy for you and yours,
  i'm sending happy wishes out to you for the coming year and for happiness to be with you all.

Here is the last of the birthday cards i sat down and made on Monday

This one has the technique of emboss resist.
 The Just Believe stamp was stamped first with Versamark, the heat set with clear embossing powder.
Then the En Francais background stamp was stamped over a circle negative, 
Then i added a bit of coordinating ink on a sponge and sponged in the middle working out a little bit, but not to the edge.

Anyway have a great night tonight, what ever you have planned.
Be safe and i will see you all in the New Year.

I hope the new year brings times of joy and happiness to all, 
 and of course here's to all of the great new creations that are coming our way,


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Butterflies of freindship

Morning Stampers.

Well i hope you all have recovered from the big day that Christmas can be, and are ready for yet another big day coming close on it's heels, that is of course New Years Eve, well we all celebrate this day/Evening, as with most of us New Years day is a day of recovery, after too many well earned wines

As i stated in my last post i would post another of the cards i made the other day for a couple of special birthdays coming up, i won't say which card is for which person as im not sure if they pop over to my blog and have a look.

 What the photo is not showing you is that the silhouette of the flowers from the "just believe" stamp set has been stamped in Chocolate chip then embossed with clear embossing powder.

I will pop back in a few days to show you the last card i had made.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hot on the tails of Christmas

Afternoon Stampers.

I hope everybody out there in blog land had a great Christmas day.
With the usual to much food and maybe a drink or two.

I know i had a great day, this year was our first quiet Christmas day, with a BBQ brunch at home then a relaxing time for the rest of the day.
In fact we all ate so much for brunch that for dinner we ended up only having dessert, and eating our dinner the next day for lunch.

Well now that Christmas is over with for another year, 
 I have been hard at work creating a few birthday cards,  one of them is going to be a bit late, as every year im not organised enough to this card out on time due to the silly season. 

It is for my Father-in-law his birthday is on the 4th of January, but the problem is he lives over in Australia.
But never mind at least i do send him something.

This card is one that was sent to me in an email from Jacque Pedersen, from her "twelve weeks of Christmas", i decided to CASE it and instead of making it a Christmas card i made it a birthday card.

Well over the next few days i will post the other two cards i also made,
until then see ya and enjoy the rest of this wonderful holiday time, before our real lives begin again

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Elf poop.......

Afternoon stampers,

This will be a short post as i am melting as i sit here writing this.

I had a very productive night last night, in fact i didn't even see my hubby, or have dinner as i sat in my craft room and created until i couldn't create anymore.

There were a few things i had to do on my agenda.
Today i will show you the little gifts i made for a couple of my close freind's children.

These have featured on a few blogs, so it is hard to just give credit to one person, and have been around for years.

I ended up making about 10 of these, but with only one girl in the bunch i made her a special one.
All pink with kisses and not poop.

The kids loved them, even the three big ones i gave them to.

So i will be back tomorrow to post the other two items i made, as i had to make two birthday cards, which was a joy to do after all of the Christmas cards i have been doing

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Santa's Britches....

Evening Stampers,

Yes it is evening i am sitting here trying to make the most of the day, at the moment there just isn't enough hours in the day to get everything done.

As i said in my last post i have a few different projects to do, and this evening i have managed to finish off my gift card holders.
The Internet is a wonderful place for inspirations, tonight while surfing the net i came across a really great idea for a gift card holder, it comes from an American scrapbooker by the name of wander. Click here to go on over and have a look at her site.

This is the outside, complete with belly band

Here is the inside

These were fun and easy to make.
The Real Red is cut at 6"x 4 1/4", scored at 1 1/2"and 4 1/2", the buttons are cut using the small oval and 3/4"punches. 
The belly band was cut at 6 1/2"x 1 1/4" (edged with white) with a more mustard square to make the buckle and a small black insert, then just loosely folded around and secured with a bit of adhesive.

I am now going to attach them to the top of a candy cane i have for each child,
so i have a Christmas/gift card and tag all in one.
 How easy could that be

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CASed Snow Swirled

Morning Stampers,

A few days ago i was over at the wonderful Jacque Pedersen's blog and saw she had blogged a card that she taught us a few weeks ago at a class here in Hamilton.

And as i had to make a few quick last minute Christmas cards i decided on giving this another go.

I did change it a bit due to not having the Snow Swirled Stamp set or the tools Jacque used to make her great card, Click here to go on over and have a look, 

I have a busy creative week left ahead, i have been asked to make some little gift boxes, i have a birthday card to complete and i also have some gift card holders to complete before the end of the week, on top of that im trying to  finish up a surprise gift for my Hubby for Xmas, and with it being a surprise i have to do it only when he is not around, and it is not easy as the two of us spend alot of time together with working and living together, then at the end of the week im joining my son to go to a drifting event, yes it goes for two days and is in Auckland
oh boy well i had better sign off and get cracking

Friday, December 10, 2010

Stop.... Ready......Go....have fun!

Morning Stampers,

Yesterday i had to make a card for my best friends youngest son's birthday, and after setting the bar high with a great sweet treat cup card for his older brother (earlier in the year) i had to come up with something just as good.
Well i think i hit the mark with this card. i decided to make one based on a set of traffic lights.
using the bottom colour Green for the sweet treat cup.

 A few people commented that it should have read..... ready...set....go...., so i added the little "get and &"
now it makes sense, i also cut out the letters in the same colours on the front to form the words 
"have fun" and put them on the inside, but i didn't get a photo of this.

Now i have the added bonus of trying to top this as the middle boy also has a birthday next week.
This one is going to be a bit late i think, as i might use a stamp set i currently have on order, so I'm waiting very patiently for this to arrive.

Until then have a great weekend ahead

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mojo Monday 168 + some eye candy

Morning stampers,

On Sunday night i was lucky enough to be able to go up to Auckland and catch my all time favourite 
band playing live........
The one and only Bon Jovi, and boy they were just brilliant.
 Their show was the best ever they are fantastic live, and put on a great show for all to enjoy.
It will take quite a while to wipe this smile.
He is some serious eye candy. 
Take a look for yourself.

Well after a slow start today i feel that i have finally achieved something.
After blog surfing while having breakfast, i came across this weeks challenge over at Mojo Monday.
Here is the sketch

The Mojo juices must be flowing as i had an idea as soon as i saw this one.

Excuse the bow, i fiddle with it for so long, 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Punch Art Snowman.....

Morning Stampers,

Wow another week has snuck by.
 At this time of year things seem to move in one speed, and that is very fast.

Once again i haven't had the time to be very creative, but this morning i thought blow the paper work for an hour or two and got busy.

Today's creation is a CASEd one, as soon as i saw this i know i had to give it a go.
It is so cute i love it. This came from the talented Leeann Greff, Who is an American Demonstrator, a blog i visit regularly as she has some wonderful punch art creations.
Click here to go on over and visit her blog.

Now here is my card
Once again there is very little stamping on here, only for the sentiment and the inside of the card.

 Well the paper work is calling so i had better go and finish it, but i would rather be sitting here and creating not up to my elbows in numbers and files