Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas cards

I have had another play with my Lavinia stamps, I quite like the effect and have been wanting to use the Santa stamp but wasn't sure what to do with it. The background was created using my distress inks and brayer and the trees and snowflakes have been covered with glitter. I am going to make some more of these as they are quick to make the only trouble is my lovely Christmas paper pads are being neglected.

gift tags

I purchased these reindeer blanks from ebay thinking I would make some gift bags, but didn't read the size as they were about 3 inches so were no use for that project. I added some googly eyes and pompoms and turned them into gift tags instead

Monday, December 13, 2010

sewing gift

My Mum has started to sew and made her grandson a patched quilt for when he was born so I though these images were ideal. My sister in law has started playing with my sewing machine so the sewing machine image was perfect for her. Thought I would make a couple of stocking fillers from these to add to their main presents
Images Kraftin Kimmie
DP Cosmo Cricket Material Girl

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Distress inks cards

I thought it was about time I had a proper play with my lush Lavinia stamps and my distress inks, these are some cards I made for some birthdays over at MSE. Still not quite got used to the brayer properly but I am fairly happy with how these turned out, although the blue card I didn't use quite thick enough paper so I have learnt from that. They are a lot more sparkly in real life which I was obviously happy about.
I really need some more inks as I don't have many more colours than I have used, I did ask 'Santa' for some for Christmas but all he said was don't you have enough cr*p already... I don't think he understands my crafting needs!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hello Kitty Card

It's my 7 year old niece's birthday tomorrow and she is hello kitty mad. She also love ballet, some kind person (who I can't remember) posted a link to some images over at MSe so I nabbed one and this is my card for her. I have added glitter to the flowers around the image. The Butterfly's were a surprise find when I tided my craft room
Papers are Memory box
Flowers Wild Orchid CRafts

sweetie guitar and shoe

I saw this idea on the internet and thought I would try making a sweetie guitar for my brother. I know it's not perfect but it was really easy to do. I hand drew a guitar shape from styrofoam or chipboard would be just as good, then stuck roses and quality street chocs on, easy peasy. Just a novelty gift to go with his main present. 
The shoe (just in case you were wondering what it was supposed to be lol) I have done for my niece as she has had sweet bouquets on her request for the last couple of years and I wanted to do something a bit different this year so I have made her choccy shoe and will put some cash in her Christmas card for her to go shopping with.