It has been a long time since my last post – nearly a month. I must admit I haven’t been spending much time in my craft room. Out of necessity I have created this card for my oldest friend’s birthday (we have been friends since pre-school/kinder) – a very long time! Although we don’t see each other often due to varying things. Anyway enough of my waffle.
A Card in a box
and the back
I have used SU Petite Petals stamp set and co ordinating punch, SU Papillon Potpourri, SU Sweet Summer, Sizzlits Little Leaves, SU cardstock, patterned paper and inks.
Thank you to Tanya for the video I used at
I am linking it up to the following challenges
Florals as Jo’s Scrap Shack
Spring is around the corner
Before I go the pic at the top of this post is my cheeky cat. No wonder I can’t grow plants!
Until next time
Happy New Year.
I know I am a little late, been away with hubby, kiddos and other relatives with no computer, internet and (limited) phone access for most of the last 10 days.
Popped home mid week for a day to catch up on back to school things.
Thought I would pop in today and share a few pics of my Gingerbread house and reindeers I put together for Christmas day.
It feels like it was so long ago.
It is predicted to be hot the next week around my part of the world.
If you are local stay cool and hopefully there aren’t any fires to worry about.
Until next time
I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and a wonderful start to 2014.
I used SU patterned paper, ink and ABS A Boy’s Party to decorate this money card for a nephew who is having a birthday in January.
I used a circle punch to cut an insert for the $
I got the idea here on the web – not sure of original person to credit - Thank you if it was you
I am linking this up to the challenge at Annabelle Stamps – I have taken inspiration from the colours
Andrea has a great sale on at the moment too.
Here are a few other things I have been up to since my last post
Christmas Bon Bons
for Book club/walking friends dinner tonight
Made using SU Winter Frost DSP, envelope punch board, scallop circle punch and SU Delightful Decorations.
A few yummy treats
Chocolate Christmas tree decorated with M&M’s (I used a silicone mold from Dline) before I sent this one to the recipient I added some Favourite chocolates around the base of the tree and wrapped in celophane.
Christmas Sleigh and Reindeer
again I have silicone mold from the Chef’s Toolbox
I have several of these yet to be assembled (for gifts on Christmas day) and a gingerbread house (again I use a mold)
This is last years Gingerbread House
I will be taking a little break over the summer.
This is one of the challenges at the Lollipop Ladies at the moment with the extra challenge of ribbon
I put together a couple of sets of Christmas tags using these cute images
Mama Elephant Cozy Christmas coloured with SU Markers and a touch of flocking
Mrs Claus again from Mama Elephant
This cute penguin is from PTI Winter Penguin stamp set
PTI Holiday Cheer in SU Real red and the sentiment is from ABS Christmas tree trio
I also stamped this in Lucky Limeade
I also made a set of 5 Christmas Cards using the image from Holiday Cheer and a sentiment from Think Big Favourites #20. I used SU real red ink and cardstock.
Think Big Favourites was a gift from a fellow PTI forum member – Thanks Ted
Thanks for stopping
Sorry been a bit absent I am in the middle of birthday week here.
It has been something like this. Saturday 25 9 year old girls for a dress up party in the afternoon. They partied away doing things like the limbo, pass the parcel and musical bingo.
Here is a pic of the birthday cake.
I used Papersmooches Hullabaloo and Inpired by Stamping Fancy Circles stamp sets to make the sign – there is a Christmas tree on the top of this stand.
Saturday night I had 10 14 year old girls for a sleep over. I use the word sleep very loosely – I don’t believe any of them slept I toddled off to bed in the wee hours of Sunday morning after the nearly 18 year old got home from a party. Hubby got up to them at 4 am when they were making a human pyramid in the lounge room amongst other activities I wont mention. Cooked them brekky at 8 am of pancakes.
Miss S’s Birthday cake
This is made from one big cupcake mould with cream filling and piped butter cream icing.
Later Sunday Miss A went to a party where they paint canvases. Haven’t got a pic of that yet.
Sunday night feeling the call to put up the Christmas Tree. I have one tree decorated and several boxes of decorations to yet open up.
Monday – Miss S is now 14
This is her card
I used PTI Polka Dot Parade #5 and Birthday Bash Sentiments stamped repeatedly with Hero Art fluro ink.
Tuesday – Miss A is now 9
This is her card
I used the die from PTI Polka Dot parade #5 to die cut the bird from felt and added the music notes and legs with black ink. I added a black rhinestone for her eye. The blue spot paper is from Stampin UP! and the greeting is from Inspired by Stamping Big Wishes.
Plans for the rest of the week?
I am preparing for a stall at a local market on Sunday
Before that Miss E is turning 18th on Saturday.
Hope you grabbed a cuppa before you started.
Thanks for getting this far