I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and enjoyed the festivities.
We had 2 days of celebrating. Firstly Sunday lunch we had the 3 kiddos partners so they could all spend time with their respective families on Christmas day but so we could celebrate together. Christmas day we had my husband’s parents for a traditional lunch and then a big family BBQ dinner at one of his brothers.
Here’s a pic of my table for Christmas day.
A friend gave me some Chrissy fabric for my birthday back in February and of course it took me til 5 days before Christmas to decide what I was going to make. I decided on a disappearing 9 patch table runner backed with plain black fabric so I can use if for other occassions if the need arises.
I finished this a while ago but hadn’t had a chance to gift it until now.
A HST quilt using 3 greys and white. 9 Blocks in total with white sashing.
The back is off white with silver and gold dots. Finished with grey binding.
Quilt measures 97cm x 97 cm
I’ll take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year and to say thank you for all your visits to my little place in blogland. I appreciate all the lovely comments you leave.
This was a fairly quick make. Strips of silver foil paper and a punched bow. Embossed sentiment from Jane’s Doodles Birthday Wishes. I popped the front panel up with foam tape.
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Today I am sharing a card I made for Ms A’s 13th birthday last week. It is also my card for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here
This one was a little tricky to take a pic of.
I used a page from a colouring book and die cut “happy”, “13” and “birthday” from it and then inlaid the same die cuts with glitter paper.
Ms A likes to colour so I thought this was a great idea for her card.
This one was new for me. We had a memento book. I remember signing keys and books at 18th’s and 21st’s but a 13th was a first. Ms S and Ms A decorated this journal book.
I had to share the zentangle.
This is a pic of the cake I made for her party Saturday night.
Hope to see you in the challenge.
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Today I am sharing a card I made for Miss S’s 18th Birthday.
I am linking up to the current challenge at Seize the Birthday here- no toppings for me
I used Jane’s Doodles Unicorn and Birthday wishes stamp sets coloured with alcohol markers. I punched out the glittery shapes from a 3/4″ circle punch. I was inspired by this card from Bronwyn here
I added a little wink of stella to the clouds and the unicorn horns.
It was Ms S’s 18th birthday yesterday. I made this card about 11.30 pm the night before – nothing like leaving it to the last minute!
No big party most of Ms S’s friends are still on schoolies. We celebrated by doing brekky at a local cafe with Ms A (turns 13 today) and Ms S’s boyfriend. The 3 eldest kiddos went to a local night club with friends after a few drinks at home. I think I did 3 car trips to and from the nightclub. Tomorrow we are having a pizza lunch with about 10 of her friends. Between brekky and drinks yesterday I managed to attend a Christmas party for a charity group I belong to – Days for Girls you can find out more here. Due to the extreme weather predicted in Victoria over the weekend the planned weekend away in the country was downgraded to a house party in Melbourne. This worked ok for me cause I could squeeze in a few hours, I couldn’t have made the whole weekend.
We have Ms E’s 22nd birthday later in the week and a party planned for Ms A’s 13th as well. I’ll share their cards later.
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The other day I got to have a little crafty time.
I was able to play with some new stamps and dies.
I am linking my creations up to the current challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies here – Non traditional Christmas Colours
I think my cards fit the brief.
Recently I was lucky enough to have a SSS voucher which I used to put towards an order. In that order I purchased Clearly Besotted Santa in the Sun stamp set (and some other goodies I haven’t used yet). This set I think is very suitable for an Aussie Christmas.
With my first play with this set I stamped images onto Xpress blending cardstock and coloured with alcohol markers, I then fussy cut them out.
For this card I created a background with DO inks and sprayed some water before adding the waves and the white wave caps – more fussy cutting. The wave caps are finished with a little wink of stella. Sentiment is from the same set. Surfing Santa was popped up with foam tabs.
This one is a little simpler. Santa is in the pool with his drink and a ball floating by. I used a SU ribbon punch to create a border and a piece of adhesive backed paper (this has been in my stash for a while!) to create my pool. The sentiment is from ME Winter Wonderland. Santa is again popped up with foam tabs.
I really like the texture.
My last little Santa is the Selfie Santa.
I created the rolling hills using Uniquely creative dies (picked up from a craft show) and some scrap CS. The suitcase was added then again Santa was popped up with foam tabs.
In case you are wondering I used some embossing paste to create Santa’s beard and fur trim to his hat. I have flocking but never seem to get the result I am after, the embossing paste worked well however I did have to work quickly before it dried.
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