Tuesday, 31 August 2010

More Christmas Cards...

...at least I should be ready when this year's Christmas cards season begins...this is the theory, at any rate ;-).

As you can probably tell, I haven't cleaned up the detritus from last week's Christmas card-making session...soooooo, these ones are in very much the same vein....the stuff was all there, ready to go!

List of Ingredients:

Stamps: Merry and Bright (Papertrey Ink) and Believe (Papertrey Ink);
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (plain and textured cardstock), Real Red, Kraft and Whisper White;
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Real Red Classic Inks;
Accessories: Crimper, Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain (I used the reverse side), Gold DMC Thread, Gold and Red Kindy Glitz, Dimensionals, Gold Brads, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip and SNAIL adhesive.

Also, I wanted to show you some happy snaps taken with my birthday present - a Tamron 10 - 24 mm lens.....a lovely wide angle for landscapes etc:

...the view from my bean bag, underneath our blossom tree (I wish you could hear the bees)!

...Lake Tuggeranong on a beautiful sunny afternoon...

...Just chillin'!

Have a lovely day,

(Blogged to: I Drove All Night - Cyndi Lauper and Modern Love - David Bowie).

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Jo's Christmas Inspiration

Last night I was invited to join some friends to do some craft and have a chat. I was so excited to be going out and doing something creative again...but what to do???? Then I remembered a beautiful Christmas card that I had seen on Jo Eades' lovely blog just this weekend (you can see it here) and it inspired me to make these Christmas cards:

List of Ingredients:

Stamps: Christmas Classics (Stampin' Up!) and Merry and Bright (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Kraft and Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Accessories: Crimper, Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Folder, Red Grosgrain ribbon, Gold DMC Thread, Gold Kindy Glitz, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip and SNAIL adhesive.

I had a devil of a job photographing these just now....with the wind blowing them all over the garden and dinging up their corners...fun times! But I am pleased with how they turned out, and love, love, love the colour combo! I don't know that you can tell from the photos, but the Christmas trees are raised up on dimensionals....my crafting hiatus having done nothing to diminish my dimensional fetish ;-).

While I am here, I also wanted to show you two beautiful cards made by Miss 6....who is obviously developing something of a knack for punch art:

...as you can see, one flower is crying, one is sleeping and the other is smiling...and the little critter is a bee, of course! All are raised up on dimensionals (like mother, like daughter ;-).

...a poodle...isn't he gorgeous?! I don't know where this one came from. We don't own a poodle, nor do we know anyone who has one.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

(Blogged to: The Final Countdown - Europe and Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses).

Sunday, 22 August 2010

A Small Offering...

Well....it has been a long, long time between posts. No excuses...just haven't felt like crafting. Even this little project is cheating some...it was started about 2 months ago, and has spent the intervening period collecting a magnificent coat of dust. Grand plans eh?

But its here now, better late than never, and all that stuff ;-)

I am not even going to try and come up with a recipe for this one. It was made with some stuff I have here...somewhere. The colour combination pleases my eye...as does the pretty blue glitter.

We have so much going on here right now...I'll try and fill you in at some point. Enough to say that this weekend I have spent some time relaxing, and enjoying the newly opened blossoms (and the attendant bees) on my ornamental plum tree. It is definitely my favourite few weeks of the floral year!

I also spent a lovely week at the Murramarang Resort at South Durras with Master 4, an oceanside bungalow and a spa bath (hubby O/S and Miss 6 visiting with Grandma)...that was pure joy, and something I definitely hope to do again...we even saw whales breaching in the bay!

Hope you have had a great weekend,

(Blogged to: Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool and The Look - Roxette).