Sunday, November 24, 2013

Little Santas.

While I have been a little quiet lately it is not from lack of creating.
No, it is more that I have been creating Christmas cards and gifts that I can't share yet. (don't want to spoil the surprise).

Next Saturday is the first of my last two classes for the year and we are in Christmas Mode! Preferred dress for the occasion is Christmassy with all the trimmings.
I like to give out a little gift to the best dressed and also one for the person who "forgot". hehe.
This is my little Santa Gift this year. Aren't they cute?
I have used
1 3/8 circle punch for the head.
2 3/8 scallop circle punch for the beard (doubled over so you can write inside it if you want).
bird punch wings for the moustache
eyes and nose are from the owl punch
Modern label punch for the hat trim
triangle hat from the petite pennants builder punch
pom pom on hat is from the itty bitty shapes punch pack.
To go with my Santa tag, I made a little Santa Suit out of the gift holder which is just a piece of real red card folded in half lengthways.
Here is a side view. Inside I have a little plastic ziplock bag with sparkly little red and green brads, buttons and ribbon.
And what does the person get who forgets to dress in their Christmas finery?????
Hehehe... A grinch of course! Which holds some green apple mentos lollies.

 Looking forward to sharing some more things with you later in the week.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Vx


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Festive Flurry Fun


I really have been enjoying the Festive Flurries bundle. The snowflake stamp set and framelits are just so easy to create with.
Come and see the class cards we did last week with this nifty set and the matching Winter Frost Specialty designer paper.
This card has a detachable snowflake ornament.
The ornament layers are:
1 silver embossed large snowflake
1 soft sky medium snowflake
1 silver glimmer card small snowflake
1 pool party embossed small snowflake.
Topped up with a frosted finish embellishment.
It is just held on with a dimensional over the top of another snowflake that remains on the card.

The other card was made using inspiration from Bronwyn Eastley who I saw make a card like this using the Butterfly Bigz Die.
The snowflake on the top of this single layer card is an easel card.
Here is a close up of the snowflake.
Snowflake recipe:
Bermuda Bay 1 large snowflake
Silver glimmer card 1 large snowflake
Silver embossed medium snowflake
Pool party embossed small snowflake
Silver glimmer brad in centre.
And the back of the card where you can write a message.

Another walk in Girraween National Park.
Well I did promise another walk didn't I? This time we will go to the Underground Creek. Let's get going shall we.

This part of the bush has a lot of banksia bushes growing.

And some pretty flowers too. See these purple ones.

Don't lag behind.

Finally we are here. But where is the underground creek?

Lets go searching to see if we can find it. Can you spot Clem on this rock? He is there.
Just to give you an idea of the size of these boulders.
I think we have found the underground creek. Down in this crevice.
You can't see much it is so dark down there and very cool, like being in a fridge.
Must be time to head back now.
Check out the wattle growing here.
I think we are being watched.
Hope you enjoyed this walk today and I haven't tired you out too much. hehe.
I will be back again soon to share some more cards.
Thank you so much for visiting. Love hearing from you. Vx

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Flowershop birthday and a walk.

Last Tuesday I had to make a special birthday card for my son's lovely girlfriend.
It is a lot of pressure to make a young, trendy, hip card let me tell you but I think I managed.
Cardstock: Crumbcake, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Brown Sugar.
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Crumbcake, Brown Sugar.
Flowershop Stamp set and pansy punch.
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I embossed the Brown Sugar and Soft Sky flowers with white embossing powder as well as the grid stamp from Summer Silhouettes that I stamped across the Soft Sky piece of cardstock.
I used the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder on the right hand side of the card.


I also used some burlap ribbon that I frayed at the bottom and the smallest Delicate Doilies Sizzlit in crumbcake.

And seeing as the card was a 14cx 14cm card I needed a matching envelope. So I whipped out my brand new Envelope Maker and had one made in minutes!! Love it!!
A piece of designer paper from Epic Day This and That and it was a perfect match for my card.
The best bit...I didn't even like that piece of designer paper but I love it as an envelope! hehe.

Giraween National Park Walk in the Granite Belt 20 minutes from Stanthorpe.
 Map showing location of Park

Girraween National Park is famous for its granite landscape, eucalypt forests, sedgelands and heathlands. These varied environments are home to a wealth of plants and animals - some of which are unique to the area.
Girraween is an Aboriginal word which means "place of flowers" - an appropriate name for this park. Now I hope you remembered your water bottle as it can get a bit hot out here walking. So lets go to the Granite Arch.

Whoa! A mother Kangaroo and her joey getting in a late afternoon snack and we haven't even left the picnic area.
 Up over the rise let's hope we don't have to climb that mountain.
Have you seen the beautiful wildflowers yet?


Coming out to a big granite stone area.

I bet you can't even spot me?

Here I am. Do you know what I am looking at? There is actually a large crevice between where I am standing and the rock in front of me and I could here something making bubbling noises from the water in between. Wonder what is was???

Finally the Granite Arch.
I need a sit down for a minute.



Clem will hold up the boulders so we can rest. Nice of him.
Now it is time to head back.
And look Mum and joey are still here grazing with a few more of their friends.
Thanks for coming on the walk with me.
Let's go to the Underground Creek next time.

Until then. Happy Stamping! Vx


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Christmas Stamp a Stack Take Two

Hello Again,
I am back with the rest of the Christmas Stamp a Stack cards to show you.
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This card was made with one of the new single stamp sets available at my Online Store.
Cardstock: Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Card.
Ink: Brown Sugar
Lattice Embossing Folder.
Scallop circle framelit is Non SU and so is the Rejoice word stamp.

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 This lovely Santa's List Card was inspired by Sandi MacIver. I have also used a single word stamp available at my Online Store.
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, designer paper stack Season of Style.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
I used the Chalk Talk Framelit to cut out the Sentiment.
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A really simple card made with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder. Smokey Slate and Whisper White Cardstock and some silver glimmer card. Ribbon is non-SU.
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And finally a colourful Christmas Card to finish things off. Design from Mindy Bingamon Backes.
Cardstock: Pool Party, Real Red, Gumball Green and Whisper White and red glimmer card.
Embossing Folders: Fancy Fan and Stylish Stripes.
Tree stamp and framelit retired SU.

Now for our trip away.
We went to Stanthorpe for three days visiting 5 farms. Saw brocolli, cabbage, lettuce, silverbeet, kale and celery growing. Very cool.
 We went on several bushwalks in Giraween National Park which is in the Granite Belt. Lots of giant boulders and granite rock everywhere.
But I think I will save that for next time. Give you time to go and put your walking shoes on so you can come too! hehe.
See you then. Vx

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