Field Flowers again


I want to share with you a card I made earlier this year for one of the ladies at work for her birthday.  I made it with my favourite stamp set of the year and used my favourite colour too………BLUE!!!!

I love how this card turned out as it was an original design and I always feel so chuffed when I make something that I haven’t cased from someone else.  Now I know that no idea is a true original idea but in this case I mean that I haven’t seen something similar and cased it off another blog.

I know how much Louise loves the easel cards to I decided to make this into one for her.

I love decorating the inside of cards and easel cards are just begging for it.  Not only did I put the large flowers inside the card to help it stand up I also added some more butterflies.

A couple of little pearls in the middle of the butterflies just finishes this card off.

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Array of Sunshine Tin Box

Hello again

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas like me and my family have.  We had a quiet Christmas Day just relaxing around the house and having a low-key lunch.  We now have family visiting us and keeping us very very busy.

Today I want to show you a tin box I decorated the week before Christmas.  I purchased four of these boxes from my friend Sally and didn’t really have a plan about what I was going to do with them.  I have had some old SU markers hanging around with  no container to keep them in so I decided to decorate one of these boxes and keep my spare markers in.  I think I will have to buy some more of these boxes for future projects.

I’m not usually a pink girl, but I really love the new Hostess DSP in the Stampin Up catalogue so I decided to use it to decorate my box.  Although this box is technically “finished” I can’t help thinking it still needs something.  I am thinking of adding some more flowers but I’m not sure if that is the missing element.  Any ideas would be most appreciated.

This is the top of the box.  I am thinking I need to add some “bling” to this but I still haven’t worked out where or how yet.  I have added some rhinestones to the centre of the Concord Crush flowers but I don’t think its enough.

I decorated around the sides of the box with some DSP and Concord Crush ribbon too. This is a handy size box to keep markers in as they fit perfectly.

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Owl Punch Christmas Treats

Ok this is going to be my last post for today.  We made this these cute little gifts at Sally’s last card class for 2011.  I think they are just too cute and have kept mine for when my adorable 3 year old grand-baby arrives on Boxing Day night as a special treat for her during her three week visit to her Nanny and Poppy’s house.  As you can imagine I am more than excited to have her come visit, I haven’t seen her since Easter time, as she lives on the other side of the country.

Take a look at these little cuties.

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Name Frames

Well I told you I have been busy this last month, but this is probably my most favourite gift that I have made for my friends and family this year.  I saw these name frames on Debra Daam’s website.  She had made her’s for wedding presents, but I thought they would make fantastic personal Christmas presents.  I have made one for one of my best friends and Stampin Up demonstrator Sally Hayward, one for my mum and her husband Jeff, and one for my dad and his partner Lyn, one for my mother and father in law and I am going to make one for myself too.

I am just so proud of these, I love how they turned out.  I am hoping everyone who receives them loves them as much as I do.  I did make another one for a friend, but I haven’t given it to her yet so I wont be posting that until later.  I tried to make each one a little different from the next.  I choose browns and blues for Sally’s because I know its her favourite colour combination, pink for my mum because thats her favourite colour, and tried to make my dads one a little masculine.

This was the first name frame that I made.  I have been going to classes with Sally for about 2 years now and we have become really good friends,well I think we have anyway…lol So I wanted to make something special to give to her for Christmas.

This is the one I made for my mum and her husband Jeff.  This time I added a little frame with their initials, and didn’t stamp on the vanilla background behind their surname.

I did this one a bit different.  I made this one for my dad and his partner Lyn, and seeing as they aren’t married I didn’t want to use just dad’s surname (which I don’t think would’ve fitted anyway because its sooooo long), so I chose to have “Our Home” instead. I love how the background looks on this one and I love the little metallic butterfly on the ribbon.

I haven’t finished my in-laws one yet and I haven’t even started our one yet, but when I do I will add them to this post.

Hope your all having a wonderful relaxing Christmas day like we are.

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Pines & Poincettias

Hello again

I made these little tea-lights for the ladies that are in both of my Stamp Clubs that I am involved in.  I wanted to make a little something for each of the lovely ladies I meet with once a month to make so wonderful cards.

Hope you like them.

Some of the candles had red rhinestones for the berries and others had red pearls.  I really love this glitter cardboard I found.

Here is a close up of the candles.  This little candle has the red pearls and the ones above have the red rhinestones as berries.

These are so sweet and I really enjoyed making them.  They were surprisingly simple to make. The girls in my Stamp Clubs seemed to like them.

Have a great Christmas.

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A Rose is a Rose – Scented Candles

Merry Christmas everyone.  I was downloading this post yesterday, but we went out for Christmas drinks with the neighbors last night and didn’t get home until very late, so I’m finishing it off today.

We have had a lovely Christmas morning so far.  We have opened our presents and had a yummy pancake breakfast and my hubby is now assembling my new bookshelf for my craft room….. woo hoo.

Anyway onto my Christmas projects………………….

The next project I wanted to share with you today is what I made for Christmas presents for the girls I work with.  I am just starting to learn how to make 3D or “off the page” projects, whatever you prefer to call them.  I learnt how to do this at the 2010 Stampin Up Regionals day, and have been wanting to try it ever since.  I guess I just wasn’t confident enough to do it earlier.  I love how these candles have turned out.  I am really very happy with them, especially seeing as this is the first time I have tried this technique.  I also made the boxes, a friend of mine, Sandra, worked out the measurements and showed me how to make them.  Thanks heaps Sandra, your a legend!!!!!!

Although blue is my favourite colour I really love the purple one.  I would love to hear which one is your favourite.

I asked everyone at work what their favourite colour is and then made a candle in the closest Stampin Up colour I could find.  The girls where really impressed with their presents.  I think they just look fantastic in their boxes.

I tried to decorate each box a little differently, and believe me after the first couple it got kind of difficult to think of ways to tie a ribbon around a box…

This is what the candles look like out of the boxes.

Not sure if the photo shows it properly but the background is the Very Vintage roller in Crumb Cake.  I love how these candles look in their boxes they came out really well.  Oh and they are vanilla scented so they smell devine.

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Ok so my last post was one of the cards we made at Ruth & Sally’s Christmas cardmaking day. This is another project we did. Its a tin box that we decorated and made a couple of matching cards. This would be a lovely gift for someone. We only made a couple of cards for the box but it would probably hold six easily.

This was Ruth’s project and it was so much fun to make. I altered my box from the original design by stamping over all the vanilla background.

This is the matching card to go with the box.

This is another of the matching cards that we made to go with the box. Thanks for visiting. Tina

Merry & Bright

Hi again

sorry it has been about a month since my last post but I have been extremely busy making lots of things for Christmas.  I know everyone says that but truly I have, and here is some of the proof.  Back at the start of December I went to an all day Christmas cardmaking day with Ruth & Sally, two very talented SU demonstrators here in Cairns.  I had so much fun and we made some wonderful projects, two designed by Ruth and two designed by Sally.   The best thing about the projects is that the girls colour co-ordinated their projects so they all match each other, and seeing as I am into things matching I loved this idea.

Take a look and let me know which one is your favourite.

This first one is one of the cards that Sally designed.  I have made quite a few cards with this new SU Merry & Bright stamp set, so after this class I just had to buy it of course.

As you can see its also in Sally’s favourite colour combination…. 🙂

This is the inside of the card.  You may be wondering why that brad is stuck in the middle of the card.  Well maybe this next photo will explain….

Yep, its an easel card.  I love this design of card.  Its so very simple to make but always seems to impress people, especially non-cardmakers.

This is the second card we made with Sally.

Sorry very simple but effective.  I must admit I do like brown and blue together.

Well thanks for visiting, I will be back soon with some more proof of what I have been up to.