Another Name Frame

As I was scrolling through my blog I noticed that I had forgotten to post a photo of one of the name frames I made last Christmas.  I made this one for a friend who I stamp with on a Tuesday night and at Christmas time we pull a name out of the hat and make a present for one of the group.  So this is what I made for Sandra.

I love the Cherry Cobbler with the Expresso and when I get around to making our own name frame I think I will go with this colour combination.

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More name frames

Well I promised you on Friday that I would post some of the things I have been doing over the Christmas/New Year period.  I have just moved my photos off my digital camera onto my laptop and it dawned on me that I made a name frame for my in-laws for their Christmas present and have forgotten to take any photos of it.  I will endeavour to get some photos emailed to me from my sister-in-law in the coming weeks and will post then if possible.

In the meantime I do have one to show you.  If you have been reading my posts you will be fully aware that our 3 year old grand-baby has been visiting us since Boxing Day.  While she has been here I have introduced her to the joy of some old classic movies that I loved as a child and still do.  We have been watching, The Wizard of Oz, the original Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

Well we have definitely started something with The Wizard of Oz, Holly just loves it to bits and wants to watch it several times every day.  Now I love this movie but even I can’t sit and watch it three or four times a day.  I was worried that she might find it a bit frightening with the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys, but the “Naughty Witch” as Holly calls her is her favourite character…. Go Figure????

I thought she would like Dorothy or at lease Glynda the Good Witch of the North, but no she just loves the “naughty witch” and this is what she calls the movie.  Not a day goes by where we don’t hear…..”Nanny, naughty witch, I want naughty witch”… lol

Well with this in mind and considering how I have been having so much fun making name frames this year I decided to make Holly a name frame with a Wizard of Oz theme.  Luckily I had some Wizard of Oz DSP I had purchased off a website early last year so it wasn’t too difficult. The plan was to make it bright and colourful, assuming Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man would be my inspiration, but after asking Holly what she wanted the answer was……………….”Naughty witch Nanny”

Now I know this is for a 3 (almost 4 year old), but I like to keep my “customers” happy….hahahahaha.  I have tried to match the colours from the Wizard of Oz DSP with my Stampin Up cardstock.  I think it turned out pretty well.  What do you think?  I added some rhinestones in the corners of the frame to bling it up a bit.  I mean every girl needs a little bling in her life.  I originally planned to put this into a white frame but with this dark colour scheme it just looked weird, so I went and bought a black one instead, which I think suits the design much better.  The little “clock” looking squares on either side of Holly’s name are actually compasses, I tried to get a close up but my camera just wouldn’t focus on them. They also have a small rhinestone in the middle of the compass, and I put two small rhinestones at either end of the “Wicked Witch of the West” banner.

This is the upclose of the DSP section I used to match the colours to.

I popped up the witch to give her a decoupage look, but seeing as you only get two sheets of each page in DSP packs there is only one layer on the original, however, I think this is enough otherwise the back of the frame doesn’t want to close properly.

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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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