Friday, December 26, 2008

Blog Hop time

Today's challenge is to recycle your leftover Christmas papers, cards etc and create a project with them.
I had so many leftover bits of PP and CS from my cards. I covered a little notebook with some of them. I am always making lists of things to keep me on track so this is going to be used for all my list making.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December Daily Diary

At last I completed the diary. Now to start with the daily entries. Oh dear I am so far behind but I have been making notes and taking photos so hopefully I can catch up quickly. Did not follow any prompts, just my own journal of day to day happenings in December.

Made some decorations using clear baubles. Printed pictures onto transparency, removed the tinsel that was in the bauble and then placed the transparency picture into the bauble. Would still like to add some rub-ons to the outside of the baubles.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Holidays have begun

Today is the first day of the school holidays. Have just finished putting up the Christmas tree and a few other decorations. Now the panic sets in as I realise just how little time is left to get all the shopping done.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Starting to feel like Christmas

Made this little gift box. Saw this idea on Becky Oehler's blog. The poinsettia idea I saw on Francine Clouden's blog. Put this together pretty quickly. Not yet sure what I'm going to put in it. Thinking of making a few and using them as place settings on the Christmas dinner table. Each person can have their own little gift box with ??? inside. Any suggestions?

I just love these angels that I bought at a craft market last week. They matched the colours of my countdown calendar so well, I had to have them. This makes a pretty display in my lounge.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

PTI Blog Hop

On the 25th of every month, Papertrey Ink has a blog hop. This is the first time I will be participating in this blog hop.

I made flowers using two different techniques.
The first idea I got was from Hero Arts. You stamp an image onto a clear cold laminate sheet with StazOn ink. Next you remove the paper backing and place a piece of patterned paper (face down) onto the sticky piece. Rub to remove any bubbles. Then place this into a container with enough water to cover the image. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to soften the paper. Then rub the paper off the back of the piece. Only the ink colour remains when all the white paper has been removed.

The second flower was made using a layering technique. I cut five circles of varying sizes. Crunched them and distressed the edges. Put them together with glue dots and finished off with a button and thread.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Saturday Sketch Stocking Stuffer

Lauren challenged us to use her stocking stuffer template for this week's sketch. This is what I did with it. Front and back of stocking. Then machine stitched around toe and heel patches and put the box together.

Added a tag and some ribbon to finish it off. Voila! Will be making a few more of these. Such a lovely way to present a person with a gift.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas crafts

Francine Clouden is posting lovely Christmas crafts on her blog with step by step instructions.
I just love all the inspiration that can be found on all the crafty blogs. THANK YOU all for sharing your wonderful ideas.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Saturday sketch

Lauren Meader posts a card sketch every Saturday. Here is this week's sketch.

I made a card for my brother-in-law's birthday using this sketch.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Inspiration to Journal

I have always found it difficult to journal on my layouts. I came across this FREE class with Jessica Sprague and am so excited to be given this opportunity to develop a journaling system.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Some creative bits

Have not made anything new for a few days but wanted to post pictures of some of my recent projects.

Saw this gorgeous Christmas Countdown Calendar on and had to try it. Would like to make another one in more traditional christmas colours.

This criss cross box is so easy to make. The template for this box can be found here

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Hello bloggers

At last I have a place to post my bits of creativity. Thanks to the many scrapbooking and papercraft blogs I have been inspired by your wonderful ideas and hope to participate and share in this wonderful community through this blog.