Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and hope that you all enjoyed your Christmas Celebrations.  We had a lovely day spent with family and extended family, it was nice to catch up and spend time together and the celebrations continued yesterday with more family.  Over the next few days will be catching up with friends and  doing bits and pieces around the house. 

In the meantime I would like to thank everyone for their wonderful comments over the past year and I will be back shortly to share some layouts and cards that I have made over the past few weeks.

Enjoy the celebrations


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge # 16

Makeesha is running her new colour challenge.  What a fabulous colour combination.   I have always wanted to play along but never had enough papers etc.  Well after doing 5 of 6 stamp clubs with Sarah I no longer have that problem lol. I spent a wonderful afternoon with my sister stamping and here is my take for the challenge:

Stamps:                Fifth Avenue Floral, Oval All
Cardstock:          Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Ink:                      Taken with Teal, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Ancient Page - Black
Other:                  Ribbon Pumpkin Pie, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Scallop, Glossy Accents.

Thanks for dropping bye, have a wonderful day.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas!!

At Theme Thursday this week it is Christmas Creation time.  Albeit late here is my contribution towards this weeks theme.

For the background I have used Tim Holtz distress inks Peeled Paint and China Blue.  I have then stamped with Black soot and then cover the stamp with Perfect Peals.  I have used Forever Red, Forever Green & Interefence Green, Schwarkosky Crystals and German Scraps.

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Advent Calendar!!

Gosh I can't believe that it has been nearly two weeks since I last posted...ooh wah the time has just flown.  Anyway I have been busy creating.   For a long time now I have wanted to make/decorate an advent calendar.  I knew that it wouldn't interest my son as he way past that so after discussing it with the classroom teacher and getting the OK this is what I came up with. 

Here are a few closeups

I used the new Kaiser advent calendar kit together with papers from the Kaiser Christmas Carnival collection.  My tree is a Christmas decoration and the santa is a pick that I purchased from Spotlight and just removed the skewer from the base.  I filled each drawer with a candy cane and a chocolate coin.  When I presented it to the class yesterday  the children were just delighted and couldn't wait until today to start the calendar.

Thanks for dropping by and having a look.  Have a wonderful day.