26 November 2011

Life is Good

I've spent much of this week making Christmas cards for my family and friends. I have a few still to go but I also managed to make a few more tags for my BFF's Christmas present. I made half-a-dozen of these layered flower tags. How could I not - especially after they were proclaimed her most favourite tags ever! My fate was kind of sealed after that :-) Lucky for me they're fun to make and take no time at all to put together. And there's no need for different sized circle punches; I just draw them free-hand and cut them out with scissors. The wobblier the better!

Stamp - Tim Holtz
Ink - Versa Mark
Paper - assorted
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Pebbles Inc. masking tape stickers, ribbon, punched leaves, button
Other - hole punch, sewing needle, embroidery thread

21 November 2011

Cottage Christmas

I have a quick Christmas project to share - as seen in last month's Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine. It's a set of tags I designed around these beautiful Imaginisce die-cuts. I spied them in my LLS and knew I had to have them. I thought they'd suit a shabby chic theme - buttons, lace, rhinestones and inked timber stars. I had some bells and other odds and ends lying around so I used them too :-) Sometimes it's hard to know when to stop LOL.

Ink - Versa Magic sea breeze
Paper - Imaginisce
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Imaginisce die-cut numbers, Kaisercraft rhinestones, ribbon, timber stars, gold bell, buttons, silk holly leaf
Other - sewing needle, embroidery thread, hole punch

11 November 2011


My little sister is a bridesmaid in a wedding tomorrow and she requested a card to give to the bride and groom. She also specified the colour sheme - purple, green and gold - which was a fun challenge. I decided to go for a more modern look and feel with this card. But... I couldn't help making a few concessions to my first love - vintage.

Stamp - Stamp-It
Ink - Brilliance galaxy gold
Paper - GCD Studios, Making Memories, gold shimmer
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Cristina Re pearl brads, Cristina Re white diamond brads, Kaisercraft rhineastones, Collections altered book word, gold satin ribbon, lace

04 November 2011


Once again I have a back log of tags to share. I guess that's to be expected when you make 50+ for a Christmas present! I'm especially happy with this design. I have a bit of a thing for bunting at the moment. Seriously, I find myself sticking triangles to every card I make. That's after I painstakingly draw and cut them out One. At. A.Time. Somebody stop me!

Paper - Kaisercraft, assorted off-cuts
Embellishments - Making Memories alphabet stickers, buttons, ribbon
Other - sewing needle, embroidery thread, hole punch