Thursday, December 30, 2010

Final card for the year

Having rearranged my scrapping space (yes again) to fit my fabulous new chair that I got for Christmas (thank you my darling husband), I had to break it in. So finding a bit of time to call my own I got busy and created this one. The idea came from a cover that I have with the same yellow daisy pattern on it. Simple. Always good to have a few cards on hand should the need arise.

Colours: so saffron, white, bashful blue
Stamps: family greetings (elzybells)
Finishing touches: daisy punch, striped ribbon and linen thread (SU), button, brads, distress tool

Christmas cards

After stressing last year about getting cards made and putting together our family letter for the year I was determined that I would get ahead of myself and not be doing it at the last minute. But wouldn't you know I was actually later this year and just got them posted before Christmas. The big difference I guess has been that I didn't stress about it. I just got them done when I was able to do it. Next year however I am determined to learn my lesson. You heard it here.

I actually had a lot of fun putting together my card for this year. I wanted something different. I love looking at all the creations as I blog hop but I can't bring myself to do a winter christmas card with the snowflakes and snowmen etc. So it had to be kiwi. One of the things that sticks out for me at Christmas time is the pohutakawa as it comes in to flower in December, especially now that we have a fabulous tree in our entrance. So when I came across the pohutakawa stamp at Kiwi Impressions it got me thinking. I wanted to keep it fairly simple so carried on the pacific theme by creating a flax look background and the paua to finish it off.

Colours: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, wild wasabi
Stamps: pohutakawa (KI), wavy christmas sentiment (elzybells)
Finishing touches: texture plate basketweave (fiskars), stamps die (cuttlebug), red glitter, linedn thread (SU), paua shell (ocean shell beads)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Farewells at kindy

It is hard to believe that we will be sending another boy off to school in the new year. I like to leave a gift as we go and this time we gave the kindy a puzzle as it is one of Kyran's favourite things to do especially the hard ones. His other favourite has been creating projects at the woodwork table so I just had to use the builder images from my dress up Billy set from Pink Cat Studio. I started with the colours and had the idea for creating the background paper using the circles. As I edged it my ink smudged so never one to waste I added more distressing and managed to save it.

Colour: black, white, cherry cobbler
Stamps: dress up billy (PCS), little pieces and lots of thoughts (SU)
Finishing touches: seeing spots embossing folder (cuttlebug) spellbinder label 2, grosgrain striped ribbon riding hood red, distressing

A card I have been meaning to make

Since creating this card I also put together a pack of papers and embellishments to do another card with a different page that I found in the same mag. So I finally got it out and did something with it. Part of my goal of finishing things that I have started before doing something new. I liked how it turned out so figured I would do another while I had the bits out. Something I should do more often.

Colour: brilliant blue, neutrals
Stamps: le chateau collection and all about me (kaiser)
Finishing touches: seeing spots embossing folder (cuttlebug), round tab punch (SU), blue ribbon, brads, clear embossing powder

Time away

While I haven't had a chance to blog I haven't been idle. Before all the Christmas rush I had a chance to get away for the weekend to do some scrapping with my mum and sister. Fabulous I must say. I took the opportunity to do something off the page my ribbon storage box. I am not much of a one for off the page items but I enjoyed doing something a bit different.

I have managed to keep up with cards that I wanted to make but haven't been scrapping. I have been developing my style and got a number of pages started. These are a couple of pages that I did complete. I am looking forward to getting the others finished. Especially now I can scrap in comfort with the executive chair that I got for Christmas!

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