Saturday 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

This is to wish all of my lovely followers and blog friends the most wonderful New Year!!! May 2012 be your best, most creative and above all joyful year!!! Thank you for all your support!
If you like this little tag and holder and feel in a crafty mood, you can find a tutorial on how to fold the holder here Incidentally, if you fold it out of 6 x 6" paper it comes out just the right size to hold an ATC.

Thursday 29 December 2011

February and March

Here are the next two months for my desktop calendar, see post below.

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Desktop Calendar

Here is a little project in progress, a desktop calendar:
First I created a little stand

It has 4 slots into which you can put a 4 x 6" card for each month.
Here is January
And here you can see it slotted into place

So far I have only done January, I'll show the other months as and when they get done.

Of course you can use this stand also to display any other 4 x 6 card. The design is my own, if you want a description, email me!

Thursday 22 December 2011

Last Christmas project and HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Here is the last of my Christmas projects. In our extended family we always do a "Secret Santa" thing for boxing day, whereby everyone gives one present to one member of the the extended family.

I got one of my sisters in law and decided to wrap her gift in an altered gift bag as I know she appreciates crafty projects.

I'd like to use this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones all the most wonderful Christmas!!!

Monday 19 December 2011

Clever idea

What's so clever about this you may wonder, just a tiny little square ornament, not very special at all.... Well, move the bead and.... tadah...

Suddenly your little square has become a star shaped 3D ornament, clever or what?
You can find out how to do these here

I decided I am going to make these a part of my Christmas table,a little gift for each guest:

Here is another version, made out of 2 sided paper:

Finally, here is a fancier version, using a Martha Stewart punch around the page punch set:

I think I actually prefer the simpler versions...

Beware, these are addictive... just as well as I am making 12 of them for my Christmas guests...

Sunday 18 December 2011

Two present ideas

Today I will be showing two other little projects on the Snazzys Design Team Blog
Here is a little sneak peek:

Saturday 17 December 2011

Snazzy DT Project featuring MME Kraft Funday Collection

Today it is my turn to show a project using the wonderful My Mind's Eye Funday collection papers, stamps and embellishments.
I made a little Christmas gift box

Full details like usual can be found on the Snazzys Design Team Blog

Friday 16 December 2011

Exiting News

I am finally back from my travels and can't wait to get back into my craftroom. Hope to get round to you all just as soon as I can.

Now I have some exciting news to share....
I made it through to the second round of the Spellbinders Design Team challenge!!!
You can see all the information here

I could not believe it when I got their email. Almost all of their present DT are going for it again also so I know the competition will be stiff!!!

Tuesday 13 December 2011


Good morning dear blogging friends.

Just to let you know that I am travelling through India for a few days on the way back from visiting my son In Australia. I have very little internet time, so will not be able to comment much for the next few days but will catch up with you all when back.

Thank you for all your kind comments, they are very much appreciated!!

Sunday 11 December 2011

Another Christmas Tag

Here is another Christmas tag, have not posted one of these for a while....

The image is a Dover freebie which I digitally altered to fit the colouring of my tag.

Thursday 8 December 2011

Box card/mini layout

This is an 8 x 8 mini layout or box card, I love these type of cards, and wanted to challenge myself to do something in a lay out style as actually I am not really a scrapbooker.

I love how the raised rim makes it possible to really embellish the frame...

Monday 5 December 2011

Altered Box

Here is an old cigar box I altered in true mixed media style. Adding paints, Gesso, Tattered Angels Glimmermists and lots of little embellishments

This is the front:
I am going to use it to keep some of my mini books in....

Thursday 1 December 2011

Monthly Calendar for December

Wow, can you believe it is December already? I have now been doing this monthly Calendar thing for a year and a half....
Anyway here is my December spread, if you click on it you will get a better view...
I created the background for this page with the help of Gesso, Walnut ink and some paper serviettes and stamping. I then embellished with die cuts and glitter. I wanted the whole spread to have a Christmassy feel.
Here are some details

All the details about this challenge can be found at the blog of Kate Crane
There you will also be able to find links to the inspirational spreads of all the other participants.
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