Monday, 31 December 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

My very talented friend and downline, Felicty made this beautiful gift for me.
Felicity is amazing with 3D projects and they are always so beautiful.
This is the lovely handbag (Becy Robers design) with 2 beautiful ornaments 
using the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set (another one I don't own :0 )
and this is the lovely card Felicity made.
Thank you so much, I am really spoilt to receive such beautiful cards and gifts.

More Handmade Cards

This is a beautiful card my good friend and downline, Margaret made for me.
She has used the Snowflake die and the Delicate Design EF (which I don't own :0 )
Margaret has also used the red and silver glimmer paper and a glimmer brad and stamped her greeting with Merry and Type stampset.
Beautiful card, just love it.
Thank you so much.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Lovely as a Tree

This gorgeous card was from my neighbour, friend and downline, Lorraine.

How "specy" is it?
She will definitely have to teach a class on this for
her new customers.
Thank you Lorraine, it's just gorgeous.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Christmas Gifts and Handmade Cards

I received some beautiful handmade xmas cards and gifts.
Over the next few posts I will share them with you.
This lovely card and gift was from my friend Janine.
The little box was filled with a lovely box of chocies.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

More Chrsitmas Gift Vouchers

These are another couple of Gift Vouchers I made.
These are for Matt and his lovely girlfriend Shelby.
Both Matt and Shelby are sporty and fitness junkies.
So they will enjoy a "White Water Rafting" experience.
Really like how these little envelope/vouchers turned out.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Gift Vouchers

These are a couple of gift voucher wallets
I made up for xmas for my 2 "young" people.
The "young' man can take himself to Factorie and buy some
gear in the New Year Sales.
The "young" lady will need me for transport to take
her to City Beach for the purchase of a new
bikini.....please God give me strength!
I've been bikini shopping with her before and it takes hours......... :)

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Notecard Sets

At the Stampin' up Heartfelt Event in November, Marelle Taylor showed some really cute Notecard Sets using the Clear mount Stamp cases.

Here's my version of them.  They make great gifts and I made 2 up for xmas gifts.
I've used the little notecards from the main catalogue  - you get 20 cards and envelopes for $9.95.  They are slightly smaller than the regular A5 cards and fit really nicely into the clear cases. 
I used some matching ribbon and tied it around the spine of the clear case.

All product are SU:
Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch, Creative Elements, Curley Cute
Cardstock: Whisper White and various colours. Polka Dot Parade DSP
Accessories: Blossum Punch, Basic Pearls

Friday, 21 December 2012

Concertina Xmas Cards

I made some Concertina Christmas Cards for my downlines.

They are not the easiest of cards to make but I do love the end result.
I've used some new DSP and some retired DSP.
The bauble was punched out with the silver glimmer paper, along with
some cute little xmas trees.
I stamped the xmas greeting from "Curly Cute".
I added a card insert to write on but you don't have to do that,
 you can just write on the back of the card if you like.
I was really happy with how they turned out.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Chocolate holders

 I have made some little Chocolate holders for my work colleagues.
I've used the Scallop Square Bigz Die attached some retired DSP.
Stamped an image from "Tags til Christmas",
Secured with some retired 1/4" gross grain ribbon.
Just a little something that doesn't cost that much.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Stampin' Up are temporarily taking over a hundred products out of retirement with discounts up to 70% off retail--only while supplies last! We'll have four different groups of products on sale between 14 December-21 January.  
 View last year's catalogue to reference information about the products that are on sale:
 View the list 14-20 Decmeber here

 View 21 Dec - 3 Jan list here

View 4 -10 Jan list here

View 11 - 21 Jan list here

The Fine Print
  • Feel free to order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the same order
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-go nuts!
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits. Bonus!
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last for each time period they're on sale-so don't wait! Sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • You need to take advantage of this sale before midnight on the last day of each sale period. 
If you see anything on the "Clearance Rack" lists that you'd like to order, get in quick and let me know.  I can do a "Customer Order" and have them sent straight to your door.  

Thursday, 13 December 2012

My new Craft Room

 My new Craft space is nearly finished.
It has been a huge move from downstairs to upstairs.
My new room is starting to take shape and I've nearly got everything upstairs now.
I haven't had much time to play in it yet but hoping to get some time over the xmas break.
Mark will be able to repaint his new study and then set himself up.
This will be so good when he has to skype the other side of the world for work at all hours of the day and night.  So he now has a "man cave" and I have my new "craft cave".

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

My Jazz Dancer

My Novembers are sooooo busy with Olivia's dance concerts,
extra rehearsals, photo days as well as her normal classes 4 nights a week and Saturday mornings.
It is all worthwhile when you see her dance in her concerts though.
She is absolutley amazing.

My Contemporary Dancer

My Modern Lyrical Dancer

Monday, 10 December 2012

My Ballet Dancer

The reason why I'm so busy in November.
I will share more in my next post.