Monday, December 27, 2010

Decorated Canvas

Well Christmas has come and gone yet again and I hope you all had a lovely day with your friends and family. We had a great day with both sides of the family throughout the day. It was a very busy day and I certainly crashed at the end of it. Unfortunately I was back to work on Boxing Day so the break was far too short.

The week of Christmas a dear friend of ours celebrated her 40th birthday and I wanted to make her something personal. I decorated a notebook and was really pleased with the end result. She was really pleased with the gift. I tend to give handmade gifts to only a few as some people don't seem to appreciate the time and effort that goes into making something like this. I know Vicky really appreciated this.

Today was a really wet day and it seemed the perfect opportunity to get in and finish a few UFO's that we all have in our craft room. I start my canvas long before Christmas and saw today as a perfect day to finish it. Originally I wasn't too sure about my colour choice but it turned out a lot better than I anticipated. The girls are fighting over whose room it will go in.

I typed the verse on the computer as I didn't have the stamp.
New Year is now fast approaching and I wish you all a happy and safe New Year

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Tree

Last night I attended an online tutorial from Crafters Anonymous. We made this wonderful Christmas Tree. Unfortunately we were late in starting the class so it went a little late so I never got to completely finish my tree. I am eager to start another one and also decorate this one a bit more.

The next one I work on will perhaps have layers of different colours, I will post a photo when I have completed them.
Thanks Tia for a wonderful class and it was nice to chat with all the other ladies attending the class.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Template for Gift Card

My recent post was for a Santa Stocking gift card holder. I Had a few comments requesting the template, if you go down to my previous blog entry and click on the blue highlighted word template it will take you through to the instructions.

Have fun making one of your own.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Gift Ideas

I have been working on Christmas Gift Ideas this weekend. I always love to recieve something that has been hand made and I am sure my family are now accustomed to recieving hand made gifts from me. I think alot more thought goes into deciding on an item that suits the individual person.

I like to give vouchers to the nephews as they are of an age that is hard to know exactly what they want. Vouchers are a great way to go, then they can get something they really want.

It is a bit boring to just recieve a voucher in an envelope so I found a template (click on the word template to download the template for youself) to make a gift holder. This cute little Christmas Stocking is an awesome holder for a gift card. Just lift up the flap and reveal the gift voucher.

My friends father makes some awesome tissue box holders so I decided to purchase one and cover it for some more gift ideas. This one was so quick and easy to make. I painted around some of the edges that were going to be seen then covered it in pretty co-ordinating papers and cardstock.

I attached some flowers and some bling and was quite pleased with the finished look.

I am sure the recipients of these gifts will love them. I would actually love to keep the tissue box for myself but I guess I will just have to make another one.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas cards

I attended a craft day held by Tania on Saturday. It was a really good day, I really enjoy these days and it gives me time to myself (without the kids) to get caught up on my projects. I decided that this day would be time to get some more Christmas cards done. I saw this card on a blog and decided to try my hand at it. It was a really fun card to make but it sure took a while to complete.

I used the top note die to make the shape inside the vehicle and around his bumper and a variety of other punches to like the scallop circle, oval and square punches.

I just love the finished product.

The next card I also found while I was surfing the net one day. I used the bird punch for Santas moustache, the oval and circle punches. I have hand cut a holly leaf.

This card was rather simple to make but again quite effective.

I will post more Christmas cards on my blog in the next couple of days.
Thanks Tania for a great day and look forward to next years events.