Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nature Walk Meets Springtime Vintage

This card is for a friend who ordered it for her daughter's birthday.  I must say that I really enjoyed making it.  I cased it from a card I saw on a blog months ago...sorry can't remember who now.  I used the same sketch and elements but beefed up the embellishments.  It's a card I would make again using different papers and colours.

Yesterday was spent cleaning my craft table and putting things away.  I can now see the table with plenty of space to work.  Long may it last.  One of my New Year resolutions is to keep things tidy. My OH has gone to bed....he starts work at midnight.
Happy New Year to you all and take care wherever you are.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Midnight Frost Christmas Cards

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to everyone.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day.   Christmas Eve was spent by me preparing as much of the food as possible for Christmas Day.  Christmas Day morning, I started the roast pork early, then put the chickens on.  Cooked those, then started on the cauliflower/broccoli au gratin and potato bake.
The pudding then had to be steamed and the other vegies to cook.  A very busy morning, but it was worth it.  Everyone had a wonderful meal and had no need to eat tea that night.  rofl
The rest of year here is shaping up to be extremely hot and muggy so we'll see how much rain we get in the next few days. 

These are six more Christmas cards that I made this year.  I saw this card by Jocelyn
and loved it.  These are my versions.  The same sketch but I've embossed in Pewter, used different greetings, added an extra card stock layer and used different dp.  I punched a couple of the white strips and liked the effect.  I loved this paper pad when it came out last year and was very tempted to purchase some more....but I'm quite sure there will be something similar released by this time next year, so will be sensible. lol
Tomorrow is work for me...just a mail run but have to do a full day at the Post Office on Thursday.
Enjoy your day everyone and thanks for visiting.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Music Christmas Cards

I saw on Carla Suto's blog these Heartfelt Creations stamps used in conjunction with the matching nesties and just loved the concept. 
I then saw on another blog the idea of using flourishes and poinsettias as embellishments.  I can't remember whose blog...sorry.
I was very happy with the way these cards turned out and the recipients have loved them.
Thanks for visiting today.

Yes, I've been missing in action....BUT....all my Christmas cards were done and sent two weeks ago.  Christmas presents posted two weeks ago.  Christmas lollies....rum balls, apricot balls, rocky road, Russian caramel and coconut ice all made last Tuesday with some extra batches of rum balls and apricot balls finished yesterday. 
Local gifts all delivered, last one done yesterday morning. 
All the grocery shopping is done.

The rest of the presents are bought and just have to be wrapped today.  I run the vacuum cleaner over the floors this afternoon then that will be done too.
    The trifle is to be made today and I'll do the stuffing for the chickens.   Then on to preparing my cauliflower/broccoli dish and potato bake, all ready for cooking tomorrow.
My problem is I have run out of fridge room so it'll be out to the shed with the extras. lol 
Have a wonderfully productive Christmas Eve everyone.