Friday, December 17, 2010

Hi there tourists ;-)

Hello there blog tourists, I hope you're having fun with all the wonderful eye-candy on offer.

You would of just come from the uber talented Louise Ryan of 'Stamp to it"here: and I'm so glad you made it this far down the list to come and visit me, have fun browsing some of the gifts I've made and then you can pop back to the "Inkspirations site to get back on board the tour in case you didn't start at the beginning, I'll pop the link at the bottom of my gift pictures and you can also find it on the right hand side of my blog.

Hand made Christmas gifts...

Well hello and welcome to the tour, I hope you have enjoyed the wonderful array of goodies presented today. I have a few things to show you, all of which I have had lots of fun making up for friends. I had to make a couple of Secret Santa gifts this year and one of them was for my lovely down line Marryanne, I made this cute little art journal using one of Stampin'Up!s raw journals, I covered it using some papers from the packs called Love Letter and also from News Print. I added a wee bit of stamping and some shimmery new smooch spritz on the scallop flower. I love all the pretty ribbons down the binding and it seems that Maryanne really loved it too, along with the other goodies I put in her bag.

These necklaces were made using some large washers and covering them with designer papers and crystal effects, before covering them in the crystal effects I added some bling by way of Rhinestones and pearls. This was the first time I had a go with making these and I loved the way the turned out.

I made a little box which housed 16 Christmas tags to add to pressies, this was tied up with some more lovely ribbon which was a free gift from Stampin'Up! when you made a purchase of a special Christmas bundle.

You can never give someone a present without adding a bit of sweetness, so I made this treat pull box with some yummy chocolate inside.
I also put some green and red M&M's into skinny tube bags with a topper, this were given out to all my lovely card making groups and all my downline at our Christmas dinner.

some of the Christmas cards I made this year had a little gift box attached and held three very yummy scented candles inside, these were to burn on Christmas day in memory of loved ones who couldn't be with us this year.

You can't have Christmas without shinny! So this was my contribution to the glitz addicts out there, I purchased some plain empty glass baubles from our local craft shop and filled them with different coloured inks and glitters, it was a little time consuming but well worth the effort I think, I love the Tempting Turquoise one the best.

I hope you liked a few of my gifts and they will help to inspire you to have a go at making some yourself. Take this link back to the "Inkspirations" Challenge blog where you can find the start : have a safe and Happy Christmas,

lots of inky Christmas hugs from ....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A bit of Christmas Cheer.

Hello there,
I hope you are all getting into the Christmas spirit! Well I'm begining to finally, I have organised a dinner get together for my lovely Paper Charmers team members tomorrow night and we are all going to exchange some hand made gifts. I will show you what I made for my secret Santa partner on the seventeenth because I will be part of a fantastic blog tour which is being organised by the very talented Makeesha Byl, she actually used to be my upline but has since taken a break from the Stampin'Up! world to do some exploring with with other craft products and spend some extra time with her beautiful family in Cairns. If you would like to visit her blog/ web site just click on the 'Inkspirations' link on my side bar.
This Christmas card is one I made when we did the big Stamp-a-thon back in September, it has a book mark on the side which can be torn away for a keep sake easily, due to it being perforated. I used the great set called Tree Trimmings and the new one called Perfect Punches which was a gift at this year's convention in Sydney. A jumbo eyelet was used to thread the ribbon through and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder was used on the white card stock for some added texture. Hope you like it and it makes you feel a little Christmassy, lots of inky hugs from ....

Friday, December 10, 2010

Birthday butterfly for a friend.

Hello there,
Well time has just flown past this week, with classes and demos to be done, all good fun though.
I saw this beautiful card on the very talented Teneale Williams blog in pinks a while ago and knew I would have to make one for a friend who loves butterflies, it was her birthday last month, so a good opportunity to make one up for her. I used the beautiful butterflies die with the big shot to make the butterfly and I stamped the images from the set called Elements of Style. I must say I really love this set and use it quite a lot at the moment. I stamped it onto some Bashful blue card stock which I then mounted onto some of our new Marina Mist, There is a little Vanilla taffeta ribbon rouched behind the butterfly too and the little pearls in the top right hand corner are from the gorgeous Basic Pearls and at only $9.50 for 150 of them you can afford to embellish everyones card with a little sophistication!
I hope you like it, take care and thanks for stopping by today. Lots of inky hugs from...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The New Summer Mini Catalogue.

Hello there everyone, I have a special delivery for you today, the new Summer mini which will be with us from now until the 31st of March 2011. If you haven't had a look through it already you are welcome to have a browse on line by clicking on the mini catalogue image on the right hand side of this blog. Of course another way to see it in the flesh is to contact me here and we can arrange a get together for you and some friends to have some inky fun and take home a finished project as well as the new mini to browse through at their leisure.
Lots of inky hugs from...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Got Gingerbread man.

Hello there, I am up late tonight and thought I'd just put this cute little gingerbread man from 'Got Treats' on here to Welcome December. This year has gone so fast and I can't believe how quickly Christmas is creeping up on us.
The weather was such a stinker today and it doesn't look like we are going to have a respite from it for a while which is part of the reason I am up at 1am, I can't sleep when I'm hot.
I have really enjoyed playing with the stamp set Got Treats and just love this cute little gingerbread man, I made his buttons with the crop-a-dile, he is a case from the catalogue.
Thanks for stopping by with me today, lots of inky hugs from....