Friday, 30 December 2011

Fabulous Florets

I was lucky to receive this gift at convention (Prize Patrol). You should have seen how excited I got when I saw my name on the screen. I so wanted to win for a change & I'm sure I willed it to happen.
I have had little time since to play with it but thought I'd share so far what I have managed.
I used the new colourful DSP Beyond the Garden in the envelopes. the cards are 3 x 3"'s. Melon Mambo CS & Embossing Powder, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, "Fabulous Florets" & "You're a Gem" stamp sets.
This one was one of my open home cards.
Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Confetti White & Whisper White are the colours of inks & CS.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Simply Adorned

  Sandy received her gift for winning the Christmas swap votes. The complete Simply Adorned range comes in brown box's so I just tied a ribbon around the box with Seam Binding & added a clay disc that I stamped on & some twine.

I have ordered myself a necklace as I love making the inserts for the simply adorned 2.5 x 3.2 cm charm, this is the largest we have -so many more options.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Wine / Bottle Toppers

 These make a fabulous addition to a gift when giving bottles this Christmas. There's so many gourmet delights in bottles these days, not limited to acohol -one of my favourites is Pukara Estates Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar as a salad dressing & hubby uses it to marinate beef, so if you see a bottle grab some you will be the hostess with the mostess at your next BBQ.
I'm getting excited, oh how I love Christmas & Summer. Remember to enjoy the festive season -for me it has begin, yippee!
Back to the toppers the top one I sized according to the bottle -just started with a rectangle piece of CS & punched a 1 3/4" circle at the top, scored it & cut out a V.
Ingredients: Fabulous Florate, Stitched Stockings & Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamps, Real Red & Old Olive & Whisper White CS, Real Red & Whisper White craft ink, Stocking & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch's, Fine Supernova Glitter & Bakers Twine.

The second one I used the Two Tags Die. Teeny Tiny Sentiments (merry Christmas stamp from this set), Music Notes Wheel. Baja Breeze, Confetti White, Early Espresso CS, Old Olive & Early Espresso inks, Letters to Santa DSP, Glimmer Paper (I die cut the zig zag with Tasteful Trim Die) & Espresso Twine for the bow.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Blog candy winner & Candy Wrapper Die

Number 3 was the lucky blog candy # so congratulations Heather, the set of chipboard cards are in the post for you.
It was very close, between #7 -which happened to be a case of Teneale Williams, but with 5 votes card #4 was most favoured by my blog readers -thank you everyone who left a comment & congratulations Sandy,  a special gift will be in the post for you next week, I will share a pic after you have received it, so it's a surprise for you.
Now for some pics of the new Candy Wrapper BigzDie.
First here are the ever so cute ones I made wrapped with the new "Beyond the Garden DSP" for order Thank you gifts for a recent workshop I did.

We made these at recent team meeting - just having a play to see what ideas we came up, I love the use of Glimmer paper.

And here are a couple of variations, the first one cut out with Cheerful Treat DSP is extended (find the tutorial on how to here),  it fits a full size chocolate bar (inside this one, but not for long is a dark choc cherry ripe). The Wisteria Wonder one with Flirtatious DSP wrapped around it has a closure where the scores at the end are folded the opposite way. I fiddled for a bit but once you work it out it's easy after that. Watch Dawns video on assembling the Candy Wrapper Die here.

 A pic showing you the difference in size;

Thursday, 1 December 2011

December Frenzy

Item Page Description Discount Retail  Price Sale Price
120597 22 Welcome Christmas Clear-Mount Set 50% $39.95 $19.98
121584 22 Welcome Christmas Wood-Mount Set 50% $49.95 $24.98
117715 28 I {Heart} Hearts Wood-Mount Set 40% $42.95 $25.77
121528 35 Got Treats Wood-Mount Set 40% $40.95 $24.57
117699 42 Something Sweet Wood-Mount Set 40% $44.95 $26.97
116686 46 For Everything Wood-Mount Set 40% $47.95 $28.77
119163 67 Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set 50% $32.95 $16.48
121508 72 Every Moment Wood-Mount Set 40% $31.95 $19.17
121480 74 Awash with Flowers Wood-Mount Set 40% $71.95 $43.17
121522 75 Friends Never Fade Wood-Mount Set 50% $31.95 $15.98
120618 75 Friends Never Fade Clear-Mount Set 40% $25.95 $15.57
121600 75 Ornate Blossom Wood-Mount Set 40% $19.95 $11.97
123551 88 Clearly For You Wood-Mount Set 40% $47.95 $28.77
123848 96 Chloe Stampin Around Builder Wheel 40% $9.95 $5.97
116911 126 Padded Envelopes (3) 40% $6.50 $3.90
119263 138 Poppy Parade 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30% $16.95 $11.87
119267 138 Blushing Bride 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30% $16.95 $11.87
119731 143 Regals Flower Brads 30% $16.95 $11.87
119730 143 Neutrals Flower Brads 30% $16.95 $11.87
118762 146 Distressing Essentials 30% $37.95 $26.57
103179 149 Craft & Rubber Scissors 30% $37.95 $26.57
112531 149 Circle Scissor Plus Glass Mat 30% $37.95 $26.57