Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Presents for everyone

It's challenge time again at Southern Girls Challenge Blog! This time we have 2 awesome sponsors - Lacy Sunshine and StarStampz.  I'm lucky enough to be able to work with the Lacy Sunshine image Santa Rory.

I coloured her with my Copics and embellished with Stickles and flocking.  I layered my card with bold Christmas colours and patterned papers.

I doodled around the edges of the papers and tucked in a little gingerbread man tag with a little ribbon.  The holly paper you can see is actually the strip off the bottom of the kraft coloured paper - yep nothing goes to waste in my craft room!

I have included this card in the following challenges: 

Crafting By Design - Here come the holidays
Great Impressions Stamps - Anything goes
Melonheadz Friends - Winter is here
Use Your Stuff - Layers
Inky Chicks - Christmas card in traditional colours
Whoopsy Daisy Challenge - Christmas/Winter holiday

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

The North Pole

There's one thing that I would love for Christmas - snow.  Here in Central Queensland it is toasty warm and air-cons on full blast from November to March.

So I have to make do with creating my own little snowy scenes.  This neat little plastic jar ornament was bought at Spotlight.  It comes empty except for a stick of chalk and a black label.

I took the bottom of the jar, and glued a pre-cut snowman and sign to the inside of the lid.  I then added some hot glue and sprinkled on some faux snow.  I gently put the lid back on the jar, easing the snowman and sign into the jar.  I added a little more snow.

At the top of the jar I wanted to add a tag to the silver loop.  Using 2 Tanya Leigh Designz Project Life cards, I trimmed one so I only had the HO HO HO, then matted it onto the green card.  Using a small punch, I added a hole and then added it to the silver loop.

On the back of the jar, you'll find the black sticker.  I wrote my name with the provided chalk.

I found some glittery stickers in my December Daily stash, and added a sentiment to the front of the jar.

This is such an easy and fun gift to make, and all you have to do is shake the jar for a cool snowy scene.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas Candy

I LOVE creating gifts for my friends and family and Christmas time is so much fun! I found this neat little tin at Spotlight, and then found this fabulous candy at a local market and they just had to go together!

I found an entire 12x12 sticker sheet full of Christmas quotes, so making this gift was really easy.  The strip around the tin fit perfectly and doesn't take any of the view away of the candy.  I used scraps of green card to make the rosettes and added some stiff red & white twine for the flower.  I found that I needed to de-stick the "Santa was here!" sticker and then hot glue it to the rosette.

To finish off the tin I added some organza ribbon and another rosette on top with some holly.

To give my gift that extra professional touch I used a Tanya Leigh Designz Clothes Tag, and topped it with a sticker and gem.  These tags are fantastic for adding little pictures to or a sentiment.

This is the top of the tin, there is a little washer that's included to use to open the tin when it's sealed.

A little close up of the rosette/flower

Those delicious candies - actually they're too pretty to eat lol  I got them at the markets from Cake & Candy.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Christmas is coming!

It feels wonderful to be making Christmas cards, it really gets me in the spirit.  Here in Australia we are going into a very hot summer for Christmas this year.  So it's nice to play with faux snow, furry hats and wintery scenes.

I was super excited when I was cleaning up my scraproom and found this paper pack.  It came with several sheets of patterned paper and this image, and all the pieces to make it 3D! All the pieces just pop out, and you assemble them with 3D foam tape.  How easy is that?!

I used the paper as a background to my card, it has strips of sparkle down it!  Then I layered on the embellies and the assembled picture.  The base picture is bordered in sparkle, the the present and bear are built up layer by layer.  Lastly I added some bling and some tiny mail.

The little December tab actually had 2015 on it, so this was a great way to use up old stock.  This photo also shows the layers really well, giving the bear a real 3D look.

I have joined the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges - Winter Animals
Moving Along With The Times - Anything Goes with Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Christmas
Timeout Challenges - Christmas with a touch of glitter