Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Quick Christmas Gift Bag

Last night was my turn for taking the Crafters Anonymous online class. As Christmas is fast approaching I thought I would do a gift bag. We all have people that we need to give little gifts to and it's always good to package them in a nice bag - seems to make the gift extra special!
This bag is made from a sheet of 12 x 12 DSP, a piece of 4 x 6 DSP, some sticky tape and ribbon... It only takes a few minutes to make (apart from the decorating) so when you need a quick gift bag this is certainly one that I will be using!

I am making these bags for my grand kids end of year gifts to their classmates - it is a great way to use up all of the retired DSP I have...

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Christmas Wreath

A couple of weeks ago I went to a "Stamp Camp" run by my upline Jacque. We didn't stay over - I travelled to Richmond both days. About 10 ladies attended. It was a full on two days. Mind you we started two hours late due to AirNZ plane delays, etc. In saying that we completed everything all of the projects that Jacque had planned for us.
The big project was making a Christmas wreath. I had seen these made and thought "nah I wont be making one of them" but I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed making one. Lots of work on the Big Shot cutting out flowers of varying sizes and colours, glue, buttons, wrapping paper and tulle. Here's my take on Jacque's - I have a few gaps so I might put in a bit more tulle. It sure is going to look good hanging at my door this Christmas. I also found a metal wreath holder at Spotlight that has bells on it so that will save putting drawing pins into my wooden doors.

I will post more pics of what we did over the next few days. 

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Pinterest Tuesday on Wednesday

I haven't been able to take part in Pinterest Tuesday for the past few weeks as I have been in Nelson so no time for crafting. I found this Pin the other day and thought it would be good to do. Easy and quick. Of course I didn't have the burlap/sacking so I decided to shush mine up... with what I had in my stash.

What do you reckon...?

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Sunday, October 7, 2012


This week at CA we had a guest teacher. Tracey Leigh showed us how to make a chatterbox mini album. I have yet to put photos in... Its a good way to use up those "not so good" photos as you can chop them down to fit the pages.

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Baby Gift

My niece and her partner had a baby girl in September. I recycled a coffee tin and altered it. I was lucky to find an unopened pack of retired DSP (I know... and it's not the only one I have) that was just right for the job. I also bought a pack of white onsies and  I decided that they were too boring so I cut out some fabric with my Big Shot and used the iron on stuff (name escapes me) to attach them. Man they looked so cute!

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Milk Carton Gift Box

A few weeks ago Suzanne took the class at CA. We made this adorable box. I feel so bad as I had had the Milk Carton Die for a long time and I had never used it.... Naughty, naughty... Thanks Suzanne for making me use it lol.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Neighbour's Birthday Card

I made this card for the elderly lady who lives next door to work. I knew her birthday was in September but I forgot what date until my Dad reminded me... And as she likes getting cards I quickly made this one up in her favourite colour (which is also my favourite colour) - good taste!!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

ATC Swap

Time goes by sooo fast.... Blogging has taken a back seat of late and it's not because I haven't crafted...
I was part of an Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap over at Crafter's Anonymous. ATC's are little pieces of art measuring 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". They are fun to make - the NZ girls had to make 5 each with the theme of Fairies/Angels.
Here are what I received back

Top Row L to R: Antoinette Buckley; mine; Flo Hill Rennie
Bottom Row: Julia Leece; Rhonda Fawcett

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