Friday, December 31, 2010

Thank You card from Libby

This is the beautiful Thank You card Libby sent to me after she attended my camp. How beautiful and thoughtful.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Carol's Card

Melanie and Rose-Anne

This photo was taken on Christmas Day of Melanie and I.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Crafts-Too Embossing Folder

My friend Libby gave me this embossing folder for Christmas. it is a Crafts -Too folder called Let it Snow.
The Christmas tree is a triangle and has been inked with gold Vera Color and popped up a little to give it dimension.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

ChristmasTree Card

This card was made using the same triangle as the cards before.
The background paper is the wrapping paper I have used this year for our Christmas presents. I bugged it, cut it to shape, sanded it and then glued it to the cardstock.
The Christmas tree is made from metallic cardstock. I cut it to shape, bugged it , scored it and glued it to the paper down the score line. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Tree

Bottle Top Christmas Tree
Here is the link to the background behind some of the cards I have made this year.

Christmas Tree card

This is a quick and easy Christmas card made from a triangle that I drew in the post a few down. Instead of cutting up the triangle into smaller triangles i left it whole. I cut 2 triangles out and bugged them. Then glued one on a bugged card front and the other triangle I scored down the middle and glued it onto the other triangle along the creased edge. Now you have a 3D Christmas Tree.

Libby's Card

This is the lovely Christmas card Libby sent me. I received it in the mail this week. It is so nice. Thank you Libby for making me feel special.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sharon's card

This is the card Sharon sent me for Christmas. I love the textured background. Thank you Sharon for making me feel special.

Monica's Christmas Card

This lovely Christmas card was made by Monica. It shows her excellent photography. Thank you Monica for your lovely card and I too am pleased you got into blogging as I love your blog and I love looking at all the Swedish things and photos plus your life.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

White Christmas

I think this card is self explanatory. However, to make the template I drew a triangle (isosceles). I drew the base first and then half way along the base I measured upwards how tall the tree would be and put a dot. I then joined the dot to the 2 edges of the base of the triangle. I then drew in the triangles within the triangle and numbered them and showed with an arrow which way they would go. This saves confusion and lots of time afterwards.  I then redrew the triangle and cut up the pieces as templates.
I bugged several pieces of cardstock with various Christmas folders. Then I laid the templates on the bugged cardstock and cut them out. Following the guide tree I glued the triangle pieces into the correct positions to make a tree.
There are so many variations to this tree. I think I might start creating them. So keep on watching for more.
I inked the edges with gold ink and punched a gold star for the top of the tree and stuck a fold sentiment down the side.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stamped Distressed Paper Flowers

Here are some different coloured stamped distressed paper flowers I did at my crop on Friday night.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Crop

Here I am about to give out the Christmas presents at our monthly crop at Beaumont Hills. We all put in a present and got a present in return. It was so much fun. We also had a nice meal that we all supplied.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

For Monica in Sweden

These lights remind me of my Christmas I spent in Sweden in 1975. The wooden electric candles came from Sweden but I received them from a friend who knew I loved them and she bought them from Ikea. The little plastic one was sent to me by my German penfriend.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Tree

This is the same tree I have every year but I have decorated it in a different way with the same decorations. It doesn't show the lights.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Hand Made Box

Have you ever wondered what to do with those left over papers or old papers that you don't want to use on layouts or cards anymore? Make a box with a lid and base to put a special present in for a special occasion. You can put food items in them but make sure you wrap them in cellophane or plastic before you put them in the box. Then decorate the box anyway you wish.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Boy Layout

Here is a quick and easy layout done for a boy. This can be made in half an hour.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Card and envelope set

This is the 3D envelope I made to go with the card. The template for this envelope can be found on Mirkwood if you cannot design it yourself.

Showing the card and the envelope. The background was done with the Sizzix embossing plate and then inked afterwards.
Products Used
Bazzill cardstock
Kaisercraft wooden stamps in 2 sizes and sentiment
SALT white cardstock for the flowers
Versa Color Ink
Kaisercraft pearls
Chrystallina Kindy Glitz.

Saturday, December 04, 2010


I love taking photos of flowers and anything to do with nature. These flowers are outside Jessica's cubby house.

Stamped Distressed Flowers

These flowers have been made from white cardstock from SALT. Ranger Distress Ink , flower stamp and leaf stamp and Kaisercraft pearls.
I will do a tutorial soon on how to make them. I have already made quite a few and they can have as many layers as you want and can be multi coloured. These ones I have only used 1 size flower stamp. You will see in future posts that I have used 2 sized flower stamps.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Water Paint Distressed Flowers

Tear circles from cardstock in various sizes. I have found the thicker cardstock works best.

Crumple the circles of cardstock and soak them for a few minutes in a watery base medium. I used about 1 teaspoon of paint to about 1 cup of water and mixed. When you crumble before soaking the watery paint will accumulate in the creases for a darker colour and this adds extra colour to your flower.

Take the cardstock out of the water and re-crumble and allow to dry. This may take at least 24 hours. if you want to speed up the drying time then use your heat gun.

When dry stack the petals (circles) on top of each other and secure in the centre with a brad, button, sewing etc. I also put Chrystallina Kindy Glitz.

Side view to show depth.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


This box can be made any size to give presents, put on the tree, decorate the table etc. Double sided patterned paper works best. When doing your measurements remember you need multiples of 3 for each folded section. eg 3cm, 3cm, 3cm ( 9cm side)


Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose