Wednesday, November 30, 2011


A Bag to add Christmas Treats

Showing the Kaisercraft paper and pearls and the handmade flower made from 3 layers of circles. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Little Boxes

A photo showing both boxes I made this week. Both were made from the one template.


2 sides of the box

Other 2 sides of the box

Once again I used the tea bag box as a template. I covered the 4 sides with Christmas paper and punched a border (Martha Stewart punch) with a contrasting paper. I stamped 2 of Stampin Ups bauble range and punched them out. The Christmas trees have been Cuttlebugged and inked and cut out and foam tape was put behind them to give a raised appearance.  All the edges have been inked. Another box to put a small present in or just put on the Christmas table with nuts in them.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Rectangular Box

Hand made Poinsettia. 

Kaisercraft Christmas Stamp and on the side Stampin Up Bauble Stamp

I traced a tea bag box and added height and a few flaps and made this box. I added Kindy Glitz to the Kaisercraft stamped tree. I will show you how to make the poinsettia another day. I got the template for it from pulling apart a bought one in fabric and tracing the layers and reducing it on the photocopier.
You can put chocolate, biscuits or lollies in some cellophane and pop them in the box to make a gift look nice. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cooper's Photography

Me with Cooper's pet Dinosaur

Me with Cooper's Dinosaur and Fisher's Ghost Puppet

Brian programming our new washing machine.
Give Cooper my Digital SLR Camera and nothing is safe. For a 5 year old he is a mean photographer. He takes photos of everything. He also quite good with very few blurred photos. I think Santa might be bringing him his own digital camera for Christmas. i will have to get his blog on photography working for him in the school holidays.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gift Bag

This is one design of bags that Cropworks produces. It comes as a flat pack and you have to assemble and decorate it. I have used Kaisercraft paper, SALT flower, Basic Grey ribbon and the verse is from an old range of Stampin Up Christmas stamps I bought many years ago.
These bags make a nice present with some chocolates or lollies or an expensive piece of jewelry in it.

Marshmallow Pops

I made these Marshmallow Pops for Chloe's 4th Birthday party. Very easy to make and very yummy.
I melted white chocolate in a double pot (water bath) and dipped the stick in and then into the marshmallow. I then refrigerated them. I then dipped the marshmallows into the chocolate and then the sprinkles and then refrigerated them again.  They were very popular.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Tags

I will be making all my tags for Christmas this year. I love this embossing folder that I have used with my Cuttlebug.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Gift Certificate Card

This is an awesome card to give somebody for a present on any occasion. I will post a tutorial on how to make them next week. I have used Kaisercraft Christmas papers.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Christmas Envelope

This time with Kaisercraft Christmas paper with the trees cut out and popped up. I also used a Martha Stewart punch to make the edge flap decorative.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Gift Certificate Envelope

This envelope has been made from a piece of A4 cardstock. The width is a little smaller than the previous one. The middle bauble has been cut out the second time and popped up. The paper is Kaisercraft Christmas paper and the cardstock is from SALT.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Christmas Envelope

My daughter received an envelope containing concert tickets and I thought that I could use the design in my craft. So I copied the template from the packet and made this envelope. You can put a gift certificate in the pouch or money or a card. So versatile. I used Kaisercraft patterned paper for this and a Martha Stewart punch. I also have a tag embossing folder that I bought from Cropworks and it goes well with cards as well as tags for Christmas presents.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose