Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Exciting stuff!!


Yes you heard it right!!  20% off select products from Stampin' Up!
from October 19 thru December 16th!!
This is a promotion after my own heart.... I LOVE making boxes and packaging at Christmas-time.  These Bundles are truly a great deal... All you have to do is decide which one(s) you want to snag!!
Heres the details a little closer...

Vintage Christmas Card Bundle (Mini catty):
Bells & Boughs set (p.19) and Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (p. 18)       
Wood-mount: 124067 $23.92
Clear Mount: 124068 $19.92

Contempo Christmas Card Bundle (Main catty):
Contempo Christmas set (p. 45) and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (p. 174)
Wood-mount: 124071 $20.72
Clear-mount: 124072 $17.52

Tags Till Christmas Bundle 1 (Mini catty):
Tags Till Christmas set (p. 24) and Decorative Label Punch (p. 25)
Wood-mount: 124077 $38.32
Clear-mount: 124078 $31.92

Tags Till Christmas Bundle 2
Tags Till Christmas set (mini catty p.24) and Ornament Punch (main catty p. 203)
Wood-mount: 124478 $38.32
Clear-mount: 124477 $31.92

Gift Packaging Bundle
Gifted set (main catty p. 30) and Mini Lunch Sacks (mini catty p. 13)
Wood-mount: 124083 $26.32
Clear-mount: 124084 $19.92

Simply Adorned Gift Bundle (main catty)
Charming set (p. 130), Simply Adorned 1" x 1 1/4" charm (p. 189) and
Simply Adorned 24" Chain (p. 189)
124076 $39.88

Frame Gift Bundle (mini catty)
Definately Decorative Chunky Frame (p. 9) and Small Chocolate Chip Dotted Flourish
Decor Elements (p. 23)
Wood-mount: 124075 $19.92

Its worth noting also that the Bells & Boughs and Tags Till Christmas stamp sets are also available in Spanish.  The Contempo Christmas, Tags Till Christmas and Gifted stamp sets are available in French too!! 

If you would like to order these just follow the link on the Right-hand side of the page to my Stampin' Up! Website or you can leave me a comment with your email address if you have questions...

Hmmmm.... decisions, decisions!.....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Busy Busy Bee!

Well, Ive been as busy as a bee for the last few days...  We had a lovely Thanksgiving Holiday here... Although Hubs was working the night shift he was able to join us at the table for a scrum-diddly-umptious knees up at a friends house!   Since then we have resisted the urge to put up our Christmas Decorations (Unlike many, many in town!!) as I object to doing this before December 1st!!

Ive been really busy in the craft room!!  Making lots of things I cant share just yet... a couple of birthday cards for people I know read this!!  Hi Mom, Hi Mum!! a lovely Christmas Box project for my next club meeting, and a little something for my lovely girlies!!

I CAN share an ongoing home decor project with you.  I went to the local craft shop the other day (Yes, Im allowed to visit once in a while!!) and picked up some styrofoam cones in 3 different sizes.  So far Ive decorated 2... Not decided what approach to use for the third one, but I will, eventually get it finished!   So here you go.  I think the photos are pretty self-explanatory!...

So, I started with strips of double sided patterned paper (this is old Christmas DSP from SU UK) and cut strips 6" x 3/4".  These were looped over and just pinned onto the form.  I didnt want to use any glue as these will not last till next year without some serious squishing, so I thought it would be nice to be able to change the paper & color scheme each year!
Can you see how I just made some pen marks to keep myself on a straight line for each layer?

And heres the finished tree... Aint she pretty!?  Not a dab of glue in sight!!

The next one was a bigger cone, and took soooooo much longer to do...
I punched out loads and loads of Scalloped Circles and cut them in half... I think it took 2 sheets of A4 cardstock to cover the base.

I love the way it looks like an evergreen...  although my son said it looked like dragon scales! Thanks son!

Next I used the 5 petal flower punch on Cherry Cobbler, Real Red and Bravo Burgundy cardstock...  scrunched up the flowers and randomly layered 3 together with a little burgundy flower in the centre.  I found some old green DSP hiding in the corner and punched one for the back.  I used my crop-o-dile to punch a hole through the centre of all the layers and threaded a silver sequin onto a pearl topped pin, using the pin to attach the flowers. 

It still looked a bit naked to me so rather than make another dozen or so flowers (!) I just added some more sequins & pins in the gaps.... 

So, whadya think??

Not sure when I will get around to number 3, but I'll let ya know!!
Off to clean up the mess! 

C xx