Thursday, November 10, 2011

Extra Christmas bits!

I've loved going through the Stamp-A-Stack process for my Christmas cards as for the first time, I have a varied selection of cards to give out as opposed to one design for all.  It's really brings back the extra joy in giving... which after all, is what the season is about!

Here are some other cards that didn't quite get into the workshops...

I really love this last one - CASEd from Suzanne Barnard via Stampin' Connection (SU demo site) I changed the colour palette to a Christmas tones (including gold) and used Circle Circus rather than Delicate Dollies... I reckon Circle Circus could have a bit of a revival given some of the awesome Delicate Dollies designs appearing!  I also added tags to the ribbon.  This card looks great in every palette - big thanks to Suzanne!

Penultimate Christmas Stamp-a-Stack!

Here are the two designs from our penultimate Stamp-A-Stack - I can't believe there is only one more to go :o(  Although I know there will be impressed people globally with the skills of my lovely workshop friends!

Firstly a super-simple design, pimped with the gorgeous SU chunky Glitter Glass (Champagne).  I found something similar online but cannot remember where - so soz.

This next card was CASEd from Sweet Irene on Splitcoast stampers - I just love him!  I stepped up a little and embossed the white hair elements...

Halloween treats

... and a little trick too!

Our new neighbours are American so it seemed only right to help them celebrate Halloween this year - I don't think our local RSL quite hit the celebrations seen in the US but we had a great time none-the-less!

I whipped up a super-quick Halloween treat basket for their 8yr old daughter - this is where SU dies come into their own for fast, fun and effective handmade pressies...

We filled two mini milk cartons with lollies, one with a little bracelet... and one with mulch from the garden! *snigger... TRICK!*
The pumpkins are made out of eight / nine scallop circles and some Old Olive paper curled with a paper piercer.

Top-a Times!

Whilst browsing the craft sites recently, I found a host of hobby horse pictures that all seemed t lead back to one woman... Jackie Topa - my new muse de jour!!  So here are my variations of the hobby horse, used with the new and fabulous SU Stocking punch...

And another CASE of Jackie's work (found via Michelle Le Breton), just check out this adorable singing reindeer!  My youngest said 'This is cool, mum!' to which I replied 'yeah, he's funny isn't it!'.  My daughter came back with 'No, not funny, just really cool'!  
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