Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Even though there is a 3 year gap between my girls, most days they play together really well. I have 2 sisters myself and I'm so happy my girls get to experience the joy of having a sister around.
I saw this gorgeous frame in a mag's layout and wanted to try something similar. Sorry if I'm not giving the glory, I simply don't know where I saw it. 

Got lots of photos? Cut them into hearts:

 Punched layered flowers are so quick and easy:

And the good old cotton doily. Thanks, op shop!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cork boards as Christmas pressies

Wendy from WOW had put up some awesome cork boards she made for her kids' teachers here and I wanted to do something like it for my teachers too. It'd be a good last minute Christmas present too, if you're looking for ideas.

I couldn't find the right sized cork board, so I made my own. At a cheap shop I bought 3 document frames, about A4 ($2.50 each) and 6 sheets of cork ($2.50 for 2). I took off the glass, glued 2 cork sheets on the backing cardstock and glued on all papers and decorations with Helmar glue. I used the vintage school paper from Graphics45, available at My2Angels. The vintage look goes so great with the cork.


The papers I used are:

Here are some details:
(I love this stuff!!!):

a handmade flower with a skeleton leaf:

some orchids:

another handmade flower:

sweet little apple charm:

and yet another handmade flower (I was on a roll) 
with leaves and a felt heart:

So, if you are still looking for some Christmas pressies to make, try some cork boards!

our card day

We had a lot of fun on Saturday, making Christmas cards all day. Literally, all day. Thanks girls for making it a great time! Here are some photos of the cards we made:

and the ladies who were there: 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Be merry

I saw this awesome sketch on the October Afternoon blog. I love using sketches when I'm stuck for ideas and I needed something for my class next week.

It's got a pretty poinsettia (make yours red if you prefer):

and some super cute stockings:

If you wanna do some Christmas scrapping, come along! There are only a few classes left before next year.

card day sneak preview

 Hi everyone who is coming for my Christmas card day  on Dec. 10. We are fully booked and it's gonna be a fun day. Here is a little sneak preview of the cards we'll be making:

They glitter...


...open in the middle... 

...pop up... 

...and are tweet... 

There's going to be one more card, to be revealed on the day (in other words, I haven't had time to do it yet)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Almost a Christmas baby

Here's some fun for the WOW blog post today.
A few (not too many) years ago there was an empty little cot under the Christmas tree. I was due on Christmas Day, but thankfully I was 2 weeks late. So I am "almost a Christmas baby".

The photo is really sweet and soft and the beautiful filigree chipboard tree matched perfectly. 

A pretty little chippie like this doesn't need too much embellishing or it'll get overpowered. I simply mounted it on some paper, covered it in white crackle paint and added a few highlights with Perfect Pearls: 

The star got the glamour treatment with red glitter all over it. A charm sits on top: 

The "Funky Christmas" title suits that 70ies feel just fine (yes, I am thatold): 

I painted it white, inked the edges and outlined it roughly with a pen:

 And finished it off with some bootie charms: 

I have loved Christmas ever since!