"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone :)

From My House to Yours

I hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas and a Bright and Beautiful New Year!!

Thanks so much for coming to my blog and leaving such lovely comments.  I hope you'll continue to visit in the New Year  :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Coffee Can Make-Over

Just wanted to share a make-over for my coffee can.  This is a handy dandy little helper to have around!  You can dress it up or down.  If this was done for kids to use, I would probably stamp images and not add too many 3-d items. 

This is a small tin so I had to use the single roll tissue.  Remove the cardboard center, place the roll in the coffee tin and start pulling the tissue from the center of the roll.  Cut a star or X in the lid and pull the tissue out--I had to play a bit to get the right tension, so the tissue comes out smoothly--not too snug or loose.

I used Bo Bunny paper, Stampin Up cardsock, Fiskars punch, focked rub-ons from Prima, flowers and ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by  :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday Tea

It's actually Tuesday Coffee for me this morning  :)   need that zap to get me going!
I've just finished reading this book written by my friend Susan.  It's about a woman who walked from New York to Siberia, travelling through Canada on up to Alaska....all on foot to reach her home.  I loved the book and it ended all too soon!

Some of the baking I've done the past few days.  Things are all packaged up.....and yes I sampled a couple  :)  My shortbread, almond florentines and raison ginger cookies.

I'm making another batch of shortbread and that will be enough  :) 

Thanks for stopping by and please check out Kimmies site at http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com/ to see what everyone's up to today  :)


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Let Your Little Light Shine

Today, December 11 at 7 pm in all time zones, there are candles being put in windows.  I first read about this candlelighting ceremony on Patty's blog,  http://bitze.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/worldwide-candlelighting7pm11-december/ and you can find out more at the Compassionate Friends blog here http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx

If everyone lights their candle at 7 pm tonight, it will create a 24 hour wave of light that circles the world to honour all the children who have died.

 Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Just Received My Prize :)

Well, not too long ago I entered to win a prize on Tanya's blog, Obsessed & Crazy Momma, here:  http://obsessed-crazymomma.blogspot.com/ 

And I WON  :)  so just thought you might like to see all the awesome goodies!  I totally forgot about this prize coming my way so when I saw it in the mailbox, I couldn't wait to get home.  Now it's my turn to be thankful Tanya!

You will definitely be seening these goodies on some cards in the near future!  Look at the beautiful ribbons and the chipboard!  Not to mention a stamp set that is just too cute!  And....look at all the images she stamped out for me.  And....BUTTONS!  I love all these embellishments  :)
Thanks again Tanya, nobody can wipe the smile off my face today  :) 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

No-Layer and Single-Layer Cards

Particularly at this time of year when we are mailing lots of cards and especially overseas, it can get pretty expensive because.....we all like to add embellishments and layers to fancy up our creations :)

So when I was asked to make 'flat' cards, I almost started hyperventillating  :)
It was a challenge, but I think these will pass as 'flat'!

These five have no layers except for the oval on the red ribbon and the circles on the two, vanilla coloured cards---they're not raised on pop dots.  

These five have one layer added, but are still reasonably flat  :)   What part of  'flat'  do I not understand, eh?  I used one glossy paper on the Angel card, the white ones are all SU! Whisper White, two SU! Very Vanilla and one in SU! blues (the heaviest one).

There you have it  :)  thanks for stopping by to have a look.  Your comments are always appreciated!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Herringbone Christmas Card

Happy Saturday Everyone  :)  I'm here with another Christmas card.   This is an entry at Creative Accents Challenge Blog for December.  I'm having trouble with blogger, so you will have to check out their blog on my side bar---sorry.  There are some beautiful samples by the design team and I hope you will give it a try too  :)

I've used SU! cardstock, Graphics 45 and Bo Bunny printed paper, a 'few' stickles  :)  some sparkly gems, seam binding and a tag from Graphics 45.
There is a tutorial for this Herringbone Technique on Splitcoast Stampers.  


Thanks for coming by and please come again.
All your lovely comments are much appreciated  :)


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fairy Card, Into the Word

Here is my little fairy card.  She is for the 'Pearls and Swirls" challenge over at Crafts and Me. 

I am also doing another challenge too, over at Splitcoast Stampers.  Today it's 'Ways to Use it' Thursday and we were to ink up a Cuttlebug folder--my first time doing it!  I inked up with Distress Ink--Antique Linen. It's quite light and a bit hard to see on the photo, but irl it looks quite elegant  :)  I also inked up the edges and around the fairy image.  The pearls are Prima, lace from my stash, velvet ribbon is Making Memories, not sure about the flowers, the printed paper, under the fairy image, is Websters Pages and all the cardstock is SU!  The words, that you can hardly see, say 'All The Things I Love'.
Just about forgot to mention that the image is coloured with Copics and my 'blossom' Spica.   

And here's a close up of that pretty little Fairy  :)   She is sitting reading and is the perfect shape to be used as a bookmark.

Thanks for coming to look  :)  and be sure to check out Crafts and Me Challenges and Splitcoast Stampers to see all the other enteries.