Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! I have been knee deep in getting ready for the big day, so sorry about the silent treatment you have been getting from my blog ;-) Hope you are all having merry days and enjoying yourselves.

Thank you to all of you who drop by my blog to leave wonderful comments, I love hearing your thoughts and your encouragement make my day! I love posting my crafty cards for you, hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I love making them.

Hope this season brings you all you have hoped for!

Just a little Christmas wish from me..

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas:-)

How has Christmas been treating you so far? Well I am being pulled in all directions trying to get all my shopping and decor ready:-) It's not easy being a wife during Christmas, and I can tell you now, I have immense respect for those who are also mothers! Yikes!

Anyways, here are a few cards I made to send to my extended family, had to get them sent through UPS cos, well I took forever to make these since I was buried in work. Sigh.

Anyways, I do have to make a few more cards, possibly around 5 more, these are the ones I will be hand delivering during Christmas lunches and dinners.. So yes. I do tend to let things accumulate when I get busy..

Now on to the cards!

What inspired me to make this set was this pretty Hero Arts Silly scape stamp. I was thinking of ways to incorporate this stamp into a festive card design, and I thought, why not highlight a single house in red and green!!

So I chose this gorgeous paper by SEI ( which I totally picked up by accident while shopping at an awesome sale of scrap goodies in Singapore! , I seem to love stripes for holiday cards..) and I also pulled out some of my punches for this and got cracking.

This first card is my favourite, looks so pretty in person with the glittery stickles snow, and the blue distressing I used to create the sky:-) I also love the bright red sentiment, so cheery dont you think?

This little square card uses this fabulous silver tinsel trim I found at a craft store near my home.. Love this stuff, planning to use it everywhere.. as part of decor, scrapping my Christmas journal and cards of course:-)

Lastly this longer card, I used some powder blue cardstock to create a very soft central panel. And used my tinsel again:-)

Hope you enjoyed today's post, and thank you for dropping by:-)

Have a great week!


Stamps- all by Hero arts
Paper- SEI
Stickles by Ranger
Distress inks by Ranger
Punches- Fiskars
Large scallop die - Die-Namics

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December journal share

My first post for December! I am busy, busy, busy all the time! Managed to get my act together and finally start on my first page of my December Journal:-) Super pleased that at least now it's going to be less of a worry, the pressure is high when you are far behind and others have already got all their pages sorted.. (Not that my pages are cut yet:-)) I am planning to take a day to day approach, cut the pattern paper as I go, so that it matches my photographs...

Anyhooo, firstly I have to share with you some crazy exciting news,.. remember the wreath card from my last post? It won one of the Fab 5 awards by Hero Arts!!! It was the best start for December. I was super excited and could not believe my luck!

If you want to see the complete winners list, follow this link-

One more thing before my December Daily post,
I took a quick photograph of the cards I have ready to send out.. tiny little bunch I know, but I do have a few more to get done, till then I am going to send these out first so that they have plenty of time to make it to the recipients before Christmas.

Now on to todays post,

Following Shimelle, my first page was going to be the manifesto for the journal. It's the 4th of December, so high time I got to it!

Here are some of the images I captured :-)

You can click the photographs to see them bigger:-)
I used some Studio Calico letter stickers, Hero arts stamps and my trusty Peppermint collection by Crate paper, which I would be using throughout my journal.
I also added a bit of distressing and white paint to give it a more finished look.

Here I tied some bakers twine in this pretty red, and added a Maya Road star pin, layered on a snowflake die cut made from some powder blue card stock.

I then incorporated a sentiment stamp as part of my journalling to make it extra special.

Hope you liked todays post, a bit lengthy I know, but next time I can promise you there wont be so much stuff to share in a single post:-)

Thanks for dropping by today:-)
Hope you have a wonderful week! And stay tuned for more December Daily shares.