Saturday, December 31, 2011

Home made Christmas Cards!

Hi All! 

As I sit here waiting for the New Year to ring in - I thought I would quickly share the home made Christmas cards that our household received this year. I must admit I was a little disappointed about the number of cards we received on mass this year - Is this tradition going by the wayside??????? 
Oh well - I will keep sending mine until the day I die!

How cute is this Moo cow??????? This card was made by one of my Facebook friends - Tammy! I think I am going to have to go and get this stamp!!!!!!

I feel very special to have received this one, as my long time friend Pinkie only made 3 homemade cards this year! She also managed to use her chalks for the very first time!

Hubbies Aunt Deb did it again this year - she was the very first Christmas card we received! And once again it was a mad scramble to open the card to see what she had created this time!

My gorgeous downline Carolyn created this one! I wasn't sure when I opened the envelope and pulled this card out backside first! But once I turned it over I loved it - something so different and not to mention 100% Kaszazz products!!!!!!!

This one was made by my lovely friend Michelle! I loved how clever she was by putting the little 2012 calendar on the inside of the card - I am soooo stealing this idea for next year!

My partner in crafting crime Annmaree made me this gorgeous card! This one is Moo's favourite!!!!!

Another new blog and Facebook Friend Jess sent me this card. I love the non traditional Christmas colours on this one! You slide the label/ribbon part off and then open the card.

And last but not least this card was made by a very dear family friend Robbie!

Well, I hope you all enjoyed seeing the stunning homemade Christmas cards that we got this year.  Less then two hours to go til the New Year - so I will take this time to thank all of you for reading my blog and look forward to many more posts in the New Year! Hope you all have a good one!


Friday, December 30, 2011

A La Card Monkey Challenge #88 - Thinking of You + Sketch

Hi All!

Well as our Christmas festivities have started to wind down, I have found myself in my craft room with time on my hands! YAY for me!  I wanted to ease myself back in to it all - so I chose the latest A La Card Monkey Challenge to get myself going!

I really like their challenges as it always has a sketch and a theme - great for when you get a creative block.

Anyway, so here is my creation......

and the inside.......

I am a little sad to report that the only Kaszazz products used were Dark Brown ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad, Glossy Accents and Supa Tape.  But..... I did finally get to have a play with the gorgeous prize pack that I won from the Card and A Half Challenge blog when it first started. 

Anyway, hopefully this will be the start of a huge creative spurt for me!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Birthday Cards

Hi All!

Just wanted to share a few photos of the lovely handmade cards that I received for my birthday!

This card was made by the lovely Jess Doyle - she sells her beautiful cards on FB.
She can be contacted at should you be interested in purchasing some of her cards!

This gorgeous fellow was made by my good friend Annmaree.
My long time followers would already be familiar with her blog Emu Creations!

It is always a rush at Birthday and Chirstmas time to see Braydon's Aunty Deb's latest creation!

This was the lovely card that my Mum, Dad and baby brother gave me.
It was made by Mon Amie Cards and Stationery.

And last but certainly not least........

This gorgeous card was made by a very special and dear friend of mine Michelle Mills.

Well I hoped you enjoyed looking at all the wonderful handmade cards that I got and maybe one of them may even inspire you to create your own unique card.



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Quick & Easy Christmas Gifts!

Hi All!

I know I have been somewhat MIA for a while now - but I am sure like me - you are all starting to feel the Christmas pressure with end of year functions, holiday plans to make and not to mention buying/making and wrapping those Christmas Presents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been busily making most of my Christmas Presents this year and thought I would show you the Post It Note holder that I have just whipped up for my Aunt for Christmas!
(Aunty Kath if you happen by chance to be reading this - STOP right now!)

What I really love about making Post It Note holder is that the acrylic frames are so cheap to pick up at Junk stores for around $2 - $3, post it notes from the same place can also be as cheap as $1 each and then I mainly use my paper scraps to make it! So at the cheapest - one of these can be made for as little as $3!

I have made so many of these now that I have lost count and like any good professional person, I am also yet to make one for myself! LOL! I am sure you can all guess what animal will be at the top of mine?????

Well I really should keep moving - more presents to make!