Monday, 12 December 2011

Sending You Birthday Wishes

Today my niece, Fleur who lives in Holland is celebrating her 11th birthday. We won't be there to celebrate her birthday with her, but we'll see them very soon when we're visiting family and friends in England and the Netherlands.

I know my card arrived on Saturday, which isn't always that easy as the post seems to always take a bit longer at this time of year. Happy Birthday Fleur, I hope you have a wonderful day. I will call you later today on Skype.

Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Cream) | Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Random Collection) | Ribbon: Vandoros + Twine (The Twinery) | Circle Punches: EK Success + Fiskars | Butterfly Die: Sizzix exclusively for Stampin'Up | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Sending You) | Ink: Stampin'Up (Chocolate Chip) | Buttons

And here are some detail shots.

In case you've missed I posted a blog post earlier today on how to make your own Christmas art here. Enjoy your Monday!

Got Sketch? Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 7

Today I'm sharing my second contribution to the Twelve Days of Christmas over at the Got Sketch? blog. My layout is based on sketch 131.

If you're into crafting at Christmas time, you might like this idea of creating your own Christmas art which you can display each year during the December month.

Here's my layout. Initially I chose a red background, but I really wanted to keep it light and fresh and opted for a white background instead. I added the colours red and green in the patterned paper and the ribbon. As you can see I still included a title, but did not do any journaling as I framed the layout to be hung on the wall and didn't feel journaling was necessary. I did however ad the date and place when it was taken.

Here's a few close-up shots of the layout. I added glitter to the picture on the main parts of the snow. I cut the title with my Silhouette Digital Cutter using the Café Aroma font. I also cut the snowflake and the star with the Silhouette. Before I cut the title I stuck the card stock down on a self adhesive sheet. That way I avoided fiddling with it after it was cut to try and adhere it to the ribbon.

And finally here's a picture of the layout after I framed it in a frame I purchased at IKEA months ago. It's the perfect fit. To make it even more festive you could hang it on the wall using a large ribbon.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper + Papertrey Ink (Poppy Red) | Patterned Paper: Making Memories (Mistletoe Collection) + October Afternoon (Good Cheer Collection) | Ribbon: The Ribbon Man | Font: Café Aroma cut with Silhouette Digital Cutter | Snowflake: Silhouette Digital Cutter | Glitter: Martha Stewart | Tag Die: Papertrey Ink (Journal Tabs) | White pen: Kikki.K | Circle Punch: Fiskars | Transparency: Making Memories

Maybe you've got a favourite picture that you could turn into your own unique artwork and will grace your walls each year.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Got Sketch Catch-Up Three

If you would go with what I've posted on my blog, you would think I'm not up to much. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Three's a charm, so here's another Got Sketch? blog catch-up.

Here's sketch 128

Sketch 129, which was also featured on the Scrapbooks Etc. blog here.

Sketch 130: I absolutely love this line from October Afternoon and have already created several things using this collection.

Sketch 131: This one was also featured on Scrapbooks Etc. blog here. I wasn't very with how this turned out and I might revisit this sketch in the future.

Sketch 132:

Sketch 133, which was again featured on the Scrapbooks Etc. blog:

And finally sketch 134:

To save time I won't include any supply lists, but in case you are wondering you can either find them on the Got Sketch? blog or just leave a comment. Thank you for your visit.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Got Sketch? Twelve Days of Christmas

I'm so far behind on my blogging, that I actually don't know anymore what I have and haven't blogged. Not that I'm too worried about it, maybe eventually I'll catch up, and maybe not.

Since yesterday Valerie has started Twelve Days of Christmas on her Got Sketch? blog. And Day 1 is something that I created. Curious, go and check it out. Here's a little sneak peek.

I hope you enjoyed my post over at the Got Sketch? blog. Let me know what you think. Be sure to check back everyday for the next eleven days for more great ideas for some holiday crafting.

Until next time.