Having some time out to design a sample Christmas Card for the next Probus meeting.
It's hard to know what the oldies would like.....so I've tried to use a pretty embossing punch for the side border,some double sided ribbon from my stash,some Ink from Stampin Up and some glitter Cardstock. Nice to play with some older but gorgeous Fiskars punches .
Having a craft day today inside by the heater.
I finished these two cards last night but after sorting through all the supplies I have with me I found a lovely Wedding Bells sticker so punched out a black background and added it to the Wedding Card.
I think this finishes it off nicely.....fills in that blank space.
Sometimes it pays to take a break and walk away from crafting for awhile. Then when you come back to it you have fresh eyes and may see something that needs adding to or enhancing.
We walked over to the Farmer's Market this morning to purchase some WUK WUK meat and came back with Sparkling Apple Juice,meat and some Camel's Soap. It's very cold out today as there is a cold wind coming off the lake.
We stopped by Pier 70 for a cuppa and I couldn't believe what I was seeing out on the verandah. This bird literally flew onto the outside table,pecked open a packet of sugar and demolished it in front of us....clever bird I say LOL!
Hoping to catch up with Rod's cousin Bev tomorrow before she heads off on holidays.
Here's another card done and dusted.....this one is for hubby's birthday in July when he turns the BIG 65
He isn't online so he won't see this he,he. SH...SH....SH
I used all Stampin Up products for this card and my trusty Fiskars Heart Punch.
Rosemary also turns 65 this year on August 9th so I am now working on her card.
Edited.......another card completed PHEW! I'm on a roll.....LOL!
Amazing what a bit of Kindy Glitz can do to lift a card.
I had forgotten how much fun it is to double punch with my Fiskars Border Punch.
Stencilling is something I don't do that often but I do enjoy doing it. Adding a few fairy stamps and some Kindy Glitz. Lastly a Birthday Sentiment Stamp from Stampin Up and another card is completed. Yeh!
For this last card I started out by adding the ribbon to the Cardstock with the intention of creating a birthday card for Brian (son) but I soon changed my mind and added some vehicle washi tape and changed it into a birthday card for Sam ( grandson).
Letters and number 7 are Stampin Up stickers and the two punched circles were created using my trusty Fiskars Punches. So sometimes I start out with an idea in mind when creating and then totally change my mind.....do others do that?
It's been nice to use up more of my Stampin Up craft supplies that were given to me last year.
They make card making a pleasure and so quick and easy to complete using fun embellishments,ribbons,etc.
Well....I'm very happy with my effort today!
A day off tomorrow whilst we catch up with family for lunch at the Bruthen Hotel.
Having a few days away has given me a chance to catch up on some craft projects.
I 've been able to add more pics to my Photography Album.
This has been fun to create using some 6" x 6" plastic sleeves,ribbon and 6" x 6" papers from Stampin Up.
I have then added some of my own photos taken at the Melbourne Photography Group Sessions.
It's a great record of my own photos as I move ahead on my Photography Journey.
Today I also managed to finish these.
We have nearly caught up with all the weeding down here....just have a little more to finish off tomorrow.
Hoping to attend the RSL Members Night in Bairnsdale tomorrow....should be fun!
I even took a selfie tonight.....LOL!
Here's a little sneak peek of another fun project that I can't share yet....
Ooh I wonder what it is!
I've also had some time to create this for the Blue Lotus Watergarden Facebook Page.
It's such a nice feeling to have already finished my Christmas Cards.
Just finishing off the last one and then I'll write inside the last few tonight.
Added a bit more to the centre of the card....now I'm happy.
Posting out this coming week.
I have taken the Christmas Tree out of it's box in the shed and have hosed it down outside for spiders before I bring it inside on Tuesday...December 1st....that's when I like to put the tree up.
Then Tuesday /Wednesday I'll decorate the house....I love doing this.
I have finished the Lolly Bags but I need to create some Christmas Favours for Christmas Day lunch at Yvonne and Geoff's.
Christmas lollies and chocs are already purchased as are most presents. Wrapping a few this afternoon as I have the house to myself....a rare thing nowadays and I love the quiet.
Hoping to take a drive around to the Watergarden later to take more sneak peek pics for the FB site.
I'm having a Christmas Craft Day today!
Made a couple of Kinetic Christmas Cards so far.....off to create more cards.
Might get out the Cuttlebug and do a few embossed cards.....haven't used my Cuttlebug for ages so I'm sure it will thank me for getting it off the shelf....LOL!
If anyone is after the Fiskars Tag Maker Punch it's available in Spotlight and Lincraft stores. It really does make it quick and easy to create professional looking fun Tags! You could also use it for other ocassions.....eg.birthdays,wedding,baby shower,christening,anniversary,engagement,etc,etc.
Still trying to use products from my stash without buying more but I may purchase another 3 D sticker sheet as I think these are fun and cute to use.
I often have a few projects on the go at the same time.
I do love crafting for Christmas.
Once I finish my cards I'm going to create some Christmas Favours for Christmas Day Lunch at Geoff's.....just need to work out numbers coming....there shall be at least 16 maybe 18 people. So thinking along the lines of something quick and easy but cute and fun.
Finished off a few more cards today.
I find I am more creative down by the water.
I guess I'm more relaxed and having uninterrupted time is invaluable for getting creative.
We did venture over to Raymond Island for awhile.
We managed to spot 5 Koalas and one baby Koala with it's mum.
On the way back we sat and enjoyed the NEW seats along the Foreshore.
Heading home tomorrow so I'll be back pricing products and creating more of our holiday Photobooks.
Hoping to still create about another dozen or so Christmas Cards in the coming weeks. I have already started Christmas shopping but I need to get a few more things for the family.
I love Christmas...love the lead up....love shopping.....love decorating the house....love having family and friends around to help celebrate.....bring it on!!!
Scroll back down to see more of my Christmas Cards!
I'm happy with the amount of cards I have made since holidaying in Paynesville.
Slowly but surely my Christmas Cards are being created.
I have had fun using some Stampin Up Christmas Pack Papers for the background on my cards.
I've also been punching a little to create some interest in my cards.....being the punch person that I am I always find that I am reaching for a punch or two to create my cards.
I have my Fiskars hand held circle punch here with me so have been using that tonight and also have the Bracket Frame Punch by Stampin Up.......two great companies that create quality craft tools!
A little stamping and some trimming. I had fun using up some Christmas Stickers as well.
Here's what my table looks like when I'm in my creative zone.....LOL!
Just decided to add some more bling......a bit of Kindy Glitz and Voila!!!
It's amazing how a little bling can really lift a card.....I love using it to tizz up my cards.
So inexpensive and yet so effective!
Are others creating their own cards this year? I hope I have inspired others to have- a- go at creating some fun and personal cards.....it's really not that hard....you just need to allow yourself plenty of time to sit and create.
Congratulations to our nephew Adam and his wife Alysa on the arrival of Vaughn James!
I got a little crafty this afternoon and created this baby card using my Stampin Up stamps,Fiskars Tag Maker Punch and some papers from my stash.
It's been great having my brother Daryl stay with us for a few days whilst in Paynesville...both he and Maureen love fishing like Rod does....so they have been a few times until the wind got too cold.