Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Class for 2010

We had a lovely night the other night at my place winding up the 2010 year and celebrating by making some last minute gift ideas. It will be nice to have a wee break and spend more time with the family and with my folks arriving on new years day, I am looking forward to lots of laughs and adventures!!

We started off the evening making these super simple gift card holders.

I was so excited to see I could buy Christmas jelly beans this year as I sorted them out from a mixed pack last year!!

This card is called a ferrero rocher card and we all had a blast with this one.

This is a version I had made earlier for our stamp club challenge back in November. It is intended for someone very special and now I will be able to give it to her.

We also made a gorgeous handbag however somehow the 2 samples I had made have mysteriously disappeared from my craft space! Hmmmmm I do have 3 daughters, they love shoes and handbags ..... I wonder??

So if I don't get on here before Christmas I wish you and your family a very special time together. Just remember the real reason for the celebration is the birth of Christ our Lord!!

Enjoy and thanks for looking. LOl Tamara

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas at SJB School

I love sharing this passion of papercrafting with kids. Ever since my kids started school I have made a little something with them in their classes. I found this very easy when there was only 1 or 2 or 3 classes to do however teachers and students in other classes would look on forlornly and wait for the day that one of my kids would attend their class. So to alleviate this problem I spoke with a couple of the other mums equally passionate about this craft and after they agreed to help I cut and prepared enough to make 9 classrooms happy. And I might add we had a complete BLAST! I am so grateful to all the helpers on the days that we were there and I hope they had as much fun as I did! Here's what we did.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day. LOL T

$2.00 Cards December 2010

This is the selection of cards that some ladies were able to make at my place at the beginning of December. I hosted two evenings to ensure as many people as possible could benefit from making their own Christmas Cards this year. The bonus for me was that I had not been able to sit and make my own cards this year so whatever was left over then became my Christmas cards so all I need to do now is write them out!!!!!

Thanks for looking. LOl Tamara

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Baby Cards for work

Wow another post today! While I should have been writing out my Christmas Cards last night I knew I also needed to make a few baby cards for work. When a client or a contractor we know have a baby we like to let them know we are thinking of them so I always try and keep a few at work ready. I received an email during the wek informing me that the stockpile was non existent so I really had to get moving and make a few! Here's what I came up with.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day. LOL Tamara

Some special birthdays

Another month elapses and we are well on our way to the rush time of Christmas preparation. In between classes, school card making and other stuff I am involved in it has been a super busy couple of months. My apologies again.

I will share with you some of the things I have been up to lately (in case anyone bothers to visit this blog anymore due to my spasmodic entries (again apologies).

This ensemble was made for a friend of Kyras who turned the ripe age of 9 over the weekend. I have used the box in the bag idea but shrunk it and created a carrier for them. Each small bag has either chocolates, lollies, lipgloss or money in it. I really enjoyed this project!

The card

The ensemble

4 little box in a bag and the carrier.

This bright colourful concoction was made for my best mate and her birthday was the beginning of December (hope you had an awesome one Cherie!). The box was a mini version of one Cherie showed us how to make at stamp club and this one housed jewellery and chocolates. The perfect gift I reckon! I used the gorgeous bright Island Oasis DSP which I had only just received from the courier that day.

The card

Inside the card


And this one was for the girls dance teacher Miss Chere as her birthday was the end of November. I have wanted to use the SU Razzle Dazzle stamp set for awhile so challenged myself to use it for her. I am pleased with the result.
The card

Another bag made with Becky Roberts pattern. Thanks again Becky! Am loving this one so very much!

Ok so thats me for now. I have a few more things to show you that are far more Christmassy. Thanks for looking LOL Tamara