Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Dear Santa Journal



Hello and welcome,

What better day than today to share my Dear Santa Journal with you. This journal is made from manilla folders. The idea for the front cover came from Shelly Hickox. I loved her piece so much I had to have one for myself. Here is the link to the tutorial.  http://shellyhickox.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/faux-leather-travel-journal.html

Now the idea to use manilla folders came from a wonderfully talented New Zealand lady by the name of Michelle...... Here is the Youtube link.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZMxfvLOJtc  
If you like tea dye....you are going to absolutely LOVE her chanel.

I used a couple of other people ideas and went ahead and did my own thing with the layout and pockets etc. I used Grunge board, Chipboard and a huge selection of Christmas papers I had in my stash. Any questions just drop me a line.  It's so easy and a HEAP of FUN.

I thought perhaps this could be a Dear Santa Journal for a child to write in each year what they would like for Christmas.  What a lovely thing to be able to look back on. 

Front Cover




















First Page




















Magnetic Tags







































Side Pocket





















Book Mark





























































Behind the magnatised tag is a hidden encvelope




























































The back.  Probably my FAVOURITE page.  On the background star I thought I had used Glossy Accents...it turned out to be crackle accents. I love how it turned out. I suppose that's what can happen when you have so many items on your desk at once.  How GORGEOUS is this blue snowflake?





















I'm so pleased with the way it turned out just had to share it. If you have a spare moment please  let me know what you think and don't forget to leave your link so I can visit you too.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hello every-one,

I just LOVE this time of year!!!  Don't you? 1 more sleep to go and there is alot of excitement here from a 7 and 2 year old.
It's been another good year....most of the troops are home safely for Christmas, we are all happy and healthy so what more could we ask for? Some snow perhaps...that would be nice. Not likely to happen in Australia though. O'h well.

Next year I want  to focus on adding a lot more texture and grunge to my projects and to complete Chemistry 102 with Tim.
















Anyway I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and an amazing 2014 full of crafting.
Have wonderful celebrations and I hope you all receive that special little something.
A VERY BIG WELCOME to all my new followers it's lovely having you over here.
Finally;) a  huge THANK-YOU for all the wonderfully encouraging comments. 

See you all soon.

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Snowman is back!!

Hello,

Today I am showing the tags I placed in every-ones envelopes this year.  Yes you guessed it they are Snowmen. My Sizzix die has certainly be well utilized this Christmas.  I cut out double the snowmen needed only embossing half then using Glossy Accents to glue the backs on.








This is a tag I made for some-one whom I thought would like some cogs instead of a snowman.


These are my Christmas Cards/Tags this year.


Have a great day!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Background

Hello,

Today I am sharing a tag I made for the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Background Challenge. Theres 10 hours till closing...so I am running really late today.


Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Here is the link.      http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ There are some amazing pieces of inspiration.





















 I used Gathered Twigs,Victorian Velvet, Vintage Sepia and Black Inks.  I created my own stencil using the Martha Stewart snowflake punch.and white embossing paste.

Have a great day!