Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas Candy

I LOVE creating gifts for my friends and family and Christmas time is so much fun! I found this neat little tin at Spotlight, and then found this fabulous candy at a local market and they just had to go together!

I found an entire 12x12 sticker sheet full of Christmas quotes, so making this gift was really easy.  The strip around the tin fit perfectly and doesn't take any of the view away of the candy.  I used scraps of green card to make the rosettes and added some stiff red & white twine for the flower.  I found that I needed to de-stick the "Santa was here!" sticker and then hot glue it to the rosette.

To finish off the tin I added some organza ribbon and another rosette on top with some holly.

To give my gift that extra professional touch I used a Tanya Leigh Designz Clothes Tag, and topped it with a sticker and gem.  These tags are fantastic for adding little pictures to or a sentiment.

This is the top of the tin, there is a little washer that's included to use to open the tin when it's sealed.

A little close up of the rosette/flower

Those delicious candies - actually they're too pretty to eat lol  I got them at the markets from Cake & Candy.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Christmas is coming!

It feels wonderful to be making Christmas cards, it really gets me in the spirit.  Here in Australia we are going into a very hot summer for Christmas this year.  So it's nice to play with faux snow, furry hats and wintery scenes.

I was super excited when I was cleaning up my scraproom and found this paper pack.  It came with several sheets of patterned paper and this image, and all the pieces to make it 3D! All the pieces just pop out, and you assemble them with 3D foam tape.  How easy is that?!

I used the paper as a background to my card, it has strips of sparkle down it!  Then I layered on the embellies and the assembled picture.  The base picture is bordered in sparkle, the the present and bear are built up layer by layer.  Lastly I added some bling and some tiny mail.

The little December tab actually had 2015 on it, so this was a great way to use up old stock.  This photo also shows the layers really well, giving the bear a real 3D look.

I have joined the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges - Winter Animals
Moving Along With The Times - Anything Goes with Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Christmas
Timeout Challenges - Christmas with a touch of glitter

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

There was a Big Bang!

One of my favourite shows is The Big Bang Theory, so I was super excited to swap with someone in this theme!

There are cards, maps, posters, paper clips and tons of pictures! I backed all the pocket pictures on blue Bazzill.

This shows the pockets a little better, they hold some of the funniest moments from The Big Bang.  I used pictures of Pop Vinyl figures to make my paperclips.

Here you can see the maps, Sheldon's ID and Penny's door - I tucked some goodies into that.

This is the back of the pocket letter.

Thanks for visiting

Monday, 21 November 2016

Welcome to the Haunted House

I am coming to the end of making Halloween Pocket Letters and this was a great way to end them! A Haunted House!

I used each of the pockets to represent a room in the house, and each pocket has a door.  There's crumpled tickets, spooky signs, condemned signs and scary pictures.

So start at the ground level and work your way up!

Here's a peek behind the doors - some open left, some open right, but you never know when you'll get a fright!  Here's a video of each of the "rooms" in the haunted house.