Wednesday, 30 December 2009

VERY late christmas presents!!!

Well, there is a story here....

I bought these clocks a while back.... in the summer holidays, actually. I bought them with "altering" in mind...for christmas presies for my sister and my Mum. They have been sat in my craft room, waiting paitently all this time. Hubby kept reminding me I needed to do it.... and before I knew it, we were approaching christmas holidays and I had wrapped all our other gifts up!

As you may or may not know, we spent christmas in NEW YORK CITY this year!!!!!! (pics to come soon!) We got back on Monday, and were going round to my mum and dads for "christmas 2" today - so guess what I was up doing, till all hours last night?!?!?! Yes, ....these darn clocks!!!

I must admit. I am pleased with the way they came out, and my Mum and Dad and sister, all loved them! Phew! They were a little tricky at first, but once I had worked out a paper pattern, I used Pink petticoat papers to cover the clock, added a little liquid pearls and some teeny pearls on the larger flowers.
Here is Mums....

This one is for my Sister...I used funky fairies papers to make kaths, chalking the edges in green and adding a few green sparkly gems and a little liquid pearls here and there.....

So, I think it was well worth it....but I wish I had just bitten the bullet and got on with it earlier. My friend, Pam, thought I was really good for crafting the day I came back from NYC, but I reminded her that I was naughty leaving it this late, really! (The day before I was due to give them as presies!) Anyway - stress, over...will have to root through some of the photos we took while away, to show you what a fab christmas we had. xx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

A few more....

I got this stamp from a boot sale a few months ago - and knew I would use it on my christmas cards.... I think it is a papermania stamp. I inked the edges of the image and put some acetate through my big shot, with the snowflakes embossing folder. Added a sentiment, a lovely gold ribbon, some stickles here and there and trimmed along the bottom edge with my bunpy scissors.

This paper is from a paper pack, but I can't remember which pack! I thought these snowmen are sooo cute... It's kinda hard to see, but I have decoupaged 2 snowmen on the bottom row ( on the left). Cute!

This image comes from a download I bought a while back. I added pink petticoat papers and some glossy accents to the baubles.

This paper is from a dovecrafts christmas paper pack and I thought it went really well with this digital download image. I love those snowmen throwing snowballs!!

Yet another dovecrafts christmas paper pack... I made the tree seperately and stuck it on with 3d pads. Hope you like my latest lot! xx