Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pamper packs for teachers

I mentioned previously that I was making 'pamper packs' for the teachers. Well, I did! In the decorated noodle boxes that I have previously shown, I popped a face cream, lip balm and rollon oil blend - all made by me. I then made 3 beeswax candles and tied them together with raffia and leather and attached a donut crystal onto each. I also included a rolled up decorated paper that had the ingredients of all the items and how to use the rollons. I hope the teachers like them. I had lots of fun putting them together.
Apologies, I thought I"d posted this one! Oh, well, it's never too late.....

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mini Santa Bags

At the end of the school year, all the kids give each other cards, usually with candy canes, or choccies on them. I decided to make use of the nestabilities that my sister gave me, and make little flaps at the top over a small plastic bag. I just stamped the topper with white frost "merry christmas" and used the white gel pen for the stitching and "from..." I then stapled it over the bag which contained the choccie. The kids were really excited to take them to share. The snowflake is just a confetti shape that I was given.

Christmas treat boxes

I made these after being inspired by Maria from Stampininspirations (check out the link ). I gave these to customers who took part in a workshop in December. I popped a lindt ball in each one as a small gift. These ones are made using the merry christmas range and white mini rick rack. I also made them using the same range of paper, but the green swirl one. Both looked so cute (even if I may say so myself!). Maria has the template on her blog - I think they are called: Mini gift boxes... Anyway, give them a go because they are great for having on hand to give a little something to someone, to say "thank you" or a small "happy birthday" gesture.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kathy's birthday card

On Sunday it's my dearest friend's birthday. We went to school together so it is a long standing friendship. I had great fun making this card. I used the cuttlebug for the daisy border and rick rack along . Now, I know I always bag rick rack, but I felt it had it's place here!! Then, I just punched out some daisies and stamped out the words in olive pastel chalk ink and stuck it all together. Simple, but I think it's quite stylish. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Paul's Birthday card

I'm finally here again!! Paul's birthday was last week and so I decided to make use of my cuttlebug and nestabilities. I used ivory card, java bazzill and our christmas paper(stripes). I used the vines embossing folder and the large deckle rectangle in the nestabilites. I stamped the cherish heart from the "love and cherish " stamp set onto ivory card with olive pastel fluid chalk. I also didn't have olive green grosgrain ribbon so I used the fluid chalk to ink it. Works a treat! I mounted the heart in the centre and used glossy accents on it and when it was dry, I popped on some icestickles. Add a bit of bling and tie a ribbon and the card is done!