Friday, December 23, 2011

Telescoping Christmas Card

I am finally on holidays from work - yeah.  I am not going away, so I am so looking forward to spending some quality time in my craft room.  I did notice my blogging this year has been a bit lacking so my sincere apologies to those who follow my blog - one of my new year's resolutions will be to a bit more regular in posting in 2012.

To my card - I have been wanting to try out these Telescoping cards for a while now and since I was missing a Christmas Card, decided to give it a go this morning.

I used a number of different dies to create this card plus the Circle Scissors to create some of the circles.  I decided the bottom scallop circle was a bit boring, so use the Crop-A-Dile to add some decoration, I then added some two-way glue pen on the edge so that I could add some dazzling diamonds.

When you pull the ribbon at the top it opens up to show the 3 different panels.  You just have to remember that the middle panel needs to be upside down when you layer them on top of each to put the brads in.

I think these types of cards will definately be on my list of "to do" items in classes in 2012.

I thought I would give you an idea of what my desk looked like after getting (the majority) of my Christmas crafts and goodies completed.  The small little patch at the front of the desk is where I worked!!!

I spent about 3 hours cleaning up my desk on the first day of holiday - I always find I can be more productive when everything is back in its place.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

More Miriamthiums

I did get on a bit of a roll with these gorgeous flowers by Miriam Spiess (see here).  I pulled out a favourite gift bag design and the pillow box to showcase these flowers.

Apologies the photo is a bit 'glarey', I used the gorgeous flocked paper from the Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper and Basic Black Satin Ribbon.

The flower is made from Cherry Cobbler and I have sponged the edges in Cherry Cobbler too.  The Antique Brads work perfectly with these flowers.

I made the flower for the pillow box using the standard scallop punch and a flower from the Boho Blossoms punch.