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it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I don't know about you... but I'm getting the sneaking feeling that Christmas is approaching - FAST!  This weekend I got that first hint of overwhelming craziness when I went to grocery shopping and it was packed.  Now it may just be a coincidence.  I mean, there is a strong possibility that everyone needed to be in the grocery store at exactly the same time with kids, husband and grandparents in tow, but I'm getting a little suspicious that the Christmas crazy is starting early this year.  My new strategy for dealing with this is order everything online from a cafe.  That way I can just watch the crazy go buy and enjoy the best of the season.

Speaking of the season I'm still making Christmas cards.  Here's another simple but stylish one I made recently.  I love the slightly old fashioned hand made look of this card.  Bunting has been everywhere this year, so I couldn't let my Christmas cards remain untouched by this trend.



My first card I stayed with the mor…

more Christmas cards

Last week I showed you the first of many Christmas cards I'm sure to make this year.  Here's another one I made recently.


This was a really quick and easy card to make.  I love it when stamp sets and punches coordinate.  It not only makes the creation of cards really fast (for when you are caught out on a special occasion) but it also looks fantastic.  I could never cut that neatly!  I used the Delightful Decorations stamp set with the coordinating ornament punch.  To give some texture to the base card I trimmed the edge with the Large Scallop Edgelits die and then embossed it with the Delicate Designs Folders.  A quick spritz with some gold smooch spritz and some pearl embellishments and I was done.


I'm not sure who I'll be sending this one to yet, but I am enjoying making lots of different cards to use this year.
Happy crafting.
Sally

ho ho ho - Santa is coming

I can't believe that in 7 weeks it will be Christmas.  Where has the time gone?  Luckily I'm not leaving everything to the last minute this year... just the present shopping :-)  On Saturday I had a precious few hours to get into my craft room. With Christmas just around the corner I decided to focus my effort on Christmas cards and craft.  This is the first card I made.



The design was really simple - an image repeated twice.  I punched out one ornament so that when you open the card it shows on the inside.  Some Crystal Effects and a few pearl embellishments completed the card.  All in all it took me about 5 minutes to make.  Pretty simple.  When you have a lot of cards to make for an occasion keeping it simple with just a few flourishes really helps if you are pressed for time.
Happy crafting.
Sally

class dates - December stamp-a-stack

Can you believe that Christmas is less than 8 weeks away?  I can't believe how quickly it's come around.

Perhaps you're one of the lucky ones that's been preparing for months and already have all your presents and gifts.  If you're like me you probably haven't even started thinking about it yet.  Over the next few weeks I'm going to get into my craft room and share with you some Christmas projects that are easy and quick to make.  Keep an eye on my blog or follow my facebook page to see lots of ideas on how you can make your Christmas unique and special.

I'm also running a Christmas stamp-a-stack class on Saturday 8 December.  There will be 2 time slots you can sign up for 9.30am - 11.30am or 3pm - 5pm.  In each class you'll make 8 Christmas cards perfect for to use on gifts to the special people in your life.  Classes cost $25 which includes all materials, instruction and tea & coffee.  If you'd like to book in for a class email me at inf…

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