Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post of 2010....~Something I made~

I wanted to make a 'handmade something special' for my friend. I found a wonderful way to use the Tim Holtz birdcage as a hanging ornament from this blog post and was completely inspired to make my own version with what I have. Here it is:
I used papermania papers for the bird and Martha stewart poinsetta and holly punches. the birdcage opens up:
I made the inside by layering 7 birdcage dies cut from mount board on top of each other after cutting away the bars.. creating a little area to fill up with embellishments. I printed tiny sheets of music and aged them with TH ink and stickles around the edges, added small amounts of green flowersoft, a few decorative brads and stars and punched holly. The crackle effect on the birdcage is die cut from wallpaper and glued on top. I added a 'D' ring to hold the two pieces together and hung a piece of scrap chain and a ribbon. The silver chain tassle is from my stash.

My friend really liked this handmade gift and I have a feeling she will be getting out again for next Christmas. Oh, and another little tip.. when you buy sizzix packs of two embossing folders they are packed in a lovely acetate pillow box... great for recycling hand made gifts like this.!!

I hope you are all having a lovely New Year's Eve. Thank You for visiting my blog today... See you all again Next Year! Lol

Monday, December 20, 2010

One more card...

I actually found a little time to make a card using the freebie below.. here it is:
I know that the obvious colour choice for her coat is red, but I couldn't get it to look right with red promarkers... so pale blue it is Lol! I used papers from the Papermania Silent night collection and a sprig of holly from the never ending Anna Griffin kit that I get out every year and always have lots left Lol!
Thanks for looking

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Last Christmas ~FREEBIE~ for this year

I thought I'd offer you one last Christmas freebie for those last minute cards or projects. She is a quick sketch from an old victorian postcard... adapted by me. I hope you like her. I would love to see what you do with her so please leave a comment to let me see your creations.
I have also added a simple Merry Christmas banner for you to use if you want.
Here she is.
... and here is the simple banner to use on your projects...
I hope to make a card myself to day to show on here.. until then... Happy Christmas..!


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