Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Finally, I'm back

Hi Guys (if anyone has bothered to call past since it's so long since I posted),

Don't faint but I actually have a few items to show you. I have been making goodies to take to work for my annual 'Christmas Shop in a Basket'. I make earrings (Christmas Trees, Angels, and this year, Christmas Baubles); Swarovski pendants and a few earrings; candles and body products; and, of course, some stamping craft.

I saw quite a few stampers making the little Ferrero boxes (namely Kirsty & Karen) and I had to go to Becky Roberts' blog and purchase the 12 Days of Christmas tutorial. I made a few changes to make it metric and to make a smaller fold over card. I made some with Rochers and some with Lindt Balls.

By the way, apologies for poor pic quality as I didn't have my usual system set up due to my place still being rather disorganised (or, more disorganised than usual shall we say).

I saw these very cute calendar and shopping list sets made by Susan Rowe and had to have a play. If only I had the Fancy Flower Punch, oh well. I thought the base of the Easel Calendar would be a good spot to pop some Post-it notes. I made a few varieties but only took a pic of one.

Here's my attempt:

It is made like an Easel card only with a longer base. I used a brad to give the easel something to hold it in place. I made a matching shopping list. I had Officeworks cut some A5 notebooks in half.

Again, sorry for the bland looking pic. I combined the 'Morning Cup', 'Share a Cup' & 'Apple Blossom' stamp sets and used my (contraband) 'Sweet Pea' DSP. I made some with 'Cottage Garden' DSP and co-ordinating butterflies cut with my 'Beautiful Wings' embosslits; some with 'Bella Rose' DSP (retired) and felt flowers; and some with 'Walk in the Park' DSP (ret) and the bird punch. I've sold all but 2 sets (though I only made 12 all up).

Another popular item has been individual post-it note pads. I found a tutorial here but they are so easy to make. Applying the sticky strip is the most labour intensive part. I have a photo but it was taken on my phone to send to a friend, so terrible quality. It does give the idea though.

As you can see, there is a little contraband here as well, thanks to my lovely friend Lavonne in the USA. In fact, she posted a bundle a few weeks ago that arrived today. Lavonne's son Kevin has been over visiting for a wedding but he arrived back in Oz today. Very sad for Lavonne (hugs) but very happy for his wife Bec, a very good friend of mine. It is difficult when family lives far away but how treasured are the moments we spend together.

Well that's enough of my blathering on, have a great evening,
Fi xox


Genelle Little said...

Wow, Fi! These are gorgeous. I had bookmarked Sue's projects to CASE as well. Love your take on this project with the tea theme - perfect!

Genelle Little said...

P.S. I also caved yesterday and got the 12 Days of Christmas tutorial, thanks to Karen and Kirsty as well... great minds lol!

H2 :) said...

Like Genelle said "Wow, Fi!" Looks like you have been super busy creating all these gorgeous goodies. All wonderful gifts but I think the easel calendar/post-it is my favourite. :)

Denielle Bernauer said...

Just gorgeous Fiona....your so clever!!!!!!

Sue Madex said...

Love your Christmas projects. Those post it note holders are just gorgeous!

Jess said...

these are wonderful. Just wondering where you got the little calendars from? I will check back here, or leave me a comment over on my blog Thanks.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You are such a lucky duck ... all that lovely contraband! Did you get anything when Kevin came home, too? Enjoy hunny! Gorgeous projects, FI! Hugs xxaxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooh! The postie just arrived (actually Sheree ... just picked up the mail!!!) And ... there was some happy mail from Fi! Thanks so much hunny! How did you find the time? The card is simply wonderful ... and thanks so much for the cute little milk carton & lucious ribbon sample! (A colour I don't have!)I am so blessed to have you as a blog friend! Hugs xxaxx

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