Monday, December 28, 2009

Last Magical Monday of 2009!!!

Happy Magical Monday!!
I hope you all enjoyed the festivities over the last few days with your family and loved ones - I sure did!! I have to admit it's been a nice break away from the computer, playing lots of new games with the kids and just having fun. Eating lots of goodies too!!!
This week's challenge has a little different twist to it. Nina has been giving away free images for 5 months now, that's 20 free images! How great is that?! So, this week along with Nilla's challenge listed below you can use "ANY" one of Nina's images you have acquired over the last 5 months or you can use the freebie "Orson with Cake" (which was Nina's very first freebie and can be found over on the TMITA blog), or you can buy a new one from her store Paper Cupcakes. Regardless of what image you choose to use, it must be one of Nina's.

Nilla brings us this weeks challenge. She is thinking "Happy New Year - Something Sparkling!" Use blings, stars, glitter or something typically used for the New Year on your card. Your card does not necessarily have to be for New Years, just reflecting the challenge as stated.
So without further ado, the image I chose for my card above is called 'Mandelina' - isn't she beautiful!! I didn't have the intention of a New Years Card when I made this, more I saw the potential for the sparkly/glittery challenge!! Check out her wings - I think she has more sparkle than Tinkerbell, lol!!! I used my copics to colour her and cut her out. The paper is from BG Indian Summer and I punched out small & medium size retro flowers. A pink gem adds additional bling to the card. The MS heart lace punch and some green silk ribbon give the finishing touches.
I loved making this card after all the Christmas ones that have been churned out recently. This would make for a perfect valentine, birthday, love or friendship card. My niece turns 12 in a couple of weeks so I think this will be perfect for her!
Well, that's all for today. Thanks for taking the time to pop on over and I hope you can find some spare time to join in with us at There's Magic in the Air this week. I'm off to tidy up after our celebration dinner with friends last night and then I have to go and have an x-ray done on my knee. I hope you all have a beautiful day whatever you're doing!
Danielle x

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Hello all!

I want to wish all of you beautiful friends a WONDERFUL & PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS and lots of relaxing time with family and friends. I hope 2010 brings you everything you could wish for - health, happiness and peace. I want to thank you all for being such loyal and amazing blogging friends. You have all truly made my world a brighter place with your thoughtful, inspiring and caring comments. I hope we can share more inspiration and joy together in the coming year.

Now, here's a great poem I found over on Cheryl's blog and had to copy and share it! It sure got me laughing, and it is definitely so true! ENJOY!!

Twas the night before Christmas,

I’m glued to the tree.

I’m wondering what Santa brought just for me.

Could it be cardstock or ink pads or lace?

Or some stamps, I said, with a smile on my face.

And that’s when I heard him ... “Hi Santa” I said

He replied, “You know ... good girls should be in their beds”.

“I know I should Santa and now I’ve been caught.

But I was just so excited to see what you brought”

“Well, let’s take a look in this room where you work”.

He shook his head quickly, and left with a jerk.

I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.

“You’ve got enough crap, I’ll see you next year!
I'm sure every crafter can relate to that - I know I sure can!!!
Have a great one everybody and see you all back here soon.
Huge Christmas hugs,
Danielle x

My second Stationery Box Set

Hello my friends!
With 2 days left before Christmas I hope you are all ready to go and not stressing about anything! I am off to have physiotherapy this morning so hopefully my knee won't be giving me too many issues over the holidays. My solution to that could be to just keep drinking wine then I won't feel any pain, lol!!!
Anyways, here is my second Stationery Box set that I made. I went with my favourite colour, aqua. The tutorial link for this is on my previous post (I found it in YouTube). Again, I included 6 all occasion cards (see below) & envelopes, 6 tags, gift ribbon, 2010 calendar, stamps & pen.

Here's a quick view of the 6 cards I made. The sentiments come from The Stamp Barn, the bird is a Hero Arts stamp and the willow is Sunshine Designs. I paired the aqua with pink in this set to make it fresh and spring-like!
Well, thanks for stopping by today and sharing your precious time with me and my little blog! I will take the opportunity now for those who won't be able to make it back for the next few days to wish you all A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & MANY BLESSINGS FOR 2010. A huge thank you for being such awesome blogging friends, following my blog and leaving such inspiring and uplifting comments for me. I truly appreciate every one of you and my life is so much richer for the beautiful friends I've found on here!
Danielle x

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stationery Box Gift Set

Hi there!
I got down to some serious crafting today. I wanted to find a tutorial for a Stationery Box Set and I came across this fabulous one on YouTube. I was a little intimidated when I first saw it thinking it would be quite challenging, but the opposite was true - it is SUPER easy and quick!! So easy in fact I made two!
I used a cardstock with a colour co-ordinating dp from my stash. I also used the same papers in making up the 6 matching cards that fit into the back pocket.

View of the Stationery Box set open displaying all its components

Here are the 6 cards I put together for this set. I essentially made 2 each of 3 designs. I wanted something quick and easy so there are no coloured images in here at all. I went for very simple and elegant. The cute bird stamp is Hero Arts. Border punch is Fleur de Lys from EK Success. I added a calendar for 2010 (my mum sent me a bunch from WHSmith) instead of a little address book. A nice way to keep note of birthdays & occasions throughout the coming year.
Well, that's it. I will show you my second set either later today or tomorrow. As much as I don't want to do it, my house cleaning has been put on the back-burner to my crafting recently so a good clean-up is needed today before Christmas! I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful day and are wrapping things up (literally, lol) before Christmas!
Thanks for your visit and the time to leave a much appreciated comment. On an extra note before I leave, I am thrilled to have reached 200 followers so I think I will be spreading the joy in the New Year with some candy! So be sure to watch out!
Danielle x

Monday, December 21, 2009

Magical Monday - My Sketch!

Welcome to another Magical Monday!

This week over at There's Magic in the Air, Nina has this super cute 'Merry Moose-Mas' image to share with everyone today! It is also my turn to set the challenge and I provided the following sketch for you all to follow. I do hope you can find the time to give it a go, even though these are the last few days before Christmas!

Onto my card, I coloured the sweet moose with my copics and cut him out. The back panel is embossed with the snowflakes folder and the snowflakes are Spellbinders Snowflake A set. They are each covered in Twinklets (Diamond Dust) to add sparkle and glisten to the card. The sentiment is from The Stamp Barn.

Be sure to head over to the TMITA blog to check out all the super talented work from the DT. I'm so excited to see all the different takes on my sketch! And thank you again for your visit here today - I always love to see that you've taken the time to visit my blog and leave your comments.

We are all on holiday now here and am excited to be having some (hopefully) relaxing days before Christmas! I hope your day is wonderful, whatever your plans are!


Danielle x

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Gift Certificate .....

Hello friends!
I hope you are all well. I was asked to provide a gift certificate for 1hr of my services for a sweet 10yr old girl who has taken a big interest in this hobby. I was quite excited to make this and really will look forward to crafting with a young lady and helping her find her creative genius!
So I thought this Tilda holding the wrapped gift was the perfect image to use. She is coloured with my copics. I noticed my E34 is starting to dry up as I coloured this so have put in an order for a refill - it is a colour I use a lot! The paper is BG Eskimo Kisses and I punched little mini snowflakes out on glittery cardstock. Tilda has a green nesties label behind her to make her stand out against the paper. I printed the 'gift certificate' myself on the computer.
Thanks for taking the time to come by for a visit. My hubby and I are back out again tonight for a dinner with friends at Ottawa's 5 Star Hotel, the Chateau Laurier. There will be 10 of us so am quite looking forward to it! A really great chance to dress up and put on the bling! We hardly ever go out and look at us, two social functions in a weekend!!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Danielle x

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Hostess Gift

Hi there!
Wow - it's Friday already! I hope you've had a productive week and have been able to finish up all your Christmas cards and projects.
My husband and I have been invited out tonight to a Wine & Cheese party so I've put together this little hostess gift. The bottle is 'Epicure' Mulling Spices and the tin is a sugar Fireside Rimmer. I will include a bottle of red wine too.
I focused my colours on the Bo Bunny paper and coloured Tilda accordingly with my copics. I cut out a large circle nestie and punched out snowflakes on some glitter cardstock. Tilda is cut out and popped up on dimensional squares.
For the hexagonal jar, I measured each panel and scored. Be sure to measure enough to have a tab at the end to tape together ('cos I made this mistake, lol)!!! I placed a snowflake die cut (cuttlebug) on the lid which is covered with Twinklets (Diamond Dust) and tied a bow around the jar.

A close-up of Tilda on the tin

These gifts were relatively inexpensive but with the extra handmade detail can be made into beautifully personalised gifts. I know our friends will love them as she is very artsy herself.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. I have a few things to finish off and then I think I'm pretty much done. The boys finish school today and so does my husband so everyone starts their holidays together - yippee!!!

I wish you all a fabulous day and for those in England although experiencing snow I hope you enjoy it!!!


Danielle x

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Some Christmas Gifts

Hi there!

I hope this post finds you all well. We are suffering deep freeze temps today (-20oc & -30oc with wind chill) so it's a good excuse to stay put in my warm craft room for the rest of the day! I'm just back in from my sons' Kindergarten Christmas Sing-a-Long - so cute!!
The journal I'm showing is an altered project I did for Josh's Secret Santa gift. I picked the journal up in Dollarama for $2 and then got to work on it with the sweet Anya image. Some embossing, ribbon, bling embellishments and Prima flowers pull everything together. I sure hope she likes it!
Well, that's me for today. A quick posting as I have some other stuff I still need to get done! I'll be showing you another gift I've put together tomorrow, so please come back if you can! I hope you all enjoy a fabulous day and stay warm wherever you are!
Danielle x

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Another Sweet Birdhouse!

Hi there!
Wow - it's Wednesday already - this week sure is flying by fast!! I managed to get a load of handmade gifts done yesterday for my sons' teachers. I made another attempt at the Magnolia birdhouse and have to say I'm SO much happier with this one - I love how it turned out!
I printed the template directly onto kraft paper and cut it out, then using white pigment ink stamped a snowflake design all over. It's very subtle (and you may need to click on the picture for a closer view) but IRL it looks gorgeous. I used some Magnolia paper for the roof - I wanted to get the feel of a gingerbread creation for the house.
This side angle picture gives a clearer view on the roof, sentiment and embellishment. I also added a cream silk bow with a red button and twine to the front. Inside is stuffed full of chocolate truffles, mmmm!! I also placed a small velcro fastening on the opening side of the roof so it sits flat when closed.

Well, there you have it! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look and leave a comment - it's much appreciated! I'm excited for the boys' teachers to see their gifts!! I hope you all have a fabulous day - it's getting really cold here at the moment - highs of -15oc!!!
Danielle x

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Little Stamp Shoppe Blog - Tag Challenge

Hi there!
I hope today finds you all happy and well. I've made this tag to show you. The Little Stamp Shoppe Blog have their December challenge posted to 'make a tag'. My eldest son is doing a 'Secret Santa' in their class and he is buying for a girl. Today is their day to bring in a special snack so I tied 3 candy canes together and made this sweet Tilda tag to go with them.
Tilda is coloured with copics and cut out and popped up on dimensionals over these 2 snowflake embellishments. I did some faux stitching around the edges to add detail. I also added some pearl beads with the ribbon so I will also enter this into the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week which is 'Sew Beady'.
Thanks for popping over for a visit - I hope it was worth your while!! Thanks for any comments you leave too - you know how much I appreciate every one of them!
I hope you all have a fabulous day!
Danielle x

Monday, December 14, 2009

Magical Monday - Glitz it Up!!

Good Monday morning all!
I hope this finds you all well and ready to start another week! It is another Magical Monday over at There's Magic in the Air and Nina has this wonderful Christmas image to share with you today for FREE!!!
My teamie, Selma, set the challenge today to 'Glitz it Up' - add glitter and sparkle to your card! Well, that's not hard to do as 'tis the season for all things glittery!! So, onto my card. This image was SO much fun to colour - I enjoyed it way more than what I thought I would, LOL!! My copics I think were in colouring heaven! With this image being such a focal point on the card I wanted to keep the rest simple. The back panel is embossed with a new christmas cuttlebug embossing folder and I punched out a couple of slots for the ribbon to thread through. Lastly, I punched different size circles of red & gold glitter paper to mimic the baubles in the pot. I used nesties Label 8 for the main image panel.
Thanks for taking the time to stop at my blog and take a peek. I really do appreciate your visits and make sure you pop on over to TMITA to pick up your freebie image and play along! It's a perfect choice for those last minute christmas cards you need to make!
Many thanks for your comments that you leave today - they really are loved and appreciated! I wish you all a wonderful day.
Danielle x

Sunday, December 13, 2009

We have a winner!!

Hi everyone!

I have drawn a winner for the MS Stars Punch using and the result is:-

True Random Number Generator

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That means JESSIE F is the winner!!!

Congrats Jessie - please email me with your address details as soon as you can so I can get this mailed out to you!

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the blog hop - I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!


Danielle x

Winter Wonderland - a Nativity Scene

Happy Sunday to you all!
I hope you are all well on this Sunday! I noticed the challenge over at Winter Wonderland is 'Nativity' so I knew the perfect card for it! This is one I had already made to fulfill a Christmas card order for a friend. I absolutely adore these Pink Gem Design nativity stamps - they are so super cute!!
The easel card is the perfect way to display this scene. I'm afraid I can't remember where the paper is from (it was in my stash). I coloured the images with my Distress Inks.

Thanks for stopping by today. This is a quick post as I'm heading out the door again with 2 of my boys to take them to our church children's Christmas party. They are uber excited as Santa is going to be there!!!
As always, I greatly appreciate your visit and you taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you're all having a fabulous day!
Danielle x

'There's Magic in the Air' First Blog Hop!!

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Hi everyone!

A huge welcome to the first ever blog hop for 'There's Magic in the Air'. If you arrived on my blog first, you need to go to the beginning of the blog hop here to get all the directions and collect all the clues. If you arrived from the TMITA blog then you are right on track!
The image I'm showcasing for you today is Nina's 'First Snow' - isn't he adorable!!! I have made an easel card as I thought it was the perfect way to showcase this fabulous image. I coloured with my copics and the paper is Bo Bunny. I used two new MS punches on this card - Alpine Snowflake and Pine Needles border punch.

Favourite Cookie Recipe

The recipe I'd like to share with you today is a favourite of mine but unfortunately I can no longer make due to my son's nut allergy! So please make, bake and enjoy on my behalf!! :)

Toffee Chocolate Almond Crunchies

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups All-Purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 pkg Skor toffee bits
1 cup milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet/white chocolate)
3/4 slivered almonds


Preheat oven to 375oF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla together in large bowl until creamy.
COMBINE flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Add to buter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in toffee bits, chocolate chips and almonds. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
BAKE in centre of oven for 8-12 minutes, or until light golden. Cool for 5 minutes on sheet then transfer to rack and cool immediately.


Now for my secret word:- PAPER

Remember to leave a comment on my blog before you leave to qualify for the TMITA prizes. I will also be having my own candy (the MS Star border punch pictured below) as a way of saying thank you for visiting the blog hop. You will also be eligible to win Nina's 'First Snow' image that I used on my card. Please also leave a link in Mister Linky ONLY if you want to be included for my candy. I will draw this on Sunday December 13th.

Your next stop is the fabulous KIM where you'll find the next card/project, a new recipe and collect the next clue!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!


Danielle x

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fairy Tabia - a Mo Manning image

Hi there!
I was asked to make a birthday card for a little girl's 1st Birthday - the request was lots of pink and to make it very girly! Do you think this works?
This gorgeous Fairy Tabia is a Mo Manning digi image that I've had downloaded for a while now and just not had a chance to use. This was the perfect image to colour loads of pink!! I coloured with my copics and used a sakura gel pen to add sparkle and subtle shimmer to the stars and her wings. (Too hard to see in this pic but IRL it's sooo pretty!!). I kept the layout of the card really simple as I didn't want to take anything away from the gorgeous image. I added some pink ribbon with a pretty prima flower and pink pearl brad (adhered with a hot glue gun). I added glossy accents to the bubbles to give them the glassy appearance.

This is how I finished the inside. Again, a piece of matching paper (K&Co) and another little Prima flower with some pearl spray.
Thanks so much for taking the time to come by today and take a peek out of your busy schedule! I hope to do some more crafting today and finish up the last of my christmas cards! It's pretty cold outside (-16oc) so I'm not missing anything out there and with those temps, it's every reason to stay inside, lol!!
I hope you all have a fabulous Saturday! Take care.
Danielle x

Friday, December 11, 2009


I read this on Lorraine's blog today and have to say I totally agree so am passing the message on:-

I appeal to everyone to please turn off word verification !! If you like, use the owner approval option, then you can weed out undesirables ! I have never used word verification and I have NEVER had any problems. When you have to leave so many comments on cards it takes twice as long and in my opinion completely unnecessary! With everyone being so busy at the moment this little gesture will make all the difference to many of us.

Another thing to consider is also having your comment box pop up in a separate window - it then allows the viewer/commentor of your post to continue viewing your card and leave a comment at the same time!

These are all time-saving tips which especially help during this particularly hectic time! Thanks for taking the time to read this and take it into your consideration!

Danielle x

PS. Lorraine is having some blog candy - these gorgeous snowflake spellbinder dies. Open until December 16th - head on over there and sign yourself up!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Truly Scrumptious Card!

Hello friends!
Thank you for popping over to my blog today for a visit. I have this sweet Tilda to show you from the So Jolly collection. I've used the sketch over on the Truly Scrumptious challenge this week - it was a nice simple one and I decided I needed that to get some quick cards made!
I have coloured Tilda with my copics. The frame she's sitting in I think was in a RAK I received from Christine (thanks my friend). I die cut around it using the Labels 8 nesties and distressed the outside edges with Tea Dye ink. The papers are Magnolia from The Little Stamp Shoppe. I added an organza ribbon and some branches along the bottom of the die cut panel. The sentiment is from The Stamp Barn. I placed two dew drops in each of the top corners.
I really like the way this turned out. I appreciate all your comments so thank you for taking the time to leave one!
Danielle x

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Tilda Winter Scene

Hello again!
I had a chance to do this Tilda winter card today. The gorgeous image is courtesy of m fabulous sweet blogging friend Christine - thank you so much! I just love her and thoroughly enjoyed colouring her with my copics!
The background trees is a Magnolia stamp and stamped and coloured on watercolour paper with Tombow markers. Liquid applique was added with glamour dust to create the sparkly snow. I punched out on Kraft cardstock the sweet picket fence with the MS border punch. I used a Magnolia bird stamp and coloured him like a robin to sit on the fence. The back panel paper is Bo Bunny. The snowflakes are from the Alpine MS punch with a lilac adhesive pearl in the middle.
Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek. I really enjoy your visits and appreciate every comment left. We're bracing ourselves for the snowstorm that is coming our way this evening - we're expecting a dumping of between 10-20cm of snow!! The boys are excited - can't say I'm thrilled! Ah well, the joys of the Ottawa winter!
Danielle x

Check out TMITA Blog Hop prizes!!

Just a quick posting to let you know that Nina has posted the prizes up for grabs for tomorrow's big BLOG HOP for 'There's Magic in the Air'!!
Why don't you pop on over there and check them all out and get yourself ready to join in with us tomorrow! And I will have a personal candy up for grabs too so be sure to check back!
Danielle x

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Magical Snowy Monday!!

Good Monday morning all!
It's another Magical Monday on my blog and a snowy one today here too! Nina has this super cute digi image "Sweet Trouble" over at 'There's Magic in the Air' and it's FREE! The image is inspired by 'Malie' - our DT member Kim's sweet pooch. So, Kim is hosting this weeks challenge and it is to create a 'Clean and simple card' with limitations on what you can use (eg. NO brads, bows or anything that would make it challenging to mail). There is also a requirement that PINK appear somewhere on the card.
I coloured my image with copics and used ivory flower soft as the fur trim on the hat. Winter white flower soft which is glittery was used as snow (a bit difficult to see in the pic). I punched out snowflakes on brown cardstock with my MS punch and also the nesties Snowflake 1 die set. I framed the image with this pink Bazzill cardstock and a sheet of BG Eskimo Kisses behind. I have to say I rather enjoyed the 'limited' challenge on this card - I really had to work hard though at not wanting to add 'more'!!!
Well, thanks for stopping by today. I sure hope your Monday is a magical one and don't forget to get ready to blog hop with us on Wednesday!!! Thanks again for all your beautiful and inspiring comments - they truly mean the world to me!
Danielle x

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Magnolia Ink inspired project

Wow - it's the 2nd Sunday of Advent already! The boys are getting super excited so we decided to get our Christmas tree today. So the house has been bustling with twinkling lights and my boys singing "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" whilst decorating! I love this time of year!!
Anyways, I was flicking through my most precious Magnolia Ink magazine and decided to give this little birdhouse project a go! The template is provided so I photocopied it onto cardstock and away I went. With it being my first attempt I would want to improve on it but I have to say I like the way it turned out. It really does make a sweet little project. My middle son, Joel, just loved it and has decided he wants this for his teacher gift. So we'll likely fill it with goodies and give it to his very artsy teacher who I'm sure will love and appreciate it.
The dp is a double-sided 12x12 from a buy at Costco. It's really pretty. The bird is a Sunshine Designs stamp and the branches are from the MS punch. The circle sentiment on the roof is Magnolia - that side of the roof opens up so you can place goodies inside.

Thanks for coming over for a visit today - I always appreciate you taking the time to stop by and say hi! I know how busy it is at this time of year so any comments left are even more greatly appreciated!!
Take care and I hope you all enjoy the last bit of weekend! It looks like we're gearing up for the first big snow storm of the year on Wednesday - apparently 20cm is coming our way!!
Danielle x

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Sketchers - Tilda with Wreath

Hi all!
I managed to squeeze a bit of time in today and worked on this weeks Friday Sketchers sketch presented by Bea. It was a real fun one to work with and I knew I wanted to use my Magnolia papers for it.
This sweet Tilda with Wreath image is a RAK from my super sweet blogging friend, Christine - thanks my friend!! I coloured with my copics. I added red stickles to the berries on the wreath which add some nice sparkle to the finished image. The sentiment is also Magnolia. I punched out a few branches from my MS branch punch and placed them up in the left corner just to balance things out a bit. The buttons are from stash and I threaded and tied a bow with twine. The top button I placed the bow downwards and the other button the opposite. I did this on purpose and I really like the look!
Well, thanks for stopping by. I know how crazy this time of year is and I'm not getting around and leaving comments too frequently at the moment on the many blogs I visit. I am, however, taking a quick peek when I can as I follow these blogs for all the inspiration they give me!
I hope you all have a wonderful Friday evening and start to the weekend. I hope I can make some more Christmas cards to check off my list!
Danielle x

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tilda on Christmas Ornament - an Easel Card

Hello friends!
This is the last card in my 'trio' of cards for the class I'm teaching at Heather's Stamping Haven on December 12th. It is an easel card and I'm so happy with the way this turned out. I've used the new Wrapped Tilda christmas image and coloured her with copics and Twinkling H20's. The ornament is trimmed and then spritzed with gold glimmer mist. I added some wire for the ornament handle.
I've used shimmer paper in gold and pale lilac to balance the colours I coloured Tilda with. The panel behind Tilda is embossed with a new cuttlebug christmas folder which is absolutely divine (and it's a large one too)!! I added a cream organza bow to the ornament and 4 pearl brads in each corner.
The bottom panel I used the same colour shimmer cardstock but just in reverse. The sentiment (The Stamp Barn) - which reads 'Sending Christmas Blessings to you' is on a nesties label. A pearl at the top and bottom finish that off and give the appropriate 'stop' for the easel.
This was a wonderfully quick and easy card and looks so much nicer in real life - the shimmer and sparkle really don't show that well on the pictures.

A side view showing the easel card

A close-up of Tilda showing the glimmer on the card!

Thank you all for stopping by! And remember, if you're in the Ottawa region and want to take this class, please pop on over to Heather's and sign up - I'd love to have you there!
Your visit is so much appreciated and I hope I can get a bit of blogging time in tomorrow to check out all your gorgeous creations! My boys have a PD Day from school so not sure what kind of a day we have planned yet.
I hope you all have a wonderful evening/day whatever you're doing!
Danielle x

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A sweet money purse!

Hi there!
My posts are being somewhat sporadic right now as I have christmas card orders to fill and am busy doing lots of 'seasonal' stuff, so the next couple of weeks I'll be reducing my blogging time! I came across this cute money holder today when I was visiting my friends in The Stamp Barn(sorry, I don't know who to give the credit to for the template & idea) but I came home and made one up. It's a super cute purse shape and is really easy to do. This is my first one and the next time I would definitely use a sheet of double-sided dp so it gives a nicer finish on the inside. I will still gift this one to my niece though for christmas!
Tilda with Candy is coloured with my copics and then trimmed. Paper and ribbon are from stash. If I perfect this a little better then I will post a template with instructions. Below is a pic of the inside and the little pouch for either money or a gift card. Circular magnets keep the purse closed. I will most likely finish off the middle panel and put a nestie label on there to write my message. This is why I think a double-sided dp sheet will work much better!

Anyways, thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! I love to read your comments so please leave one if you have the time!
Take care all and I'll post again when I next get a chance - can't promise when it'll be!!
Danielle x


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