Sunday, November 27, 2011

Let's Pig out Together!


I have my last Anything But a Card project for the month of November with PaperWorksCo.  I've decided to use the super cute Patti the Pig from the new Barnyard Buddies Collection which was recently released.  I made this Milk Carton Box which I thought would be a really cute and fun way to package up some chocolate truffles to gift someone with.  I think this container makes giving chocolates really fun and humorous! 

The colour combo is not something I normally go with but I'm glad I did ... red/pink/brown together is pretty funky ... especially with the red card stock being a little sparkly too!  I attached the sentiment on the top with the binder clip and added some pink ribbon which matches the circle tag.  The dp is MME Lost & Found - such pretty papers!

I hope you like my project today.  I will be back doing Recipe Fridays with PWCO for the month of December.  I hope you're able to join in with some of the fun ... you have until the end of November to submit a project and be in to win 2 PWCO stamps OR the Papercardkit ... so what are ya waiting for??!

Enjoy your Sunday ... it's my son's birthday today ... Joel is 10!  I don't know where the years go to!  We'll be enjoying dinner at Pizza Hut tonight - his personal request!  Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to leave a comment - they are always very much appreciated!

Danielle x

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Safari Friends Boxed Card Set ... with a twist of hot pink!

Hi there!

Welcome to my PaperWorksCo ABAC posting for today.  I have this little boxed card set to show you ... a really sweet way to gift some of your beautiful handmade cards!  I used the Safari Friends stamp set which I just inked up using Memento Rich Cocoa and left the images uncoloured - I like the effect it gives!

The box is a 4"x4" square with an acetate sleeve to fit over the top.  I decorated the acetate with some bling.  Each card is slightly smaller than 4x4" so they fit snugly in the box.  The safari paper is a pad by DCWV and I used the paper to match the cards and box.  I added some hot pink ribbon and some gem stones to each of the finished cards.

Thanks for stopping in today!  I hope you enjoyed my little ABAC project today and remember if you get a chance to do a project don't forget to link it up over on the PWCO blog to be in with a chance of winning a couple of free stamps or the November PaperCardKit! 

The weather is turning cooler here today with some rain and possibly snow on its way.... ahh well, can't complain as the temperatures we've had up until now have been so mild!  Have a great Sunday everyone and a wonderful start to your week!

Danielle x

Friday, November 18, 2011

Awww what a cutie for Winter Wonderland!

Hi there!

I have this cutie to show you today for the Winter Wonderland Christmas challenge this week hosted by the lovely Kate.  We're looking for any cute christmas image on your card that makes you go 'awwww'!!

I've used this Penny Black hedge singing carols - he sure is cute isn't he!  The papers are a mish mash of BG Wassail and American Crafts.  The image is coloured with my copics and the ribbon, flower and jingle bell are all from stash.  I embossed the black panel with a music score embossing folder through the cuttlebug.

I have the kids home today as they're all off on a PD Day. They sure do need the break and a 3 day weekend will be very welcome.  I, however, have to work later so had best get my skates on get organized!  We had our first fluttering of snow yesterday ... not much but it certainly marks the end of the glorious mild weather we've been having up to now!

Well that's all for now folks.  Thanks for stopping in today and with only 36 days until Christmas I sure hope you're able to join in with our challenge over at Winter Wonderland and add to your christmas card stash!  I appreciate each and every one of your comments and the extra time you take to leave one!  Thank You!  Have a great Friday everyone!  

Danielle x

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Anyone for tea?

Hi there!

Wow - this has been a busy week!  So sorry I haven't been able to post much recently - this whole 'work' lark is really getting in the way of my crafty time, LOL!!  Plus we've been having the most glorious Fall weather - second week of November and we're still experiencing double digits of 14 and 17oc!  I'm sure once the snow hits my craft room will beckon me with greater and renewed enthusiasm!

Anyhow, onto todays posting which is my ABAC project for PaperWorksCo.  I've used the super cute 'Orest the Owl' from the new Forest Critters Collection which was recently released ... aren't those eyes just adorable!!  I've made this sweet Teabag Holder - it's the perfect way to send a little thank you or miss you to a loved one!  I've used the sentiment 'Thanks for Owl you do' which accompanies this stamp.  Papers are from Cosmo Cricket 'Earth Love' collection which Peggy currently has in the Blowout section of the store at some amazing prices!  Orest is coloured with copics.  The branches are the oak leaf MS punch.

Here's a side view of the project showing the sentiment which I placed down the spine of the holder.  When you open it up this is the treat inside ... it contains two pockets for teabags or you could easily place a gift card in one of the pockets should you wish.  There are so many different ways you could use this.  And of course you could dress it up for a Christmas gift too!

I found the tutorial here should you wish to make one yourself.  They are quick and easy ... just my kinda project!  I hope you enjoyed my ABAC project for today.  I just love trying out all these little handmade gifts ... this one has been received very well to the friends I've shown it off to which means I will make more!  :)

I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful Sunday!  Thanks for stopping in at my blog today - I really do appreciate it.  And if you're crafting I hope you can find the time to make a 'Anything but a Card' project and join us at PaperWorksCo ... remember you don't have to use a PWCO image to join in but you'll get an extra entry in the prize pot if you do!  Until next week ... but hopefully I'll have a card or two to show you during the week!

Danielle x

Sunday, November 6, 2011

You are my #1!

Hi there!

I am back doing 'Anything but a Card' projects for the month of November with PaperWorksCo!    I have some quick, easy and economical projects to show you which I hope will get your creative juices going.

Today I have this sweet photo holder.  I picked up this oversized  clothes pin from the $1.50 bin at Michaels.  I used a drinks mat (picked up from any bar/restaurant) which I covered in this beautiful Echo Park boy paper.  I sanded the edges to give it a nice finished look.  I added a strip of co-ordinating paper down the front of the clothes pin and tied a knot with some cotton twill (recycled from some dishcloth packaging)!

The photo is of my middle son, Joel.  I stamped the 'You are my #1' image from the Zac & Zoe Sports Collection, cut it out and coloured it with my copic sketch markers using B91,93,95,96,99.

This was a very quick and economical gift idea ... perfect for those work desks or small spaces!  I hope you get inspired by my ABAC project today and that it makes you realize you can make super handmade gifts for very little financial outlay.  And what grandparent, uncle or aunt wouldn't love to receive a little gift like this with a picture of their favourite family member!

Thanks for stopping in again today - it's always great to see you on my blog.  I must apologize for my lack of commenting lately ... I'm still trying to find my groove with my new work routine but at least hubby is home now so I'm no longer doing the whole 'single parenting' thing anymore ... she says with a big 'phew'!!

I hope you all enjoying a wonderful Sunday evening and a fabulous start to a new week!

Danielle x

Friday, November 4, 2011

Let it Sparkle with Winter Wonderland

Hi there!

Thanks for stopping in today - I have my DT card for the Winter Wonderland challenge which is hosted by our lovely teamie, Sally.  This weeks challenge is to 'Let it Sparkle' ... that's right, bring out the glitter, the sparkle, the bling ... we want sparkles galore!

I have been rather rushed off my feet this week in a very nice way - it was my birthday and have been spoiled with some very nice treats!

Anyways, back to todays card - I used this super sweet LOTV image which has been coloured with my copic markers.  It's hard to see but the card stock is very sparkly and the matting behind the image and sentiment is also very glittery.  I used the MS pine needles border punch along the bottom of the card.

A very quick and easy card but one I hope that is inspiring nonetheless.  I appreciate you calling into my blog and leaving any comments - your kind words really do make my day such a happier one!  And don't forget to pop on over to the Winter Wonderland blog and join in with the challenge ... it's a great way to get those Christmas cards under way!!

Ta ta for now ...!!

Danielle x


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