Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's blooming gift sets

I think the In Bloom stamp set from Papertrey Ink is just gorgeous. I got this idea for producing cards using this design and multiple colours for gift sets from Nichole Heady's blog.

The sentiments were done using Hero Arts clear design basic alphabet and everyday sayings.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tim's tags

Tim Holz. Need I say more? The master of ink & distressed grunge is back with another 12 tags of Christmas, and if you haven't been taking a look then you really should. Although I suppose I should warn you, if you don't own any Ranger or Tim Holz products you could end up with a VERY serious wish list.

I have been trying to play along, and have done five tags so far. This is my favourite.

And I should mention, that in addition to providing priceless inspiration, Tim is also giving away a ton of prizes.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Papering the tree

We have somehow ended up without access to our usual box of family ornaments, so I am facing delivery of our cut Christmas tree in two days with nothing except fairy lights and some candy canes. The solution? Some DIY ornaments and quick!

These are some made from origami paper- they use a simple modular fold and construction called Japanese brocade. To hang them I have used a long needle to get embroidery thread through the middle of the ball and a small button at the bottom. So how many do you think I need to decorate a 1.5m tree? Three down, about 17 to go!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mash up

I admit to watching Glee recently and the teacher is always talking about 'mash ups' which involves blending bits of various songs together.

So here is some Christmas mash up: design inspired by Nichole Heady, Papertrey Ink background stamps, Hero Arts image stamps and My Sentiments Exactly sentiment. It's all about harmony after all....

Another take on the same basic sketch below.