Friday, November 26, 2010

Papertrey November Blog Hop challenge: Holiday Tags

A big hello to all the PTI blog hoppers! Thanks for stopping by.

What a wonderful theme this month- holiday tags. So I thought I'd like to share a few quick tag ideas with you, in order of increasing time/technique complexity. First up...


Shipping tags are my gift giving saviours. Cheap, easy to get and so simple.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink 2010 Holiday Tags, Holiday button bits.


This is all about letting the dies do all the work. The wow comes from the non-traditional colour combo and the gorgeous scallop border with just a touch of glitter.
Stamps: PTI 2010 Holiday Tags
Other: PTI Limitless layers circles die set; cardstock chartreuse, raspberry fizz; Fresh snow pigment ink; prisma glitter; Sakura glue pen.


But no glue gun in sight! The muted palette & tag shape are sophisticated and unisex. The embossed sentiment and acetate window make it a bit more complex and time consuming compared to the first two tags, but worth it don't ya think? Tip: Die cut two tags and cut the window through both layers at the same time so you have an exact match to adhere to the other side (hiding the acetate edges).
Stamps: PTI 2010 Holiday Tags, Holiday Button Bits.
Other: PTI mat stack 3 die, limitless layers circle die set; silver embossing powder; acetate; white Staz On ink; signo white gel pen; PTI silk ribbon.

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop, I'd love a comment if you have the time. Thanks!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My first shawl & the winner is.....

I got bitten bad by the knitting bug after I started this shawl. It was a really enjoyable knit and now I am afraid that I will start knitting several shawls!

All the details about the pattern and yarn can be found on Ravelry here. The pattern is free by the way- Liz Abinante is one awesome knitter.

Speaking of free things....the giveaway winner picked by random number is SHEREE! Love ya Sheree, just contact me with your postal address so I can send an extra package to go under your tree :)

It is that time of year....GIVEAWAY!

Change is in the air over here, and as Christmas is also upon us I think that calls for a giveaway :) It is kinda my way of saying Merry Christmas to those of you who pop by regularly and also high time I spread the love around.

So, here are the giveaway rules- just leave a comment on this post (one per person please) and a winner will be randomly picked next Thursday. AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS ONLY. The contents of the package will be a surprise...but there will definitely be stamping goodies in there. Make sure there is a way I can contact you- either through a blog link or email address. Good luck!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink A Wreath For all Seasons
Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink fired brick, antique paper
Other: Platinum stickles, American Crafts zing embossing powder leaf.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sylvie's summer dress

Very satisfying to finish a project yesterday- a Christmas present for my niece. The top is knitted and the fabric skirt sewn on.

All the details about the pattern, yarn and fabric can be found on Ravelry here.

Now to tackle the many other things in my queue!

*By the way, I'm going to be doing a giveaway soon, so stay tuned*