Monday, December 27, 2010

Secret Santa I Sent .....

As mentioned in my last post, I participated in our Team's Secret Santa - now seeing as I am no longer a Secret Santa anymore, as promised, here is what I made for Genelle ....

Genelle's 3 Stampin' Up! Colours were Blushing Bride, Marina Mist and Early Espresso, so I attempted to keep to this colour scheme throughout - I think they work very well together!
1st week we had to send an anonymous card or small gift.

 Punch Art - Busty Lady thanks to the Talented Julia Leece

Wasn't sure if I should write inside, so just stamped a page instead.

2nd week we had to send an anonymous card or small gift.

Here I used a small Gold bag and converted into a lovely Gift Bag
with some chocolates inside for my small gift..

3rd week (to put under her tree) was a gift under $30.00 from the list of 5 things on her Wish List so I know she loved it!

 I made this to the size of the Clear Mount Stamp Set as that is exactly what I put inside.
A removable gift tag and good to go.

Ok, so the Christmas Card isn't in her colours, but it is a Christmas Card and I think she will forgive me....LOL

I hope you enjoyed looking at them and may be a little inspired to make them yourself.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sceret Santa 2010 Gifts Recieved

I participated in our Team's Secret Santa - the only reason I know who mine is, is because she told me with my third parcel. What a talented lady Christina French  is. If you live in the Cairns region and don't already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Christina would be happy to hear from you.

Here are the pressies Christina surprised me with:

1st week we had to send an anonymous card or small gift.
The Red Shoe is a note pad with a mirror - very handy in my bag.
The gift bag had skittles in it - Yummy.

2nd week we had to send an anonymous card or small gift.
Gift bag using the Top Note Bigz Die straight on the Jolly Holiday DSP.
Rich Razzleberry Marker - one of my 3 favourite colours - love it.
A Gingerbread Tree - Yummy - very talented papercrafter and cook !!

3rd week (to put under our tree) we sent a gift under $30.00 - to make it easy, we all gave a list of 5 things on our Wish List!
Grunge Rock stamp set from the new Mini Catty - can't wait to use this !!!
How nice is this Christmas Card - I can see me making this as well.

As you can see, I was very spoilt - Christina is a very Talented Lady, and I have to thank her very much for my gifts - I love them all and will be casing the gift bag and Card next year for sure.

I will show you in a few days what I made for my SS Lady - once I know for sure that she knows it was me...LOL...I really enjoyed being involved and look forward to next year's.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, December 20, 2010

Reindeer Gift Card Bag

I have seen this little guy popping up on everything, so me being me, just had to make one.

Once made, I had to decide what to put him on ??????

I just love how my Gift Card Bag turned out using the Flocked DSP from the Christmas Cocoa DSP pack  so thought I'd try using the Jolly Holiday DSP - new to the 2010-20111 Catalogue.

What do you think?
I love how Stampin' Up! products co-ordinate together so well.
The Red Rhinestone Brads from the Square Fire Rhinestone Brads pack go so well with the Real Red 5/8 Satin Ribbon.

Swap the Reindeer for the Easter Bunny, and you have your Easter Treat Bag sorted.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Carry All Boxes

OMG how cute are these ......

Seriously, these are small but just so cute. They fit 3 Jelly Babies in them (just).
They are some more prizes for Christmas Day's Bowl's game - any leftovers shall be mine...hehehe, now that's my kinda leftovers!

Whatever you do this Christmas Day, may you all have fun and enjoy your time with loved ones.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Friday, December 17, 2010

Reindeer Paddles

I still have some Christmas Gifts to make, and while I was making these Smartie Skinny Bags for prizes on Christmas Day (lawn bowls at my Aunt's - that should be fun....), I came up with these Reindeer Paddles - perfect for the little people in our lives to leave out so Santa can guide his sleigh to a perfect landing on Christmas Eve and ensure presents are left.

Now to do it right, you need a red and green - I had a some fun with my daughter as we tried them out in the lounge......LOL.....she loved them as much as me.

I hope I have given you all some inspiration to make some different gifts this year.
I have had a ball making my little treats - I intend to have a class next year with some of these and other ideas.

I'd love to see your creations.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Candles

Ok, so are we all over Christmas yet !!! I know I am over the shopping centres.

Here are a couple of candles I did to have my house looking the part when we have Christmas Lunch.

It's not too late to make your own.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Tree Decoration

Look what we have been doing over at Crafters Anonymous ....... We had an Online Christmas Class with Tia tonight, which was making this gorgeous Christmas Tree Decoration.

Ok just imagine it's straight !!!! and yes, that is the Christmas Cocoa DSP from last months promotion. Sad to say I have almost finished my pack off.
Time permitting, I will make another (with abit more time to do it) and show you I can make them straight....

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, December 11, 2010

6 Pack Carrier & M&M's Skinny Tubes

With Christmas just around the corner, and Lunch being at our house this year,but not as many as last year.
 I decided to make these M&M Skinny Tubes and the handy 6 Pack Carrier to put them in. The 6 Pack Carrier was designed by the very talented Sue Berker.

Hard to tell from the picture, but it has another three on the other side. I have used Kiwi Kiss (retired), Real Red, and Whisper White Cardstock, Real Red Satin Ribbon and the gorgeous Flocked DSP from the recent Christmas promotion we had.

The initials are from the new Monogram Sweet Stamp Set and I made one for each place setting.
The M&M's are the Crispy Mint ones - my version of an After Dinner Mint....LOL.. they are nice (had to eat the leftover ones..)

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Thursday, December 9, 2010

DVD Christmas Gift Box with Bellyband

Ok, while I had the retired Sweet Slumber Speciality DSP out, I thought this sheet was in the Christmas spirit of things. How easy are these boxes - I popped the T-Shirt I bought my husband for Christmas in it and it looks fantastic under the tree with the kids pressies.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Crafters Anonymous Fortnightly Challenge

As part of the Crafters Anonymous Group, We have a Challenge every other Sunday - This lasts for two weeks and the previous winner gets to decide what we make. Janet has decided on this fortnights effort.
As I am new to this group, this is my first challenge !!!!

The challenge is to create something – any medium – using 2 items in your stash that you haven’t used in a long time. Something that you thought you should give or throw away.

I have made my son this envelope bag and put his present from his sister in it.
I have used some old Red Riding Hood Ribbon (Retired) with the bag topper being made from the DSP I got with my kit or soon after (can't remember......) - Sweet Slumber Speciality (Retired).
To get the nice edging on the bag topper, I used the Curly Label XL Punch - seriously, where would I be without my punches !!!!

If you'd like to join the group - send me an email and I can forward your details for an invitation - you can be interested in any form of craft - cooking, sewing, paper craft, doll making, etc.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Male Theme Card Swap

I organised a Male Theme Card Swap with 12 other Stampin' Up! demonstrators across Australia.
I must say, there are some wonderful idea's that have come from this swap - I would never have thought of using the Stamp Sets or techniques used. We had an open theme - only rules being that it was made with Stampin' Up! product and it was intended for a Male!

After a bit of effort, and changing my mind three times, I ended up making a Male Sympathy Card using the new Every Moment Stamp Set (yes, again, the one I said I was not fussed on....LOL...just goes to show you).

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Every Moment, I Care (Hostess Level 1)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Markers - Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Natural Ivory, Cherry Cobbler

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Owl House

I made this little Owl House up and got the owl into the Christmas Spirit, even dabbed on some snow on his house (mind you, we don't get that at all in my part of Australia !!) Maybe should have put up a little fan and the BBQ in front...

This one I did up for my mum as she has snowmen and snow women all around her living room - thought he would blend in more - and guess what??? he does.

Is it just me or does that owl look like he is glaring up at his hat????? LOL, I better ring mum up and ask her.....reminds me of my daughter rolling her eyes at me.

Better go and finish off my Secret Santa goodies - I will show you in the New Year (once she has worked out it was me...LOL).

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rudolph's Red Nose Kits

Not long until Christmas now.....

I made up these little Rudolph Red Nose Kit's for the younger children of friends I know. I decided to do the Raspberries/Strawberry & Cream for the toddlers as it would be less messy and less chance of choking than on the Jaffa's. So far I think the parents have liked them more.......

Anyway, I hope your Christmas ideas and plans are well under way. I have just a few more to make and then I can sit and back and relax a little (I think !!).

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Frenzy

What a fantastic additional Promotion Stampin' Up! have decided to have for December.
Starts TODAY and ends 29th December - Save up to 50% off the Retail Price on Selected Stamp Sets, Markers and Accessories.

The perfect Stocking Stuffer gifts for the Paper Crafter in the family ..... or rewarding gift from Santa for being so creative during the year....

Ordering is as easy as sending me an email with your list and credit card details, or I can email you my bank details for direct depositing. Postage is $5.95 or 5% of order before postage. I can have your order delivered direct to you anywhere in Australia from the warehouse.

Any questions, contact me and I'd be happy to answer them for you.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Summer Mini Catalogue

Starts TODAY and ends 31st March, 2011.

There is another Level One and Level Two Hostess Stamp Set to choose whilst the Catalogue runs and they are both available in either Wood or Clear Mount sets.

Definitely something to please everyone in this years Catalogue, along with some new punches and DSP papers.

I will post some cards and items in the coming weeks to showcase some of the products.
If you would like to place an order, call or email me your details, or if you'd like to host a workshop, let me know and we can discuss a date and what you would like to make.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mini Gift Bag

How gorgeous does this little Gift Bag look !!!

This is a Keeper that will be under our Christmas Tree with my name on it!!

I absolutely love the Christmas Cocoa DSP. Such a shame it is only available as a Bundle with the Welcome Christmas Stamp Set.  You can't tell from the photo, but this DSP has a Flocked pattern on it. Feels like velvet when you run your fingers over the design. You get two of these 12x12 sheets in the pack. And doesn't it just co-ordinate wonderfully with the Real Red Satin Ribbon.

Don't forget the Dress Up Christmas Promotion ends 30th November (yes, it really does end in two days !!)

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Envelope Gift Bags

The idea here is to take one envelope, and make two gift bags.

 Not the best photo, but hard to get the handle to stay up by itself. I used the Sleigh Bells Ribbon as it's a nice thick type ribbon. (Only 3 days left to get that free in the Dress Up Christmas Promotion)
My son is giving this to my daughter with her Christmas present inside. A velcro dot holds the flap down, making it just like a handbag.

 This uses the top part of the envelope that you cut off. Why throw it away when you can create a cute bag.
You could put in in the middle of the Christmas table to put the Cracker ends, candy cane wrappers and of course the chocolate wrappers in.

Hope you like them.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christams Ornaments

I decided I had better get around to creating some christmas items for my own family ..... so I started with these ornaments for the tree... I am personalising them so everyone has their own decoration.

Hopefully the Ornamental Punch will be available to purchase again soon as it is turning into such a versitile must have punch. So glad I bought mine when I did.

Those with a keen eye will notice something new.....I have used a product from the new Summer Mini catalogue which starts in just over a week - December 1st.

If you haven't let me know yet, email me for your copy of the Mini.
I am putting them in the post on Friday so you should all have them Monday ready to place orders from Wednesday when it starts.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Now this is something else we can do with our Cardstock, Punches and Big Shot Machines.

This one is 6 x 5 inches, so is a rather decent size, but you can make them smaller to use our Punches with quite easily.

Add a tealight and how amazing does this look ..... even Hubby was impressed !!!!!

Why not make some for the Christmas table and WOW your family.

Until next time, Happy Crafting....YCB