Sunday, 4 December 2011

Hellooooooo, sorry for not blogging for a while but I've been away on holiday and it all got a bit manic when I got home..... but I still managed to fit in some crafting!

 Here are the pillow gifts I made for some girl friends who came to stay  for the weekend after I got back from holiday.

Posted by PicasaThey only hold a couple of Green & Black chocolates but I was rather pleased with how they turned out and they gave me a great excuse to make some ribbon roses (which I adore making).

Unfortunately the colour's not great on the picture: the tag & the pillow box were cut from  the same olive green pearlescent card stock, although it doesn't look it on the photograph! 

I used classic oval Nesties to emboss and cut the labels, the pillow box was a SU die& the wide patterned ribbon was in my stash, as was the satin ribbon I used for the roses.

Ok, what else have I been up to.... well tags basically!  Here are some that I made last week.

All SU products: Rich Razzelberry card stock formed the base of each tag which I die cut using Nesties basic rectangles.  SU again for the Dec 25th label which was the SU Tags til Xmas stamp, punched out with the SU decorative label punch.   I matched up using Rich Razzelberry ribbon & SU papers for the rosettes and paper roses.  The bows were seam binding which was already in my stash and if you look carefully you can also see a couple of small laminated hearts, buttons and bling (where would I be without again from my stash.

Here are a couple more images;

And finally the tags in place on the carriers I made to hold the pressies.  These I made using card stock from Hobbycraft (the only place I could find that had large enough sheets of card stock for the size of carriers I needed to make for each pressie) which I over stamped using the SU Baroque Borders in Versamark and finished off with the same Rich Razzleberry ribbon as the tags.

No wonder I have to start wrapping Xmas pressies early!  But it's great fun & I love this time of year.

Got myself on a bit of a roll making tags and ended up making these, working on a black and grey theme to compliment some boxes I made:

I was delighted with how they turned out.  As you can probably see there is a mix of SU products (the black card stock and the stamp for the 25th Dec.) but interspersed with organza & paper for the roses from my stash... as were the wee bits of bling that I attached to the black satin ribbon at the top of each tag. The bling came from a couple of bracelets I spotted & bought with the idea in mind of cutting them up for the bling rather than wearing them... it worked out cheaper than buying bling in my local craft shops.

Hope you liked my crafting efforts...

Love & hugs


1 comment:

  1. These tags are simply stunning Carol. You are so lucky that they didn't go "missing" at class last week ha ha ha
    Beautiful work as always