Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Tree 2012

here is a look at our Christmas Tree for 2012 (not many presents under the tree as my children got experiences this year instead of gifts that clutter)

This year we have just the one tree as we didn't have our ladder to get into the ceiling to get any others down :( so while it was disappointing not to have a forest of trees I love how our tree looks and may even repeat this colour theme  for 2013. We went with the black tree which was down (but packed away) from last year and it was perfect for our theme of Red, Black, Kraft & Cream.

I created the rosettes on the tree using old dictionary paper, paper doilies and some old ugly poinsettias that I glittered. 
I had to purchase new lights as my lights that I have had for approx 30 years finally just stopped working, not too happy with the lights as they have white wiring, which stands out too much for me but that was all that was left in the stores.

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas


Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Cards 2012

 after I started the season off so well with my creating decorations...I finally got around to making some Christmas Cards
same card 3 different colours of bling sticking to our Christmas theme for this year of Red, Black,Kraft & Cream

 and the gift tag

Products Used
EK Success 2 Point Flag Punch
Teresa Collins Patterned Paper Haunted Hallows Chandelier Crowns & Fabrications Linen Green Fluer De Lis (using the back side of both of these papers)
Core`dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core #4 Cardstock
Stampin` Up Stamp
Bling Red, Black Charcoal
Kraft Tag
Couture Creations Blossom Yarn Doily Die
Couture Creations Intrinsic Embossing Folder
EK Success Xmas Tree Punch
Stampin` Up Stamp
Old Dictionary Paper

Happy Creating Kerrie

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Gift Giving

I just love Christmas and I love to give presents to friends and family. Yesterday I had Christmas lunch with some very special friends. I thought I would share with you some Instagram photos of my Christmas gift wrapping.

 my lunch ...very delish, i love Hogs Breath

even more yummy desert

and this Card Album is to store all our Christmas Cards that we receive this year, so we can treasure them always ...for instructions and a list of the products used pop over to Create & Play Club's Blog

Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine #16 Christmas Craft Ideas

I created these two Christmas Decor pieces for the Christmas Craft Ideas booklet that comes FREE with Issue #16 of Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine.

I love creating off the page items and really enjoyed creating both of these pieces.

For instructions of how to recreate these pieces you can purchase your own copy of Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine either from your local newsagent or online HERE

I also have these couple of layouts in the readers gallery of this issue.

Happy Creating 


Wooden Birdhouse

I created this birdhouse for the Create & Play Club Blog using the middle boxes from the Craft Concepts Wooden Shadow Box

This will make a cute gift for a special little girl. 

Remember when you are out and about to check out all the Christmas decs for things that you can alter and use in other projects. This is where I found the little bird



with just a bit of paint and glitter you can change an ugly bird into a cute little bird.

Instructions can be found HERE 

Happy Creating Kerrie

Friday, December 7, 2012

Create & Play Club's 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration

I have been creating some quick projects for Create & Play Club for their 12 Days of Christmas feature.

Here are two Christmas cards from days 2 & 3 if you go to Create & Play Club Blog you can see more as well as the instructions to recreate these for yourself.

Create & Play Club are also having a sale with 20% off everything in their catalogue   a great opportunity to stock up

Happy Creating Kerrie