Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Here is the first 6 pack of Christmas cards I made last week.  Trying to do different themes and matching papers. Penguins and polar bears and different dogs will have their own sets, but these little animals didn't start off Christmassy and I wanted to see if I could do something with them. What do you think? Comments please!

ooppsy something is not right here!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Cookies and a few new cards/craft

So today I decided to try some new cookie recipes for Christmas givings. I tried a new recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They turned out better than expected since I, for once, left 2 inches in between them on the cookie sheet. They actually turned out round instead of my usual square cut cookies! Yumm! looks as good as they taste this time!
Then I tried my version of a Snap, Crackle and Pop, a no bake cookie I found. This is a Rice Crispie and peanut butter ball, cooled , then dipped in chocolate. My version was 1/2 peanut butter and 1/2 Nutella and Special K(that's what I had )! It was more time consuming than a baked cookie, but they are pretty good. And lastly, a meringues, which I have always loved to make, but can never find the last recipe I used to make them, so I seem to be trying new ones every year! This year I did lemon meringues. I was curious to try them and thought at the end of mixing they might be to lemony so I added a few chocolate chips to the mix  (not a lot). They turned out well also. So good day of baking but these aren't your cute little Christmas cookies that you 'HAVE TO MAKE' every year, like sugar cookies in tree and bell shapes, so that's another day. These will be 'filler' cookies...the kind that you put on the plate to round it off, making it look your the star of the kitchen! I try to sneak in a couple new cookies every year to add some spark to the old favorites.
Here are a few more cards and crafts from last week. I have started the Christmas cards so pics soon to come!

These are desk calenders I made last week. They are about 4 by 7 inches, but the calendar itself, is quite small.

I love how this turned out! This is not my idea,  and I must say what a clever idea it is. I have one of those little flameless candle lights in a wine glass and the shade I made, on top of it . It really looks cute, turned on. I could see a really nice table set up with a few of these  or just as a fancy little night light!

HELP! Having trouble with captions for the three cards!

Oh no another frog!

Here is another smash book. I made this one for some one who lives on the beach and has a dog just like this one on the cover! You know who you are, but act surprised at Christmas anyways ok?
Money or gift card holders.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

And just a few more for today!

Remind me that trying to take pictures of two cards at one time  works only when you stand them up porperly!

Summerery cards (made in August this year.)

These are cards made in September (2011).

Hard to see caption but it"thinking of you and smiling!

Here's a couple more August cards, can you tell?

This a tiny card, I made 6 matching types with envelops. (2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches.)

Tiles Magnets! Easy to do, for everyone!

I wanted something around this to be able to put it in a card, hence the flower!
These are some tiles that are magnets but can also be made into charms for a necklace.  Bec. loves betty boop!
You can see how small these are. Perfect for lockers, and message boards. Next step is to search for the charm loop to place on them, (for necklace charms).

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Monday, 21 November 2011

This is the "smash book" I made for my Beck's  16th birthday!

Here I am showing the pocket on the inside cover.