Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Christmas.

It's never nice to be in hospital at Christmas.
I work at Auckland City Hospital and we work extra hard to bring Christmas cheer to our ward.  Once again I was asked to help with the decorations.  Every one has to walk passed our reception so we wanted to make it look extra special.  In the middle of the night I stacked up some boxes, wrapped it in brown paper and went to town with some paint.    I stacked up some fire wood (thanks Kim) and added some red and yellow cellophane with twinkly lights.  Voila a fire place!

With the JAI challenge Just add Christmas I had to enter again.  I just love Christmas!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tis the season to be jolly

I even got caught singing a christmas carol in the car while I was sitting at the lights.  Well the man in the car next to me didn't know what I was singing but he could see I was enjoying myself.  I really enjoy making christmas cards so when I saw this weeks Just Add Ink challenge was Just add Christmas I had to make something.  I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do because there are so many options.  Any way I decided to make some shaker cards because they are always fun.

Thanks Kim once again for the loan of your stamp set Watercolor Winter.  I had fun designing the poinsettia.  In fact I made 7 before I was happy.  I used the small petal from the Blossom Petals Builder punch.  I then folded them in half and ran them through the crimper at a slight angel.

The little glass micro beads make a wonderful sound when you move the card around.

For shaker card number two I used white embossing to give the image that extra punch.  

I have never used my sticky strip with micro beads before.  It makes such a pretty effect.

I had a bit of time to play around with some sponging so here is the card I made.  I used Baja Breeze for the snow and Pacific point, Not quite navy and Night of Navy for the sky.

I had to share this lovely Christmas card Kim gave me this year.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Just add Balloons

This weeks JAI challenge is just add balloons.  Perfect timing because a little friend of mine is turning 3 on Saturday.  I decided to use the happy little monkey from the Fox and Friends stamp set.  The balloons are from the Owl occasions set (which I love) from the Christmas Mini.

Happy Birthday Asher!