Friday, 28 November 2008

Pretty Bits

I have been getting the teachers x-mas pressies ready. I altered & personalised these lovely wooden suitcases and diaries. Will put diaries inside, a box of handmade cards and a small handcream.

Every year I also like to alter a diary for myself, for 2008 I made this one:

Used Love Elsie papers and I thought it was the prettiest I've ever owned. But today I altered my 2009 one and now I like it better !!!

I used the left overs from Anita's class, which are Prima Papers I think. I even did a bit of crochet. Used my new "Sparkle" mod podge,the bling cant be seen on the pic, but it's gorgeous !!

I had told my crafty friends that this year I wanted to bring my Birthday a month forward. We have a Birthday club and I really wanted to have my B-day cards separate from the X-mas cards. I have recieved 10 so far and believe it or not, something sooo small has made a huge difference in my attitude towards B-day being so close to x-mas. I feel more positive about the festive season this year, and actually looking forward.

These are the master pieces:

Julie M:

Julie (Frogprincess):


Jackie C:





Linda (LB):





Kiki x

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Elzybells Stamps !!!

About a year ago I saw the stamp with the Mouse and the Bauble in somebody's blog, somebody from the US, I can't remember who it was. I thought that stamp was mega cute and I wanted it !! But unfortunately at the time, those stamps were only sold through an US company which didn't deliver overseas :( But it was mentioned that those Elzybells Stamps were made in the UK. I tried to find a UK online shop but there wasn't any. The only thing I found was a blog under construction, belonging to Elizabeth, and who was planning to open her online shop. It took a good few months before it opened. The stamps are all super cute, well made and very reasonable priced. Elizabeth is the owner and designer, she is lovely and great at communication and customer service. She also sells the Klin On sticky foam which I find better than the EZ Mount, and she also sells storage cases to keep your stamps in.

I tried to make the stamps some justice with these 2 cards...what do you think? I coloured them with my new Caran D'ache crayons, my new favourites !!! For the girl at the window I also used some liquid applique for the snow and a bit of glitter, papers are from Pink Paislee (Tinsel Town collection). For the mouse one, I also used the Caran D'ache crayons to colour it in, Anita's 3D Clear finish for the bauble, and some glitter on the branches. Background paper is DCWV.

Check the elzybells Stamps you'll fall in love with every one of them !!! But if you want to purchase some, Elizabeth is closing temporarily during December cos she's moving premises, so hurry, order before November 28th !!! And please mention my name, say "Cristina from Ireland recommended these stamps", you might get a surprise :D.

And also, check Elizabeth's blog for inspiration.

Hope you'll fall in love with these stamps as much as I have too !!!

In a few weeks I will be posting more cards using the rest of the stamps I purchased, they are non x-massey.


Kiki x

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Some Christmas Cards

I finally finished a batch of Christmas cards for selling. I put them in packs of 6 and decided to put a pic of them a on the back of each pack, so people dont have to open it to see what the rest of the cards look like, this is the pic:


The snow scene is not very clear, but it's lovely, I put glitter in some places.

Yesterday I got a delivery of stamps, from an UK company which is gonna become my next favourite, I can't wait to make some cards with those stamps. I will be posting them here and telling you all about'll fall in love with them too, Im sure. Watch this space !!!


Kiki x
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Monday, 17 November 2008

Finished Mini Albums !

These guys have kept me busy over the last few weeks ! but nearly all of them have found new owners :D

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And during this week I will be finishing packs of x-mas cards for sale, they are looking beautifil !! LOL !! Will post pics when I have them all done. After those, I'll be making my own and then finishing some homemade presents.

I'm delighted this year I am enjoying making x-mas cards, I don't feel under preassure like past years.


Kiki x

Monday, 3 November 2008

A LO and a Baby Card

I had an order for this card:

I used the lovely watercolour crayons we used at Donna's class, and Im soooo happy I bought the box of 40 !!!

I finished the LO we made at Anita's class, love the colours and the crochet !!

I am in the middle of sorting & printing (no printer ink at the mo) some pics to finish the Watercolour Album we made at one of Donna's class, for the other class, I have to take pics first, but it will be quick and fun !


Kiki x

Sunday, 2 November 2008

What an Amazing Day !!!!

I spent the whole day yesterday at the Megascrap event, it was, in one word: AMAZING !
Donna Downey and Anita Mundt are two very talented ladies !!! I enjoyed myself sooooo much that Im sad it's all over :(
I have to finish my projects, but I'll take my time, have yet to take/select good pics to do some justice to the projects !!

Donna, Kiki, Anita: