Friday, December 30, 2011

Gift Wrap and Table Favour Ideas

Although Christmas has passed I thought I'd share a few ideas that can be applied to any celebration.

This year I decided to wrap gifts in kraft paper and trim with tulle adorned with a vintage brooch.

I was quite happy with how these turned out and will definitely use this idea again.

Then I also made table favours from embellished(using bits of things from my Christmas stash)tubes that I filled with candy. I had much fun making these and found that rub-ons adhered exceptionally well to the tube(cardstock stickers not so much).

And a closer look.

Well, that's it for today, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011

Well another Christmas has come and gone.

And we took woefully few photos.

I really must start taking more photos again.

But we all were very spoiled with lots of gifts, ate too much food with lots left over and spent a very relaxing Christmas at my sister's.

It was a good Christmas!

I hope you had a great Christmas too!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Little Red Wagon - Challenge # 113 - Something New

Hey all!

I'm back with a card I made for this week's Little Red Wagon challenge with a theme of new.

I decided to use a Stamping Bella stamp to welcome 2012:

It also fits the CAS-ual Friday challenge of kraft and twine,love that combo.

Why don't you link up your 'new' inspired creation over at Little Red Wagon?

We love to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

It's Christmas Eve!

Happy Christmas Eve! I hope your Christmas preparations are almost complete and you are ready to enjoy time with friends and family. Today I thought I'd show some of this year's Christmas decorations. I like to take a few photos each year to refer back to the next year.

Family room mantel.

And a closer look.
The tree.
And some close ups.

Love my Fitz and Floyd.

Tried ornaments in the sugar bowl.
Some table arrangements.

Sweet pillows.
Garland adorned bannisters.

A more rustic mini-tree.
Lovin' my new to me vintage scale.
A closer look.
More table top vignettes.

I hope you enjoyed this little decoration tour, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tag Swap - The Food!

Hi there!

I thought I'd show some of the goodies I served at my tag swap a couple of weeks ago.

Coconut peaks dipped in chocolate and candy cane bits.

Fancy cookies from the market.

A look at most of the table, I was trying for a candy cane theme.

Raspberry custard pie that a friend made. I added the banner, an idea I've seen on Pinterest.

 Iced shortbread.

Chocolate and candy cane dipped shortbread.

Apothecary jars filled with candy.

Crystal cream and sugar holders also filled with candy.

Chocolate and candy cane dipped marshmallows.

I so enjoy putting together a themed table of goodies!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Little Red Wagon Challenge #112 - Inspiration Photo

Well even though Christmas is creeping closer and closer, we have another Little Red Wagon challenge for you this week.

Joanne has given us this inspiration photo to create from:

I decided to break out my Memory Box wreath stamp and created this card:

It's simple but elegant I think.

So if you can squeeze in the time, why don't you play along with us at Little Red Wagon this week, we love to see what you create!