December 17, 2013

may all your Christmases be white...

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas... it makes the day seem more cozy and special. Almost like you are in a snow globe. I just love that feeling. Every year I put up the handmade snowflakes my sister makes me. She is super talented. Even if there is no snow falling, every time I look at the window I see beautiful snowflakes.

These were the inspiration for one of my favourite cards this year. I found all sorts of pretty wooden snowflakes at the craft store and couldn't resist painting them and glittering them up in a shower of sparky goodness...

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write.
May your days be merry and bright,
And may all your Christmases be white...


Supplies used:
Curtsey Boutique Doily
Curtsey Boutique Snowflakes

December 2, 2013

candy cane christmas...

Another month has come and gone and we're having another Linky Party over at the Crafty Secrets blog. I hope you all will join in for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Crafty Vintage Girl store and every one who enters gets a $6 gift certificate just for playing along. All you have to do is create something magical using fabulous Crafty Secrets products!

Today I'm gearing up for my Christmas dinner and one of my favourite things is the table setting. I think it's the best part of the meal. This year I've made candy cane place settings. I've seen these all over Pinterest, from simple to fancy and I've decided to try it out today.

Start by gathering all of your supplies:

Gather the three candy canes and form a tripod. I used washi tape to keep them together. You could use glue, but if you plan on eating the candy canes after it's easy to peel them apart if using washi.

 Wrap the doily around the journal card and add a snowflake with 3D tape. Add a chalkboard label on top with more 3D tape. Decorate with wooden snowflakes.

Tie a ribbon around the top of the candy canes and add some tinsel twine.

All ready to be labelled with some chalk and set on the table. I can't wait! It's so easy to do any theme for your table.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team:)
Vicki Chrisman (Team Leader)

Michele Kovack

Darlene Pavlick

Melissa Bove

Sheila Rumney

Kathy Clement

Elizabeth Lincoln  

Cherry Nelson

Happy Holidays!

 Supplies used:
CS Christmas Image and Journal Notes
Ivory and Black Christmas Paper from CD 6