Wednesday, November 16, 2011

More Christmas cards

I know, it's not even Christmas time yet, but what would you do if you got some of that cute Christmas chipboard from WOW?! Have a looksie what I did:

The boots's been painted white and then in blue. I smudged it a bit cause I am impatient. The solution: Keep smudging till it looks intentional...

I think these little mini Christmas trees are just the best. They come in a row of 6.

I painted them white first and then added some green Smooch and pink straight from the reinker bottle:

The same with these ones:

Well, that's enough Christmas stuff for now. 

What?! Christmas cards already!

Yes, already. I made up 2 quick cards for Tracey from My2Angels

You don’t always have to use Christmas papers for Christmas cards when you have gorgeous embellishments! I used some scraps in Christmas colours and the new chain embellishment with a felt heart (just stapled on):

and a bit of twine and a little sleigh charm. Done!

Here is the other one:

Red glitter ribbon, a Christmas bauble

some star flowers and a snowman charm is all it takes to make this look Christmassy!

On the 10th of December I am running an all-day Christmas card class and as of today there are 4 spots left. We'll be making 6 cards, please let me know if you are interested. Cost is $40, incl all materials and lunch.

Cheers, Geli

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Having a blast

Another layout I did with the wonderfully bright and funky Echo Park "Happy Days" papers and embellies from my2angels:

Yes, Halloween photos again, but hey, it's the season! To be fair, the photos are from 2005 and those were the days when a sheet over the head was still classified as a "scary costume". 
Did you notice I scraplifted my "Rugged Up" layout? Here are the papers I used and you can follow the links to find them at My2Angels, if you want:
How could I resist adding the frog pin? He is just way too cute. There's a little felt heart, baker's twine and bling chain too: 

And of course another lil' charm:

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 5, 2011


I’m still playing with the new Echo Park Apothecary range. Everything can be bought at My2Angels, just follow the links!

We had a ball dressing up at Halloween last year and there are still photos to scrap! Who knows how long it’ll be before my kids are too cool for dress ups, so I intend to make the most of it while it lasts. Although I think my dear husband hasn’t reached that point yet, so there’s hope for many more photos to come.
I used Full Moon for the background and cut 4 strips (2x8”) from Black Magic and Wicked Potions
I kept the overall layout very simple and stuck to just the 3 colours, but went a bit crazy with embellies. The barbed wire chipboard (see similar here here) and the star frame were covered in silver foil

and the rest of the chippies inked. “Cool" was inked and covered in Crackle Accent. After it was dry I rubbed black ink into the cracks.

The tickets got coloured in a little:

Other embellishments are:

spider charm (eeek!) on a web I sewed with silver thread:

black resin flower:

And the owl tag and grave stones were done with some Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Learning to ride and rugged up

I'm just quickly going to share some recent class layouts. 
My little 6 year old learned to rider her bike recently and never even had to use training wheels. Here's Daddy running along with her (to be fair, I did a lot of running too!)

I love the funky Sew Easy tool and my favourite fence die:

cute little My2Angels bike charm:

and a Cuttlebug embossed / inked frame:

This next layout is based on the fortnightly challenge at the Boxx. I love using sketches whenever I get stuck for ideas. The challenge also gave the 2 colours to use.
When Joel was little we lived in Germany and this was his first snow. He loved being carried around in a pouch. In fact, you couldn't put him down and this handy little pouch means I made it through the first year without loosing my sanity completely. How cute is this photo of him all rugged up in Daddy's jacket!

hello cluster...

fun little see-through buttons...

So, now you have a bit of an idea what we're up to in scrap classes. If you live nearby, give me a call, I can always squeeze in one more.