November 30, 2012

Craft Fair Success

So, the craft fair turned out pretty well.  I sold a lot of my ornaments.  However, I did not sell a single card.  Lots of people looking but no one buying.  Oh well.  I sold a fair amount of my gift tags though.  I said I would post some pics of ones I made so here they are:

This is only a small selection of ones I made.  There were many other designs too.  So, I will be doing the craft fairs again next year.  I made enough to make it worth it.  I also made and sold a lot of pins too.  They were quite popular.  Here are some examples:

I'll definitely make more of them.  I do have a new card to share but haven't downloaded it to my computer yet so I will have to share next time.  We just got a new laptop and are still in the process of getting it fully set up. 

Anyway, hope you all have a terrific day!

November 23, 2012


So, only one more day until the craft fair.  I'm very excited.  Hopefully, things will go well and I'll sell a lot.  :-).  I'm pretty much all ready for it.  Wondering if I should bring along a set of Christmas lights to use to decorate my table.  Maybe.  I finished up my Christmas gift tags the other day.  I think they turned out well.  I'll try and post pics soon.  Anyway, I'm still working on some Christmas cards even though I don't really need any more.  I can't help myself.  LOL.  It is my favourite card to make.  :-)

So, I came up with a new design for my spoon ornaments.  I've had requests in the past for moose themed stuff so I did a couple of spoons with a winter scene featuring a moose.  Turned out pretty good I think.  Again, I'll post a pic soon.

Anyway, I'd better run.  Have a lovely day!

November 16, 2012

I love Christmas Cards

My very favourite card to make would have to be Christmas.  I seriously make them all year long.  I love the stamps, the papers, the embellishments, everything!  So, I have two lovely Christmas cards to share with you today.

The first one was made for the Card Chain Challenge over at the Society of Stampaholics Blog.  I've done this challenge a few times and it is quite fun.  It's nice to receive a handmade card in the mail.  I give a lot of them out but rarely receive them.  :-)  Anyway, here it is:

I find it hard to really show off the glitter but both the reindeer and the merry christmas are glittered.  I chose to use two of the challenge colours of the royal blue and burgundy and also making a christmas card.  Tis the season after all!

Supplies used:  Cardstock-Bazill Basics: Brocade and White,  Patterned paper-Bo Bunny: Midnight Frost Flurry (except the paper the reindeer sits on, it is of unknown origin), Glitter-Stampin Up: Dazzling Diamonds, Die cuts-The Slice: Noel design card.

The other card is just one I made for my Christmas cards to send out this year.  Not sure who's getting yet.  :-)  I've had the red gingham ribbon for a while and was itching to use it. What do you think?

Supplies used:  White card stock,  Patterned paper (not sure who makes it. Got it at AC Moores),  Scallop edge- Fiskars edge punch, Die cuts (holly, bird, twigs)-The Slice: Noel and Vintage Findings design cards.  (twigs are actually cut from snowflake die cut),  Sentiment-Hero Arts: Joy to All CL460, Shading on die cuts-Spectrum Noir Markers.  Other: red pearls and gingham ribbon.

I quite like this card.  Not much stamping on it although I will likely stamp something inside as I usually do.

Well, that is it for now.  When I'm finished up with the gift tags I'm making I'll be sure to post pictures of them too.  Hope you all have a fabulous day!

RIP Reindeer Forks

So, as mentioned in my previous post, I was having trouble with the reindeer fork ornaments I was making for the craft fair.  Well, I managed to save half of them.  I'm afraid the others didn't make it.  :-(  They made a sad pile on my table.

Poor guys.

On a brighter note, the ones that made it turned out pretty good I think.

I'm hoping they sell as well at this craft fair as they did at the last one.  Now just have a few more spoons to paint and some gift tags to finish up and I'm all ready for the sale.  Just a week away!
Anyway, hope you all have a wonderful day!

November 12, 2012


I've been working on my reindeer fork ornaments and I'm at the stage where I bend them.  They are breaking!!!  Don't know why they are either as it didn't happen the last time.  Hoping my husband can figure something out.  Otherwise all the work I've done so far is down the drain.  At least my Christmas gift tags are coming along nicely.  Le sigh.  Hoping today goes well.

November 07, 2012

Birthday Card for Mom

Thought I share the most recent card I've made.  It was a birthday card for my Mom.  I got to use my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers a bit again.  Love those markers!  I also used one of my favourite stamps from Stampin Up, the grass.  Sentiment is from Scrappy Cat and the dragonfly is Stampcraft.  The dot flourish stamp is Inkadinkado.  I used Stazon black ink for sentiment and the grass is Stampin Up, Mellow Moss and Sage Shadow.  Dot Flourish ink is Stampin Up Soft Suede.  I thought the card turned out pretty good and she liked it so that is what really matters.  :-)

Still working on stuff for my craft fair.  Right now its my Reindeer fork ornaments.  They were really popular at the last sale and I sold out.  I think they are cute.  What do you think?

Well, I better get back to it.  Have a lovely day!

November 01, 2012

So, looks like I'm terrible at blogging.  LOL.  It's been months since my last post.  But I will try to continue on as much as I can.  :-).  We had a great Halloween with my son, Donovan.  He was Spider-Man.  My husband and I dress up with him every year and this year he wanted us to be villains.  So, I was Electro and my husband was Dr. Octopus.  Costumes turned out pretty good and I will try and post pics soon.  I recently made a lovely birthday card for my Mom, but forgot to take a picture of it.  Silly me.  I'll have to get my Dad to take a pic and email it to me.  Right now I'm working on Christmas gift tags for the craft fair I have at the end of the month.  I made a bunch for the sale I was in last month but they were popular and my stock was depleted so need to make more.  Came up with some new designs too which is good as I have a tendency to get bored making the same thing over and over again.  Anyway, must be off to work on those tags.  They don't make themselves!  Take care and have a wonderful day!