Wooden christmas decorations

Well as I am still looking for a new job I thought I would get stuck in to the christmas craft projects,  in my christmas box I found wooden decorations and laser cut shapes.  Aah that’s right a friend gave me a chipboard christmas ornament with laser cut shapes painted in gold and tied with a ribbon.  So what will I do.  Paint them, add the laser cut shapes painted in antique gold and when I ran out, added some bling.


I also had two gingerbread garland with 5 gingerbread people.  Mum saw it and asked how many I had. Mmm not enough she said, she had 40 staff.  So off I went to kaiser craft and yes, craft gods, thank you, they had enough to get to 40 and they were on sale.  So a sample was made and provided for approval.

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And here they are, decorated front and back.  Approved!  So 10 left to undercoat and need to play with the cricut to see if I can cut the clothes using it instead of by hand.  So, go mum, it was a garland but they look great as individual christmas decorations.

Happy crafting



Happy World Card Making Day!

I am all in favour of a day dedicated to my most favourite craft – card making!  My challenge for the day, apart from the heat (a lovely 36C in Brisbane, Australia), was to use Kaisercraft Christmas Carnival 6″ Paper Pad to create a set of 10 christmas cards for a friend of my mum’s.  I am sorry to say, that this is last years design so you may or may not be able to buy it.  I luckily discovered a few months ago a Kaisercraft outlet only 15 minutes from me tucked away in a quiet location just near a large hardware store.  The bargains were truly fantastic with most items 90% off plus gift bags for shopping there.   Needless to say all of my crafty friends received a gift bag from me of Kaisercraft products.

But I digress, all of these cards were made from the Kaisercraft paper pad (with the exception of a few inches of silver crochet thread).  Modern, funky and full of the joy of the upcoming festive season.  The best part is that I still have enough left over to make another 15 or so cards.  So, even if you aren’t a card maker or into scrapbooking, have a look for one of these “all-in-one” paper packs and see what you can create.

Hope you have had a productive World Card Making Day!