Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Season's Greetings (tags)

I hope everyone's Christmas preparations are going well! Only a few days to go until Christmas Day... doesn't the time fly?

Every year my husband and I bake yummy things to give to our work colleagues and family members for Christmas. I must admit that I don't really do much of the baking - I get to do the extremely important taste-test of course, but my main task is putting together the packaging of said baked goods. These were for our colleagues:

Season's Greetings (tags 1)

It's a bit of a mixed bag this year (literally!) last year we just had the pebber nodder biscuits in the bags but this year I went a bit crazy with the chocolates and filled up the bags with those as well. I could have put more biscuits in and less chocolates but this way there's more biscuits for us right?? :) Here's the link to the recipe for the biscuits I shared last year, though we roll ours flat and cut shapes out rather than rolling into a log and pinching off small amounts.

Season's Greetings (tags 2)

The tags were made using the snowflake and sentiment from the Round for Christmas stamp set by AnnaBelle Stamps stamped in Versacolor 'Silver' and Brilliance 'Pearl Lavender' ink. The sentiment from the set was stamped in Versafine Black Onyx ink. I also used the snowflake strip from the 'Merriest Wishes' set from Hero Arts stamped in Versacolor 'Cement' ink for the background.

That's it from me this evening! Take care and thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Season's Greetings

Sorry I've been away for so long! I have been keeping away from the computer at home lately, just to let my hands recover. I'm now going to physio which is making such an improvement! I'm still taking things slow though...

Oh - before I forget - thanks to everyone who requested a Christmas card and wanted to send me one as well! I've received two so far (Betty and Maria!) and can't wait for the rest to arrive!

We're getting a bit festive over here... The Christmas cards are on display, we put our Christmas tree and lights up this weekend, including some solar ones out on the fence, and we've been baking every weekend for Christmas gifts for work colleagues and family. Fun!

I managed to fit in some crafty time today though, amongst it all. Here are three versions of the same idea using the Round for Christmas set from AnnaBelle Stamps... I'm not sure which I like best:

Season's Greetings (1)

Season's Greetings (2)

Season's Greetings (3)

I think I like the sentiment in the middle best - but of course some inks just won't allow this because of the clash factor (don't ask how I know this).

Inks used are Versacolor 'Petal Pink', Kaiser 'Antique Blue' and 'Splice' as well as Versacolor Onyx Black for the sentiment of course.

That's it from me, thanks for looking, and have a wonderful day!