I hope you are all having a lovely weekend....nice and crisp here today and not a sniff of rain (well I suppose it had to happen one day!).
I have decided I had better get my backside into gear and start making some Christmas goodies....after all it is December now (not a fan of making Christmas stuff so these makes are a good start!).
As you know, I love a tag, so I have made most of my cards with tags (now there's a surprise). I thought some nice an festive (!) blue cards would be spot on. I used dylusion inks for the background and over stamped with my new TH stamps (a cheeky purchase in london last week!). I added a die cut deer, some pine pine cleaners attached with my tiny attacher and dyed the staples red with promarkers (loving the tiny attacher....it is coping well with everything I have thrown at it so far). I finished it all off with a little blue foiling around the edges of the tag and the card for a little subtle bling.
This card is made much the same way but I used a stamped image of the elf balancing the pressies...I love this stamp it is so cute without being bleeuuurrg!
I have also been making actual tags (to put on gifts rather than cards) and used real mini pinecones (they are so dainty).
Finally, I have made some leather keyrings (this is just a small sample), they are 100% leather and attached with 2 part rivets....I don't own a small anvil or a rivet attacher...I must admit I just hit them real hard with a large hammer on my wooden chopping board and it seems to have worked a treat!
So why this flurry of activity? Well, tomorrow my hubby is putting on a gig with 5 bands and 2 DJ's in Bristol, for those who have a facebook account details are here: http://www.facebook.com/events/419404098121518/
Its all to raise money for a charity my brother and his fiance work with in Ecuador-http://www.thephoenixprojects.org/
A great cause where they provide sustainable free education and nutrition to the poorest children-fingers crossed we raise some money (if not, guess what the family and friends are getting for christmas.....I have a LOT of these keyrings!!).