Monday, November 30, 2009

Tick, tick tick

We did loads of Christmas-related shopping on Saturday. Funny though how you're always left with the same few "awkward ones" after everyone else is sorted, isn't it? Not helped when one of those "awkward ones" has a December birthday too.

Anyway, I'm feeling much calmer now about the whole she-bang than I was, which is good.

I've had a Wedding Anniversary card on order for months and have finally got round to making it - just as well as the anniversary is only about a week away.
It's really simple, but it took me ages to make - I knew I wanted to use the little hearts and then a larger one for the message tag - but then I couldn't decide what layout to use, I faffed about with all the punched hearts for ages, then realised that if I made the squares they sit on smaller it would all work out just right.
I've used silver card, then a piece of white embossed with the tiny hearts Cbug folder for the background.
The hearts are cut in black glitter card and mounted on red and silver squares.
The ric rac is a lovely dark red velvet stuff and the large black and red heart conceals the personal message from my customer to her hubby.

That all finished and ready to be packed up I thought I should get started on making some tags for our Christmas presents.
As we're having a gold/copper/bronze theme for the tree this year I thought Kraft type card and a sludgy home-spun look would work ok.

I used Mr Robo to cut these and managed to get all of these from one sheet of 12x12. There wasn't much left, I can tell you.

I decorated them mainly with scraps and leftovers that were lying about with the other Christmas stuff. My faves are the last lot - they took hardly any time to make and those little Cbug minis are just so cute!

That's all for now, hope you're getting on ok with your Christmas "to do" list.


tracy said...

that card is lovely kathy :) and those tags are great,can't believe you only used one piece of 12x12!!!

Anonymous said...

wonderful card and tags Kathy

Angelnorth said...

The anniversary card looks fab, love the hidden bit behind the heart! Great tags too - I usually forget about doing those!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous and red always has an air of elgance imho....the tags are scrummy too :)

Janice said...

Certainly a different look for an anniversary card, very contemporary.

You are certainly ahead in your prep for the big C this year Kathy, well done.