Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Decorations!

Each year I make a Christmas decoration / tag for my very special family and friends.  I've been making them for the past 11 years!
This year I discovered the joy of a cuttlebug (I know..... I'm a little behind the times) but I have certainly made up for lost time using it for all my Christmas decorating!

The tags are all made using the Tim Hotlz Alterations Die-  Rosettes.  It cuts 2 different sized rosettes at once!  You will need to purchase the longer 6x13" A plate and B plates to use the die in your cuttlebug.

You could make these in any colour combination to match your Christmas theme.  My papers were Gold, Burgundy and white so I used those colours.  

I was even able to use them for my table settings, making napkin rings (the scalloped border on the napkin rings is the die cut rosette that hasn't been accordion folded!!)   And as you can see below, I decorated a candle using the two rosette sizes together.

And the cute little Christmas boot below is one I made during a Christmas Copics class run by the amazing talented Sue Kohler at Scraphaven.    We were able to make the boot using whatever colours we liked!

I hope that you all had a truly wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Saviour!!

Narelle xoxoxox

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Wall Hanging Tutorial

I have created a new step-by-step tutorial over at the Scrapbook Boutique blog, so you can make one of these bright and cheery Christmas wall hangings for your home!

I used the fabulous My Minds Eye "12 Days of Christmas Range", and completed it in less than an afternoon!  You could whip up a few of these for the Grandparents in no time at all!  You can find a full step-by-step tutorial over at the Scrapbook Boutique Blog now.

Here are the products you'll need,
which are all available in the Scrapbook Boutique shop!

Narelle xoxoxoxo

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December Scrapbook Boutique Challenge

There are two chances for you to win a prize on the Scrapbook Boutique Blog this month!!

Your first chance to win is by having a go at our monthly inspiration challenge!
Complete a project using a White, pink, red and blue colour scheme!  Here's our cupcake image to inspire you!

I used some of the fun and bright My Minds Eye "12 Days of Christmas" papers, chipboard embellishments, Rhinestones and, Trims, to complete this layout of my niece Eleanor finding the gingerbread house on the Christmas table too good to resist!

Entry is open to all Australian residents, and you need to upload your creation to the Scrapbook Boutique blog. The challenge closes at midnight on December 31st, and the randomly drawn winner will receive a $30.00 voucher to spend at the Scrapbook Boutique online shop!

For your Second Chance to win.....  be part of our Blog Hop, and you could win this gorgeous set of Prima North Country Stamps!

The first stop on the blog hop was Angela's blog, then you come to mine, and your next stop is Sue's gorgeous blog!  Leave a comment on each DT members blog, and the Scrapbook Boutique blog too! The hop will be open for 1 week, closing midday  17th December, the winner will be announced on the SB blog on 18th December.  

Narelle xoxoxoxoxo

Monday, December 5, 2011

Black with 2- December

Greetings everyone!
This month the Black with Two challenge requires you to use Black with Red, Green and a touch of Gold.
I love this photo (taken by Hikari Photography) of Tom playing trumpet at his school Celebration night at Melbourne Town Hall!  The layout.  Title comes from the chorus of the song "Days of Elijah".... 
"Behold he comes, Riding on a cloud, 
Shining like the sun, At the trumpet's call
Lift your voice, It's the year of jubilee
And out of Zion's hill salvation comes"

Upload your entry to the Black with Two challenge blog before the end of the month for your chance to win a prize from one of the sponsors.