With Christmas just around the corner l thought l would make time to produce my own unique set of cards for family and friends this year. l also have the opportunity to make two packs of cards one for my Sister and Mother to give out to there friends. So l will need to get a wriggle on.
These are my favorite ones atm.
Keeping it simple which l find is always best.
Made from one 5.5 x 5.5 paper pack. A cost of $3.00 on sale. plus card to make 5x5 card bases.
Made these lovely little Pillow Gift Boxes.
Great for adding a gift for a friend or just a little thank you. Will fit a scarf, chocolates or even homemade cookies. You could dress them up with flowers.
The ladies selection soft & pretty maybe even slightly romantic. Always nice to receive a small gift in the mail of over the fence.
Sending a few to my Mum as she likes to send out thank you's to her neighbors, who keeps an eye open for them.
Young children like things playful and not predictable, something amusing.
With these ones will get dual purpose with Halloween around the corner.
This is the male selection very suitable in our family. Add a tie or pair of socks, gift card/money etc.
Made a total of 29.
Took 3 minutes to make boxes and a further 10 to make outer lace cover.
This is the next project l will be working on more gift cards/boxes.
Meet Nora the newest addition to the family. She is 7 years old and likes to keep to herself mostly, but of a night becomes more active and enjoys a pat on her terms.
Only been with us for 24 hours, she has such a beautiful nature. Likes to eat and walk around her new environment. Not one for having her picture taken but l manage a couple.
Think being in an older quieter household is going to suit her.
Started my Friday with a walk around the garden mentally making a list of chores for the weekend. My beautiful Magnolia was out in bloom, a sure sign spring is arriving early this year.
Have been watching the plants in the garden came alive with colour this is an Australian native l purchase last year that survived the dogs in the back yard after l fenced it off. Thank goodness the dogs have moved out with sons to there new homes. The dogs have too much energy.
Friday night started to make a few paper windmills from scraps, for future cards and present embellishments. Using up as much paper as possible and storing.
Got a start on Halloween decorations for home and for 2 of my sons, who have always enjoyed throwing a party.
Making costumes for the grand babies.
Going out to purchase a number of plastic tubs to store decorations in for the years events. Such as Valentines, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Chinese New Year, Halloween, Melbourne Cup, Christmas.
Have spent the weekend looking through boxes sorting and putting together sons school pictures, school reports with everything from kindergarten drawings to scarp books with their birthday cards from first birthday until approximately their tenth.
So they can take with them on their life's journey, knowing how much we enjoyed sharing their beginnings. Look forward to their continued growth as young men and starting their own families and careers.
As we all know, life is short and must be enjoyed. The past is only the foundation to the rest of your life and the people we meet along the way and the experiences we have can only help to form us into who we become. Sharing caring and loving my family.
As you can clearly see we had a few friendly visitors this morning.
Normally they wouldn't get the opportunity to land as Roxy sons no.4 dog would stalk and chase them for sport.
But now that she has moved out with son no 4 the yard is once again free to roam.
This is an update on garden in repair now it is a dog free zone. Well at least for now until we need to dog sit. LOL.
Just had a quick play with my Scan n cut. (SNC)
Cutting out a few sentiments for my growing card collection.
Hubby is going to keep the cut out to place in an old frame to decorate the sewing room. LOL.