Bella Bleu DSP

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Secret Sister – December Part 2 Reveal

As I wrote in my last post I wanted my reveal to be extra special so I didn’t want to send ‘just a card’. I had spotted an item while blog surfing earlier in December that I wanted to make so that’s what I did for Sonia except mine was made using Not Quite Navy and again I’ve use the gorgeous Bella Bleu DSP.

This is a 4 drawer unit (1 on each side) with an Easel card on the top. I’ve teamed it with the Friends 24-7 stamp set and coordinating Friendly Words jumbo wheel.

Here’s the back view.

I wanted Sonia to be able to use this so I decided not to write on it. I packed this up with lots of bubble wrap and tissue paper to fill the postage box for protection and then included a little note inside the top of the box for Sonia. I told her how happy I was to have been her Secret Sister for this round and how much I’ve enjoyed making the gifts for her and her family. I then went on to tell her she’d have to find the post-it note on the final item for the reveal. I didn’t hide it in a difficult spot so don’t worry she didn’t have to pull all the drawers out, but I did think about it….hahaha.  Inside each of the drawers was a little something extra for her. One had some Dove choccies, another had a sample of Playground buttons and another had the Sherbert buttons and the final one …..boy I can’t remember. I’m sure it was either something nice to eat or something for Sonia to use……hahaha.

Well that’s the last of my gifts for this round of Secret Sister for ESAD-SU. I’m still participating in one for Stampin’ Up in Oz which ends in February so I’ll be able to share those items in March.

Till next time…..

Happy Stamping

Secret Sister – November Part 1

So it’s another month and time for a new stamp set. This month I’ve used the Circle Circus stamp set and Bella Bleu DSP.

First off is the Fantasy/Stepper Box. Inside as you can see I’ve packed some little goodies for Sonia to play with. There’s a sample of Flower Fusion and Flower Fusion II Felt Flowers, some designer brads and some of the Corduroy Buttons that were available in the Spring Mini.

Then there is the card.

I’ve used one of the stamps from the Circle Circus stamp set randomly over the base card, added a Kraft scallop edge to either side of the Bella Bleu DSP and the strips of Kraft are the left over from the scallop edge (why waste them….). The main embellishment is one of the larger Circle Circus images which I’ve added a Build-A-Brad to which was created using one of the smaller images.  The sentiment is from Basic Phrases.

The final item was the lolly container packed with yummy caramel lollies.

So there’s the first package sent for November. See you tomorrow for part 2……

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Happy New Year.

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010.

New Year’s Eve is pretty quiet for my family. We usually just spend it at home with our children. The youngest stay up and watch the Children’s Fireworks on TV that go off at 9pm and generally toddle off to bed not long after. Our eldest stays up to watch the midnight Fireworks with hubby and I. In between though we usually do our own thing.

So what did I do. I listened to the Music Countdown for the top 30 songs of 2009 while crafting.

What did I make?

I started off by making another Desktop Calendar drawer unit this time using the Bella Bleu DSP with Not Quite Navy & Very Vanilla cardstock.

There’s a little sneak peek on this one…..

And then I made this.

I love this project. Frances from the Stamp Owl Studio had one on her blog earlier this month using Good Morning Sunshine DSP and the Cheep Talk stamp set which was just gorgeous. Frances provided some links for instructions so I saved her post to go back later and get them to make my own. I wanted to use a stamp set, DSP and colours I hadn’t used for a while. I tend to get in a rut of using the same things over and over again while others are neglected.

Supplies for this project are:
Stamp set: Always
Card: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP
Inks: Regal Rose & Pumpkin Pie.
Accessories: 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle Punches, Photo Corner Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Rhinestone Brads – Fire Circles, Regal Rose 5/8” Grosgain Ribbon, Circle Scissors Plus

Thanks for visiting.

Till next time……

Happy Stamping