Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all!!

May you have been touched greatly by Jesus' love 
and peace as we celebrate this wonderful season!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Vintage Ornament Christmas cards

It's only 5 more sleeps!!! WOW can you believe it?!?!
How is all the preparations going? Shopping? Christmas cards??
I'm nearly done, just a few more handmade gifts to finish and we should be good to go! YAY!
Here is a selection of cards I've made using the gorgeous Ornament Keepsake stamp set in the mini. It's sooo pretty the ornaments in this set, but this one is my absolute favourite!
This first card I kept it more simple than the rest, you can always "step it up" with cards so you will see with the other ones that I've added a greeting and a row of pearls. It's been cool to make cards with more of a twist on colour this year, I've been really happy with them!

Cherry Cobbler and Midnight Muse
 Pool Party, Midnight Muse and Lucky Limeade
 Summer Starfruit and Sahara Sand
Well best be off, more Christmas cheer to spread, hope the next 5 sleeps are full of the seasonal spirit and love and joy!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack, get your Bargains NOW!

You have to love it when it's SALE time, of course if you don't have to wait till after Christmas then it's even better!!! So check out the latest promo from Stampin' Up! and grab yourself a BARGAIN!!!! It's totally awesome and you'll find something just right I'm sure!
Here are the lists.....
Be sure to order with each new release of clearance items as they come available in the following weeks!
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
YAY!!!! YAY! YAY!!!!!!

Christmas Deer card

Can you believe that it's only 11 more sleeps till Christmas!!! It's excitement city here in the Torrents household as we are having a super wonderful Christmas season!!
The last 2 days have been filled with glitter!! Yes it's quite literally EVERYWHERE!! Before Allan (my super man) left for work today I saw little silvery sparkles in his beard and on his cheek! I tried to get it off and all he said was...
"Hey I've got 4 girls, it's going to happen!!"
Sooo love it, and him!! What a great response!!!! :)
So my card I'm showing you today has been posted and is happily on it's way to Denmark! My gorgeous blogging friend TINA loves teal and so I made it to suit!
What do you think? DO you stick to the traditional colours of the season or branch out into colour land??

I added some smooch spritz and a bit of this and a bit of that, it's looking a little like a
MORE IS MORE CARD but I'm really happy with it and hope Tina likes it too!

I was planning on doing my 12 days of Christmas with you all this year, but I decided to cut myself a break the fact I have a 9week old and well, life is full of wonderment as we look after her....... I figure there's always next year! I will endeavour to come and show you some of my Card making station as I've been having lots of fun coming up with new Christmas designs and would love to hopefully inspire you to do the same!

So until then, enjoy this "best time of the year" (words from the fabbo song have a Holly Jolly Christmas courtesy of Micheal currently playing in the background....)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Make your own party hats (easy!)

Not so long ago it was my Step Dad's birthday party. While driving there Esther asked...
"Will there be party HATS??"
Well I had to say no but I knew then that there had to be HATS at her birthday!! So with the wonderous Google I found THIS SITE and the children and I got making some of our own! It was super fun and incrediably easy! LOVE THAT!

We continued with the rainbow theme, so they were all very colourful (and co-ordinated thanks to all my Stampin Up goodies!!)

Here is the gorgeous birthday girl, now 3 with her hat on!
 Sooo cute!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rainbow Party Invitation

I wanted an easy but pretty invitation for Esther's 3rd birthday this year and so the idea came to me to make a rainbow on her invite. It was really easy to make, by just using sponge daubers and the right ink colours. One of my all time favourite things is CLOUDS so I had to add them, using the cupcake punch!
I thought about making the rainbow look sparkly and wondered how to put dazzling diamonds on it, but then I remembered that the Shimmer paint would work a treat!

I was sooo super happy with how they turned out that it ended up being the whole THEME for the party! What fun I had making decorations, party hats and yummy food!
What do you think?
Do you like to make your own invites?? Love to hear about it!