30 December, 2011

Christmas mini album

These photos were from our 2010 family get-together and I meant to have this done for our Ellis family Christmas this year, but I didnt quite make it! Every year my 2 brothers and I and all our kids and partners get-together the week before Christmas. Last year we only had 2 of the nine cousins, missing.
We started this tradition about 30 years ago and it is one of my most favourite days of the year! Christmas 2010 I added the years and months together that the 3 of us (Rick, Chris and I) have been married. 100!! Pretty impressive these days I reckon!
These wet, humid summer days have been perfect for scrapbooking! Which is fine for me, but not so much fun for Jeff and Aimee who have gone over to Kawau Island with 6 other friends for a few days! I just hope it clears after New Year, so they have a safe journey back!
Have a fun and safe New Year everyone!
Sue x

18 December, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

We have had a fabulous day with our extended family Christmas here yesterday! Too much food and wine as usual, but I just love family get-togethers!! We always got together with all the cousins when we were children and my brothers and I have carried on this tradition when we started our own families (over 30 years ago! OMGosh! Seems like such a short time ago!) Some of the children are now overseas, but whoever is in NZ still get-together every year, the week before Christmas Day.

 Thought I would share this decoration, I made, using the Damask Cricut Cartridge. I cut the flourishy part from chipboard, painted it with TH Picket Fence Distress crackle paint and then with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam to give it sparkle (hard to see in the pic) and a bit of Peeled Paint Distress Stain around the edges. I love all the layers you get with the Damask cartridge and I am still in love with dyeing seam binding with Distress stains!! You can match it to anything!!
I am entering this into the Southern Girls 'Let's Celebrate' challenge.

Get the Christmas music cranking, everyone and have fun with all your Christmas preparations!
Sue x


08 December, 2011

Christmas wreaths

I just had to have a play with my new Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge that I got from Scotties, so decided to make Emma and Aimee, each, a Christmas wreath. Aimee's tree has silver and turquoise decorations and Emma's, red and gold. The finished size is 10 inches. I noticed after I photographed them that the 'i' needs a jewel dot added! Will go and do that! I sprayed the tuquoise wreath with Perfect Pearls which give a lovely silver, snowy look, but it doesnt show in the photo.
Southern Girls challenge this fortnight is 'Ribbons Madness' so I am entering this project.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Sue x
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