December 14, 2007

Been a busy girl.....

Yayyyy!!
i finished my handmade cards for Nikki-Shell's christmas card swap. The deadline was 10 days ago and I feel so bad these are so late!
We had to use recycled or materials we already had at home and so I just got into my paper scraps folder....us paper lovers never throw anything out!
The colours arent very
Christmas-sy (is that a word?) but I found some Christmas clip art that I had and added some swirly paperclips for detail.

I have my dad's 60th birthday party tomorrow so I've been roasting almonds all afternoon to make these
Tomorrow I have to wake up very early as its going to be a full day - I also have to start on the quiches and make some dips. Ive been playing around with table decorations - Im loving pale blue, white and silver.....hydrangeas are currently in full bloom and I found these cute tea light holders for $2 each so bought a few of those. My mum has been crocheting lacey table runners for years now so I think we might use those for table centers....I just hope the rain holds off, we've had such weird summer weather!


13 comments:

  1. Hope the Sydney weather holds out for you! We're due for rain tomorrow but it was a hot one today down here.
    Love the look of those chocolate almonds, ah see what happens when you are good at making food? I pretend I'm bad at it!
    Have fun at your dad's 60th!!!
    And your cards are beautiful too by the way!

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  2. Cute cards! And I TOTALLY know what you mean about never throwing paper out! I have sooooooo many envelopes of scraps that it may take over our whole home soon. :)

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  3. I'm in your postcard swap group, and I just mailed mine out today - from South Carolina, USA. It was more difficult than I anticipated to come up with an idea. I'm strolling through our group's sites and checking out what is going on.

    Michele http://calicodaisy.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh my goodness, I LOVE them, they are so gorgeous!!!

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  5. What a great collection of Christmas cards!

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  6. Your cards are soooo pretty! Love them.

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  7. holy cow! your mom crocheted that!? I just started crocheting, so I'm pretty far off from doing anything that intricate for awhile. have fun at the b-day party!

    :) D

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  8. Your cards look great-better late than never- I think Christmas just crept up on us this year then landed with a thud. I sent my batch off a couple of days after due date. Hope you got my card ok :)

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  9. Ohh wow! Lovely christmas cards you have there. I like the sound of your decoration as well!

    I hope your dad had a great 60th party!

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  10. I love those candle holders. They will make a lovely centerpiece with your mother's handwork.
    Your cards all turned out very pretty too.
    Best wishes to you and to your father. I hope you will all enjoy a very happy celebration.

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  12. The cards are adorable! It's so amazing what we can come up with when we are forced t usse what we have! They look great!

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  13. sunberst.com/blog.html12:14 PM

    Good for you for making homemade cards! They look awesome, the people receiving them sure are lucky. That votive candle holder is cute as well. :)

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