Friday 4 December 2009

Monochrome Christmas Gifts

Evening everyone! Yea it's Friday and Ian is actually off tomorrow to am looking forward to the weekend:) Not sure what we're doing though, possibly a mixture of packing and working on more gifts and christmas cards and we'll be taking Leo out somewhere too. What you guys upto? Is it me or did it suddenly get really cold!?! Bring on the snow!

So the project I'm showing you today is one of the gifts I've made to give for the season. This will go to my step mum I think. All the paper is dcwv La Creme stack (ohhh how I love it!).

Calendar: The calendar pages are printed from a template by CAT on SplitCoastStampers which you can find here. Saves a lot of time having a template, and then it's ready to stamp on and pretty up:) The flourish stamp which I used on the corners of the calendar pages is by Autumn leaves and all my stamping was done with Ranger Archival jet black ink (I love this stuff-it's the purest black ink I've found). For the covers of the calendar I've covered some plain chipboard in the la creme papers and used the bind it all to bind the project. The numbers are cut with the cuttlebug and I've stamped the autumn leaves flourish around a nestie frame. Oo and I added a bit of tulle in raven-it seems I am addicted to this stuff-which you can buy here. Here's a close-up of the insides:~

Photo Frame: I bought a couple of the new papermania bare basics photo frames at the NEC and thought it was high time I use them and get them ready for gifts! I separated the frame in the middle so it was easier to cover (thanks Clare if you're reading!) again with the le creme papers and then stuck the frame back together again. I stamped the front with the flourish stamp again to match the calendar, added some bling and then added a sizzix flower. The flower is layered up with silicone glue to add a bit of dimension. Here's a flower close-up:~

I'm going to enter this into a few challenges:

Stamp Something want to see glitz (I've got bling!), Whimsy Stamps want to see monochromatic, and Pile it On who want to see flowers and flourishes.

Well that's it from me, enjoy the rest of your evening! Thanks for popping by and for any comments you might leave-I really appreciate them! xxx


  1. These are asbolutely Gorgeous!!! Well Done!

  2. Love that frame Rowena. It's beautiful. Anyone would love that as a gift. Hugs Zx

  3. Wow this is INCREDIBLE Rowena - you have 'blown me away' as you do with everything you make!
    embellishments are perfect as are the stamps and backing papers - I love it all!
    Thank youf ro the link to the calender, its a brilliant idea.
    hope you enjoy your weekend
    love emma xxx

  4. OMG, I LOVE them, so wish I was on your christmas list! I also a fan of the la creme range.

  5. Hi Rowena,
    These are fantastic gifts. You are so creative. I love them.
    Yes it is getting cold - Brrr!
    Have a great weekend.
    Fiona x

  6. What an absolutely gorgeous project they are so classy and the papers you have used are beautiful will have to check them out!

    Carol Ann xx

  7. What a GORGEOUS Gift set Rowena! This paper is DELISH!! LOVE every bit of these!!

  8. Stunning creations so beautfly made love em..thanks for joining us at Whimsy challenge..

    Gugs Christine xx

  9. Wow I'm speechless - these are utterly gorgeous! What fabulous presents. Kim

  10. Wow These are stunning love the beautiful papers and the flower is gorgeous. luv gina xx

  11. Wow stunning!
    Thanks for playing with us at PIO!

  12. This set is incredibly gorgeous!

  13. These are beautiful, Rowena! Just gorgeous. I'd love to find them under my tree. :)

  14. Wow, beautiful work,
    Sarita xx

  15. I do so love this gift package Rowena - it is so charming and elegant! The flourishes really give it a special look. Yes, it is getting cold and here I won't get snow but I'll be dreaming about it! Have a great weekend! :D

  16. Ohh wowww Rowena,what beautiful,i love the colours.

    Zo mooi..
    Hugs Riet.x

  17. Gorgeous as always Ro! Hope all is well with you and your family! Hugs! :)
    Thanks for playing along at Whimsy. :)