Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Gifts

Hello, thank you stopping by!  I've been busy making Christmas Gifts for family and friends.

I've made a new centre piece for our table this year using Air Dry clay.  I rolled out the clay, cut out heart shapes and stamped Joy, Peace, Love & Hope in Red and Green.  While the clay pieces were drying, I picked a branch of a small tree and painted it gold.
I set the branch in the pot with Plaster of Paris and sprinkled the top with Gold glitter.

If you pop on over to Kerryanne's blogspot she has a tutorial on clay tags. I'll be linking to Shabby Art Boutique link party.

Every year I make my guys a personalized gift tag.  This year I've decided to add pictures of their cars.
Yes, they are mad about their cars!
My son's girlfriend has been around for nearly two years, so I thought she deserves one as well.

These are the back of the tags which I used Opals embossing enamel and pressed the stamp into the last coat to emboss the tags.

These are some other tags I've also made up for Christmas.

WARNING~If you are family or a friend, you may want to turn it off now or you won't be getting any surprises.

This is for a male friend of ours.  Do you know how hard Men are to buy for? well as I'm trying to make a lot of gifts this year my task is even harder.
This is what I've come up with!  Using Lesley Riley's Transfer Artist Paper and a new cushion

This is his truck that I sneaked down and took a photo of, printed it onto TAP and ironed it onto the new cushion cover.

My sister and brother in law have just moved into a new house and they're going to have a french theme in their lounge. 
 Graphics Fairy kindly gives a lot of  fabulous designs each day and I copied these pictures from Karen's blogspot.  Thank you Karen for being so generous!

This is for another sister and her hubby for their Christmas gift.  It's 90 x 60 cm Canvas.  I used all Jo Sonja paints and Texture paste for this design. 

I also made a Journal for my niece, however I forgot to take photo's and I probably wouldn't show you anyway because that sister is a snoop. lol

Yesterday, I caught up with a couple of good mates for brunch.  My clever friend Lee made us a gorgeous, creatively, painted bag.  Pop on over to Lee's blogspot and have a look at the photos!
Lee also gave me a new Papermania stamp set called Urban Stamps and made me a lovely handmade card.
 Thank you Lee, Much appreciated.
 We must do it again Soon!

I'm still working in my studio making gifts, so I hope to be back soon to show you more.

Are you making any Christmas gifts?  I'd love to hear about them.
Creative hugs, Anna


Vicki ♥ said...

Lots of lovely and clever gifts Anna :) You have been very busy with lots of great ideas. Hugs Vicki x

retdairyqueen said...

Iam sure they will all love their gfts
So nice to receive something made especially for you

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Anna, I love ALL your creations! I'm in the midst of the same thing trying to get my gifts done! lol I hope you're having an awesome Christmas season!

Diane said...

Love your creativeness and energy!! These are wonderful and even better because they were each created by you--great way to celebrate the season.

Kerri said...

WOW you are really creative this season! I am going to check into the artist fabric you mentioned. Endless possibilities there, eh? Love it!

Have a wonderful weekend :)


ArtfulLee Designed said...

Lovely brunch Anna, yes we will do it more often, especially when we have such nice scenery to look at ;)
Great Christmas decorations and gift tags. Love the glow of the red .
I've heard a lot about TAP, might have to hunt some down. I just love what you have done with it. Gorgeous!
And you know I love the canvas.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Anna,
Just wanted to pop in and say "hi!"

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Love all the creativity coming out of your studio this week Anna. Gorgeous gifts and tags.
Thanks for linking to the Simply Christmas inspiration Party at Shabby Art Boutique.
Festive hugs ~ Kerryanne

robynart said...

Hi Anna, love all the Christmas things you've created. The table centerpiece is beautiful, as are all the gifts you've made for your lucky friends and family. Hugs Robyn

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Anna,
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Anna,
Thank you so much for stopping by~I hope you're all ready for Christmas!!! Wishing you a wonderful holiday filled with peace and joy! xo Cin

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Anna
You have been really creatively busy!!!
Just sending you some Christmas blessings and to thank you for all of your so kind comments throughout the year - so appreciated!
Hugs from Suzy

Kerri said...

Merry Christmas Anna!


Sew Useful Designs said...

Ooh... Anna you've been a busy gal! Just love your table centrepiece... and the cushions are a fab idea! Your canvas is absolutely amazing!

Wishing you a happy, prosperous New year sweetie - full of love and creative goodness! You'll have a brand new stocking to put up on your mantle next year love, because you are the winner of my giveaway!!! YAY!!! I'm so happy it was you!!!!

I look forward to another year of friendship!

Lots of love!
Vikki xoxoxoxoxo

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