Monday, 23 December 2013

My Christmas Cards 2013

Here are all the cards I made for Christmas 2013

My warmest wishes to you and your family and loved ones for Christmas and the New Year 2014.  I hope it is the best ever!  Have a safe holiday :)
Thank you for visiting my Blog -  I hope you have found some inspiration in it.  It has now reached just over 20,000 visits - I am rapped! ;-)

Saturday, 21 December 2013

He is looking at you kid (Go-tee Pattern)

Aptly named Go-tee as it reminded me of my Buddy's goatee.

Funny how when you get creative your mind doesn't stop! lol that's how come there's 3 new patterns for me :) - you know how it is - gotta get it down on paper - so here is the step out.

thank you for visiting :)

3 Wise Men - Paris (pattern)

I wanted to make my grand-daughter a Christmas card with a fun, cheery, Christmassy feel.  Santas came to mind and this is the pattern that developed.  From this pattern emerged another named 'Go-tee' (I will post that one too).  I have named this pattern after my grand-daughter Paris.

As I was doing the card, I changed my mind a little and did not add any eyes to the Santas.  I decided to have 2 borders and then for the main part of the card I turned the Santas into the 3 Wise Men, and left the end ones for Christmas Trees.  (that's ok, we can do that - there is no right or wrong)

I hope you like it and I would love to see what others come up with.  Thank you for your visit :)

 3 Wise Men - with background fill

3 wise men - no background fill

Kurrajong - new pattern

Whilst I didn't end up participating in last week's Diva Challenge #148 Merry Happy
(In the spirit of the Holidays, this week's challenge is to create a piece or tile for your own holidays. Whatever you celebrate, however you celebrate)  I did have a think about it but got too busy to do anything :)

Being in Australia, Christmas is in Summer.  I remember the hot days and the beautiful trees that are in flower - the one that came to mind is named after the area I live in - it is called 'The Illawarra Flame' tree and its other name is Kurrajong'. So, I did some research and came up with this flower pattern. Here's some text from Wikipaedia ... Brachychiton acerifolius, commonly known as the Illawarra Flame Tree, is a large tree of the family Malvaceae native to subtropical regions on the east coast of Australia. It is famous for the bright red bell-shaped flowers that often cover the whole tree when it is leafless. Along with other members of the genus Brachychiton, it is commonly referred to as a Kurrajong. 

in a grid

and this is a picture of one just around the corner from where I live and strangely enough this picture was taken after a day of tangling by the water - the day after Christmas in 2011, the day I started to tangle :)

Thanks for taking time to look - your comments are welcome.