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December 2011

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Well, it's such a busy month already, and most of the activities so far have had lots of sparkle and a good dose of cheer, so it definitely feels like the silly season is only just around the corner!

I did a workshop on Friday night for my lovely friend Wendy where we got into the Christmas spirit with lots of Big Shot embossing and stocking punches in traditional reds and greens. 

Saturday morning I dug out every Christmas card I have ever made (and not sent) and did a little re-jig / remake, adding backs to a few, changing the inserts etc, so that Tony & I ended up with around 25 cards to send out to family & friends.  What a great idea that was - recycle, re-use, re-invent. And it only took about 3 hours instead of 3 months!

Thiess Party 3aSaturday afternoon Tony & I headed into the city for a work Christmas-do which was just a little bit fancy and lots of fun. Here's a little sneak peak off us all dressed to impress!

We even treated ourselves to a night in a swisho hotel, and picked up some little stocking fillers at the Art Centre Craft Market after a leisurely Sunday Southbank breakfast.

We spent a couple of hours writing out Christmas Cards to some of the interstate rellies, so they get them before Easter (LOL) and last night we had our very lovely final Bush Fire Community Christmas Dinner for the year - what a wonderful night!

I have had time to make a couple of brand new Christmas cards, and I wanted to share those with you, as they are not made with Christmas paper or ribbon, so if you have run out of those, and don't have time for an extra trip to the shops, how about using some "Un-Christmas" designs like these to send your messages :

Timeless Christmas

Cherry Cobbler is a very Christmassy colour, and matched with River Rock and Island Indigo it makes a very fashionable and modern Christmas statement. The gorgeous background papers here are from Stampin' Up! Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper, and I have teamed it with Season Of Joy Stamp Set.

Timeless Christmas 3

The ribbon I have selected is from my "retired" Stampin' Up! stash - a scrap of River Rock from a couple of years ago.  Don't you love how versatile the Decorative Label Punch is?

Timeless Christmas 5

How are you going with making (and posting!!) your Christmas Cards this year?  Is it too scary to think about, or are you all organised and getting ready to relax and enjoy the Festive Season?

I'd love to hear how your preparation is going, so feel free to leave a comment by clicking on comments below! 

Catch up with you again soon!

Kathryn


Stampin' Sale!

December Frenzy is now on!

What a great time it is to grab a bargain Christmas present for those crafty people in your life!

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Amazing discounts of 30 - 40 - or even 50% off selected stamp sets.  Check today, as stocks won't last at these fabulous reduced prices!

Item

Page

Description

Retail Price

Sale Price

Discount

120597

22

Welcome Christmas Clear-Mount Set

$39.95

$19.98

50%

121584

22

Welcome Christmas Wood-Mount Set

$49.95

$24.98

50%

117715

28

I {Heart} Hearts Wood-Mount Set

$42.95

$25.77

40%

121528

35

Got Treats Wood-Mount Set

$40.95

$24.57

40%

117699

42

Something Sweet Wood-Mount Set

$44.95

$26.97

40%

116686

46

For Everything Wood-Mount Set

$47.95

$28.77

40%

119163

67

Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set

$32.95

$16.48

50%

121508

72

Every Moment Wood-Mount Set

$31.95

$19.17

40%

121480

74

Awash with Flowers Wood-Mount Set

$71.95

$43.17

40%

121522

75

Friends Never Fade Wood-Mount Set

$31.95

$15.98

50%

120618

75

Friends Never Fade Clear-Mount Set

$25.95

$15.57

40%

121600

75

Ornate Blossom Wood-Mount Set

$19.95

$11.97

40%

123551

88

Clearly For You Wood-Mount Set

$47.95

$28.77

40%

123848

96

Chloe Stampin' Around Builder Wheel

$9.95

$5.97

40%

116911

126

Padded Envelopes (3)

$6.50

$3.90

40%

119263

138

Poppy Parade 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon

$16.95

$11.87

30%

119267

138

Blushing Bride 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon

$16.95

$11.87

30%

119731

143

Regals Flower Brads

$16.95

$11.87

30%

119730

143

Neutrals Flower Brads

$16.95

$11.87

30%

118762

146

Distressing Essentials

$37.95

$26.57

30%

103179

149

Craft & Rubber Scissors

$37.95

$26.57

30%

112531

149

Circle Scissor Plus Glass Mat

$37.95

$26.57

30%

Page numbers refer to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue

If you are ready to pick up a bargain, email me your order as soon as you can, I will be placing orders every couple of days now up until the 20th December.

Email : kathryn@katlodesigns.com