Monday, 21 December 2015

Christmas wishes....

Hello all and welcome back. I just wanted to share a few recent projects with you. The first is one of many Christmas cards that I made this year, but this is the first of this type that I've attempted.

I found this technique on the internet and I apologise but I can't find the original website to give credit to. But this is a great way to use up ribbon off cuts. I chose my range of ribbons and threads, tied knots in the middle and glued them onto the background and then I cut them at an angle to a sort of Christmas tree shape. I then added buttons, star and tag.

The next project I wanted to share is some Pocket Page Letters that I sent out to my craft friends. These are so much fun to put together:

I love the challenge of not only matching colours and themes, but also matching them to the recipients personality or creative style. This first one is for Bec who is English and who I'm sure must miss her homeland at this time of year. She really gets into the Christmas Spirit so I thought this would be appropriate. I'm planning on seeing more of the lovely Bec in 2016.

I popped little chocolates in behind a card for an extra treat and a little hand-written note is included either on a tag of behind a card.
This second one is for Lizzy whom I've know for a while via the Scrapbooking online community, however I finally got a chance to meet her in real life this year and she is the most amazingly talented, positive person one could ever meet, so I included a photo of the two of us taken at the Retreat where we ya Lizzy! When I think of Lizzy I immediately think of bright, vibrant and happy colours.

This next pocket page is for my dear friend Mary. I've know Mary for quite a while now through the scrapbook community and happily she only lives 2 hours away. She has been brave enough to have me as a guest at her lovely home on occasions and to be my road trip companion this year. Mary creates the most beautiful vintage projects so of course I wanted to give her some vintage-style goodies.

The final pocket page letter is for the lovely Cheryl. Another creative friend whom I met online and have had the privilege of meeting on several occasions (once at the Bribane Scrapbooking Expo a few years ago), but sadly I don't see her often enough (distance is so annoying!). Cheryl is another talented lady and creates beautiful and inspiring pages. I created a pocket page that is a bit eclectic as I know that she has grandchildren whom she likes to create pages about.

So that has been my mission over the last few weeks. I hope you have enjoyed looking at these little projects. I want to take this opportunity to thank you again for following my Blog. I wish you all the happiest of Christmases and a safe and healthy New Year. May you be surrounded by loving family and crazy friends! xx


  1. Such a good use of those bits of ribbon we all have, looks great . LOVE your pocket letters, so much thought have gone into each and everyone of them. Love your description of how you made them to suite the different personalities and you have nailed them. I loved my pocket letter, and my card ( you have to show us that technique ) wishing you a lovely , restful , stress free Christmas my friend x

  2. Looks fantastic Jo!! Love all those pocket letters xx

  3. Beautiful work Jo. Love the ribbon tree - I made one of those this year too. Haven't ventured into the pocket letters yet and yours are gorgeous. Happy Christmas and every good wish for 2016 with your return to study :D

  4. Beautiful creating! And there are so many lovely girls in the scrapping community! Merry Christmas to you too!

  5. As a very honoured recipient of one of your AMAZING pocket letters, I bow down before you Miss Jo!! That sounded a bit Oriental. Been reading too much Phrynne Fisher!! ANYWAYS..... you are astounding. Here I was thinking you didn't have time to SCRATCH yourself [oh! You don't! You just stopped scratching and started creating instead!!!]....& this arrived. LOVE that photo of us! And your ribbon tree card? Looks waaaaay better of the original that's floating around & I've pinned & been gonna do for ages....have you seen the stick one you can make into an ornament??? Hmmmmmnnnn.... that would make a fun 'kit' for us all in September, eh????? Or the card. If we all bring ribbon..... I'll forget.... you got a notebook Jo?? ANYWAYS....MERRY CHRISTMAS;)!!!