Wednesday, November 9, 2011

So Now For My Swaps

Happy Wednesday,
Hope you are all having a lovely day.  My son was home sick so I did some gardening (long time since I have done that, but it so desperately needs it), tried to do a little house cleaning and then I need to start on my study.  Would love to be crafting but!!!!  So now on to my two swaps that I did:

I made 40 of these and so long ago it's not funny.  Probably six months ago, I knew I would be going to Regionals and decided to start making my swaps because of study etc.  And I am so glad I did, truly it came down to the wire if I could get any more done!  So funny, Peta, another girl, had made the same thing and I thought I would just copy of her instructions on how she made it but as luck would have it, she didn't write any.  So let me just go and see where I got those instructions from.  The bag is just so cute and easy to make.  The demonstrator I cased put the love hearts inside as well, looked very sweet.  Well, I just spend 5 hours looking for it (had to cook dinner in between that) but I can't find it. Don't worry, I will go on a mission to find it again and let you know.  But here is my other swap:

 I made one and cut out all the pieces to take down to Brissy, to put together there, as Sonja and I were having a craft night.  Well guess what?  They took all night.  I started putting them together at around seven and then by twelve I had to ask Sonja to help me (don't worry, she did offer, I thought I could get it done though!!) and we had finished by twelve forty-five.  Oh yeah, so happy I had Sonja.  This is her helping me.
And this is the finished product, at last, twenty-four of them!!!!
So for the pieces I used:
Hat:  sorry didn't take measurements but a little square piece and use the corner rounder
Brim:  word window punch - I know it looks small but that is the whole word window punch
Face:  Wide oval punch - sponged with bashful blue
Eyes:  Two step owl punch - large circles
Mouth:  Two step owl punch - heart from the punch
Body:  I used the circle scissors to cut 2" circles - sponged
Hands:  2 times 1/2" circle punch on dimensionals
Modern label punch for sign.
I used whisper white pad and sponge to dab on card for snow.
Big shot and two different embossing folders - dot to dot and elegant lines
Tear a piece of whisper white - I used very vanilla - and sponge to look like snow.
Thanks for stopping by.....


  1. Loved them both - mine doesn't have a chocie in it anymore...hehehe...I can't believe you had Sonja working until 12.45am....good to see the chocie bikkies on hand....

  2. What gorgeous swaps. Lol I too zeroed in on the choccie bikkies. Sounds like you had an awesome time. Good for you!