13 December 2011

Christmas cards 2011 - hole in one

Here are my Christmas cards for the year - this is one of the simplest designs I've made in ages, purposely so because I've left it so late...
Never mind, I was inspired by a card from the Hero Arts flickr pages and simplified it because I had to make several. There are two versions here, a pink card and a green one.

I used the Cuttlebug machine (with Nestabilities die) to cut a circle in the card and patterned paper.

I love the colours of this card, so girly and pretty.

This green one is more Christmassy in flavour. 

Inside of the cards.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Stampin' Up!, Colorbox
Ribbon: Stampin' Up!
Jewels: BoBunny Design

06 December 2011

Christmas scenes in Sydney

Here are some images of the 2011 Christmas decorations around Sydney town, taken a few days ago.

This is a modernist 'tree' at Westfield Sydney. It goes with the recently revealed storefronts of the Prada and Gucci temples of consumer heaven:

The windows at David Jones department store are filled with slightly creepy puppets that represent Christmas carols. The mechanised sheep are very cute, from Silent Night:

The Strand Arcade tree is a massive red edifice with lots of sparkly lights strung around the balustrades of the arcade. It looks pretty good against the Victorian shopfronts:

The 3-storey crystal-bedecked tree at the Queen Victoria Building is spectacular, as always. Look how great it is reaching up to the central dome:

Hope you're preparing a wishlist for Santa, and hope he delivers: 
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