December 12, 2010

Ho Ho Holiday Crafts!!

I gave it a try on my own and came up with this wonderful celebration of the Sun for the upcoming Winter Solstice when the sun starts getting higher in the sky every day.




Blessed Solstice!
Anna Banana

December 11, 2010

Ho Ho Holiday Crafts!!

I took a class at Eclectica .. a bead shop in Brookfield, and learned to make a Victorian style beaded ornament cover.

This is what I made in the class ... it took about 3-1/2 hours to make...



I had a great time making it.... I think I will be making these next year as my Christmas gifts!

Enjoy!
Anna Banana


December 6, 2010

Ho Ho Holiday Cards!!

This Snowman Trio with their caps and scarves makes me want to brew up a cup of cocoa and get under some blankets!

From the Dragonflies and Dreams Make and Takes

December 5, 2010

Ho Ho Holiday Cards!!


A cheery Holiday Home and sweet snuggly snowmen make this step card hard to resist!

From the Dragonflies and Dreams Make and Takes

December 4, 2010

Ho Ho Holiday Cards!!


A cute little Hedgehog! I suppose if you color it differently the holly could pass for mistletoe and he could be parading around for kisses!

From the Dragonflies and Dreams Make and Takes

December 3, 2010

Ho Ho Holiday Cards!!

The sparkly snow is super simple to make.
Make your cut out, place clear packing tape on the inside of the card with the sticky side facing out and sprinkle with glitter!!

From the Dragonflies and Dreams Make and Takes

December 2, 2010

Ho Ho Holiday Cards!!



Simple and elegant, I LOVE how this cardinal turned out!

From the Dragonflies and Dreams Make and Takes

December 1, 2010

Ho Ho Holiday Cards!!


A few weekends ago I went to Dragonflies and Dreams and made some cards at the Make and Take. Really liked how these turned out!
The next few days of posts will be the cards from then! Happy Holidays!
XOXO
Anna Banana

This first card I made for Mom and Dad, since Mom loves Nutcrackers...

November 29, 2010

Holiday Earrings



I am expanding my creative outlets!!
I have decided to take up making earrings!
I started with these Christmas Trees and Snowmen for the holidays... They are made from Genuine Swarvoski Crystal Beads.
You can see how sparkly they are with all the refracted light on the board behind the trees and snowmen.

Forest of Trees

Snowmen
Hope you enjoy!
XOXO
Anna Banana

October 29, 2010

Trying to get back into the swing of things...


I have been in a creative funk since I lost my job in May. I have made a total of three cards in 5 months :(
Trying to jump-start my creativity with this cute little vampire.

I put some crystal lacquer on the "bloody drip" border so it really looks wet like blood .. pretty cool in person.

Drop me a note and let me know what you think ... I am not sure if anyone is even supscribed to my posts any more cause I was gone for so long!

XOXO
Anna Banana