Saturday, December 11, 2010

Personalised Christmas Placemats

Wow, what a many of you would be aware many parts of Australia received an enormous amount of rain over the past week with many peoples homes and entire towns being flooded. We can't complain but we did have lots of water come pouring in our family room windows which saw us empty out the linen cupboard of sheets and towels and use all our tarpaulins to try and stop it soaking into the carpet.  The carpet is still drying but we came out of it ok. Hence not much blogging going on this week!!!

In 2007 we had all of Paul's family up for Christmas. I wanted to give them some sort of keepsake of the day, so I made some personalised placemats with digital scrapbooking. I created them on the computer, printed and laminated them.  Each placemat was the same but had a picture of them with their name.  We had 17 people so there were 17 placemats!

A couple of elements I used for the placemat were a gold leaf and gold lace.

You can dowload the transparent png files to use in your own projects. Download lace here. Download the leaf here.

Another year I made some other placemats and coasters using Gold cardboard. I cut out the star shape in the middle and laminated it. I then used the star shape and pasted it onto a square piece of cream card, laminated it and used it as the coaster.
Here are a few shots of our family room on Tuesday night when the heavy rains invaded our space.

We had someone come in and soak up the water from the carpets which got very wet despite our attempts at keeping it off. A few days later and its not too bad but we have a commercial fan still going this morning, trying to dry the last of it up as it has still been soaking it up from the cement underneath.

Anyway as I said we were the lucky ones, not too much damage and we didn't loose power like many others around our area.

You always know Christmas is on it's way when the cherry's appear in the shops. We got given a large bag from a local grower...yum!


Bev C said... Reply to comment

Hello Annette,

Love the personalised placemats. Glad you didn't get to wet. My sister who lives in Cadell received 80 something mls early on in the week and was doing the same thing as you.
Enjoy your Sunday.

teresa said... Reply to comment

Love the placemats you made - what a brilliant idea. They look fabulous. Sorry to hear about the damage you got from the rain. My mum has been traveling down from Longreach to Brisbane and has had nothing but floods and delays the whole way. She is nearly home now. So much rain, for this time of the year has been just crazy. Hope you get all that water out of the carpet! and love the photos of the cherries too.. I could just eat them non-stop ha ha!!

teresa said... Reply to comment

Just had to tell you... my word verification was undri!!!!

Naturally Carol said... Reply to comment

Glad you're all safe and drying! Love the look of those georgeous cherries...though I'd hate to see what their juices would do to that lovely white fabric!! Great idea with those placemats too.

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