Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Those left over bits and pieces

Just before Christmas I had another tidy up in my craft room and found a pile of demo pieces from some of my classes. Usually where I have shown a technique and kept the die cut/background etc with the intention of doing something with it and not.....well this year I did ( for once)

So for todays post I am showing you those cards, I had already sent mine for this year but at least I have made a small start on next years ones.

First up a pink version of a card made using Phil Martin stamps. Using the Snowflake striplet stamp, I single snowflake in the circle, all backed with Black cardstock. A die cut snowflake in the middle from glitter card and a gem in the centre. The pink ink is Creative Expressions cloud ink. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and punched out with the Washi Tape punch.

Second card uses a frame made from the Sue Wilson Pierced Squares die set that I had left over from some of my Christmas cards, I cut a square out of another background made using Phil Martins Snowflake striplet stamp, this time in a blue cloud ink. I then stamped some die cut circles with his individual Snowflake stamps and blended cloud ink to match the background. Different sizes and a Black fine liner pen to create the thread. Sentiment same as last card. Gems in the centres.

Last one, a background created using a Sweet Dixie Mask, sponged through with Cloud ink again, another left over frame from Sue Wilson set and this time I stamped an image from a freebie in a magazine, added some glitter and then same sentiment and punch as before.

That's just about it for this years cards and decorations, I started in July and its time to put Christmas projects behind me. Been packing it all away today and trying to get my room a Christmas free zone until next summer lol!

Monday, 28 December 2015

Fizzy Moon

This is the card I made my granddaughter for Christmas. I don't colour as much as I used to, so thoroughly enjoyed doing this. I used Promarkers this time and filled the fur parts with diamond dust so it twinkled. I did 3d the presents by stamping them on scraps of paper and layering them with foam pads but its not noticeable on the pic.

Products used:
Stamps: Trimcraft Fizzy Moon Presents, Paula Pascual circle sentiment, Clearly Besotted For Everyone
Punches: Martha Stewart Snowflake, Stampin'Up Washi Tape
Dies: Circle
Paper: My Minds Eye Colourful Christmas
Pens/Inks: Promarkers, Memento Black
Extras: Diamond Dust, gems from stash

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Corner card

Todays post uses the lovely Rudolph stamp from Crafters Companions Nordic collection. I made a corner card for a change after seeing them on Splitcoast stampers.

Products used:
Stamps: Crafters Companion Nordic collection
Papers: Craftwork Cards Kraft Christmas pad
Punches: Woodware and Martha Stewart Snowflakes
Extras: Spectrum Noir pencils, Pearls/Pom Pom from stash

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Table gifts

I hope you all had a lovely day yesterday and today. I decided to make some table gifts this year and after seeing a die at a show recently and deciding it wasn't  worth the price,my friend Gill showed me how to make them on my envelope punch board. I had to adapt them to make them fit the idea I had for the gifts.

They measure 2 3/4" wide and they contained fluffy bed socks for the girls, Star Wars socks for the boys and Terry's Chocolate Orange for my mum and dad ( out of its box)

Products used:
Stamps: Phil Martin Snowflakes
Ink: Stampin'Up Whisper White
Cardstock: Stampin'Up Tip Top Taupe, Real Red
Punch: EK Success Ticket, Scalloped eyelet
Extras: Stampin'Up Envelope board, Woodware twine, Ribbon from stash
I will be back with a round up of some more Christmas cards that I couldn't post until given over the weekend.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry christmas everybody

Another card today featuring stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted. Love this gold and black colour combo. Lots of layers and textures in this card . Embossing folder background, die cut pierced frame, heat embossed flowers on vellum, punched branches from satin card, stamped and die cut holly, washi tape and pearls. 

Products used:

Stamps: Clearly Besotted Christmas Poinsettia (dies as well) and Be Merry
Dies/punches: Presscut circles, Martha Stewart Branches, Sue Wilson Pierced Squares
Embossing folder: Stampin Up Falling Snow
Washi tape: Stampin Up
Extras: pearls on wire from stash, Wow embossing powder, Woodware vellum

Back tomorrow with my table gift boxes, all that's left is for me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, hope you all have a wonderful day

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Christmas Tree

If you follow Christine Emberson's blog you would have seen her gorgeous tree she made using Spellbinders dies. I didn't have anything like that so I used Sue Wilson Perfect Peony dies, ideal as they have different sizes in one set, so I choose 3 and was able to run them through the machine at same time. When I got the top I did finish with just smaller ones. As I left this project quite late, I didn't have time to go out and source something to go on top, so I used a snowflake die from Clearly besotted, cut it twice from some satin card and backed it together with a pin inside. This then just popped in the top of the polystyrene cone which I picked up at Hobby crafts. The paper pad is First Edition Gilded Winter. I did spray the flowers with some glitter spray from Crafters Companion, it did take me a few night to complete but I loved doing it.


Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Christmas card and matching box

Todays post is a card and matching box.....saw this all in one box on pinterest and thought I would have a go. I always have a problem when doing a lot of these boxes at christmas....choose present first and then make box to fit or vice versa. This time I brought the gifts and adapted the size to fit....quite pleased with myself for working it out. The card is a 5" square so you get the idea of size.

Products used:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Christmas Sparkle & Christmas Poinsettia (sentiments)
Dies: Sue Wilson Pierced Squares
Extras: Brilliance Gold ink,  Black Archival, Glitter, Gold/Black card and Organza ribbon
Back tomorrow with another card using Clearly Besotted stamps and dies.
Hope your Christmas prep is going ok
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