Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Key Rings

 Today I am sharing some other little gifts I made for Christmas using the Cricut and some vinyl.  I brought the SVG file for the paint brush effect and also the display card. The key rings and tassels come from Amazon and they come in packs with various colours and either gold or silver. I added the name  in white vinyl on the front and a little heart or flower icon. I stamped a sentiment across the bottom of the display card and the wrapped in a cello bag and added a bow made from a die and cut in glitter card.

Monday, 28 December 2020

Christmas Shadow Boxes

 I made these shadow boxes as gifts, again an idea I had seen on Pinterest. I brought the shadow boxes as a set from Amazon, they are different sizes 8x6 and 7x5. I left it too late to get the bigger deeper boxes which would have fitted a larger bauble. So I went with these and used the smaller 3cm baubles. The red, green and gold ones came from The Range. They were £3 for 42 baubles so not expensive. The blue, white and silver ones came from Morrisons and were reduced and I think it was around £2. I brought the SVG file and cut it in white Cricut vinyl. I backed the box with white glitter and gold glitter card. You could put lights in them as well. If you wanted to change the colour scheme the backs come off the frames so easily done. 

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Cricut decorated mugs

 I saw ideas on Pinterest and Youtube to decorate mugs using the Cricut machine and I have wanted to get into using vinyl, so I made some up for presents. The glass mugs themselves a not that expensive and are easily ordered from Amazon. The title and initial ones were made for gifts for my grandson's teachers. Then I made some others up for my daughter and daughter in law and people who care for my mum. I used Rose Gold or Copper Cricut permanent vinyl for the largest letter and then White for name or title going across. Inside was a chocolate stirrer, some Galaxy or Cadburys hot chocolate and some Christmas Chocolate baubles or snowballs. I then found some yummy marshmallows to go with it in Aldi. 

I have made a few other things using my Cricut and now everyone has them I can share, so will be back soon to show you those.

Stay Safe 

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Triangular Double Pyramid box

 Happy Christmas Eve, today I am sharing the little treat boxes I made. I followed a tutorial from Paper Pixie, I will link below. I used some old Stampin Up papers from last year. The snowflake die is from John Next Door. I had some little Lindt Mint snowballs to go in mine, so I popped them in a cello bag to stop them all falling out when the box is opened.

Tutorial Here 

Products used:

Stampin Up Let It Snow papers ( retired)

John Next Door Snowflake dies

Stampin Up Christmas Itty Bitty stamp set

Stampin Up Pool Party cardstock

Glitter card from stash

Mark Richards Red Nailhead

Cord from stash 

I hope you have a lovely Christmas, I know it's not what we all had planned . I dont think I have ever not seen my children at Christmas and sad that I will miss my new grandson's first christmas. It just what needs to be done at moment , it will get better and hopefully we can return to normal soon. 

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

MDF Table gifts

 A while ago I brought these MDF characters from Hochanda to make for table gifts on christmas day for my grandchildren. They have a little area at the back to pop some treats in, I went with some Lindt Santas and a little snow globe. Its years since I have painted MDF pieces for Christmas and I really enjoyed doing it again. I did a Penguin and Rudolph, they are created by Kathryn Sturrock and you can buy different sets. I finished off with some Decoart Snow Tex, which is like polyfilla but looks like snow, once dried its rock hard and I added a white paint pen to add highlights. 

I will be back on Christmas Eve with the little boxes I made for the grown ups.

Monday, 21 December 2020

First Christmas

 With two new grandchildren born this past few months, I had two cards semi completed, just needed to do the appropriate coloured scarves. As it turned out I needed two blue ones, which I cut in coloured glitter card. The baby Reindeer die is from Tonic and I used an old Crafters Companion embossing folder for the frame. I created some snow drifts with some torn paper and blue ink and added some die cut and embossed trees around him. I used Kraft card for his body and then added some brown and red card for the extra pieces. I edged the piece with some ink and the sentiment was done on the PC. I added some glitter on the trees and I found a tiny snowflake stamp to add on sentiment.

products used:

Tonic Baby Reindeer die
Creative Expressions Winter Trees die
Crafters Companion embossing folder ( sorry dont know name)
Glitter card from stash
Distress Ink Pumice Stone and Tumbled Glass
Stampin Up Crumb Cake, Real Red and Early Espresso card
Glitter from stash

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Treat Box

 Today I am sharing a treat box I made to hold two lindt snowflake choccies. I used the Stampin Up Trimming the Town papers and I cut out a house and some trees and a message for the front flap. It shuts with a magnet and opens up to a acetate window. There is a flap on side to pop your treats in. I have attached a link here on how to make them .

Products used:

Stampin Up Trimming The Town papers

Acetate and white card from stash


Saturday, 19 December 2020

Advent Calendars

 No cards today instead advent calendars. I made some new ones for the older grandchildren with bigger boxes. The red and green one I used red card for the boxes and the papers are from the Christmas Wishes paper pad I have been using this year. The boxes themselves are simple 2" x 2" boxes with a flap opening and I punched a small area with a circle punch to make it easier to open them. I had space to put Santa and his sleigh on the top. This was made from my much loved Elizabeth Crafts dies. I used some gold stickers I had for the number. 

For the second one I went with blue boxes and the Stampin Up papers I have been using recently. I made a polar bear using the Elizabeth dies and added a hat with a new set she brought out this year. I also added some snowflakes to the sides of some of the boxes. The numbers for this one were cut from a Tonic die in mirror card.

Products used:

Stampin Up Misty Moonlight and Real Red cardstock

First Edition Christmas Wishes 6x6 pad

Stampin Up Trimming the Town paper pack

Circle punches

Glitter/mirror card in Silver and Gold from stash

Tonic Windsor Number die

Elizabeth Craft Designs Santa, Sleigh, Polar Bear and Winter Accessories dies

John Next Door Snowflakes

Stay Safe, last weekend before the big day

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Podium card

 I loved this paper pack from Stampin Up and gutted it sold out before I could buy some more in the sale. I followed a tutorial from a SU demo to make the card base ( link below) and then I used the dies and stamps that coordinate with the papers to create the scene. I made two slightly different versions, they fold flat for posting. 

Products used:

Stampin Up Coming Home bundle, Trimming the Town papers

Pool Party Cardstock

Glitter from stash

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Jolly St Nick no.2

 Another card today using the Jolly St Nick die from Tim Holtz. This time I used the Tim's fireplace die and made a 3d scene with a tree I cut on my Cricut and I used the presents from the Santas Helper die set. I also grabbed in the Sizzix sale the Deck The Halls die for the bunting. Finished off the the Believe sentiment again from Creative Expressions. 

Products used:

Tim Holtz Jolly St Nick, Deck the Halls, Santas Helper and Fireside
Tim Holtz coloured kraft pad 8x8
First Edition Christmas Wishes paper pad
Distress inks
Creative Expressions Believe in the magic die

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Introducing Jolly St Nick

I used the Jolly St Nick die from Tim Holtz to make some more special cards this year. This card is for my grandaughter. It's a stepper card and I used the same dies as fridays card for the sky and snow background. The sentiment is from Creative Expressions and so are the trees. I used a Tim Holtz Elf die in a previous card and the presents came with the set of dies. Santa is another colourize die, he does have quite a few layers but once you have done one , the rest are easier and there is a youtube video to follow .

Products used:

Tim Holtz Jolly St Nick and Santas Helper dies
Creative Expressions Believe in the Magic, Stitched Hills and Clouds and Winter Trees dies
Cardstock from stash
Distress Ink: Pumice Stone and Tumbled Glass


Key Rings

 Today I am sharing some other little gifts I made for Christmas using the Cricut and some vinyl.  I brought the SVG file for the paint brus...