Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

More Christmasness!

Hi there

Just 7 sleeps 'til Santa!

I’m sharing these cards over at MTDS today, pop on over to read more about them.

Hope you’re having a good week.  I seem to have a never ending to-do list at the minute.

Ciao for now.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Two Weeks to Christmas

Happy Tuesday, it’s just two weeks to Christmas Day!  Wow!

Today’s cards for my MTDS blog post are quick and simple.  My friend wasn’t very keen, I think she thought it looked like it had been thrown together, but I think it’s quite funky.  What do you think?!
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Next up is another simple card, just a bit of colouring and some ribbon to give it a touch of candy cane colour.

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I also made it in this colourway too…

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Well I hope you like what you see.  I will be back next week with some more Christmasness.  For details of the stamps & copics I used check out the MTDS blog.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Season’s Greetings… already? Really??!

Hi there.  Am I the only person that isn’t ready for Christmas yet?  I’m sure it’s months away, isn’t it?!

I thought I’d better start making some Christmas cards before it arrives, so here’s one I made earlier..
My bestie was over when I made this.  Oh boy, talk about laugh ourselves silly, it was just one of those mornings, we had an hilarious time catching up!

I created this for my blog post over at Make the Day Special so pop on over there for all of the details.

Apparently it’s 4 weeks today to Christmas so you’d better get started on yours too!

Have fun!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

A very quick Play Date Cafe post

Wow it’s been such a full on week so a very quick post from me today. I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. We’ve been helping my Mum move so it’s been very, very busy.  It’s been on/off, on/off with the contracts for days but after numerous phone calls she’s finally moved in!  Sorry it’s not a great piccie but I had to take it on my phone.

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I have a little Christmas gift bag to share with you using some GORGEOUS dies from L’il Inkers.  I haven’t used these dies before so I was really excited when this gorgeous set came in.  I got out my blue foam that I used in my video a week or so ago and used it to die cut three trees and then once more using patterned paper, making the tree 6mm thick.  The dies cut through the foam so well and make a great embellishment when stuck together a few at a time. 

The bag is a PTI die, as is the label behind the tree and the little heart die.  The scalloped circle is a nestie.  Papers are by Authentique so worked perfectly for these beautiful Christmassy colours.

Pop on over to the main blog for details of the fun prize up for grabs and to get some more great inspiration from the rest of the DT girls.

Thank you SO much for our goodies L’il Inkers, these will be used over and over again!  I am going to try and get some last minute gift tags created with them too if I get some time to play.

Have fun!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

PDCC & Some Snowman Fun

Hello again!

We have another fun Color Splash over at The Play Date Cafe this week.  This time the challenge is to use black, white and a splash of aqua.  My aqua is looking a bit blue but I promise it is aqua, I think it's the background colour I used.

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I chose to make this little snowman tag using Paper Smooches stamps and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn.  I had this yummy die from Memory Box which needed using.  I’ve started using these on my Christmas pressies.

We have a fun sponsor this week, Cindy Coutts. She makes some gorgeous things. She’s offering up a fun prize too, for more information pop over to our main PDCC blog.

You’ll also see some more yumminess from our DT girls while you’re there too so make sure you visit their blogs and leave some love.

Must dash, lots more cards to make that really do need to be posted!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

A few Christmas projects to share over at The Stamp Attic

Hello, it’s me back again with a few Christmas projects for The Stamp Attic.

* * Edited to add.. if you're looking for my Play Date Cafe post please scroll down * *

First up is a Christmas tag using more cute Hero Arts reindeer stamps..
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Next a more traditional Christmas card that we made at one of the workshops that I ran recently over there.
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and finally a quick card made using some snowflakes to create a fun background…
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For details of supplies pop on over to The Stamp Attic blog.

Have a great day!

Happy Holidays!

I have a cute little snowman that wants to make an appearance today! We have some fabulous colours for you over at The Play Date Cafe this week, really fresh and fun to work with.  Here’s what I created with some gorgeous stamps from DRS Designs, our sponsors for this week’s challenge. 
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Here’s the lovely inspiration picture…
  1. Mat two thirds of card base with patterned paper
  2. Tie polka dot ribbon around the panel and tie with some twine and ribbons
  3. Due cut eyelet circle border in blue and adhere underneath
  4. Punch four squares of different patterned paper and attach to the bottom of the card as shown
  5. Stamp the snowman onto some cryogen cardstock and coloured him with Copics, adding Glossy Accents to the heart on his hat and the four hearts on his banner
  6. Attach the completed panel to some stripy paper after rounding off corners, attaching brads (these brads are sooooo old I have no idea where they came from!) before adding to the card base with pop dots
  7. Die cut a mini label, stamp on some snowflakes in Ranger Distress Ink.  I stamped them off onto paper first and then onto the die to make them a little softer in colour
  8. Stamp ‘Happy Holidays’ sentiment over the top in black, attach to the centre of the mini squares at the bottom
For some reason that little sentiment in the middle with the squares reminds me of Santa’s buckle and belt lol
Thank you DRS Designs, these stamps really are cute!  I had a lovely time colouring them in, the snowman works perfectly with Copics, lots of lovely open areas to colour.
I made this card while watching White Christmas on DVD, soooo lovely. I need to dig out some more Christmas films to inspire me to get my cards finished and ready to post. I’m going to add this to my Christmas card stash and I’m also linking up to the Create: blog again.

Pop by the other girls’ blogs to see what they’ve created.  Their cards are all up on the main Play Date Cafe blog, along with information on the prize up for grabs.

So, not just one but two posts from me today!  I will be back later with some more to share for The Stamp Attic.

See you soon!

Monday, 5 December 2011

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Are you singing yet?!!

It is though!  I just LOVE this time of year, it is my absolute favourite time of year. The build up is fab!  The dark evenings, Christmas lights and sparkle, the hustle and bustle and the lovely foods.  FAB-U-LOUS! 

Wendy over at The Stamp Attic gave me this fun little Hero Arts reindeer set to play with.  He just makes you smile, doesn’t he!

I combined a few challenges for this card, not something I do often, but the ideas just came together.  I really should do this more, it was fun!

First up is CAS-ual Fridays with their Tic-Tac Toe challenge where you have to choose three squares in a row. I chose scallops, kraft and aqua. 


The second challenge I used was this lovely sketch over at Sketchbook Saturday Challenge.  I used the snowflakes in place of the leaves and added the red ‘scalloped’ border using a Tim Holtz punch.

I played around with a new technique for this little reindeer, well new to me anyway.  I stamped some of the Limited Edition Ranger Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough onto my craft mat and then sprayed some Perfect Pearls mix that I had made by just adding a teaspoon of Perfect Pearls to some water in a mini mister and I then used it as paint onto card before stamping my image.  I did the same again for the reindeer using Vintage Photo and the Limited Edition Weathered Twigs. The effect is SO pretty in real life, it’s my new favourite thing now lol.  Here are a couple of close ups for you..
My third challenge is over at the Create: blog where you have to make a Christmas card.  I really needed to get a move on with mine so this is a great start!

I am going to link this up to Paper Issues, the current theme is Holiday Madness so I’m sure I will be adding more to this one very soon as the Christmas Card production line starts!  Why do I leave it to the last minute?!

You can buy all of the supplies for my card over at The Stamp Attic and don’t forget to check out the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas while you’re over there.  Wendy has some great offers on at the moment when you buy those supplies.

Hope you have a fun day!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Belated Halloween & Snow Day Fun with Paper Issues!

Hi there.

I made this for Natasha for Halloween but had some internet problems where it was a bit hit and miss so never got it loaded.  I’d had this idea running around in my head for a while and wanted to make something for her that would make her smile.
It’s a little Tic-Tac-Toe (or Noughts & Crosses) gameboard, 11cm x 11cm.  I just LOVE how it turned out!  Those little pumpkins make me smile!  If you don’t know the rules of the game generally you just draw a 3 x 3 grid onto paper. One player using the symbol X and the other uses the symbol O.  Each player takes it in turn to write in their symbol into a space on the grid (in this case lays down their orange or purple pumpkin onto an empty space on the grid!)   The object of the game is to complete a row of three of either X or O (his/her own pumpkin in my version)  The person to get three in a row first wins the game.  There are a lot of variations because the game is so simple.  Easy to play, but still great fun! (Just in case you were wondering, she LOVES it, the little smile on her face when she opened the box was magical!!)

I used the pumpkins from Paper Smooches set ‘Halloweenies’, coloured them using my Copics and backed them with some blue foam that my man, Ian, sells for his Wargaming hobby.  There’s only 9 showing here but I actually made 5 of each colour and stamped and coloured a few extra as spares.

The board (which is 10mm thick) behind the pumpkins (which is 3mm thick) was made using some of the blue foam too!  The picture on the left shows you the underside of the board before detail was added.  The picture on the right is after it has been texturised using THE most amazing tool in the world… a ball of silver foil!  This gives the bumpy texture.  The grid was then drawn on using a ruler and the end of a ballpoint pen (pen tip end) and little detailed ‘cracks’ added before painting in black and then dry brushing with white.  Soooo much fun to make, lots of black fingers afterwards too because I painted the edges and underside of the blue foam on the back of the pumpkins with a black Copic pen.

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If you pop over to Ian’s website, (please do try not to switch off where it’s all about wargaming!!!  I know it's yawn worthy to us cardmaking creatives but the foam is worth the visit lol) ps - don't tell him I said that lol

You will find the blue foam packs there.  He will happily ship internationally, it doesn’t cost a lot extra because the foam is so light.  It’s amazing stuff, you really can use it for so many things and it makes great embellishments too. It’s like the new chipboard in this house, you can even die cut it!! 

I’m entering this into the Paper Crafts October 11 Challenge, all about Halloween and also the latest Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge that inspired the orange and the idea for texture of the little grid.
I had hoped to add my little game over at Paper Issues for the Halloween challenge but it didn’t happen, silly ‘puter!  Anyway, we now have another new fun challenge running, called ‘Snow Day’.  I made this little snowman card for it using some old Cosmo Cricket papers and my PTI Holiday Button Bits & Ad Sense stamp set and die.

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This is my most FAVOURITE time of year, the Autumnal weather, the colours and the excitement leading up to Christmas.  LOVE it SOOOO much!

Have fun!  Back tomorrow with another project for the new Play Date Cafe Challenge.

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