Saturday, December 24, 2016

Santa is on his way!!


and it's Official Santa is on his way....Hooray!

So here is a quick post to show you the rest of my cards.
I didn't use the Bell Punch, p.26 holiday catalogue, as much as I thought I would. But was happy with the few cards I made with it. As it is being carried over I will still have plenty of time to play with it.

I love this design I found on Pinterest.
Do you like the design I put on the Bell itself? That is the holly stamp done in versamark ink and the red glitter embossing powder. Holly Berry Happiness Stamp set is also featured on this card. p.27 Holiday catalogue.

I made this next one in non-traditional colours. Sweet sugarplum and Pool Party. I like to punch out some silver glimmer card with the top and bottom of the bell to give it some dimension.
The stripes on the bell are from the Jolly Friends Stamp Set. They are meant to be a woollen trim for the Santa Hat. (grin). So doing double-duty here.

Speaking of bells. Here is one from the Christmas Magic Stamp set. p.22 Holiday Catalogue. This is supposed to be a CASE from the catalogue. If you look at the picture on p.23 you will see how well I didn't do! haha. I am not a great copier am I?!!

I am not really keen on this Train card but I was having a play with the Copper Embossing Powder.

On the opposite page. Page23 is the cute set -Merry Mice.
While I had my gift cards out, I did a bit of watercolouring with them.

I stamped them onto tags I made with the Scalloped Tag Punch then popped them onto the bigger card.

One of the big hits in the Holiday catalogue was the Candy Cane Lane designer series paper p.5.
This paper could stand alone on a card and look awesome. Just with a bit of cutting.

Used the Bell punch for the pot in this next one.

Here is one last card. A favourite of mine using the Pine Bough EF and Pretty Pines Thinlets. Lots of white for an elegant card to finish the year off with.

Hope Santa brings you something nice under your tree this year.

Happy Christmas to you all and I look forward to sharing lots with you in the New Year. 
I am definitely planning to have more time for Crafting. My number one New Years Resolution for 2017. Is yours the same?

Hope to be back in a couple of weeks. Early in the New Year. Vx

Pin It Now!

Friday, December 23, 2016

It is a Wonderful Year and time to be Jolly


Goodness the time is just flying. Decorations are up, presents wrapped, cards are sent. Now just the food to organise and prepare.

But before I do that... how about some cards...
These are a few I made using the Wonderful Year Stamp Set from the holiday catalogue.
And some fun with Embossing Powder.
These first few are using the red glitter embossing powder. So pretty!

Isn't the Koala cute. He is made with the Fox Builder Punch and the hat from the Jolly hat builder punch.

I love all the Copper on this using the Copper embossing powder and Copper Foil card. Background from Star of Light Stamp Set.

Now I have to admit that the Jolly Friends and Jolly Hat Builder Punch have become a huge favourite with me this Christmas. They are just so fun to use. I found many many great card designs on Pinterest and tweaked some of them for myself.
Each card makes me smile.

Well it is getting dark and time to say goodnight for today but I will hopefully see you again tomorrow if you can spare the time.
 Until then...


Pin It Now!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Cards Galore!

HoHoHo - only THREE DAYS TO GO!!

Time is getting short. But here are some Christmas Cards I have to share today.
First up I have to say how much I love the Tin of Tags Stamp Set. These first three cards are made entirely with that set alone.
How versatile, quick and easy are these.

This is a special card I had to make for my friend who has just gotten a little black kitten called Queen Boudicca. I call her Bo Bo for short (the kitten - not my friend! LOL). 

It goes to show how you can make every day stamps into seasonal cards with just a bit of tweaking.
I have used our ever faithful Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set p.130 main catalogue
Pretty Kitty Stamp Set p.101 main catalogue. 
The santa hat is from Jolly hat builder punch. Words are Tin of Tags again. 

Here are two more cards incorporating stamps that are Non-christmas.
This one is combining the Wonderful Year Christmas Stamp from the holiday catalogue with Flower  stamp set flowers. I have embossed with the gorgeous copper embossing powder. The dsp is from Presents and Pinecones.
The main flower is done using a technique called shadow stamping. I have stamped in the dark ink cherry cobbler then stamped again slightly off centre with white ink. Make sure you clean your stamp really well in between colours.

This card is another technique card called Chalkboard. I have used a potted topiary tree from Vertical Greetings. Stamped in white ink. Then coloured with colouring pencils. A bit of glitter glue and a star on top and it becomes a Christmas Tree!!

Now you might remember I said the Christmas Wreath made with the Pretty Pines Thinlets was my favourite design this year? So here are a few more I made.

Star of Light Stamp Set was one I just had to have with the matching Starlight Thinlets dies. p.9 of the Holiday Catalogue. I don't think I have used it nearly enough though. Don't you think it makes even the most simple cards look elegant? I do.

With only three days to go. Must be time to think about where you are going to put everyone on Christmas day. How about this set up at the farmhouse in Gatton. All ready for the Christmas Party!

Pop in tomorrow for more festive fun. Thanks for stopping by.

Pin It Now!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

4 days till Christmas!

As promised I am back again in a whirlwind of excitement to show you some more Christmas cards and packaging. HoHoHo - Only FOUR DAYS TO GO!!!

This is some quick and easy packaging using Presents and Pinecones designer paper and the Scalloped Tag Punch.

Popped some Jolly Friends on the Front. p.29 Holiday Catalogue

Every year we give some gift cards and I try to find a novel way to package them. This year I tried several different designs I found on Pinterest and this was my favourite. It is by Angie Leach and uses designer paper to hold the card inside.

I did change mine and will give you my measurements too.
For the main crumbcake cardstock I used 29.5cm x 10.5cm
Score at 12.5cm and 25cm.
Designer paper on front is 10cm x 5cm

 Belly Band comes off.
Belly Band is 26cm x 3cm.
Score at 11cm and 22cm (just make sure it has some wriggle room to get on and off without being too loose.)

 Lift top flap

Then open and Voila!! Surprise!
The designer paper at the top is 4cm x 10cm.

 The card holder part is two rectangles of dsp.
10cm x 12cm.
Score at 2cm,5cm,7cm,10cm along the 12cm side of paper.
The 3cm lengths are the sides of the rectangle. The 2cm lengths are the bottom and top.
Using glue or tape stick the two rectangle boxes together only at the edges.
(you need the middle free to hold the card).
Then attach the bottom to the card base and the side to the back as shown in picture below.
Card should be able to close and pop up when open.

 The white piece for writing on is 8cm x 10cm.

I have used the Tin of Tags Stamp set p.33 of the holiday catalogue for all the greetings.
Jolly Friends and Jolly Hat builder punch for the elf.
Stitched Framelits on front of card.
Warmth and Cheer designer series paper stack p.13 holiday catalogue.

And speaking of Jolly Friends...
Here is another...
Isn't this a cute one of Santa using the red glitter embossing powder p.7 holiday catalogue, and Candy Cane designer paper.
Katy Harrison had a similar one I saw here.

 And here are a couple more card designs for you. Isn't this one gorgeous using the Pine Bough textured embossing folder and the Pretty Pines thinlits dies. Some Warmth and Cheer designer paper finishes it beautifully.
Mary Fish did a similar one and I just had to make it my own.

And finally for today. A Christmas scene through the window.

I can guarantee you that if you look through our windows it does not look like that. 33 degrees today. Hot and dry with summer storms predicted for later tonight. We need it to cool everything down.
So this must be a "winter dreaming" window card. :)

Have a great day. I am off to tackle some food shopping with the crowds. See you tomorrow.

Pin It Now!