Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A one layer Festival of Tree!

Hello again!
Here is another of the lovely Christmas cards I made last week...this one is truly simple!

This is another aperture card...I think they offer a lot of interest without too much fuss, don't you? Again, see how the light shine's through, just like yesterday's card?

I began by die cutting the tree shape using the die from the Snowflake Card Thinlits. The Magnetic platform for the Bigshot made sure my little tree stayed in position whilst I die cut it...I don't know how I managed before I got mine! 

then I carefully, and very lightly, drew through the aperture the outline of the tree. This was my guide for stamping one of the trees from the Festival of Trees stamps on the inside of the card. 

I then simply line up the stamp inside the pencil lines and stamped my Pear Pizzazz tree, which was easy as they are Photopolymer so I could see exactly where I was stamping. The sentiment is from the Good Greetings stamp set and I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to perfectly place that. I finished with a few tiny nail art gems.

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Here is what I used today...

Monday, 15 September 2014

Wondrous Thanks!

Hello everyone!
Did you have a good weekend?? Although I was working, I had a lovely date night with Mike on Saturday...it's lovely to spend quality time together after a busy week!

Last week I had a very productive day playing with some of the new Autumn/Winter catalogue products, and here is another one of them...and it's not a Christmas card!

Don't you love the way the light shines through the sentiment??

I wanted to use the Wondrous Wreath bundle for something other than a seasonal card this time, just to show how versatile it is. And it is a one layer card!

I used So Saffron for the first stamping and Hello Honey for the second. I did stamp each colour off first to give a more subtle effect. I then stamped the little flowers, in Blackberry Bliss, several times with one inking before die cutting with the matching Framelit. I also cut the middle out of the wreath and then stamped the sentiment, from Lots of Thanks, in Basic Gray, positioning it perfectly using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. 

Here is what I used...
I am entering my card into the challenge at Colour Q this week...

I hope you have a lovely Monday planned...I am working, gym, school meeting then teatime! Haha it's fun to be busy! ;)
Have a good one!

Saturday, 13 September 2014


Hi everyone!
Are you ready for another sketch challenge to get your creative juices flowing?

Here is our latest one from Sketch Saturday...

I decided to rotate the sketch this week, and used it to make a birthday card for a commission...

I used the ever cute Dinoroar set (so sad it retired) and coloured all the little guys with my Blendies...and I loved colouring them too...the Blendies are so lovely to use!

The DSP is Lost Lagoon (my new favourite colour!). Can you see how the Pterodactyl is 'flying'? I attached him using a strip of Window Sheet.

Here is what I used...
I had a lovely time at my card class last night! 3 lovely ladies making 3 gorgeous projects and learning 3 new techniques! If you would like to join us next month, please do get in touch,..we'd love to see you! :)

Friday, 12 September 2014

A Festival of Trees!

Good morning! 
It's Friday! Which I am sure is good for many of you, but I shall be working this weekend so not much crafty time for me.

Today I have a card made with yet another one of my new stamp sets...

I used the gorgeous All Is Calm DSP (again!) for the background of my card, the cut an oval out of my top layer before embossing it with the Decorative Dots EF. I then die cut an oval frame from the super sparkly Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. 

*the Ovals collection Framelits are currently on the Weekly deals for just £17.21 until Tuesday only!*

I then stamped one of the trees from the Festival of Trees stamp set twice without re-inking to give a two tone effect. I punched them out using the matching punch...the stamp and punch are available as a bundle at 15% off...how fab is that?! 

I then added the sentiment which I die cut using the banner from the Snowflake Card Thinlit die set. 

Here is what I used...

Thursday, 11 September 2014

All Is Calm with Endless Wishes

Hello everyone!
As it's Thursday it's time for a new challenge at CAS-Colours and Sketches, and it is sketch week.

I had a good crafting session yesterday, making 4 cards, and this was one of them...

It actually came together very quickly because I knew exactly which stamps I wanted to use! The snowflakes and sentiment all came from the Endless Wishes set. I heat embossed the snowflakes in Siver Stampin' Emboss.

The sentiment was easily placed as the stamps are Photopolymer...you can see through them so you know exactly where you are stamping :) The DSP is All Is Calm again. I have to say that I really love this paper! The colours are so pastelly (that's a word right??) and the designs aren't just Christmassy. I reckon I may be using this a lot in the next few months!

Here is what I used...

I am entering this card into the challenge at Colour Throwdown this week...

So how are you getting on with you Christmas crafting? Are you well on your way or still living in the summer??

Have a lovely Thursday!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Endless Wishes for Christmas

Hiya peeps!
I would like to extend a very warm welcome to my newest follower Kim...I hope you enjoy my blog and get lots of inspiration from it! :)

I'm back with a cute and simple Christmas card today. I recently got a pack of All Is Calm DSP, and wow! It is stunning! It is a gorgeous soft combo of Pistachio Pudding, Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate...beautiful! So here is a tiny little bit of it...

See...isn't it lovely?! The sentiment is from Endless Wishes and stamped in Lost Lagoon and Pistachio Pudding. As they are Photopolymer stamps, it was really easy to line up these two separate words!

 For the topper I die cut both snowflakes from Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper using the Snowflake Card Thinlit set. I added a Basic Rhinestone, which I coloured with the lightest Old Olive Blendie, just to make it stand out a little. Can you see how very super sparkly that Glimmer Paper is?? Love it very much!!

Here is what I used...
I used the lovely sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch as inspiration for my card :)

I have a lovely day of crafting and church planned today, then taking Keiran for his swimming lesson...happy Wednesday!

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