Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas

To celebrate the new Seasonal Autumn/Winter Catalogue
that launches TOMORROW !!!!!

(Please just ask if you'd like a copy)

I'm sharing some makes with the new Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle

First the gorgeously edible ginger bread man

The cute Santa

Adorable Eskimo

Rudolph with his red nose

I used crystal effects on santa's boots and rudolph's nose,
and gold wink of stella on the soft suede gingerbread

all with matching envelopes

I think you are going to like this catalogue
A LOT!!!


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Monday, 29 August 2016

Tin of Cards

Showcasing the Tin of Cards today,
so sit back and scroll.....

Lots of stuff in the tin!
What a gorgeous tin it is too!

Some of the makes....

 All nicely stashed away in the tin!

Enjoy your day


!!!  Time is running out to order the special bundle  !!!


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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Merry Tags and Merriest Wishes

I would highly recommend a cup (or glass!) of something before you look at this post!
(I might need one....or two....myself by the time I've written it!)

Today's showcase is the Merry Tags, Merriest Wishes Bundle 
available soon from the new winter catalogue...

To begin, I die cut a few framelits in different coloured cardstock
so I could show you a couple of different ways of layering them up

Starting with the base embossed layer in white, on the left,
add the crumb cake layer, 
on foam pads to add dimension,

cut away the deer from the emerald envy and add,
then cut away the deer and trees from the final white layer,
representing snow.

Be careful with the antlers as they are quite detailed.

For the next tag, silver glimmer paper for the base,
add the white layer, then add the trimmed deer and trees on top.

You can use them as tags or card toppers

love the snow stamp, and added some glitter

slightly offset the top layer, so it looked snow on the trees,
and added some emerald envy ribbon


I love how it fits with the Joyful Nativity stamp set!

I die cut a bauble frame, then carefully cut away the bauble bits, to leave a circular frame.
(granted you could use circle thinlits if there's one to fit)

sorry for the poor pic, but this is layered up on foam pads
like the very first example

Here's one using another bauble in the set,
which could be used for anniversaries or special birthdays

again I LOVE the 'snow' stamp!

Possibly my favourite, and so simple, is the little tree bauble

The white is layered onto green with dimensionals (foam pads)
the green one is laid onto white, flat,
the red one is made from the 'waste'!

Added the circle sentiment, which I found REALLY easy to line up afterwards,
although you could stamp it before you cut

like the sentiment below, small, simple and beautifully formed

I made it to the end, and hope you did too?!

Again I have not spent hours in the craft room,
they were quick and easy to put together,
just what you need when making xmas cards!

I also used only some of the elements again as well,
which shows how even more versatile these sets are.

I hope you are enjoying the weekend,
it's a longer bank holiday one here in the UK,
so let's hope the weather holds :)


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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Tin of Tags

One of the fabulous kits from Stampin' Up! 
is the Tin of Tags.

Isn't it an adorable little tin?!

Want to see inside?

It makes 30, yes 30, adorable tags!
Want to see them close up?

Full instruction sheet is provided.
So many different styles, and it inspires you to make even more!

They are die cut and printed,
with room to stamp your greeting

With lots of lovely embellishments

With left-overs to make more or add to other projects

The cutest tassels too!

I kid you not that it took me approximately 2 hours to make them all,
and I am a   s l o w   crafter, and I was on the phone some of the time!

Here's proof that they all fit into the storage tin

That's me all sorted for when I start wrapping the presents!

It's only a few days now until the new winter catalogue launch,
so get your wish list ready!

Enjoy your weekend

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Rudolph Day August

It's the 25th of the month again,
and time to play in this month's Rudolph Day Challenge.
It's a great incentive of building up your stash before the christmas rush.

If you've been visiting (and a big thanks if you have),
you may have noticed I've made a 'few' xmas cards recently.

I decided to save this one as my entry,
as it wasn't really part of my Bundle Showcases.

I love the Vertical Greetings stamp set,
and I thought this little topiary tree looked a bit like an xmas one.
I stamped in red and used some new red GLITTER embossing powder (!),
stamped again in Espresso for the 'tub',
and sightly bowed the banner sentiment so it stood out.

I happened to have some triangle snippets of the Candy Cane DSP,
so I laid one to the side under the topper.
A sequin star tops the tree.

Happy Rudolph Day!

I might visit the Snippets Playground as I used snippets of 
paper and card for this.
Do take a look at both blogs if you can, 
there's some super talent out there.


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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Bells are ringing all over the place!

I'm here to showcase another new bundle from the new
Seasonal winter catalogue launching on 1st September.

Seasonal Bells Stamp Set, and Bell Punch.
Another versatile set with lots of useful elements,
and not just for christmas!
(all will become as clear as a bell)....

Try not to crick your neck, I forgot to turn this one :) ...
Copper, Silver and Gold Foil heat embossed with the Copper powder.

I had the Owl Punch in the background
to remind me to tell you you can use it to punch small holes....

Tried to show you the three foil colours, the twine, and
crumb cake snowflakes were die cut with the Stockings set :)

DO NOT get too close to foil with your heat gun,
it WILL bubble :)


Used some new Cherry Cobbler Ribbon,
stamped one bell in red, two red glitter embossed, punched and on foam pads.

There's actually stamps for weddings included,
however, I wanted an anniversary card, so I wrote with a glue pen and heat embossed.
Love the scroll in the set.
(sentiment is an old one)

Just HAD to use a new jingle bell (squeal!),
threaded it onto thin gold ribbon,
and attached it behind top layer,
mounted sentiment on foam pads, but.......

left room for it to SWING!

Amanda from TheCraftSpa shared this idea.....
the bell becomes a pot!


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