Monday 27 October 2014

12 Weeks Of Christmas: Week 5 - Blended Bearing Gifts

I love a good polar bear stamp don't you?  I was immediately drawn to the cute single stamp in the Holiday Catalogue called Bearing Gifts on page 33.  It gave me the perfect opportunity to practice using my Blendabilities.   I really enjoyed colouring this stamp in - must be the 5 year old in me!   I used the Nordic Noel DSP (also in the holiday Catalogue p.15) for a bright cheery feel.  I kept this card very simple as I wanted that beautiful bear to be the main focal point.  I used a few glimmer stars like the catalogue image, but I wanted a much brighter look so I used the Blendabilities instead of water colouring.  Oh & this post is just in time for a Casing the Catty Challenge too!

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Wednesday 22 October 2014

12 Weeks Of Christmas: Week 4 - Christmas Wondrous Wreath Card & A Birthday Version Too

As you know all the Wonderous wreath cards out there are very similar.  Here is my version.  We made this card (well the ladies made 3 actually) at my Create Your Christmas day last weekend.  I find this card to be very rich in colour.  I used Mossy Meadow & Real Red with the Gold Foil sheets.

Wondrous Wreath Christmas Card

I love the Dotty Angles stamp set so this was a perfect opportunity to use it.  There is quite a bit of framelit action here with not only the Wreath but the Banners as well.  

While stamping this card I decided I needed find another use for the wreath.  I made up quite a few different version of birthday cards using the All Abloom DSP stack & flower punches.

Wondrous Wreath All Abloom Birthday Card

How cute is that!  I love that with the addition of the little flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punches on the wreath it becomes less Christmassy & more fun.

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Saturday 18 October 2014

12 Weeks Of Christmas: Weeks 1-3 - Santa Stache Bags & Card & Tiny Treat Endless Wishes

Yes, I know I have been very naughty & have been neglecting my blog.   I have been working really hard for the last 3 weeks getting all the projects & displays ready for my Create Your Christmas day tomorrow.  Phew I have finally finished the preparations & can at last sit & visit with you all.  I always do a 12 weeks of Christmas special so as a catch up I am showing 3 projects for weeks 1-3.

Those of you that know me personally, know I always create a special bag for my events.  It is one of the things I really enjoy as I get to increase the scale of my project.   Here is my bag design for tomorrow.

Project 1 (Week 1 of my 12 Weeks Of Christmas)

I have used Smoky Slate, All is Calm DSP, Cherry Cobbler & a dash of Silver Glimmer paper.  I stamped random snowflakes from Endless Wishes stamp set all over the white bag as it was looking a bit plain.  

Project 2 is a matching card.  I really love the Smoky Slate sheet from the All Is Calm DSP ( can't you tell lol)  When teamed with white & silver it takes on a silvery feel.   

Project 2 (Week 2 of my 12 Weeks Of Christmas)

My 3rd Project are little table gifts I made everyone attending my Christmas Creations day.  This is another thing I always try to do.  I have used the Tiny treat Boxes from the Holiday Catalogue & have stamped a snowflake from Endless wishes all the way around in craft White ink.  I used the very versatile Tag Talk stamp set for the small tag on top.  

Project 3 (Week 3 of my 12 Weeks Of Christmas)

Inside is a little surprise for those attending.  I hope to be back Monday to share some photos from the day.   I will be glad to give my trimmer a rest I can tell you.  I have lots to share including the projects from the day, plus I've made quite a few samples.  I am also working on a few tutorials for you all for some of those projects.  

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Bag & Card :