Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Blue Christmas

It’s been a while since I used digi papers but when I saw the new digi papers at Whimsy Stamps it was love at first sight.  SO my colours and style.  Total love!

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I made some Hellebores from foamiran – man I love this stuff!  I have tons and tons of mulberry flowers that I really should use but I can’t leave the foamy stuff alone lol.  The silver fringy centre in the small helebore is cut from the Hellebore Flower die set, and before heating it till it curled I gave the fringing a coat of silver acrylic paint.  I need to experiment more, I think the fringe will be fab for daisy centres too.

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I die cut a couple circle frames because I didn’t want to cover up the gorgeous paper with doilies and stuff, this way the paper is all still visible.  A change for me cuz I tend to cover everything up when I get totally carried away

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I added some glitter holly leaves and some pearlescent green leaves (out with the old sparkly paint again) and some berries.

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Love these icy colours, makes such a lovely change from my very traditional reds, golds and greens.
Products used from Whimsy Stamps

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Joy

It’s definitely all things Christmas in my craft room, it’s like a glitter explosion in there.  I made the foamiran hellebores using my newest Hellebore Flower Die from Whimsy Stamps along with some new leaf additions to my die cutting stash. 

The stamens started life off white, but I gave them a coat of gold paint so they would tie in with the rest of the card.

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I dug out one of the few Magnolia die kits I treated myself to last year.  I stopped buying them after 3, I just could not justify the cost of the kit, given that you’ve no clue what you’re paying for or getting AND you have to prepay months in advance. Totally ridiculous!  The bauble on today’s card is the first die I’ve used from that kit!  I know right?  Eek - total overspend there methinks, they sure saw me coming. 🙄


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I die cut the JOY from a Spellbinders alphabet set.  I forgot just how much I love mirror card for Christmas cards.

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Products used from Love to Craft and Create

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Jingle Bells

I really do love digging out all the Christmas embellies and papers, sparkle and bling.  So whilst I had a holy mess in my craft room last weekend I made up some more gift tags for special pressies.

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Ginghams and plaids are so perfect for Christmas, and I even got to use up bits and bobs from my scraps boxes.  Ugh, I’ve just spotted a glue string, need to go pull that off before I forget!

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I knew those little pine cones I collect on my walks would come in handy!  I added some twine, berries, bells and glitter along with some mulberry poinsettias that I picked up from Hobbycraft.

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I had a production line going with these mini tags/cards and got a whole bunch done.

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I’m off to hunt down that glue string lol.

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Meowy Kitty-mas!

I really do love Crissy Armstrong’s animals, she manages to capture the innocence along with the cuteness overload.  And she’s done that in spades with this stamp set Meowy Kitty-mas from Whimsy Stamps.  I kept to traditional red and white with a touch of silver and green for today’s card.

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Can you say cute!?!  I coloured the image with prismacolor pencils and didn’t blend the kitty to give the look of fur.

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I made the poinsetia using my Lily Flower die and foamiran and used a silver cabachon for the centre.  I cut the mistletoe branches from glitter card and finished off the arrangement with some twine that I bought from Hobbycraft and some silver and white berries.
That’s another Christmas card added to the pile

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Just click on the thumbnails to go to the products used at Whimsy Stamps

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Forever Friends

Shabby and pink, I’m SO in my happy place! 

I made the large pale pink flower and the berries and buds at the last workshop I attended in Nottingham.  We had a fabulous weekend hosted by Monika from Love to Craft and Create and taught by Ewa Constancja – so very talented!

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The clematis I made using my Lily Flower Die from Whimsy Stamps, and the little white flowers are from a Craft Passion Die.  I’ll have all the links at the end of the post.

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I wanted the hearts to match the embossed sentiment so gave them a coat of Starlights Silver Paint by Imagination Crafts, I then painted some card and die cut some little sprigs to tie in the arrangement.  Man I LOVE that paint!  The glisten and glimmer is dazzling!  I carried the dazzle through to the chipboard frame and gave that a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Glitter (another absolute favourite!)

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I love getting back to my comfort zone, and this is definitely one of those cards.  I’ve been so darn poorly again, I had the mother of all flare ups after being inadvertently glutened, my gut was so not happy and I ended up with anaemia again.  Couple this with a cold that turned into a chest infection and shingles and yeah, I haven’t been too grand.  Hopefully with new treatment I’ll soon be back up to speed.

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One more of the flowers because I just love them!  I get a lot of emails about the “curly stuff” I use in my flower arrangements, on this card I used waxed cord (that’s in the links below).  It’s fab stuff because the waxing helps the cord to hold it’s curl.



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