Wednesday, December 07, 2016
If you need inspiration for Christmas cards look no farther than the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Inspiration Board. I saw Ice and My Favourite Things and decided it was time to use Snow Capped Mountains die and their Mountain Range die.
I also used Simon Says Stamp Hills and Slopes and yes that is the Simon Says Stamps Christmas Toys sentiment.
Then I used my favourite technique that works so well with My Favourite Thing Pure Innocence, Paper Pieceing. I've used the Ice Skater apologies that its out of stock but this technique works well with most Pure Innocence stamps. The papers are Doodlebug Polar Pals, do love the nontraditional colours.
Back to my craftroom I'm short of Christmas cards, luckily these will be hand delivered so they can be as lumpy as I want.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
I needed to make a tag for the Everybody Art Challenge, I rarely make tags unless forced so I decided to make one to match the Christmas paper I've brought.
My wrapping is silver foil with white snowflakes so that was my inspiration and it doesn't look much but I did make ten of them.
I found the largest die of a snowflake I owe which is the Simon Says Stamp Funky Snowflake which is three inches wide. I then used a stitched circle die which in my case was Simon says Stamp and cut two for each Snowflake and sandwiched the Snowflake in between.
I then gathered all my snowflake dies together, yes it quite obvious I really don't need anymore! Out of them all I found one that fitted into my circle, another Simon Says Stamp Snowflake called Maryanne. A sticky back gem and a bit of silver thread to finish. Although making a hole into one the snowflake branch was a bit tricky so I made a slit with a sharp craft knife, my ten snowflakes turned into nine.
Here'e the reverse to show there is plenty of room to write on.
Finally my two very busy weekends have ended with a visit to BIL with my two adult children in tow. Feeling a bit fatigue and fragile but still have some Christmas card to make and few other things to sort out.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Scary but this is the last challenge on Penny Black Saturday Challenge, well this year anyway. Our last challenge of the year is Winter/Christmas.
I've used my skating Hedgies, they fairly new so haven't been used enough but do feel if you made a school report about my cards it would say Could do Better. Luckily my Hedgies are cute and so is the Doodblebug paper.
I added a fence before layering my Hedgies, does make it tricky to match with my base image since most of it is hidden but got there in the end.
Snowflakes are Simon Says Stamps Stitched Snowflakes and the sentiment is a very old one its a clear one whose packaging as long since disappeared. The punches are Stampin Up ones still going strong.
Can you believe I haven't made a card at all this week, crashed and burned after my busy long weekend which was expected hope to get in there next week at some point once I get over this weekend another busy one.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
There's a new Anything Goes Challenge on DP2 Challenge rather than go for a Christmas image I needed a card for my Great Nephew and Mo has some great boy images. This time I used Simon since my nephew is growing up so fast.
But boys/men cards are notoriously awkward to make, add not having much time meant once again down the CAS path. So I had some scraps that I made into fishtail banners ( my stitched fishtail banners from Simon Says Stamp hadn't arrive at this point) and added some faux stitching.
The sentiment is an old Stampin Up one and since I had added the faux stitching to the banners I continued round the card.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
When choosing products for our DT card I always try to get something that I know I would use again. This Mistletoe die from Concord and 9th I knew would be a good addition to my craft room.
Initially my first thought was to colour the die cut which would be very unusual for me to do. Time was against me and I went for the striking red and white that also looked elegant too.
I actually cut twice and cut some 3D Foam to fit the slim and wasn't that brilliant matching up but it did look more natural. My mistletoe berries I used Ranger White Opal Liquid Pearls since there was quite a few berries.
Although there is bow on the main die you get a separate bow which you could cut out in a different colour but since only red would suit my card and it would disappeared into the red backing card I made it in white.
All that was left was a fabulous sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Toys and it had to be stamped in Versamark and WOW White embossing powder. I did use a dust buddy first before stamping it helps the white powder not sticking where it shouldn't.
So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
You have until Wed 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
I in the middle of two busy weekends, last weekend started on Friday to the Historic Docks Victorian Christmas Fair, Saturday I had a crop, Sunday I took it easy and on Monday I went to the Making of Harry Potter in the Snow. I'm having a week of card making and taking it easy ready for the another busy weekend and then life turns to normal till Christmas I hope.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The new challenge on Everybody Art Challenge is for packaging wasn't quite sure what that meant but I hunted down for my Sizzix Matchbox die and made three boxes.
Found some gold ribbon to hold them together. Rather than a gold bow I found my Creative Expression Ivy die to cut out Ivy so it could drape over the sides. In a different green I used a Holly die, I think possibly my holly could be Paper Smooches, its not Memory Box because the ones I have, have faux stitching.
To finish I some red berries pearls.
I was really pleased how it turned but its tiny and rather than put a present in the boxes it would be ideal to hang on the tree.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
My daughter wanted to send her friend an RSVP for her wedding even though the bride already had a yes on her answer list. DD wanted bunnies on the card they were even on the wedding invitation.
To start with I tried to think of a rabbit stamp without Easter eggs, when I realised I had the long stamp with five bunnies in flower pot and two of the bunnies were looking at each other and the idea for my card came to me.
Yes that is a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and the grass is MFT with some brought flowers from Hobbycraft but did speed things up a bit. I cut the bunnies and once I had cut the letters from a Memory Box Alphabet die I worked out where they would be placed. Really pleased how it turned out.