Monday, November 20, 2017

Octobers Card Kit from Spellbinders

Hello all, again.
 
 I am excited about this next creation so I have another post for you today.
 
 
I recently ordered the Octobers card kit from Spellbinders.  Its just so lovely and has a bit of galaxy theme running through it so I just had to share the club kit with you.

When the kit arrives in the post its presented in this very lovely box.
 

Inside there are lots of lovely card stock.  Some patterned, some with a linen effect and a sheet of gold card stock.

 
There are also all these toppers and embellishments.  They range from stickers, tassels, brads, toppers made from plastic and card board and some bling.

 
You also get this wonderful set of dies and some very pretty ribbon.

 
And finally 10 card blanks with envelopes, foam squares and sticky dots.
All you need to add is imagination, scissor and wet glue if you prefer.

 
So here is the card I made with the kit.  There is a beautiful sheet of designer paper that looks like its been water coloured in shades of purple and this very lovely green so I had to use this one first.

 
I cut a piece of the mint green card stock to fit my card blank then cut the designer paper slightly smaller to leave a little border and glued this down.


I then used some of the dies to create the focal point of my card and added one of the card embellishment toppers.
 
I then finished with a few die cut stars in the corners and added some of the enamel dots that came in the kit.
 
There are enough supplies in the kit to make 10 cards and probably more.  Another lovely kit from Spellbinders.
 
I hope to make my little boys birthday card and party bunting with this kit so more creations will be posted soon.
 
I also created this card using the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and please head over to the Spellbinders website for more details about the kit and how to subscribe to the club to receive kits like this on a monthly basis.
 
Happy Crafting.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bee-you-tiful Bugs

Morning All.
 
I thought I would step away from the Christmas crafting for todays post and create something bright to cheer is all up.
 
This time of year can get fairly depressing as the nights draw in and the weather changes but at least Christmas is just around the corner with all its sparkle.

 
For this card I used this cute little bee die called Die D-Lies Flying Bugs.  It comes in a set of three dies with a bee, butterfly and a dragon fly.
 
 

 
I started with a square of white card stock and used a stencil that had a sort of honey comb pattern on it and inked through it in random places with orange an ink pad.
 
I then stamped the little stars in black over the top once the ink had dried.

 
I cut of three bees in gold card stock then another three in black card stock using my Spellbinders Platinum machine and I then ran them back through to get the embossed detail.  I glued them to each other slightly off set to create a shadow.
 
I then used a stamp set I got free in a magazine for the sentiment and the little dotty line trailing behind each bee.

 
I think this is only the second time I have used a stencil on a card and it was fun creating your own backgrounds with it.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and have a BEE-YOU-TIFUL day.
 
 
 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Bags or Gift Boxes

Morning Everyone.
 
Have you done anything nice this week?  I have had my first proper French lesson.  I really enjoyed it.  But I have a long road ahead of me and one day it might all suddenly click.  What I learnt was very similar to what my daughter is learning at school so hopefully we will be able to help each other.
 
So todays craft project is this very cute gift bag.

 
The challenge this week at Daring Cardmakers is to make or decorate a gift bag or box.
 
I didn't read the description properly and I thought I had cheated as I bought the bag as it was such a bargain at 30 cents from my local craft shop.  But I haven't as you can decorate a bag or box.
 
For this project I used a selection of dies and some washi tape.
 
I used the Die D-Lies Candy Cane die from the Spellbinders 2017 holiday collection.  I cut this from mirror card and glitter card and glued them to the front of the bag.  Next I used Die D-Lites Ho Ho Ho from the Spellbinders 2017 holiday collection.  I cut this from red mirror card stock.  I also added a couple of pieces of washi tape.
 
 
A very cheap and quick alternative to buying an expensive gift bag for your presents.
 
Here is another way to dress your bag up using the same die set as before from Spellbinders but this time I used all of the sentiments and created a tree shape.
 
 
The little silver bow is from the Die D-Lies Candy Cane Set and the star is from the set called Lets Party Shining Star.  I just used the largest star from the set.
 
 
I had so much fun making this project that I will have to go out and buy more bags so that I can make them for the rest of my family.
 
Please stop by the Design Team Blogs over at Daring Cardmakers for more lovely inspiration and we can't wait to see what you create.
 
 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pretty Packages

Hello everyone.
 
I have a lovely project to share with you today using some of the contents from Novembers Through The Letter Box from Bubbly Funk.
 
The contents of the box is all very festive and in lots of blue colours.  Perfect for your adding to your Christmas craft stash.
 
So as Kathy one of our Design Team members made a fabulous job recycling the box that the contents comes in I thought I would have a play with all the lovely paper bags in the kit.
 
To try and cut down on waste at Bubbly Funk paper bags are used and they are just to pretty to throw away.

 
I used some of the ribbon and pom pom trim and added this to the bottom of the bag.  I then folded the bag over at the top and punched a couple of holes and threaded some twin through to close the bag.
 
 
I then added one of the scalloped edge circles and a lovely snowflake charm which are also in the kit.

 
I finished my project by adding some of the gorgeous beads for a bit of sparkle.
 
The bags are a lovely size for giving a small present.
 
Please stop by the Bubbly Funk Blog for more stunning ideas using the kit or please check out the SHOP for details on how to order your monthly kit.  Its a great addition to your crafty stash and works for all types of craft from paper craft, mix media and sewing.
 
Have Fun.
 
 
 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Shadow Box

Morning Crafters.
 
I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  My little boy finished his first week at school without crying for the whole morning even though he did cry when I dropped him off.  Then my daughter came home with a glowing school weekly report.  So we had a very nice weekend with smiles all round.
 
I have more Christmas craftiness to share with you today using dies from Spellbinders.
 
 
 
I made a shadow box style card and its fabulous for posting as it folds flat.
 
I started by cutting two pieces of white card:
 
Height 5 3/4"
Length 8"
 
Score on both pieces at 1" and "2.  Fold and burnish the score lines.  You need to add glue in-between the edge of the card and the 1" score line and stick both pieces together as this will create your box shape.
 
 
I then created the scene in the back of the card using my distress inks to create a winter sky and I added in some trees which I stamped in black ink.

 
While this was drying I worked on the front panel and created an aperture and cut out some star shapes using Die D-Lites Lets Party Shining Star.

 
I then used Shapeabilities Fa La La Holiday Die by Sharyn Sowell at Spellbinders for the front focal image.  I cut this out twice from white card stock and blue glitter card stock to give a drop shadow effect.

 
For the sentiment I used the Merry Christmas Holiday Stamp set.  This stamp set comes with two greetings, the one I used and also "Merry Christmas".  I stamped this on to a piece of card which I ripped to look like freshly fallen snow.
 
This card also looks lovely with a battery operated tea light inside.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the website at Spellbinders for more details about the dies I have used.
 
Have a lovely day.
 
 


Friday, November 10, 2017

Warm Woollen Mittens

Good Morning.
 
I love this time of year.  The Christmas movies are starting and the adverts begin.  I love the Paddington Bear one for Marks & Spencer so far.
 
And the Christmas crafty countdown continues over at Daring Cardmakers
 
The weeks challenge is called
 
Warm Woollen Mittens
 
We would like to see some sort of warm winter clothing on your cards this week.
 
 
I used this fabulous paper that I picked up from my local craft shop.  Its covered in Christmas jumpers and mittens.

 
I then also decided to combine my card with a few products from Spellbinders as I wanted to make my card fun. 
 
I used the Die D-Lites Candy Cane from Spellbinders.  I cut this from red mirror card and then cut another from white glitter card.  I then inserted the white pieces back into the cane to look like the stripes.  I also added the little bow that comes in the set.

 
For the sentiment I used Die D-Lies Ho Ho Ho.  I cut the words from green mirror card stock.  To add a little texture to my card, which I thought could be some sort of warm material I used the embossing folder called  Horse Hair by Tammy Tutterow.  I embossed this onto some kraft card stock.
 
A super fun and bright festive card from me today and please check out what the Design Team members created over on the Daring Cardmakers blog.
 
 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Traditional Spellbinders

Good Morning.
 
I hope you had a lovely weekend.  We had another Halloween party to go to.  This time it was one organised by the school committee to raise funds.  I baked a batch of cupcakes which the kids always love.  Now that Halloween is over its time to get stuck into some Christmas crafting.
 
For this weeks Spellblogger post from Spellbinders I decided to go all traditional.  By that I got out my decorative framed dies and got layering up.

 
Any of the Spellbinders nesting dies will work great for this.  The one I have used was hidden away in my stash.  Its ones of the first Spellbinder dies I bought many years ago but I am afraid its not available any more.  This was one of the first pretty dies I purchased.  Before that I think I only had a set of scalloped edge circles. 

 
I had a play about with my set of dies and layered it up using lots of gold and red card stock and a piece of patterned paper.

 
For the centre of the card I used theDie D-Lies Ho Ho Ho Holiday die and cut the sentiment from gold card stock.
 
I then used the Die D-Lies Candy Cane Holiday Die to create the little bow.

 
I then finished my card with some ribbon and a little gold jingle bell.
 
I hope I have inspired you to dig through your stash and pull out your older dies that you haven't played with for a while.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and please click over on to the Spellbinders Website and check out the range of Christmas and Holiday dies available.