Friday, December 15, 2017

The Special Cards

Good Morning.
 
Its back to cards this week over at Daring Cardmakers.  This time the challenge is to make a special card for that important person in our lives.
 
My daughter loves emoji's so I had to make a special card for her.
 
I decided to make a Christmas emoji tree.

 
To make my tree I used the Die D-Lites Emojis from Spellbinders.  I cut the faces from gold glitter and mirror card and the backgrounds and features from a mixture of festive card stock.

 
I then arranged them to look like a tree.  I also added a star to the top which was a die cut from Lets Party Shinnng Star from Spellbinders.

 
I also included a bow from Die D-Lites Candy Cane Set and the sentiment is from the Die D-Lites Ho Ho Ho set and both are available from Spellbinders.
 
I love how lots of different sets all work together on one card.


I then made the background simple by just adding some spotty paper in festive colours.
 
A fun card for any age.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by the Design Team blogs for more lovely inspiration.
 
All the dies I have used today can be found over at Spellbinders.
 

 
 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Good Afternoon.
 
Well after my French lesson this morning my brain has gone to mush so what better way to relax but to craft.  Even with your toddler trying to help.  So I made another card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
 
This time I used some of my favourite stamps and dies from Paper Sweeties called Coffee, yes please.
 
 
I made my coffee cups look festive by using lots of red with a bit of candy cane stripe thrown in and some woolly knit.
 
A warm and cosy card perfect for Christmas or even a birthday.

 
I was also inspired by the lovely inspiration over at Paper Sweeties.
So I created a row of cups and picked out some papers to match the stockings.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the fun and inspiration over at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
 
 
 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy Birthday

Morning All.

We celebrated my little boys birthday last week and we had a galaxy theme so I just wanted to share the card I made using Spellbinders Galaxy Card Kit Of The Month.

 
I loved this club kit and you get enough supplies to make 10 cards.
 
If you want to see my previous post which includes the contents and a photo of another project please click HERE.
 
 
I used some of the designer paper and dies from the Kit.  The Kit also works great with other dies and stamps that you may already have.

 

 
I cut the stars from gold and blue card stock and also used some of the designer paper from the Club Kit.  I also used a stamp and die set from Debi Adams at Spellbinders called Count The Stars from the Little Red Wagon Collection.  I stamped the sentiment from black ink and die cut the number three in gold from the set.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the website over at Spellbinders for details of the dies, stamps and kit I have used on todays project.
 
 
 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bubbly Funk Through The Letter Box

Hello All,
 
 
 
WOW what a stunning box of goodies in this months Bubbly Funk Through The Letter Box.
Its full of sparkle and stars.  Two of my favourite things to craft with.
 
Here is the contents of Decembers Box.
 
 
Lots and lots of sparkle.

 
We have two sheets of glitter letters. die cut stars and a star stencil and some washi tape.
 

 
Lots of ribbon and trim.

 
This bag contains some tags, wooden stars and some plastic stars.

 
Some beautiful fabric and look at that lovely silver trim.

 
And finally your surprise bag and of course I enjoyed my cup of tea.
 
So for this weeks project I wanted to make use of the tags.  Since I attended a tag making class I wanted to put what I had learnt to good use.

 
First of all I inked up the tag to look like a night sky.  I started in the centre using a light blue then blended in a dark blue and around the edges I used a black.

 
I  used the stencil from the kit and some white ink to make the stars using a sponge dauber.
I also watered down some liquid pearls and splattered that all over my tag using a tooth brush.  I got in a bit of mess doing this as it flicked every where.  This gave my tag even more shimmer.

 
In the kit you will also find these lovely die cut glitter stars which are in different sizes.  So I added these to my tag along with some of the sparkle trim.  Which I have to say is my favourite and I have used it on other projects which I will share throughout December.
 
For my greeting I used a die from Spellbinders called Make A Wish and I cut this from several pieces of white card and blue glitter card and stuck them all together to add a bit of dimension.
 
 
 To finish my tag I added some of the ribbon and one of the star charms from the kit.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out Bubbly Funk for details of Decembers Through The Letter Box.  Also please stop by the BLOG for more wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.
 
 

 
 
 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Good Afternoon.

Do you like coffee, tea and hot chocolate?  Then you must check out the The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Winter Blog Hop.  A wonderful blog hop to share your hot beverage creations.
 
I created my coffee creation using a die from Spellbinders called Hipster One.
It has these cute little coffee to go cups which includes the little sleeve so you don't burn your hands.
 

 
I created my card to look like a coffee cup Christmas tree and added a few Christmas themed papers to my cups with a bit of paper piecing.

 
I then added a die cut star to the top and a ribbon to the bottom, both cut from red glitter card.

I  added a die cut circle to mount my cups on to using the Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Circles from Spellbinders.

 
Please stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for more lovely coffee inspired creations.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
 
 

Step Away From The Cards

Morning Crafters.
 
How are you doing with your Christmas crafting? 
We are giving you a helping hand over at Daring Cardmakers this week.  This weeks challenge is to step away from the cards and make tags or labels for your gifts.
 
As a previous challenge was to decorate a bag or box I wanted my tags to match my gift bags.
 
So I used a similar design on my tags.

 
To make them I cut out a tag shape and ran this through my Spellbinders Platinum machine using an embossing folder called Horse Hair by Tammy Tutterow.  I then added a little white ink to the edges.

 
I then used the Die D-Lies Candy Cane and cut this from white and red glitter card stock.  I also used the little bow that comes in the set and cut this from red mirror card.
 
For the greeting I used the Die D-Lies Ho Ho Ho Holiday Set and cut this from black mirror card.



I then went on to create a couple more tags and just mixed up the designs using the same 2 die sets.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the Design Team Blogs over at Daring Cardmakers to see more lovely inspiration.
 
 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Fa La La

 
Morning All.
 
I have a Spellblogger post from Spellbinders for you today.
 
 
 
I really love these silhouette style dies from Sharyn Sowell at Spellbinders so I had a play around.
 
This time I used the inlaid die technique.  I really can't believe I have never done this before so rather than having your die cut on the top or mounted onto foam squares. 
 
I inked up my background first and used the Shapeabilities Fa La La die and cut the shape.  I then used the same die and cut another image this time from white card stock and placed this back into the pre cut hole. 
 
 
Its rather fiddly as you need to stick back down all the tiny pieces from your die cut so I found that attaching an adhesive sheet to the back helped with this and you didn't get glue every where.

 
I made my design very simple and just inked up the background to create a kind of sky and had the Shapeabilities Fa La La Die as the main image.
 
 
 
I then used the Merry Christmas Stamp Set. I just stamped the greeting directing onto the card using black ink.

I also added some little sequins and snowflakes from Bubbly Funk Through The Letter Box.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the website at Spellbinders for more details about the dies and stamps I have used on todays project.
 

 

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Elemental Inspiration

Hello Crafters and hello December.
 
My kids were super excited to be finally opening the doors on their advent calendars.  But all I can think about is that I am no where near ready for Christmas.  I still have lots of shopping to do.  I would love to be one of the Mums I see on Facebook that tell you they have all their shopping finished, all wrapped and the tree is up.
 
Anyway at least I have all made cards made with the help of this weeks elemental inspiration picture from Daring Cardmakers.
 

Remember you need to choose at least three elements from the above picture. 
 
 
For my card I picked the words "love", trees and stars.

 
I created a snowy scene by blending a few inks and creating a few snow drifts.  I have made a few cards like this and I just love creating a winter wonderland.

 
I used the stamp set from Stampin Up called Lovely As a Tree.  I just masked off the tree trunk so it look liked the trees were in deep snow.  I then added wink of Stella to the trees but you can't tell from the photo.  Its makes a very subtle shimmer on your card.
 
The greeting stamp is from Spellbinders called Merry Christmas which comes in a set of two.
The little stars are also from Spellbinders called Die D-Lies Lets Party Shinning Star.
 
I then added a small strip of patterned paper.  A clean and simple card from me today.
 
Please stop by the Design Team Blogs over at Daring Cardmakers for more lovely inspiration.
 
Have a lovely weekend.
 
xXx