Slightly belated, but I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas Day.
Here is a little bit of Christmas creativity to share with you, before I move onto something different in a later post.
As much as I love Christmas, it is such a crazy time of year that I find myself looking forward to the slower more laid back days which follow it, and find myself wanting to move forward.
So stay tuned for another post to follow shortly with something completely new!
I have seen so many gorgeous ideas using the Festive Flurry Bundle (Wood #133284, Clear #133285) that I just had to share another project. I think I will have to use them to make some Christmas decorations this week!
I’m not sure if I am keen on this card, I think the stack of snowflakes makes it a little heavy, and you certainly wouldn’t put it into a standard envelope and send it through the post in Australia! Guess I will be making a special envelope for it
The colours I have used are Rich Razzleberry and Smokey Slate (which is a very versatile colour!), a piece of the Silver Foil Sheet (#132178) which has been run through the Big Shot (#113439) using the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, (#129984) some silver Glimmer Paper (# 124005) and Silver Ribbon (#132137), and of course some of my all time favourite – Faux stitching.
This week’s SUO Challenge #85 is to use non-traditional Christmas colours in a project, so I will be sharing this card with the ladies there. And there is heaps of great inspiration on their blog if you are looking for some ideas.
Today I was fortunate to be able to share my love of stamping and creating with a group of ladies who get together and craft every week. They requested something for Christmas, so we made some cards and decorated a box using the Festive Flurries stamp set,(Wood #131778, Clear #131781) and matching Framelits Dies (#132193), (Bundle – Wood #133284, Clear #133285)
The first card was this one:
The colours I have chosen are Smokey Slate, Pool Party and Island Indigo. The Smokey Slate is a lot darker than it looks here, so all we did was to stamp off the ink before stamping it onto the cardstock, which makes it a lovely silvery grey.
Then we added a “belly band” to one of the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes (#130927):
And our third project was another card, this one using the Starburst technique.
Here we also used some of the gorgeous Winter Frost Specialty papers (#132341), which are just so pretty, and a small piece of the Silver Foil Sheets (#132178).
I am usually a traditional girl when it comes to Christmas colours, but this year I am just loving these colours. Nice to have a change sometimes
I am also loving these Festive Flurries…. yep, plenty more of those coming your way!
Here is the latest promotion from Stampin’ Up! some gorgeous new stamp sets and fun packaging ideas.
Aren’t these stamp sets just too cute?? Yes they are meant to be for Valentine’s Day, but you could use these for all sorts of occasions. Gorgeous!
Here’s the deal.…
Send me an email or go directly to my online store to place your order. Yes, they are available NOW!! However they are only available while stocks last.
I haven’t really fallen of the face of the earth, just been rather busy…. a trip to the US in October, a bit of break from crafting and now it’s time to share some of the many creations I have been making over the last couple of weeks.
I absolutely love the Special Season stamp set in the current Seasonal Catalogue, and it has had a work out since it arrived!
Last night I held the first of two Christmas Stamp-a-Stacks, featuring… yes, you guessed it Special Season (Wood #131766, Clear #131769) combined with the traditional colours of the Season of Style DSP (#132340) papers. Here are the cards that we made:
The sentiment on this first card comes from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set (Wood #130042, Clear #120024), which is framed with some of the Gold Foil Sheets (#132622). You can be sure you will be seeing some more of the Gold and Silver foil, its a great way to add a touch of something special!
We had a lovely night, lots of laughs, and lots of stamping… what more can you ask for?
My next Stamp-a-Stack in on Wed 11th December at 7.30pm, so if you live in the Canberra area and would like to come along, send me an email.
I do have a lot more to share with you, but I think it can wait for another post.
If you would like to order any of the items I have used in these cards, you can do so here, just click on the “Shop Now” button at the bottom of the page. And please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
This week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is my inspiration for today’s card, and the colour combination inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest recently.
The colours are Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe (such a gorgeous colour!) and Whisper White, and I have used the gorgeous Wetlands stamp set again, loving this set at present
I have also run the long banner through the Big Shot with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.
UPDATE: I am feeling very blessed to have been chosen by Linda Callahan as her “winner” this week. Thank you Linda. I had so much fun making this card, it is always an honour to know that others like my work too.
I was really happy when Stampin’ Up! brought out Washi Tape – it’s so much fun to play with! How cute are these Washi butterflies? They are just created with some Whisper white cardstock, with Gingham Garden Washi Tape stuck on it, and then the butterflies are punched out. Simple!
I have made some Quick and Easy 3×3 (that’s inches!) Note Cards, to play along with this week’s challenge at Friday Mashup. Lots of cool inspiration there this week for ways to use Washi Tape on your cards.
I have been getting some crafting time in today, so will have a few more things to share with you soon.