Chocolate Boxes

I am keeping busy at present, making Christmas goodies for the upcoming Christmas markets in a month’s time here in Cooma.
I have made some of these cute little boxes that perfectly hold 2 Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

If you are interested in making some, I found the youTube tutorial by Linda Parker here:

Here’s a closer look:

The Designer Series Paper is a retired one from a few years ago, but lovely traditional Christmas colours! :)

Hope you are having a crafty weekend!
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Christmas Baubles

It’s sad when a beautiful stamp set gets retired.  This one, called Ornamental Keepsakes was one of my favourite ever Christmas stamp sets.
I have used it with some retired papers to create a quick and easy Christmas card.

The baubles have been heat embossed with silver embossing powder onto white cardstock and then cut out using the matching framelits die.  Too easy!

Happy stamping!
Chris

Join Stampin’ Up!

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There are many different ways that you can run your stamping business, or just use it to get your gorgeous Stampin’ Up! products at a discount.  Contact me if you want to chat some more about this fantastic opportunity.  Send me an email to dotdotstamping@gmail.com or leave a comment below and I’ll be in touch with you.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

More Blended Butterflies

I had so much fun colouring the butterflies from my post yesterday, that I did some more last night while I was enjoying watching our fantastic Australian Cricket Team beat the South Africans! :)  (Love my cricket!)  (And colouring).

I kept the cards more clean and simple this time, so that the butterflies are really the highlight.

And here are the cards individually.

 

Which one is your favourite?
Mine the the pink and purple one, but then those are my favourite colours, so it’s not really surprising. The stamps I have used are from the Papillon Potpourri set, and Million and One, and are of course, coloured with Blendabilities :)
Some more cards for the SUO Challenge I think :)

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Add some Texture!

One of my favourite ways of adding texture and interest to cards, and other projects is with Embossing Folders.  I think I am addicted to them!
This week’s Just Add Ink challenge is to add some texture to a project, so I did! :)

This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest recently (it didn’t have a name on it, so unfortunately I can’t give the person credit for their idea), and since I am also currently addicted to my Blendabilities, I thought I should combine the two.
The background was embossed with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, and the butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set were masked, stamped in Black Memento Ink and then coloured with the Blendabilities.
I am also going to enter this one into the SUO Challenges, where the current challenge is to use Markers or Blendabilities :)

Happy stamping!
Chris

Remembrance Day Projects

Just reminder of the fabulous challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges this week, don’t be scared of this one, there are so many possibilities……. just make something to remember someone by.

Here is a Scrapbook page that I have made using a really old photo of my Mum when she was very young and my Grandma, just a lovely way to remember two wonderful people who had a huge influence in my creativity.

Lots of goodies out of my stash in this page, including some gorgeous crocheted lace which I think was originally in my Mum’s stash of crafting goodies.

And I couldn’t resist the temptation to do a little more colouring with my Blendabilities, so thought I would make a Poppy themed card.

I didn’t own a Poppy stamp, so went looking around online and found this lovely image which I downloaded, printed and then coloured.

So please come and join in, we love to see what wonderful creations you have come up with.  And you can also check out what the rest of the Design Team for created for your inspiration.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Sketch Challenge

I have been enjoying doing some colouring in the last few days, I find colouring very relaxing!  So I thought I would make a card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.
Here is the sketch:

I have used my Blendabilities to colour the Sweetbriar Rose which I stamped with Black Memento Ink.

I wanted this card to be nice and colourful, so I have borrowed the colour combination from the Sweet Taffy DSP – Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry.  The piece of yellow striped paper is, of course, from Sweet Taffy DSP, and just some white baker’s twine and button, and some yellow candy dots to finish it off.

Happy stamping!
Chris