A quick post today to share a giggle… This is the card I made for my son for Christmas. Since he loves to sail, it had to have sailing boats included….
We have three cats, a big part of our family, who we both adore, so the kitty faces from Sweet Little Stockings was another obvious choice. Combine the two things and our three rascal cats are sailing with their Santa hats on. I had some fun creating this one.
The proportions are not quite right but its pretty cute anyway.
In the background, the water is the new Gentle Waves background stamp, and the boats from the Let’s Set Sail stamp set and matching punch, all available from the 4th January 2022 in the new Mini Catalogue.
The kitties and their hats were coloured with the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour pencils.
This image reminds me so much of the cheekiness that goes on in our house on a very regular basis, that I just had to use it on a card. So very cute!
The card uses some of the Whimsy and Wonder Designer Series Paper in the background – it looks gorgeous and full of rainbows in the photo, and it didn’t matter which angle I too the photo, there were rainbows! In reality it is a beautiful silver. And cheeky kitty comes from the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper, which I have fussy cut. Both of these gorgeous Designer Series Papers will no longer be available once sold out. I hope you are getting some crafting time into your week. Happy stamping! Chris
My card today uses a combination of different elements which worked so well together to make a Christmas card to send off to family interstate. As a musician, the Merry Melody Embossing Folder is, of course, one that I had to have, and will keep forever! Thank goodness it is on the carry over list, so will still be available for a while yet. It’s gorgeous as a background for all sorts of cards but of course works beautifully for Christmas cards.
The Ever Eden Designer Series Paper was cut out using the Scalloped Contours Dies.
The Ever Eden DSP, and also the Intricate Leaves Dies are on the Last Chance List, so won’t be available after the 3rd of January 2022, make sure you get in now if you would like them, if they sell out before that date they won’t be available again. You can place orders through my online store 24/7 and they will be shipped straight to you.
This gorgeous stamp set was at the top of my wish list of Christmas stamp sets when the current mini catalogue came out. I will admit it hasn’t had enough use yet, so hopefully after this crazy busy weekend, I will be able to make some Christmas cards and other items for family and friends. This inspiration comes from Stampin’ Up! Enjoy!
They have definitely inspired me to have more of a play with this bundle next week. Happy stamping Chris
I did a Livestream on my Facebook page this morning, featuring the Whimsy and Wonder Designer Series Paper, to make quick, easy and gorgeous Christmas cards, and to show that you really don’t need to spend a lot of money in order to get going and make some homemade Christmas cards.
These first three cards use exactly the same layout, with different patterns from the same pack of DSP.
I also showed this same layout using a completely different DSP to create a bright and cheerful birthday card, using the Host DSP Pattern Party.
And a couple of different layouts using Whimsy and Wonder DSP.
They were fun to make, and now I have a bigger stash to sell at the markets this week!!
It’s been quite a while since I shared here, and definitely time to get back into blogging.
So let’s get straight into it!! I have made a fairly simple card, a black and white Christmas card which features the cute bird from the Happy Holly-Days stamp set, and Christmas greeting from the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set.
The corners have been punched out using the Holly Border Punch.
Don’t you just love that bird? Gorgeous for colouring but equally beautiful just like that!! I’ve stamped using just Momento Black ink.
The Male Room have a Black and White challenge happening, so I am going to add this one.
I hope each of you are coping with the situation around the world. Keep crafting and keep smiling.
I am on a mission to use up those bits and pieces that get saved from other projects. I seem to have an accumulation of these that never get used and they soon mount up. Am I the only one?
So today’s card came from the need to use the gold frame, rather than have it sitting in my stash, and I have used it as a frame for some of the beautiful Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper, one of my favourites from the current Mini Catalogue.
The background layer has been embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, and then the framed layer offset.
The two flowers in the bottom corner have been fussy cut from the paper, and gold sprays of leaves are from the new Curvy Dies.
Now I am wondering who I should give that card to?
Firstly, because you now have a Christmas Carol going around in your head, and secondly, for my extended absence.
We have been so lucky here in this part of Australia, with very little change to our daily lives. And in fact, we are doing more than we were prior to the lockdown situation in this household.
So my crafting time took a back seat for a while, and perhaps I needed a break from it. However, I have been feeling more inspired recently and yes, I have cards to share!!
Stampin’ Up! Is definitely still part of my life, and this month, November 2020, saw the release here in Australia, of the Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s gorgeous, and I had to get a kit for myself. As usual though, I needed to make the designs my own, so here are a couple of the alternative designs I came up with.
The gold leaves are not part of the kit but they work well with the cards and were asking to be used!
That’s enough for today, but I do have plenty more to share. Plus a new phone which makes it much easier to take photos of my cards and blog as well!! Definitely joyful!!
If you are in Australia and would like to order the Paper Pumpkin kit, just send me an email or leave a message, lots of gorgeousness in this kit!!
I hope each and every one of you are doing well and staying safe.