Monday, 26 September 2016

Holly Berry Happiness & Merry Medley

Very late in the day post today... but a compelling reason... we had a power cut! So it has been a candle lit tea night tonight... and even a spot of crafting under torchlight!! Although everything is back up and running now....

Needless to say I haven't managed to take any photos of today's makes - so I have something else to share instead...
This is one of the cards we made at Julie's Quarterly Training featuring Holly Berry Happiness....fabulous! A stunner in the flesh....

Loving the Merry Medley background stamp... and the Stitched with Cheer stamps too...

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Candy Cane Lane Fold It Flip It Book

Or shall I call it the FIFI Book for short!?
Love this mini book...can do 18 photos perfectly presented...

And simple enough to make when you work through step by step! Think it surprised everyone at classes...
Also purposely left very simply decorated... mainly from the Candy Cane Lane papers....

Simple decoration for 2 main reasons...
Firstly the end result should really be about the photos...

And secondly.... my ladies had a lot of other projects to work through for the day!
Now this mini book is an amalgam of favourite mini books I have made over the years... all re-designed to make a 6" Square Book...

Outer book format inspired by an Andrea Walford Flip n Fold Book (of which I made a few - though looking back- I never did share the finished mini books on my blog - maybe too many personal family photos on the finished albums)
Inner page format an update on a much used format - here in 2010, here in 2011 and a small one here in 2012

Now what do we reckon... Worth me offering a class-at-home kit for sale? Worth me writing up a tutorial?





Saturday, 24 September 2016

Fancy Frost Gift Boxes

 
I just have to share these beautiful Fancy Frost boxes from the Stampin' Up! Head Office

Want to make some of your own... 2 ways to do so... Come to a Craft Spa class or book a private session in November - or just order the product through me and follow the videos (by clicking on the picture) in the comfort of your own home...

And here is the video for making the tassels from the Bakers Twine Trio pack...
Can't wait to make my own... now which base colour shall I choose... Real Red or Cherry Cobbler/Garden Green...


Friday, 23 September 2016

Candy Cane Lane White Gift Box

Love these white gift boxes... 3" cube box plus a clear sleeve... a small gift will feel (and look) very special in one of these... Note that these are quite a bit larger than the 2" cube Tiny Treat boxes...
Simply dressed with the Candy Cane Lane papers and gorgeous Real Red Stitched Ribbon
Topped off with a frame from the hostess stamp set, Holly Jolly Layers

Want a hostess stamp set... but don't want to spend £150 in one go... then my Rewards Club could be the way for you...
Then Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas now... bet you are singing the song in your head!!!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Beary Merry Cookie Cutter Christmas!

After the popularity of my dress up Baby Bears... I just couldn't resist dressing up my Cookie Cutter Bear as Santa...

Silly but cute! And caused a laugh amongst the serious art of cardmaking in my classes!
Also used Candy Cane Lane papers and Tin of Tags stamps for the sentiment


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wonderful Reindeer Time of Year...

So Cookie Cutter has been out again...  And after a few little reindeer head stamps and punches... Voila! So cute!  

Baby Wipe Swiped Pool Party ink onto Shimmery White card panel... 

Wonderful Year greeting and Mountain Adventure snowflakes stamped in black (when dry)
Reindeer heads stamped in black onto Whisper White and Crumb Cake card (2 of each). And 1 red onto white card...

Antlers & ears on the white ones marker-coloured in Soft Suede
Crumb Cake heads overstamped with Crumb Cake using the great texture/faux fur stamp from Touches with Texture... 

All punched out and the the Crumb Cake heads trimmed round the head....
Nose hand cut from the red on white head to add to Rudolph...

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Detailed Santa - The Red Trio

Forgot to share the Round Up pictures... so here they are... a lovely trio of Detailed Santas 
And this is the bundled Greetings From Santa with the Detailed Santa dies...
Available in Wood Mount and Clear Mount... Stamps and dies available separately - but 10% off everything when you buy the bundle...

Monday, 19 September 2016

Holly Berry Happiness Wreath

Smaller version of the extra large card shared here... leaves, berries bow and greeting all from Holly Berry Happiness with its co-ordinating Holly Punch...

Red Glitter Embossing powder used on the bow to add some sparkle...
Simples... but packs a WOW in the flesh...


Sunday, 18 September 2016

Greetings From Santa Scene

And not a Santa in sight!!

This one proved to be a very popular Emboss Resist card.... all the images and greeting being from Greetings From Santa... so great to have these in there!
Masked snowline on a piece of Shimmer White card... white heat embossed tree, deer and snowflakes... Night of Navy baby wipe swoosh and baby wipe marbling... Night of Navy trees to left and right... then a dry tissue wipe to remove the ink off the embossed parts.

Finished off with the beautiful greeting in Night of Navy and ...though difficult to see... Silver Metallic Thread wrapped around about 5 times. All stick onto a Whisper White mat and then onto a small square card blank...
And yes for those of you that swapped with me at Quarterly Training... this is slightly different to the swap card... I simplified a couple of parts for bulk production purposes! Will share that one soon....




Saturday, 17 September 2016

Dear Detailed Santa....

Here is Detailed Santa looking very serious reading his Dear Santa letter...

Dressed up with Pom Pom trim bobbles... hand drawn eyes,  Real Red hat, marker coloured face, Greetings From Santa letter scroll & greeting, Candy Cane Bakers Twine
And set on a Softly Falling snowy embossed background 
And (as I can!) here is the same without the add of those eyes... see what I mean about those being the perfect finishing touch...