Holiday Wishes

Monday, 30 October 2017

A few weeks back I was looking at Christmas Trees on Pinterest and saw some of the cutest and funniest trees ever. 

The trees inspired this card which I made from die cut circles of varying sizes. This fold was taught in a class I attended years ago, the only class I have ever taken, and I still remember it! 😊 

To start my card, I did the falling snow with embossing paste on my card base and set aside to dry while I worked on the tree, which consists of 4 die cut circles in varying sizes, and a few folds, ending like this example. 
I stacked the tree together adding foam dots inside for dimension, and attached it to my die cut panel. The star I cut first with gold metallic cardstock, then with glitter tape and attached on foam dots, and the trunk is also die cut from the gold metallic cardstock. I added the stamped sentiment piece to the panel and attached the panel to my base on foam tape, and finished with a few clear sequins. 

I hope you enjoy this card today and thank you for visiting.

Products: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles and Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil, Simon Says Stamp Christmas Holiday Envelope Sentiments, Sugar Pea Designs Tags To and From (for the star), Neenah Classic Cardstock, Gold Metallic Cardstock, American Crafts Glitter Tape, Altenew Moss Ink, Embossing Paste, Sequins, Foam Tape and Dots.

Fa la la la

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

This card is on the lighter side of Christmas. These adorable little Llama's I fell for the minute I saw them while perusing the Clearly Besotted website, and I could not help myself. 

In my Misti I stamped the Llama images on watercolour paper and painted using Zig Clean Color Brushes then cut them using my Scanncut. I knew I wanted to use this designer paper even before I stamped the images, so I die cut it with my wonky dies and attached it to my card base. For the background I die cut the smaller wonky panel and embossed using my snowflurries embossing folder. I got a little ahead of myself and attached the panel to my base with foam tape forgetting that I had to stamp the sentiments. Misti to my rescue! Even with the panel on foam tape Misti still stamped perfectly, even going over the edge .... yay! I added white gel pen to the Santa hat and Wink of Stella to the headband and bow and Santa's belt.

This card makes me smile, I hope it does the same for you. Thanks for visiting.
Products: Misti, Clearly Besotted Little Llama Stamp Set, Sizzix Snowflurries Embossing Folder, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles Die Set, Scanncut, Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Lawn Fawn Polka in the Meadow Designer Paper, Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Foam Tape, White Gel Pen, Wink of Stella.

Believe in the Magic

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

I enjoyed making Noel so much I wanted to do another card featuring sponging. 

I did the sponging on a separate piece of cardstock as I wanted to die cut it as well ... not such a good idea on a card base. Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks I sponged on the colours starting with the lightest to the darkest. I then flicked on droplets of water, laying down paper towel to dry. With my paint brush I then flicked on some silver paint.

Once dry, I die cut the star panel and replaced the outline with another piece that I cut from silver glitter cardstock, then replaced the positives from my original piece. The sentiment I stamped and heat embossed with silver embossing powder, and added one of the silver stars on a pop dot to finish. 

Thank you very much for visiting today ... 
Products: Frantic Stamper Star Border, Penny Black Believe Stamp Set, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, VersaMark Ink, Tim Holtz Silver Mixative, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Glitter Cardstock, Neenah Cardstock, Foam Dot.  

Love joy and peace

This is "Love joy and peace."

I wanted the sentiment to be the star of the show today, so decided not to use another image, but rather the decorative ribbon instead, which is gold glitter. I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder, stamping both on the bottom and top layer, then attached the top layer with foam tape. The ribbon is a tape, so I just added the stripe look, then die cut the panel. 

I like the clean look, even though there is a lot of glitter! Nothing else was needed to complete this card.

Thanks for visiting ... see you next time.
Products: Penny Black Believe Stamp Set, Tonic Studios Mixed Edges Die Set, Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock, Gold Glitter Tape Ribbon, VersaMark Ink, Gold Embossing Powder, Foam Tape.

Jack O Lantern Tea Light

Monday, 23 October 2017

I am changing it up today by showing this little tea light I made for Halloween. I think I will make another one so there is a pair, and they come together very easy as I am using my ScanNCut. 

Here is a picture with the tea light on.
It is hard to see, but the vellum is yellow. I could not find coloured vellum anywhere, so I printed it from a file that is offered by Dreaming Tree called Halloween Vellum Colour Pack. It is an Adobe Reader file which will only print a full letter size. I did not want to waste a full sheet, so I took a snip of the sheet and printed the size I wanted, enough to make 2 tea lights.

Thank you for visiting today.
Products: ScanNCut, Battery Operated Tea Light, Aura Cardstock, Stylist, Glue.


Saturday, 21 October 2017

This is Noel. I have been wanting to ink this up for awhile now, and somehow I run out of time. So today was the day. 

The background I did using distress inks and sponging. Once done I flicked on some water with my paint brush. I added the snowbank and in my Misti stamped the twigs using sepia ink and adding some tumbled glass to the snow around the base of the twigs. I added some snow to the twigs using my white gel pen and finished by stamping the sentiment. I am happy with the way it has turned out.

Thanks for visiting today.
Products: MISTI, Penny Black Into the Sky Stamp, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills Die Set, Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Holiday Greetings Stamp Set, Neenah Cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink, White Gel Pen, Ranger Archival Sepia Ink. 

Christmas Cheer

I am continuing to work on my Christmas cards for this year. It has been a couple of years since I have used this Leeping Deer and I thought it would look nice with this new technique that I did for my background called Shaving Cream Sparkle

For my card I did the background on watercolour paper using manganese blue ink. I did not want white space, instead opting for the snowflakes heat embossed in silver embossing powder. To keep the sparkle I die cut the reindeer in silver glitter cardstock, and cut another white deer for shadowing, attaching to the panel on foam dots. I wanted to have matting in silver, so I used a silver leafing pen on a piece of white cardstock. To finish I went with the sentiment stamped in jet black.

Another Christmas card completed. Thanks for having a look ... see you next time.
Products: Memory Box Leeping Deer Die, Penny Black Christmas Cheer Stamp Set, Neat and Tangled Falling Snow Stamp, Misti, Neenah Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Silver Cardstock, Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black and Manganese Blue, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Leafing Pen, Shaving Cream, Blue Gem, Acrylic Block, Foam Dots.

Let It Snow!

Monday, 16 October 2017

Let It Snow!

I love this large "funky snowflake" and thought it might look great done in the negative. But as I was die cutting it and poking the snowflakes out I changed my mind and decided to use the positive, and I love the results. 

I started by sponging on the colours of my background using distress oxide inks. I then flicked water from my paint brush getting some large and small water marks. To get some sparkle I lightly pounced my background with VersaMark embossing ink, then sprinkled on some embossing powder and heat set. This is a close up of the background.
Once the embossing was finished I laid out the negative of the snowflakes and placed in the positive snowflakes to glue down. The main full snowflake I die cut from white glitter cardstock and attached on foam dots. I die cut the Joy sentiment and sponged it with the faded jeans ink before gluing it to the centre of the snowflake. To finish I added a few dew drops.

I hope you enjoy this card and thank you for visiting my blog.
Products: Simon Says Stamp Funky Snowflake, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick, Neenah Cardstock, White Glitter Cardstock, CottageCutz Joy Sentiment Die, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Ranger Rainbow Sparkle Embossing Powder, Foam Dots, Dew Drops.

Trees at Christmas

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Hello everyone.

It has been a busy week for me, hence I did not get any cards made until today. And I probably would not have done this card had I not needed a sample card for one of the design teams that I am on.

It is a wickedly cold day in my neck of the woods, so this card is appropriate. I started with the stencilling of the trees using distress inks, then went over those trees with a light layer of embossing paste so the colour would show through. I die cut the trees and sponged on the same colour with a heavy hand, then die cut the sentiment and coloured it using glitter markers in the same colour. To put together my card, I die cut the snowbank which I attached with foam strips. I styled the trees and attached both using pop dots. To finish I added a few clear sequins in varying sizes. 

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy this card.
Products: Frantic Stamper Oregon Fir Tree, Frantic Stamper Small Pine Tree, Tim Holtz Layering Pine Stencil, CottageCutz Expressions Die Joy, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills, Neenah Cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Evergreen Bough,  Martha Stewart Glitter Marker, Sequins, Foam Tape, Foam Dots, Glossy Accents.

O Holy Night

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

My inspiration for this card came from two challenges at Splitcoaststampers. One being the colour challenge and the other coming from the Falliday Fest Alcohol Ink challenge. I love how the background turned out, there is so much movement which suites the stars I think. I did the star using the pink and adding Tim Holtz Silver Mixative, which I also used for my paint splatters. The sentiment is from Neat and Tangled and is perfect for this card. I stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Silver embossing powder. The star is attached on a foam strip to the panel, which is also on foam strips and attached to my card base. I attached the smaller star and a few sequins to finish my card.

Thank you for visiting today.
Products: Frantic Stamper Small Stitched Stars, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Neat and Tangled Winter Trees, Neenah Cardstock, Yupo Paper, Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, Tim Holtz Silver Mixative, VersaMark Ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Sequins, Foam Strips.

O Christmas Tree

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Another Christmas card done and another image that I very much enjoyed playing with.

In my Misti I stamped the image on Fabriano Hot Press Watercolour Paper and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I then stamped a second image, again heat embossing with the silver and proceeded to watercolour both of the images. Once dry I die cut the main panel with the Wonky Border die set, stamped the sentiment, snowflakes and attached to my blue card base on foam tape. For the second set I fussy cut, styled and attached on foam dots offset from the bottom set of trees. I added a few sequins and pearls to finish.

Thanks so much for dropping by.
Products: Neat and Tangled Winter Trees Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Die Set, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass for the snowflakes, Zig Clean Color Brushes, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Sequins,  Kaiser Pearls, Foam Tape, Foam Dots.

Hey Foxy

I had the opportunity to play in the Featured Stamper challenge today at Splitcoaststampers. This is a challenge where you look through the persons gallery of cards and pick a card to case. One normally changes some things about the card to make it their own. It is a great way of getting cards in our stash though, so when I can I like to play along.

The card I picked to case can be found here. I kept the colours of the papers and the red in the scarf, but changed the image and used an oval instead of a square. I had a lot of fun painting this sweet image from Neat and Tangled, which I did with my Zig Clean Color Brushes, along with white gel pen. I die cut my water coloured piece with the deckled oval die, and also die cut the red cardstock using the same. My image is attached to the designer paper and the red panel is attached on foam tape. I tucked a large sequin in the space and added a red gem, along with a few other sequins and the stamped hearts. 

I had so much fun with this image, I am looking forward to doing a few more.

 Thank you for visiting today.
Products: Neat and Tangled Merry Kisses Stamp Set, Frantic Stamper Deckled Oval Die Set, Lawn Fawn Designer Paper, Paper Garden Cardstock, Neenah Cardstock, Altenew Caramel Toffee Ink, Ranger Archival Ink Vermillion, Zig Clean Color Beige, Mustard, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Gray Brown, Green Shadow, Light Pink, Geranium Red, White Gel Pen, Foam Tape, Sequins.

Bell of Peace

Saturday, 7 October 2017

This is Bell of Peace, and the first time I have inked up this new image.

To do this and using my Misti for this process, I coloured my stamp in stages with the base colours I wanted to use and dry stamped my paper starting with the leaves and berries. The purpose was to get the outline, but I did not want water added to the stamp as I wanted to watercolour as I went, which I did using different colours adding layers as I went. Once I was finished with the leaves and berries, I did the bell the same way. When all was dry I did the wash background by mixing up Blueprint Sketch and Peeled Paint distress inks. I added the acrylic paint and Winsor Newton Sepia flicks of paint once dry, then stamped my sentiment using intense black ink. I attached my panel to my card base using foam tape, and finished with a few clear sequins. 

I am very happy with the outcome, and enjoyed painting this image.
Thank you for visiting today. 
Products: Penny Black Bell and Berries and Christmas Cheer, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, DoCraft Black Marker, Zig Clean Color Geranium Red, Yellow, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Sequins.

Pumpkins Sparkle in Autumn

Sunday, 1 October 2017

I am back again with another card I made using the tissue paper technique. My neighbour wanted one of these cards for her in-laws for Thanksgiving, and I wanted to change it up a bit, so I used pumpkins for this card. 

I once again used Paper Artsy Infusions, this time using Rusty Car, Emerald Isle and Yellow Bister's. I applied VersaMark to the tissue paper and heat embossed using gold embossing powder. For the pumpkins, I die cut one pumpkin using gold glitter cardstock, and another in regular cardstock, which I coloured with glitter markers, then attached on some foam dots. 

I die cut the panel using my stitched rectangles and attached the panel to my card base on fun foam. To finish up my card, I attached the Autumn sentiment which I die cut using the gold glitter paper, along with a few sequins using the colours in the tissue paper.
 As this card is for someone I know, I finished the inside by adding another panel die cut using the stitched rectangle die set. I also did a pumpkin in the tissue along with a smaller pumpkin, which I again coloured using the glitter markers. I then stamped the sentiment of Thanks in black ink. 

Thank you for visiting today ... 
Products: Misti, Frantic Stamper Stitched Pumpkins, Frantic Stamper Autumn Sentiment Die, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Neenah Cardstock, Tissue Paper, Gold Glitter Cardstock, Paper Artsy Infusions, Bister Powders, Martha Stewart Glitter Markers, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Gold Embossing Powder, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, Ranger Matte Glue, Fun Foam, Foam Dots, Sequins.