Sunday, 21 December 2014

Using Stampin' Up's Get Your Santa On stamps to make a Tag Topped Christmas Card

Hi there,
I'm r-e-a-l-l-y late posting today as we had our annual Christmas get together with our friends today. It was a fun time even with all the kids being that much older this year and it becoming much more subdued as each year passes. It's a joy to see these kids becoming lovely young adults :-)
Anyway, I have a card today that I completed just a couple of days ago but I had coloured and combined these tags probably three or four weeks ago! I knew I wanted to make them into a card but just hadn't had time up 'till now ;-)
I was playing with the Get Your Santa On stamp set (which I have not used anywhere near enough this year!!) and my Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Blendabilities to come up with this tag...
 Which turned into this card!
 I used up a few of the remaining sheets from my Trim the Tree DSP stack and added Dazzling Diamonds to Santa's fur trims
 Finishing with a sprinkling of Frosted sequins
I hope you have had a good weekend too and have enjoyed my little crafty fix for today ;-)
Thanks for stopping by!
Stampin' Hugs,



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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Snowman Poop Mini Tic Tac's Tree Decorations with FREE Tutorial

Hello!
Apologies for my lack of blogging the last couple of days, I have been busy finishing off my Christmas shopping, making and sending the last of my Christmas cards and gifts and trying to tidy to get ready for guests over the festive period plus throw in a couple of extra shifts at work and there went my blogging time ;-)
So, to make up for my lack of blogging I have a little tutorial for you today :-D
I purchased some mini Tic Tac's at the airport on the way back from Spain again this year and as I still had a few left I decided to make a little tree decoration with my Tree Punch to send to a few kids I know (just in case I got bored with all the other things there are to do at this time of year, you see! lol!) So, I thought you guys might have a ton of time on your hands right now as well so you can make some too ;-) Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy - it's picture heavy!
Here it is...
And this is what you'll need to re-create these hangers: all supplies will linked be at the end of this post :-) The only extra I forgot to photograph here was the Lost Lagoon ink pad and a blender pen.
 I stamped the little snowman and some snow fall from White Christmas onto the trees I punched from Under the Tree DSP (but you could use plain Kraft card too)
 and coloured his scarf and hat with the blender pen and ink pad and the snowy parts using the white gel pen
To colour with your blender pens and ink pads:
Press the bottom of the ink pad up to the lid (it's much more flexible than trying to press the top)
 and you'll get a "pool" of ink in the lid when you open it up, pick up this with your blender pen, I recommend using ink from the outer edges first as it can be quite dark from the centre. Colour your image and then scribble out your bender pen till it runs clear again. Your blender pen is now ready to use with a different colour.
 add a dimensional to the bottom of each of the punched trees
 add one tree to the front of the box, levelling up the bottom edge of the tree to the bottom of the tic tacs
 add the other tree to the back
 add a glue dot to the top of the back tree
 and add your loop of twine to this
 add a drop of crystal effects to the twine at the very tip of the tree
 like this
 then pinch it together, I used a bulldog clip to hold it securely for a few minutes while it dried a bit
 Ta-dah! there's your little snowman poop tree hangers
 and here they are on the tree!
.. looking pretty :-)
You can easily swap out the mini tic tacs (as I've not seen them anywhere but the airport for sale) try small wrapped mints or individually wrapped chocolates like Celebrations or Quality Street maybe?
I hope you enjoyed today's post and I'll be back tomorrow with more Christmas cards for you.
Stampin' Hugs for now,



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Monday, 15 December 2014

Birthday Card for a Boy using Amazing Birthday by Stampin' Up!

Hello there,
I'm late today as I have been out today meeting my dear friend Laura in Salisbury. I was great to catch up after many sick children postponed our day out several times ;-)
Right, so today I have a quick card I made [at the last minute] for Zack to take to a party last week. I used the stamp set we got free at convention called Amazing Birthday. With a Coastal Cabana and Smoky Slate colour combo for this card...
 This large sentiment is one whole stamp - I just inked it using my markers to get this multi coloured look
 This cake image {from the set also} punches out with the 1+1/4" circle punch and I layered it with silver glimmer paper using the 1+3/8" circle.
 It's quite a flat card today - less ribbon for boys you see ;-)
 Inside I added the Happy Birthday sentiment from the set
 and to match (ish) I wrapped his present in SU! paper and decorated with more thick twine and a tag
 Tag is made form Under the Tree DSP, I adore this stuff!! and th aTag Topper punch - on offer 'till Tuesday night, don't forget!
OK, thanks for waiting for me to post today ;-)
I hope you liked the card and I'll be back tomorrow with more.
Stampin' Hugs, 



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