Monday, December 22, 2014

Santa Tags

There is a fabulous pin on Pinterest of Santa tags but the link didn't link back to the tags for details but it was easy to work out.
I used the Stampin Up tag punch to make the tag in white, use it again with red card. Cut a strip for the brim of his hat. Circle punch for his head I used 1 1/2 inch one. His moustache is the bird wing from the bird punch but I flipped the card over.
Found out where my chalks were to add a bit of blusher to his face and couple of dots for his eyes.
Cute or what.

Left overs

Yesterday i made a card and here is the leftover centre and the red border was also made for yesterdays card but I didn't like it so I've used it on this card.
The large tree is a Dee Distinctely die and again this was made for the my ornament last week but didn't used because it was too large.
Out came my Holly punch and where would I be this Christmas without my Happy Christmas die from Simon Says Stamps.
To honest I'm not sure about this card but I feel good about using bits and bobs leftover from other cards.

Sunday, December 21, 2014


I have several Christmas images coloured and I've decided to use the ones that are clean and quick.
I cut out the centre of the pattern paper with the Stitched Squares from Simon Says Stamps so I would get the faux stitch on the patterned paper. I also cut out the image with the same square so it would fit inside the patterned paper.
Of course my adorable image is a Mo Manning Igloo and is so easy to colour. Martha Stewart Holly punch for the corner I did cut out two and use half of one to make a three leaf Holly.
The Snowflake is Rylynn from Simon Says Stamps but the sentiment is LOTV.
Well I attempted to make everyday cards yesterday failed miserably and took up my crochet hook instead.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gold Poinsettia

I really didn't think I would have time to get a Penny Black card for this Saturday so why I thought stamping and embossing then cutting out this poinsettia would be quick!
It's not very imaginative using a Spellbinders Frame and when I realised how large the poinsettia was I had no choice to put it on a large card.
My Merry Christmas is layered twice to show up and thats it, mainly cos I had no idea what to add and time run out if I wanted to photo it in time for today.
I finally made the decision that I'm done with Christmas Cards although I still have a few coloured images I'm taking a break from using them but I've promised myself I need to get over it and start making a few each month instead of waiting till August. Unfortunately I still have a few in my drafts to post.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Jumper

One of the images coloured and need using before the big day. I first saw this Art Impression image on my teamie Jo last year and I knew I needed it but had to wait patiently till it was back in stock.
I saw the sketch on this week Sketch Saturday and thought I could cheat a bit, turn it and use my Penny Black Holly die instead of the banner.
Then I used the my favourite poinsettias from Simon Says Stamps instead of the banner. Both my image and the patterned paper I've used the Bundle of Stitched Shapes and Rectangle Stitched Shapes both from Simon Says Stamp.
Don't forget I'm still doing MY FAVOURITE FIVE CHRISTMAS CARDS 2014 on Christmas Eve and the following week I shall be doing MY FAVOURITE FIVE OF 2014, both have a random candy.
One day I will find time to make a banner.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop

Its the final Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop of 2014 and Anneke has chosen Christmas Time. It was a hard choice to decide which wonderful image to use from Mo's shop.
In the end I decided on this wonderful Christmas Fairy Holly I can remember buying it and knowing full well at the time my printer would smudge the ink but I had to have her, at the time she hadn't been made into a stamp. Thank goodness I now have a printer that doesn't smudge.
I'm a bit cross with my camera because I was really pleased how pretty my card looked but it seems to have made my card a bit grey.
I grabbed all my favourite dies and cut them all in white. My snowglobe I added a bit of glossy accents to make it into a globe.
Now hopefully you are following the hop and have arrived from my good friend Julie and now you need to Hop, Skip and Jump over to Alice
Got lost or don't know where to start pop over to the Mo's Dream Team Blog where you will find the blog hop route.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Winter


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the Bling It On  Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is


We would like you to use this fabulous mood board for your inspiration.
This board was created for us to use by the lovely DT member  JENN.
We are showcasing PENNY BLACK products this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

What a wonderful Inspiration Board that my team-mate Jenn made for the challenge, pretty much covers nearly everything.
I knew I wanted to use the Forest Friends which is a Penny Black Cling and I was really pleased to find that I could fit their heads in the Simon Say Stamp Holiday Frame which I cut out twice and stuck together.
The background was also made using a Penny Black stamp Festive Florals, I used the mistletoe one.
I stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.
Then watercoloured the leaves with a very pale green, not sure the camera picked up all the colour.
The berries were made using Ranger White Opal Liquid pearls, I did think to used flat backed pearls but they overpowered my card and I wanted the deer to be the main focus.

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting

Simon Says Stamp

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

Post Box

The challenge on Less is More is for Snow and one layer, now I thought I might be pushing my luck with my flowersoft and fun flock. Then I realised I actually used a large stitched die and stuck it onto a card, which to be honest its what I usually do since a lot of my LIM cards end up in the bin and this way I don't waste so much card.
So although my postbox from Molly Blooms Stamps (not sure they are still available) is one layer I'm not sure the whole card would count or am I splitting hairs.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Time for the last challenge of 2014 for Everybody Art Challenge, this week its for a Frame. I decided to use  a Spellbinders frame that when it arrived I realised that it was larger than I expected.
But then I thought about using it for an ornament. I cut it twice but one of them I drew round the inside and used my craft knife to remove the centre but I used this to cut out the houses.
I haven't used this Dee Distinctly tree die this year so I thought I better use it but I cut out the large one and decided it was too big so this is the smaller one.
I then cut out the Memory box stars and added glitter to them but I only used glitter on these stars so they will stand out among the other stars.
Added a sentiment since there was some white space and I was at a lost to think of what I could put there.
Of course the most tricky part of this ornament was trying to find a place where I could hang it and have good light to photo it.
Do pop over and check out the team, also I hope you can join us this week. The challenge will be back in the new year on the 6th January.