Friday, October 23, 2020

Little Christmas Tree

Yes I did it again managed to delete my photo before posting my post and I've just noticed too one of the snowflakes have lost its pearl, will need to sort that out before posting. I gonna blame blogger because I reckon they've been messing about with the look again!

I thought this image was in Mo's shop but I can't find him so he could be a Patreon image. The papers are left over Doodlebug ones and the snowflakes are the new MFT ones. Added some Glossy Accents to the star and sprinkled gold glitter on top of it to make it sparkle.

No idea what it happening with the indents now.



Thursday, October 22, 2020


I had this idea since I saw the sketch some weeks ago on Freshly Made sketch but if I’m honest doesn’t quite work out. I really needed to forget the sketch and centre my robins in the middle of the card.

The Robins are are from a Penny Black clear set quite old now but love cute birds. They are standing on a Memory Box branch die and decorated with a holly punch. Sentiment really old Stamping Up stamp set.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


 I brought the some patterned paper Stamping Up then had no clue what to do with it. There is a lot of gold involved which surprised me why I chose it I much prefer silver. One thing I realised how many different colours of gold there are.

 I have plenty of gold in my stash but the card ones show up the release dots so much I couldn’t use them. In the end I had to cut the dies in gold paper and thin white card to give some depth to the dies which is why there is a white shadow on the die cuts.

To help  give me ideas I checked out Pinterest, so I made some cards using what I had rather than buying yet more stuff. The star is a Simon says Stamp die and the sentiment is a really old Stamping up sentiment and the Eastern Village I brought last year.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Slimline Penguins

 Yes it’s definitely looking like a penguin Christmas these little chaps are from Mo Manning which were perfect for this slimline card.

I found some delicate snowflake scrapbooking paper so I cut out the penguins with a bit of a white border to help them stand out. Then I layered them, the snow balls were covered in glossy accent and the covered in glitter. The camera makes it look cream but is better in real life. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.

Snowflakes to finish with mini ones in the centre cut from silver paper.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Poinsettia Corner

 I found a piece of paper with this poinsettia stamped on it, I obviously didn’t like how dark the ink was. So I using the matching dies, cut them out and layered it together. Added some stamens that came the die set.

Not sure on the make of sentiment, I had quite a few stamps out trying to find which would fit in the space that was left.

That was the last card in my drafts, I do have some cards to post but need to take their photo today.

Yesterday was my birthday, in fact this year we had planned for a year of celebration none of which worked out. But it did turn out to be a good day.

Friday, October 16, 2020


 I wanted to use a mitten die to embellish this LOTV snowman card but I don’t think it would show up amongst the patterned paper. So I had to step back. 

I used White Pearl thinking they would be white but in fact I should of used the Nuvo White drops on the snow falling in he image.

I cheated again with he white peel off.

Thursday, October 15, 2020


 Since finding stamping and embossing background stamps in white I’ve been thinking of trying it out with other stamps. Didn’t quite work out with the Whimsy background but I wasn’t wasting it there’s a lot of embossing powder used on these cards.

I used the old Penny Black Holly and I cheated with the sentiment by using a white peel off. I gave most of my peel offs away but kept some sentiment ones.

I’ve a feeling I used a CAS(e) this sketch from a couple of weeks ago.