Friday, 19 December 2014

Super Quick Christmas Cards!

Good morning!  I have some cards to share today that were super quick to make - a must when you realise you still haven't made enough and there are two weeks until Christmas!  I treated myself to the Tim Holtz snowflake dies a few weeks ago and finally got around to trying them out.  The first card uses the largest snowflake mounted onto a doily cut with a Prima die.
In the centre I added a cabochon from The Ribbon Girl which I have painted with Pewter Distress Paint from Tim Holtz.  I also added a little stickles to it.
Around the edge I have added faux diamante trim from The Ribbon Girl which I have cut from the 12 row trim.  This card was so quick to make yet is also very effective, I think, so I made a couple more.
 This one uses the two smaller Tim Holtz snowflake die and gems in the centres of the snowflakes.
 This one is very similar to the first except I ran out of the paper so used cardstock and added dots of stickles to make the cardstock more interesting.
 I hope you like them and thanks for looking! x


Thursday, 18 December 2014

 
Good morning!  Another of my last minute Christmas cards to share today.  I've used an embellishment that has been my absolute favourite thing to use this year on my Christmas card - the faux diamante trim from The Ribbon Girl.  I've used it in whole pieces and also cut into single strips - I've even used it to alter some shoes!  (I'll show you those in another post).  The paper is from MME, inked with Walnut Stain distress ink.
 
I've painted Tilda with distress ink and added dots to her cheeks and the flowers with a white gel pen.
 The lace, button twine and berries are also from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Stempelglede DT - A Christmas Card


 Good morning!  I have another Christmas card to share with you today.  Just over a week to go and I still have a few more to make!  Luckily they are ones that can be delivered by hand.  I have, once again, used the stunning Vintage Christmas stamp collection from Stempelglede.  
 I have used a doohickey snowflake die to cut snowflakes from silver card and I've also used some of the offcuts from the snowflake to make little tabs on the photo image.  The silver flower is from The Ribbon Girl.
 All of the embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl except the poinsettia which I have made using a Doohickey die.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Enjoy your day.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Anything Goes

 good evening!  It is time for our last challenge of the year over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and to make it nice and easy we have chosen an 'Anything Goes' challenge.  I've used papers from MME, distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 This gorgeous little cutie is Divine Tilda from the Waiting for Christmas collection.
 The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.
 I have used a Spellbinders die to create the snowflakes from acetate covered with Diamond Dust.
 The lace, rose trim, flowers and cheesecloth are all from The Ribbon Girl.  The mistletoe leaf die and image mat die are Doohickeys from Magnolia.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Ribbon Girl DT - Anything Goes

 Good morning!  It is time for our December card challenge over at The Ribbon Girls and to make it nice and easy at this busy time of year it's an 'Anything Goes' challenge.  I've used one of the stunning photo stamps from Stempelglede's Vintage Christmas set to create another Christmas card.
 I've stamped onto Ranger's Glossy Cardstock using Coffee Archival Ink.
 The papers are from MME, distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The gorgeous rustic metal star, lace, pearl trim and cheesecloth are all from The Ribbon Girl.  All of the flowers except the dark green roses are also from The Ribbon Girl.
 The seam binding and bells are from the Ribbon Girl too.  I have stained the seam binding from white to this aged blue using Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girls.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 1 December 2014

Stempelglede DT - Vintage Christmas


 Good morning on this December morning!  I think I am in denial that it is actually December.  Where have all my advance preparations gone wrong?  I still have so much left to do before Christmas day.  One preparation I am managing to keep on top of is Christmas card making however, and here's another one using my favourite Christmas stamps from Stempelglede.  I know I say it every time but I am still so amazed every time I stamp out a photo stamp lol!
 As always I have stamped the photo stamp onto Ranger Glossy Cardstock using Coffee Archival Ink.
 The hellebore and snowflake charm are from my stash.  The lace, pearl trim and holly leaves are from The Ribbon Girl (the holly leaves come with a poinsettia flower).  Behind the image I have used the French Letter stamp from the Postcard from Paris collection.
 I recycled the silver berries from last year's Christmas crackers and the gorgeous printed ribbon is from East of India.
 The beautiful snowflakes were cut with a Doohickey die - my favourite snowflake die!  I've added small gems the centres for some Christmas sparkle.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only DT - Christmas

 Good morning!  The last day of November already, have you got your advent calendars ready for tomorrow?  It is time for our Magnolia Only challenge at The Ribbon Girl and this week our theme is 'Christmas'.
 I have used two stamps from the Waiting for Christmas Collection: Little Santa and Christmas Delivery.  I have painted them both with Distress Ink Pads.  Santa has been cut out and popped onto the sleigh with foam pads for extra dimension.  He has gold leaf buttons too!
 The tag was cut with a Doohickey die and the text is also from the new collection, stamped with Duo Embellishing Adhesive and then gold leaf.
 The lettering has been done with the same technique and attached to some candy stripe button twine from The Ribbon Girl.
 The berries are also from The Ribbon Girl and the holly leaves were cut with a Doohickey die.
 The saddlestitch ribbon, diamante tree charm and diamante trim are all from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning cards.  Thanks for looking! x