Saturday, 28 November 2009

Christmas Bauble Cards

Hi, hope your all having a lovely weekend, its very cold and foggy here, nice when your in the house looking out at it though. I made these little bauble cards the other day so I thought I'd share them with you. I have used the 1 3/8 circle punch for these projects. The first card I made was a simple circle embossed, some elastic cord attached to the back with a dimentional and a little piece of ribbon tied into a bow. The second card is a little 3d bauble, I have used 5 circles, fold them in half and stick each these together with some tombow glue, then attach some elastic cord to the back as before and a little bow, they fold easily to put in an envelope and then pop up again. The papers I have used are from the Merry Moments designer paper range.  I am entering these cards into this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge.

Products used:
Stamp Set~ Sentiment/Seasonal Wishes. Snowflake/ Seasons of Joy
Designer Paper~ Merry Moments
Ink~ Basic Black and Real Red
Ribbon~ Real Red and Chocolate Chip
Cardstock~ Real Red and Chocolate Chip
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Friday, 27 November 2009

Merry Moments

Hi all, I'm still busy with my Christmas cards as you can see and I'm loving the Merry Moments designer papers. There is nothing too exciting about these cards, very basic but when you have so many to make its best to just keep them simple. I've used the Season of Joy stamp set again but I've just received my new Sparkly and Bright stamp set through the post and can't wait to play with it, I've so many idea's for this one but it will have to wait until tomorrow as I'm sitting here with hair dye on my head and if I don't wash it off soon it'll be Only Orange instead of Auburn lol. I will be back with some more of my Christmas makes shortly, I've been so busy making things I haven't left myself time to upload them too my blog. Hope your having as much fun with your Christmas crafting as I am.
Products Used:
Stamp Set~ Seasons of Joy
Designer Paper~ Merry Moments
Cardstock~ Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Ribbon~ Real Red, Old Olive
Ink~ Chocolate Chip, Real Red

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Stamp With Us Challenge Card

Oops I didn't put that watermark in a very good place did I? lol. Wow two posts in one day, not bad for me. I have made this card for the Stamp With Us Challenge, they had a recipe this week of
3 Brads
2 Designer Papers
1 Stamp
So out came the little snowflake stamp again. (actually it was still sitting on the table from my last project) The designer paper is from the Merry Moments set, infact its one piece of designer paper showing both sides but think that counts. 

Products used on this card:
Stamp Set~ Seasons of Joy
Cardstock~ Real Red and Chocolate Chip
Designer Paper~ Merry Moments
Ribbon~ Chocolate Chip
Punches~ Scallop Circle, 1 1/4 Circle, 1 3/8 Circle

Christmas Goodies

Hi Crafters, Sorry its been a while from I posted but I've been making projects in bulk for Christmas and for a craft fair I have coming up, here are just a few of the things I have been working on. This set is using my favorite SU colours for Christmas, Real Red and Old Olive and the little snowflake stamp from the 'Seasons of Joy' stamp set.
Inside the little altered box I have put some Christmas Chocolate Decorations, aren't they cute? The chocolates are Elizabeth Shaw and out of one pack you should be able to make about 40 decorations, I'm getting about 10 lol, I can't even blame it on the kids! But they are so yummy!
Like I said the little snowflake stamp is from the 'Seasons of Joy' stamp set and the sentiment I have used is from the 'Seasonal Wishes' set. The gorgeous designer paper is from the 'Merry Moments' pack which I have matted onto Real Red cardstock and tied a lovely Real Red Ribbon around.
These little decorations are so simple to make, all you need to do is stamp your image onto some Old Olive cardstock, punch out with 1 1/4 inch punch, layer onto Real Red cardstock using the 1 3/8 punch, then layer onto Old Olive punched with the Scallop Punch. Make two of these, add glue dots to the inside of both, place your Gold Elastic Cord on top, then stick to both sides of your chocolate, if you haven't already ate it!
And this is the top of my altered box, again using the 'Merry Moments' designer paper, Real red Ribbon and Card stock, sentiment from 'Seasonal Wishes'.
I am entering these projects into the following challenge
Colour Create Challenge~ Green, Red and White.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Chocolate Milk

Hi Peeps, Sorry about this terrible photo its so dark here its difficult to get a decent one, I think I might have to invest in a light box. I've made this little milk carton using my Season's of Joy stamp set, I'm getting so much out of this set, so far I've made cards, boxes, candles and gift voucher holders and I'm still not bored with it. I thought I'd try out a colour combo I've not used before but I really like it, its Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Not Quite Navy, I will be filling these little cartons with some Chocolate Caramel Sweets so they go with the theme lol. I'm entering this project into the Crafty Calender Challenge, the theme is Weather and I think the snowflakes and swirls on this carton fits perfectly.

Products Used On This Project:
Stamp Set~ Seasons Of Joy
Cardstock~ Creamy Caramel and Not Quite Navy
Ink~ Chocolate Chip
Ribbon~ Chocolate Chip
Punches~ Scalloped Oval and Large Oval

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Saturday, 14 November 2009

Candles In A Bag

Hi there, Just a quick post as I'm absolutely exhausted, I can hardly keep my eyes focussed on the screen at the moment, usually I get a bit of a lie in at the weekends but one of my daughter has a winter event on at horse's which means early starts on Saturday and Sunday for 5 weeks, its catching up with me now. Anyway, I made these little candles yesterday, I thought they would make lovely teachers gifts for Christmas and they are so easy to make. There are many you tube video and tutorials on how to make them but basically you stamp your image on some tissues/ tissue paper, cut around the image, place it on the candle, wrap some greaseproof/ wax paper around the candle tightly, heat the image with a heat gun and repeat the process if your using more than one image. You can also embellish your candle like I have by pushing brads into the centre of the flowers. I then popped the candle into a cellophane bag, added a little tag and tied with ribbon. Now you can make candles to match your cards!
I am entering these candles into the Cute and Girly Challenge which is 'Winter Wonderland'

All Products Used are Stampin'Up:
 Stamp Set~ Seasons of Joy
Ink~ Real Red and Old Olive
Ribbon~ Real Red and Old Olive
Cardstock~ Real Red and Old Olive
Punches~ Tag Punch and Small Tag Punch
Medium Cellophane bags
Silver and Real Red Brads
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Thursday, 12 November 2009

Handmade Christmas Tree Decorations

Hi there, I thought I'd share some pictures of little decorations I have been making recently. I just love handmade decorations and these are easy enough so the kids/grandchildren can join in too. I remember when I was young...younger lol I would sit and make snowflake and chain decorations, this is just one of the lovely childhood memories I have of Christmas and one I pass onto my children. Every Christmas when we unpack the decorations and come across our handmade ones we remember who made it, what age they were and how proud they were when they handed us their decoration, well thats what Christmas is about isn't it? That doesn't happen when you pop on the one's you bought at Tesco lol.  Picture the scene....sitting around the table with the children...Christmas music in the background...table covered with crafty bits and the smell of cinammon in the air (always have our Christmas candles burning) These are the things money just can't buy eh? Ok, back to the decorations, I've seen these on loads of peoples blogs but I was lucky enough to win a place on the 'Stamp With Us' winter online class  and these were just part of one of the projects that Monica Gale shared with us, I think Monica might have the tutorial on her blog you should really check it out, Monica's blog is fantastic! As you can see these have been made using some of the Stampin' Up punches and Stampin' Up designer paper in Always Artichoke but I can't wait to try out the new speciality paper which is foiled, I plan on making my Christmas Crackers with these too.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Black, White and Red

Hi everybody, here is a little card I made last night using the 'Season of Joy' stamp set. I have just stamped the little tree using basic black ink onto Whisper White card which has been layered onto Whisper White card again. I've then added 4 red brads from the Bold Bright Brad Set (try saying that 3 times lol) and mounted this onto some Basic Black cardstock which I randomly stamped with a little snowflake (also Season of Joy set) using the new Whisper White Ink (Love this!) I finished by tying some Real Red Ribbon and a sentiment stamped on Real Red cardstock. These cards are simple enough to make in bulk but will still stand out from all the other cards on the mantlepiece. I am entering this card into the Stamp With Us Challenge the theme this week is Christmas.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

10% off Starter Kit

In conjunction with Stampin' Ups participation at the HobbyCraft Show, they are offering new demonstrators 10% off their Starter Kit, thats over £240 worth of stamping and business supplies for £125. This offer only lasts until the 13th November, so if you have been thinking of becoming a demonstrator or would like information on joining Stampin Up then don't hesitate to contact me. I am a Stampin Up demonstrator in N.Ireland and would love to expand my team and why wouldn't you want to join? Just look at all the benefits of becoming a demonstrator here whether you wish to make a career of stampin up or to simply get discount on your Stampin Supplies now is the time to join. Remember, you can also personalise your kit and choose the stamp sets you love. Check out the Starter Kit here.
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Earn A Free Punch!

From 1st November - 29 December 2009 you can earn yourself a Free tag or small tag valued at £12.50 with a purchase of £45 from the gift giving guide and the good news is that you are not limited to one punch, for every £45 you spend from the guide you will recieve a new punch! Just think of the lovely personalised tags you could be making for all your gifts.
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