Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bubbly Funk Through The Letter Box

Hello All,
WOW what a stunning box of goodies in this months Bubbly Funk Through The Letter Box.
Its full of sparkle and stars.  Two of my favourite things to craft with.
Here is the contents of Decembers Box.
Lots and lots of sparkle.

We have two sheets of glitter letters. die cut stars and a star stencil and some washi tape.

Lots of ribbon and trim.

This bag contains some tags, wooden stars and some plastic stars.

Some beautiful fabric and look at that lovely silver trim.

And finally your surprise bag and of course I enjoyed my cup of tea.
So for this weeks project I wanted to make use of the tags.  Since I attended a tag making class I wanted to put what I had learnt to good use.

First of all I inked up the tag to look like a night sky.  I started in the centre using a light blue then blended in a dark blue and around the edges I used a black.

I  used the stencil from the kit and some white ink to make the stars using a sponge dauber.
I also watered down some liquid pearls and splattered that all over my tag using a tooth brush.  I got in a bit of mess doing this as it flicked every where.  This gave my tag even more shimmer.

In the kit you will also find these lovely die cut glitter stars which are in different sizes.  So I added these to my tag along with some of the sparkle trim.  Which I have to say is my favourite and I have used it on other projects which I will share throughout December.
For my greeting I used a die from Spellbinders called Make A Wish and I cut this from several pieces of white card and blue glitter card and stuck them all together to add a bit of dimension.
 To finish my tag I added some of the ribbon and one of the star charms from the kit.
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out Bubbly Funk for details of Decembers Through The Letter Box.  Also please stop by the BLOG for more wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.


Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Good Afternoon.

Do you like coffee, tea and hot chocolate?  Then you must check out the The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Winter Blog Hop.  A wonderful blog hop to share your hot beverage creations.
I created my coffee creation using a die from Spellbinders called Hipster One.
It has these cute little coffee to go cups which includes the little sleeve so you don't burn your hands.

I created my card to look like a coffee cup Christmas tree and added a few Christmas themed papers to my cups with a bit of paper piecing.

I then added a die cut star to the top and a ribbon to the bottom, both cut from red glitter card.

I  added a die cut circle to mount my cups on to using the Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Circles from Spellbinders.

Please stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for more lovely coffee inspired creations.
Have a great weekend.

Step Away From The Cards

Morning Crafters.
How are you doing with your Christmas crafting? 
We are giving you a helping hand over at Daring Cardmakers this week.  This weeks challenge is to step away from the cards and make tags or labels for your gifts.
As a previous challenge was to decorate a bag or box I wanted my tags to match my gift bags.
So I used a similar design on my tags.

To make them I cut out a tag shape and ran this through my Spellbinders Platinum machine using an embossing folder called Horse Hair by Tammy Tutterow.  I then added a little white ink to the edges.

I then used the Die D-Lies Candy Cane and cut this from white and red glitter card stock.  I also used the little bow that comes in the set and cut this from red mirror card.
For the greeting I used the Die D-Lies Ho Ho Ho Holiday Set and cut this from black mirror card.

I then went on to create a couple more tags and just mixed up the designs using the same 2 die sets.

Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the Design Team Blogs over at Daring Cardmakers to see more lovely inspiration.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Fa La La

Morning All.
I have a Spellblogger post from Spellbinders for you today.
I really love these silhouette style dies from Sharyn Sowell at Spellbinders so I had a play around.
This time I used the inlaid die technique.  I really can't believe I have never done this before so rather than having your die cut on the top or mounted onto foam squares. 
I inked up my background first and used the Shapeabilities Fa La La die and cut the shape.  I then used the same die and cut another image this time from white card stock and placed this back into the pre cut hole. 
Its rather fiddly as you need to stick back down all the tiny pieces from your die cut so I found that attaching an adhesive sheet to the back helped with this and you didn't get glue every where.

I made my design very simple and just inked up the background to create a kind of sky and had the Shapeabilities Fa La La Die as the main image.
I then used the Merry Christmas Stamp Set. I just stamped the greeting directing onto the card using black ink.

I also added some little sequins and snowflakes from Bubbly Funk Through The Letter Box.
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the website at Spellbinders for more details about the dies and stamps I have used on todays project.


Friday, December 1, 2017

December Elemental Inspiration

Hello Crafters and hello December.
My kids were super excited to be finally opening the doors on their advent calendars.  But all I can think about is that I am no where near ready for Christmas.  I still have lots of shopping to do.  I would love to be one of the Mums I see on Facebook that tell you they have all their shopping finished, all wrapped and the tree is up.
Anyway at least I have all made cards made with the help of this weeks elemental inspiration picture from Daring Cardmakers.

Remember you need to choose at least three elements from the above picture. 
For my card I picked the words "love", trees and stars.

I created a snowy scene by blending a few inks and creating a few snow drifts.  I have made a few cards like this and I just love creating a winter wonderland.

I used the stamp set from Stampin Up called Lovely As a Tree.  I just masked off the tree trunk so it look liked the trees were in deep snow.  I then added wink of Stella to the trees but you can't tell from the photo.  Its makes a very subtle shimmer on your card.
The greeting stamp is from Spellbinders called Merry Christmas which comes in a set of two.
The little stars are also from Spellbinders called Die D-Lies Lets Party Shinning Star.
I then added a small strip of patterned paper.  A clean and simple card from me today.
Please stop by the Design Team Blogs over at Daring Cardmakers for more lovely inspiration.
Have a lovely weekend.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas Tea Bags

Good Morning.
I have been making things ready for my daughters Christmas school fair to raise funds for trips out etc..
I am always looking for ideas that are quick to make and that people can buy for a small amount.  So I decided to make more Tea Bag Bags but this time I have put apple and cinnamon tea in them.

To make these cute bags I used the Market Fresh Bag N Tag It die from Spellbinders and Debi Adams.
For each bag you need to cut out two parts and glue them together.
I used different patterned designer paper or you can use whatever you have in your own stash.

Each bag fits 3 tea bags in very nicely.

I decorated the front of each bag with a Christmas greeting using the Die D-Lies Ho Ho Ho Holiday Set from Spellbinders.

I kept the decoration to a minimum but you can dress yours up with more embellishments if you wish.
I then finished each bag with some ribbon and a cute jingle bell.
I love adding these to Christmas projects.

 Please check out the website over at Spellbinders for more details about the dies I have used on todays project.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tim Holtz Tag Class

Hello Crafters.
I just wanted to share with you what I recently made at a tag making class.  This is something that I never really got into making but now I love it.
We all got inky and messy and I learnt lots of new techniques.  The only problem is I hardly own any of the products we used so now I fear I made need a bank loan as we used lots of lovely dies etc..
The lovely Karen from Kerudoc Creation  held the workshop and I had a French lesson as well.  It was fantastic.
Here is what I made using Tim Holtz dies, inks and stamps.

I had a great time and didn't realise with the right tuition and fabulous products you could create something as lovely as these tags.  I always looked at this style of paper crafting and thought it was so difficult.  I am so glad I went and I am really looking forward to the next workshop.
Please check out Karen's website HERE and also FACEBOOK.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day.