Friday, December 14, 2018

Snowflakes Falling

Happy Friday everyone.

Its challenge time over at Daring Cardmakers.

This week you need to create a card with falling snow.

You could perhaps use lots of snowflakes on your card, a snowman or create a winter scene.

For my card I created a winter scene and used the very gorgeous Lovely As A Tree from Stampin Up.


To create the card I started with a piece of white cardstock and used the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder also from Stampin' Up!

Next I die cut an oval using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to create a wintery scene. 

I took a piece of torn paper and created a mask to create the winter sky.  I just blended a couple of colours of ink together.  I then moved the mask to create little snow banks and I just inked very lightly.

I then placed the mask back where I had inked and stamped the trees using black ink.


I also wanted to create a focal point to my card and I can't have Christmas without a bit of sparkle so I stamped the fir tree using versamark ink and added some copper embossing powder and heat set this.


Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by the Design Team over on the Daring Cardmakers Blog and check out more lovely inspiration.

Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Don't forget the thank you cards.

Hello everyone.

For todays project I have a little thank you card. 

 I always need a stack of these ready to send for all the lovely Christmas gifts my Children receive.

Here I have used another of my favourite stamp sets called Wood Words/du Marche Bio.


I have just created a pretty design on the front by using some of the stamps from the set.

The smaller circle I used is from the Jar Of Love stamp set.  Another of my favourites.  I just needed a smaller circle to fill in the gaps.


The set also comes with matching framelits.

 I stamped and die cut the little star and added it the card to create a bit of dimension.

I love the distress look of the stamps and the matching framelits has a lovely little create die in the set.  This is great for making little treat boxes.  Or I have made a few and stored all my extra die cut pieces and embellishments for other projects.



If you like what you have seen and wish to place an order please head over to the Stampin Up Website and when making your order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.


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(available in French, English and german)





Monday, December 10, 2018

Merry Christmas Makes #11

Hello everyone.

I can't believe how many projects that I have been able to share using just one stamp and punch set from Stampin' Up.

I am having so much fun creating these projects and I love sharing them with you.

Merry Christmas Makes

Today I have a decoration to share and they are super easy to make and a great one to create with the children.


To make the medallion decoration you need a strip of designer series paper that measures 1 1/2" by 12"

You then need to score the paper at every 1/4" using your simply scored.

Next fold the strip of paper into a concertina and glue the two ends together.


You then need two die cut circles.  I used the stitched shape framelits for this.

You need to glue one to the back of the medallion and one to the front.  To do this push your medallion down in the centre which will make it flat and make sure you add plenty of glue.

I prefer wet glue for this as it allows you a bit of wriggle room to centre your die cut circle.

Don't forget your hanging cord and I decorated this one using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle.  I just love those little bulbs.



Don't forget to check out the year end close out sale HERE.  The All Is Bright Designer Series Paper which I have used on the project is on sale.  So grab yourself some festive treats.



If you like what you have seen and wish to place an order please head over to the Stampin Up Website and when making your order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.



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Friday, December 7, 2018

December Elemental Inspiration - Daring Cardmakers

Its Friday and challenge time over at Daring Cardmakers.

Its the first Friday of the month which means its an Elemental Inspiration challenge.

Christmas is getting closer and hopefully we will be putting our Christmas tree up at the weekend.


Such a lovely festive picture and remember to choose at least 3 elements to include on your creation.

I picked the Christmas tree, snowflakes (from the tree decorations), a ribbon bow and some of the colours.


I had to have the tree as my main focus and I decided to try something new.  I am not to sure what the correct name is but I wanted to create a spotlight or halo effect around my tree.  I decided to ink around the edges and gradually make the ink lighter as it reaches the centre of the card using a blending tool.

I then stamped some snowflakes around the edge in blue and brown.  I also heat embossed some others in white and lightly rubbed my versamark pad along the edge and added more white embossing powder.  In some places the embossing powder stuck to the coloured ink but I actually like the effect it gave.

I also splattered the card with some pearl ink and added a few sequins.

I finished my card with a tiny bow to dress the tree.

Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the Daring Cardmakers Blog for more lovely inspiration from the Design team.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Merry Christmas Makes #10

Here I am with another project to share.  This time I have the very easy mini pizza style boxes which the workshop group used for the Merry Christmas Makes Workshop I held.

Merry Christmas Makes

These little boxes are great if you are not a fan of making your own.  They just pop together so easy and are ready to be decorated.

The stamp onto lovely.  So I decided to stamp the cute string of Christmas lights all around the sides of the box.

I then decorated the lid using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle.

The boxes are great for holding a little treat and are perfect for making 3"x 3" cards.

If you like what you have seen and wish to place an order please head over to the Stampin Up Website and when making your order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today.


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Monday, December 3, 2018

Merry Christmas Makes #9

Finally we are in December and Christmas is just a few short weeks away.

I hope you are having fun Christmas shopping and starting to decorate your homes.  We don't usually decorate until after my sons birthday so I am busy preparing for that as well.

Merry Christmas Makes

Today I have lots of cards to show you.  Last week I held a Merry Christmas Makes Workshop and people came along and we made 5 cards, a box and a hanging decoration.

So today I thought I would share the cards that I made as samples.


The cards were made using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle along with the matching All Is Bright designer series paper.



I have 3 samples to show you.


There were super fun and really easy to make.

The aim of the workshop was to complete all the projects in a short period of time.  I wanted to show you that you don't need much on a card to make it beautiful.



All these cards have a little piece of designer series paper, a bit of stamping, some heat embossing and a small amount a punching.

If you like what you have seen and wish to place an order please head over to the Stampin Up Website and when making your order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by again on Wednesday as I will be sharing the boxes that were made.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Bags and Boxes

Its challenge time at Daring Cardmakers.  

We have another fun challenge for you this week.  We want to see your bags or boxes.  It doesn't have to be for Christmas.

I am starting to worry as my last two projects have not been Christmassy and I love this time for year for crafting.

For this weeks challenge I have used a die from Spellbinders to make the box.  I have had this die for ages and thought I would try it out.


It was super easy to put together.  I just added a little stamping around the sides and added a little bloom to the top using a Fiskars punch.


These would look just as pretty in Christmas colours for your table or just as little gift boxes.


To make the flower I punched out 5 flowers and inked up the edges.  I then spritzed them with water and scrunched the petals up.  I waited for them to dry before I glued them together.  I then added a little enamel dot to the centre.


Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by the Daring Cardmakers Blog for more lovely inspiration from the Design Team.

Come and join in the fun and we can't wait to see what you create.