Eek we are very excited in this house. Its the last day of school before Christmas. Is everyone ready for Father Christmas? I know I will have forgotten something so its a good job the shops here in France are open Christmas Eve morning just in case.
As its Friday its challenge time at Daring Cardmakers. This is the last challenge for the year and we will return on January 12th with lots more inspiration.
So this weeks challenge is "Anything Else For Christmas"
We've shared cards, boxes and tags, so this week lets see what else we make, or arrange for Christmas. Share your sewing projects, Handmade Decorations, Table centres, Crackers, Other home décor
I made these sweet little gingerbread houses using a die and stamp set from Stampin Up called Home Sweet Home.
I die cut and stamped what I needed to make these little houses and then started to assemble them. I made a few to sell at my daughters school Christmas fete and I filled them with mini chocolate father Christmas. I made them so the roof opened and you could also hang them in the tree.
I can't wait to see what you make and please stop by the Design Team blogs over at Daring Cardmakers.
As we are about to enter the New Year I thought I would make a card to celebrate.
I think I am just about done with Christmas and I am actually looking forward to making other types of cards in 2018.
I recently bought a fabulous Alphabet die set from Spellbinders and wanted to make good use of it.
So I decided to make the greeting the focal point of my card and cut the letters from gold glitter card.
I cut a square piece of white card stock using the 6X6 matting basics from Spellbinders. I then die cut some stars out of the square using the star dies from the Galaxy Card Kit and added a square of the designer paper from the kit to the back. I then added my letters to the front and added a few enamel dots.
I then used the swirl dies from the Galaxy Card Kit and cut these in half and added them around the edge.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day.
Today I am sharing my little thank you box which I created using the contents of the "Seeing Stars" box from Bubbly Funk.
I wanted to create something for your party tables as a thank you to your guests or just to say thank you for that special gift.
I made a little box from gold mirror card and added some of the die cut gold stars and this lovely ribbon from the "Seeing Stars" kit. This ribbon is lovely. Its sort of a two tone ribbon in gold and silver.
I then used a couple of die cuts from my own crafty stash as all the kits from Bubbly Funk work great with what you already have.
I used the Shapeabilities Simply Said Phrase Two die set from Spellbinders for the thank you. I cut this out several times from white card stock and glued them all together and then cut a final one from glitter card stock. For the little frame I used a die from Galaxy Card Kit also from Spellbinders. I cut this from silver mirror card.
Thanks for stopping by and please check out the blog at Bubbly Funk to see more beautiful ideas from the Design team.
A few weeks ago I went to a tag making class and when I came home I was feely very inspired. I had a rummage through my craft stash to see what I had to make something similar. So I got out my Spellbinder Dies to see what I could make.
I started with a kraft coloured tag and I added some white ink around the edges and to the bottom to look like snow. I then stamped some trees in the background.
Well after my French lesson this morning my brain has gone to mush so what better way to relax but to craft. Even with your toddler trying to help. So I made another card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
This time I used some of my favourite stamps and dies from Paper Sweeties called Coffee, yes please.
I made my coffee cups look festive by using lots of red with a bit of candy cane stripe thrown in and some woolly knit.
A warm and cosy card perfect for Christmas or even a birthday.
I loved this club kit and you get enough supplies to make 10 cards.
If you want to see my previous post which includes the contents and a photo of another project please click HERE.
I used some of the designer paper and dies from the Kit. The Kit also works great with other dies and stamps that you may already have.
I cut the stars from gold and blue card stock and also used some of the designer paper from the Club Kit. I also used a stamp and die set from Debi Adams at Spellbinders called Count The Stars from the Little Red Wagon Collection. I stamped the sentiment from black ink and die cut the number three in gold from the set.
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the website over at Spellbinders for details of the dies, stamps and kit I have used on todays project.
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.