Friday, November 16, 2018

Step Away From The Cards

Its time for another festive challenge from Daring Cardmakers and to step away from the cards.

This weeks challenge to is to make tags or toppers to decorate your gifts and it doesn't have to be for Christmas.  But I love Christmas so I have made some festive tags.

To make the tags I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up!  I cut out two to form the base of my tag. One to decorate and one to write on the recipients name.

Next I decorated the tag using the Making Christmas Bright stamp set also from Stampin' Up!
I then punched a hole through both layers and added a piece of twine so you can attach it to your gift.

A very quick and easy tag if you have lots of parcels to wrap.

Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by the Daring Cardmakers Blog to see how the Design Team were inspired.  I hope you can join in.

Have a lovely weekend.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Flurry of Snowflakes

Hello everyone.

I am keeping with a bit of Christmas theme this week and sharing a project I have made using a stamp set from the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue. 

I have made two cards.  One is very traditional with red and green and the other I have used highland heather and balmy blue with silver.

To create the card I started with a square of white card stock and stamped the snowflakes from the Snowflake Sentiments set in real red and garden green.  I waited for this to dry and then I stamped and heat embossed some of the snow flakes in gold.


I then finished the card with a greeting also heat embossed in gold.


Here is the same card but with silver embossing powder and highland heather and balmy blue ink.





I am not sure which one I like the best as the gold one has a lovely traditional feel and the silver card feels all frosty and cold.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a lovely day.

Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.


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Monday, November 12, 2018

Merry Christmas Makes #6

Hello everyone.

Its project number 6 today and we are getting closer to Christmas.

Merry Christmas Makes

For this weeks card I have a rainbow of Christmas lights.

As a child I will always remember my Dad having to check all the blubs on the Christmas lights as every year they would never work.

I do love the vintage style lights.


To make the card I started with a piece of white card stock and layered this onto some real red card stock and allowed a little border.

Next I stamped out the light bulb with the star inside from the Making Christmas Bright Bundle using lots of different colours of ink.

To make the bulbs look glossy I stamped straight over the top using versamark and added a couple of layers of clear embossing powder.  Or you could use some glossy accents.

Doing this will darken the colour of your stamped image.


I then stamped out and heat embossed in gold the filament for the top of the bulbs.  I then attached the bulbs to my card using some dimensionals.

To finish the card I added a stamped greeting in black.

Another quick and easy card.  I love a rainbow of lights.

Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by next Monday and I will share another Merry Christmas Make with you.

Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.


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