Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Stempelglede DT - A Christmas Card


 Good morning!  I have another Christmas card to share with you today.  Just over a week to go and I still have a few more to make!  Luckily they are ones that can be delivered by hand.  I have, once again, used the stunning Vintage Christmas stamp collection from Stempelglede.  
 I have used a doohickey snowflake die to cut snowflakes from silver card and I've also used some of the offcuts from the snowflake to make little tabs on the photo image.  The silver flower is from The Ribbon Girl.
 All of the embellishments are from The Ribbon Girl except the poinsettia which I have made using a Doohickey die.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Enjoy your day.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Anything Goes

 good evening!  It is time for our last challenge of the year over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and to make it nice and easy we have chosen an 'Anything Goes' challenge.  I've used papers from MME, distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 This gorgeous little cutie is Divine Tilda from the Waiting for Christmas collection.
 The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.
 I have used a Spellbinders die to create the snowflakes from acetate covered with Diamond Dust.
 The lace, rose trim, flowers and cheesecloth are all from The Ribbon Girl.  The mistletoe leaf die and image mat die are Doohickeys from Magnolia.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Ribbon Girl DT - Anything Goes

 Good morning!  It is time for our December card challenge over at The Ribbon Girls and to make it nice and easy at this busy time of year it's an 'Anything Goes' challenge.  I've used one of the stunning photo stamps from Stempelglede's Vintage Christmas set to create another Christmas card.
 I've stamped onto Ranger's Glossy Cardstock using Coffee Archival Ink.
 The papers are from MME, distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The gorgeous rustic metal star, lace, pearl trim and cheesecloth are all from The Ribbon Girl.  All of the flowers except the dark green roses are also from The Ribbon Girl.
 The seam binding and bells are from the Ribbon Girl too.  I have stained the seam binding from white to this aged blue using Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girls.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 1 December 2014

Stempelglede DT - Vintage Christmas


 Good morning on this December morning!  I think I am in denial that it is actually December.  Where have all my advance preparations gone wrong?  I still have so much left to do before Christmas day.  One preparation I am managing to keep on top of is Christmas card making however, and here's another one using my favourite Christmas stamps from Stempelglede.  I know I say it every time but I am still so amazed every time I stamp out a photo stamp lol!
 As always I have stamped the photo stamp onto Ranger Glossy Cardstock using Coffee Archival Ink.
 The hellebore and snowflake charm are from my stash.  The lace, pearl trim and holly leaves are from The Ribbon Girl (the holly leaves come with a poinsettia flower).  Behind the image I have used the French Letter stamp from the Postcard from Paris collection.
 I recycled the silver berries from last year's Christmas crackers and the gorgeous printed ribbon is from East of India.
 The beautiful snowflakes were cut with a Doohickey die - my favourite snowflake die!  I've added small gems the centres for some Christmas sparkle.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only DT - Christmas

 Good morning!  The last day of November already, have you got your advent calendars ready for tomorrow?  It is time for our Magnolia Only challenge at The Ribbon Girl and this week our theme is 'Christmas'.
 I have used two stamps from the Waiting for Christmas Collection: Little Santa and Christmas Delivery.  I have painted them both with Distress Ink Pads.  Santa has been cut out and popped onto the sleigh with foam pads for extra dimension.  He has gold leaf buttons too!
 The tag was cut with a Doohickey die and the text is also from the new collection, stamped with Duo Embellishing Adhesive and then gold leaf.
 The lettering has been done with the same technique and attached to some candy stripe button twine from The Ribbon Girl.
 The berries are also from The Ribbon Girl and the holly leaves were cut with a Doohickey die.
 The saddlestitch ribbon, diamante tree charm and diamante trim are all from The Ribbon Girl.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning cards.  Thanks for looking! x

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Magnolila-licious Challenge DT - Anything Goes

 Good morning!  Eeeek!  Exactly one month until Christmas, I'm getting excited now lol.  I'm really like a big kid when it comes to Christmas.  I love everything about it.  Choosing gifts, wrapping them, putting up the tree, making delicious food, singing carols, log fires, it is all just so magical!  Today is also the start of a new challenge theme over at Magnolia-licious and this fortnight our theme is 'Anything Goes'.  Nice and easy but given the time of year and my severe shortage of Christmas cards I had to ink up this cutie from the new collection and make another Christmas card.  The papers are from MME and I have added a lot of Shabby White Frantage to them and around the image.
 So, this little cutie is Christmas Candle Tilda.  I love her coat with the little hearts around the hem - so sweet!  I have painted her with Distress Ink pads and added a show shower with a white gel pen.
 Lots of Shabby White Frantage in around the image mat to frame the scene.
 The doily die cut was cut with a Prima die and I have added gold leaf to it here and there for a luxurious look.
 The flowers, berries, lace and seam binding are all from The Ribbon Girl and the little white bells are from my stash.
 I have added gold glimmer mist to the seam binding to give it a distress vintage look.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious Challenge.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.

As always Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a special prize from the Magnolia-licious store for the lucky winner.  Thanks for looking. x

Monday, 17 November 2014

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Holly and Bells

 Good evening!  It is time for a new challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and our theme for this fortnight is 'Holly and Bells'.  I am so in love with this Santa die cut from the Magnolia Doohickey Vol 2 kit.  I keep saying I'm going to make all of my children's Christmas cards to give out at school with it but haven't got around to it yet.  I have used papers with holly on from MME to start off the Holly and Bells theme.
 Santa has been popped onto 3D pads for extra dimension and sits on a base of kraft cardstock which I have stamped with a Magnolia Christmas text stamp from a few years ago.
 Following my amazingly talented friend Debbie's tutorial I have used gold leaf on the text.  It looks incredible!
 The holly leaves were cut with another die from the Vol 2 kit.  The berries and pine cone are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The cheesecloth and the double diamante trim are also from The Ribbon Girl.  I have stained the diamante trim with Walnut Stain Alcohol Ink to age it.
 I also added some vintage bells from The Ribbon Girl with some twine from my stash.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges.  Pop over to the blog where you'll find more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies.  Thanks for looking! x