Archive for ‘Hand-stamped’

November 6, 2021

A classy Christmas …

Hi there and welcome.

We’re in November now, meaning it’s just a few short weeks to Christmas, and I’m delighted to be setting the challenges this month over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  The first challenge of the month is always a sketch …

I don’t know about you, but I like to start early with my Christmas preparations, which means a good clean out of every room in the house, including my craft room. In my tidying spree, I found these pretty papers I forgot I had, and decided that they should finally fulfil their purpose and adorn a card …

Putting the patterned papers together was easy, then it was a hard job (for me) to decide on the embellishments!  I auditioned a few different options before deciding on a die cut reindeer in real red card, teamed with small punched hearts in very vanilla.

I hand-stamped a sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas by Stampin Up on very vanilla card, and hand-cut flag ends, before popping up on some fun foam.

There’s lots of pretty glitter embedded in the papers, which gives a sparkly Christmas vibe.  I showed the card to my husband and his first word was “classy” – I was happy with that!

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we would love to see what you come up with for this challenge.

Enjoy your weekend

October 16, 2021

Snowglobe Christmas shaker card

Hi and welcome.

There’s lots of wonderful inspiration over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, where this week the theme is snowglobes. I had so many ideas going round my head for this challenge it was hard to pin it down to just one!  In the end, I used the September craft box by Sizzix to make a snowglobe shaker card…

I chose pool party and real red by Stampin’ Up for the colour scheme, with a little sahara sand on the reindeer from the Folk Christmas set by Sizzix.

I cut the holly out in whisper white card, then put the die cuts back into the piece of card so I could  quickly colour over the area with stampin’ write marker pens in the same colours.

I added the white shaker bits, also from the September craft box, and a little silver glass glitter too. I only wish I’d added some more but was a bit worried about putting too much in – I guess you can never have too much bling!  I did, however, take advice from Jennifer McGuire and adhered a few of the snowflakes to the card background so they were still visible when the rest of the shaker bits fall to the bottom.

The base of the snowglobe is from the Captured Memories stamp set by Cardio Stamps, stamped in real red ink on real red card, with clear embossing powder over top.

Finally, a hand-tied red satin ribbon, adhered with a glue dot, completed the card.

It was a bit difficult to photograph well with the reflections on the snow dome, but it looks so pretty in real life and is fun to play with!

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – we would love to see you there.

Have a wonderful weekend

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