Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hometown Greetings Edgelits Frame

I finally got around to making one of these fabulous frames for myself.  Inspired by a creation by Gail Ellis.  Pretty simple really the hardest bit was finding a stockist for the lights but ended up getting them from Kmart of all places!

Here is what I have used:

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White C/S, Merry Little Christmas DSP
Tools: Big Shot, Hometown Greetings Edgelits. Dimensionals and Glue Dots
Accessories: LED String Lights, Frame (both purchased from Kmart)

(all supplies used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated)

My family were quite impressed for once!

Happy crafting,


Cookie Cutter Christmas Cards

These are some of the cards I made and sent out this holiday season.  I have cased these cards by the amazing Julie Kettlewell.

Here is what I have used:

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White C/S, Cherry Cobbler C/S, scraps of retired DSP
Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Greetings From Santa (for the star - retired),
Ink: Soft Suede
Tools: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Big Shot (with Kaisercraft die for merry), Dimensionals
(All items Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated)

These are a great design for using up those bits of DSP you have collected!  I have cut up the sentiment once stamped to insert the Merry in the middle.  Rudloph does have a red nose but it doesn't show up very well!

Only 8 more sleeps!  Thanks for popping by,


Friday, December 15, 2017

More Christmas Fun!

Hi there!  I have another fun Christmas creation for your today.  I am still not sick of creating Christmas stuff yet. 

I wanted to try out making my own night sky background.  I watched an awesome YouTube video by Wendy Cranford which you can see here.  For a first go I don't think it went too badly but my fingers will be stained for a while!

Here is what I have used:

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White C/S, Silver Foil Sheet
Stamps: SU Hearts Come Home
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Basic Black
Tools: Big Shot with Hometown Greetings Edgelits Die, Sponges, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals
Accessories:  Smoky Slate Ribbon

I masked the moon with a Post It note and sponged over that graduating the ink colours it really is just a matter of working the colours until you are happy.  Some white gel pen for snow, added some of the stars from the Edgelits set and stamped Santa and his reindeer in Basic Black.  The building layers are popped up on dimensionals to give it some pow factor!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all organised for the coming festivities!


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas Cards with Memories and More

I decided to see how many cards I could get out of a pack of Memories and More Card Pack.  These are designed for pocket scrapbooking but they make awesome cards too!  In one pack you get 92 double sided cards in 2 sizes so lots of options!  I think this is one of my favourites so far.

Here is what I have used:

Cardstock/Paper: Old Olive C/S, Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack
Accessories: Rhinestones, Stampin' Blends, Old Olive Satin Ribbon (retired)

I have used a card from the pack underneath one of the awesome acetate card overlays (of which there are 4 in the pack).  I have adhered these using glue dots strategically placed underneath the rhinestones and ribbon so you don't see them.  The rhinestones I have coloured with my Old Olive Stampin' Blends marker to make them coordinate.  I love that you can use these markers for more than just colouring images!  This card came together really quickly but I think has a bit of wow factor too. 

Hope you are doing some creating today.