Thursday, 24 November 2011

It's a wrap!! part 2

Hi all, hope you are all getting used to this colder weather! Well today I made a start on the homemade christmas paper I want to make. For this paper I am using brown parcel paper from WHSmith. The snowflake stamps are from Wildrose studios and are stamped in Versafine ink in Vintage sepia.It's always good to start stamping with your largest stamp and then use the smaller ones to fill in the gaps.

You can see I am using four different sized snowflakes for my paper. These are the same stamps I used on the tags in my last post.

And to finish I used one of my handmade tags and I have made some Tim Holtz rosettes to use instead of parcel bows. Hope you like these. I am going to be doing some more of the same design but this time I am going to change the colour ink to Crimson Red.

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Friday, 11 November 2011

It's a wrap!!

Well with christmas fast approaching I decided it was time I got myself organised, I need to make a start on making my christmas cards and I also decided that this year I would make all my own wrapping paper and gift tags. Tonight I decided to start on the gift tags. For the tags I have used Ivory Southfield Super Smooth card, Kraft Cardstock, Snowflake stamps by Wild rose Studios, Vintage sepia Versafine Ink pad and some Brown stripe bakers twine and some gold bells.Firstly I punched some circles of Ivory card with a 13/4 " circle punch and then stamped a medium snowflake with Brown ink. Then I punched some 2" scallop circles out of Kraft Cardstock and then matted them together. Then with a tag shape die I cut the tags out of Ivory super smooth card and stamped the greeting and small snowflakes on them. I then mounted the matted snowflake circles onto the tag with 3D foam pads. To finish I tied a bell onto the card with a piece of bakers twine.

And here are the finished Items, of course I still have many more to make lol, but at least I have made a start on this mamouth task!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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Friday, 4 November 2011

Another Christmas card

Good afternoon everyone, I have finally managed to get blogger to upload some photos, I have been trying to post them for an hour and for some reason it just wasn't working. I think there might have been Gremlins in the system lol. Anyway here is a card I made last night. The stamp is a magnolia stamp and it is called Tilda with fir tree. I coloured the image with Pro markers and it is mounted to the card with 3D foam pads.

The flowers are a mixture of silk, paper and resin flowers and I have edged them with clear stickles Glitter glue to make them sparkle. I have also used stickles around the sentiment and on Tildas tree, although the camera doesn't really show the sparkle that well. I hope you like this little card and hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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