Monday, 15 October 2018
I have just got the Simon Says Stamp "Winter Flowers" stamp set and the Holiday Frames die so just had to have a play! After inking and embossing the Poinsettia in white I smooshed on some Festive Berries ink to create the background, I then added the frame die cut, next I stamped and embossed the Poinsettia again this time in gold onto white card and vellum. After fussy cutting the flowers I layered up with a pop dot and attached it to the frame. Last of all I added some sparkle with Gems and sequins.
I am adding this to two Flickr challenges, the Simon Says Flickr Group and the Love Handmade Cards Group, both of these challenges are "Anything Goes".
Have a great week
Sunday, 14 October 2018
Decided to make another gift box for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything but a card"
I used an old template that I have (not sure where it originally came from but there are loads on Pinterest ) Then after cutting out I masked up the front panel and stamped with some older snowflake stamps from Hero Arts and then embossed in white. I then rubbed over Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. Next I added some torn white embossed card for the snow. The tree is also an older Hero Arts stamp, just added the bells and bow.
Hope you are having a great weekend, its blowing a gale here so I am tucked up in my craft room playing with some new stamps and dies :0)
Thursday, 11 October 2018
Just had a fantastic fun weekend with three of my friends visiting from Surrey, we did lots of crafting and lots of sightseeing too. Love catching up with them. I decided I wanted to make a little table setting gift for them and made these gift boxes to hold a small hand cream tube. Now they have visited I can share them with you.
I used a pattern I found on Pinterest for the box bases, then I stamped and embossed in gold the "Beautiful Day" set from Altenew. For each box I cut two flowers , layering up the centre piece to create lots of dimension. I then added the lattice die cut with the flowers and lots of pearls.
As you can see the hand cream fits in a treat.
I have made these before with a Christmas theme, they are also perfect fit for a Nail Varnish, see here and here.
I am adding these to the current Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp "Anything but a card"
Looking forward to the weekend now and my son is visiting, he has just been to the Los Angeles to be a Groomsman at a friends wedding and while he was there he managed to get me some stamping goodies. So excited!!
Monday, 8 October 2018
I am starting to build up my Christmas Card stash ands had fun making this shaker card. I cut mini windows in my card with the small Stitched Square die from Simon Says. Then I stamped up and coloured these mini Santa's from Hero Arts. I then fussy cut and added them inside my windows before adding the acetate for the shaker element.
I then just added the mini snowflakes, decided not to add a sentiment as I rather like the CAS look. I shall add this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Lets get ready for Christmas!"
Its feeling really autumnal here today and I have spent the day in the garden getting it ready for winter.
Hope you have a great week