Tuesday, 11 December 2018

More Pillow Boxes!

I needed a couple more boxes for some smaller gifts so cut some more pillow boxes with my Silhouette machine.

Cut the first one in Kraft card and added the white band, which I die cut using an older Memory Box die, I thought they looked a bit like snowflakes.  Added some pearls and the red gingham ribbon before adding the tag with added snowflakes.

For this second box I have used some stiff patterned paper for the base and have added a peach band and some layered up glittery snowflakes.

That's  most of my presents bought and wrapped now and my cards are all but finished.  I really need to decorate the house now but we are busy painting the hall so it will have to wait for a few more days.

I am adding these boxes to the current challenge at Simon Says Wednesday blog.


Sunday, 9 December 2018

Sorry the Snowflakes are back!!!!

I have definitely had a theme running through my cards this year SNOWFLAKES lol!!! Here are a couple more cards this time in a non traditional colour scheme.  Love this pink glitter paper and have cut lots of snowflakes in it.  This first CAS card uses Simon Says dies, Stitched Squares, Holiday Frames and Rina snowflake. 

For this second card (a revamp of  this card)  I stamped and embossed in white the SSS Kaleidoscope background onto water colour paper. Then coloured with Zig Brush markers in pastel colours. I then added my sparkly layered snowflake and the SSS Holiday Frame die cut in a shimmery cream card.  Then just added the sequins.  Loved making these in the pinks gives such a great look!

I shall add both these cards to the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge "Die Cuts". 

Have a great Sunday.


Saturday, 8 December 2018

Matching card and Tag!

 I have decided this year to wrap all my Christmas presents in brown paper with string as it is recyclable and most shop bought paper isn't.  This is my first parcel wrapped and stamped in white with a few snowflakes. I then wanted to make a matching tag and card to brighten up the gift.  I stamped and embossed in white some older snowflake stamps from Hero Arts, then inked up with distress inks.  then added a few spots of sparkly stickles and some sparkly Simon Says Snowflakes.  The sentiment is computer generated.

A close up , its very sparkly in real life!!

I actually made two tags on the second I added the die cut of the winter village, (not sure who makes this)

The card is just a larger version of the tag, and its very sparkly!

I shall add these to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and the Simon Says Flickr Challenge.

Have a great weekend.


Friday, 7 December 2018

Gift Boxes!

Now my Christmas cards are all but finished I needed to make some little gift boxes, the pillow box is such an easy make and you can jazz it up in so many ways.  The box was cut using my Silhouette machine and some Kraft card.  I then used the older Hero Arts stamp "Winter Town to create the stamped panel, also adding the village die cut.  Also stamped the tag and added a Simon Says snowflake and some bells and string to finish.

I shall add this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Wrap it up".  Had fun with this so am off to make a few more.

Have a great weekend.


Monday, 3 December 2018

Its a Blue Christmas !!

Yesterday I made a couple more Christmas cards and they don't have snowflakes on them lol!  Got a bit of a blue theme going on though!  For this first card I used the Simon Says "Kaleidoscope Background" stamp embossed in white on water colour paper.  This certainly is a versatile stamp and can be used all year round.  I lightly water coloured with Zig markers leaving the bottom corner.  I then added some Poinsettias that I have stamped and embossed onto vellum and fussy cut before layering up.  This stamp is from the  Simon Says "Winter Flowers" set.

My second card is very simple, The dies and stamps are all by Simon Says, just embossed the tree in gold and added some pearls.

Adding these cards to the "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Have a great week


Saturday, 1 December 2018

And even more Snowflakes!!!

And yet more snowflake cards, these dies from Simon Says just keep giving and I love the effects you can get by layering them up. Snowflakes are definitely my theme for this Christmas lol!
This card was really simple, I just used a piece of gold foiled patterned paper for the background and added this gold and white layered snowflake.  The sentiment is computer generated.

I was really pleased with this card so decided to rejig it a little and came up with this design. Wrapped some gold ribbon on the base Navy card and added the snowflake and then added the Simon Says Holiday Frame die cut over the top.  This is quite a thick card so definitely one to hand deliver rather than post !

I shall be adding both these cards to the Simon Says Flickr group challenge and the Wednesday Challenge.

Its a wet and windy day in Dorset so I am hoping to spend lots of time crafting.  Have a great weekend.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Lots of Snowflakes!!

As predicted my DD visited this weekend and raided my Christmas card box so I need to make lots more LOL!!

 I did lots of die cutting last week, mainly snowflakes so have made these two cards. This first one uses and older Hero Arts Background stamp called "Merry Background"  I stamped this in white on Kraft card for the vintage looking strip then added the sentiment cut from the SSS "Holiday Frames" die.  I then added the layered snowflakes.

For my second card I wanted a bit more bling so stamped and embossed in silver the "Kaleidoscope Background" from Simon Says Stamp, then die cut with the "Stitched Square Die" adding the Glittery Snowflakes layered onto a square of white card.

I am adding these cards to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Baby its cold outside" and also the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge "Christmas cards".

Have a great week


Friday, 23 November 2018

Winter Town

I dug out an old favourite stamp from Hero Arts to make these two cards, love this "Winter Town" stamp.  For my first card I have made a Shaker using the "Holiday Frames" die from Simon Says, then just added a couple of snowflakes.  Always love to make a shaker , particularly at Christmas.

For the second card I added some Nuvo paste with my SSS "Falling Snow" stencil and have also layered the image up on  card embossed with more snow. 

Two Christmassy scenes for the "Baby its Cold Outside " Wednesday challenge at Simon Says.

Have a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American followers!


Monday, 19 November 2018

Festive Trees!

Another Christmas card for my box, I am gradually getting there, although my DD is visiting this weekend so I am sure my stash will be depleted lol!
I used the festive trees stamps from Simon Says for this CAS card, gold embossed the tree and then coloured with Zig Markers then I fussy cut it and used pop dots to give the card dimension. For the background base I used the falling snow stencil also from Simon Says and some Nuvo glimmer paste. Adhered the tree then added lots of sparkly gems!

I shall add this card to both the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "All that glitters is gold" and the SSS Flickr Group Challenge "Lets Colour"

Have a great week

Friday, 16 November 2018

A Sprinkle of Gold!

Just a quick post today with another Christmas card for my box, this time just made using Die cuts.  Both the Snowflakes and Sentiment are by Simon Says Stamp. A very simple white card with a touch of glittery gold.
I decided to highlight the sentiment by adding to the edge of the card.

I shall add this card to the current Simon Says Wednesday challenge "All that glitters is gold".

Its a misty murky day here in Dorset, time to snuggle by the fire with a book I think!!