Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Tuesdays Christmas card !!!



This card is a over the top take on yesterdays .
just to show what else you can do by adding a few extra bits, and adding a bit of colour.
same as yesterday embossed black card cut out holly motif and border this time, i also left the dies over the card when i cut them out and added some antique linen ink to them just to give a slight highlight.

with the bits that you pop out of the motif i had cut it out using green card and added some micro beads on them from a previous card. so i inserted them behind the motif this time just to add a bit of texture,

i added the holly border at the bottom, made a bow in red and added a heart dazzler to it,

Did two peel off borders around the edge in gold and added some gems to the corners and on the holly motif ,and last but not least my faux pearls on the embossed black card and around the edge. 
i stamped the sentiment in the middle of the motif and went over it in a black embossing powder,

i finished the card off by spraying some gold glitter spray (crafters companion) is were the spray is from.

hope you like this second take of the same card style
i like both styles what do you think

as aways leave your comments all will be posted good or bad 

see you all wednesday!!

ttfn xxx

Monday, 8 October 2012

Monday morning and time for another Christmas card!!!




As I said on Saturday a card which uses only 2 dies and an embossing folder.

I like this card as it was so quick and simple to make plus i think it looks quiet elegant and stylish, this card is for the person that doesn't like over the top and im sure we all have some of them in our families.

so blank card to start im using kanban blank cards just in case you did want to know what cards i use.

i got a milk coloured card and embossed it in one of my folders, I picked this one as i could put my faux dots over it.

i cut out a holly motif die and a little oval die for my sentiment,
i inked the oval die while still in the die in a antique walnut ink.
i placed the cut shapes in the centre of my milk card  and before sticking the card down i added a bow at the bottom, i finished the bow off with a dazzlers gem, i added a silver border peel off around my milk card and 4 little dazzlers on each corner added my faux pearls on the milk card and around the edge of the card and that was it .....finished

a simple but elegant Christmas to which i think anyone would be happy to receive...

what do you think?

comments are welcome...

see you all tomorrow 

ttfn xxx



Saturday, 6 October 2012



As promised a card using my new spellbinder die shapes,
in this set you get the stocking and Santa hat and a candy cane stick,

so my first card was to use the stocking,and i must say i love it.You can decorate the stocking in so many ways,

Blank card to start, 

I firstly cut out my three stockings, with them all left in the die after embossing i ran over the die with my watermark versa mark pad,i made sure i got all the raised embossed bits.
I then took the die of and sprinkled each shape with white embossing powder, Then i decided i wanted the white bits glittered so with a quickie glue pen,i went over all the white embossed bits,I let the glue get tacky then sprinkled some glitter over i did not do the snowflakes,
I then cut out some mirror board and black card as matts.
I found some dinky pegs in my stash of bits and made a washing line from one side of the card to the other using twine i stuck my pegs in place. i didnt really like the pegs on show so i cut out a decorative rectangle shape to cover them.i stuck the card down onto the pegs. I then found a lovely label die and cut that out in black and stuck a sentiment peel off on to it.
i finished off by putting a holly border christmas peel off around the edge and again my faux glue dots using cosmic shimmer silver, last but not least i went over the whole card with my silver glitter spray 








a simple but nice christmas card which was quick and easy to make 

tomorrow there wont be a post so i will be back on Monday  with yes another Christmas card. a very simple but stylish one, using one embossing folder and two dies

so this will be one everyone can replicate.



please leave a comment always nice to see whose looking at the cards,

but for know folks 

ttfn xxxx

Friday, 5 October 2012

day 3 of the xmas card designs




Good morning to you all, I think its starting to feel a bit frosty now in the mornings in Scotland  so i decided i would show you my frosty looking card, 

this was a card. i tweaked and tweaked and still didn't know were i was going, one of those cards that takes all day to make.

i was fairly happy with the end result and i hope you feel the same.



as always i started with a 8x8 card blank and picked a blue icy looking card from my co-ordinations Christmas pad.this one has snowflakes on so i sanded it a bit just so they came out of the card a little. 
I used a white card and stamped my background onto it this time using a black ink (archival) and before it dried i went over with my ultra thick embossing powder to give a high gloss finish to it. i cut out off black card a elongated flag shape.
i then cut out 2 borders and placed them each side of my embossed card, I then mounted all of that on to my blue card using foam pads to give dimension.
i stamped my sentiment and did my usual faux gems using the blue and silver coloured cosmic shimmer glue.
that was what i thought was the end of the card, then a few hours later i looked at it and thought no its not finished. I reached for my Christmas peel off s and found some melting snow shimmery ones so i added them to the top and bottom of my card were i had embossed. Then added a bow in the similar blue card and that then i thought was finished....

Again a few hours later i still wasn't happy so reached again for the peel offs, this time i used 2 bells again in the shimmery style i mounted them on black card and cut around this time i added them to the bottom corners, i was nearly happy!!!

I went back to my cosmic shimmer glues and decided to place little dots on my embossed card at the end off every swirl and in a few of the snowflakes,
i then just added a dazzlers button to my bow and i was finally happy with the card.....

it was a labour of love ... i have never gone back to card so many times in one day i must have been mad. but you know when something is not right. i feel this has to be one of the most expensive card i have made if you add the materials and time used to create it. but that's what a hand crafted card is all about, and thats the difference between hand-crafted and home-made cards.!!!

i hope you like it and if you do please leave a comment, again i would love to hear your views and comments good or bad!! 

just to mention i have brought some new Christmas dies and i cant wait to use them so make sure you tune in tomorrow as i will be using one of them, i havent even seen sue wilson use these yet, soooooo make sure you come back to see the card.
exciting stuff!!!
so thats it for today take care folks

and 


ttfn xxx




Thursday, 4 October 2012

Day 2 Christmas!

Good morning as promised another Christmas card, I know I said I would not use a lot of spellbinders dies but I think this one is cute, I really didn't have any idea were this card was going when i picked the window die but i think the end result is a cute Christmas card, What do you think?




I started with a blank card and trimmed down some milk coloured card,i then cut out my window on the same card and matted it on green co-ordinations Christmas card, I cut out a holly border again using my spellbinders and mounted all on my card,
i stood looking at the card and wondered what else i could do to make it christmassy, so i reached for my trusted peel off's.I stuck two bells on to some green card and cut them out placed them on the window,added a bow to match, I did my usual faux pearls around the edge and on the border, added the sentiment let it snow and i did spray some glitter over the whole card to give it a shimmer but in the picture you cant see it,
I was happy with the end result and my windows do still open , This card is plain and simple and not over the top. 

What do you think i would love to hear your views ?

Please also pop along to my shop click the link and see which special guest has been in contact with me

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to see were I get inspiration from

another card tomorrow what will it be?


take care folks happy crafting and 

ttfn xxxx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

wow christmas is coming

hi Christmas is around the corner so there's no better time to start making our Christmas cards
I have so much fun doing these i will be posting one a day over the next week
please feel free to leave comments likes and dislikes
I haven't been using  a lot of spell binder dies in these as I know alot of you haven't got them in fact some of the cards don't use any die so im sure you will be able to replicate them.


This is the first one of many to come , I started with a blank card and used aged mahogany distress ink around the edge,i then took a black piece of card and cut it to size using it as a matt, I chose a piece of Christmas co-ordinations card in red/mahogany and in using my sanding block rubbed over the embossing on it, This card is lovely it has lots of ready embossed christmas themes on it so no need for a embossing machine, i mounted that then on my black card.
i have a stamp  which is from just so stamps which i stamped onto black card using versa mark and embossed over it in white embossing powder, i then did my sentiment in the same way.
i mounted that then onto another piece of black card, i then had some peels off's and stuck those onto black card and cut around them, i placed the baubles over lapping each other at the top with a small bow and the tree on the bottom corner, i finished the card off by adding a few gems were i had stamped my sentiment added a bow and as always comic shimmer pearl glue around the edge to make faux pearls,

i hope you like the card as much as i have like making it,
any questions feel free to leave it 

more tomorrow so for now folks 

ttfn xx





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