Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to wish all my followers and readers of my Blog a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you for making my year full of crafty fun and I look forward to seeing you all in 2018.


Friday, December 22, 2017

Anything Else For Christmas

Hello Everyone.
Eek we are very excited in this house.  Its the last day of school before Christmas.  Is everyone ready for Father Christmas?  I know I will have forgotten something so its a good job the shops here in France are open Christmas Eve morning just in case.
As its Friday its challenge time at Daring Cardmakers.  This is the last challenge for the year and we will return on January 12th with lots more inspiration.
So this weeks challenge is "Anything Else For Christmas" 
We've shared  cards, boxes and tags, so this week lets see what else we make, or arrange for Christmas.  Share your sewing projects, Handmade Decorations, Table centres, Crackers, Other home d├ęcor
I made these sweet little gingerbread houses using a die and stamp set from Stampin Up called Home Sweet Home.

I die cut and stamped what I needed to make these little houses and then started to assemble them.  I made a few to sell at my daughters school Christmas fete and I filled them with mini chocolate father Christmas.  I made them so the roof opened and you could also hang them in the tree.
I can't wait to see what you make and please stop by the Design Team blogs over at Daring Cardmakers.
And finally have a very merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Celebrate The New Year

Hello Crafters.
As we are about to enter the New Year I thought I would make a card to celebrate.
I think I am just about done with Christmas and I am actually looking forward to making other types of cards in 2018. 
I recently bought a fabulous Alphabet die set from Spellbinders and wanted to make good use of it.
So I decided to make the greeting the focal point of my card and cut the letters from gold glitter card.

I cut a square piece of white card stock using the 6X6 matting basics from Spellbinders.  I then die cut some stars out of the square using the star dies from the Galaxy Card Kit and added a square of the designer paper from the kit to the back.  I then added my letters to the front and added a few enamel dots.

I then used the swirl dies from the Galaxy Card Kit and cut these in half and added them around the edge.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bubbly Funk Through The Letter Box

Hello All,
Today I am sharing my little thank you box which I created using the contents of the "Seeing Stars" box from Bubbly Funk.
I wanted to create something for your party tables as a thank you to your guests or just to say thank you for that special gift.

I made a little box from gold mirror card and added some of the die cut gold stars and this lovely ribbon from the "Seeing Stars" kit.  This ribbon is lovely.  Its sort of a two tone ribbon in gold and silver. 

I then used a couple of die cuts from my own crafty stash as all the kits from Bubbly Funk work great with what you already have.

I used the Shapeabilities Simply Said Phrase Two die set from Spellbinders for the thank you.  I cut this out several times from white card stock and glued them all together and then cut a final one from glitter card stock.  For the little frame I used a die from Galaxy Card Kit also from Spellbinders.  I cut this from silver mirror card.
Thanks for stopping by and please check out the blog at Bubbly Funk to see more beautiful ideas from the Design team.

Tags With My Stash

Hello Bloggers and Crafters.
A few weeks ago I went to a tag making class and when I came home I was feely very inspired.  I had a rummage through my craft stash to see what I had to make something similar.  So I got out my Spellbinder Dies to see what I could make.

I started with a kraft coloured tag and I added some white ink around the edges and to the bottom to look like snow.  I then stamped some trees in the background.
I used this beautiful die from Sharyn Sowell at Spellbinders called Fa La La.  I cut this from black card stock and added this to the bottom of the tag. 

I then stamped the greeting at the top in black which is also from Spellbinders.  I then watered down some liquid pearls and flicked this all over the tag to look like falling snow.

I also added a few sequins and the little hope ticket was from Novembers Through The Letter Box from Bubbly Funk.  I had the little pine cone in my stash so I just added a little white ink to it.
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the website over at Spellbinders for more details about the die and stamp I have used.

Friday, December 15, 2017

The Special Cards

Good Morning.
Its back to cards this week over at Daring Cardmakers.  This time the challenge is to make a special card for that important person in our lives.
My daughter loves emoji's so I had to make a special card for her.
I decided to make a Christmas emoji tree.

To make my tree I used the Die D-Lites Emojis from Spellbinders.  I cut the faces from gold glitter and mirror card and the backgrounds and features from a mixture of festive card stock.

I then arranged them to look like a tree.  I also added a star to the top which was a die cut from Lets Party Shinnng Star from Spellbinders.

I also included a bow from Die D-Lites Candy Cane Set and the sentiment is from the Die D-Lites Ho Ho Ho set and both are available from Spellbinders.
I love how lots of different sets all work together on one card.

I then made the background simple by just adding some spotty paper in festive colours.
A fun card for any age.
Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by the Design Team blogs for more lovely inspiration.
All the dies I have used today can be found over at Spellbinders.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Good Afternoon.
Well after my French lesson this morning my brain has gone to mush so what better way to relax but to craft.  Even with your toddler trying to help.  So I made another card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
This time I used some of my favourite stamps and dies from Paper Sweeties called Coffee, yes please.
I made my coffee cups look festive by using lots of red with a bit of candy cane stripe thrown in and some woolly knit.
A warm and cosy card perfect for Christmas or even a birthday.

I was also inspired by the lovely inspiration over at Paper Sweeties.
So I created a row of cups and picked out some papers to match the stockings.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the fun and inspiration over at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Happy Birthday

Morning All.

We celebrated my little boys birthday last week and we had a galaxy theme so I just wanted to share the card I made using Spellbinders Galaxy Card Kit Of The Month.

I loved this club kit and you get enough supplies to make 10 cards.
If you want to see my previous post which includes the contents and a photo of another project please click HERE.
I used some of the designer paper and dies from the Kit.  The Kit also works great with other dies and stamps that you may already have.


I cut the stars from gold and blue card stock and also used some of the designer paper from the Club Kit.  I also used a stamp and die set from Debi Adams at Spellbinders called Count The Stars from the Little Red Wagon Collection.  I stamped the sentiment from black ink and die cut the number three in gold from the set.
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the website over at Spellbinders for details of the dies, stamps and kit I have used on todays project.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Bubbly Funk Through The Letter Box

Hello All,
WOW what a stunning box of goodies in this months Bubbly Funk Through The Letter Box.
Its full of sparkle and stars.  Two of my favourite things to craft with.
Here is the contents of Decembers Box.
Lots and lots of sparkle.

We have two sheets of glitter letters. die cut stars and a star stencil and some washi tape.

Lots of ribbon and trim.

This bag contains some tags, wooden stars and some plastic stars.

Some beautiful fabric and look at that lovely silver trim.

And finally your surprise bag and of course I enjoyed my cup of tea.
So for this weeks project I wanted to make use of the tags.  Since I attended a tag making class I wanted to put what I had learnt to good use.

First of all I inked up the tag to look like a night sky.  I started in the centre using a light blue then blended in a dark blue and around the edges I used a black.

I  used the stencil from the kit and some white ink to make the stars using a sponge dauber.
I also watered down some liquid pearls and splattered that all over my tag using a tooth brush.  I got in a bit of mess doing this as it flicked every where.  This gave my tag even more shimmer.

In the kit you will also find these lovely die cut glitter stars which are in different sizes.  So I added these to my tag along with some of the sparkle trim.  Which I have to say is my favourite and I have used it on other projects which I will share throughout December.
For my greeting I used a die from Spellbinders called Make A Wish and I cut this from several pieces of white card and blue glitter card and stuck them all together to add a bit of dimension.
 To finish my tag I added some of the ribbon and one of the star charms from the kit.
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out Bubbly Funk for details of Decembers Through The Letter Box.  Also please stop by the BLOG for more wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.


Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Good Afternoon.

Do you like coffee, tea and hot chocolate?  Then you must check out the The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Winter Blog Hop.  A wonderful blog hop to share your hot beverage creations.
I created my coffee creation using a die from Spellbinders called Hipster One.
It has these cute little coffee to go cups which includes the little sleeve so you don't burn your hands.

I created my card to look like a coffee cup Christmas tree and added a few Christmas themed papers to my cups with a bit of paper piecing.

I then added a die cut star to the top and a ribbon to the bottom, both cut from red glitter card.

I  added a die cut circle to mount my cups on to using the Nestabilities Celebrations Pierced Circles from Spellbinders.

Please stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for more lovely coffee inspired creations.
Have a great weekend.

Step Away From The Cards

Morning Crafters.
How are you doing with your Christmas crafting? 
We are giving you a helping hand over at Daring Cardmakers this week.  This weeks challenge is to step away from the cards and make tags or labels for your gifts.
As a previous challenge was to decorate a bag or box I wanted my tags to match my gift bags.
So I used a similar design on my tags.

To make them I cut out a tag shape and ran this through my Spellbinders Platinum machine using an embossing folder called Horse Hair by Tammy Tutterow.  I then added a little white ink to the edges.

I then used the Die D-Lies Candy Cane and cut this from white and red glitter card stock.  I also used the little bow that comes in the set and cut this from red mirror card.
For the greeting I used the Die D-Lies Ho Ho Ho Holiday Set and cut this from black mirror card.

I then went on to create a couple more tags and just mixed up the designs using the same 2 die sets.

Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the Design Team Blogs over at Daring Cardmakers to see more lovely inspiration.