Thanks for Everything

Hi Everyone

Have you all finished your Christmas shopping and preparations? I’ve been so flat-out this week, as this Sunday my girls turn 2! Three days before Christmas! It’s forever going to be a very busy time of the year in our house now!

Between getting everything organised for both their birthday and Xmas, I have managed to sneak in some crafty time to create a few more Christmas cards, but I also needed a quick thank you card for a friend, so taking a small break from all things festive, I created this card last night.

Thanks for Everything Graffiti Card

I wanted something bright and happy so I decided to create it in the same graffiti like style I used on this birthday card. Simple and quick to make, the Wet Paint set by Papertrey Ink is great for making simple cards really stand out.

Just a really quick post today, so have a great day and I will be back later with another Christmas card.

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Sweet Gingerbread Christmas

Hello Again

I’m back today with another Christmas card to share with you, and it’s another scene style one that I created using the cute Naughty or Nice? clear stamp set and matching dies by Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Sweet Christmas Gingerbread House Card

To create this cute scene, I first stamped the gingerbread house, candy canes, trees and little round mint onto some white cardstock before die cutting them all out. I then glued some cute snowflake patterned paper by Doodlebug Design Inc onto my card base, before die cutting some snowy hills from left over white cardstock.

Once I had the snowy hills sized correctly, I heat embossed my sentiment onto the snowy hill that was to go at the very front.  I then assembled all the die cut elements onto my card base. Lastly I added some pearl rhinestones to the snowflake background and brushed the little candy elements with some clear Wink of Stella. Here’s a close up so you can see the shimmer from the Wink of Stella:

Sweet Christmas Gingerbread House Card - Close Up

This stamp set is perfect for creating little winter scenes or just cute little CAS cards. I have more cards to share using this sweet set, so be on the look out for them.

Enjoy your Friday afternoon. Not long left now until the weekend!

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2014 World Card Making Day Blog Hop – WINNER!

Hi Everyone

Well it’s that time you have all been waiting for, the winner of my 2014 World Card Making Day Winner’s Blog Hop giveaway!!

Anyway I won’t keep you waiting any longer, here is the very lucky winner:

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Helen F!!  who said:

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Congratulations Helen!! Please email me your mailing address, so that I can get your goodies out in the post to you!

I also want to say a huge thank you to all of you for commenting on my card and entering my giveaway. Your comments were amazing and I appreciate each and every one of them. It’s because of you that this industry is something we all love and find fun and inspiring. Again, thank you all so much!

Enjoy your day, and I’ll be back tomorrow with another Christmas card to share.

Hugs

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Christmas Pudding Greetings

Hi Friends

It’s the start of a new week, which just means we have gotten a little closer to Christmas!

If you are in a rush and need a really simple, easy to mass produce, yet fun and cute Christmas card, then the Little Pudding stamp set and matching dies by Clearly Besotted Stamps are a must have! I created four of these CAS cards in about 20 minutes yesterday!

Christmas Pudding Greetings Card

I still can’t believe how many I got made in an hour and it was fun! After I die cut the stamped puddings and holly leaves, I stuck them together using adhesive foam before embellishing the holly with some red rhinestones for berries, and brushing the pudding with some clear Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer.

Christmas Pudding Greetings Card - Close Up

Seriously love that shimmer! Finally I just stamped my sentiment onto a square folded card, and adhered the pudding above it, with foam adhesive.

I hope you are inspired by this super simple, yet cute card.  I will be back with another ‘yummy’ Christmas card soon.

Don’t forget you still have time to enter my World Card Making Day Winner’s Blog Hop giveaway! Just click here for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.

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Merry Christmas Rudolph Card

Hi Everyone

If you are looking for my Word Card Making Day Winners Blog Hop post, just scroll down or click here.

With only a few weeks left until Christmas, I am having so much fun creating some fun Christmas themed cards. I have to say Christmas is definitely my favourite card making holiday/theme. I just love all the gorgeous stamps and supplies that come out around this time, plus it’s nice to make family and friends some handmade holiday cards.

I made this card for the new Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group – Challenge #7 which is about making cards using stencils.  This is my first time playing in the Flickr group challenge, so I created a winter scene using my favourite stencil of theirs, Falling Snow.  This stencil has been getting a great workout this month, so keep a look out for other creations using it!

Rudolph Snowflake Card

To create the background I used translucent embossing paste over my stencil and sprinkled on some white glitter before letting the paste dry. Leaving that aside, I then die cut some snowy hills from white cardstock which I stamped my sentiment onto using silver ink. Using latte and mocha coloured cardstock, as well as some cream metallic cardstock and red glitter cardstock, I electronically die cut this cute reindeer from them using my Silhouette Cameo machine. Once I pieced the reindeer together, I embellished it with a googly eye and a red gemstone for his nose.

Once my falling snow background was dry, I stuck on the snowy hills before trimming of the overhanging excess from the sides. I then glued my reindeer on to the card, and added a red felt snowflake I had earlier die cut and embellished with a silver thread bow and silver glitter enamel dot.  Finally I glued the panel onto my card base.

It’s time for me to go and get creating some more, but thank you for taking the time to stop by today.

Enjoy your weekend!

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