Friday, 25 November 2011

30 Days!!!!

Hello all! I'm back today with another 'Project Christmas' challenge for Wendy at The Stamp Attic!
This simple project is a quick and easy gift card holder. All of the decoration has been kept really simple to make sure I can reproduce it quickly! This is made from one sheet of  Bazzill French Vanilla 12" x 12" card, so it is so simple to make! The inside card fits snugly inside, with a small pouch to keep the gift card safely tucked in.
The stamps are again the Hero Arts / Sizzix collaboration of stamps and dies. I stamped the images onto the French Vanilla cardstock, then used the dies to cut out the image. I used the fabulous Winter Limited Edition Colours to stamp the images. The trees are 'Iced Spruce' and the snowflakes are 'Festive Berries'. Both of these coordinated perfectly with the colours of the Prima 'North Country' papers. These pads have been popular! The border on the pouch has been edged with a Fiskars border punch, just to give it a bit of decoration.
Here is a close up of the detail. It wasn't until I saw this photo that I realised that the snowflake pattern on the papers closely matched the shape of the snowflake stamp. I love it when a plan comes together!! Lol! The lovely limited edition inks matched the colours of the papers really well too! The mount for the beautiful Cats Life Press sentiment circle has been mounted on a nestie.
Thanks for looking - will be back soon with another project! Kxx

Monday, 14 November 2011

41 days and counting.........

Hello Everyone! back again with my second festive project for Wendy at The Stamp Attic using the new Hero Arts and Sizzix dies and stamps set! Sorry about the title of the post being such a stark reminder, but seeing it is only 41 days to go to the day, it is time to get organised, so hope this project helps!!
For today's project I have made an easily reproducible tag, that can be made in bulk. All my crafty friends will faint when they see this post - there is no designer paper! I wanted to keep the colours centred around the colours of the reindeer, with a bright blue background. I might have even crept slightly into CAS territory, which is really unknown for me!
The tag has been cut from Bazzill Kraft cardstock, using the Tim Holtz 'Movers and Shapers' tag die. The red strip has been cut from Bazzill Dotted Swiss card stock. All the edges have been given a bit of fuss using a Fiskars Threading Water edger punch.  I had to add a liberal bit of Stickles in Star Dust, to give it a bit of festive sparkle!

The snowflake has been cut using the die from the Hero / Sizzix set, and so has the reindeer. He has been coloured using Copic Markers. The background panel has been coloured with a blending pair of blue Copics. The snowflakes on the panel are a stamp from the set, coloured with Copic colourless blender, and pressed into the blue panel. The blender 'pushes' the coloured ink, leaving a lovely snowflake pattern! I'm going to have to start photographing the colours that I use, because my memory is shocking!! The sparkle on the blue panel is from the Rock Candy crackle paint that I coated the panel with. The sentiment again is from the same set - talk about versatile!
Thanks so much for looking! See you soon! K :-)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sticky Notes & Snowflakes for The Stamp Attic

Hello! Hope you are all ok!

For my DT projects this season, Wendy has tasked me with creating projects other than cards - so here is my first project for The Stamp Attic using the gorgeous and so clever Sizzix & Hero Arts Christmas Stamps and Dies, and the delicious My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas papers.
I have made a wrap around for a pack of sticky notes, just to make a small gift that I could give to a friend in the run up to Christmas. The front of the wrap has trees stamped and gilded using gilding flakes, and a sentiment from the really versatile CL343 Holiday Sayings. Who does not need help in the memory / list department in the run up to the festive season! I kept the inside simple, just keeping a space where I could pop a message.

The trees have been stamped with the trees and snowflakes from the Hero Arts / Sizzix set, and cut with the Framelits dies that are included. The snowflake is also a die from that set too! They were then gilded with gilding flakes to complement the colours of the delicious MME papers. I just love the way that the gilding flakes sparkle - they have shown up really well here.
Thanks for looking! Will be back soon with more projects! K :-) 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Snowflakes and Sparkle!

Hello All! A really quick post from me today, I'm running out of typing time, so my fingers need to work fast! Lol!

Here is my sample for the new challenge 'TPLC05 - Snowflakes and Sparkle'. I have been playing with a few new things on this - FlitterGlu & Silver gilding flakes for one! I love the detail it has given my text stamps! This is not a card, it is more a gift card / notelet card for Christmas.  I have also used Washi Tape from East of India for the inside.

The image has been coloured with my trusty Copic markers, using DCWV Christmas Stack papers. The borders have been punched using an EK Success Punch, and Martha Stewart Snowflake punch. The image is of course a Magnolia image from last Christmas, and a Personal Impressions circular sentiment stamp.

 Thanks for looking!