10 November 2013 – It’s nearly time to start putting up the Tree!!

I’ve been seeing so many nice Christmas decorations on Pinterest that I’m starting to get the urge to put the Christmas Tree up!! In a week or so, I think!!

I found this gorgeous Christmas banner by Petite Fleur Paperie, here.

I thought it was just beautiful and wanted to make it myself.

I used the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit. I started off by sponging the edges of the banners with crumb cake ink and then stamping each one with En Francais stamp set. I then cut out the letters using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die in Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

To make the rosette’s, I used the Designer Rosette Bigz die and the Season of Style DSP. The rosette die makes it so easy to make an eye catching rosette!! I love the silver glimmer paper and it makes this banner just sparkle.

Seeing as I don’t have my decorations up yet, I had to photograph it by laying it on the floor and using the panorama feature of my iphone, so please excuse my dodgy photo of the full banner!!

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Here are the individual banners.

xmas banner 1

xmas banner 2

xmas banner 3

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xmas banner 6

xmas banner 5

xmas banner 7

xmas banner 8

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Stamp Set: En Francais, Festive Flurry
Paper: Season of Style DSP, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer paper, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Festive Flurry Framelits, Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon, paper doilies, Designer Rosette Die

I hope you like my banner. Please leave a comment below and let me know!!

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11 February 2013 – I’m on the banner wagon!

I’ve noticed whilst surfing Pinterest that Banners are becoming quite popular. I have loved them all and wanted to make one.

As you may have noticed, I love my Big Shot!! I’ve used so many dies!! Firstly, I started with Scallop Square Clear Bigz die. I love the fact that you can cut 6 pieces of cardstock in one go! I then used the Rosette XL Bigz die to cut out strips from the lovely new Tea for Two Designer Series Paper to make the rosettes. I used two strips per square. These are so easy to make using my trusty hot glue gun.

I then used the 2 3/8″ Scallop circle punch in So Saffron and then layered with the Circle 2# Original die cut from more of the Tea for Two DSP. I used the Naturals White card stock as the base circle for the letters.

This is the first time that I’ve used my new Typeset Alphabet Bigz die. Using the multipurpose adhesive sheets makes it so easy to attach the letters. I just had to think about which way the letters needed to be cut so that they weren’t backwards!!

I added the Tea Time Trinkets which are very cute!

I hope you like it! I’ve hung it in my craft room above the window that I sit in front of.

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Paper: Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Naturals White

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Bigz die, Rosette Bigz die, Circle 2# originals die, 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Tea time trinkets, Flower trim.

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18 December 2012 – The last of my ornaments, I think!!

It’s such a hot day today!!  I hope you have been able to keep cool somewhere!  I finished my last night shift this morning and so I’ve had a nanna nap and am now raring to go (well, only a bit!)

I wanted to share with you the ornaments that I have made for friends for Christmas.  I used the Holiday Ornaments set and did a combination of stamped ones and Designer series paper for them.  I’m happy with how they came out and I hope they all like them.

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Stamp Set:  Ornament Keepsakes

Accessories:  Big Shot, Holiday Ornament framelits, Rosette Die, Vintage Faceted buttons, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped tulle ribbon.

30 September 2012 – The ultimate Christmas ornament is here!!!

It was only a matter of time before I made one of the gorgeous ornaments featured on the front of the Holiday Catalogue.  There are lots of tutorials available to show you how to make this gorgeous decoration.  I used one by Linda Heller, which is really easy to follow.

I think I will be doing a separate class to make one of these as they are fairly time consuming to make.  I think they would look pretty in other colours as well.

And here’s the back.

Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes, Merry and Type

Ink:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler

Paper:  Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments framelits, Dazzling diamonds, tombow glue, two way glue pen, linen thread, Designer Rosette die, vintage faceted buttons, pearls, crochet trim, large scallop circle punch.