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!!

xmas banner

Here are the individual banners.

xmas banner 1

xmas banner 2

xmas banner 3

xmas banner 4 copy

xmas banner 6

xmas banner 5

xmas banner 7

xmas banner 8

xmas banner 9

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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13 August 2013 – It’s my Favourite!!

I found this gorgeous card on Pinterest (where else!!) by Diana Gibbs here and fell in love!! My new favourite stamp set is Stippled Blossoms. I just love the look of 2 step stamping!!

We did this at Stamp Club in July and the girls loved it. Well, they didn’t quite love using the Stamp-a-ma-jig but they loved the look. I don’t think they really liked cutting out the flowers either but you can’t get such gorgeousness without a bit of hard work!! We used a few stamp sets but it was worth it.

I’d love to hear what you think. Please leave me a comment below.

stippled flowers

Here’s a close up of the detail. We cut out three flowers and layered them to look like a large one.

I just realised that I managed a card which didn’t use the Big Shot!!! Doesn’t happen often!!

stippled flowers a

Stamp Set: Hello, Doily, Stippled Blossoms, En Francais
Ink: Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig

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