12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 11

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When I saw this bundle, I was so excited!! Aren’t these edgelits gorgeous!!

I was inspired for this week’s card by Paula Dobson, with her entry for Global Design Project #GDP004. I just love the layers of the edgelits on the circle.

I also wanted to use the black glimmer paper which is so pretty, so I used it as the base of my circle. Of course the trees must be green so I decided to use Wild Wasabi and to make it the base of the card. Of course the sleigh must be on silver glimmer paper, so I not only cut the sleigh and horse on silver glimmer paper but I added a layer of silver glimmer paper. So my card is soooo sparkly!! Love! I even did a double layer of whisper white! Doesn’t it look lovely!

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Here’s a close up of the circle.

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I hope you have enjoyed this week’s card!

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12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 10

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This time, I am focusing on the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and the co-ordinating Delicate Ornaments thinlit dies.

 

 

These are so pretty!! I decided to focus on the thinlits for my card. I cut out the larger bauble from the Red Foil paper and the smaller ornament from gold glimmer paper. So sparkly!!! A little bit of gold cord and a bow and it’s done!!

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It was so easy to cut out the ornaments on my big shot using the new precision plate. The paper just popped out of the die.  The photo doesn’t do this card justice, as it is very sparkly in real life.

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12 weeks of Christmas – Week 9

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Well sometimes the best laid plans go astray!! So now, I’m back on track again.

This week I am focusing on the Peaceful Wreath stamp set. I was so excited to see this set in the catalogue so I could utilize one of my favourite dies, Wondrous Wreath.

 

But for today, I decided to use one of the other stamps in the set. Yes, there is more than just a cute wreath!!

At this time of year, it’s helpful to have little gift bags or boxes on hand in case of emergency gifts. The square pillow box die is great for this! It’s retiring at the end of the Holiday Catalogue, so make sure you grab it now!!

I cut out 2 pillows and then ran them through the big shot with the Woodlands Embossing folder. A quick couple of folds and a strip of fast fuse and the box is done!

I then stamped the branch with Mossy Meadow ink and hand cut it out. I then coloured the holly leaves with my blender pens and added some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the holly berries. And then left it to dry so there were no accidents.

To create the sentiment, I carefully placed the stamps individually on the block (about 3 times before I got a nice placement) then stamped in Cherry Cobbler and cut out with the Lots of Labels framelits. A piece of burlap around the pillow box and some gold cord behind the sentiment to add some texture.

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So who would like to receive this?

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12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 8

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You know when you make the best plans and then things happen and your plans go astray? Well that happened last week which is why I’m a bit behind with my weekly posts!! I will doing another post to catch up later this week.

One of the stamps which I love in the Holiday Catalogue, is the Dove of Peace. It’s just lovely!! I love how you can colour the dove differently and create a completely different look.

To help my mojo along this week, I had a look at the Global Design Project for inspiration. I love their challenges but I don’t always get the chance to join in. This week, they have a colour challenge of Real Red, Old Olive and Crumb Cake. I love these traditional colours so I was ready to join in!!

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I grabbed out my cardstock and had a play with layers. I already had a piece of Old Olive cut to a good size then added a little border of Real Red. I used a piece of naturals white cardstock (which has retired) to stamp the dove and sentiment on and coloured away with Real Red and Old Olive ink with blender pens. I like using blender pens rather than markers as they give a softer colour.

I didn’t add anything else as I felt the focus was on the dove and the sentiment, which is, of course, the real reason for the season.

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I always wanted to do a card with the dove cut out. Anyone would think I like doing fussy cutting!! I still used the same colour theme and just re-arranged my layers. I also stamped the background with the dots and stars from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.

I just love the Banner Triple punch for making banners so easy! A quick punch at each end and voila, a perfect banner!! Seeing as the stamp is called Dove of Peace, I thought the Peace sentiment from the Christmas Greetings thinlits would go nicely with the Dove. Especially if it was gold!! I used the new Fine Tip Glue pen to attach it and then quickly assembled it all together.

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I might have to try these out in some non-traditional colours!!

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12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 7

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Christmas is coming up so quickly!! Can you believe that it’s only 5 weeks to go!! And I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet!!

This week, I am celebrating the Wonderland stamp set. I love the trees, and the sentiments on this set. I’m a little unsure of what to do with the antlers though!!

For my first card, I used the matching Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP. This is such a lovely paper to use. It’s very smooth and shiny and feels very luxurious.

I used the Thick Whisper White cardstock as my base. As the name suggests, it’s a bit thicker than the standard Whisper White and it makes a nice base to your cards. I stamped the trees in Memento Black ink and then stamped my sentiment in versamark and embossed it in gold embossing powder. I added a gold doily for some extra bling.

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On my second card, I used the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack. I love it!! I used glue dots to attach it to the Basic Black base then added sequins over the top to hide the glue dots. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink, then punched it out using my 2 1/2″ circle punch. Then I embossed the branches in gold embossing powder. I’ve been practicing my swirls with gold thread and I’m quite happy how this one turned out!!

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12 weeks of Christmas – Week 6

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I’m a day late with my post this week, my apologies, work got in the way of creating, how rude!!

So this week, I was inspired by the Flurry of Wishes stamp set. This comes with a matching punch which I love!! Anything that saves me cutting out, is a great idea!! Although having said that, I did do some hand cutting on this weeks’ card.

This stamp set always makes me think of snow and snowflakes, so I decided to go with Pool Party as my base card. I used the music paper from Home for Christmas DSP. If you look closely at the paper, the music and words are for Silent Night.

I stamped the largest snowflake in Pool party on the dsp and then stamped the next sized down snowflake in versamark on vellum and used a mix of white embossing powder and dazzling diamonds over the top. I put a few layers of the powder mix on to make it more sparkly. It looks very sparkly in real life. I then hand cut them out, wishing there was a matching framelit!!

I then used the same mix of embossing powder and dazzling diamonds to stamp the sentiment on pool party cardstock. I cut it out with the Project Life – paper clips thinlits.

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Here’s a close up of the sparkles.

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I added a Snowflake Element and put a pearl in the centre of the 3 snowflakes for a touch of glamour. I’m very happy with the sparkly result!! We won’t talk about the sparkly desk. hehe!!

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12 weeks of Christmas – Week 5

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I can’t believe that we are in November and on the count down to Christmas. This year is just flying past so quickly!! It will be my birthday soon!! (eeek!!)

This week, I am focusing on the Cozy Christmas stamp set. I love this set and I think it’s perfect for colouring with markers. It also does very nicely with my favourite Christmas DSP, Home for Christmas!!

For my first card, I chose the Christmas Wishes set, then had a look at which piece of the DSP I could use. I decided to go with the snowy houses. Even though we don’t have snow in Australia at Christmas, I still like to see snowy Christmas things!! I based my colour choices on the colours of the DSP, Real Red, Pool Party and Mossy Meadow. Did you know that the co-ordinating colours are all listed on the back of the packet the DSP comes in? Very helpful, indeed!

As I said, I think these stamps just lend themselves to colouring with markers. It’s a technique that always makes me happy when I do it. My go-to framelits at the moment seem to be Lots of Labels and I have created a layer with Mossy Meadow by cutting a label in half. And of course, you can’t go past the gorgeous Snowflake Elements and an Iced Rhinestone!!

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For my second card, I decided to use the bauble piece of the Home for Christmas DSP. Whilst Pacific Point isn’t really a Christmas colour, it makes a good accent layer and makes the baubles really stand out.

I got a bit excited with layering my card!! Mossy Meadow base, then Pacific Point, Gold Foil, Real Red and then the DSP!! Phew!! As this DSP is quite a stand out on it’s own, I matted the sentiment piece on Gold Foil and added a simple gold thread bow.

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I wonder who will be getting these for Christmas? I hope they like it!

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