Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Holidays are coming.....

With December approaching fast, it's a race to get all of my personal cards made... I think the penny has finally dropped, spending ages making a card the week before Christmas and giving it to a family member to sit on their mantle piece for maybe a week before it is taken down is not a good use of my time.. So, my intention, albeit a potentially unachievable one, has been to get them all made and given out in the first week of December this year... I'm getting there, slowly!!!

Another one for the pile!!! Says "Christmas" to me. Hope it does to you too?
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Crafts Too - Christmas Foliage CTDI7059
Tonic Studios - Deck the Halls 373e Christmas Sentiments 1
Papermania - Glitter Vellum Holly Flourish PMA 163205

Monday, 25 November 2013

Believing the Magic....

... Hi folks... I suspect that, like many of us at this time of year, we revert back to our inner child just a little bit, although I know for some that inner child stays with them all year round!!!!
Every family has their Christmas traditions, and our family is no different.. Yes, we still all have Advent Calendar’s each year, the Tree goes up as early as possible!! And we all have a Christmas stocking.

Which is what makes this card a little bit special.. It brings back memories..
Hope it does for you too and that you still believe in the Magic!!?
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Friday, 15 November 2013


..Forgot to add the most important pictures of all (about the book).

It actually slowly opens,

to reveal,

as Lady Hels of Sheridan would say,

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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Christmas Book....

Hi folks... Just about finished my prep for Saturdays Gilding Wax Workshop!!
You may recall in a recent post the box I made using Gilding Wax?!!!

As nice as the box is (in my eyes anyway) it is just that, a box, "neither use nor ornament!!"
So, today, I have finally put that issue to rest...

Two Gilding Wax Christmas Books made....

And living in their new home...
Ladies on Saturdays Workshop, I'm not ganna lie to you; you've got your work cut out! But I will make it as fun and as painless as I possibly can..
It is my last lesson of the year after all...
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See you soon.

Spellbinders 3D M-Bossibilitie - E3D-013 Persian Splendor
Gilding Wax: Autumn Bronze, Cast Bronze, Golden Light, Patina, Pearl Moon, Vintage Golden Green.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Making use of a few odds and ends....

Hi folks.. Well, it rarely happens, but I have actually finished a project made from 3 un finished projects! Does that make sense??

The Wreath and Bell were part finished samples from our Steampunk Christmas lesson a couple of weekends ago, and the Jingle Bells Sentiment was from last weekend’s Pan Pastels lesson!!.. Nothing inspired me at the time to use them individually, and they were too good to throw away or get lost in the ether! But together, I think they just about work!!!??
What will I find next that I didn't realise I had already made or sort of started??
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Jingle Bells - Tonic Studios Sentiments 2 Die Set 374E
Poinsettia - Dees Distinctively Die IME-047
Wreath - Spellbinders Rustic Wreath 3D M-Bossibilitie E3D-007

Friday, 8 November 2013

Deck the Halls.....

... Hi folks... I think I have finally settled on a design for my own personal Christmas Cards this year!

It has a little bit of everything on it, Pan Pastels, Embossing and Die Cutting. So, it should keep my busy over the coming weeks!
Off to start churning them out, or variations thereof!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.
Metallic Pan Pastels: Bronze, Copper, Light Gold, Rich Gold, Silver.
Cheery Lynn Die: B148 Holly Lace Flourish
XCut Embossing Folder: Delicate Flourishes
Deck the Halls: Tonic Studios Die Set Christmas Sentiments One

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Happy Birthday Sis....

Hi folks.. Well, for a change, NO Christmas project, as today is Joanne's (my Sister) Birthday...
To be honest, it's been a right pain thinking of a card for her... I spent the best part of yesterday playing around with Inks, Pan Pastels, Stamps, you name it I tried it!! But to no avail!!

Then, we had a delivery of these, and within half an hour, BAM!!! card done!!

Happy Birthday Jo Jo. Hope you enjoy your
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Tonic Studios Christmas Verso Die - 398e Decorative Wreath Rings
Cheery Lynn Die - B226 Happy
Cheery Lynn Die - B231 Birthday

Monday, 4 November 2013

Wooden Poinsettia's....

Hi folks...
Last sample from the weekends Christmas Workshop for you today..
In my last post, I said it was a little difficult to take a picture of the project, as it had so much Mirror card on it, reflection was a problem..

So, today’s project has the bare minimum of Mirror card, but a whole lot of wood, which makes a nice change???
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Dee's Distinctively Poinsettia Die IME-047
Cheery Lynn B383 Owl with Gears
Tando Creative Compass
Glossy Accents
Andy Skinner Stamps - Letting off Steam
Tim Holtz Screw Head Brads
Nellie Snellen Brad Spacers.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Christmas Steampunk Owl....

Hi folks.. Last sample for tomorrows Christmas workshop!!

Don't think I've ever used sooo much Mirror card on one project!! Ah, who am I kidding!! I'm a Mirror card fiend!! But it does make it a little difficult to photograph (reflection)!! Still, I have an idea today to try and rectify that!! Will show you next time, if it works out that is!!
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