Friday, November 17, 2017

Holiday Card Making Extravaganza



Hey,

Happy Friday.

Hubby and I are off to DTown tonight to visit the Nixon's (aka JT's Parents) - Love, love spending the weekend with them.

Today I thought I would FINALLY share all the makes from last Saturday's Holiday Card Making Extravaganza hosted by The InkPadNYC and taught by Cheiron.

SO much fun was had, always awesome to be with the entire craftgang in one place.

We made 20 cards and a gift card holder!! It was A LOT.

My main card was one of my fave makes - the candy cane background is a stencil that we used with Distress Paint and the stamp is by Tim Holtz.

Here are the rest of the cards -




I love them all, I didn't really need anymore Christmas cards, but if I don't use everything it means I get to make less next year!

Cx

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Card 2017: Paper Smooches Kissmoose...


Hey,

It's pretty cold here in NYC already and I am over it already!

Anyway.. here are some more of my Christmas Card makes..

I love this Paper Smooches set called Chubby Chum Pals. I had seen it on someone's blog last year and had to have it.

Last year I made identical Christmas cards with the Moose, the only difference being that the falling flakes background was yellow.

This year I heat embossed the falling flakes and falling circle backgrounds by Neat and Tangled, using WOW! holographic powder..such amazing shimmer.

I love this Moose and his punny sentiment, so easy to colour and create cards with, I totally overuse him.

Cx


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hello babies..



Hey,

I have this strange love for new Baby Cards...

They make me so happy and I was lucky enough recently to be able to make two of them - one for a boy and one for a girl - yay!

The main card today is for friends of mine that just had a baby girl. As the female half of this particular couple is quite funky, I decided that a card to welcome her Daughter should also be funky!

In the clear out of box of shame I came across a host of ready to go backgrounds, including the one I used for this card, which is actually an oops that I couldn't bear to part with...

So glad that I kept it as it has worked out perfectly for this card. I die-cut a babygrow (onesie) from some precious ancient paper, love the sparkly stripes. I love the giant baby word die, it's by Lil Inker and I had to hunt it down after seeing it somewhere years ago. I stamped the rest of the sentiment, which doesn't show so well here, but it did pop on the card IRL.

The next card is for a client of mine and my colleague and I adore her and wanted to send her a nice personal card from us and the team. She has 3 Daughters already, so that was the theme of my card.


What do you think?

I love it, the cute stamp and die set by Mama Elephant worked out so well here. The sentiment was a gift from JT.

More babies please!

Cx

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #75 Colour Challenge, still time to play...



Hey,

There is still time for you to play along with the current fun Retro Rubber challenge.

This time we have a photo to inspire you..

Pick out some, or all of the colours for your project.

Check out what my awesome teammates have made over at Retro Rubber and show us what the photo inspired you to make.

Don't forget to use a stamp older than a year on your project and tell us all about it, that is a big part of the Retro Rubber fun. Also please feel free to combine our challenge with others, but keep it to a maximum of 10 challenges including ours.

Challenge ends on November 17th

Cx

Monday, November 13, 2017

CASology: Tiny Reindeer Mugs...

Hey,

Happy Monday.

I had a fun Saturday at the all day class, so good to see all of the craftgang again, it had been a while.

Will show you all the makes later on this week.

Today I am entering the latest CASology challenge.


Great excuse to use some of those smaller stamps that come in sets. As I have been making Christmas cards, I recently saw the great Reindeer mug in the Neat and Tangled Beary Merry set, but didn't actually get a chance to use it.

So I pulled it out to create my entry. I decided to make a kind of border using the mug stamp, it works really well and you still get a lot of clean white space, making it very CAS. Super easy stamp to colour, I used Distress Inks and a paintbrush.

Another fun card to add to my Christmas card stash.

Cx