Thursday, December 18, 2014

Swirly Snow

Hi Everyone,

Today I have made a pop up gift card holder with matching tag, now I can't take credit for the gift card holder plan, that all goes to the lovely Laura Bassen. Laura has done a tutorial for several different ones at the Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE.
So I gave it a go and here is my project , warning lots of photo's lol.
I attached my tag to the gift card holder 
This is inside and your card sits up, when you open it, I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles for the cut piece in the middle. 
As you can see I didn't actually have a gift card to display, so I stuck my flybuys card in there just so you can see the idea hehehe.
Here is the back of the holder.
Finally the back of the tag.

I created the background with a resist technique, I thought it looked like swirling snow, the  stamp is from impression obsession and white heat embossed, I used chipped sapphire,  faded jeans, dusty concord and tumbled glass distress inks blended together. Then I took my white perfect pearls in a little water and dropped onto the background.
The stamped images are from Lawn Fawn Snow Day  / Into the Woods / Sweet Christmas, coloured with copic markers and prisma pencils, also a red gel glitter pen for the reindeer nose, trees and heart, and a yellow gel glitter pen for the stars. Plus a signo white pen for highlights. The sentiments are from Just Rite Stamps.

Lawnscaping Challenge #96 is Merry Christmas, you have until the 24th Dec 2014 so get your entry in, for your chance to win a stamp set from Lawn Fawn.

Over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog they have given us
Winter Inspiration

These are beautiful winter images, and I thought my swirly snow background fit the bill.

Thank you for visiting me today, hope you all have a wonderful day.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Season's Tweetings

Hi Everyone,
Today has been very exciting!!! A few weeks ago I placed an order with Simon Says Stamp , now I will just explain, I live in Australia so if I order products from overseas it understandably takes a while to get to me. So when my package arrives it's really jumping up & down time hehehe.
I have been crafting most of the day, well you just have to try all your new things don't you?

I ordered the Lawn Fawn set Season's Tweetings, these little guys are so cute! I coloured with copic markers in BG 02, 01 YG 06,03 R29, 24 YR07. I stamped the branch in Memento Rich Cocoa & the sentiment & notes in Versafine Black onyx, then clear embossed the sentiment.
 I cut out the bird and red panel with the new Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, these are fabulous they have stitching on both sides of the cutting line. I used the Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts Stencil and white embossing paste to create a background. The trees are from Lawn Fawn Snow Day stamp & die set, I also added a touch of clear Wink of Stella to the trees and pom pom on the birds hat.
The Simon Says Wednesday Challenge has asked for Christmas / Holidays so I would like to enter this card into challenge.

Well I don't know about you but I'm a messy crafter , my desk at the moment looks like an explosion has gone off lol. 
Thank you for visiting me, also I would just like to say how much I appreciate all your lovely comments since I have returned to blogging and challenges, it's been fantastic and very encouraging.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Whoops I made a mistake the set from Lawn Fawn is called Winter Sparrows not Seasons Tweetings. Sorry if I confused everyone.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Merry & BRIGHT

Hello Everyone,
Well today is a card that I really wish you could all see irl, but you would have to wear your sunglasses lol. Lawnscaping Challenge #95 has asked for White on White, and that sent me into a little spin! So after careful consideration this is what I came up with, hope you like it.
I started with a Memory box stencil and used a clear texture paste, while the paste was still wet I sprinkled over some white hologram embossing powder and set it aside for the paste to dry before heat setting the embossing powder. So while waiting I die cut 3 snowflakes from the Lawn Fawn Stitched snowflakes and carefully covered them with Kindy Glitz Crystalina ( similar product to stickles ), I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Snow Day in Memento Gray Flannel ink and clear embossed it, also heat embossed the background.

The card is a standard 5 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in the background is on foam tape and so are the snowflakes.
I then added snow white pearls and a silver and pearl brad to the largest snowflake.
I would like to enter the following challenges
I really struggled to get a photo that really showed you the sparkle in this card, the tube in my daylight lamp died this week and of course I didn't have a spare, so things have been a little dimmer around here ( more than usual ) lol. It is on it's way so can't wait for it to arrive.
Hope you all have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting me.