Sunday, 29 November 2015

Rejoice

I’m a bit scarce at the moment, I’ve been in and out of hospital and not feeling too grand.  I’m back in for a procedure on Tuesday – I’m so hoping they get this sorted this side of Christmas.  I’m fed up, totally hate being off work sitting around doing nothing (not that I can be bothered to do much anyway), I’m not even allowed to walk the dogs and my poor hubby is running himself ragged for me.  Luckily I work way in advance so have quite a few cards lined up to post else the old blog would have been very quiet.
Reet – enough moaning, onto my card.  I’m loving the vintage look for Christmas cards this year, so here’s another quick one.
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I’ve used another of the vintage images from a sheet of Pion paper that I got from Live and Love Crafts, and teamed it up with one of my favourite paper pads from Noor DesignRomance Paper Bloc
The little polystyrene balls are all glittery.  I got them from The Range in their sale after last Christmas and have only gotten round to using them now.
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The inside is decorated to match the front.  The dies used are Spellbinders Sue Wilson’s Festive Trees, Penny Black Exultations sentiment die, snowflakes are Memory Box Bristol Snowflake die and Crafters Companion Die’Sire Snowflakes (and they are 2/3rds off at the mo!), holly leaves are Noor Design Vintage Flourishes Holly
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Wild Orchid Crafts products used
MIXED PURPLE/LILAC/WHITE CURLY WILD ROSES MKX-674
LILAC MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-025
LILAC MULBERRY PAPER ROSEBUDS GST-011
12 WHITE BEAD BERRY SPRAY CLUSTERS GST-155
18 MIXED COLOR FLAT BACK RHINESTONE EMBELLISHMENTS MKX-255

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Whimsy Stamps sale

Whimsy Stamps are holding their yearly cyber Monday sale on Monday, November 30th with a fabulous saving of 25% on in stock items.
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

WILD ORCHID CRAFTS SALE

SALE!!! 15% Off All Week - Wild Orchid Crafts Cyber Monday Sale is now on. Only while stocks last.
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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Vintage Christmas

I love this peachy beige and white colour combination for Christmas cards, it gives them a lovely shabby look with minimum work.  I have used Pion papers as the soft colours didn’t overpower the pretty lace.  The image is also by Pion, I bought a few sheets from Live Love Crafts that have the most divine vintage prints on that are a perfect size for cards.
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I used Snow-Tex in places on the picture and also on the flowers.
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And finished off the inside to match the front
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All the embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I used:
LANTERNS STANDING CUTOUT SET GST-076
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅛" (3mm) MKX-506
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅕" (5mm) MKX-496
WHITE BEAD BERRY SPRAY CLUSTERS GST-155
IVORY DECORATIVE GALOON LACE MKX-404
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER HEATHER STEM FLOWERS MKX-379
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER MAGNOLIAS QVR-028
MIXED EARTH TONE MULBERRY PAPER COTTAGE ROSES QVR-047
MIXED BROWN TONE OPEN ROSES MKX-072
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER GYPSOPHILA FLOWERS GST-225
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER LILY FLOWERS MKX-232
WHITE MULBERRY PAPER ROSEBUDS GST-003
The Winter Wishes Circle Star die is from Noor Design, it fits around an image to perfection

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Sarah Kay Hello There

I’ve a Sarah Kay card to share today.  Do you know, no matter how many times I use a Sarah Kay stamp it never gets old?
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Coloured with copic markers, I used
Skin E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Grey C5, 3, 1, 0, 00
Pink RV34, 32, 10
Green YG67, 63, G20
Ground/Hair E47, 42, 40
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I used the scrummy new doily and vintage flourish leaf dies
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The sentiment is cut from the paper pad
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forget me nots, bead berry spray
Products from Noor Design:

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Wee Pixie for the November Whimsy Stamps release

It's release week at Whimsy Stamps and I have a sweet card using Wee  Pixie stamp and Critter Cuties stamp set (sentiment) from the new release.  We’re doing things different from now on with the Whimsy releases, and I’ve given you all the deets at the end of the post.  It’s easier to enter now with lots more ways to get your name down for a prize, and that’s gotta be good!
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Isn’t she just the sweetest little Pixie!?!  I coloured her up with copic markers and the odd pencil
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E49, 57, 55, 53, 50
Clothes/Bird: N5, B95, 93, 91; YG67, 63, G20; BV34, 31
Wings: G43, 20; BV30, BV0000
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I cut the sentiment into a banner shape to pop under the flowers
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And a peek at the inside
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The paper is Basic Grey, the flowers are from Wild Orchid CraftsMagnolia, lilies, cottage rose, sweetheart blossoms. miniature gardenia, forget-me-nots, carnation. open roses
 
And now for how to enter
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Welcome to our ...
November 2015 Rubber Stamp Release
Over the next 3 days we will be showcasing 21*BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps! To celebrate our new release we want to give our fans some chances to win Whimsy cash! We will be selecting 3 random winners and posting their names on the Whimsy Blog on Monday, November 16th at noon ET. Each of those lucky winners will receive a $25 Whimsy Store Gift Voucher. 
There are 8 ways you can enter for a chance to win and the best part is you can do only one or two of these or even all eight, totally up to you! The more you do, the more chances you have to enter! So here's what to do....
  • Leave a comment on our Whimsy blog, then enter your name in the linky tool.
  • Become a follower of our blog, join with Google Friends Connect in our sidebar or by our RSS Feed. You already are! No problem, just leave a comment letting us know and enter your name in the linky tool again.
  • "Like Us" over on our Whimsy Stamps Facebook page - if you already do, we thank you greatly! Again, just leave us a comment and enter again on the linky tool.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest - leave us a comment and then enter on the linky for each of these social media places you follow us.
  • Subscribe to the Whimsy Stamps YouTube channel - we have an amazingly talented team who create super awesome videos to share tutorials and techniques and colouring mediums, you won't be sorry you subscribed! Then leave a comment and again enter on the linky tool.
  • And lastly, come join us in our Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations Facebook group. We love chatting with our fans and seeing their gorgeous Whimsy makes. It's a great place to get inspiration and meet new people! - Then comment and enter on the linky tool!

Phew! That's eight ways to enter! Remember you have until Monday, November 16th at 8am to get those entries in and we will announce our winners later that day.  Thanks so much for joining in the fun with our November Rubber Stamp Release!
The new release is available in the Whimsy Shop for purchase now and with retailers worldwide.
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Snowflake wall hanging

A friend asked if I would make one of my mixed media wall hangings for her to send to family in the USA for Christmas.  This is what I came up with. 
I started off by getting my hubby to drill me some holes so I could join the MDF snowflakes to make one long hanging, then gave them a few coats of white paint front and back.  I then die cut some doily shapes from 300 gsm card and stuck down with pva glue.  The gaps were filled in by using some structure paste and the snowflake stencil.  I then painted the flowers white and when dry glued in place.  Then came the fun part, digging out the colour mists and having FUN!  Once this was dry I joined the snowflakes with white seam binding.
The NOEL word and the bauble are chipboards that I picked up from The Range (I think it may be by Papermania?).  The angel wings and the floral wreath I made using air dry clay and a couple of moulds.
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Some close ups, the largest snowflake first.  I love how the die cut doily and embossing shows up so well.
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The middle one, I just LOVE those angel wings.  The heart is a plastic button.
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And the smallest one, I painted the clay wreath with some of the misters
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Noor Design products used:

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Heartfelt Wishes–Wee Stamps

Sylvia Zet very kindly give us a freebie when her shop went back on line yayyyyy!!!  This is what I did with the sweetest little digi, is she cute or is she cute?  I am absolutely in love with this digi.
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Coloured with copic markers, I used:
Hair: E40, 42, 43, 44, Y21
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Aqua: N3, BG23, 11, 10
Peach: R14, 02, 00, 000
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I used MME papers from a 6x6 pad that I’ve had for a while.  All the embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts, details are at the end of the post
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Love this filigree butterfly which got a coat of glitter glue
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I used the Viewmaster die from Noor Design behind the image.
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Wild Orchid Crafts products used: MIXED PASTEL TONE MULBERRY PAPER MAGNOLIAS QVR-029
OFF-WHITE MULBERRY PAPER CHRYSANTHEMUMS MKX-117
MIXED PASTEL TONE COSMOS DAISY STEM FLOWERS - SET A MKX-375
MIXED COLOUR MINIATURE GARDENIA FLOWERS MKX-198
PEACH PUFF MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-710
WHITE HIP ROSEBUDS GST-020
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅕" (5mm) MKX-496
WHITE SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅛" (3mm) MKX-506
SILVER CROWN PINS GST-114
WHITE CROWN PINS GST-119
FILIGREE ANTIQUE GOLD BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENT MKX-392
STAR SHAPED WHITE PEARL BEADS GST-030

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Christmas Candy

There’s some delish Christmas candy on the Noor! Design blog, head over THERE to enter

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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Joy

Something a bit different today.  I was sent this ‘Twas the Night stamp in my last DT kit and pondered for a while what I could do with it.  See, it’s big so takes up most of the front of the card, and it’s busy too so I couldn’t smother the card with my usual embellishments.  So I decided to keep it simple and let the stamp do the talking.

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I stamped and embossed the stamp three times, then coloured up the flowers on each one.  I cut out around the flowers to raise them up from the card for extra oomph.  I used one of the smaller flowers to add another layer.

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I used the Ice Stars mask to add some texture to the white card, and sprinkled with fine glitter before the structure paste dried.  Gold mirri card, a red ribbon and a chipboard sentiment was all that this needed to complete the card.

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Product used are from Noor Design


Sunday, 1 November 2015

Vintage Christmas

A vintage Christmas card, and a quick one at that, to share today

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I started off with the burlap patterned paper which didn’t look very Christmassy – so I heat embossed some white snowflakes on it and voila!  It’s Christmas.  I used a Crealies stacking die for the second layer, using the same embossed paper, and I edged the paper with Stickles to give a bit more definitiion.  I love how the white pops on this card.

I pulled the centres out of the small poinsettie, pulled them apart and rearranged them then applied Stickles to the centres instead of the original stamens.

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A fair few die cuts, also in white, later and a super quick Christmas card.  Love how this one turned out.

The image is from a sheet of vintage images from Live Love Crafts – these are perfect for quick cards.

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Products used from Wild Orchid Crafts:
MIXED EARTH TONE MULBERRY PAPER COTTAGE ROSES QVR-047
MIXED BROWN TONE OPEN ROSES MKX-072
SMALL WHITE MULBERRY PAPER POINSETTIAS GST-086
MIXED CHRISTMAS METAL EMBELLISHMENTS GST-123
WHITE BEAD BERRY SPRAY CLUSTERS GST-155
SMALL FILIGREE SILVER CORNERS MKX-184

Products used from Noor Design:
Cool Dude Paper Pad
Winter Wishes Crystal Ice Stamps (snowflakes)
Winter Wishes Large Ice Crystal Die
Happy Holidays Christmas Trees Die
WinterWishes Ice Crystal Die No. 3
Vintage Flourishes Holly Die
Crealies XXL Die No. 5

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