Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The last one … promise! And a video too

Okay, so I told porkies in my previous post.  This card is definitely my last Christmas card for 2017 and I’ve done a video to go with it too.  This card is similar to the Blue Christmas card I did a few weeks back.  I had a fair few requests asking if I would shoot a video to show how I put it together so here’s what I came up with.


I’ve used more of the exquisite digital papers from Whimsy Stamps that’ve been designed by Tracy.  Love, love, love this gorgeous shabby patterns.  I’ll pop the links to the products and also the video at the end of the post. 

I went with a poinsettia and some mini roses for this card rather than the hellebore so both cards weren’t identical.  There are videos on my channel for the Poinsettia tutorial and also the Easy Foamiran Roses tutorial.


I also changed up the sentiment and used one of my all time favourite sentiment and die sets – The Happy Sayings Die and coordinating stamp set.


Lots of glitter on this one.  I really do love making Christmas cards, total glitter overload lol.


And here’s the video

Whimsy Stamps products used:

Now I’m definitely signing out for a few days, have a wonderful Christmas!


Sunday, 17 December 2017

Merry Christmas

My last Christmas card for this year, and my last post as a guest designer for Love to Craft and Create.  The time has flown, and I’ve had such fun being a part of Monika’s design team.  I’ve met some wonderful people, attended some amazing workshops with the ever welcoming Monika and supremely talented Ewa Constancja. 

I’ve gone with very non-traditional colours using some Lemoncraft papers.  See, I had this pale pink poinsettia sat on my desk for weeks and had no clue what papers to put it with till I came across this fabulous paper pad and I was sold!   Some die cuts, lots and lots of glitter and I was totally in my happy place.


I kept the small flowers white to show off the gold stamens and coloured the poinsettia with soft oil pastels.


The foliage is all die cut from the Christmas Branches die set from Whimsy StampsI think the sentiment is a Studio Light die, in fact I’m pretty sure it is, and the snowflake doily is by Wild Rose Design.


I love how this one turned out Smile


Products used from Love to Craft and Create:

I would like to wish you and yours the most wonderful Christmas, make many happy and special memories.  I’ll be back next week with the new Whimsy Stamps release and oh my goodness, it’s absolutely amazing!! 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Whimsy Stamps December Release previews

It's time for the December release at Whimsy Stamps. Each month from the 1st through the 5th, a few new sets from both the rubber and clear stamp lines along with new dies. Then on the 7th, everything will be available to purchase in the Whimsy Stamps store.

Today I’m showcasing the Cupid Cutie clear stamp set and have made two very different cards using some fab digital papers.  The first card is my usual shabby and girlie, and I’ve used the Shabby Woods and I Dream in Christmas digital papers.


The second card is so not my usual style but I’m really happy with how it turned out.  One for me to bear in mind for those difficult blokes cards.  I used the stamp set and matching dies and also gingham from the Christmas Ginghams digital paper pack.  I die cut the shaped rectangle using the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles dies (love this set so much!)


Whimsy products used (new stamps and dies links will be added once they’re live on the 7th)

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There is also a fab promotion running at the moment, the picture below is linked for all the details


Sunday, 3 December 2017

Merry and bright

I’ve moved back to vintage for today’s Christmas card using some fabulous Lemoncraft  papers from Love to Craft and Create.   The links to the products from Love to Craft and Create are at the end of the post.


I made a foamiran poinsettia using the Lily Flower Die Set from Whimsy Stamps and some red foamiran.  You can check out the video of how I made this flower on my You Tube Channel here.  The colour of the foam is so rich I didn’t need to add any colour to enhance it.  Some berries and die cut leaves and some white berries  oh, and a couple of polystyrene stars from The Range and job done.


I made a frame using a Spellbinders die to help the sweet image stand out.  A sentiment from the Holiday Mini Sentiments stamp set from Whimsy Stamps fitted perfect on the bottom of the frame.  I love this stamp set, the size is just so perfect for those tricky, small spaces that need a sentiment.