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Christmas Snowflake Wreath

Christmas Snowflake Wreath

Christmas 2018 – do you think it is too early to make Christmas Cards? Well I have made my first for 2018 using a set of stamps and punches from Stampin Up – Festive Flurries and the co-ordinating punch and a die from Penny Black. Going for blues and silvers, the stamps were embossed using Tonic embossing power, whilst the Penny Black snowflake was covered with the Tonic blue glitter. Everything was arranged in a wreath shape and layered onto blue stash card.

This will be entered into the:

Stampin Up Festive Flurries

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New Year, new stamp

New Year, new stamp

This is a stamp which I can see fast becoming one of my favourite stamps and like “The Folder”  being called “The Stamp Set”. It is Dahlia Turnabout stamp made by Concord & 9th. This one was made using the Tonic Classic Gold embossing powder, framed with the MFT stitched die and layered onto a gold card. 2018 was cut using old Quickutz dies and the gemstones made using clear Tonic Drops and covered with gold glitter.

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I would like to enter the card in the following challenges:

Dancer in Gold

Dancer in Gold

I really do love Christmas time when we get the chance to make lots of cards knowing that they are to be used instead of being put in a box to be ready ……..

This one is made using a retired Stamping Up stamp – Prancer. He is just perfect for Christmas. He was embossed using Nuvo Embossing powder Classic Gold which produces a rich gold colour. It was framed using and MFT stitched die and placed on stock card. The edging at the back of the card is a Sue Wilson die cut in half and stuck behind the card before being layered on to the card.

I will be entering the card into the Global Design Project Challenge 116 – CASE

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Blooming Bouquet

Thank you Blooming Bouquet

Having discovered another American stamping supplier – Altenew Stamps, I recently took delivery of one of their sets Blooming Bouquet which looked as if it could be so versatile for many different occasions.

The stamp was stamped over two pieces of card and embossed with Tonic Nuvo white embossing powder and water coloured using stamping up Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango and Concord Crush. using the water allowed the die colour to separate and give different shades.

I would like to enter this Thank You card in the Seven Hills October Sketch Challenge.

Altnew Blooming Bouquet

Cuddling with Ted LOTV

Cuddling with Ted LOTV

Do you ever find that you see cards made by others and think Wow, I would like to make a similar card, buy the stamp and in doing so forget about all the other lovely stamps that you have bought over the years – many no longer on trend.

So I would like to say thank you Lili of the Valley for encouraging me to look at my old stamp stash to dig out poor stamps which have been hiding at the bottom of my stamp pile.  This month their Facebook Challenge is  the first stamp that we have bought.  As I had used Promarkers to colour the image, I thought I would use the opportunity to enter into another Challenge over at Passion for Promarkers.

Therefore, as it is coming up for Christmas, and I am in the process of making Christmas cards, I thought I would use a stamp I have had for a long time – Cuddling with Ted. to enter in to the challenge.  It was coloured using Promarkers – different shades of purple and blue, layered with an oval Sue Wilson Christmas die. Snowflakes were Penny Black Snowy die cut out and covered with Tonic Nuvo ice white glitter and stuck on randomly.

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Chef of Happiness

Chef of Happiness

I just want to share this card with you which I made for a work colleague who is moving on to pastures new. I made the chef and cooking utensils using a set of  MFT stamps Recipe for Happiness. This is the first time that I have used any of their stamps and found them so crisp and easy to use. The beer bottles set – Last Orders were bought from set from Card-io, all cut out and mounted onto the card. The star was made using the Tonic star set whilst the greeting is a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp.

Hope you like it as I had lots of fun doing it and will definitely be buying more MFT stamp sets and co-ordinating dies.

I would also like to enter the card into the Seven Hills monthly craft challenge for September – Spotlight.

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Keeping Note of Craft Stuff

This is something I never thought I would find myself doing. I am a visual person and love having all my crafty stuff on view. With the room getting smaller or just buying too much, I find that I cannot keep all my dies, stamps, inks etc, in full view allowing me to decide what I am going to use for my next project.

Today I came up with what I thought was as a good idea for me.  Using the application Trello I was able to start listing all the craft stamps etc into lists, organised by the brand. Then getting photos, they were added to each of the items in the list giving me a visual image. As you can see from the screen shot I will be able to easily find what I am looking for. Each card will also be linked to projects I have made using the individual items.

Hope that you find this helpful.

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