Sunday, 10 December 2017

More gift boxes

My daughter loves having her nails painted so I always try to buy her a new varnish for Christmas,  I usually make a small gift holder and hang it from our tree.  This is the one I made this year using a pattern I found on Pinterest.  I have made it from Kraft card and added some PP then added the die cut baubles and sparkly gems.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

They are very easy to make and would hold a variety of small gifts.

I am adding this to the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Gift it".

Although alot of the country are having pretty snow storms here in Dorset it is falling as rain, such a shame would love to see some snow on the hills by our house.  Keep warm everyone.


Saturday, 9 December 2017

Still more Christmas cards!!

At last I can see the end in sight, only a few more Christmas cards to make and I have enough for this year.  Here are three more from this years collection lol!!

This top one is using an old favourite "Antique Poinsettia " from Hero Arts, this time on Kraft card stock.  I have embossed the flower in gold and coloured with Zig markers, the sentiment is aslo Hero Arts.

A very simple card here using a snowflake die and the "Stitched Square die" from Simon Says, just added some gems for added sparkle.

lastly the poinsettia again this time embossed in gold on Vellam before fussy cutting and layering up, love it in the vellam.

We had a little snow here last night but its melted already, pretty while it lasted.

Have a great weekend.


Friday, 8 December 2017

Small Gift Boxes

For the table on Christmas day I like to add a little handmade gift box to each place setting, containing some chocolate mints and a lotto ticket .  Here are samples of the ones I have made this year , the box is cut using my Silhouette machine and I have decorated with die cuts and stamped poinsettias. They are white and blue for the boys.

And red and white for the girls, I have also added name tags and some bells although you cant see the red ones on Fran's in the photo :0( .

 I had fun with these but now I need to get on and put up some decorations !!

I am adding these to the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Gift It".


Friday, 1 December 2017

Dies and Stamps.

More Christmas cards I am afraid,  another using the "Pile of Presents" die from Simon Says this is definitely my favourite new purchase as It makes such lovely easy  Christmas cards and  is very versatile .  I have made another Shaker Card and this time added it to a shaped card base cut with some older Spellbinder dies.

I am adding this to two challenges , Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and the current Simon Says Flickr group challenge.

This second card took a bit more time as I stamped and embossed the  Hero Arts "Antique Poinsettia" in gold  three times then fussy cut the smaller pieces to add texture. coloured with Zig markers and added some seed beads.  The square base is a Simon Says Die.

Again I shall add these to both Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge.  

We have had a lovely few days here, bright blue skies and cold temperatures, I love these crisp days perfect for long beach walks.


Monday, 27 November 2017

Need more Cards!!!

I have just had a lovely weekend as both our son and daughter came to visit.  Now I find I need to make more Christmas cards as Francesca raided my card box.  This is a really simple card using the Simon Says "Pile of Presents" die and some glitter card stock. 
Adding this one to the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge, which is a Christmas theme again.

This second card is again using dies and and embossing folder from Tim Holtz , again a simple card to make.  Well that's two more need to get cracking on some more.


Friday, 24 November 2017

Christmas Bottle Label

I have a bottle of Vin Santo to give as a present and wanted to make a bottle label for it.  I have used the Hero Arts stamp Antique Poinsettia which I stamped and embossed in gold three times then fussy cut the images and layered up.  I added some seed beads to the flower for added sparkle.  Then I stamped some extra leaves and coloured green .  I have also layered some die cuts for added dimension.  For the base I just used a large label die but by placing it carefully in my sizzix I added some extra length to the label.  The sentiment is also Hero Arts.

I shall add this to the current Simon Says Wednesday challenge " Food and/or Drink".

Have a great weekend.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Still Busy with Christmas Cards!

I had time to make a few more Christmas cards today, A simple Gold a White card made with the Simon Says Star Flower stamp and Gold embossed.  Stamped the image twice and fussy cut to add the Star.  Used both the Wavy Scalloped Die and the Stitched Suqaue die also from Simon Says.

This card also uses a Simon Says die , this time the "Stack of Presents" and the Canvas stripes stamp from Hero Arts.

I am adding both these cards to the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge which is "Happy Holidays".

This last card uses an older stamp from Penny Black, really love this cute image.  I have cut a tag and then stamped on the image and coloured with Zig Markers.  The background is dry embossed and I then added some bells and ribbon.  Luckily I am going to hand this card to the recipient as those bells make it a hard one to post!

This card is for the current  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge " "Furry Friends"

I have had a really productive weekend as I have also been painting my bedroom furniture.  Hope you have had a great and crafty weekend too.


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Christmas cards

Had lots of time today to make a few more Christmas cards and decided to concentrate on the younger members of the family.  The first two are made with a really old Penny Black stamp that I have.  I stamped and coloured the image with Zig Markers then die cut and added some Nuvo drops for the snow.  I dry embossed the back panel and layered up the image.

I made the second image into a shaker card, just love making these cards .

My last card is using a penguin  image cut with my Silhouette Machine as someone in  the family loves Penguins!!  The die cuts are by Simon Says and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I am adding these to the current Wednesday challenge at Simon Says "Snow White".

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.


Monday, 6 November 2017


Found some more crafty time today and decided to make a Thank You card for the SSS Flickr Group challenge.  A very simple card using an older Hero Arts stamp and Simon Says "Stitched Square " die and "Thanks " die.  Just added some pearls to finish.

Also adding this card to the current "Flower Challenge #14" 

 Then of course I had the die cut Thanks left so quickly rustled up another card.

Again very simple using the Simon Says "Star Flower" stamped embossed in silver.

Need to get back to my painting now, nearly finished thank goodness!


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Another Tag!

We are still busy decorating so crafting has taken a back seat for a few days but I did have time tp make another quick Tag for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge.   This die is new to me so I am having fun experimenting with it, again this is a very simple design, I just layered up the die cut with some glitter card.  Decided on a round tag this time and added a pop of colour with the red bows.

Just a short post as I have to get back to the painting, have a great Sunday.