Thursday, October 23, 2014

MORE great goodies!!!

We have some LOVELY extra special Christmas goodies for you to make your Christmas preparations super fun and easy!!  Inside this beautiful EXTRA Christmas pamphlet are some great gift ideas AND decorating ideas for the Christmas season!  Call me to get your copy NOW!

Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit by Stampin’ Up!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beautiful Blues

When I looked at the picture, I immediately thought of Mosaic Madness, went to my happy stamping place and created - and then when I looked at the photo again I thought, hmmmmmmm -

But here is my entry anyway..........

It is hard to photograph the yummy dazzling diamonds glimmer paper, but the card does look lovely and sparkly!!

Many Merry Stars Simply Created® Kit Additional Ideas

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Treat Boxes

The Treat's the Thing is the theme for our challenge at SUO Challenges and I have made some cute little Christmas Boxes - I love to give little gifts to friends, and these little boxes are just perfect!!!

They are the smallest box made with the Gift Box Punch board, and I have used gold foil paper which looks so lovely tied with the glorious Cherry Cobbler linen ribbon.

The little boxes are completed with a little tag from the Take a Ticket stamp set and punched with the coordinating ticket punch.  Voila!  Lovely gift packaging!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

And More Gift Tags

And this is another little pouch of gift tags to give as a gift so some lucky guest at a Stampin' Up party!  When I demonstrated this little pouch, recently, one of the ladies told me, it looks like the way we used to fold cloth nappies!!  Remember them?

Friday, October 17, 2014

More Festival of Trees Gift Tags

This is one of my little gifts I give at a Stampin' Up! Party - handmade gift tags in a cute little pouch!!  Again I'm using Festival of Trees - what a great stamp set!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Gift Giving

We really like to give handmade gifts to our friends, and recently my daughter gave this lovely hand decorated notebook to her friend for her birthday.

We have a  great time using paper doilies, washi tape, glimmer paper, punched flowers, and a little bit of stamping, along with the date stamp for the date of the birthday!!

Festival of Trees

This is my collection of projects using Festival of Trees - some you will see in the Holiday Catalogue on page 24 and some are my own design - inspired by the awesome projects in the catalogue.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Our Get together

At Our last get together, Heather showed us how to make this lovely stand up card.

We used Flower Shop as our stamp set for our gathering, so we could collect lots of different ideas, 

and this was my simple card using punches and DSP.

Colour challenge

 This week at Just Add Ink, there is a colour challenge...... and these are the colours - 
JAI 235

As Christmas approaches, I'm thinking about little gifts and ornaments, and so I am trialing this cute little triangle box to resemble a little Christmas tree!!  It's fun to make and quite simple!!

So I armed myself with the Just Add Ink colours, and created my little tree!!

This is the card when is is laid flat - to show you how simple the project is, but it looks so great when you tie it together in the triangle shape!!

I also did the little tree using Mossy Meadow and gold - and that looks really great too!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Out In the Wood challenge for SUO

The challenge this week for SUO is Out in the Woods - and of course I instantly thought of the lovely Hardwood stamp - it is a lovely background stamp.

I then stamped the wreath from WondrousWreath (I really enjoy using stamps in lots of different ways to find more versatility - especially Christmas Stamps) and added a cute bird using the 2 stamp bird punch and the Moonlight Paper Pack.

I stamped some extra branches from Flower Patch and fussy cut them, and also used the greeting from Flower Patch too.  My final touches include some linen thread and using marker pens to highlight my stamping.  I used some sahara sand at the base of each leaf on the wreath to add some depth to the image, and then some mossy meadow lines for each leaf to add detail.  A bit of dazzling details on the hello honey holly adds a bit of sparkle.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Kinda Eclectic bookmark

Kinda Eclectic is such a versatile stamp set - I've used it here to do some collage stamping on my bookmark, along with some All is Calm washi tape, and venetian lace ribbon.  The top features some silky taffeta Lost Lagoon ribbon tied with linen thread.  The greeting comes from Perfect Pennants.

Friday, October 10, 2014

CASEing myself!

I've done another copy of the card on page 17 of our holiday catalogue - this time making a thank you card.  Once again I have used the Merry Everything, and Good Greetings stamp sets.

The colours are Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz (from the Sweet Sadie washi tape) and Baked Brown Sugar along with the champagne glimmer paper.  The sequins come from the In Colour sequins which add a lovely extra bling for very little cost!!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Merry Everything

This card has been CASED from our holiday catalogue on page 17, and it uses the lovely coordinating tag punch and stamp set Merry Everything.

The washi tape, glimmer paper and stamped strip (stamped with our awesome FREE hostess stamp set Good Greetings - available only until the end of October) all make a really great background for the lovely tag embellishment.  I love the effect of the silver from the silver bakers twine behind the tag!

Combo Layout for Scrapbooking - check it out!

Hello and Welcome to Handmade by Julia Quinn. Today is Scrapbooking Global day!! Each month we share some great inspiration for you1!   This...