Sunday, 23 December 2012

More Christmas cards...

Another Christmas card here using a non Christmas Stamp Set and a favourite of mine and some customers...Apothecary Art!

We used the matching Label Framelits Die, to cut out the image and used the Boho Blossom punch to create some Ponsietta flowers to go round the wreath.

I used some retired Designer Series Paper (DSP). and a little Old Olive Satin Ribbon under the Sentiment (if you can see it) which comes from Curly Cute Stamp Set. 
The colours used Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Old Olive. I also used the Stampin' Write (markers) to colour in the flowers.

I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and I will see you in the New Year with a something new...until then enjoy the rest of 2012!

D xx

Sunday, 16 December 2012

My own Christmas Cards...

I needed to these quick as needed to send them to Malta and as usual left it rather late so these cards are simple with a personalised twist: a photo of our lovely daughter Lily.

This is a snowy scene, I must say I got all excited when it snowed a few days ago but found it incredibly hard to take a photo of Lily, as I was on my own and use the timer on the camera!

Materials used were: Night of Navy Card, Whisper White Ink and the Labels Framelits for the pretty frame cut out and Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.

The next one uses the Peekaboo Die, to create windows for photos of notes. This is going to be a great one for scrapbooking.
This is the front:

I used some retired designer series paper and the rest is: Lucky Limade and Real Red card. The Holly Stamp from Easy Events, Peekaboo Die and Pearls.

Once you open you'll see...

Our lovely Lily (sorry the pic isn't that great!). 

Until next time, with another Christmas Card, 
Take care and keep warm,
D xx

Friday, 14 December 2012

First Private Class...a Christmas Theme

I thought I would launch my new 'Private Classes' before Christmas and my very first class was for a group of girls who met through the NCT. They wanted something for their little ones to send to their new daddies and here is the one I came up with, but have a look at the different takes on each one, including  'what I call Reindolf one!'.

 We had to do it in batches whilst some of the mums looked after the babies.

 You can see that the mums really enjoyed it with the concentration on their face.

These are a few of their cards...

You can see that someone opted for a Reindolf! But also look at the beaming smile on their faces! They are going to have a bunch of happy daddies. 

One of the mums couldn't make but was able to buy a kit to make at home.  Kits of this class are available at £5.

If you would like a Private Class, such as this one, please get in touch. The cost of one like this (1 personalised card) is £6 for a minimum of 6 people. 

Watch the private class page for more details. 

In the meantime, ta ta from me and I'll see you next with some more Christmas Cards!
D xx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

More Christmas cards...

OMG I hear you say, three updates in a week!! Well I have managed to schedule these posts as Lily is having a nap!

Here is another card we made at class, a rather simple but classy card, using the Heart of Christmas stamp, with the Label Framelits Die. The colours used here were Chocolate Chip and Real Red. The different coloured writing was done using the Stampin' write in Read Red. This was done by first stamping the whole image in Chocolate Chip, then with a wet wipe just cleaning the part you would like in a different colour, voila one stamp yet a variety of ways of using it!

I do have a couple of more cards to show you but I hope to make a couple of gifts and my own Christmas cards over the next few days using Christmassy photos of Lily, so if they do turn out how I imagine them to, I will share these with you next!

Thanks for popping by, 
D x

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Christmas Cards continued...

As promised here is another Christmas card we made at class. We used some retired Christmas designer series paper I had and used the Scensational Seasons Stamp Set and matching Holiday Framelits Die for the Tree and Star, Labels Framelits Die for the red background. The presents came from a new non-Christmas stamp set called Patterned Party.

The colour combos here were: Lucky Limade, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise  and the Red Glitter card for the star.

Another Christmas card will be shared over the next few days...
Thanks for visiting, 
D x

Friday, 7 December 2012

Cards for Christmas...

Here we are again, Christmas round the corners and crafters frantically making their cards in time to send before the last post. I'm afraid to say I am one of those who always have good intentions, round about July time to make as many cards as I possibly can but always end up doing something else! So watch out next July as there will be a 'Stamp a Stack' to get those Christmas cards ready!

Well, if you were one of the crafters who attend my monthly class you would have at least 5 done, including a little gift box. Over the next few days I will be sharing with you the cards we made.

The first is a lovely simple card using the 'Lovely as a Tree' set. If you scroll back I have used this stamp set quite a lot for different occasions, again another versatile set that comes out when I'm not sure where to start.

We have used Not Quite Navy Card and ink, stamping the trees in Whisper White Ink and using the diamond glitter for the snowy mountain feel!

Pop back soon to see another card we made at class. If you are interested in joining us, the next class will be on the 8th of January 2013.
Until next time take care, 
D xx