Sunday, 21 December 2014

Snips and snails, and puppy dog tails

We are celebrating some more good news this weekend.
Yesterday we had the safe arrival of my niece's baby.
A tiny, little boy, named Darwin, who tipped the scales at just 4lb 1oz.
So cute.

Here's the card I made for the very proud Grandparents.

This was a quick make, as I wanted to get it straight out in the post, 
so, I followed the Sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I die cut some cute, little animals and popped them up on a sparkly road.

CAS(E) this Sketch - #104
Pixie's Playground - Snippets
Less Is More - Family
Addicted to CAS - Family

Mama Elephant, Just Hatched Stamps & Dies
DCWV Tres Chic Glitter Paper
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border Dies
Copics. Sequins.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

When the snow lay round about...

I've had real fun making Christmas cards this year,
but I still let out a sigh of relief, as the last one went in the post box.

Here's one that's already reached it's destination.

Without a doubt this Winter Woodland set has been my favourite this year.
All the elements make it so easy to create a pretty, little Christmas scene.

On this card, I embossed the trees with glitter powder,
so, irl,  they have a pretty sparkle,
and the Happy Holidays is also embossed in red glitter.

Merry Monday - Winter Wonderland
Simon Monday - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Winter Wonderland

WPlus9 Winter Woodland Stamps and Dies.
Lawn Fawn Hillside Border Dies    WOW Diamond White Embossing Powder
WOW Red Glitter Embossing Powder.

Friday, 12 December 2014

May all your dreams come true

Hey there.
Eek! I am so excited that my daughter Annabel is engaged,
and I'm looking forward to spending the weekend with her and her fiance.
Here's the card I made them.

Ok, I went a little overboard with the bling :-)
The confetti, sentiment and banner are stamped and embossed in gold
and the shaker is packed full of tiny beads and sequins in gold, silver and white.

Simon Says Wednesday - Bling It On
Penny Black and More - Special Occasions
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes (Not Christmas)

Winnie & Walter Big Bang Confetti.
Sentiment is from an old Whiff Of Joy set.
Banner is Clearly Besotted Basi Banners.
Nestie Heart Die  Gold embossing powder.  Beads and Sequins

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Yay! You're engaged.

No card from me today peeps, just sharing some wonderful news.
My youngest daughter, Annabel got engaged yesterday.

They went away for the weekend to a countryside lodge,
and Andy did the whole 'down-on-one knee' proposal
right next to a waterfall.

Nicely planned :-)

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Shake it

Afternoon everyone...
Today I'm sharing a set of Christmas, shaker cards with you.

After a rummage in my Christmas box, I came across these pre-coloured toppers,
from Lili Of The Valley, that are just perfect for a quick and simple shaker card.

I made my shaker 'snow' from a combination of flower soft, diamond dust,
sequins and beads, and then, all that's needed, is a simple, sentiment banner 
to complete the card.


Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (optional gift or decoration)
Simon Says - Christmas/Holidays

LOTV Toppers. I think these are now availableas Art Pads.
Banner - WPlus9 Stamps and Dies.
Diamon Dust. Flwer Soft. Sequins.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Deep and crisp and even

How is your Christmas card pile coming along?
I am almost done, I think!  Thanks to a few mini production lines.

Here's the first one... with a woodland scene card.

My cards are usually one offs, but I really liked how this one turned out,
so I set to making a few of them.
Here you can see my backgrounds are all stamped and embossed, and the die cuts are ready to go.

You can just make out below, that the little snowflakes are embossed. 
I used Wow - Diamond White powder, which in IRL gives a silvery sparkle.

Some of the backgrounds are stamped on very pale lilac card.
I'm not sure which one I like best!

Sweet Stampin' - Let It Snow
Simon Monday - Holiday Cards
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (Twist is Embossing)
Time Out - Embossing (Twist is Sparkle)

Stamps and Dies - WPlus9 Winter Woodland.
Wow Diamond White Embossing Powder.
Memento Inks - Toffee Crunch, Lady Bug
Lawn Fawn Stitched Border Die