Saturday, 30 November 2013

November Offers

This post will stay at the top of my blog till the end of November, please scroll down to look at my latest posts. To take a look at all special offers and promotions have a look at my dedicated page here.
We have two special offers that are available till the end of November. Firstly to help you will that Christmas gift preparation we have 20% off the Create Pretty Packages Bundle.  This is great for everyone including non-crafters as you have everything you need to create some gorgeous packaging, even the ink pad.
Click HERE to take a closer look
Then for those Digital Studio fans we have 30% off selected seasonal downloads, for making festive cards, tags, place settings and more.

If you are interested in any of these products you can purchase them directly from my shop.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Quick Lovely as a Tree

Another lovely as a tree Christmas card.  This one is very quick to make, great when you have a lot of cards to make.  I stamped the trees in midnight muse then smoky slate to give it a blurry effect, honest I did it on purpose. It is mounted on midnight muse card and the base card is soft sky. The sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season stamp set from last years seasonal catalogue but is still available to buy.
 Here are all three cards together:

Stamp sets:

Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set127793

Greetings Of The Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set128033

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Christmas Lovely as a Tree

Here is another Christmas card I made using Lovely as a tree.  I stamped the trees using midnight muse ink, this time there is only a little bit of sponging.  The little deer is from Warmth and Wonder, a hostess set in the seasonal catalogue. I embossed the aperture again using iridescent embossing powder.
This is quite a quick card to make but looks really nice.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Lovely as a Tree and Embossed Aperture

I watched THIS video from the very talented Michelle Last on how to emboss a border made from a framelit and I just had to give it a go. I got out my old faithful stamp set Lovely as a Tree, stamped the tree in versa mark ink then heat embossed using iridescent embossing powder. I then used sponging and masking make to a winter scene, the embossed aperture just sets it off nicely.
 You can see the border around the oval aperture, it is a great technique, thank you Michelle for sharing it.

Friday, 8 November 2013

More Wonderful Blessings!

Here is another card I made using the single stamp Wonderful Blessings, it is exactly the same as yesterdays card except I used whisper white card stock instead of smoky slate and just used the midnight muse ink for a clean look.
 Here they are together:
Stamp Sets
Wonderful Blessing Clear-Mount Stamp Set134779
En Français127790

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Stampin' Up Wonderful Blessings

Did you know that until the 31st of January 2014 Stampin' Up have a selection of single Christmas stamps that you can buy? There are so many new promotions and offers at the moment that you may have missed it on my specials/promotions page, HERE is the leaflet. The Wonderful Blessings stamp caught my eye and I just had to get it, you can never have too many Christmas stamps can you? Here is  a card I made:
 I stamped wonderful blessings onto midnight muse card using the gorgeous silver metallic ink pad we have in the seasonal catalogue, you can see the shimmer on the photograph. I stamped the En France stamp in Midnight Muse ink onto smoky Slate card.
I made the bow using the large oval punch and midnight muse card stock as I didn't have any midnight muse ribbon, I think it looks very effective. Quite a quick card to make but it definitely has the WOW factor when you see it in real life.

Friday, 1 November 2013

The Envelope Punch Board is here!

I am so excited about this new product, you can make 66 different sized envelopes and I have so many ideas of how to use it, from mini albums, boxes and card holders not just envelopes. It is amazing value at only £17.95 and I can't wait to get hold of mine, so keep an eye out for my posts on how I've used it.  If you can't wait to get hold of yours you can get one straight from my shop.