Tuesday, 6 December 2022

A Holly Jolly Christmas

Good morning and a very happy Tuesday!

This is my first project for the Something Seasonal challenge over at Lost Coast Designs.

I've had this stencil since last Christmas, and now it's finally come out of the packet!

As I have rather a lot of cards to make (and I've not really started yet) I needed something that I can batch make but that still looks nice.

I coloured my coated card with Distress oxides, then stamped and cut out Georges and Louis. This is a simple shape to cut out and I like how the brown looks against the blues.

As you can tell, this stamp has been very well-loved lol.

I've just added some glitter to the red berries, and a Tim Holtz sticker.

I hope you join in with our challenge and link up your seasonal piece.

Take care and have a very happy December xx

Sunday, 4 December 2022

Happy 1st Christmas!

Good morning and a very happy Sunday!

As you may know, my beautiful granddaughter was born seven weeks early in October (she actually isn't due until this Thursday!) Thankfully she is now safely home, and I got my very first cuddle last week! Of course, this will be her very first Christmas, and I shall be taking lots of photos, so I have altered a frame to keep my favourite one in.

I've used papers from the Relatively Thoughtful Magic of Childhood and Reindeer Christmas collections, and I think they work beautifully together.

I started by taking my plain white photo box and applying black construction tape around all the edges. This now means that I don't need to paint them, and it's a nice surface to stick my papers to.

The front pieces have been carefully measured, the corners mitered, and all the edges inked.

Even with the careful preparation, it's always nice to see that they fit lol.

I've tried to use non-directional patterns as at this stage I don't know if I'll be putting a portrait or a landscape photograph inside.

This is the backing board that the photo will sit on. It's just under 7x5 so I can trim a little bit off a 7x5 photo. You know what I just said about non-directional.... Doh!! Never mind, as these collections are both available as digital downloads I can just print another sheet and use the other side if I go with portrait - it will be the poshest back to a frame ever!

The gorgeous rocking horse is part of a cut-apart sheet in the Magic of Childhood collection. I've heat-embossed it with sparkly powder - well it is Christmas!

It's really hard to show the sparkle in a photograph, but it is there. The embossing powder also adds strength to the card.

This is how it looks in landscape.

And we are going to pretend that the reindeer aren't standing on their heads for the portrait shot! I promise that no reindeer were harmed in the making of this frame 😂😂.

These fabulous collections can be found here in the store.

And there is always new inspiration daily on our Facebook page and group.

Have a lovely day whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking xx

Thursday, 1 December 2022

The Magic Of Christmas

Good morning and a very happy Thursday, welcome to December - the most wonderful time of the year!!

It's time for our annual Christmas challenge over at Country View Crafts, and for my first card, I've followed a Tracy Evans tutorial. I can 100% recommend these, Tracy has such a relaxed teaching style and makes anything seem possible.
I went a little bit wrong with my background and ended up making the stamp jump, BUT it will be perfect as a background for my background????? Well I know what I mean lol. 

A little bit of matting and layering with these beautiful AALL & Create stamps.

And sparkle, lots of lovely sparkle!
Do you see that tiny blackbird? I would never have thought to add anything there, but Tracy's projects are full of the little details that make all the difference.

Please join in with our fun challenge and show us your Christmas makes, and I'll be back later in the month with my second project.
Take care and have a very happy December xx

Monday, 28 November 2022

Ticket To Ride

Good morning and a very happy Monday! It's the last few days of our fun Tag challenge over at Lost Coast Designs, and here's my second piece.

This time I started by making an inky background and stamping the License Plate Alpha Set.

I LOVE this sentiment, they are words to live by!

These are my fab stamps

There's still time to join in with us, so start stamping your tags!

Have a great week whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x

Sunday, 27 November 2022

Just A Girl With A Dream

Good morning and a very happy Sunday. Today I'm sharing the second of my cards using the Great Gatsby collection from Relatively Thoughtful.

Again I'm teaming the papers with a stamped image.

I started by creating my layers - I couldn't resist using the silver mirror card for my base layer.

I don't think I would have fitted in very well in this era, I'm more of a jeans girl myself!

I really like the sheets of cut-aparts, just perfect for turning into tags. I had to add a bit of bling too - well it would be rude not to.

The collection can be found here in Sally's store.
And as always there's tons of inspiration in our Facebook groups

Have a very happy week whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Stars That Glitter

Good morning and a very happy Tuesday. Today we have a fun new challenge starting over at Lost Coast Designs, and it's to make a tag!

I started by inking my tag with some distress inks.

And then stamped one of my favourite stamps the Birds Collage Background from Carmen's Veranda.

Then I just added colour to certain parts with my Posca pens.

This is my lovely stamp, Birds Collage Background.

This is a really fun challenge, so please join in for the chance to win some Lost Coast $'s.

Take care and have a very happy week, xx

Sunday, 13 November 2022

With Love From Gatsby

Good morning and a very happy Sunday!

I'm having a little break from Christmas this week, and am bringing you The Great Gatsby.

I love these fabulous papers; they go so well with a stamped image.

I like this card style as it lets me show off the papers beautifully.

Lots of different designs but they all go together perfectly. There are also postcards and cut-apart sheets too!

There's a second card inside to write my sentiment on.

I love the black and white against the bright colours.

As always there is new inspiration daily on our Facebook groups.

The collection can be found here in the store.

Take care and have a lovely week whatever you are doing x

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Let It Snow

 Good morning and a very happy Sunday!

Well, we are now into November, so it's definitely nearly Christmas lol.

I love the Winter Wonderland collection, and I definitely will be making a mini album with it. The soft colour palette and watercolour look is just beautiful!

I added some stencilling and a little bit of glitter.

Look at these gorgeous colours!

You have to use a bit of glitter at Christmas right?

You can find the collections here in the store in A412x12, and digital format.

As always there is new inspiration every day in our Facebook groups

RT Create, Make, & Share

Relatively Thoughtful

Have a lovely day whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x