Friday, 31 December 2010

Playing with some new products

I’ve had a nice quiet Christmas with plenty of time for playing in my craft room. This is a lovely box I made from one of Lauren Meader’s templates and it gave me a chance to break out of the Christmas colours I have been using for the last few weeks.IMAG0113IMAG0118
The designer paper I’ve used is Elegant Soiree – one of my favourites and it co-ordinates with Baja Breeze (my new favourite blue) and Crumb Cake, which I used for the base and lid. 

The stamp on the top is from the Circle Circus set and the Thank You label came from Just Believe. Both of these sets are so versatile, you can create so many different looks from them.
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Bye for now and here’s wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Playing with my brayer

Here’s some cards I made with hardly any supplies needed - it's Stampin' Ups favourite recipe - Stamps + Ink + Paper.

I’ve used a masking technique with my brayer and ‘Night of Navy’ + ‘Bashful Blue’ inks to create a moonlit snow scene. Trendy trees is a great set for this.

To create the snow storm effect I’ve brayered over salt! Just remember to clean your brayer before you reink it, otherwise is could get messy.

Finished off with some Champagne shimmer spray and white gel pen, it’s got me feeling all Christmassy, especially now the real snow is melting!

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Getting ready for Chrimble!

Well, like many others I’ve been pretty much stuck in the house over the weekend, so I’ve been amusing myself by making Christmas cards and had a go at this lovely Christmas wreath, shown to me by Emma Crockett in Glasgow.
It’s very effective and actually very easy to make. You need a polystyrene ring, lots of pins, half a pack of Real Red and Garden Green card the five petal punch and lots of patience! 

The finishing touch is the gorgeous striped grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up, I am becoming addicted to it.