Sunday, 29 September 2013

The Hobby House - Christmas gift bag

Hi everyone. I am back again today with my 2nd post and this time I would like to share my inspiration piece for The Hobby House.......A Christmas Gift bag.

  • I have used a brown paper gift bag as my base.
  • The sweet image is a Elizabeth Bell topper available from The Hobby House.
  • The paper and card are from my stash.
  • I have layered the image onto a Spellbinder Stately Circle cut out of some Christmas paper by Maja Design called 'It's Christmas Time.
  • The sentiment is a Whimsy stamp - Winter Notables 1 which is also available from The Hobby House.
  • All of the flowers and embellishments are available from The Hobby House and if you hop on over to the Hobby House blog you will find links for each to the Website.
  • I have used some stickles glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels and some Shabby White Frantage (on the metal corners) to finish of f my gift bag.

Lacy Sunshine - New challenge

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend:)
Today I have 2 projects to share with you and neither are a card.  My first post is a Halloween tag using the gorgeous Pumpkin Boo by Lacy Sunshine. Today over on the Lacy Sunshine blog you will find lots of Halloween projects made by the design team. The design team got to choose one of Heathers Halloween themed digi stamps and I had to have this one ...she is super cute:)
The new theme this fortnight is Stitching, faux or real. To join in the fun just hop on over to The Lacy Sunshine Blog for all of the details HERE

  • I have kept my tag quite simple. I have coloured Pumpkin Boo in with my copics.
  • The Spellbinder dies that I have used are: Standard Circles Small, Stately Circles, 5x5 Matting and Layering Basics, Framed Tags One. The flowers and foliage flourishes are the new Die D-Lites: Blooms 3 and Sprigs.
  • I have used my Sakura gel pen - Clear Sparkle to add a little sparkle to Pumpkin Boo.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

A very good Wednesday morning my blogging friends. Today I have 2 Heartfelt Creation cards to share with you. They are both very different. One is a vey summery card (I think maybe I am trying to hold onto summer here in the UK a little longer) and the other is a very festive Christmas card.
But first:
If you hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog you will find lots of exciting things happening!
The semi finalists have been chosen and you get to vote for your top 5, and you also get to go in a prize drawer, how cool is that? 
I would like to say a big congratulations to each and every semi finalists and I wish you all the best of luck:) x
Heartfelt Creations is also needing your top 5 best designers that you like which will enable Heartfelt Creations to decide which design team members get to stay on for another term and again you will get to go in a prize drawer.
So if you like my style and creations and I have inspired you to be creative with your Heartfelt Creations products and you would  like to continue to seeing more of my designs then head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to find out more details on how to vote.
So to my cards, this one is the very festive Christmas card:

 I have heat embossed using the Holiday Script background stamp with clear sparkle embossing powder over deep red memento ink.

The poinsettia is the new stamp which co-ordinates with the Sun Kissed Fleur die which was released a few months ago.
I have heat embossed each individual flower with Shabby white embossing powder.


                             I have die cut cut out 2 Christmas trees. One
                             in pale olive card and one in the dark green 
                             patterned paper from the Frosty Blanket
                             paper collection. I have layered them up on
                             top of each other adhering only at the middle
                             and off set the top one slightly so that it
                             creates a shadow effect. I have then gently
                             eased them away from the card so that it
                             gives it a 3D look.

                             To create a real festive look to my card I
                              added lots of Snow Dust.
 Here are products that I have used and the instructions on how I created it in more detail:

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCD 734 – Sun Kissed Fleur die
HCPC 3557 – Christmas Poinsettia precut set
HCPC 3562 – Holiday Script  Background precut set
HCPC 3551 – Holly Berry precut set
HCD  738 – Ornamental Add On Die set
HCD 739 -  Banner and Trees die set
HCPC1 225 – Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
Other items Used:
7”x7” card base, Very pale green card stock, red glitter, Pinfalir Snow Dust, Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels, Embossing ink pad, Stampendous Crystal transparent embossing powder, Stickles Glitter – diamond, Foam 3d pads, glue, Stampendous Frantage – shabby white, red embossing powder.

Cut some chosen red paper from the paper collection and cut 61/2” square and adher to the front of the card. Cut a piece of very pale green card about 5”x6”, stamp and emboss with red embossing powder using the Holiday script background stamp. Adhere to the centre of the card with 3d foam pads. Stamp and emboss with shabby white frontage 2 sets of the sun kissed flower die, using the Poinsettia stamp. Die cut 4 holly berry flourish foliage and stamp with the co –ordinating die.
Die cut one of the trees in pale green card and one in some dark green paper from the paper collection.  Make up 2 layered flowers  and adhere as in picture, add the holly berry flourishes, and adhere the pale green tree to the centre and then fold the other tree in half and adhere only along the centre so that the it sits away from the card slightly. Finish of the card by decorating with the , glitter jewels, snow dust, red glitter  and stickles glitter to finish.  I have decorated  the inside of the card by adhering some matching paper.

Now for my 2nd Heartfelt Creations card today:


I have made a Criss Cross card and instead of adhering the fronts together and using it as a pocket, I have used the ribbon bow to keep them together.

I have decorated the inside of the card so that this is on show when on display
 Here is a full list of products and Instructions on how to make up the card:

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HFC -734 – Sun kissed   Fleur Die
HCPC 3409 – Tropical Floral Swirls precut set
HCPC 3533 – Sun Kissed Fleur precut set
HCDP1 231 – Posy Patch paper collection
Spellbinder dies – Vintage Lace Accents, grand decorative circles, grand stately circles and Decorative Labels Eight
Other Products Used:
2 x 7”x7” base cards, Dusky pink card, cream card, cream vintage lace, Stickles glitter –Diamond,  Deep dusky pink ribbon, decorative pearls on thread, large decorative pearls, small pearls, Stampendous Shabby Frantage embossing powders – aged rose and vintage lilac, embossing ink pad, Clear sparkle embossing  powder.
First make a criss cross card base and adhere your chosen paper from the Posy Patch paper collection.
Die Cut: 4 x Vintage Lace borders, 1 x large Stately Circles in dusky pink card, 1 x med/large Grand Decorative, 1 x Decorative Labels Eight in dusky pink card.
Layer up the circles and adhere together, cut them and adhere at the back of the card so that you have about 1” showing on the 2 sides and 2” showing on the top piece,(you don’t need the 4th piece). Adhere the borders from the inside of each side of the card.  Cut a piece of dusky pink card approximately 4 ½” x 6 ½” stamp and emboss the tropical floral swirl stamp randomly with clear sparkle embossing powder.  Adhere this to the bottom half of the middle of the inside of the card. Choose a quote from the paper pad, cut it out and layer onto dusky pink card so that it has about a ½” border. Now layer this onto the Decorative Labels Five die cut and now adhere to the embossed pink card.  Cut two pieces of patterned paper and adhere to the inside of both the left and right hand side of the card, cut them so that there is a border left around them.
Stamp, emboss with the frantage and die cut 3 x Sun kissed Fleur flowers. Make up one large one, the others I have left single, and adhere these into place as in picture.
Adhere the Vintage lace borders and the vintage cream lace across the middle of each side of the outside of the card. Adhere the ribbon and leave long enough so that you can make a bow to keep the card closed.  Decorate the card with the pearls on thread, decorative pearls, small single pearls and finish of course with a little stickles glitter.





Sunday, 22 September 2013

Shabby Vintage Christmas

Good morning everyone. This is just a quick post today as  am off to Ally Pally:)
First I would like to thank everyone who came to my demo yesterday at Sir Stampalot, you all made me so welcome. It was a brilliant day, and I hope to be back soon:) I would also like to thank Janice for having me and again making me feel so very welcome and at ease:) x It really was an amazing day and best of all I met so lovely crafters which I hope I will see again soon:)

So to my card today, which is my Inspiration card for Whimsy Digital. I have used the sweetest little  owl ever - The new Camp it Out Owl by Kelly Mannix, which you can find HERE. I thought I would go with a shabby vintage look with this card, lots of frantage and traditional reds and greens.
The sentiment is also a whimsy stamp which you can find HERE called Christmas Sayings and the die cut you can find HERE is Elegant Notables 1.


Friday, 20 September 2013

Fussy and Fancy Friday

Happy Friday everyone:)  Today I would like to share a card that I will hopefully be demonstrating tomorrow at Sir Stampalot in Peterborough.....It would be nice to see some of my fellow crafters:)
I say hopefully demonstrating as I have quite a few prepared and not sure that I will get time to demonstrate them all, but will just go with the flow:) I really am super excited:) x

I have combined this card with my  DT creation for The Fussy and Friday Challenge where the theme this week is hosted by the lovely Elin and is punches/and or dies. Do hop on over to see all the beautiful creations from the design team for some inspiration and join in:)

  • My card base measures 7"x7".  The papers that I chose are the beautiful Maja Design - Vintage Summer Basics 12"x12".
  • I have die cut the Heartfelt Creations -Decorative Chateau Gate in the deep dusky pink card stock.  Then die cut it in to my card base and also my patterned paper to give me an aperture on the front of my card.  
  • The fancy border is made up by die cutting the smaller window from the Decorative Chateau Gate twice and cutting the outer decorative border around it  off and using this. The vase for the flowers is made from this too.
  • The tiny foliage around the window and in the vase is also from the Decorative Chateau Gate die set from Heartfelt Creations which Sir Stampalot have in stock and you can find HERE 
  • The other leaves and the flourish that I have used are Spellbinder - Jewel Flowers and Flourishes which you can find HERE. I have used some Tim Holtz distress ink - Iced Spruce on the foliage.
  • I have made the flowers using some of the Maja Design paper and deep dusky pink and die cut using the Heartfelt Creations die - Posy Patch which you can find HERE You can also use the co-ordinating stamp to go with this.  The tiny mulberry roses that I have used are Hobby House which Sir Stampalot stock. As are the decorative pearls that I have used which again Sir Stampalot stock and sell by the metre.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Happy Campers - show us your flowers
4Krafty Girlz - anything goes
Try It On Tuesday - make your own flowers


Thursday, 19 September 2013

In The Pink Challenge

A very good morning fellow bloggers. How is your week going? I hope you have all been doing lots of crafting. I myself are working on some samples for my demonstration on Saturday at Sir Stampalot in Peterborough. So not much sleep as my mojo is working over time and I just don't seem to be able to keep up with myself :) Does this happen to you?
So today sees another new challenge over at In The Pink and the theme is one of my favourites ....BLING I UP!
And we have a nice little surprise for you this time..... Lili of the Valley have kindly given us a little bit of candy for this challenge post...  and we have a lovely stamp of theirs to give to one of the Perfect Pinkies chosen.  We'll put all five Bling PP's into a hat and pull out one lucky winner to receive this gorgeous stamp - which is the same image as our lovely Lis has used.
Hop on over to the In The Pink Challenge Blog for lots of gorgeous pink cards with lots of bling from our very talented design team. Just remember that your card must follow the theme and be predominantly pink! We can't wait to see your creations:)
For my card I have used papers from a paper pad from Lili of the Valley and NitWit Collections by Mary Fran called Always and Forever. The gorgeously sweet image is a Lacy Sunshine digi called Eleanor- Antheia. I wanted to go for a vintage look with this card, I am just loving vintage papers at the moment:)

  • I have used The Hobby House flowers, Cameo, pearls and  fancy flourishes.
  • I have used copics to colour Antheia and used a white gel pen to create a few high lights.
  • The 'with love' tag is from LOTV
  • I have used Spellbinder dies - Grand Decorative Ovals and Die D-Lites - Flourish trim which are available from Sir Stampalot.
  • The flourish die that I have used is by Memory Box.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Creative Moments - anything goes/frame it
Divas by Design - anything goes
Creative Romance - Dies/punches

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

A very good morning to you all. I hope you are all well.
Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout with you using the beautiful Season of Joy Collection which was released last week over on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

 Demonstration Day at Sir Stampalot Peterborough

Before I share my layout with you I would like to invite you all to Sir Stampalot in Peterborough Cambridgeshire.  They are holding a free demonstration day!!!! and I will be demonstrating the wonderful Heartfelt Creations products:) and also of course some beautiful products from The Hobby House!
 Over the next few days I will share with you a few of the creations that I will be making.....these will include: a card with matching gift box,  a criss sross card with decorative tag, also some different ways that you can use your Sun kissed fleur die and co-ordinating stamps and lots of other hints and tips on how you can get the most from your Heartfelt Creation products.
I will be using some new products and also some older collections that you maybe haven't seen for a while.  It is going to be a fun filled day so I really hope that if you live nearby you will come and join me:) It will be to meet you! For more information hop on over to Sir Stampalot  HERE

So to my Heartfelt Creations layout:
My First Snow

Heartfelt Creations products Used:
HCPC 3557 – Christmas Poinsettia precut set
HCPC 3561  – Christmas Sentiment Circles precut set
HCPC – Elegant Joy precut set
HCPC  - Holly Berry precut set
HCD  738 - Ornamental  Add On die set
HCD  739 – Banner and Tree Die set
HCDP1 225 – Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
Spellbinder dies used: Stately Circles, Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Decorative Labels Twenty-Two

 Other products Used: Grunge Paste, Archival Ink – plum, Embossing ink pad, Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder – Olyimpic Gold Lustre,  Pinflair Snow Dust, Stickles Glitter – Crystal and Frosted Lace, Red lace, deep plum ribbon, Want2Scrap black adhesive pearls, small cream flat pearls, Prima Dot Stencil, TimHoltz Distress Ink – Antique Linen,  Adhesive, Glossy Accents, foam pads, red, olive green and cream card stock. Heat embossing gun,  Grand  Calibur.

For my layout I have chosen the rich plum coloured paper with the door and wreath.  Start by using the grunge paste,  stencil the dots towards the left of your paper. Leave this to one side and allow too dry.
Cut out your image and layer onto a die cut of the Decorative Labels Twenty-Two using foam pads.
Stamp the sentiment with the plum Archival ink onto cream card and die cut out with the petite scalloped circles. Die cut another petite circle in cream card the next size up. Die cut a stately circle so that the petite circle sits just inside the scallops of the stately circle. Layer them up using foam pads on the sentiment.  Cut out one of the plain panels from the Frosty Blanket papers and stamp the Joy sentiment onto it. Die cut 3 small snowflakes and 3 larger ones. Stamp, heat emboss and die cut the Poinsettia flower set (you only need 2 larger ones, but you can use the others on another project). Die cut 2 of the flower banner/trees in olive green card. Stamp and die cut 2 large holly leaf swirls and 2 small holly leaf swirls. Cut a piece of cream card and write a little about your photo.  Use a little Distress Ink around your circle sentiment, ‘My First Snow’ and just a tiny bit on your snowflakes.
Now that you have everything cut out, stamped  and ready you can now begin to put your layout together.
Begin with the ribbon and lace. Decide where you need the trees to sit and adhere these in position.
Add the ‘Joy’ sentiment and then your image/Decorative Labels Twenty-Two.  Adhere the Circle sentiment with just a little tucked under the image layer. Adhere the holly leaf swirls and layer 2 larger poinsettias and adhere between the image and ‘Joy sentiment. Add the snowflakes as in picture.
Add tiny cream pearls to the snowflakes and black pearls to the centre of the poinsettia. Finish by adding some Snow Dust around your image/photo, around the edge of the ‘Joy sentiment, edges of your main paper and touches of it on to the poinsettia and holly swirls. Oh and add a little stickles too.

Hop on over to the Heartfelt Creation blog for lots more inspiring and gorgeous projects from the Design Team.....they really are a very talented bunch:) x

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #17

Happy Sunday everyone! Well Autumn is certainly with us over here in the UK.....but I really don't mind because I get lots more fun time to spend in my craft room!
A big thank you to all of my new followers.....I hope you are finding my blog inspiring.
Also before I forget ....This week I will be adding a blog candy to my blog for all my fellow bloggers. This I intended to do to celebrate my 100th follower, but I have been up to my eyes over the last few weeks, so I will be doing this tomorrow:) So be sure to come back and enter.
The theme this week is anything goes over at Lacy Sunshine Challenge and us girls on the Design Team have been given some gorgeous new  Mermaid digis to work with. Mine is called 'Marina Sun kissed' For all of the details on the new digi stamps and how to enter please visit the Lacy Sunshine Blog HERE

Don't you think she is the prettiest mermaid? Heather Valentin is a very talented artist and you can find lot's more of her designs on her website HERE
Quite a simple card for me today, not to fussy!. Hop on over to the Lacy Sunshine blog to see some more inspiring creations from the Design Team.....and say hello to our newest Lacy Sunshine girls:)
  • I have coloured the adorable Marina in with my copics and added some Gelly Roll pen- clear sparkle. I decided to leave the Stickles off this card!
  • I have cut the base card out using Spellbinder Grand Decorative Oval and also used them to layer up my image.  I have die cut Marina out using Spellbinder Opulent Ovals.
  • The papers that I have used are from LOTV  - Beach Bliss.
  • The flowers, pearls and Rhinestone sparkles are from The Hobby House.
  • The pearl strings are from my crafty stash and the ribbon is from Sir Stampalot.
  • I have added some pearlescent lilac ink to the tiny starfish before adhering it to the centre of the bow.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Sister Act Challenge - anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz - anything goes

Friday, 13 September 2013

Lady Heather's Curiosities

Good afternoon fellow bloggers. Ohhhh today is Friday 13th, so how many of you are superstitious?
I have to admit that I am a little....I never walk under a ladder, and if I see a black cat walking across the road then yes, a shiver goes down my spine. The awful thing is that I have broken so many mirrors I must be having many more than just 7 years bad luck!!!!! Today I think I will just stay in my craft room and craft the day away!
But anyway, I am sharing today a special card that I have made for the launch of some new digi stamps that the very awesomely talented Heater Valintin from Lacy Sunshine Stamps has designed!

Click on the banner to check out The Lady Heather Curiosities!
Here is my card that I created using Lucille:

I have coloured Lucille in using Copics

The background of the flower cluster is a Die D-Lites by Spellbinder: Grate Works.
I have used the annoying straggly bits from when you use your hot glue gun to create the cob web effect. ( I new that these would come in handy one day:))!
I have made a lace bow and added a large vintage metal charm with a cameo in the centre which I coloured black.

 The wooden embellishments have been coloured in again using copics.
 As you all probably know I am more a cute, pretty card type of girl and when I was given this image and told what the theme would be I must say I did get a little freaked out:( But to my complete surprise I really did enjoy making this card and now will be adding more of the Lady Heather Curiosities to my Lacy Sunshine Collection......If you hop on over to the Lacy Sunshine blog you  will  find a special post today to celebrate this new collection!
  • I  have cut the base card out using Go Kreate xxl Frame 2
  • The patterned paper that I have used is First Edition J'adore. I have sanded the edges of the card and paper and inked them to give them an aged effect.
  • I have had the cute owl for sometime and thought this would look good on my card, but have added a little stickles black glitter to give him a little more character. Both the Charm and the owl are from Live and Love Crafts. As is the black lace and heart embellishment.
I really would like to know what you think to my card, so if you have time I would love you to leave me a little comment:).

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Craftin' Boutique - anything with an owl 
Frilly and Funky - anything goes

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Alberto Gava new Whimsy Digi Release

Good afternoon fellow bloggers!

I am back with my 2nd post today which is a card using a new Whimsy Designer Alberto Gava digi called Princess of My Life. There are 4 in this new collection which you will find HERE on the Whimsy Stamps Website. To celebrate the new release Whimsy are having a celebration Blog Hop......for all of the details please visit the Whimsy blog HERE

I have coloured the simply gorgeous Princess of My Life in using Copics:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, R20
Hair: E42, E47
Veil: RV91
Hat, Train AND Underskirt:RV91, RV93, RV95 & RV99
Wings: BG000, G0000, G000
Scallops on Dress: E50, E51, E55
Main Dress: BG 53, BG57, BG72, BG09
Outer Edge: G0000, G00
I have then decorated her wings, coat and hat with some tiny pearls and added some very fine glitter.
  • The main card base measures 7"x7" and I have used a deep burgundy card stock. I have cut the front of the card to 5" so that the inside can be seen when on display.
  • The papers are from LOTV called Antebellum.
  • The sentiment and die which I have layered it onto are from Whimsy Stamps: Fanciful Birthday Notables1 available HERE and Elegant Notables 1 Die which you can find HERE
  • The die that I have used to cut out the image is from Spellbinder - Labels Thirteen and I have layered this up onto a dusky pink dot embossed card cut out using Spellbinder Grand Decorative Ovals. Before adhering this to my card I have box pleated some mesh ribbon and adhered it to the back of it.
  • I have used lot's of frontage, flowers, metal decorative vintage corners and pearls which are all available from The Hobby House.
  • To finish I have added a vintage shabby seam binding ribbon bow layered onto a bow made from the mesh ribbon and added a vintage charm which I have decorated with some frantage and a pearl in the centre.
 Don't forget to head on over HERE to enter the celebration BLOG HOP! and to see lots more creations to inspire you!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
C is for Challenge - lot's of layers
Craft Your Passion - glitter/ gloss (glitter on the dress/ wings & hat)
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Things with wings
Memas Crafts - ribbon/lace/and or flowers
Parade Your Crafts - anything goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle - anything goes with glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking

Heartfelt Creations - Season of Joy

Good morning to all of you! It is time for yet another new release from Heartfelt Creations, I really am not sure where this year has gone!
This months new release is another stunning Christmas Collection.  The Season of Joy Collection has been put together so you can create your most elegant Christmas cards, layouts and 3D projects. Create gorgeous typography backgrounds in your favourite Christmas hues. The hand-drawn, detailed stamps provide new excitement to every Christmas project you'll create as the snow flies and the hot cocoa simmers on the stove. Feel your heart ignite with passion and excitement as you delight yourself with the Frosty Blanket Paper Collection. Match the ornate poinsettia stamp with the cutting-edge Sun Kissed Fleur die and you'll save time while creating your Christmas projects. It really is another fantastic all round crafting  collection must have!
Hop on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog where not only will you see lot's of stunning creations by the Design Team but by leaving a comment on the blog you could be in with a chance to win the entire Season  Of Joy collection!
To showcase this collection I decided to make an 8"x8" card In traditional reds with the poinsettia flowers encasing the stamped sentiment from the Christmas Sentiment Circle precut stamp set.
Believe In The Magic of Christmas

Here you can see the 3D effect that layering up the card with foam pads gives

This picture shows the stamped sentiment in the centre which I have used some glossy accents on
 I have used the new poinsettia stamp which comes in this new collection and cut out with the Sun Kissed die set
This close up shows how I have added lots of pearls, glitter and mica flakes

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:
HCPC 3561 – Christmas Sentiment Circles precut set
HCPC 3557 – Christmas Poinsettia precut set
HCPC  3551 – Holly Berry pre cut set
HCD 738  - Ornamental Add on die set
HCD  734    - Sun kissed die set
HCP1 225 – Frosty Blanket Paper Collection
Spellbinder Dies Used:
Decorative Labels Twenty –Two and Stately Circles

Other Products Used:
Red pearlescent card, cream pearlescent card, Decorative pearls on thread,  self adhesive flourish pearls, Self adhesive gold pearls, gold pearls on thread, Ribbon, Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mica Flakes, Stickles Glitter – Diamond, Xmas Red, Glossy Accents, Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa, Stazon – Black Cherry, embossing ink pad,  Papermania embossing powder – Enchanted Gold, £D foam pads, adhesive. Tools Used: Die Cutting Machine and Heat embossing gun.

Make an 8x8 card base with your red card or adhere red card to the front of an white 8x8 card blank.
Choose some patterned paper from the Frosty Blanket paper collection and cut to  fit the front of the card with a 1/2cm border showing. 
Cut 2 pieces of red card and 1 patterned piece  of card approximately 13cm x 15cm. Take the 2 pieces of red card and using the Decorative Labels Twenty Two dies, take the Largest and medium size and die cut them. 
Take the patterned paper and die cut with the medium/large die.  Positioning the dies about ¾ of the way from the bottom of the card as in picture.  Stamp the large sentiment from the Christmas Sentiment pre cut stamp set on to the cream card (using the Black Cherry ink) and die cut out using the Medium/large die from the  Stately Circles die set.  Stamp the Christmas Poinsettia flowers twice and die cut out using the Sun kissed die set. (I just love how these co-ordinate with these flowers too).  Layer the flowers up to make one large, 2 medium, 2 medium/small. Stamp and die cut 2 large Holly Berry flourishes and 2 small Holly Berry flourishes. Layer up the Card (which you used the Decorative Labels Twenty Two on) as in picture, centred, but about a cm from the top using foam pads.  Adhere the sentiment to the centre. Add the mica flakes to the edge of the patterned paper and the edge of the red card.
Adhere the flowers and Holly Berry flourishes in place with the largest flower in the centre and the tiny flowers dotted around the cluster.  Make a bow and adhere to the top and add 2 of the ½ flowers each side of it.  Adhere the decorative pearls on thread a long the bottom of the card. Decorate with the self adhesive pearls, pearl flourishes and add  Diamond Stickles glitter to the flowers. Add red stickles glitter to the berries and around the outside of the card. Intertwine the gold pearls around the flower cluster and add some to the centre of the bow.  Finish by adding a single self adhesive pearl to the centre of the bow.




Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Heartfelt Creations -Christmas Card Collection

Happy Wednesday everyone......It's that time of week again where I have my Heartfelt Creations project to share with you all.  Over on the Heartfelt Creations blog you will not only find lot's of fantastic projects by the Design Team but a sneak peak at the new collection which launches next Wednesday called Season Of Joy!
I have made a chocolate bar box...... A lovely idea that I saw demonstrated some time ago on Create and Craft TV!
I must apologise first for not being able to upload my photo tutorial on how I made my box.....I took photo's when I made my box and well1 can't find them ekkkk don't you hate it when this happens! So I made another box and have taken about 20 pictures with my nice new camera that I got for my birthday and guess what? They have all come out blurred and I don't know why, so started making another box, messed with the setting of my camera and still blurred.....So I have finally given up and have got to wait for my son to come home later this evening so he can put it back to the settings it was when I got it lol....I really am feeling dipsy today, but I promise I will have picture tutorial when my camera has been sorted!! x On the plus side I am going to have a lot of chocolate bar gift boxes to give away as presents:)

So to my box:

Heartfelt Creations products Used:
Other Products Used:
 Very pale olive green card stock, Blue card stock, Olive green ribbon, Stickles Glitter Glue, Adhesive, Score Board, Pearls on string, decorative pearls, cream cotton lace, Die cutting machine (ie: Grand Calibur)


Measure the bar of chocolate that wish to make the box for. Make the box about 1/4” larger in diameter so that the chocolate slides in nicely. For the box I have used pale olive green card stock.  To decorate the main box I have cut the bird on a holly branch topper from the Christmas Card paper Collection which fits perfectly on the front of the box. Adhere the topper. Cut the sentiments, again from the paper collection and adhere on to the topper. Die cut 2 decorative shapes in olive green card from the Ornamental Add on Die cut Set and also 2 from blue card. Cut the olive green ones in half and cut the tips of the blue ones. Now adhere these to the box as in picture. For the lid I have cut a ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment from the paper collection and adhered in place. Add the lace around the bottom edge of the lid. Now decorate both the lid and main box with pearls and ribbon, finishing off with lots of glitter. This really is a quick make by just using the papers, but of course you could always use the stamps if you wish!

Again apologise for no picture tutorial today, but I will be doing one soon:)