Sunday 22 December 2019

Perpetual Calendars ...

This year I have made some perpetual calendars as presents as the recipients like to keep their special makes out all year long and Christmas doesn't always look good in June, ha ha.


So the first one has Tilda with flower in her pocket/For you Tilda on the reverse as another option.
The second one has Up up and away Tilda/For you Tilda again.
Reverse side option shown below.

I have cut all of the elements on my Silhouette using a file from the Design Store by the lovely Lori Whitlock to which I have added sides/back and a acetate window pocket.  I hope to stamp/colour a couple more next year so they have a choice of images to look at. I have coloured with Promarkers, plenty of ready made flowers from my stash, several Doohickey dies from the club kits.  I have again cut from the Design Store a mini bird box.  The papers are from Nitwit Collections titled  Cottage Charm. Gesso distress, A3 kraft card for the main structure.  Cheesecloth, pearls, ribbon and clip.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
Official Magnolia Inspiration - Christmas Gift Box (I Won top 5)!
Magnolia Forever - Anything Goes (I Won)!

Wishing you all a very Happy Crafty Christmas love from 

Friday 20 December 2019

Seasons Greetings ...

Some more Christmas cards to share today this time using a beautiful stamp from Penny Black; Snow Forest which I confess hadn't seem ink, oops!  Stamped in TH distress ink, a little pastel blue Promarker shadowing, some shimmer, sentiment and gems.  Matted and layered onto gold mirror and white embossed snow card base.  Plenty of sparkle over the snow but sadly doesn't show too well :(Very simple but the stamp just speaks for itself don't you think)

Thursday 19 December 2019

THINKING OF you this Christmas time ...

This is a special Christmas card I have made for a recently bereaved family, wanted to use the same stamp from Mama Elephant as I have for my general cards this year; Pine & Posy. Heat embossed in gold.  The sentiment,stitched square & banner are from the latest/third Papercraft Society box designed by Paula Pascual.  Coloured with Promarkers, white marker & glossy accents on the berries.

Monday 16 December 2019

oh so merry ...

 A couple more special Christmas cards today, very slightly different for my brothers.  Mama Elephant have really inspired me with their releases this year and this one was no exception; Penguin Waddle.  A substantial stamp and therapeutic colouring and some shimmer to finish.  The 'Oh so merry' again is from Mama Elephant and is included with the Creative Cuts for this stamp.  Coloured with Promarkers, some clear dew drops, TH distress oxide and two more cards complete, tick x

I would like to enter these into the following challenges -
Creative Inspirations - Festive Fun (I Won Top 3)!
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Christmas (I Won Top 3)!
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas (I Won)!

Sunday 15 December 2019


Another new stamp set I just couldn't resist, Snow Angels from Mama Elephant combined with their die 'Warm Fuzzy Hugs' released at the same time.  Made this one for my Son to play with.The background was created with TH distress oxide; Salty Ocean along with some Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust.   The bear and the fox are on mini action wobble springs.  The cat has been raised by a 3d foam pad.  The snowflakes are also from Lawn Fawn and some gems to finish.  Coloured with my favourite medium Promarkers

Christmas ...

Well this years sixty general cards are now complete, simple yet elegant. Fell in love with teal & gold for my colours this year combined with stamps from Mama Elephant, just love this new stamp set; Pine & Posy  The sentiment is from the first beautiful Papercraft Society box, designed by Christina Griffiths.  Heat embossed in gold on teal, gold mirror mat, gold embossed onto a white mat and coloured with Promarkers.  This year I have stamped my envelopes using the Pine & Posy again in black and just of the edge, really finishes off the look I was going for.


To co-ordinate I have made some shaker labels using the fabulous freebies from Simply Cards & Papercraft issue 198 back in October.  Along with some gold organza ribbon and some Nuvo confetti. My gift wrap is a gold sheen Kraft paper to complete the look.