Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Merry Christmas Tree

Morning Everyone, Today I am sharing a card I made for the launch of the Winter Wonderland, Signature Collection from Sara. It's a really simple card to make, using just a few elements for the superb collection, another card that would be perfect for batch making as well.

You will Need:
Winter Wonderland Snowflurry Edger Die
Winter Wonderland Snowflake Quartet Die
Winter Wonderland Elegant Tree Die and Stamp Set
Winter Wonderland 6 x 6 Foil Transfers
Winter Wonderland Foil Rolls 'Winter Blue'
Centura Pearl White/Silver A3 5 x 14''
Distress Ink Shaded Lilac & Blueprint Sketch.
Embossing Powder from the collection
Versamark Ink Pad
Anti Static Bag

Step 1: Position your edger die at the end of your card. It needs to be cut on the Shiny Side.

Step 2: Score from the opposite end at 5, 10 and 10 1/4''

Step 3: Reinforce and fold the score lines as shown.

Step 4; Take the 'Merry Christmas' transfer sheet and position on your card as shown.

Step 5: Wipe the inside centre panel with the anti static bag, The with Versamark ink, stamp the tree and snowflakes, heat emboss these. Then using the Distress inks, blend the colours, leaving it lighter towards the tree, to make that the focal point. Fold the decorative panel up and secure with foam pads or 3D Glue gel.

Here is the finished card:

Thank you for joining e today, I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished card. It would be great to see you here again, I always have something to share with you. For now Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

Monday, 24 September 2018

Cosy Fireside

Morning Friends and Crafters, Today I am sharing two cards in one. The main card is made with the amazing Christmas Dimensionals from Crafters Companion. They really are inspirational and although I hate this phrase, the possibilities really are endless, if you can imagine it, you can make it come to life with these. Spending so much time on the inside really does mean that you have to make the outside look great too.

You will Need:
Fireplace Concept Die
Tree Concept Die
Tree Accessories Pack
Fireplace Accessories Pack
Festive Foliage 1
Festive Words 1
Holy Vine Embossing Folder
Fireplace Accessories Acrylic Stamps
Tree Accessories Acrylic Stamps
12 x 12 Plain Paper Pad
12 x 12 Decorative Paper Pad
Centura Pearl for your Base

Step 1: I find the easiest way is to mark your scoreline with pencil first. Then secure the decoration to your scene. Once dry add your fireplace element. Then cut your fireplace a second time with Centura pearl and secure to the fireplace with Tacky glue.

Step 2: Cut the tree in green and secure to the back wall in your room. Then emboss a piece of cream card, this will make a nice rug, add some trim to coordinate with your decor.

Step 3: Stamp, Colour and cut out your extra elements, then add to your scene.

Step 4: Add the mirror, wreaths, baubles and tinsel to the tree, making it feel really festive.

Step 5: Cut out a selection of mat and layers, dependent on the finished size of your card.

Step 6: From the green, cut out the Ivy and the seasons greetings. Cut out the Seasons Greetings a second time in red and layer it up with Tacky glue to give a shadow behind.

Step 7: From the cream, cut out some poinsettias.

Step 8: Arrange and secure your decoration to the front of your card as shown in the photo.

Thank you ever so much for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished card. Hope you will join me again very soon, to see what else I have to share. For now Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Christmas Wreath With Winter Wonderland

Morning Friends and Crafters, there's a funny story behind this project. I was making this in the heat of summer. Very rarely does anyone come past the house being in the middle of nowhere, but the minute I went outside to spray this about 4 lots of people passed, looking puzzled, Very difficult to explain in Bulgarian. I have used grapevines to make the wreath base along with Winter Wonderland a Signature Collection by Sara.

You will Need:
Winter Wonderland Seasonal Sprigs
Winter Wonderland Entwined Holly Embossing Folder
Winter Wonderland Luxury Mirror Card all 3 colours
Winter Wonderland Luxury Glitter Card all 3 colours
Grape vines
Stick n Stay
Spray n Sparkle Silver
Cinnamon Sticks
Matching Satin Blue Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun
Collall Tacky Glue

Step 1: Make a wreath base from Grapevines, it's really easy to do and best of all it's free and looks great.

Step 2: Spray with Stick n Stay, add flowersoft, Mica Flakes and anything sparkly that you have.

Step 3: Spray here and there with Spray and Sparkle.

Step 4: Wrap the cinnamon sticks into bunches with the matching satin ribbon.

Step 5: Cut a selection of Seasonal Sprigs using the  luxury cardstocks.

Step 6: Emboss some of the luxury mirror card.

Step 7: Cut into squares to make some Christmas Gift decorations.

Step 8: Use the tacky glue to secure the boxes shut and tie with the silver twine.

Step 9: Use the hot glue gun to secure all of the elements to decorate the wreath.

Many thanks for joining me today, I do hope you have enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished project. I hope you will join me again very soon to see what else I have to share with you. For now, Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Christmas Crackers & Cracker Box

Morning Friends and Crafters, everyone seems to be talking Christmas at the moment. They all seem so far ahead with cards and other preparations for the coming season. I really don't know where the year has disappeared to. Today I thought I would make a start and make some luxury Crackers and a box for them decorated with Foamiran Poinsettias.

You Will Need:
Glue Gun
Tacky Glue
Tonic Cracker Die
Sheena Stamping Card
Box made from Centura Pearl White/Silver Card
Distress Inks, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire also the Wilted Violet in the Oxides
Leonie Pujols Snowflake Stamps and Border Stamps
Tonic Die Cut Sentiment
Matching Thin Ribbon

Step 1: Cut your crackers using Sheena Stamping Card, using the die.

Step 2: Assemble and decorate your crackers, here i used Leonie's stamps and border stamp. I have stamped with the distress inks, I heat embossed the border with silver embossing powder. Tie the ends with matching satin ribbon.

Step 3: Use the 2 smaller sizes of the poinsettia die to cut a selection of your foamiran.

Step 4: Fold the petals together and twist them, be quite firm with them, leave them twisted for 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 5: Gently unfold the petals but dont open them too much, this will have formed you a base and wonderful shape to the petals.

Step 6: Layer the poinsettias together, I have used 2 of each together. Keep the large and small separate. I have then added the stamens to the centre, then edged the leaves with Tacky glue and sprinkled with crystalina glitter.

Step 7: To each cracker I added a poinsettia and a sprig made from the Berries and bunch of mixed stamens, all secured with hot glue.

Here are the finished cracker and box.

Many thanks for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished project. How far are you with your preparations for Christmas? I do hope I am not the only one falling behind. I do hope you will join me again very soon. For now take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

Friday, 21 September 2018

Winter Wishes from the Winter Wonderland Signature Collection

Morning Friends and Crafters. Lovely of you to join me today. I am sharing a card I made for the launch of Sara's Signature Range, 'Winter Wonderland'. It's been a hugely popular collection and I am not at all surprised, as everything within it coordinates beautifully. I love the foil transfers, If you've not used them I would highly recommend them, They're so easy to use and give a really professional look.

You will Need:
Winter Wonderland 6 x 6 Foil Transfers
Winter Wonderland Foils 'Ice Blue'
Winter Wonderland Seasonal Sprigs Die Collection
Winter Wonderland Entwined Holly Embossing Folder
Winter Wonderland A4 Luxury Glitter Card Winter Blue & Sparkling Silver
Matching Ribbon Bow
Basic Circle Die
Basic Square Die
White Stamping Card
Centura Pearl Card Base 8 x 8''

This is a really simple, but effective card. It would be an excellent one to make En mass, which really helps at a time when we all have so much to do.

Step 1: Cut a 7'' square of glitter card and secure it to your  Centura Pearl Card Base.

Step 2: Die cut a matt and layer using 2 adjacent circle dies, approximately 4 1/2'', layer together with Tacky glue.

Step 3: Use the foil & transfers to add a wreath and sentiment to a second smaller circle, about 1'' smaller that the previous one.

Step 4: Emboss a 6 /12'' square of white card, secure it to your base. Add your larger plain circles to the card using foam tape or pads for depth.

Step 5: Next add your sentiment circles, again add these with foam tape or pads. To finish your card, decorate with a selection of foliage and berries cut from both colours of the glitter card, lastly add a matching blue ribbon bow.

Many thanks for joining me today, it's been great to have your company. I do hope you have enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished card that I have shared with you. I do hope you will join me again very soon to see what else I have to share.

If you have time to leave a comment it would be much appreciated, I sometimes wonder if the age of Blogging has passed and whether or not people just prefer pictures on Social media. For now Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Christmas Snowflakes From 'Winter Wonderland'

Morning & Thank you for all your comments it was lovely to share the news with you yesterday, Today I am sharing a Christmas Card I made for the launch of 'Winter Wonderland', A beautiful Signature Range from Sara. There are so many wonderful elements in the collection, it really makes it a pleasure to design cards to suit any taste or style. Everything in the collection coordinates perfectly, so all of the hard work has been done for you.

You will need:
Winter Wonderland 'Yuletide Sentiment
Winter Wonderland 'Snowflake Quartet
Winter Wonderland 'Fluttering Snowflakes' Embossing Folder
Winter Wonderland 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Winter Wonderland Luxury Matt Mirror Card: Winter Blue and Ice Blue
Centura Pearl Card Base
Crystalina Glitter
Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Tacky Glue
Foam on a Roll
3D Glue Gel

Step 1: From the Winter blue, cut a selection of snowflakes.

Step 2: Add the double sided adhesive sheet to an 8 x 8 piece of card. Arrange your snowflakes, leaving the very centre as it will be covered.

Step 3: Coat the whole card with glitter and trim the edges.

Step 4: Cut the mats for the card layers, allow only a fine border and dont forget to gut the card. You should be able to get all 3 from one sheet of the card with basic layering dies.

Step 5: Layer your snowflake piece onto the largest.

Step 6: Take a matching sheet from the 6 x 6 paper pad and mount onto a layer using Tacky glue.

Step 7: Cut 'Merry Christmas' from Winter Blue. Also emboss a piece of 4 x 4 white card. The detail on this embossing folder is amazing.

Step 8: Cut a die to fit over the 4 x 4 embossed card, here I have used a Spellbinder die.

Step 9:  Layer this die onto your embossed piece, then add the 'Merry Christmas'

Step 10: To finish your card layer up as shown in the photo. To add depth and dimension use Foam on a roll for the two centre panels.

Many thanks for joining me today, I do hope you have enjoyed the tutorial and the finished card I have shared with you. I hope you will stop by again very soon to see what else I have to share. For now Take care and Happy Crafting.xx