Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My favourite Christmas card {so far}

I love how this one turned out, and it was quite simple, even though it looks a little more involved.

Some points to note:

1.  The main feature is the wreath that has been cut on a Cricut using the CTMH cartridge Flower Market.  Even though I have the "old" Cricut Expression, the finer cuts still turned out beautifully.  I simply added some red enamel dots for the holly.

2.  The strips at the top and the bottom of the card are the zip strips from one of the patterned papers from the City Sidewalks pack.  Never throw these away when you trim them off your papers! They are great to use as features on your cards or layouts.

3.  A little bit of silver shimmer trim finishes it off nicely.

4.  Make the sentiment shine by embossing with silver.

Here I used the Season of Magic stamp and stamped with Versamark ink then heat embossed with Ranger Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder.  It really is worth taking that bit of extra time to do this rather than simply stamp, especially when it is on the front of the card like this one is.

Today is the last day to get the November Stamp Of The Month New Year's Cheer for just $7.50 with qualifying purchase, and also the last day to take advantage of the Happy Happy Christmas Bundles, so get in quick if you were thinking about either of these offers.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Star thin cuts bring me so much JOY

I have been having a bit of a play with the Thin Cuts from Close To My Heart.  You can find them all here.  I love the way they cut out so "THIN".  I guess that's where the name comes from :)

This card features some more gorgeous City Sidewalks patterned paper for the background and red cardstock for the layer and the star thin cut.

I stamped JOY in green and used the Very Merry stamp set which has heaps of fantastic and very usable Christmas stamps.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The start of the 2016 Christmas Cards

I love making Christmas cards.  The colours, the fantastic papers, the stamps.

So I have made a start, using the funky City Sidewalks paper pack. I love how the colours are just that little bit different to traditional, and it is easy to ignore any winter themes by simply using the other side of the paper. All are double sided so there are heaps of options.

Here is my card for today:

Nice and quick and simple - this one would be a great one to do en masse, get all those card made quickly.  I also did another version where I coloured in some random letters, but I think I like this simpler version best.

The stamp is from the Very Merry set, which has some versatile stamps for both the front and inside of cards. I have already used it heaps.

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The City Sidewalks papers and the Very Merry stamp are only available for a short time through the current Seasonal Expressions catalogue, so don't delay!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Cheers to the new year!

Well, maybe not quite yet - but you can get yourself all prepared with the November Stamp Of The Month from CTMH for only $7.50 with any qualifying order.
Isn't it great? I just love the versatility of the set - that invitation and the glasses could be used for any occasion.

Here is some artwork using the set from the CTMH artwork department, isn't it the cutest decoration idea?

You can find more details on how to get your hands on this set on my website here.

Don't forget you can also take a browse through the current Seasonal Catalogue which features lots of gorgeous paper and stamps here