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Friday, 15 December 2017

You might as well not believe in fairies!


Sharing a countdown calendar I’ve made up for Christmas featuring some Tim Holtz dies and other bits and bobs from his Idea-ology range.


I have the honour of guesting over at Fussy and Fancy for their Christmas challenge, which starts today.  We’ve all still got Christmas crafting left on our to do lists so have a bit of fun creating and then go link up to join in the fun.

To make my countdown calendar I started with one of Tim’s Etcetera tags and added some burlap layered under a sheet of BoBunny Double Dot Vintage cardstock in Passion Fruit.  I went with pink and blue on this to play along with the Christmas in unusual colours challenge at Creative Friday.

I cut the houses, mountains and trees from Tim’s Snowglobe die and the Santa with his reindeer from the Village Christmastime set from Yupo paper and then used alcohol inks to colour them up.  I topped the trees with Mirrored Stars I coloured with a drop of the alcohol ink.  Before I added the die cuts to the tag I stencilled some snowflakes across the top in lovely blue glitter paste.

My countdown element was added using Tim’s Countdown Coins and a hook from the Vignette Hardware set.  I formed the words ‘days to’ from the Halloween Typography set (it’s the only one I had), with a bit of the glitter paste on top.  I also added glitter paste to the Make it Crafty chippie Christmas.

As this was made for a friend I wanted it to be a bit special so I also made my very first foam flower, which turned out pretty good.  And, as a nod to the base tag, I added in a little ribbon for a tie behind my flower.

Over at Let’s Craft and Create they’re looking for any Christmas creations so I am linking my countdown calendar there.  I’m also entering the ’Twas the Challenge Before Christmas at Moving Along With the Times where they wanted you to be inspired by the classic poem.  I’ve taken the scene of Santa flying away in his sleigh and recreated it on my tag.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Extra Fine Detail Clear
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits ~ 661603 Snowglobe & 662424 Village Christmastime
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Layering Stencil ~ THS050 Snowflakes
Embellishments
Pearl Stamens from stash
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings ~ Countdown Coins, Mirrored Stars, Typography Halloween & Vignette Hardware
Inks & Paints etc
Nuvo Crystal Drops ~ Autumn Red & Bright Gold
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Honeycomb, Lettuce, Pitch Black, Raspberry, Stream & Valencia
Papers
BoBunny Double Dot Vintage ~ Passion Fruit
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag ~ Small
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperie ~ Textured Surfaces Burlap
Yupo Paper ~ 250gsm White
Ribbons & Trims etc
Pink & White Polka Dot Satin Ribbon from stash
Challenges

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Monday, 11 December 2017

In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall



This is the second of my two watercolour postcards, for it I’ve used the Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas set.


For the layout I’ve followed the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, I’ve just gone super simple with the two corner elements.  I made five of this design and got varying amounts of detail in the ornaments and leaves, on some you can see the patterns in others the stamps were obviously too wet so I ended up with a silhouette image.

Over at Addicted to CAS they are looking for sparkle so I’ve added some to my card by cutting my sentiment from a Deco Sheet.  I love how you get all that glittery sparkle with none of the mess.

I’m also linking my card at CAS on Friday for their current Christmas challenge.

Ingredients:
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Clearly Besotted Dies ~ Merry Christmas (retired)
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Blueprint Sketch, Festive Berries, Pine Needles, Pumice Stone & Wild Honey
Papers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Deco Sheets ~ Holiday
Stamps
Challenges

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…made with little hands, full hearts, glitter and glue



Sharing a quick CAS card I made featuring the pretty Adornments stamp from Penny Black.


I did two designs on these watercolour paper postcards I had in my stash to give with small gifts at work.  I simply stamped the image with some Archival Ink (for the hanger and top) and two colours of distress ink.  I then used a brush and some water to ‘colour’ the baubles.  The stamps give a lovely hand painted effect that is easy even for a non-artist like me to achieve.

Over at CAS Mix Up they are giving you two free themes plus the set stamping one.  I’ve used embossing (heat) to add in my sentiment and watercolouring.

Christmas is the optional twist over at Happy Little Stampers for their watercolour challenge so I am entering my postcard there.  I’m also linking up in the anything goes challenge at CAS Watercolour as I’ve got the watercolouring and the CAS part covered.  This is actually the CAS-est thing I’ve ever done as it is literally a one-layer card, quite a scary thing for someone like me who usually mats at least twice!

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Archival Ink ~ Ground Espresso
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany & Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Ground Espresso
Papers
Strathmore ~ Watercolor Postcards
Stamps
Penny Black ~ 40-574 Adornments
Your Next Stamp ~ CYNS487 Very Merry Wise Men
Challenges

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