Hello again crafty pals – hope you are well
It has been quite wild and windy weather here this past few days… and we are getting ever closer to Christmas too of course. So that means I am cramming in the card making before the holiday and needing to post off all these cards!
Here’s another then, that I’m entering into the new challenge at Stampin’ Royalty – Snowflakes #205
I stamped the background using an SU wood-stamp set of a couple of years ago ‘Snow Burst’ using different red inks for all the snowflakes. I then added little Stickles accents (Rhinestone) to all the snowflakes so this card has a lovely shimmer.
The tag focal is Crate Paper ‘Bundled Up’ and I stamped the greeting (by Penny Black), adding a snowflake printed ribbon and a pearly pin. More Stickles around the edges of the tag too, though all this lovely sparkle is hard to capture on camera. Much more inmpressive IRL
Take care then peeps and stay warm and safe, Rx
Phew I have been really busy getting more Christmas cards made, but that’s meant hardly any time to photograph and blog them
I will have to treat you to some multi-card posts with mostly pics and less of the chatter, I think to help get caught up with the inspiration around here! Fingers crossed, if I can get my act together!
But here is one I made and am entering in the new challenge at Unstampabelles #30 – Christmas, but no stamping
I dug out one of my Christmassy embossing folders (Sizzix) for texture and instead of a stamped image went for this Santa Claus chipboard topper, popping it up on foam pads.
All together with some festive paper (Authentique) and a big old red bow, it makes for a fab festive idea.
I wasn’t sure when I was making it about what I was going to do with my sentiment, as it was looking like it would clash with the ‘pattern’ EF and/ or the patterned paper, but then I switched plan and used a skinny sticker (Simple Stories) on the ribbon itself – perfect
Bye for now then crafty peeps, thanks for stopping by and for your comments as ever Rx
A quick post today simply to wish all my American bloggy friends a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow – hope you enjoy a wonderful day and spend fun times with loved ones.
Here’s a thank you card I’ve made in honour of the occasion…. and I’ll be entering it into a couple of challenges:
Die Cutting Divas #143 – Thank you
The Papergirls challenge #44 – thank you
Craft Your Passion #190 – give thanks
The card I made is all kinds of mixy-matchy, collage-y fun as you can see, and I used up some scrap bits and bobs in the process (yay!):
The die I used was my beloved ‘Tiny Tags’ by Papertrey Ink – ideal for showcasing a little sentiment in a busy design like this one
I shall leave it there now… take care crafty pals, Rx
Here’s a little update after my craft fair, then…
I’m pleased to say all went very well and my stall was a success, and although there had been a bit of stress in all the organising and setup of the fair generally, the rest of the event went down very well too.
We had 13 stallholders attend and lots of visitors too so everyone was happy… sellers and customers! We raised over £60 for charity too (proceeds for the stallholder fees and also from the cake and mulled wine stall) – which will all go to a local children’s hospice, The Jessie May Trust.
Here are some pics – though at the beginning of the fair of course, it was so busy I didn’t have chance to take any pics then, when it was all bustling with people, haha!
Here’s me on my stall!
And my stall-neighbour’s things – she was selling her hand-sewn stuffed toys:
Now I can get back to uploading all my stock into my Etsy shop again, and then start the rest of my own Christmas craft preparations! Phew, it doesn’t stop at this time of year
Well it is just a few hours to go now…. yes, I’m talking about the Christmas Craft Fair which I’m organising and where I’ll be holding a stall selling my jewellery and cards.
I think(!) all the prepartions are done now – well, too late if not, I guess… haha!
I have a card to share which I’m very proud of – I think I’ll have this one out on display on my stall on a mini easel to catch the light and show off the sparkle
I hope someone will enjoy sending it to a loved one this year!
Will enter it now though in a couple of card challenges…
Ribbon Carousel blog RCC87 – holiday/ celebration theme, including spooled item
Going Grey with Scrap Creations GGSC166 – Make it Sparkle
Penny Black At AllSorts Challenge: November, Anything Goes
Take a look:
I stamped, watercoloured and fussy-cut the poinsettia cling stamp (‘Christmas Pride’ Slapstick) by Penny Black stamping, colouring and layering up the central petals again for extra wow dimension. Then the real wow: lots of Stickles edging the petals and gold gems in the very centre.
Just look at all the shimmeryness!
Too hard to capture the loveliness of this one on camera I think – it is much nicer IRL, I’d even say!
(The classic music-score print paper is from an Authentique pad, and the ‘Merry Christmas’ ribbon was the last of some long-hoarded, by CraftyRibbons.)
Will promise to share a photo or two of the Fair
Bye for now though, Rx