Wreath card

It was great to see everyone in the shop today filling their baskets with all those amazing bargains at 50% off. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it today, tomorrow there is still 40% off everything. From Monday its 33% off everything until the end of November. Then for the whole of December its 50% off selected items and 25% off everything else. If you can’t get to the shop, the discounts still apply online as well.

My card today uses the Marianne Twigs and Twine stamp and die set. It’s from my Winter Frost class. This is a fabulous set of stamps and co-ordinating dies which a lot of could be used all year not just Christmas. I have used a selection of different cardstocks, White mirror card and Silver glitter card to cut two leaf dies from. The Green spruce type stamps have been embossed with Glamous Green Wow embossing powder and the used the die to cut them out. The Red berries have been stamped in Versacolour Cardinal ink and then covered and heated with Wow clear embossing powder and again cut using the matching die.

The sentiment is from Creative Expressions Santa Sentiments and I drew around the inside of a roll of double sided type with a pencil to make a circle to guide me where to place the foliage. The bow is from Creative Expressions and is called Itty Bitty, it’s a lovely cute little bow and so handy for all year projects.

Have a fabulous weekend, hopefully we will see lots of you in the shop tomorrow.


Stag card

Good evening, tonight’s card is from a class I did a little while ago called Winter Frost.  On this card we used a Stag die from Marianne . We created a Pixie Powder background using Silver Dream and Aqua Lagoon on watercolour card. The Oval has been cut out using the Press Cut Oval stitched die set . The sentiment is from Marianne Christmas Song and the “Christmas” has been stamped on mirror card with Black Stazon ink. The We Wish…. has been stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with Wow White Embossing Powder. The seal and leaf stamp and die are in a Marianne Twigs and Twine stamp/die set (more on that tomorrow) and has been embossed with Wow Black Twinkle powder.  The background has been created using a Creative Expressions embossing folder called Shimmering Stars.

Hopefully you would have seen the facebook and email announcement about our sale starting tomorrow. Fabulous bargains to be had right through to Christmas .


Layered Holly

Todays cards uses the Press to Impress tool which is still Product of the Month and has a fabulous discount  of 15% until the end of the November and the new Marianne Holly layering stamp.  This is ideal for some quick and easy cards and using the stamping tool means you can stamp each layer on numerous pre cut cardstock and then repeat with each stamp in the set. I used Versacolour inks in Lime, Green Tea, Fresh Green and Evergreen.  Four different shades of Green to build the image up. Then finally some Cardinal for the berries. I said the Christmas Song  stamp set would be back, in this card I have just stamped directly onto the card and added an additional We wish you …..which is also included in the stamp set.

To finish it’s simply matted onto some Black cardstock and I added some Glossy Accents to the berries and left it overnight to dry.


Tomorrow I have another layering stamp from Justrite



Christmas Wishes

The card I’m sharing today is from my recent Product of the Month class which in November is the Press to Impress stamping tool. I have used Distress oxides in Wilted Violet, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio to create the background. Then I have used Phil Martin Snowflake Frame to stamp over it. This stamp is rubber not polymer so I took the foam mat out of the tool and then stamped in Black ink the image over the oxide background. Next I stamped the Wishes stamp using the stamping tool again to get it exactly where I wanted it. I die cut some Sweet Dixie Snowflakes from glitter card and added them to my card with some foam pads. The Christmas word is from a new stamp and die set from Marianne( you will be seeing a lot of this over next few posts , I love it !!!) called Christmas Song . It was stamped in Black ink and die cut out and attached with foam pads .

Back tomorrow with some more samples, have a great Sunday