Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Hearts do come home for Christmas - Santa's Sleigh

So the kids and I are still in the UK and today we have been graced with snow!! Well when I say snow, i really mean more like sleet, which is snowy rain. And because it's too wet, the snow won't lay. Did you also know, it can be too cold to snow?!?!?

But the snow or lack of it, has not dampened our holiday and the kids loved being in the ice cold weather... me, not so much!!

But with the Christmas feeling well and truly in the air, today I wanted to share a card using the reindeer from Santa's Sleigh, coloured in with our Stampin' Blends.

I was really pleased with how this card came together and I love the layout too. I CASED the design from the uber talented Kelly Kent, and you can see her card HERE.

I really do love this sentiment from Hearts come Home. I think this year, knowing I was visiting the family for Christmas for the first time in 13 years, it was even more meaningful.

That's it from me today. I'll leave you with a family photo that my hubby took of us at Trafalgar Square. London was an amazing experiences and we even got to see the Queen!!

Happy Crafting,

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Sweet Little Somebunny - Baby Boy Card

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me.... Happy 1st of December guys. Did you all get to open up your first advent calendar door? There's nothing more fun then being allowed to eat chocolate first thing in the morning!!

So today, I was tossing up chasing some Christmas cards but I thought I might share have some more sneak peeks from the Occasions catalogue instead... after all Christmas is still 24 days away ;-)

I thought it might be time to share some more from the Sweet Little Something stamp set and that gorgeous Bunny again. This time I changed it up and went for a more male card:
Perfect card for a first birthday or to celebrate the birth of a little boy. I really do love how awesome this bunny stamps and how different colours work in different ways together. This one for example is stamped in Smokey Slate for step 1 and step 2, not stamping off or anything. And the the third stamp is stamped in Basic Black. The two Smokey slate stamps add just the amount of depth and definition that the black just pulls it all together.

The bow was made with lots of varying size loops, then stuck together with some Tombow, using our new Night of Navy cord ribbon. It really is beautifully soft.

If you would like a copy of your very own Sale-a-Bration catalogue, please send me an email by clicking HERE, with your name and address, and I will get one in the post to you ASAP.

And even though I'm currently overseas, you can still shop on my online store, and each order will go into this months prize draw for the Colour Me Happy Stamp Set and Card kit. Just don't forget to add my December hostess code: XXXXXXX to be eligible.

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Painted with Love - Mini Treat Boxes

Happy hump day people. This post is coming to you all the way from the gorgeous South East coast of England. Yep, the fambam and I got here safe and sound. It's bitterly cold and hubby is already complaining about how much he misses Australia but I'm so thankful to be here with my family and loved ones.

So, I bet you are wondering what I might be sharing today? Well even though we had a 7 day Display Stampers blog hop last week, I still in fact have lots of new projects to show you. Some where made for Onstage and others were created with my preorder. So I thought, over the month of Dec I will mix a little of the old (Christmas cards) with a little of the new (Preorder and Occasions Catalogue).

So kicking starting us off today I have a little treat box that I made using the NEW designer series paper Painted with Love:
Isn't it cute!!

The little clear mini treat boxes fit perfectly in their little case and just a few hearts from Heart Happiness and you have a gorgeous gift for a teacher or a colleague. The gold just finishes everything off with a little bit of elegance!!

That's it from me today. If you would love to see what I'm up to while in the UK, I'll be posting my adventures on my Facbook page and Instagram. Would love it if you could pop over and check it all out!!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, 27 November 2017

Onstage Display Stamper Blog Hop - Day 7: Concertina Fold Card

And here we are at our finally day. Day 7 of the Onstage Display Stamper Blog Hop and what an incredible time we've all had.

I did warn you at the beginning that your wish list for the new Occasions Catalogue might grow longer longer with each hop. And after today's finale, I expect it to grow longer still.

So my final share is a gorgeous Concertina Fold card, that is super easy to make but looks amazing in real life. I have made a few of these for children's birthday parties, and have put the birthday boy or girls name on them. It's perfect when you have a child with an unusual name, as I expect they get very few personalised gifts. Today I left this one with just Happy Birthday so it could be used for anyone:
The card itself is made up with just one piece of patterned paper and I used the Petal Passion designer series paper, as I wanted the letters to be the hero of this card and this paper males a perfect background. Being black and white, it allows the stamping to shine and the letters to sparkle.

The stamps used are some of the flowers from the Perennial Birthdays stamp set, and I choose 6 different shades of pinks and purples to give an ombre effect. Pairing those stamped panels with coordinating cardstock and it really does make the whole effect beautiful.

This card folds nice and flat and will fit into a normal size envelope, so can be easily posted to that special person.

And that, ladies and gentleman, is that. I can not thank you all enough for the lovely comments you have left and I really do hope I have given you some inspiration and ideas.

http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2017/11/display03.htmlThe new Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues really are amazing and I know you are all going to fall in love with them as much as we have!!

So its time for me to say farewell for now, but I really do hope you'll visit me again very soon, but for now it's time for you to take one last hop over to see Dawn Olchefske stunning creation.

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Onstage Display Stamper Blog Hop - Day 6: Painted with Love Designer Series Paper

Good morning Sunday and welcome back to my second to last share for the Onstage Display Stamper Blog Hop.

Today I'm sharing a card made with the stunning Painted with Love designer series paper:
I really love this card design and was thrilled at how gorgeous it turned out. It's the perfect way to use up scraps and while showing off this amazing patterned paper.

Yet again I had to pair this paper with the Heart Happiness stamp set as they go together like coffee and cake and just, well, make my heart happy!

http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2017/11/display03.htmlSo that ends my sixth day of sharing and blogging with you all. Tomorrow is our finally day, but don't be too sad as I have something beautiful to end with. Now hop your way over to Dawn Olchefske and I will see you tomorrow.
Happy Crafting,

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Onstage Display Stamper Blog Hop - Day 5: Perennial Birthdays Scrapbook Page

Happy Saturday Blog Hoppers. We are now on the finally corner or our amazing, creative journey and I'm really excited to share my day 5 creation with you all.

Today I wanted to share a scrapbook page that I made using use some of our gorgeous NEW Petal Passion designer series paper and a few stamps from the Perennial Birthday set:
This gorgeous photo of myself with my daughter was taken at our beach one lovely Saturday morning and I just love it. The colour are gorgeous and my darling little girl just looks so relaxed and happy. I wanted the page to be just as simple and beautiful so as not to compete with the photo, but enhance it.

It's funny how I'm not a gold girl, but lately I just love adding pops of gold to nearly everything I create. And the gold glimmer letters against the stark black and white cardstock and paper really do the job.

It's a little hard to see in the photo, but the black cardstock actually has the hardwood stamped in versamark and then heat set with clear embossing powder.

I stamped the flowers from Perennial Birthdays in versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used my trusty snips to fussy cut them out.

My daughter loved this layout so much, she decided it shouldn't sit in the family album but wants it framed and placed on her wall. Guess I know what she's getting for Christmas!
And now it's that time again, where I send you over to visit Dawn Olchefske and see what amazing creation she has to share today!
Happy Crafting,

Friday, 24 November 2017

Onstage Display Stamper Blog Hop - Day 4: Sweet Little Something

Can you believe we are half way through guys! And I reckon, knowing these guys, the best is yet to come.

I thought it was time I share a super cute little bunny, who is going to make his first appearance in the upcoming Occasions catalogue. And between you and me, this little guys is going to be big hit:
Isn't he the cutest thing ever! All those fans of the Baby Bear stamp set are going to go crazy for this rabbit. He is a three step stamp and just like the bear stamp set, he is more like a photograph then a line drawing.

He is perfect for a baby card, like I used him for here, but he also has an Easter and Birthday sentiment.

I love making shaker cards and couldn't wait to make a Congratulations one. I added lots of sequins and a few of the little wooden hearts and stars. Top tip, when making shaker cards, so you find the sequin and glitter gets stuck to the window sheets? It's super annoying isn't it. Well if you gently wipe your Embossing buddy over the acetate it will remove the static and your sequins want be as attracted to it.

Thank you once again for blog hoping with us all. We really do all appreciate the comments and love you guys have been leaving for us.
Well I better not keep you any longer as I'm sure Dawn Olchefske has another spectacular design to share with you all!

Happy Crafting,