Thursday, 24 November 2016

AWH It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas Blog Hop!!!

AWH It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas 
Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin'Up! team girls have created some amazing Christmas projects to inspire you with the theme, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We have tags, gift bags, teacher gift ideas, decorations and many more fun projects to create this holiday season. 

You have come from the lovely, Mary kelly Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next.  There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let's get started! Today I am going to share 2 Christmas projects

For the first project I have made an Advent Calendar filled with some yummy chocolates.

For the Advent Calendar I made 1 x 1 inch boxes and covered them in The presents and Pinecone DSP, for the backing board I glued 3 cardboard sheets together that come in your DSP packs and used tombow glue and then covered the front with a sheet of DPS from This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper from the Annual Catalogue. use any colour card stock that takes your fancy. I did use a retired stamp set for the numbers 1-25 as they fit the small size boxes I made. Behind the stamped images I used the Metallic Thread combo Pack and around the border I used the red ribbon from Silky Taffeta Combo Pack and the Real Red Stitched Ribbon to hang the calendar and bows on each side.

For my second item I decorated the Emerald Envy Project Life Album, I used the Assorted Inserts and Hello December 2016 Project Life card collection.  the Green ribbon is from the Silky Taffeta Combo Pack on the side with bow, the snowflake DSP is from This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper from the Annual Catalogue.  The top Die's are from the Christmas Pines Bundle, the leaves are Emerald Envy and Chocolate Chip and for top of pinecones and bow I used the Coper foil Sheets the bottom Dies are from the Santa's Sleigh Bundle and lastly I used the Christmas Greeting Thinlets.


And lastly I made a set of 6 Christmas tags using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.

Lets keep this blog hop hopping.  Next up we have Tina Gillespie

    If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:
    1. Rebecca Jacovou
    2. Ros Davidson
    3. Kathryn Ruddick
    4. Kate Morgan
    5. Rachel Palmieri
    6. Claire Daly
    7. Mary Kelly
    8. Monika O'Neill
    9. Tina Gillespie
    10. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
    11. Catherine Proctor
    12. Judy May

Friday, 18 November 2016

Sunday, 13 November 2016


Hi everyone, I am loving all the gorgeous Christmas Stamps in the Holiday Catalogue, I have nearly the whole collection, has anyone else built up their collection?  I really enjoy colouring in and could do it for hours I find it very relaxing, if you have the right tools it's easy, just a little practice with shading and in no time you will be shading away.  I also really love the Cable Knit Embossing folder, it is my absolute favourite and go to I use it all the time, the deep texture is the best, a tip is to cut your cardstock to the size you want first otherwise it will shred if you try to trim it after embossing. So how I built this card is as follows, I used Real Red for the card base and Night of Navy for the textured embossed mat (both standard card & mat size) I used the Paisley Framelits Die for the pinecones, Bow and leaves, this is a must have set it is so versatile, I used Wild Wasabe for the leaves, night of Navy for the pinecone backing and red Glimmer Paper for the top of pinecone and Bow.  For the trees I used another favourite stamp set of mine which I use a lot called Lovely as a Tree, then the Train from Christmas Magic Stamp set.  I used a large oval frame to cut out of Whisper white, for the background I embossed white stars then using a sponge dauber I used Marina Mist and Tempting Turquoise, I also embossed the train, makes it easier for me to use my markers that way I know it won't run.  The train can be a bit tricky to know where to colour so all I did was use the front cover of the stamp set as a guide, made it a lot easier that way.  See you back here soon, as always I will post the links to any of the products you might need to make this card.
Mon xx

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