Saturday, 14 December 2019

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Girl Friday post #1 for December

Hello there, so glad you stopped by and appreciate you taking time out of your hectic Christmas preparations to visit. I'm ridiculously behind with EVERYTHING and still making Christmas cards but determined to get them posted.



I'm on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog today with a simple but elegant Christmas card design:


I love using white-on-white for Christmas cards, reminds me of snow, although its actually Summertime in New Zealand. Would love to experience just one White Christmas!!

I started by die-cutting the large star from white CS and smaller star from blue glitter CS using the Stars Fri-Dies. I then die-cut the snowflake from Funky Flakes Fri-Dies twice from white CS.

Using Gina K Connect Glue I glued the blue star on to the white one and then the two snowflakes on top, making sure the snowflake 'arms' weren't overlapping. I then popped it up on the card front with foam tape. I did the same with the sentiment from Snowy Sayings which was silver heat embossed on a strip of white CS.

I loved this design so much I made another one with a different colour and sentiment:



 I hope you like this card design as much as I do and if you just have to get your hands on the products I used today, don't forget to use my special code to save yourself 15%!!


Thanks again for popping in and will see you back here again very soon!!

Take care
Shona
 

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Reminder: TIME OUT Challenge # 150

Hi there everyone. I can't believe its only two weeks till Christmas. I still have so much more to do. I haven't posted all my Christmas cards yet, haven't finished all my Christmas shopping either and there are so many gardens to get tidied up I don't know if I'm physically going to make it!! I absolutely love Christmas but not really getting a chance to enjoy this time of year as I normally would....





The theme for the current TIME OUT Challenge is 'Merry and Cheerful'. I'm so grateful that its a Christmas theme so I can make a few more cards. You don't necessarily need to make a Christmas card, as long as its connected to the theme some how then you can create whatever you like!!

The Sponsor for this challenge is Uniko and they are giving the winner an in-stock stamp set of their choice. They have an incredible array of Christmas themed stamps and dies, you should really check it out!!


For my card I definitely wanted to try out a brand new die I had received and also a new to me stencil:


I just love the blue/red/white colour combo for Christmas cards. I don't use red very often with my designs but it always seem festive for this time of year.

I started off by die-cutting The Stamp Market 'Merry Merry Merry' die from red CS as well as twice more from white CS. I glued them all together for dimension.

I cut a panel of white CS and adhered the Funky Fossil Design 'Retro Starburst' stencil over top. I then blended Distress Ink 'Peacock Feather's lightly over it to keep it soft. I cut the panel down so it was shorter and popped it on a piece of white foam on the card front.

All I had to do then was glue the die pieces to the card front with Gina K Amalgam ink and then add lashings of Glossy Accents. And to finish off I glued on some sequins from Neat and Tangled.

You have until Wednesday 18th December to link your projects to the TIME OUT  Challenge and if your struggling for ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer Angie of Cimbacreativefun have created for you. Look forward to seeing you in the Gallery!!

Take care
Shona
 

Friday, 6 December 2019

Uniquely Creative - Design Team Blog Tutorial - Warmest Holiday Greetings

Hi everyone. Its been another crazy week here with so much more to do. I have a list a mile long and gradually trying to work through it but as I cross each thing off, I seem to add five more.....gotta love this time of year!!

 I just wanted to let you know that I'm on the Uniquely Creative Blog  this week with a tutorial for this card:


This was created with the Uniquely Creative 'Aussie Christmas' Stamp and Colour Mini Kit released last month. Its such a cute set and will be giving all the cards I created to my Mum to use as she's originally from Australia and still '100% Aussie'!!!! 

My tutorial has lots of photos and details of all the products I used including the Altenew Artist Marker colours.  Hope you have a chance to check it out and so different to see no snow on a Christmas card!!

Take care
Shona