28 November 2010


Here I am with another tag for your Sunday night. This is one of several Christmas tags and cards I still have to share - I hope I can fit them all in before the 25th! As with all the other tags I've made there's nothing overly complicated in the design or method. Thinking up the idea is the hardest part, LOL. I even dug out the glitter for this one; I try to use it sparingly, but can't resist at Christmas!

Stamp - Catslife Press
Ink - Brilliance midnight black
Paper - Basic Grey
Embellishments - ATC Collection pad clip art, grey satin ribbon, buttons
Other - glitter glue, embroidery thread, hole punch

22 November 2010


Just taking a short break from my tag odyssey (it feels like I've made a million!) to share a Christmas card. I've just realised I'm three cards short which is not a disaster because there's still plently of time to get them made - but I thought I was done with Christmas! This is a card I made when I was a bit more organised. I used the traditional red/green colour combination but mixed it up with vintage-style clip art and big, chunky embellishments. I really like how it tuned out :-) Okay, back to work!

Paper - Basic Grey, marbled burgundy/gold mulberry
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Designs Galore clip art, Pebbles Inc. masking tape sticker, Kasier rhinestones, large gold silk flower, button
Other - sewing needle, embroidery thread

20 November 2010

Sweet Treats

Here is the second project I created for Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft's most recent stampers' challenge. I figured that the other participating artists would play with the chocolate stamps so I decided to showcase the cupcake, ice cream cone and coffee cup. The best way to do this was with tags so I used scalloped scissors to make the circles a little more festive before watermarking each tag and stamping the "sweet treats" on different coloured cardstock. Of course I couldn't resist a few rhinestones and a bit of pretty ribbon :-)

Stamps - Inkadinkado
Ink - Brilliance, Versamark
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kasiercraft rhinestones, Carolee's Creations alphabet stickers, ribbon
Other - decorative edge scissors, hole punch

18 November 2010

Eat Cupcakes

Omigosh, I had so much fun playing with this set of Inkadinkado stamps for Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft's stampers' challenge. The new issue came out this week so I can share the projects I made. First is this cupcake card. How cute are these cakes?! Love them! As you can see I kept the embellishments to a minimum and put all the effort into the stamps themselves. I think I must have coloured fifty of the damn things because my brush kept going outside the lines. It was worth it in the end, but geez, I had myself in a state over these little sweet little cupcakes, LOL.

Stamps - Inkadinkado
Ink - Brilliance
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kasiercraft rhinestones
Other - Plaid glass finish, watercolour pencils, circle punch

13 November 2010

Tiny Trees

Getting back to the collection of tags I posted about here. This is one of a handful of folded tags I whipped up very quickly and simply. There's not much to it - a couple of small pieces of patterned paper, velvet ribbon, and a circle punched from a recycled store-bought Christmas card. Tags really can be *that* easy :-)

Paper - Daisy D's
Card - Bazzill, kraft
Embellishments - Kaiser rhinestone, red velvet ribbon, satin ribbon
Other - sandpaper, circle punch

06 November 2010

Priority Mail

As promised, here is the second altered matchbox I made for Christmas. The materials are virtually identical to the first box; I just mixed up the embellishments. I mentioned in my last post they're the perfect size for jewellery; both of these examples are destined to be filled with earrings :-) I hope these little boxes have given you a few ideas for Christmas! Make them as simple or as decorative as you like, personalise them, empty your scrap box, and have fun crafting your own Christmas packaging.

Stamp - Darkroom Door
Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Paper - Basic Grey
Embellishments - SEI brad, silk flower, ribbon
Other - matchbox, sandpaper

02 November 2010

25 December

Here's an idea for a small Christmas box, perfect for jewellery and other small gifts. I made this one out of a matchbox but you could adapt the concept for any size box. The trickiest part is covering and lining the box and getting the edges neat and tidy. I made two of these little boxes (stay tuned for pics of the other box!) and if you've got a perfectionist/OCD streak like me, you may find the process a little aggravating. It's a fun diversion though, and the effort is well worth it. The only problem now is deciding who to give them to :-)

Stamp - Darkroom Door
Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Paper - Basic Grey
Embellishments - snowflake button, large silver rhinestone, organza ribbon
Other - matchbox