Thursday, 31 December 2015

You Can Create It - December Challenge

Well, the schedule didn't really have any let up in December!

I shall only be posting a couple of times in the first 2 weeks of January whilst I compose myself ready for the year ahead - and the new seasonal catalogue!!

This is my entry for the December 'You Can Create It' challenge:

This is the kit we received - there is an A6 white card hiding at the bottom.

You have to use at least a bit of everything supplied.  I wasn't going to make a Christmas card as I was still finishing some Christmas day which was not the plan this year but for one reason and another I ended up with one but I do love the penguins.

The Snow Place stamp set is super and the matching framelits are rather smashing too!

Have a look at Teri's blog here tomorrow to see the other entries.

Happy crafting New Year to everyone.

Saturday, 12 December 2015


There are lots of tempting discounts this week.

Firstly, the Weekly Deals has the precision base plate for £16.50 instead of £22.  This is recommended for getting a better cut for intricate dies and a must to go with the sizzix brush coming after Christmas.

Then there is a year end sale which has many temptations, take a look here.

Weekly Deals are available until 11pm on Tuesday night and the year end sale is while stocks last!!

This card features a stamp set and embossing folder that will be still be available in the Spring catalogue - hooray.

The stamp set (and matching framelits, of course) are called Snow Place & Snow Friends.  They can be bought in a bundle too.  I love them.

I made quite a few last week for all the Bloomin' Buds and a couple of other friends, a little time consuming but enjoyable.

Items used:
Real Red & Whisper White card
Snow Place stamp set
Snow Friends Framelits
Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Holly Jolly Greetings
Christmas Greetings Thinlits
Word Window Punch
Ink: Memento black, Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Tangelo Twist marker pen

Sunday, 6 December 2015

You Can Create It!

This is the latest card I made for the You Can Create It challenge.

Because I was so busy playing I nearly forgot this challenge so also forgot to take a picture of the 'before'.  If you visit Teri's blog here though you can see the kit we got, then follow the link to Monica's blog to see the other cards made this month.

I can't believe the Christmas goodies are nearly gone and we are now planning new designs with the Spring catalogue (which I receive on Tuesday!!).

Supplies used on this card are:

Smoky Slate card
Lots of Labels Framelits
Updated Essentials Paper Piercing
Word Window Punch (sorry my watermark is hiding the word 'Christmas' on this!)
Holly Jolly Greetings (also used for the 'snow' background)
Peaceful Pines stamp set
Perfect Pines Framelits
Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper
Home for Christmas Enamel Dots
Smokey Slate Thick Baker's Twine
Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry and Real Red ink