Thursday, 8 December 2016

Moving Along with the Times (MAWTT) - Christmas Scene

Hi My Crafty Blogs Friends

How is your week going? I had a lovely catch up with friends yesterday and I got to purchase some crafty goodies. The preparations for Christmas are certainly steaming ahead.

You might have noticed from my sidebar that I have joined the MAWTT challenge blog Design Team. I responded to a request on Facebook and I was thrilled when they accepted my application.  I am in team B and this is my first post for them. The new challenge starts today and the theme is Christmas Scenes.

I have been very guilty this year of buying lots of lovely dies and not getting round to using them. I used three of those dies on this card. All the dies in question were designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expression.  I started by cutting the Starry Night Sky die in black. I used a silver mat behind it to show off the stars and the moon. 

In the center of the Christmas Scene Mini background is a tiny Santa on his slay with two reindeer. They were just the right size for my card I just cut more reindeer and glued them in place. 

I cut both of the dies in the Christmas Cottage Scene set in white and  backed them with gold mirri card to look like lights. You can just see the two deer. 

The Merry Christmas was cut with a Signature die. 

Thank you for stopping by enjoy the rest of the week.

Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Unicorn Challenge - Add Some Glitter

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? Christmas preparations have really notched up a step. There is so much to do.  I hope your plans are going well. Yesterday I sorted out all the presents that need posting so they can go in the post today. Every little helps.

The new challenge on the Unicorn Challenge blog starts today the theme is Add Some Glitter.

I made this card after watching a demonstration by Sue Wilson on Hochanda. For the background layer I took a piece of white card and I stamped some poinsettias in black archival around the edge. Once the ink was dry I  stamped the same poinsettias with Perfect Medium, over the black ones, these were then heat embossed with some gold embossing powder. Finally I inked over the edges of the card with Black Soot Distress ink.  

I took a piece of black card and I stamped the poinsettias with Perfect Medium over the surface. Then I dusted them with two shades of mica powder. Then from the center of the black  I cut last years festive angel by Sue Wilson. Behind the black sheet I put a double sided sticky sheet. I cut a gold angel which this time I embossed to get all of the detail. The angel was placed in the aperture of the black sheet and stuck to the sticky sheet. I used some fine glitter to cover the exposed sticky sheet. 

Peace was cut from some glitter card. Around the edge of the black I added some dries clear glue and I sprinkled it with a course glitter. I added gold dazzlers to the corners and ribbon across the center. 

I have been asked to make two more of these cards for a friend. So now I have three black angels to use, I think I can feel a design coming on. I have lost count of how many Christmas cards I have made this year but I am getting worried that I don't have enough. Time is running out and there is wedding prep to do as well. 

I hope that the rest of the week is kind to you. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Isobel Craft Collection Design Team Challenge

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you have had a great weekend. We have just got back from celebrating our future son-in-law's birthday. We had a lovely meal with them and his parents. Then we went back to their house to have cupcakes made by the company who are making cupcakes for their wedding. The cupcakes are very yummy.

Last week Sophy from The Isobel Craft Collection set a challenge for her design team. We were to make a monochrome easel card with one of the her stamp sets. Well I do like a challenge. I used the first stamp set I ever got from The Isobel Craft Collection.

I decided to make a twisted easel card. I thought the bees were ideal for a monochrome card. I used black and yellow card to make the mats and layers. On the top yellow layer I used the hexagons stamp from the set and stamped it in black. I did ink round the edges with yellow Distress Ink. 

I stamped other elements from the stamp set and black and where I added colour I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. I cut the different images out with some hexagon dies in my collection these have a stitched border. 

I do like that easel cards fold flat for posting. This is the card folded for posting. 

Here is the rub. This card will be posted on The Isobel Craft Collection Facebook page along with the other entries and I need votes. Please vote for me. 

Sophy is also hosting one of her wonderful craft sales this evening. This is the link to this event There will be lots of crafty bargains. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Fantasy Stampers - CAS Christmas

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends,

Whoop it is Saturday. I am hoping to get lots of Christmas prep done. Our plans are finally coming together. I hope yours are too. We have started playing our Christmas CDs and that always gets me more in the mood for Christmas. You never know the tree might go up this weekend.

The last Fantasy Stampers challenge,  before the Christmas break, starts today. The theme is CAS (Clean and Simple)  Christmas.

I do like the CAS style. I don't always feel that I really do it justice. 

I used the same stamps as last month's card for Fantasy Stampers and that is the Christmas Rose Elements stamp set that was designed by John Lockwood for Creative Expressions. I stamped it with Perfect Medium and heat embossed it with a gold powder. The colour was added with Promarkers. The sentiment came from the same stamp set. 

Enjoy your weekend. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Creative Artiste December Sponsor Scrapmatts

Hi My Crafty blog Friends

How has your week been? The weekend is here. This weekend is the birthday of our future son-in-law. So on Sunday we are joining them and his parents for a celebratory meal. This time last year my husband had his accident and broke his wrist so we missed out on the birthday celebrations. It is so good that we can join in this year.

The new challenge starts today on the Creative Artiste Challenge blog. The sponsor is Scrapmatts and the theme is Anything Goes.

I was really lucky when I popped into our local Range they were selling off some of last year's Creative Expressions MDF and I picked up this Happy Christmas at a snip. 

I painted the MDF with Acrylic paint. Then I used ribbon, flowers and brads from my stash. I also added some ivy die cuts.  

I think this will look good on the sideboard this Christmas. 

Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie
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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Crafts Galore Encore December - Anything Goes

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

December is here not long now to Christmas I hope your plans and makes are going well. I can't believe how quickly the time is going.

On the first of the month the new challenge starts today on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog the sponsor is My Besties and the theme is Anything Goes.

I used the Double Pierced Rectangle dies to create the frame for the image and the Snowflake border die to make the border. Both of which are from Creative Expression. 

The sponsor this month is Sherri Baldy her is a link to her Etsy shop

The design team were given three images to work with and they are the prize on offer this month.  Here is a link to the website

It is worth checking the challenge blog to see the different ways these images have been used. 

This is the image I used it it available here I coloured her with my Promarkers. 

The cute little gingerbread man with his bow tie were stamped and cut out with a punch. 

The holly was stamped onto water colour card and coloured with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. 

We are definitley on the countdown to Christmas now. There seems to be so much to fit in before then   

Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Christmas Scene Mini Background

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How are you all? I hope you are all okay. I still have my cold and I have been feeling a bit fed up with the changes to blogger. So I have stepped away from blogging for a couple of days. Of course life gets in the way as well.

Yesterday I had a play with  a die-set I bought last year and had never used.

I really just used the Christmas Scene Mini Background to make this card. 

Here is the detail of the santa in the center. 

I didn't have room for a large sentiment so I used some Briannia dies. 

I really should have used this die set before it cuts really well and I like the results. I have lot of other ideas. 

Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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