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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Christmas Card Club - North Star or Stars

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic for Christmas

Maureen has given us the challenge of The North Star or stars for our Christmas card club this time.  You'd think it would be easy, but last night when I set to making this card I had an idea in mind, but just couldn't get it to work.  To say the 'mojo' had left me is an understatement and to add to it I think I was tired and not functioning well as everything I did to this card went wrong.  So eventually I stopped and I'm not entirely happy with this but have been busy with my lovely family today so unable to rethink.  It's kinda vintage now in its appearance and has the gorgeous copper heat embossing from Stampin' Up  that I love along with the copper foil paper.  The main star is stamped with a star like image from Awesomely Artistic and the mini stars are from the recently retired Forever Evergreen.  A little copper embossing with Gorgeous grunge for texture and a sentiment from Designer Tin of Tags.  

Back of now for more lovely family time, but check back later this week as I'm joining in with a couple of fantastic blog hops.  

Have a great week.

Hugs Zx

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Cheer Up buttercup!

Stampin' Up! Blooms and Wishes to brighten your day

It's been so cold that I thought we could all do with some pretty, bright and cheerful cards.  This is a quick and easy card I made using Stampin' Up! sets Blooms and Wishes and Timeless Textures.  I've used colours from the subtles collection, but they are still cheerful if a little more gentle than the brights.  Calypso coral, blushing bride, pear pizzazz, so saffron and pool party combine to make a collage of images with the flowers just fussy cut and raised on stampin dimensionals.  Some basic rhinestones as you know this girl loves her bit go bling.  


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Stampin Up Touches of Texture for thank you

Stampin' Up! Thank You cards

After Christmas I always encourage (sometimes with difficulty!)  Olivia and Charlie to write thank yous for the gifts they receive at Christmas and so I've been making thank you cards for them.  I really like Touches of Texture because it does exactly what it says on the box and gives you lots of textures by simple stamping.  I have also fallen for the embossing folder Petal Burst which is so great for even more texture on cards like this.  Bringing out your trusty butterfly punch is always good to add a little more dimension and of course ribbon and silver thread are fun additions.

Do you send snail mail thanks or do you resort to email?



Sunday, 8 January 2017

Christmas Card Club - Anything Goes

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration free gifts for all

2017 is in full swing already with children back at school and Stampin' Up! has launched it's new Spring catalogue and annual 3 month Sale-a-bration promotion and so for our first Christmas Card Club challenge set by Margaret I couldn't resist sharing this card which I posted on Facebook recently.  Margaret set us an easy task to make a card with an anything goes theme.  Bless her she's easing us back in gently.  My card features this fabulous funky chicken from the FREE stamp set Hey, Chick.  Isn't it fun.....

I stamped him/her on shimmery white card stock in black Staz On and then used a blender pen to pick up ink to colour the image with ink from my stampin up ink pad lids.  The antlers are from Foxy Friends and fairy lights from Tin of Tags.  I used a stampin marker to add the wire.  I cut the image out using my set of stitched frame lit dies that come with ovals, squares and circles and added a matting layer with the layering ovals dies.  The 'hey, chick' is heat embossed with white powder on basic black card and the Happy Christmas is from the Tin of Cards stamp set.

A fun card and thanks to Margaret for the simple start to our Christmas Card Club challenges so that I could share it with you.

Happy New Year to all.

Hugs Zx

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Moving Along with the Times Challenge with Stampin Up Dragonfly Dreams

Stampin Up Dragonfly Dreams Spring Catalogue 

Stampin Up Uk launched it's new spring catalogue yesterday.  Dragonfly Dreams is one of the new stamp set and I'm already in love with the stamps and detailed dragonfly thinlits dies and I think you will love them too!  For my challenge this fortnight over at Moving Along with the Times I've stamped one of the dragonflies and heat embossed it with copper embossing powder then used the die to cut it out to add to a back drop of Botanical Blooms leaves and flowers.  The white flower sprays are also heat embossed with white embossing powder.

If you think you need a little more convincing about this set take a look at my earlier Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams post.

There is a prize on offer with our MAWTT challenge this fortnight and you have to be in to win, so please do have a go at my challenge by creating a card with the theme of 'something you see in the air'.

More inspiration can be found from the other DT members here.

Thanks for stopping by and remember if you'd like a copy of the Spring catalogue please do message me at

More soon Zx
Let's craft and create - things with wings