Circle Burst Christmas Cards

I had so much fun making these christmas cards. Soon as I worked out how to colour background I could not stop making these.

Am so in love with the Gnomes which came free with a magazine

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Inks used :- Distress Oxides Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Candied Apple  Broken China & Spiced Marmalade.

Sentiments : CBS Stitched Mittens

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Distress Inks Oxides

Firstly many apologies to any of my followers for lack of posts recently. September was a very hectic month for me with work, god kids etc so I literally needed a break from anything and just relax and do nothing for couple of weekends.

Anyway…  Distress Inks blending …am I the only one that get’s really stressed out with this ? I mean, I have watched countless videos ( all seem effortless ) and followed various tutorials and yet I still struggle.

I am wondering if I am apply pressure to hard , to soft, wrong paper / card. I tried normal card, neenah card and watercolour card …. endless thoughts about this run through my head.

So after watching everyone highly recommend the new Distress Oxides, off I went again watching video tutorials which only made me weep inside wishing I could be that creative and how great the ladies were doing them.

Along came my birthday and I was so lucky to receive both sets of Oxides and I have to say I made my swatches today ( as blending foam pad is unable to sit nestled under pad unlike mini distress ink pads )  and the colours are great and yes it was flawless to use. Maybe these are for me and would make my blending much easier….. time will tell as will be using / testing these next weekend.

I would however recommend the 2 videos by Jennifer McGuire as she talks and explains everything easy and I will attempt some of her examples and fingers crossed be able to post very soon.

Video 1  and Video 2  

Would love to hear your tips for ink blending please

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Christmas Cards

So sorry for delay in posting, I have been very busy with upcoming Christening.

I was asked to make 60 favour boxes which took me a weekend to complete. I then also decided to make a start on Christmas Cards using dies from slow boat from China. Have to say I am very impressed with how these came out.

Here are my makes from couple weekends. Hope you like them

Next weekend I will be very busy making 3 Cupcake Bouquets, Macarons and 2 Tiered Cupcakes for my soon to be god daughter 🙂

Christening Favour Boxes

Christmas Cards

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Happy Mail Arriving

Well my happy mail from China is slowly all arriving, I say all arriving that is kind of incorrect as have quite a few more to come !

Had to have a play around with the new dies and I am very impressed. Also a while back I made my God daughters Christening Card, but when all the lovely dies arrived I knew I was not 100% happy with it so I re did it and I am alot happier.

Here are a few cards I made… Hope you like them

 

Aloha

So pleased that some of my happy mail from China is slowly ( and I mean slowly ) arriving.

As a fan of Hawaii Five O, I just love the bright colours and Hibiscus flowers so when I saw some Hibiscus backing paper my brain was working overdrive, which is a shame as often my images from my head do not materialise to what I want to achieve.

This die is perfect as comes with Palm Trees and 4 different sizes Surfboards.

These cards were very quickly done as wanted to make sure the die was fine and no problems.

I am sure there are many more ways to use this fab die but as still waiting for slow boat from China there is not much I can do until the other dies arrive.

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Happy Father’s Day

Well Father’s Day is nearly here so had to get my thinking cap on. As my dad is a big fan of FC Barcelona and also wishes he had a VW Campervan what better way than to mix the 2 together.

The colour’s may not mean much to many of you but the top layer are FC Barcelona’s home colour’s and the bottom layer are their away colour’s plus the colour’s of Catalan.

Now my dad has a VW Campervan !

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Supplies :- Clearly Besotted Stamps – Colour Chameleon

Inks :- Memento Dew Drops, Die :- Marianne Design

Thanks A Latte

Following my recent post on Digi Stamps I decided to give it a go. I have to admit although I am not brilliant at cutting, I am pleased with this  draft result.

Now for the next few weekends I will attempt to have a go with other digi stamps providing I can find time as been asked to make cupcakes, baby shower tags …. Where is my craft time ?!

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Supplies :- Coffee / Latte Cup via google, Coffee Beans via google

Paper is from Granny Enchanted ( go and check put the free lovely papers )

Inks :- Memento Dew Drop – Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa & Toffee Crunch

Stamp was given to me