Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Wishes

Hello Everyone!!  The Power Poppy Bloom Brigade are having a hop to celebrate the season and share a little joy!!  You'll find each blog showcasing one of their favourite festive cards or projects, just as you are settling in around your Christmas Tree, singing carols or in Australia, under a fan, in an airconditioned room or getting out of the pool!  Yep, Summer is here for sure with the heat and humidity as many prepare for a typical Christmas feast of seafood and pavlova!  :)  Whatever the weather in your part of the world, I hope you hop with us and share the joy of the season!

I'm showing you a few that actually haven't been on my blog as they were featured in Simply Cards Magazine last year and couldn't be shown on my blog during the festive season - but can be now!

For these cards I've used these Power Poppy stamps..... PoinsettiaMerry Littles and Heaven and Nature Sing

The Bloomies have an array of gorgeousness just waiting for you, so tuck in and enjoy!!

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you all are blessed with a harmonious and happy Christmas filled with love, happiness and precious memories!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Bag and Card

Hello Everyone!  Today I'm playing with some of the latest releases by ODBD - making a couple of Christmas projects!  My first one is a giftbag - using the Card Caddy and Gift Bag Die to cut some cream card to make the base of the bag.  I've then used the Gift Bag Handles and Topper Dies to cut a piece of ODBD Christmas 2017 paper for the top.  Once I've glued that to the cream base, I've used another die from Gift Bag Handles and Topper dies to cut the rectangular handle.  I've also used a piece of ODBD Christmas 2017 paper for the green panel behind the cream filigree front panel.  I've created the poinsettias using Peaceful Poinsettias dies as well as Leaves and Branches dies.  The brown card curve was cut using Curvy Slopes dies.  Finally the lovely Merry Christmas sentiment was cut using gold card and the Merry Christmas Caps die!  Perfect for giving a little Christmas gift or a set of cards!

Stamps - None
Paper - Cream, Brown, Red, Green, ODBD Christmas 2017 Paper Pad
Ink - None
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Card Caddy & Gift Bag, Gift Bag Handles and Topper, Peaceful Poinsettias, Leaves and Branches, Curvy Slopes, Merry Christmas Caps, X-press It High Tack Tape

My second project today is a card full of festive cheer!  This one has a base of white, a panel of blue cut with Snowflake Sky die.  I've then used another die from the same set to cut the white topper panel of snowflakes.  Next I've take a piece of Christmas 2017 Collection Paper and created a notched tag piece.  I've stamped the Noel Ornaments image in Memento Rich Cocoa onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I've cut this out with Pierced Circles Dies and popped up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a few silver sequins for a touch of sparkle!

Stamps - Noel Ornaments (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD Christmas 2017 Collection Paper, White, Blue, X-press It Blending Card
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Snowflake Sky, Pierced Circles; Copic Markers, X-press It Foam Tape, Silver Sequins

Want to see what the Bread Basket have been creating with this month's release??  Check out these blogs....
Cathy * Sandee * Dawn * Diana * Kathy * Helen * Lori

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Cracker

Hello Everyone!!  I'm on the Power Poppy Blog making a Christmas Cracker for the 12 Days of Christmas December Challenge!  If you play along making a cracker, place card or any of the amazing projects the Bloom Brigade have been creating to inspire you with, you will have the chance to WIN a $50 Shopping Spree at Power Poppy!!

I've made a Christmas Cracker (or Christmas Bon Bon as we know them here in Australia) and a matching place card using Under Glass: Christmas Traditions, that you can read all about over at the Power Poppy Blog!

For all the deets on these projects plus so many others by the incredible Bloom Brigade go to the Power Poppy Blog!!  If you want to play along with the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge you can find all the details and linky HERE!!

Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, December 1, 2017

ODBD December Release!

Hello Everyone!  Can you believe it is the first of December?!  That means it's time for a brand new release by Our Daily Bread Designs!!  I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this one - can you believe this totally adorable Card Caddy/Gift Bag??!!  I absolutely LOVE it and know this is one die I'm going to use ALLLLLLL the time for all sorts of occasions, imagine the possibilities!!

Of course it wouldn't be a new release without PRIZES to WIN!!
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here are the products I've used for both of my samples today!

The first bag I've made all the base from cream card using the Card Caddy & Gift Bag Die and attached with high tack tape.  Next I've cut a piece of Christmas 2017 paper with Snowflake Sky, topped with brown card and topped again with more Christmas 2017 paper.  I've then used the Merry Christmas Caps die to cut a piece of glitter card and attached it to the middle of the bag.

Stamps - None
Paper - Christmas 2017 Paper Collection, Cream, Brown, Gold Glitter Card
Ink - None
Accessories - Card Caddy and Gift Bag, Snowflake Sky, Merry Christmas Caps

For my second sample, I've cut the bag out of red card using the Card Caddy & Gift Bag and then used the Christmas 2017 Paper Collection and the Gift Bag Handles and Topper to create the top and bottom accent pieces.  The handles have been cut out of green and attached as shown.  I've stamped Noel Ornaments in black into onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics. I've also added some Spica for sparkle to the image.  I've cut this out with Double Stitched Circles and  also added gold Spica to the edge of the die cut and then attached as shown.

Stamps - Noel Ornaments (ODBD)
Paper - ODBD: Christmas 2017 Paper Collection, Red, X-press It Blending Card, Green
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - ODBD Dies: Card Caddy and Gift Bag, Gift Bag Handles and Topper, Double Stitched Circles

The Bread Basket have some incredible samples that you will definitely want to see today, so make sure you visit these blogs....
Sandee * Lisa * Angie * Cathy 
Grace * Dawn * Chris * Diana 
Helen * Kathy * Lori

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)


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