Sunday, 16 December 2012

Hanging Ornament

Here's a little something I've been working on in the evenings. My favourite Christmas colours are Gold Purple and Cream, Not very traditional I know but I just love that combination. I followed THIS tutorial on YouTube for the basic technique and changed it up a bit for what I wanted. All the bauble stamps were from the Ornaments Keepsakes stamp set and were cut out using the co-ordinating framelits. The Ink is Elegant Eggplant, I wanted a deep rich purple and this fit the bill perfectly. It did look VERY dark when I first stamped it - black almost but became much lighter as it dried (phew!) For the centres I cut out two large snowflakes and four medium snowflakes from the Snow Flurry Bigz Die, from Champagne Glimmer Paper. Those were topped with buttons from the New Vintage Buttons selection and then finished off with a few Basics Peals in various sizes. I linked the decorations using Bakers Twine and of course as almost everything needs ribbon and or a bow, I cracked open a Crumb Cake double whammy using both the Seam Binding Ribbon and Scalloped Tulle Ribbon. And Voile! A beautiful hand made decoration to hang on your wall. I made a few more of the middle decoration to hang on their own on the tree:) What's your favourite Christmas Colour Combination?

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Christmas is Coming!

Sorry about the's very dark outside! 
Last year, I very smugly, had all of my Christmas cards made by October, but this year life has been up dancing in my face distracting me and BAMB! December has appeared out of nowhere and I am completely unprepared for the season of goodwill! Last night my Dear One was out, I had 'Strictly' on Catch Up, and a faint glimmer of energy, so I grabbed the opportunity and and set a full scale production line in order to get my cards finished at last. I had an idea of how I wanted them to look so I made up a rough version and decided to just go for it. I'm determined to have them all handed out/ posted out by Sunday, as i hate having things hanging over me for too long.
 I adore the First Christmas Stamp set from the Christmas Catalogue, I wanted to keep the card simple to high light the beauty of the stamps, so I embossed the images in Gold Embossing Powder on an Elegant Eggplant Card-stock Base. I used the Finishing Touches Edgelit to decorate the base of the card and tied some Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon to add a layer. The top looked a bit bare so I added some Basics Pearls and decided that it was done. Hurrah to have 1 thing ticked off my list of 1001 To-Do's before the 24th! 
New years resolution....Buy a better camera! Or I could just stop being lazy and taking pics on my phone :)