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My world of stamping has now taken on a big change, and has become 'My world of Crafting'. Hopefully I can get back to the routine of more regular blogging.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Christmas in July! PART 4

And the wonderful Dasher makes an appearance!
A little bit of masking and sponging, a little fancy punching and a dash of Dazzling diamonds sets the scene!
Must get my mojo in gear now to be ready for the next episode of
Christmas in August!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Christmas in July! Part 3

Real red and Old olive - a favourite colour combo of mine!
Stamp sets used were Tree trimmings and Hung up on Holidays with Real red grosgrain ribbon and gold elastic. The greeting and flourish (branches) were from Season of Joy.
Another simple but effective card.
Thanks for looking!
Just one more Christmas card to go until the end of August when I am holding
another workshop to bring you some more Chtistmas card ideas!
If you would like to attend, or hold a workshop in your own home with a few friend,
please email me

Monday, 2 August 2010

Christmas in July! Part 2

Thanks for coming back for more!
Have you tried heat embossing on vellum? Well here are my efforts! And I was so pleased with the results. Having tried this technique some years ago, I have never tried again until now as the end result was so disappointing - scorch marks and a wavy piece of vellum!
I have come to the conclusion that if you use quality vellum cardstock from Stampin'Up and a quality embossing powder from Stampin'Up, you will always be successful! And were the ladies impressed with their own results?
And just to highlight the silver embossed snowflakes (Serene snowflakes stamp set) I did some subtle sponging around the edges with Night of Navy, on the reverse side of the vellum.
The main image is from the Silent night stamp set, mounted on some silver card.
Vellum is the way to go!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Christmas in July!

No! I am not organised for Christmas but I do know a lot of ladies who like to start their preparations early as they make a lot of special cards for Christmas. So the idea of Christmas in July seems a good idea!
Here's the first of 4 cards we made at a workshop over the weekend. A quite simple one to start with , using the soft holly wheel in Always artichoke and the berries were coloured with the Real red SU marker. The wreath in the centre was made using a stamp from Mr & Mrs inked with Always artichoke, and cut out. The same stamp was inked with Real red and the centre spotted circle, punched out using the 1 3/8" SU circle punch. And the greeting came from Loads of Love, punched using the SU large oval. So straightforward and simple! Just what we need when making a lot of cards.
Thank you for dropping by , and if you want to see more cards we made,
there will be more to see over the next few days!


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