Month: November 2015

Sleigh Ride Christmas Bauble

I have loved the sleigh ride edgelits since I first saw them.  They are so versatile and add depth and scenes to any card easily and quickly.

Here is one of my favourite cards I created this year using the edgelits. It’s simple, but pops off the page.  I cannot remember where I saw someone layer back behind the sleigh, but it makes such a difference to the depth of white on white.  Teamed with silver glimmer paper and silver glitter – it turned out just gorgeous.  We made these quite a while ago in a special christmas class and the ladies loved them, albeit having a little trouble removing the paper from the edgelits.

My tip – place baking paper between the cardstock and the edgeless to help it slip out more easily.  And even though they look delicate – you can still give them a strong pull to remove them from the edgelit without damaging them.

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I even made a smaller version for a money card – perfect for Christmas!

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I hope you like them 🙂


Mel xx

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Happy Shopping

Mel xx

Sweet Baby Girl

It has been so nice to take a quick break from Christmas cards to create something different.  This card was created for a customer order.  I regularly complete customer orders and work with the customer to achieve the result they are after.

I was very happy with how this card turned out.  It is my version of the card on page 32 of the 2015 Annual Catalogue.  It is so sweet using the Sweet Li’l Things designer paper and Zoo Babies Stamp Set.

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And I don’t know about you – but I really cannot get enough of that metallic thread.  I use it on soon many projects.  I LOVE it!!!!!

Happy Crafting

Mel xx

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Favourite Embellished Ornament

I have been trying to choose my favourite item from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue.  I have to tell you, I found it pretty tricky to select a favourite!  There are so many to choose from!  But I had to narrow it down and I have to say – even though this cards took me AGES, and yes by that I mean HOURS, it is still by far one of my most favourite cards I have ever created.  So I thought it was most appropriate choice!

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I love our red foil paper and our cording trim in Gold or Silver – I can’t get enough of it! But most of all I love our delicate ornament thinlets dies.

I made this ornament by cutting out the same ornament in black card stock, and then in our gold, red and silver foil sheets.  I popped out all the black pieces and adhered the bauble to a piece of white card stock.  I then painstakingly popped pieces back in from the foil sheets like a jigsaw puzzle.  Trust me – this is the ONLY time you don’t want all those little pieces to pop out of the piece you just cut! I adhered them with our new fine tip glue pen – a definite must have for this kind of project and another favourite of mine.  

It has then been cut out as a whole by the plain ornament die of the same shape and adhered onto a piece of window sheet.

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I have to say that it is absolutely stunning to look at, and looks even more amazing with a small electric candle behind it!

I hope you have enjoyed my project and that it inspires you to get your creative thinking caps on using this bundle. I would love to see what you come up with 🙂

Mel xx

Global Design Challenge #GDP009 – Watercolour Flowers

So yes – I am playing along with ANOTHER global design challenge.  This week it’s a colour challenge.

GDP009 Challenge

But I HAD to play along, because this colour challenge includes all of my favourite in colours from this year.  I use the colours together in my cards quite a bit, so it was easy to play along this time as far as the colour combination went.

Unfortunately, I had to create a sympathy card for some relatives overseas. Thats not such an easy task, and my least favourite kind to make.  So I pulled out our Best Thoughts Stamp set for this challenge.

Watercolored Best Thoughts; Stampin Up

I like to keep my Sympathy cards fairly neat and clean. So I used some simple layers with card and designer paper for the base and then stamped three of the flower images and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  I then coloured them using Watermelon Wonder Ink and an aqua painter.  Cut out layers, then layer them up with some dimensionals.

Now I know my card is for a sympathy card, but you could use this any other occasion too.

Happy crafting.

Mel xx

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