I know – it’s the Santa’s Sleigh bundle, so how can you NOT do a Santa’s Sleigh!
I have wanted to create this every since seeing this bundle, but knowing I was having a Santa’s Sleigh class I kept it for now! And I am really happy with the way it turned out! It makes such a lovely table centrepiece or Christmas Decoration.
And do you know what! Since the Global Design Project #059 is showcasing animals this week – I thought I may as well enter it there too!
It’s a bit fiddly, but not too tricky to make. And my little santa sack has been recycled from our SU paper packaging! It was perfect cut from the Mini treat bag thinlets! Hope you like it as much as I do!
This set is truly so much fun, so why not have a play! And pop over to the GDP to see all the other amazing projects!
So today I decided I had to play along in another Global Design Project challenge. Guess what….it’s another colour challenge! I’m not sure whether these are the kinds I like the best, or they just happen to be the challenges when I have time to play along! In any case they are super fun! You can always hop over and see the latest challenge here.
This weeks colour challenge is using basic black, smokey slate and melon mambo! A perfect challenge for utilising our Pop of Pink designer paper – but I chose not too!
I decided to pull out my new Sunshine Wishes Thinlets and play with those instead! When creating this card, I was thinking about friends that suffer anxiety, depression or are going through a difficult time. So I went about creating a watercolored background of smokey slate. I knew I wanted the flower to be pink and bright and bring that feeling of hope amidst the dark times – so I was delighted when I saw the thinlets had the word ‘Hope’ (no I hadn’t noticed it before!)
I used our Shimmery White cardstock to for a bit of extra sparkle, and it holds the watercoloring so well! I cut my flower from shimmery white too, and the plopped some melon mambo reinker on a clear block and mixed it with water using my aqua painter, before applying it to my flower. I then cut two more flowers in melon mambo cardstock and adhered them all together with our fine tip glue pen. I then used my aqua painter to splash fine spots of ink over the card base too. And yes, I made that butterfly from our silver metallic thread by wrapping it into position directly onto a glued – not for the feint hearted I can tell you! I then popped a couple of our white perfect accents on the card with glue after removing the white backing.
I think I need to send this off to someone quite special now!!! I hope you like it and consider playing along too!
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One of my lovely team members alerted me to this weeks Global Design Project Challenge. It has been a while since I have participated in a GDP, but when she let me know what it was, I had to have a go!
This GDP challenge is a colour challenge – of sweet sugarplum, whisper white and night of navy! What a challenge!!!! I love these type of challenges because they really get you thinking. As I mulled over the colours in my head a picture started forming of the card I wanted to create. I love using the rose garden thinlets and have been wanting to create a silhouette from the petals for a while now – so I thought this challenge would be perfect for that! So here’s what I came up with –
I created a soft background using the timeless textures stamp set, and stamped off my images before stamping onto the whisper white. I then adhered the rose by making sure that all the pieces were cut through properly, I placed a dot or two of tombow on the back of each petal piece and placed the thinlet directly onto the card, before gently rubbing each individual petal to attach it to the card. By gently lifting off the thinlet, all the petal pieces remained in position. Easy!!! And very effective if I do say so myself! 😉 I also applied clear wink of stella over the rose petals, but its a bit hard to tell in the pic!
If you are in a bit of a slump, or even if you’re not – I really encourage you to participate in a few challenges to kickstart your engine! You can see all the GDP entries here.
I haven’t played along for a while, so I thought it was about time to tackle another Global Design Project Challenge.
This week was a sketch challenge –
When I saw it, I immediately knew what I could do. I had been playing around with one of the stamps from the Party Wishes set, all I had to do was give it a background. Here’s what I came up with :
When I saw this cake, I was inspired to ice it ‘ombre’ style from an amazing local cake decorator. I love her work, so I replicated it here on the cake using pool party, bermuda bay and pacific point inks. You will need your stamp-a-ma- jig to get this one right, or have a go with colour markers.
I also added glitter to the cake using the clear wink of stella brush (how amazing is that tool – I think I’m in love!) which you can see a bit of in this next pic. It’s sooooooo pretty!
And of course, you can’t have a gorgeous card without the inside with a bit of decoration too. It makes it all that more special!
Why not have a go and play along with the design team!
We will be playing with loads of new products just like this in my upcoming classes – so take a look at the class page and come along and join the fun.
So yes – I am playing along with ANOTHER global design challenge. This week it’s a colour 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.
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.
It’s time for another Global Design Project Challenge – this week is Case the Designer. You are allowed to take inspiration from pretty much anything – layout, design, theme, colours…. Here is this weeks
And I am on a Christmas Roll – so why stop now!
This card was fun and fiddly to make. A vellum bauble that was stitched on the machine. It has a tree from the perfect pines framelits and then filled with glitter and sequins. I then used versa mark around the edges and dipped in Gold embossing powder and gently heated it.
Cherry cobbler cardstock and ribbon and gold, gold and more gold! I just tied a few stars together with the gold metallic thread – its so thin so it makes it so versatile. Christmas isn’t far away now so I’m off to build my stash!
I have missed so many of the Global Design Project Challenges that I was determined to give this one a go no matter what it was going to be!
Challenges really are an amazing way to spark your creativity, so I really encourage you to try a few and play along!
Hmmmmmm, interesting design challenge – what to come up with?????
I have been needing to prepare some Christmas cards for display for the Picture to Page Scrapbook Show this weekend – so it was going to have to be another christmas card! And how cute is this!
I am loving the Home for Christmas Designer Paper. It is so traditional and versatile. I teamed it with a little piece from the winter wonderland vellum stack and sentiments from the Holly Jolly Greetings Stamp Set.
I hand cut the icing from a white 2″ circle and covered it with crystal effects for the super glossy appearance – all topped with a little 1/2″ punched circle from the red foil paper!
I generally hate christmas pudding – but I’m pretty happy with this one 😉