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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Keep Calm and Count Down To Christmas


Good morning everyone, I missed the last two special offer from Papermilldirect so hope you all got your newsletters with the offers, if you are not signed up for the newsletter you can find the sign up here.  This week's special offer is a gorgeous A4 shiny blue 270gsm card, the pearlised paper and the A4 white 250gsm smooth card from the last two offers is still available too .

I used this week's shiny blue card and a selection of Papermilldirect coloured cards to make these framed Christmas gifts for family and friends.



  
Here is a Christmas card using a red, teal and orange colour theme, again using Papermilldirect coloured card.


A square of smooth white card was coloured using distress inks and a Memory Box stencil, when dry the greeting was stamped onto the card and a ribbon tied round it.  The white card was layered onto teal and red card and added to a white card blank.  The tree (Indigo Blu freebie) was stamped, coloured slightly with teal ink and dotted with glitter, this was then added to the card with sticky fixers.



Pearlised paper was used to create the beard and white trimmings on this jolly Santa count down to Christmas calendar which I made for my granddaughter.

Check out the other Papermill Design Team member's blogs to see what they have been up to this week:

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Holly and Ivy Christmas Wreath


Good afternoon friends, followers and anyone passing by, I'm here today with another Christmas card and a reminder that this month's challenge over at Oak House Studio is "Winter", an ideal opportunity to get those Christmas cards started and enter the challenge too.



I have been playing with the Oak House Studio  Christmas wreath stamp set. My wreath was stamped onto a cut out circle using the individual stamps in this set, then cut out with a craft knife before mounting onto my card.  The branches were lightly stamped round the edge and the leaves added to form the wreath, the berries were created  using the poinsettia center from the bumper winter leaves stamp set. The sentiment was stamped in the center of the wreath and a red ribbon added to finish the card.  I used Oak House Studio pigment inks which were added to the stamps then sprayed with a fine mist of water.

This is a fabulous set for stamping your Christmas/winter projects and there are many more Christmas stamps in the Oak House Shop.  Looking forward to seeing your winter cards and projects entered into this month's challenge,  check out the facebook page for more details and where you can add your challenge entry to the photo folder for this month's challenge,  there is a prize on offer too.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Snowflake Starburt


Hope you are all enjoyed your weekend, I have been playing with ideas for a card for the Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge.  The challenge is to create a Christmas card using a non Christmas stamp,  here is my snowflake card made using a stamp from Oak House Studio  called iron border  to create a snowflake starburst.


The whole stamp was used for the longer branches of the snowflake and the shorter ones using the lover edge of the stamp.  The snowflake was stamped and embossed with silver detail embossing powder, a snowflake from the Snowflake Collection was stamped and embossed onto a circle of card which was added to the center and white pearls were added to the snowflake.  The card was lightly sprayed with Silver Pearl spray ink to make the background look snowy.  Finally the greeting from the sending you peace and joy stamp set  was added to the card and the insert,  

All stamps and inks are from Oak House Studio and card used from Papermill Direct.  Check out the Craft Stamper challenge here you have until 27th November to enter.

Hope you like my snowflake starburst, I certainly enjoyed making it.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Snow and Sparkle For Christmas


Good morning friends, followers and passers by and a big welcome to Teighan who joined my followers recently.  It has been a long time since I entered any challenges and the Lavinia Stamps "Snow and Sparkle"challenge caught my eye this week.  I have recently brought out the ink dusters I bought years ago and have been making cards with background scenes, Lavinia stamps lend themselves to such backgrounds so here is what I came up with.



To achieve the background a square was masked on a piece of smooth white card using masking tape.  Using the brushes, pigment inks and a torn piece of paper the hills and snowy peaks were coloured onto the masked area.   The  "Fleur" stamp was stamped in black and coloured with pigment inks, the sentiment was stamped and silver embossed then added to the background.  Navy, pale blue and the background card were layered onto a white card blank, glitter was added to the hills, the background was sprayed with silver pearl Colour Chemistry ink and splats of white paint to make the snow.

All card used from Papermilldirect, Inks, embossing powder and sentiment are from Oak House Studio and the fabulous  "Fleur" stamp from Lavinia Stamps.


Monday, 3 November 2014

Snowflakes and Christmas Greetings


How the months have flown by this year and Christmas will soon be upon us.  I hope you have all managed to get those Christmas cards made, if not this month's challenge over at Oak House Studio will hopefully inspire you to make a few.  The theme is "Winter", Christmas cards, snowflakes, holly and ivy all come to mind so check out the challenge on the Inkspired By Oak House Studio Facebook page and let us see your Winter cards entered into the challenge.



Here I have a kraft card with blue and white using Oak House Studio snowflake collection stamps and sentiment.  The snowflake collection snowflakes were stamped onto the blank kraft card in powder blue pigment ink, an oblong of white card was masked and snowflakes stamped and embossed with white embossing powder the background was then coloured using powder blue pigment ink and an ink duster.  The sentiment was stamped in blue and three layered tags, kraft, blue and white, were tied with string and a button.  All elements were layered onto the kraft card, a die cut snowflake added and some sequins for sparkle.

We would love to see your cards in the challenge, there are prizes and the challenge runs until the end of the month.  Pop over to the facebook page and put your challenge entry in the folder in the photos section, and check out Oak House Studio's blog for more inspiration from the design team throughout the month.