Sunday, 29 November 2009

All the Chocolate Easel Cards!

OK, here they all are, I kept to one of each colour for the photo as 25 of them wouldn't have fitted on the table!

The colours I used were:
So Saffron (with Chocolate Chip ink)
Taken with Teal
Always Artichoke
Handsome Hunter
Brocade Blue
Perfect Plum
Not Quite Navy

Supplies used:
Stamps - Season of Joy & Punches Three
Card - in each colour & Very Vanilla
Ink - in each colour
Punch - Square Scallop
Adhesives - Snail & Dimensionals
Chocolate square

If you wanted to, you could use some Dazzling Diamonds glitter, pearls from the Pretties Kit or any of the Brads available, but I kept it simple.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 28 November 2009

More Chocolate Easel Cards!

Here are the rest of the different colours I made, in all I made 25 of these cards, it only took an evening so I thought that was great going!! (Phew!)

Happy crafting!

Chocolate Easel Cards

Here are some pictures of the cards I've made for my work colleagues, & yes I've hidden some more chocolate for them! I gave them out on the 25th of November & most of the chocolate hasn't made it through the day! I gave them out so early as my craft cupboard is a complete shambles & I needed the room!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Chocolate Tree Decorations

I made this chocolate tree decoration out of my last piece of chocolate (until I can get to Tesco's for some more!)

It's a nice simple project that you could make loads of in a short time & get better quality chocolate on your tree. You can also match them to your tree's colour theme (which I think is very important!), lol

Stamps - Punches Three
Ink - Night of Navy
Card - Very Vanilla
Punch - Scallop Square
Accessories - Elastic Cord in Silver

This is also a very economical project as I used off-cuts of card I had & the chocolate is only £3.99 for 45 in Tesco's. Less then 9p a go, bargain!! :)

Hi Ho!
Hi Ho!
It's off to Tesco's I go!


Thursday, 26 November 2009

Stampers 10 cards

I made 9 cards for Abi's Stampers 10 (I'm the 10th!) & gave them out on Saturday as it was our last meeting until the new year.

As I forgot to take a photo I had to make another as I loved it so much & wanted to share it with you! The only things different are that I added a little Chocolate coloured glitter & the ribbon.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Season of Joy, Punches Three & Tree Trimmings
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cooca & Creamy Caramel
Card - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa & Very Vanilla
Ribbon - 1/4" Grosgrain in Chocolate Chip
Punches - Scallop Square
Accessories - Glitter
Adhesives - Snail, 2-Way Glue Pen & Dimensionals
Chocolate square

You're probably thinking "Where's the chocolate?". It's hidden underneath the greeting, it just slides out so ruining the card getting to the chocolate!

If you'd like the chocolate it's Green & Blacks individually wrapped chocolate squares available from Tesco's (£3.99 for a box of 45). Just leave some for me as I've run out & I want to make some chocolate tree decorations!

Hope you like it,

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Time for a Tree

I made this card for tonights team challenge, it was my turn to set the challenge so I decided to ask the team to make a card using a Stampin' Around roller & a greeting.

I came up with the idea this morning when my son had a couple of his friends round for some Christmassy crafting. They loved making the projects I'd organised, they made some chocolate tree decorations, a couple of photo frames each & (of course) a card each. One of the mums stayed & even she got into the act, stamping out gift tags! Give a girl a stamp, and she's hooked!!

Supplies used:
Stamps - Time for a Tree, Loads of Love (for greeting)
Ink - Basic Grey & Takien with Teal
Card - Taken with Teal & Whisper White
Ribbon - 1/4" Grosgrain in Whisper White
Punches - Scallop Edge, Tag & Small Tag
Tools etc - Blender pen, Snail, Dimensionals & Hole Punch

Thanks for looking, can's wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Team Swap #1

This is the first Team Swap I came up with, the idea is to design a card front & make 5 of the to swap with the others in Abi's team, I will then get 5 all new ideas to try!

This didn't come out quite as I'd hoped, but I'll get better at this swapping business, honest!

Supplies Used:
Stamps - Baroque Motifs
Ink - Brocade Blue & Chocolate Chip
Card - Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla
Punch - Scallop Edge & Scallop Square
Accessories - Brocade Blue brad from the Rich Regals collection

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Circle Circus Layers

This card was made using the Circle Circus set & my set of Circlce punches to create a medallion effect without the tedious cutting out! I stamped it several time onto Night of Navy & Whisper White cardstock with Versamark ink & embossed in silver. When the medallion was finished I highlighted areas with my 2-way glue pen & Dazzling Diamonds.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Circle Circus
Ink - Versamark, Bashful Blue & Night of Navy
Card - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue & Whisper White
Punches - Scallop Circle & all the Circles! (you can use the ones you have)
Accessories - Clear Gem Brad, Dazzling Diamonds

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Spotlight on Poinsettia

I made this card with the same greeting panel as before, I just used Real Red ink this time. The flower is made with the flower stamp from the Spotlight on Christmas set & punched out using the 5 Petal Flower punch, I used 2 layers here & a gold brad to finish.

I used:
Stamps - Spotlight on Christmas & Punches Three
Ink - Real Red
Card - Very Vanilla, Real Red & Old Olive
Paper - from Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin'
Accessories - Gold Brads

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Silent Night - Thumping Technique

This card uses the "Thumping Technique", no I haven't been getting violent, It's a way of inking your stamp with several different colours to get a mottled effect.

I did this with 3 shades of green for the trees & here's how:

First I coloured the church with Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write marker, shading with a little Chocolate Chip. I then inked my trees with the lightest shade of green, I then moved on to the mid green & held the marker at the far end & tapped randomly over the trees with the flat of the brush nib (do you understand what I'm getting at?). I finished off with the darkest green, just a few thumps here & there. It's a fab way of getting a realistic finish to your stamped image.

I used:
Stamps - Silent Night & Punches Three
Ink - Old Olive
Stampin' Write markers - Earth Elements & Rich Regals
Card - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Punches - Scallop Square & Scallop Oval
Accessores - Gold Brads

You might have noticed the lovely greeting panel, it's from the Punches Three Level 1 Hostess set. I adapted the Scallop Square design by stamping the image, punching it out & then cutting around the greeting. I layered it onto a Scallop Oval & finished it off with a couple of gold brads.

Hope you like it,

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Season of Joy Chocolate Surprise

This is another card we made at the launch party, hidden behind the snowflake is a chocolate (Elizabeth Shaw orange chocolates).

I Used:
Stamps - Season of Joy
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Card - Chocolate Chip & So Saffron
Punches - Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle,1-1/4" Circle & Scallop Edge
Accessories - 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon in Chocolate Chip

Hope you like it, sorry the colour hasn't come out well today.

Friday, 6 November 2009

One of a Kind Duo

I'd forgotten these cards until I was looking for some cards for my sister to have. I made these cards with some of the ladies who came to my catalogue launch party.

I used:
Stamps - One of a Kind
Card - Cameo Coral, Ruby Red & Very Vanilla
Ink - Ruby Red & Regal Rose
Punches - 5 Petal Flower, Boho Blossoms & Scallop Edge
Tools - Piercing Tool & Mat Pack
Accessories - Gold Brad

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Circle Circus Chocolate Card

This card hides some yummy chocolate behind the flower, I used Elizabeth Shaw orange chocolates as I'm not keen on mint (I had to make sure they taste good!)

I used:
Stamps - Circle Circus
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Card - Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip
Ribbon - 5/8" Grosgrain in Chocolate Chip

If you don't want the recipient to ruin the card getting to the choccy, use a non permanent adhesive.

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Tree Trimmings Duo

This is the last of the three cards we made at my last workshop. It's another simple but effective card using a little DSP from the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' kit, some baubles I stamped the cut out (they're easy to do, honest!) & a little ribbon to finish.

I used:
Stamps - Tree Trimmings
Ink - Real Red, Chocolate Chip & Old Olive
Card - Dark green from my stash (you could use Handsome Hunter), Very Vanilla & Real Red & some Gold satin card from my stash
Simply Scrappin' - Christmas Jingle
Accessories - 1/4" Grosgrain in Real Red

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Silent Night - Flowersoft

This is another of the card my ladies made at last month's workshop. It's a nice simple card that you could make loads of with no effort, the image is so detailed you don't need much else.

I used:
Stamps - Silent Night
Ink - Basic Black
Card - Basic Black, Whisper White & Silver from my stash
Accessories - Flowersoft in Polar White

Hope you like it!

Monday, 2 November 2009

Fresh Cuts - Chalked

This card is so simple to make, I stamped the image using versamark ink & used chalks for colour. I then matted & layered some co-ordinating card onto a card blank I'd made. I topped the image off with acetate as I find the chalk comes off (even with hairspray/fixative). the acetate is secured with brads.

I used:
Stamps - Fresh Cuts
Ink - Versamark
Stampin' Pastels
Card - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink & Sage Shadow
Accessories - Pretty in Pink brads from the Soft Subtles collection
Medium Window Sheet

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Fast Flowers Bag

I made this cute little bag to hold one of my necklaces, I've got 29 mor eto go as my son's school have asked for 30 (with necklaces). At Christmas, Mother's Day & Father's Day the School buys some gifts and then sells them to the children for £1 so the child can choose a gift for their Mum, Dad etc. I love the idea (my son does too), & we raise some oney for the school at the same time! I'm making the necklaces at cost price so the school should get a nice little profit for my efforts.

Luckily the bag is the easy bit as I have a Sizzix die for it, best get started then!