Santa’s Workshop Elf Card

For this card I was inspired by the little elf and his santas workshop sign so decided to make a card which looked like the outside of the workshop. So I’ve used the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder with Crumb Cake cardstock to create my background and matted thisn on a layer of Real Red.

Santa's Workshop Elf Card - close up

I coloured the little elf and the parcel with Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut him out. I used a mix of  Real Red, Call Me Clover and Bermuda Bay for the colouring.

I stamped the greeting from the same #Elfie stamp set onto a square cut from the Layering Squares Dies and then mounted this onto a scalloped Real Red sqaure from the same set.

Santa's Workshop Elf Card - flat

To finish the card I added three Real Red Glitter Enamel Dots from the Toile Tidings pack.

Think its time this cheeky little elf got back to work now, don’t you.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Happy Halloween Card

I was going to share this ard tomorrow when it actually is Halloween but as we’re pumpkin carving as a family this evening I’m in the Hallloween mood today. Plus if you do send Halloween cards its a quick last minute project you can easily put together today.

The background was created using the two pumpkin stamps from the Gather Together stamp set, I used clear block I and stamped both stamps together in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I then coloured each pumpkin in with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Bledns markers.

I debated for a long time whether or not to draw faces on each of the pumpkins to make it more spooky looking but in the end decided against as my drawing skills are not great, but feel free to do so it you’re casing the card.

Happy Halloween Card flat

I added a strip of the Black Satin Ribbon to the centre of the card and then stamped my greeting on a panel cut from the Ornate Frames dies. I didn’t have a Halloween themed greeting which was curent so stamped my own using the Make A Difference stamp set and the Stamparatus.

I fnal touch was to add a few Pumpkin Pie Rhinestones from the Holiday collection, these are hidden away on page 58 of the Autmn/Winter catalogue and a great additonal to any holiday themed project.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Merry & Bright Christmas Card

I love fairy lights but I have a weird quirk in which I have coloured lights outside and I have white or blue-toned lights inside, this drives my family mad as they’d have full on coloured ones all over the house. This card is definietly celebrating those outdoor lights in my eyes but I may be persuaded to put this card on my mantlepiece.

It’s really a very simple card with a 8cm x 14.9 cm of Whisper Whisper cardstock stamped with the string of lights stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Each of the bulbs was coloured with Stampin’ Blends marker in the following colours: Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, Night of Navy and Pineapple Punch.

Merry & Bright Card flat

I added a layer of Poppy Parade measuring 9cm x 14.9cm behind the stamped panel and then adhered it to a card base in Call me Clover measuring 14.9cm x 10.5cm.

For the greeting I stamped the greeting on one of the Layered Circle dies and then matted onto anothe circle of Call Me Clover. I love how the circle of stars stamps really pops off the card.

Merry & Bright Card inside

I must have been feeling very festive when I made this card as I’ve even added some coloured fairy lights to the inside of the card.

Happy Stamping

Joanne x

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Sparkly Skates Christmas Card

This might actually be my favourite card I’ve made from the Autumn/Winter catalogue this year. It did take a while to make the boots, mainly because my lacing skills are not great.

To make the boots I cut two outline boots from Silver Foil and two of detailed boots from the Sparkle Glimmer Paper. After removing all the inner bits from the Sparkle skates I cut the bottom skate blade off so I was left with just the boot.

Sparkly Skates Card - close up

To make the laces I coloured some of the Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine with the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends and left it to dry. If you have any red bakers twine in your stash you could use that, or any other colour.

I chose red laces for the boots as I used the snowflake paper from the Let It Snow Speciality DSP and I wanted to highlight the pops of red in the paper.

After lacing the boots I used the silicone craft matt and a sponge dauber to apply Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to the back of the sparkle die cut boot and adhered to the silver foil boots.

Sparkly Skates Card - flat

To finish the card I added a Real Red die cut bow to the top of the boots and a greeting stamped on a frame cut from the Frosted Bouquet dies.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Yummy Gingerbread House Christmas Card

Today’s card features the Yummy Christmas stamp set, this is one which is perfect for colouring fans out there. Another great thing about this set is it coordinates with the Cuckoo Clock dies from the Annual catalogue, so no fussy cutting if thats not your thing.

I love a good cutting and colouring session so I’ve enjoyed creating this little house and cute little trees.

Yummy Christmas Gingerbread House card -flat

I’ve added a layer of Sparkle Glimmer Paper across the bottom as snow, that and a greeting in the top corner and the cardis done.

Happy Crafting x

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Holly Jolly Santa Card

Who doesn’t love Santa on a Christmas card? I do anyway and what better one than this one from the Holly Jolly Christmas bundle. Such a lovable character which was a delight to colour.

Holly Jolly Santa close up

Not the neatest colouring I’ll admit to but I still love him, next time he’ll be coloured beautifully!

A little background paper from the Wrapped in the Plaid makes a great background and the gold stripes in it are brought out with the stamped greeting in Golden Glitz Delicata ink.

Holly Jolly santa card flat.jpg

A few gold stars from the Most Wonderful Time Medley finish the card off.

The Holly Jolly Christmas bundle is part of the Night Before Christmas Suite, a very versatile suite featuring all kinds of Christmas images including: trees, presents, cocoa, reindeers, candy canes, baubles and of course Santa himself!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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