Friday 29 November 2013

Poinsettia Wreath xx

Morning all
I hope you all have been having a nice week? I've been busy finishing orders and getting set to head to Edinburgh this weekend for a nice wee break with hubby!

Anyways I wanted to share this wee card I made using my Silhouette 

I cut all the components plus the card base using the delish Recollections Botanical Noel 12x12 papers before going round all the edges with red and then green markers to take away the harsh white edge. I then used my Vintage Photo Distress Ink on all the edges before making up all the poinsettia flowers, adding some gems to the centres. I finished the card off with some red ribbon and a touch of glitter

A nice simple card using my Silhouette letting the papers stand out!
Will off to enjoy by weekend!
TTFN Mel xxx

Recollections 12 x 12 paper Pad - BOTANICAL NOELSpectrum Noir 6 Pen Set - GREENSSpectrum Noir 6 Pen Set - REDS   

Friday 22 November 2013

Winter Night Advent xx

Afternoon all
I have spent the past day trying to get this blogger to cooperate, every time I think I've got it it crashes! So fingers crossed it works

Today I want to share with you a little Christmas Advent Calendar I made with the help of my trusty Silhouette Cameo!

The svg file I used can be found here and for only $1 its a little bargain!

Firstly I gathered together my stunning Juniper Berry cardstack and some white 12x12 card before running it all through the silhouette and cutting out all the pieces needed!

First I took the Interior Boxes to start making up to form the first part of the Advent

I found it easier to lay the cube shape flat to stick down the little tab

then fold out all the side tabs for sticking on the Advent Back

Add glue to all the little tabs and then stick down onto the base as below

Make sure you keep the tabs right up next to the edge

Next start adding all the rest of the cube shapes but making sure you over lap the tabs as above and keeping the bottom tab flush with the edge

It should eventually look like a this above. sort of like a cube shaped beehive

Next your going to form the inner side panels

this time sticking the tabs to the inside until you form another cube shape

Using glue or sticky tape, stick the frame into the middle of the Advent. This can be tricky so start my angling it into one corner then gentle pushing down the rest. Stick down the other tabs on to the frame

Do this again for the outside panels, just the same way adding plenty glue or sticky tape to hole everything in place

Make sure you keep it right up against the edge as above

It will look something like above but please stick down all the tabs (I didn't and struggled getting the next bit into place)

Take the Calendar Top part, sticking it down on the whole frame with plenty glue! Before I stuck it down I ran a blue marker round all the edges to match my colour theme

Keep it as close to the edges as you can. I added lots of glitter glue at this point and set it aside to dry

Take the Calendar Drawers you've cut out, I done these in the Juniper papers

and just start sticking the tabs down to form the little box

When you have them all made up, stick on your numbers

I added some more glitter glue to the numbers at this point

 While everything was drying I took the Interior back panel and decorated. I used a piece of dark blue from the stack, some scrap white to form the snowy hills and then using some kraft card I cut out a tree shape using my Memory Box die. Then I stamped out the tiny snowflakes stamp from the Crafty Impressions Happy Holidays set and embossed them with some white powder from my stash before adding some more glitter glue to finish

I hope you enjoyed my wee festive Advent Calendar and please let me know if you create one yourself
Till next time
TTFN Mel xxx

Dcwv Juniper Berry       Memory Box Die  - Budding Tree      Crafty Impressions A6 Stamp Set - HAPPY HOLIDAYS

The Paper Shelter - Christmas is Coming
Fab'n'Funky - Anything Goes
Happy Campers - Glitter it
Cute Card Thursday - Anything But a Card
Flourishes - Winter Scene
Cutting and Stamping - Anything with Numbers
C is for Challenge - Winter is coming

Sunday 17 November 2013

Its all Simples, I think xx

Afternoon all
I hope this horrible weather that we've got up here in my part of Scotland isn't effecting you! So cold and wet, but perfect Sunday Craft weather!

This fortnight over at Dream Valley Challenges we have another new wee theme for you all to get your teeth into! This time we wanna see your "CLEAN AND SIMPLE" creations! This is a hard them for me but I stuck with it and hope its ok for you all

Ok so its not a perfect simple card but I struggle with not adding my papers to EVERYTHING lol! Tho I really enjoyed colouring this wee image from Crafts and Me with my promarkers! A new fav I think

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Fab'n'Funky - Anything Goes
I (heart) Promarkers - Red and Green
Crafty Calendar - All Things Christmas
Designed to Colour - Christmas/Winter
Inky Impressions - Red and Green

Well I'm off to play in my craft room with more Christmas stuff and stick on the Christmas tunes, fairy lights and get stuck in!
Huggles Mel xxx

Friday 15 November 2013

Paper Cup Christmas xx

Hello again everyone
Can you believe we're already into almost the 3rd week of November?? Christmas will be here soon ekkkk!
If your anything like me you just pick a day and go get everything that needs to be got and then its just the last minute things to do! Tho if your like my mum, who is been finished for weeks now lol!

Well, it is the most wonderful time of the year and that means one thing ................... RED paper cups lol! Will come on, they only come out as this time of year and do love a tasty wee hot chocolate all wrapped up in its winter coat lol!

What better than a Christmas "Java" cup card to send to a coffee lover at Christmas, especially with the Red Cup season to inspire!

Using the delish "strokeable" Recollections 12x12 Botanical Noel, I run it through my Silhouette Cameo and made the cup shape and all the elements. The paper was a great weight for the card base and all the little elements plus stunning with all the gloss and gold detail on it

Once I had all the pieces cut I gently removed them from the paper and saved the cut offs to use for other cards!

I then took my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and began inking all the edges of the elements, being careful not to rip the little pieces of the Botanical Noel paper

I then layered up all the my pieces as you can see above

Next I stuck down the wrapper and cup lid on to the card base. I made the wrapper slightly raised in the middle my coming down lower on the cup and sticking the edges together (holding till it set) giving the shape in the middle

Then I stuck down everything on to the card and added card candi and pearls from my stash before finishing with Ice Stickles Glitter Glue

I hope you like my wee cup and if you want to try it using a silhouette you can use the SVG file from here that I used! Again you could cut it all my hand if your a clever clogs unlike me lol!

Well I'm off, got a busy wee day ahead!
Huggles Mel xx