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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Christmas Card Club - Trees with mixed media

It's Mary's turn to choose our challenge this fortnight and it had two parts trees and mixed media.  My card has colour washing with Stampin' Up! re-inkers, glitter added with the fine tip glue pen and heat embossing.  I've also added an embossed sentiment with a staple and created a spotlight effect with the centre trees.

I've used the timeless stamp set Lovely as a Tree which has been in the Stampin' Up! catalogue for many, many years now and it seems to appeal to everyone.  It is a trusty set that you can rely on with various trees that suit Christmas cards to the more challenging masculine cards.

Sadly today the weather has not been on my side for taking photos so I've tried a few times with lights and I hope you can see the colours and texture involved.

Please do go visit all the other lovely ladies in our Christmas Card Club Challenge. You can find their blogs in my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week. Zx

stamps : Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree, Greetings from Santa
inks : versa mark, dapper denim & night of navy re-inkers from Stampin' Up!
Miscellaneous: copper embossing powder, 2"circle punch, layering circles thinlit dies, paint brushes, paint palette


Friday, 25 November 2016

Totally Techniques Design Team Blog Hop

Hello and welcome if you have arrived here from Nadine Weiner's blog as part of the Totally Techniques November Blog Hop.

I'm so excited to share my post today.  I was recently asked to join the Totally Techniques Design Team Monthly Blog Hop and to share some technique cards with you.  Our theme for my first blog hop with the team is Emboss Resist which is a fun technique that can be done in so many ways.  I've gone for a simple use of the technique here using the fabulous Stampin' Up!  Celebrate Today stamp set with Balloon framelits.

I stamped the designs on the balloons in versa mark ink one by one and added whisper white embossing powder each time after I had stamped.  Then using the large balloon shaped stamps I added the colour with basic stamping over the embossed designs.  The embossing resists the ink stamped over them and any excess can be wiped away with a clean tissue making the white design 'pop' just like the printed balloons you can buy with designs on them.

The balloon framelits make it so easy for cutting out the neat little bows that you can add like ribbons tied to the balloons.  I love these bold colours of cucumber crush, daffodil delight and real red and with a few of the self adhesive enamel shapes it makes a fun birthday card for anyone young or old.

Having shopped for myself in the Stampin' Up! extravaganza that's on until Monday 28th November I've got some enamel shapes to give away.  Visit and like my Facebook page to be in the draw to win a pack.  I'll draw a couple of names on Tuesday 29 November.  If you would like to share a post also that would be much appreciated.

Don't forget that you too can shop the Stampin' Up! Sale in my online shop.

Blog Hop order 

- Amy Koenders (USA)
- Shannean Moncrieff (Australia)
- Nadine Weiner (Germany)
- Zoe Tant  -  You're here in the UK

Die Cut Divas - anything goes

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Moving Along with the Times - Anything goes Christmas Challenge

DT Call - if you'd like to join us as a design team member for MAWTT please visit the MAWTT blog and let us know.  We are looking for a new teamie! 

Time for Team A to run with Christine's challenge this week for the Moving Along with the Times fortnightly challenge.  Christine chose Anything Goes Christmas for a theme and so with the festive season getting closer I've shared a gift box with you which I made using the Stampin' Up! gift box punch board and Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and Holly Berry Builder punch.  Do come and join our challenge this fortnight here.

To create a background I've stamped with tip top taupe ink using a stamp from Timeless Textures.  I didn't reink the stamp every time to create different shades of colour.  The holly is stamped in black memento ink and then the 'filler' stamp is used to colour the leaves in garden green ink.  The berries are another stamp from the same set.  The bow is two step stamping also with the same black and real red ink in two stages.  The punch is perfect then for quick and easy cutting out of the bow.

A little layering with garden green and copper foil card stock and some beautiful lace through which I threaded real red bakers twine using a long needle.

With lovely boxes like this you can turn homemade cookies into a wow teacher or neighbour gift especially as the gift box punch board can be used to make all sorts of sized boxes.

Check out the Stampin' Up! Extravaganza event this week to see awesome discounts on the Holly Berry Builder Punch and many other popular products.

More soon Zx

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Christmas Card Club - Anything Goes

Our Christmas Card Club challenge is a simple Anything Goes theme today and so I have gone for simple in every sense with some basic stamping, a little bit of ruler using and some simple but elegant sequins for as you know I can't resist a bit of bling.

The stamp set is Forever Evergreen from the Stampin' Up! UK winter catalogue and you could be forgiven for having missed it as it coordinates with the Forever Evergreen Christmas Tree kit and has no cards featured in the catalogue using it that are obvious.  I love it and am so glad I bought it as the sentiments are modern and fun and the images are perfect for building your own Christmas scenes.  You can see another post  with this Stampin' Up! Forever Evergreen.

There are stamps for the 'strings' on your ornaments, but I wanted longer so I used a ruler and marker pen to add mine.  The colours are Stampin' Up! real red and garden green.

Thanks to  Sylvie for an easy but fun theme.  Don't forget to check out my colleagues in the Card Club Challenge blogs for more inspiration.

Happy day Zx


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Stampin' Up! Forever Evergreen

I talked about this Stampin' Up!  Forever Evergreen stamp set in my Christmas Card Club post as I used one of the other sentiments from the set and also explained it coordinated with a super Christmas Tree making kit.

However today I've used it to add garlands of fir with some lovely ornaments hanging from them.  I used my blender pens to colour them in with ink from the lid of my ink pads.  It works best on watercolour paper, but if you are quick you can create a little shading on our whisper white card stock.  I used some Candy Cane Lane paper to add a border and machine sewed it all together.  The bows on the ornaments are done using the 'fork' bow technique using a plastic fork tee her!  The bakers twine is whisper white with a real red sparkle twist in it which is super for parcel wrapping and neat embellishments on cards.  It comes with a roll of this and straight real red twine too!

This stamp set is easily overlooked in the catalogue as it's under the Forever Evergreen tree kit and can't really be seen in the picture and there are no other card pictures to show you what you can do, but I think it is fab so do take a look on page 35 of the Stampin' Up! UK winter catalogue.

I'll share some more cards with this set soon.