Monday, 22 October 2018

A Sparkly Dashing Deer on a Swirly Snowflake Backgound

I thought it a good time to give my Dashing Deer Bundle another outing - for no better reason than I just fancied making a really pretty card to showcase one of the gorgeous stag/deer die-cuts from the Thinlits Dies that make up part of the bundle.

I coupled that with another of my favourite Christmas dies, the Swirly Snowflake Thinlits.

It made for a super recipe !

I love the Highland Heather card stock and really do like making my Christmas cards in non-traditional colours, more of which I hope to share with you later in the week.

My card is a 4 x 4 inch one (8 x 4 inch thick Whisper White card base scored at 4 inches).

I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you pop back !

Have a lovely day.

Linda xx

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Sunday, 21 October 2018

Sentimental Sunday - A Tealight Box Project Revisited

I often look back at past projects and think of ways of updating the design.  Today's little Tealights Box is one such project.

This little box holds four tealights and this time around I chose to make it completely out of pretty Petal Promenade DSP (Designer Series Paper), with the addition of a cute little punched flower.   I used my 1 3/8 scallop circle punch for this, punching out my circle in Calypso Coral card stock and snipping every two scallops towards the centre of the circle.  Once I had snipped all the way around my circle, I used the thin end of my Simply Scored stylus and gently curled each petal around it.  Then I punched out a small 1/2 inch circle and added some self-adhesive pearls to create a pretty centre for my flower.  I adhered this to a simple belly band.

I decided to stick the base of my box down for this one, as with the box being made from paper, the tealights were in danger of falling out the bottom.   But the pretty library clip closure means they can be accessed from the top.

I love how this turned out.

If you are interested in the box dimensions and instructions this is my original video:-

Thanks for looking.  Hope you like the little revamped version.

Have a great day.

Linda xx

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Saturday, 20 October 2018

The Cookie Cutter Stamps & Punch for a Debossed Finish - Little 3 x 3 Christmas Cards

Today's project is this super cute little design for some 3 x 3 Christmas Cards.

I decided to try some debossing.  So for these cards I punched out the cookie cutter shape twice, stacked and glued them together and then took my embossing mats and ran a square Whisper White layer with the stacked shaped placed on it, through my Big Shot. 

You end up with an embossed image on one side and a debossed one on the other.  I used the debossed area on the reverse to highlight the focal point of my card by carefully stamping my reindeer within the debossed area.

I thought it would be fun to give my little reindeer a sparkly red nose.

It was nice to create the design in both traditional and non-traditional colours.

I hope you like them.

Thanks for looking - and enjoy your weekend.  It's beautifully sunny here this morning.

Bye for now,

Linda xx

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Friday, 19 October 2018

Altered Clipboard - Using up Retired DSP

I have had a bunch of these clipboards lying around for sometime now.  I bought them with the intention of doing a workshop but have yet to get around to that.   Do let me know if you live in the Southampton area whether you would be interested.

I bought my clipboards from Home Bargains.

I have some much loved retired DSP so I decided to do something with it.

So basically, I created a template by clipping a piece of A4 paper onto the board and drawing around the top clip piece.   I cut it out and cut the A4 to my desired size.  Using that as a template, I cut my DSP to the same size and adhered to my clipboard, having first rounded off all the corners.

As you can see, I thought it would nice to customise it by die-cutting the word "NOTES".   I did so twice.  Once in Powder Pink and once in Whisper White.   I heat embossed the Whisper White to create a nice shiny enamelled look and then stacked them, before sticking to the board.

I added some DSP to the large peg before adhering it to the board.   I bought the peg from The Range.  I also lined a clear tube pen with coordinating paper and attached a pen holder.  I loved making the bulldog clips look more decorative.  That was easy too.  Just cut my paper to the require width and length and applied to the clips using strong double sided tap.

I thought the envelope (made using the Envelope Punch Board) would be useful for things like stamps or paperclips or even receipts.  This is attached to the board using magnetic strips, as is the little notebook.  So if they get tatty, they can be easily replaced.

Look, I even made a fancy ribboned paperclip.  These are great if you keep a planner.

One thing I would add is, that with the addition of the large peg, if you decide to hang your clipboard it will not hang straight, so maybe give some thought as to whether you would add one, or maybe locate it more centrally.  However I shall just be propping mine up somewhere ready to grab should I need it.

Well I hope you like it and might like to have a go yourself.  These would make brilliant presents or stocking fillers.

That's it from me for now - Thank God its Friday !

Have a super weekend everybody.

Linda xx
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