Monday, 11 December 2017

Snowing where you are?

Hello friends

Did the snow arrive where you are?
We had a sprinkling and then rain, jolly cold though.
Appropriate to share a snowy project and this is a notepad project using 
A very popular die set and I understand why,
with four dies in the set it is very versatile.
I've used one of the middle size snowflakes to create
a shaker window.  Using Adhesive Sheets with the die means
it sticks perfectly onto acetate.

I've got a full tutorial with photos of how I made this project over on the 
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog here if you fancy a nose.

Snowflake Snippets is available on the website here and
if you fancy giving those Adhesive Sheets a go you can fine them here.

Keep warm everyone, Bella is not liking this weather one bit,
she's most definitely a fair weather dog! 

Take care friends.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

The very festive flower

Hello friends

What's the most festive flower?
Well I think it has to be the Poinsettia - do you agree?
The 3D Poinsettia stamp enables you to make
very effective cards with minimal effort, believe me because
I'm not a stamper! 
Both my card designs are very simple,
matting, stamping and using pens to colour.

Poinsettia 3D stamp is available on the website here although it has been 
popular so limited stock.  
Be sure to take a look at the other festive stamps on the website here

Hope you are all keeping warm, no snow yet here in Kent but very cold.
I'm due to travel to Milton Keynes tomorrow so fingers crossed 
the weather doesn't scupper that plan.

Take care friends.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week's Friday Die Day features Blessings Vine Frame.
A very pretty two piece die set, the frame and the sentiment.
The approximate measurements are:

Blessings: 2.10 x 0.70 in. 5.30 x 1.80 cm
Vine Frame: 5.60 x 4.30 in. 14.20 x 10.90 cm

This is how they look cut/embossed.

I've chosen to cut both from white cardstock and get out my distress inks again.
I'm getting a lot of mileage out of my distress inks at the moment,
they got forgotten for a while but now I'm having fun revisiting them.

I applied multiple colours.
Aiming for a warmish effect.

Mounted the frame onto a piece of pale patterned paper
and then affixed both to my card front.
I thought I would go vertical, the frame looks great used both ways.

I then added a cluster of flowers.
These are Textured Flowers, coming back in stock soon.

The sentiment 'Blessings' inked and attached.
The finished card.

Switch out the flowers for red poinsettias to make a Christmas card.

Blessings Vine Frame is available on the website here.
every single die in this collection is beautiful!
Take care friends, wishing you all a warm weekend,
watch out for the snow!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Hump Day Giveaway

Hello friends

It's that time again, let's make Wednesdays brighter with Hump Day Giveaway!
I am also announcing last week's winner so please keep reading.
Last week's giveaway was a pre-loved set of Four Seasons Silhouettes

It is a set of 5 dies, an outline and four seasonal scenes.
They can be used individually or grouped together.

And the winner is...

Anne Owens

Congratulations Anne, please email me:
with your details and I'll post your prize out to you.

If you missed out it is possible to purchase Four Seasons Silhouettes here.

This week's giveaway is a pre-loved set of
A total of 20 dies, various leaves, flowers, butterflies and snowflakes.
Each set of 5 depicts seasons, you can of course mix and match.
Recently I used Wreath Elements on this project.

All cut from white card and coloured with distress inks.

I have these dies attached to my Main Attraction on my desk
because you never know when you need a leaf, butterfly and definitely
at this time a year a snowflake!

 Wreath Elements is available to purchase new on the website here
or if you would like to win this pre-loved set please leave a comment on today's
post either on this blog or the Hope and Chances' blog here.
A winner will be picked out next week.

Take care friends - have a super Wednesday!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

It started as a piece of string...

Hello friends

These weeks leading up to Christmas despite being busy
are my favourite time of year. 
I just sense that people are that little bit happier, sharing smiles.
Christmas brings with it family traditions, certain foods (Twiglets!),
jolly jumpers and always trying to put a festive hat on the dog/cat!

At the weekend our tree went up and the final decorations added last night.
One decoration in the Emberson household is a garland that really started
as a piece of string/cord and decorations get added each year.
We joke that it is going to be too heavy at some point for the mere drawing pins
that hold it in place.

I've just ordered some floristry apples to attach, I cannot resist more! 

So if you have a length of cord, ribbons (of course you do, you're a crafter!)
and some left over tree decorations I urge you to start a garland.
Everything is tied on and occasional use of a glue gun.

 Now to a die cutting crafty offering...

Note Holder die sold out within minutes last week,
more on order but in between for a last minute festive make/gift
there are still some note holder kits available here.

Also we are organising more pre-loved so please check on those over
the next few days.

Take care friends, Hump Day Giveaway tomorrow.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Let's Shake!

Hello friends

Thank you for the lovely response to yesterday's charity kit.
There's a few left so if you would like to purchase please click here.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
My day at Waddeston Manor with my friends was wonderful,
it rained but that did not stop us having lots of fun.
I managed to do a little bit of Christmas shopping too so all good.

Back to crafty-land and today, it is all about shaking!
I rarely make shaker projects and yet I've made a couple in the last week or so.
This card is for a workshop I'm doing at Sir Stampalot in Peterborough soon
and features Snowflake Snippets.
Becca Feeken who designed this die set has also made a larger version
of this card, I kept it a little smaller so it was speedier for the class.
I used adhesive sheets to affix the die cut onto acetate and the
outer die to create the frames in the card mat.

The glitter I used is very fine (I'm still finding it all over the place),
I've purchased a chunkier glitter now!

I'm delighted to tell you that Snowflake Snippets is still in stock and available 
on the website here.
Also if you live Peterborough way and would like to attend
a workshop, all the details are here.

Take care friends, wishing you all a happy Monday.

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