Sunday, September 23, 2018

Monthly Christmas Cheer

Our Christmas stamp-a-stack cards for this month are a mix of old and new as well as dark, dramatic tones and light, elegant hues.

Here's our first:

I cut a window from crumb cake, embossed it with Subtle for some texture, then stamped and white embossed the sentiment. Behind that is some of the lovely Twinkle, Twinkle DSP and a Bethlehem die. Add the shepherd and a glittery star, and voila! Isn't that paper amazing? I love the soft swirls that look so realistic.

Materials used:

  • stamps - Night in Bethlehem, Star of Light
  • dies - Bethlehem edgelits, rectangle framelit
  • card - night of navy, crumb cake, whisper white, white glitter, Twinkle, Twinkle DSP
  • other - Subtle embossing folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, sponge dauber, glue

And our second card uses classic colours of cherry cobbler, vanilla and gold.

Here I've use the Tufted embossing folder, then lightly distressed the edges and outlined them with gold embossing powder. Gold foil leaves and gold pearls give the poinsettia some contrast and the stitched framelit goes perfectly with the quilted look.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Stylish Christmas
  • dies - Stitched Seasons framelits
  • card - very vanilla, gold foil
  • other - embossing buddy, Tufted embossing folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, gold pearls, glue, scissors

It's hard to believe there's only one more stamp-a-stack class left. Christmas is coming waaaaaay too fast!

Thanks for calling in.


Sunday, September 9, 2018

I'm Baaaaaack!

Howdy doodly! I'm back in Oz after two weeks away and ten lovely days spent on our new-to-us boat in France. The weather was warm and sunny pretty much every day, so it's a bit of a shock to be back wearing a jumper again, I gotta tell ya!

Here's some pics for you of our sojourn; firstly DH and I on board. I'm out in the cockpit while he's in the galley (yep, he did indeed cook a few meals and do some dishes!)

 Here's DH standing proudly in possession

A couple of shots of Pornic

This one is my fav; I captured the sunset over the starboard bow on my last night

And if there's any other Star Wars geeks out there, you might appreciate what tickled my fancy about this sign I saw on some robotic toys at the duty free shop in Dubai International Airport


So, I have made a couple of cards since my return, but they're for upcoming Christmas stamp-a-stack classes, so I'll post them at a later date. Meanwhile, I hope you're enjoying the gorgeous goodies in the new Holiday Catalogue and look forward to browsing around some blogs to see what everyone's doing with them.

Thanks for calling in.


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