Cameo Fun!

Hello and happy Friday! Today I thought I would share a bottle tag and gift card holder I made at Christmas using my Cameo.

I really do forget how versatile my Cameo is and how it has something for every occasion known to me! I just love it! The gift card was for Costa Coffee, so I felt the coffee cup card holder was perfect, the wee card slotted inside once you lifted up the front of the cup.

It really is nice to put that wee bit of extra thought into someones gift with a pretty tag or gift card holder.

Have a good weekend, Carol.x

Robin Christmas Card

Happy Stir Up Sunday! It’s less than 6 weeks until Christmas so I thought I would share a wee Christmas Card I made using Robins by Jaine Drake which is part of the Sarah Hurley Special Editions Range.

Robins by Jaine Drake Special Editions

Here’s a wee step by step of how to do it;

1 Cut a piece of watercolour card to 14.5cm x 14.5cm and wet it using a paintbrush and some water.
2 Using Prussian Blue Brusho make your background on the damp piece of card, add some Black Brusho to the very top to make it more like the sky.
3 While your background is drying, stamp out two wee robins with Black Archival Ink, then watercolour them with Distress Inks, I used Festive Berries and Ground Espresso.
4 Fussy cut your wee birdies out once they are dry.
5 Stamp a branch onto your page with Archival and make some foliage using Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.
6 Sprinkle some Frantage over the piece of card and heat from behind, otherwise you will blow it all off the page(not that I tried that you understand!)
7 Stick your watercolour card onto your card blank.
7 Pop your robins onto the branch using 3d foam, I chopped one of their legs off so it looks like they are sitting down and there you have it.

Ingredients
Robins by Jaine Drake Special Editions, Brushos, Distress Inks, Archival Inks, Card Blank, PVA Glue, 3D Foam from Stix2, Watercolour Card.

Thanks for popping by today, and I hope you like the card.

Carol xx

First Christmas Card Of The Year!

Happy first of November, can you believe it is Christmas next month? I really can’t so I thought I should try and get a start on my cards.

I got some lovely new dies from Stampin Up and have been looking forward to playing with them, I love this set because it can be used all year long, well except for the sleigh one! They are also great for using up scraps of paper, I have loads of wee strips of white pearlised paper which is just perfect for this card.

1 Get a 6×6 card blank and measure up a white layer for it. Then cut out a square where your snow scene will be visible through.

2 Measure a piece of white card to use as your picture, I measured out about 4×4″. I used a piece of white linen card to add some texture.

3 Pick your distress colours, I used Chipped Sapphire and Tumbled Glass and blended them across the square.

4 Sprinkle some Frantage or white embossing powder across the inked card, I use a teeny dry paintbrush to pick up the powder and tap the brush to get it off and scattered. Heat from behind to melt it.

5 Die cut which ever strips you would like, I went for one of each. I then gently rubbed the sponge applicator from my Tumbled Glass over the sleigh just to highlight it. The stick them down.

6 Stick down the “picture”, then the frame on top and you had a card.

I am really loving crafting again, I forgot how much fun it is, even when your fingers are all blue and you resemble a rather large smurf!
Thanks for popping by today.
Carol xx

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Allsorts – Christmas
Simply Create Too – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Winter Wonderland – Anything Goes Christmas
Sweet Stampin’ – Christmas Travel