CAS Snowflakes

Hi Everybody,

thanks for your lovely comments.

I have been busy making more Christmas Cards after I discovered that I didn’t have enough to send.

This one here is a super quick make:

CAS snowflake

The Darice embossing folder (Crafter’s Companion) I used for this card has so much detail, that I always try to make a feature of it. For this card, I simply used it to emboss the front, rounded some edges and attached a strip of pink card to the back leaving a narrow border. I tied my ribbon Stampin’Up!) to cross at the front and attached a snowflake charm and gems to finish.

This is what the card looks like lying flat:

CAS snowflake 2

I would like to enter my card into the Addicted to CAS challenge with the theme – Snowflakes.

Hope you like it. Back soon with more.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Christmas Baubles

Hi Everybody,

How time flies. Another week has almost passed, and I thought I’d share this quick Christmas card with you, one of the project I shared in my docrafts creativity gallery. I have also been trying to be a bit more creative in the way I photograph my cards, please let me know what you think. So here it is …

Christmas Baubles

I went to my local ‘The Works’ the other day and found this lovely Papermania Urban Set of 9 stamps called Noel. Of course I had to buy it and use it to make this sweet card.  I stamped the snow flake twice and embossed one in silver and the other one in gold. I then stamped the robin in red dye ink before punching out my stamped images using a circle punch, alternatively you could use nesting dies to cut them out.

Next I edged the shapes using red ink and punched my red border using the Xcut looped border punch. For the patterned background I cut a square from the packaging of the stamps and rounded one corner. I also cut a larger square from red card to mat my patterned paper on. I attached my background to my square base card and attached the looped border in place using 3D foam

I then made 3 bows from red baker’s twine and cut three lengths of twine to attach to my baubles. To do this I adhered some very sticky double sided tape to the back of one bauble, attached one end of a piece of twine to it and looped the other end through one of the loops in the border, cut it to the desired length and adhered it next to the other end on the back of my bauble. I then added 3D foam pads and twisted the twine before adhering my bauble into place. I then repeated the process with the other two baubles, each time shortening the length of the twine a bit more.

To finish off I added some snowflake sequins and gems to the embossed snowflakes, picked up some ink with a blender pen to colour the robin, added some highlights with a glittery gel pen and some gems to the punched border.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for all your lovely comments.

See you soon … until then ..

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Fairy Christmas

Hello Everybody,

Thanks for all your lovely comments.

Back again with another Lavinia Stamps Fairy card. This time I made a Christmas card. I also used a colour scheme you might have seen before. I love its ethereal feel and thought it was perfect for my card.

Here it is:

Fairy Christmas

… and this is the side view …

Fairy Christmas Side View

I shall enter this card into the Lavinia Stamps Blog Challenge, where it is anything goes this month. As you can see it is a slightly different take on the shape of lasts month’s entry, and this time I have prepared a tutorial with step by step photographs which can be found on my TinkerCards Blog, simply click this link to go there.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Nicecrane Vintage Merry Christmas

Hello Everybody,

Today I have five very quick Christmas Cards. As you well know we crafters start making our Christmas cards early. Given that a lot of people were doing them in July, I must be late … hence the quick ones … 🙂

I am using the Vintage Merry Christmas digi images by Nicecrane Designs.



For this card, I simply used a snowflake stamp to stamp the background, blended the edges with red ink, matt and layered onto red card and assembled as shown. I then highlighted bits of the image with glitter glue and added a cream coloured organza ribbon.



For this card I stamped an ornament 3x in blue, without re-inking the stamp in between, towards one side of natural ivory card and blended the edges using red and blue ink. I then matt and layered as shown before finishing off by adding a blue organza ribbon, glitter glue highlights and some light blue gems.



For this card I embossed some white pearlized card, added my image and some gems. I then added my ribbon across one corner as shown and attached it all to my base card using 3-D foam pads before finishing off by adding some glitter glue highlights.



For this card’s background, I used a tree stamp and stamped it once in a darkish green and several times in a very pale green. I then blended the edges in, layered it on red card and attached my image and sentiment before adhering it to my base card and adding gems to finish.



The background for this card is an embossed piece of pearlized card layered on red card and attached to my base card. I then adhered the image slightly off centre and added my ribbon before finishing off with die-cuts and gems.

… and here we are 5 cards later …..

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

For more inspiration using Nicecrane Designs and to find out what’s hot and new, click here visit their blog.

All inks used were from Stampin’Up (so were the stamps used to create the backgrounds), die-cut border is a Memory Box Die called Frosty Border and all the ribbons are from Fantastic Ribbons, Embossing Folders used are Snowman ones (not sure who makes them, was a competition win)