Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Peace Love Joy

Recently I found a craft company called Creative-Depot from Germany whose products I simple love.  The service to the UK is quick and the shipping cost is not extortionate. One of the things which they make/sell are embossing dies... which simply emboss, not cut. Here I used a snowflake one a couple of times in the background. The cone branch stamp is also by them. Their website however,  is a trifle tricky to navigate for non German speakers. I found that I had to look up the translation of a word in German to enter, before anything could be found in a search. My computer's normal translation didn't seem to operate for this site.
I have several sets of nesting stars dies and I'm not exactly sure which set this is, but they are readily available everywhere. is Hero Arts.
I guess you could call it a partial eclipse as I stamped both under and over the star.
 Christmas 24 Simply Snowflakes

Anything Christmas Goes.

Monday, 25 October 2021

Good Luck

Another week, another challenge at Stamps & Fun = Creativity and another occasion for me to be a Guest Designer.
The theme this time is Lantern! I guess that at this time of year most people would think of a Halloween lantern... a pumpkin hollowed out and card to make a face, but I don't generally make Halloween cards so I thought I would do a Chinese lantern instead.
To make this one, I heat embossed a WOW background stamp in Gold onto a piece of red card and then I die cut an oval and put it through my paper rippler or corrugator or whatever the piece of kit is called. Actually I think it's called a crimper. Then I grabbed two tiny rectangles from a small part of a complicated die for the top and bottom of the lantern and then added a loop at the top. I didn't have any black thread, so I coloured a piece of stripy thread with a black marker.
I cut two fish tail banners and dry embossed the top one. The sentiment, from Clearly Besotted was also heat embossed in gold.
Despite all, I think it does look quite like a lantern!


Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Happy Birthday

Today is my friend's birthday and we will be joining her and her husband and another couple to celebrate the occasion over a meal. I will be giving her this card, however it is not the one that I made for her originally as that one has mysteriously disappeared! It must be somewhere hiding in plain sight but I can't find it... if it does reappear it will have to do for next year as I did put her name on it!
For this one I used the foliage, circle and tag die cuts by Alexandra Renke, colouring the leaves with a couple of shades of Distress Oxide inks and then stamping some splatters with one of the colours. The 'happy' is from The Greetery and the 'birthday' from Create a Smile. Both are stacked a few times.
The three ladies concerned in this celebration (Ladies who lunch) will be spending a day closer to Christmas meeting alpacas and doing a wreath making workshop, it's our gift to the birthday girl and should be great fun... but first to celebrate this evening!

Watercooler Wednesday - All things Feminine


Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Happy Birthday

Here is a very simplified version of the sketch at Global Design Project!
The rectangle has been squished, the flower is in place of the circle and the sentiment is as is! If this is too far removed from the sketch I hope the gals over there will disregard it!
I used a plank die by Memory Box and a flower by Alexandra Renke, all coloured by dabbing with Distress Oxide inks. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.
The Flower Challenge is still celebrating its 5th Birthday and they would like to see a shape as well as a flower... I think the rectangle of wood satisfies that criterion.

I just had to change the water filter on my fridge, that in itself was a nightmare, firstly I bought the wrong one and as I had removed the wrapper,  it cannot be returned... expensive mistake at £60. Then once I had got the right component (fortunately as a slightly cheaper price) I found that I can't manage to reset the filter warning light. Don't you just love technology!