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Spellbinders 3D shadow stamps - Dashing through the snow ...

Still in full blown Christmas mode and am starting to worry that I might, for once, be a wee bit more organised for this Christmas than first anticipated ... this does worry me a little as am now thinking about all the things I might forget ... lol However do love a 'to do' list and after recently making a notebook, think I might jot down my ideas, for that 'just in case' senior moment appears ...! When I originally received these 3D shading stamps from Spellbinders, was a little worried that they might just be 'one trick ponies' but am glad to say that is definitely not the case. I have had great fun playing with them and they produce the most wonderful Christmas scenes ...

Stamping with gilding flakes ...

Although I have had my Tonic Monthly card kit - 2nd to be released - a wee while, I have only recently had time to play with it properly. The kits come jam packed with goodies and there is oodles of crafty products to create with ... For my first project I have made a tag card using nearly everything in the kit on my project ... I began by creating the tag shape layering several of the embossed card that is in the kit. Next using the dies, I created a succession of layers: some to create edging strips, one as a background panel and then the final to act as a frame. I have stamped lots of the elements, using the glue pen supplied, and once tacky, adding gilding flakes to create my outlines. I have then coloured in the holly and berry elements - again using the Nuvo Creative pens supplied and the Nuvo Berry Red crystal drops. Some of the corners have been stamped directly on to the die cut panels and others cut out to create embellishments. Using a piece of the red e

Playing amongst the presents ...

I thought I'd share one of projects that I made for the recent Tonic Studios Festive Friend's launch on Hochanda using one of the cute cat images, placing him in one of the bauble blisters to create a shaker card. I began by stamping the circle bauble and then cutting it our with the matching die. With the outer die only, I cut another panel on white stamping card. Carefully draw around the inner circle of your stamped bauble giving you now the correct placement for your stamping. Next stamp and colour the cat - I chose to work with my Brush Scripts. On a separate piece of card, stamp & colour the cat image which will be used to create a decoupage layer. The circle bauble was also coloured with Brush Scripts. Before joining all the elements together, I added some sequins, placing them on top of the cat, then added the circle blister to form the shaker. Doesn't he look so cute hiding amongst the presents? The leaves are created using the Delicate Detail

Golden glittery poinsettia ...

I'm still in full swing making my Christmas projects and also playing with the wonderful range of Polkadoodles Christmas stamps. I just couldn't resist using the Christmas Poinsettia again but this time I have gone for a gold/cream look to the flower ... My base card is actually a sizzix die I have had for eons and I thought it be great to show off the poinsettia and also the other flourish dies - which are from Polkadoodles. I've stamped and coloured the poinsettia with Nuvo embellishment mousse in Indian Gold, layered the design three times, finishing with a decorative button. I've added some glittery die cuts, a few metallic and then some green ones too. A random sprinkling of Nuvo Crystal Drops to bring in a little red to make the image 'pop'. The sentiment is from Polkadoodles Christmas Wreath stamp set. The wonderful glitter card I have used is from the Craft Perfect range, (from Tonic Studios) and it cuts like a dream with no shedding of g

Knock me down with a feather ... a CAS card from me!

A new week begins and something unheard of from me... a CAS card! I do rather like to chuck lots at my projects but when I received the Holly & Berries 3D shading stamp from Spellbinders, I felt that I had to at least try one CAS card which showed off the stamp. It was hard but I did it ...! I masked off the centre panel with sticky notes and stamped the Holly & Berries either side in Safari green Nuvo hybrid ink. I then water coloured the images with my Aqua Flow pens. A simple chiffon ribbon was added and a few - yep a few -  glass gems were added. The panel was then matted on to red glitter card, then on to my olive green card base. I know you can knock out loads of cards this way but no 100% sure I can make this style all the time - not enough faff required and I do soooooooooooooo love my faffing time when creating ... . Have a great week but I think it's now looking as if winter is slowly approaching and several layers maybe required today. Lou x x x Pro