Last of the Christmas Projects

Today I'm wrapping up the last of the projects made during the run up to Christmas. Be warned - today's [ost is picture heavy!

In December's Just For Fun classes we revisited the Faceted Bauble, making them in shades of Blueberry Bushel and Old Olive. I'd originally wanted to make them either with the Feels Like Frost or Brightly Gleaming DSP, both of which were sold out. I then changed the supplies to use the Noble Peacock specialty DSP, what a good decision that turned out to be! Sadly, I didn't take photos of them which is a shame as they were really beautiful!
As a back up project for the ladies who finished the baubles in good time, we made a quick calendar. The DSP we used was a special last year but so bright and fun! The base is in Poppy Parade, the DSP is the retired Painted Seasons. Once made we cut out a few of the toadstools and mounted them to the front on stampin' dimensionals.

You might just be able to see the toadstools on this side image, you can also see the simple fold used to make the calendar - 

The card I made for my customers and friends was really rather messy! Onto whisper white notecards and using one of the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks along with shimmery embossing paste and glitter from my stash, I magaed to create a mess but had tons of fun! I topped this with die cuts made using Frosted Bouquet dies in Balmy Blue and Feels like Frost DSP - did you know it's silver and white on the reverse?

I like the following card, which I then took to my Coffee and Card session during November/December. We made them in both Old Olive and Blueberry Bushel. I think both look fabulous! The DSP is Noble Peacock, the stamps are from Free Skate. I don't take the Bigshot to these sessions so prepared all the die cuts prior to the session, we made good use of the Stamparatus to line up the die cut skates with the coordinating stamp.

The skate blades were coloured with Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker pen then covered with Wink of Stella.

Another Coffee and Card session Christmas card - made with Rococo Rose base card, Crumb Cake Ink, Delicata Metallic Ink in Golden Glitz, Dashing Deer stamp set and Gold Shimmer Ribbon from the Christmastime Is Here Suite.

My family card was adapted from the swaps I made for Onstage. As you can see from this picture, I inked and assembled them inflight on the way to Onstage in Las Vegas! Foolish thing to do - working methodically on a small tray, it took me 7 hours and I ended up with severe pains in my neck and shoulders.

The base card is Blueberry Bushel. The inked and heat embossed silver circles are from Swirly Frames. These are to resemble the circles left on the ice after skaters have been performing. The edges of the card were inked in grey. I stamped and die cut the skates (Free Skate stamp set - sadly, just retired) from shrink plastic - then I shrank them in the oven! As I had so many to do (60) it was quicker than using a heat gun. The circle is Sparkle Gimmer Paper which is layered with Whisper White Cardstock die cut using the Stitched Nested Lanels dies with the greeting stamped on top.

I was very happy with the finished card!

The final card I'd like to share with you today was yet another card made for one of my sessions in Las Iguanas. This card, with a Basic Black base, has a piece of the fabulous Mercury Glass Designer Acetate across the front. Not a great photo, I'm afraid!

The stamps and dies used are Sip Sip Hooray Bundle and Cheers Dies. Sadly these have just retired and won't be carrying over but I think they will remain in my stash for some time to come!

So, there you go! Long post but I think I may have caught up.

Next month I will be running acouple of classes in aid of the Australian Wildlife charities, the dates are Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February. The information is on the flyer below, please do consider supporting this if you are able to... 

Before I go, did you know that you will receive an exclusive FREE 12 project tutorial if you place an order with me this month? Or you can simply purchase the tutorial from me for £11. Here's a sneak peep...  

I look forward to sharing many more creative projects during 2020!

Have a good week!


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