It was a fabulous bunch of girls who attended my Christmas Stamp-a-stack on Friday Night… I’d just like to say a big thank you to Lou, Ness, Jo, Kim, Melissa and Zelda – for your enthusiasm and energy – I had a great time flitting between designs and embossing stations and the bigshot (with a little stamp cleaning in between!)
The evening started off with a little pillow box treat for each stamper – This little gift was so easy to create. I used entirely Jolly Holiday DSP and Very Vanilla Card with Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Inks. The stamp is from the Perfect Punches set – definitley a fave of mine! And the box? One swipe of the Big Shot with Pillow Box Die and a strip of coordinating DSP and away we go! And inside? A mini pack of maltesers!
I have shared several of the card designs with you on previous posts, so here are the two outstanding designs offered as part of the “Buffet” on Friday:
I love this little Christmas tree from Fun and Fast Notes – just another reason why this stamp set is one of the best investments you can make! I’ve stamped the tree a second time onto watercolour paper and then cut him out and placed it on top for a cute 3D effect. I’ve coloured with stampin pastels and blender pens.
Another of my favourite designs this year is my Marina Blue and Night of Navy card:
I’ve stamped the Christmas Tree from Contempo Christmas and really went to town trimming the tree with pearls, brads and a rhinestone star. I love that the tree is trimmed to match the sentiment (also from Contempo Christmas) I’ve wheeled down the side of my top note with the matching Contemp Wheel. Love non traditional Chrissie colours!
I also promised to share my Christmas candle display, created for pride of place on my lowline tv cabinet this festive season. I’ve lined my three designs up on a beautiful Christmas Dish:
Here are a few of the finer points:
Instead of securing my hodgepodge hardware with brads, I added a rhinestone each side – bling!
See my 3D ornament bauble? I picked that up from blogland but later noticed that it is on display in the SU Catalogue too! Created simply by punching two ornaments, folding them and placing them side by side…
Will I ever tire of this scallop flower? Sigh… I’ve used ten scallops to create this one with a fancy brad from my hodgepodge Hardware as it’s centre. Love the polkadot DSP from Jolly Holiday!
And 7 matching sized loops created this ribbon rosette – with my favourite Button from the Buttons Big Shot Die for it’s centre with a sweet linen thread bow.
Ok are you seriously Christmassed out yet? Check back later for details about how you can score some free ribbon from Stampin Up to Dress up Your Christmas!
Bye for Now – it’s my babies 4th birthday today so I am off to play with his pressies!