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Santa is on his way!!

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HOHOHO - only ONE DAY TO GO!

and it's Official Santa is on his way....Hooray!

So here is a quick post to show you the rest of my cards.
I didn't use the Bell Punch, p.26 holiday catalogue, as much as I thought I would. But was happy with the few cards I made with it. As it is being carried over I will still have plenty of time to play with it.

I love this design I found on Pinterest.
Do you like the design I put on the Bell itself? That is the holly stamp done in versamark ink and the red glitter embossing powder. Holly Berry Happiness Stamp set is also featured on this card. p.27 Holiday catalogue.



I made this next one in non-traditional colours. Sweet sugarplum and Pool Party. I like to punch out some silver glimmer card with the top and bottom of the bell to give it some dimension.
The stripes on the bell are from the Jolly Friends Stamp Set. They are meant to be a woollen trim for the Santa Hat. (grin). So doing double-duty here.


Speaking of bells. Here is one from the Chr…

It is a Wonderful Year and time to be Jolly

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HOHOHO - ONLY TWO MORE DAYS TO GO!!

Goodness the time is just flying. Decorations are up, presents wrapped, cards are sent. Now just the food to organise and prepare.

But before I do that... how about some cards...
These are a few I made using the Wonderful Year Stamp Set from the holiday catalogue.
And some fun with Embossing Powder.
These first few are using the red glitter embossing powder. So pretty!


Isn't the Koala cute. He is made with the Fox Builder Punch and the hat from the Jolly hat builderpunch.

I love all the Copper on this using the Copper embossing powder and Copper Foil card. Background from Star of Light Stamp Set.

Now I have to admit that the Jolly Friends and Jolly Hat Builder Punch have become a huge favourite with me this Christmas. They are just so fun to use. I found many many great card designs on Pinterest and tweaked some of them for myself.
Each card makes me smile.






Well it is getting dark and time to say goodnight for today but I will hopefully see you …

Christmas Cards Galore!

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HoHoHo - only THREE DAYS TO GO!!

Time is getting short. But here are some Christmas Cards I have to share today.
First up I have to say how much I love the Tin of Tags Stamp Set. These first three cards are made entirely with that set alone.
How versatile, quick and easy are these.



This is a special card I had to make for my friend who has just gotten a little black kitten called Queen Boudicca. I call her Bo Bo for short (the kitten - not my friend! LOL). 
It goes to show how you can make every day stamps into seasonal cards with just a bit of tweaking. I have used our ever faithful Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set p.130 main catalogue Pretty Kitty Stamp Set p.101 main catalogue.  The santa hat is from Jolly hat builder punch. Words are Tin of Tags again. 

Here are two more cards incorporating stamps that are Non-christmas.
This one is combining the Wonderful Year Christmas Stamp from the holiday catalogue with Flower  stamp set flowers. I have embossed with the gorgeous copper embossing po…

4 days till Christmas!

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As promised I am back again in a whirlwind of excitement to show you some more Christmas cards and packaging. HoHoHo - Only FOUR DAYS TO GO!!!

This is some quick and easy packaging using Presents and Pinecones designer paper and the Scalloped Tag Punch.

Popped some Jolly Friends on the Front. p.29 Holiday Catalogue


Every year we give some gift cards and I try to find a novel way to package them. This year I tried several different designs I found on Pinterest and this was my favourite. It is by Angie Leach and uses designer paper to hold the card inside.
I did change mine and will give you my measurements too. For the main crumbcake cardstock I used 29.5cm x 10.5cm Score at 12.5cm and 25cm. Designer paper on front is 10cm x 5cm
 Belly Band comes off.
Belly Band is 26cm x 3cm.
Score at 11cm and 22cm (just make sure it has some wriggle room to get on and off without being too loose.)

 Lift top flap


Then open and Voila!! Surprise!
The designer paper at the top is 4cm x 10cm.

 The card h…

Christmas packaging and gifts galore

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Yes it has been ages!! But I am going to try and be really good this week. As a Christmas present to all my followers.
Or I will drive you all crazy with my posts. LOL.
I have been quiet on the blog but busy crafting with heaps of Christmas to show and tell.
So let's dive right in shall we?

First up-  Some cute gift bags from the cheap shop that I had to decorate with the Foxy Friends Set page 57 in the main catalogue and Wonderful Year Stamp set p. 28 in the Christmas Holiday Catalogue.
 But what is inside these bags? Come and see.
I had bought a cinnamon heart decoration for each of my downline as our Team name is The heARTstampers. But I needed a quick and easy bag to pop them in.
So I made this super quick and easy Kraft bag. Made with our Kraft card p.175 main catalogue. and some Kraft trim rope for the handle p. 13 holiday catalogue.

 The reindeer face is an oval framelit die used as a template I sponged around the edge with soft suede ink with a sponge dauber. Then the ear…