Saturday, 22 October 2016

Silver and Gold Snowflake Christmas Card

I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's blog today to try something new!!  This fun technique gives your dies all new possibilities, by using them to emboss with.  I started by using my Big Kick to emboss the dies onto my Kraft cardstock, using the silicone mat to get an impression, rather than cutting.  It was a bit of a learning curve to get the right depth.  I don't have a magnetic plate, so getting the ink on without smudging it was a bit of a problem. I think I will have to bump up that plate on my wishlist.... a letter to Santa perhaps?  Then I went ahead and cut out snowflakes in vellum and glitter paper... added some direct to paper white pigment ink... and some sequins and voila! 

Supplies used to make this card: 
X254 CTMH Card Base
Z1375 CTMH Kraft Cardstock
Z2163 CTMH White Daisy Pigment Ink
Z4003 CTMH Snowflakes Thin Cuts
Z2067 CTMH Silver Embossing Powder by Ranger
Z891 Versamark Ink
Z2912 Gold Sequins
Stampin Up Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum  

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Crazy Birds Christmas

So - this is a fun project that I have been meaning to do for SO LONG!  I fell in love with Tim Holtz's Crazy birds the first time I saw them sometime last year... then I found this cute set with stamps, dies, and an embossing folder for 50% off at Michael's a few weeks ago.  FINALLY! Time to practice my colouring with these whimsical little birds.  I love birds, and these are just so quirky. 

I am also loving all the beautiful pine images from Close to My Heart this season - and well, who doesn't like playing with glitter?!?!  I am totally covered in blue glitter right now and couldn't be happier.

Supplies I used to make this card:
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and Die Cuts
CTMH White Vellum (discontinued)
CTMH Snowflakes Embossing Folder Z4000
CTMH New England Ivy Exclusive Ink Z2135
CTMH Desert Sand Exclusive Ink Z2118
CTMH White Daisy Pigment Ink Z2163
CTMH Cocoa Exclusive Ink Z2114
CTMH Perfectly Pine Stamp Set A1191
C|TMH Christmas Thin Cut Z4004
CTMH Woodland Wishes Stamp Set Z4015
Stampin Up Fine Glitter
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Crazy birds!!


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Blending Swan Lake and Fundamentals to make fabulous school layouts

So, I have been having a lot of fun today blending Paper Fundamentals and Complements from the CTMH Annual Catalogue with Swan Lake Paper and Complements from the Holiday Expressions catalogue. 

Today, I used the Memo Fundamentals for base pages, and then layered on scraps of Swan Lake, using the Swan Lake PML cards for titles and journaling spots.  I also used the School K to 6 complements, and Ink Blot stamp set for embellishment.  The Complements are just great because you can sponge ink colours over their basic shades, just as I sponged Poppy ink onto the 'Today' chipboard. 

I just love these beautiful colours and designs!! Don't you?


Welcome to my New Blog!

I'm Emily...and I love retreating into my Scrap Room to create!!  I've been an avid scrapbooker for many years.  Recently, I have begun playing more with cards and other forms of mixed media arts.  I sometimes share my work on my Facebook page and I am now expanding out into blog world!  I create alone most of the time, but creativity has a wonderful way of growing and flourishing in communities, so here I am!  I love hopping around other blogs, watching YouTube videos, and scouring Pinterest for ideas.

I am an Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart, but I have a way of finding creative outlets in many materials.

Yesterday, I discovered a funny meme on Facebook, and it reminded me of a cute card that I made recently using Close to My Heart's Swan Lake collection, which is featured this month. 

This card was made using the following CTMH products:

C1567 Woodland Critters Stamp Set
X7212B Swan Lake Paper Packet
Z4012 Black Shimmer Ribbon
S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure - September Stamp of the Month
Z3169 Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
Z3248 Wood Slats Embossing Folder
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
Z2873 Slate Exclusive Ink
Z2814 Cocoa Exclusive Ink
Z2851 Saffron Exclusive Ink
Z2852 Poppy Exclusive Ink
Z3293 Shimmer Brush

Hop on over to my website to see even more beautiful inspiration from Swan Lake!