Sunday, 12 October 2014

something simple

Over at this weeks SSS Wednesday challenge the theme is watercolour.
I've created something very simple for this challenge, as iam creating a load of tags. So I decided to create a small tag for this challenge using a mini craft cb. I created the background using distress inks and water. The other week I came across a magazine that had a free spell binders stamp set with it, so bought it for the stamp set haha! 

This is the first time that I have used it, I stamped the fancy snowflake design on top of the watercoloured background with versamark and then embossed it with wow sparkling snow embossing powder.

I haven't added a sentiment yet as I can't decide if I want one or not, plus it may be for a December birthday and not christmas. It looks really pretty irl.

Edited to add
I stamped the same image stamp onto vellum and embossed it again. Using distress inks onto the back of the vellum.


Shaz xxx


more christmas

I simply can't help using me new stamps that I got from pti, just love them.i just had to use them for this weeks festive Friday challenge here is this weeks inspiration pic

The sparkle word, the bulbs and the tiny sparkly stars are my most favourite of the stamps, I just adore them. This card was so quick and simple but I love it. I couldn't just stop at one card though so I decided to play a little more with the stamps.

I bought some of the plain cotton bags from pti with my last order. I have some inexpensive christmas gifts to give and thought that it would be great to create so e lovely packaging for them.
I placed a sheet of card inside the bags before stamping and they stamped perfectly. I have added a little stuffing inside, the gift and a cpl of choccies :) I think I may do some of these for decoration around the house and also as a christmas countdown for the chloe monster :)

I then created another cpl of bags in a cpl of other colours too.

Absolutely loving these stamps and bags ( I have some more bags on the way too )
Sorry for the pic heavy post.
Shaz xxx

pti MIM

Dry embossing over heat embossing is the them over at this weeks MIM
I just had to use the sparkle and shine stamp set for this (I just can't put it down)

I created just a simple design. I used a glittered embossing powder as I really did want it to 'sparkle'

I've been creating lots of things with this stamp set, I just really love it. I can't wait for the co- ordinating die to arrive ( and a few others that happened to drop in me basket ) hehe 
Shaz xxx



Saturday, 4 October 2014

christmas mode it is

Every time I sit down to create just lately I seem to end up creating something christmas related.
This week over at MIM melissa shows us to  paint n stamp onto mason jars. I just couldn't resist, however I have nomad on jars :( I just had a plain old normal jar.
So using some glossy accents I added the word joy and a few lines etc to the jar and left to dry. I thought that by doing that after fk painted and sanded it, it wouldn't look so plain.

I used some sparkly glittered embossing powder . My order from pti arrived as I was creating the jar so decided to use it  on the decoration hanging from the jar.


 Earlier today I think I convinced my sister that she needed to have this sparkle and shine stamp set ( and the holiday addition set too) hehe, I really really love it, I've been using it for sooo many things, can't wait to get the co-ordinating die :) I'm seriously thinking about getting the make it market kit to this set, it's just the whole expense of customs and parcel force that puts me off :/ 
I'd love the new tinsel and tags kit too, those cute little houses (want it....need it haha)
Iam soooo pleased that the shipping is now cheaper at pti, as it means that I can now order a set (or 2) of stamps each month and only pay £10 shipping and it arrives at my door within the week, instead of it being stuck with customs for 3 weeks and having to pay them an extra £30-£40!!
So really pleased that I can now do smaller orders each month even though I always want it all hehe .
Shaz xxx


Thursday, 25 September 2014

it's beginning to look a lot like...

At least it is in my crafty space this week :)
This week I'm joking in with pti make it Monday and SSS Wednesday challenge
The theme over at SSS is anything goes. Over at pti make it Monday Danielle has showed us a technique ' paper casting' I've never even heard of this before so just had to give it a try. I ended up pulling out a pro christmas set to use ' letter to Santa' then that got me in the christmas mood haha .  After paper casting my image and while waiting for it to dry I decided to make a christmas tree hehe


So I decided to create things other than cards.

I decorated a tall container which I'm going to fill with some chocolates.

And I created a tree decoration.

I really liked the finish result of the paper casting, I think I shall be doing some more.
Shaz xxx