Wednesday 22 November 2023

Tangled Tinsel journal page


Hi There! Are you feeling a bit frazzled at the mention of Christmas? Me too! This journal page is a reminder to me to not get my tinsel in a tangle with the preparations! Here is how it came together.

I began by painting a section of the page with black gesso.
Once this was dry, I used stickles gel through the star Dinkable from set 1 to add to the background. 
On a scrap of white card, I painted lines of the Dina Wakeley gloss drops in blended stripes.
When this was dry, I stamped and clear embossed the Christmas tree on to it, cutting it out carefully.
I attached it to the page using matte medium.
Using a scrap of the painted card, I stamped the tinsel mixed message, then stamped It's Christmas onto a piece of white card. I trimmed both carefully with scissors and added to the page.
Finally, I added some more stickles along some of the tree sections and onto the star. 
Here is the finished page once more. 

I used

Thanks for looking and I hope you manage to keep your tinsel untangled in the run up to the festive season! 

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Cool Christmas card


Hi There! Thought I would show you how I made this simple Christmas card this week. 

I began by blending Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord distress ink in the inkable. Then I splattered it with water and blotted it to get the snowy effect.
I used the small snowflake stamps from winter journaling girls and small words- winter around the frame using memento inks. 
I inked up the doodle art Christmas tree using the memento inks with purple at the top, blue in the middle and teal at the bottom. 
I used the same inks to watercolour some of the pattern and fussy cut around it. 
I matted and layered the panel to a 7x7 card and used sticky pads to attach the tree to the bottom left corner.
Finally I added a sentiment to the bottom right, also on sticky pads. 

I used:
Distress inks in Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord
Memento ink in Grape Jelly, Danube blue and Teal Zeal
White card
7x7" card blank

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 8 November 2023

New Stamps from Bee Crafty!

Hi There! Last Wednesday Two gorgeous new sets of Stamps and some fantastic MDF were launched on Bee Crafty's Facebook page. I had so much fun playing with them! For the first one I created the frame using Dina Wakeley gloss drops and the Circles 1 big one inkable. The tree was coloured with alcohol markers. 

I was aiming for a Christmas jumper type look for this card. The background was created using Texture discs set 2 and vintage photo distress ink.

The beautiful Doodle Art Christmas tree looks equally beautiful stamped and coloured or heat embossed. Here I stamped onto Kraft card and heat embossed using detail white powder

My next two cards were created by embossing in white on black and black on white, then cutting from the point of the star to the centre of the trunk. 
The first is quite plain but for the second I added a few red highlights and a border from freehand borders 2.
Ink blending and stamping in Distress inks (Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock feathers) were used to create this background. 

For this card I blended Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink from another texture disc from Set two, then stamped in Green Versafine Clair around the centre. The border was stamped with the same Lumberjack Plaid ink.
I stamped the tree onto shrink plastic, coloured with alcohol markers then shrank and placed into a clear plastic bauble with some chunky glitter
My final two cards were created during my Facebook live on the Launch day. 

You can find the Doodle Art Christmas tree stamp set here.
The Christmas Mixed Messages are here
They are available a a bundle here

Thanks for looking!