Tuesday 19 November 2019

Oh So Jolly Gift Bag

Hello, it's Tuesday so time for me to share my Seven Hills Crafts project and it features an upcycled plain white gift bag. First of all I stamped, coloured and cut out the two figures (twice) from the Stamping Bella set 'Little Bits Winter Collection Figure Skaters' (matching dies are here). Then I used three of the figures to decorate the bag popping them onto green and blue cardstock which had been die cut into dome shapes using 'Stitched Dome Stax Die-namics'. Before adhering the domes to the bag I wrapped some twine around and tied a bow. 

For the tag I wanted to stamp the sentiment from the 'Oh So Jolly' set by Sugar Pea Designs onto white cardstock but it just wasn't having much impact so I cut out a further two tag shapes from the green and blue cardstock and layered them together at a slight angle. Then I attached my fourth little figure to the tag using foam pads. I'm pretty pleased with how my little bit of upcycling turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today, happy crafting!

Friday 15 November 2019

Two quick cards

Hello. These cute, quirky stamps were free gifts with a magazine. 

Two cards made for two cat loving friends!

Tuesday 12 November 2019

happiest of holidays

Hello, it's Tuesday so time for me to share my Seven Hills Crafts project and I have the happiest of cards to share! How are your Christmas makes coming along? It's only 43 days to go! I have watched one Christmas movie - Love Actually, I have listened to my Christmas playlist twice and I have made ten Christmas cards! I'll need to get a wiggle on!

My card features the three elves from the Santa's Elves set by My Favourite Things. I added the stitched detail to the background using my Quilted Stitched Spirals die by Lil' Inker Designs, I love all these background type dies, so useful. Before attaching the backgound panel to the card base I wrapped some red and white twine around and tied a bow. As a finishing touch, and to add some festive sparkle, I added some stickles to their hats and cuffs.

Thanks for stopping by today, happy crafting!

Thursday 7 November 2019

Sweet Treat Box Journals

Hello. Today I'm sharing four little hand stitched journals, I think this will be my new obsession since I bought the We Are Memory Keepers bookbinding tool! Everything, apart from the thread and the plain paper inside the journals, was in my October Sweet Treat box from Paper, Pen and Plan. Every month when I get my box I keep all the contents on a tray on my desk. Then I challenge myself to use it up by the end of the month! I pretty much succeed but that's because eveything is always so gorgeous.

These little books are the perfect size for my popping into my handbag to keep quick notes when I'm out and about. Maybe little reminders of potential Christmas gifts or a note of a new coffee shop I will need to try out!

And here is a peak of a few bits from my November box, yes, it's already all sorted on my tray and good to go for a few Christmas projects. The full unboxing video is here and you can find out about ordering your own box here.

Wednesday 6 November 2019

111 places - part 11

Hello. We've been out and about again, ticking off two more places listed in my
'111 Places In Glasgow You Shouldn't Miss' book.
Number 101 - Tam Shepherd's Trick Shop
Amongst the bestsellers are whoopee cushions, foam bricks, fake plastic vomit 
and vanishing coins!
Number 57 - Hutcheson's Hall
Originally Hutcheson's Hospital (1802-1805) it has been a library, a bank and is now 
an elegant restaurant.

My previous blog posts about this project are here -  

Tuesday 5 November 2019

dashing through the snow

Hello, it's Tuesday so time for me to share my Seven Hills Crafts project and I have a super quick, easy and fun card to share. One that could be 'dashed' off during a bulk cardmaking session. The white piece of cardstock was run through my die cutting machine using My Favorite Things Stitched Strip Dienamics.

Then I stamped, coloured and trimmed around the Avery Elle Dashing stamp. I stamped both sentiments above the stitched lines, I love how they follow the shape of the tree and the car.

Then all the elements were fixed to the card using foam pads for dimension. I added sequins from the Full of Love Sequin Mix to represent the snow (and I thought that top corner was looking a bit bare!)

Thanks for stopping by today, happy crafting!