Friday, 4 November 2016

A Craft HAUL from SGD and a few more surprises from the dollar store!

Hello my friends!  I received a package in the mail today!  Don't you just love getting packages in the mail? A little early Christmas present to my self that I thought I would share with you!  This box of goodies came from Scrappin' Great Deals, and I have to admit, it was wrapped up much nicer than it looks here when I received it.  I had already dove into it before I thought to make a haul post.  But just barely.  (Notice the yummy Werthers!)

Look at these new Christmas dies that I am eager to put to good use!  I also got some of the new Ranger Enamel Accents!

 I got a die for a stamp set that I already had, MFT "Make yourself at Home".  This will be a fun scene-making set.  I also got a new Lawn Fawn stamp "Sprinkled with Joy", which will also be a fun scene-builder.  The matching die is on back order and I can't wait to receive it! 
This is the stamp set "Make yourself at Home" that I had previously bought.

 A couple of fun stencils, some sunshine and some falling snow.

 Then, later today I was at Dollarama and found a few goodies.  I found this stamp set from Inkadinkado for just #3.  Just to give you a perspective, the bottom stamp is 6" x 6".  The top layer of stamps is actually a set of 6 stamps, so I thought that was a pretty good find. I like the images  a lot.

some more K & Company embellishments
 Some close-ups.  A nice vintage feel to these.

 And finally, some Prismacolor erasers.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little haul and you can look forward to seeing some of these items in use soon.  I already have some ideas brewing...
Thanks so much for stopping by, have an amazing day!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

"Noel" A new Christmas card, a Shaker card

Hello All!  Today's card is a shaker card, which is something I am fairly new at.  I have only made one before.  I started off with my distress ink blended background.  I splattered the water reactive ink with a water/ perfect pearls mixture.

I stamped my image with a Tim Holtz set from a couple of years ago, using Versafine Black Onyx ink in my home-made stamp positioner so that I could repeat stamp a few times to get a good, solid and dark impression.

I used my new Tim Holtz die again, along with an Elizabeth Crafts die and a Tim Holtz punch.  I knew this die would be versatile!  I die cut the globe from fun foam as well which I sandwiched between the layers to give dimension and create the space for my shaker elements.  I used some mylar to cover the front of my shaker element and under the top two layers.

Once my card was assembled, I embellished it with the globe "stand", the Noel sentiment, a few pine boughs punched out of gold card and a purchased snowflake embellishment (from Michaels)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and checking out my latest Christmas card.  I hope you enjoyed it!
Have an amazing day everyone!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Another fun Alcohol Ink Class with Margaret!

Hello All!  I thought I would share the photos from our latest Alcohol Ink Class with Margaret Brackley.  It's always a fun and popular class.  This time, as well as doing pendants and ceramic tiles, we also did glass Christmas ball ornaments.  Everyone did a wonderful job with this vibrant medium.  Grab a tea (or whatever your preference!)  and sit back and enjoy  pursuing the photos of this fun class and  some wonderful creations.

Thanks so much for visiting.  I hoe you enjoyed today's post, we definitely enjoyed the class!  Thanks again, Margaret!
Have an awesome day, everyone!