Thursday, 27 October 2016

Wedding box to die for

Isn't this just one of the most stunning boxes you've ever seen?  I cannot take credit for the design (that goes to the amazingly talented UK Demo Valerie Moody of whom I am totally in awe), just the making up of it.  I love it so much I think I am going to give one at every wedding I go to from here on in!

Fiona's notes: The instructions for this came from its designer and were marked private.  However, if you sign up for Val's newsletter you can request a copy of them.

Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White  Accessories: Detailed Floral thinlets, Silver satin ribbon, Fast Fuse

CASED from: Valerie Moody - thank you, thank you!

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Circles of birthday happiness

A good many of my friends have children and so I wanted to increase my stocks of suitable birthday cards.  I took this base design and, as you can see, ran with it.  I created a lot more but these were my favourites.

Fiona's notes:  The first card is different from the others.  I stamped the background with Versamark rather than using Designer Series Paper.  Don't you just love how versatile this design is?

Stamps: Love You Lots, Pretty Kitty, Bella and Friends, Confetti Celebration  Inks: Basic Black, Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, various for colouring in  Papers: Whisper White thick, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Garden Green, Sweet 'Lil Thing DSP, Farmers Market DSP  Accessories: Layering Circles framelits, aqua painters, stampin dimensionals

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Friday, 21 October 2016

My 2016 Christmas Range

As you've seen, I've been full throttle on Christmas lately, and now I'm ready to launch my Christmas range of cards and boxes for sale.  I've even included some cute little wrapped sweets.

I have created a page (click here to see it, but you can also see it as a tab on my blog page) which has individual photos of each item, dimensions of the boxes, and cost of each.

I also have two little "stocking fillers" or gifts which are perfect for work colleagues, your children's teachers, or neighbours. 

These cuts little notepads which have a magnet on the back:


And these little Ferrero Rocher treat boxes:

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Cherry Cobbler Mouse

I am in cuteness overdrive!  Can you tell I love, love, love these little Christmas mice?  Here's another for you, and I am sure there will be more to come!  What do you think?  What's your favourite stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Christmas range?  You can see them all here.

Fiona's Notes: I don't place a lot of things on angles on my cards, but this is now the third in a row that I've done that.  I think I should do it more often to mix things up.  The Rose Red background layer is lightly embossed with an old embossing folder I had called Linen from Papertrey Ink.  You could swap this for any kind of embossing folder that takes your fancy.

Stamps: Merry Mice  Inks: Basic Black, Kraft White, various for colouring  Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Rose Red  Accessories: White embossing powder, stampin dimensionals, Aqua painters.

CASED from: Debbie - thank you so much!

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Friday, 14 October 2016

Holly Jolly Very Vanilla

Two days ago I posted a similar card to this (see blog post here) and asked you to help me out in choosing which one to make in bulk for the cards I'll write in and send to my 90 Christmas card friends.  Let me know which you prefer by leaving me a comment and help me pick which one to do!

Fiona's notes: As I mentioned in the last post, the key to a good Christmas card design when you have lots to make, as I do, is to choose one that is easy to produce in bulk.  This card has a few layers, as you can see, which doesn't take too much time if you get your cutting right.  The only slightly time consuming aspect to this card is the stamped holy image which I did with marker pens straight onto the stamp to get the green leaves and red berries.  This is then punched out and stuck on top of the main stamp.  But I think it's worth it and brings a nice dimension to the design.

Stamps: Holly Jolly Layers  Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry  Papers: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, This is Christmas Specialty DSP  Accessories: Circle Layering thinlets, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Stampin Write Markers

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