As you know I am participating in this Lori`s Blog Hop
First let's announce Day 1 winners!
Christine Kiehl - $10 to Paper Sweeties
Karon - $20 to Nicecrane Designs
Misteejay - Set of choice from Spring Hill Graphics
Creative M - set of choice from Moonlighting by Mary
Leslie - Christmas pin-back Buttons
Winners: Be sure to email me (email in side bar) and I'll forward your info to our wonderful companies providing such awesome gifts! And Leslie, I'll need your address so I can put your buttons in the mail. Thank you!
Important: You get your name entered for the day's giveaways every time you leave a comment. So visit each blog and leave a comment on each one. I'll check out the comments every day, so if you comment on 5 blogs, you have your name put in the drawing five times for that day. I keep a record over the whole week so if you comment each day on 5 blogs, you have your name in my BIG All-Week-Long giveaway 25 times.
3 sets of choice - The Cutting Cafe -
1 set of choice - Moonlighting by Mary -
1 digital set of choice from Vintage Bella
$10 gift certificate- Paper Sweeties -
$20 gift certificate - Nicecrane Designs -
Have fun visiting these blogs (and don't forget to comment):
I made some highlights with white texture paint / snow effects.
The tag inside the card I've decorated with holly stamp from the set "Morehead, Christmas lights." Colored pencil and with berries of red pearls;
Robins, Snow and......
Directly From Toni`s Blog ".my new Spellbinder nestie - "A2 Filigree Delight"."I have wanted a fancy frame die for ages but most of the ones that I had seen needed an A4 cutting machine - something that I do not have. With it being 30% off weekend last week at Pinnacle crafts, I asked Andy for his advice about some dies that I had seen - unfortunately, they didn't have them in stock but he suggested this one and I love it. The "A2 Filigree Delight" is beautiful - the set contains 5 dies including fancy corners and a sentiment banner but I know it is the frame that I will be using the most. The frame has an oval centre which can be left solid for mounting on to, or cut out (the oval die is provided) so that the frame can sit over an image or something that you want to highlight.
I used the frame with the centre cut out to make this...
..a tent-fold A5 card. The card blank is smooth white CS and the blue background PP is from the Papermania Christmas range "Noel" - it has little glittery snowflakes all over the surface (which don't show up too well in the photo). I used one of the Christmas Birds images that Ignacio had sent me and laid the frame over the image...
..I used some crushed silk ribbon across the card behind the image and to create a nice big bow.
The card was finished off with some glittery snowflake stickers...
...just to keep with the Wintery look & feel. The blue in the image goes so well with the shade of the background PP.
Now usually I'm not a great fan of birds on cards but this collection of Christmas Birds from Nicecrane Designs is absolutely beautiful...
...you can grab these for yourself by hopping over here.
But you can also create stunning Christmas Balls:
Vintage Christmas Ornaments by Kari Ann (So adorable ones)
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Traditional And Vintage
Vintage Candle by Tracy
At Stamping Sensations this month the theme is 'Free & Easy' So you can do whatever you like just as I did. I did a candle in a vintage style using " A Joyful Christmas"
I did have to mess about getting the image to print on tracing paper, but the finished result was worth it. I made poinsettia's for round the base, and I will be making a gift box for this, that will follow soon.
Here is the sentiment I stamped for the back of the candle:-
And now a close up of the poinsettia's:-
And here is the Christmas Sheet used by Tracy
Thanks for stopping by and all over to my Team,,,,for these stunning creations.