Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Inkurable Stampers December Challenge

The challenge this month over at Inkurable Stampers Blog was a colour challenge - pink, brown and cream, and you have to use a stamp of course.

I made an oval-shaped tag for my entry out of scraps of brown and cream cardstock, and I used Maya Road Clear Stamps 'Jasmine' to stamp the flowers using Tombow brown pen #879 on pink cardstock. I cut the flowers out carefully so they could be layered between and over my ovals. I distressed the front and back oval edges and inked them with the brown Tombow pen. I little brown/pink ribbon, pink rhinestones and kindyglitz to finish.


Because this tag was for someone special who challenge me to see how clever I could be with my Christmas gift giving this year, I made a matching 'sour cream container' from this tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers using an odd piece of cardstock from SEI. I altered the measurements of the container to be 12" x 8". I sealed it with a strip of brown bazzill punched with Martha Stewart 'scallop dot' border punch.


Fiona
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

2009 Christmas Card

This is the Christmas Card I made for our family this year (hopefully they will have all received theirs by now!).


I have used Tim Holtz 'Christmas Miracle' stamp, which I base-stamped, and, after painting a children's jigsaw puzzle piece, over-stamped the piece with part of the same stamp. I have also used Kaisercraft 'Dear Santa' clear stamps for the date and the greeting. This is nothing like the design I had in my head when I started, but I am really happy with how it turned out. The inside has a newsletter and photo, so I had no embellishing on the inside.

Fiona
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lime Tart Recipe Challenge #5

This fortnight's recipe challenge at Lime Tart was to create a Christmas project using stamping, but the stamps were not allowed to be dedicated Christmas stamps. I have made a gift box with Prima 'urban cosmos' papers, bazzill, and have used Kimberley Poloson 'flourishes' clear stamps with black stazon ink, and versamark ink. I used a Kaiser 'wish upon' rubon on the tag that belongs on the gift box. And yes, it is filled with something - handmade flowers!!

Fiona
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A Winning Announcement...

Last fortnight I joined in the Lime Tart Recipe challenge and was lucky to be drawn at random as the winner....


I received my prize this week - the December full tart kit - it is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you to the team at Lime Tart for running the challenge!

Fiona
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