Let it Snow

I had some news just over a week ago that I had won a crafting competition with Papermilldirect whose lovely card I use a lot on my projects.  The prize was a lovely big box of card full of colours of my choosing.  You can see my entry HERE.
So I have used their card to make today's project along with Avery Elle's Let it Snow stamp set.

Avery Elle Let it Snow stamp set

I heat embossed the trees using Stampin' Up's White Embossing Powder onto Pale Turquoise card  which was layered over White Hammered card base.

I used white ink to stamp the snow.  I stamped the birdies on a separate piece of card and coloured them in with Copic markers and then hand cut them out and stuck them on the branch.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Black Tuxedo ink.

Avery Elle Let it Snow
 Back on Wednesday....
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Products Used

DIY Planner Stickers

Following on from Wednesday's blog post where I showed you my new Kikki K planner, I have made some planner stickers to go in it.  I used my Silhouette Cameo software to design the stickers and then printed them out onto some sticker paper.
DIY Planner stickers
There are lots of planner stickers out there that you can buy but I wanted to have a go at creating my own which is more fun than buying them pre-made.
Kikki Planner Stickers
Planner Stickers DIY
If I didn't have the graphics already then I just searched for clip art on the internet and traced around it in my software.
Now whenever I need some more stickers I can just print them out and I don't have to wait for the postie to arrive!
Have a great weekend and thank you for having a look at my little blog.
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Kikki K meets the Happy Planner

Kikki K meets Happy Planner

For the past year I have been using a planner that I bought from Plum Paper Designs on Etsy.  I have been really happy with it.  The quality is very good and I like the thicker paper it is printed on but as it is nearly full I have been looking at other planners that are available.
I  only heard about Kikki K planners this Summer and I know some of you might wonder if I have been visiting another planet for a couple of years but since I visited the Kikki K website I have been drooling over their large leather planners.  Making the decision to order one has taken me all this time as I was worried that the customs fees/postage would be too prohibitive.
Well I finally took the plunge and ordered the Perforated Leather Personal Planner Large: Peach it arrived in just over a week and amazingly there were NO custom fees and NO additional postage so it worked out cheaper than buying a similar large Filofax in the UK.
I didn't order the diary refills as I wanted to use the pages from a Create 365 Happy Planner that I had also purchased recently.
I got it at an amazing deal (no longer available) of £14.50 from Amazon UK.  It came all the way from the States and it was a lot cheaper than buying one from here in the UK and again I didn't pay customs fees.  I love the layout of the Happy Planners but didn't want the disc bound system so I decided to take mine apart (eek!) and fit it inside the Kikki K.  This is what it looks like...
 Happy Planner inside a Kikki K
 In order to fit the pages of the Happy Planner inside, I had to cut them down to size but only slightly.  I cut off the punched holes first and a small strip from the bottom and then I eventually worked out how to punch the 6 holes with my Cinch so they would fit inside the Kikki K.

Happy Planner inside a Kikki K
 This is the inside front cover which has got the note pads that came with the Kikki K planner and also there is a larger notepad at the back.  The Sticky Notes are by Mambi Create 365 and you can purchase them HERE

Create 365 Happy Planner inside a Kikki K

 And this is what it looks like when it is closed.  I have also made my own planner stickers with my Silhouette Cameo which I will show you in a later blog post.

Mambi Happy Planner inside a Kikki K Large Personal Planner

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The Snow's Arrived & Pregnancy Congratulations

Well it arrived later than it usually does here in the Peak District but we had snow fall on Friday for the first time this year.  It was a bit icy on the road and pavements on Saturday when we walked into town for our morning coffee, but the sun was shining and the sky was blue - a beautiful Winter's day.
So after we'd done a bit of shopping I headed into my craft room to make a card for a friend whose daughter has just got pregnant with their first child. 
I used a file that I had bought some while ago from Lettering Delights called Baby Buddies.  It is a printable graphic but I wanted to do some paper piecing so I traced around it in my Silhouette Cameo software and created some svg cut files to make it more 3 dimensional.
Lettering Delights Baby Buddies
I printed a pattern onto the base of the card and & used Papermill Direct's White Linen Card.  The bunny is from a cut file I made myself and I made it so that the bunny can come out of the pocket.   I also hand cut a bib and attached some baker's twine and tied it around his neck.
Lettering Delights Baby Buddies Graphic
Thank you for visiting my blog.
I have listed the products that I used to make today's card below.
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Doe a Deer....

Yay!!  It's Friday.....and for today's post I have used some new cut files from Lettering Delights called Doe-re-mi and Doe-it-herself.
  You can buy the cut files and graphic files separately but Lettering Delights have a special offer on the Easy Doe it Bundle which runs until November 30th.
This is what I made....
Lettering Delights Easy Doe it Bundle Card and Gift Box
 I think the gift bag is meant to be a deer but having made it I think it reminds me of the mouse from The Gruffalo!!

Lettering Delights Doe-it-herself Gift Box

Lettering Delights Easy Doe it Bundle Card and Gift Box
Below are some of the files you can buy in the bundle and if you want to see how you can get this for FREE then click HERE
Have a great weekend and thank you for visiting my little blog.
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Get Well - Sweet Birdhouse

I have used yet another stamp set that I bought a while ago and have never used to make this Get Well Card.  It's a stamp set by Card-io Majestix Sweet Birdhouse.
Card-io Majestix Sweet Birdhouse
I heat embossed some of the flowers using Stampin' Up! white embossing powder.  I then stamped the birdhouse onto some masking paper and cut it out and then stamped again onto the card front.  I masked the birdhouse and then used some Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to colour up the background.
I removed the masking paper and then coloured in the birdhouse using some Copics and stamped some little birdies.  Finally I used a sentiment from Waltzing Mouse Compact Sentiments 2 to stamp Get Well.
Card-io Majestix Sweet Birdhouse
Thanks for stopping by.....
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Snowman Christmas Card

Hello.  Today I have made another Christmas card  using CB In Stitches (sadly no longer available)but this time using the snowman. 
I wanted to make a clean and simple (and quick!) card and this was quick(ish).

Clearly Besotted In Stitches Christmas
I first die cut a circle and then stamped the snowman onto it.  I then stamped the snowman onto some masking paper, cut it out and stuck it over the already stamped snowman.  I also cut a snow layer using some masking paper and lay that over the snowman so that I could then use some distress ink in Tumbled Glass to make a sky background.
I then peeled off the masking paper and stamped a scarf which I popped up on some foam tape.  I felt the snowman needed a hat so I used one of the stamps in the set which is meant for a penguin's belly and put that on the snowman's head and used a Stampin' Up! punch to make the bobble.
I added some silver stars which came in the box of a helium balloon I got for my birthday from a friend.  There were lots of sparkles in the box in different colours and thought they would come in handy for shaker cards etc. so I kept them all!
Thanks for stopping by...
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The Elephant Tree

I love elephants and I bought this stamp a few years ago when I first started stamping.  It is by Crafty Individuals.  I heat embossed the stamp using some Blue Tinsel Embossing Powder by Stampendous which I also bought a while ago and cannot now find that particular colour for sale anywhere here in the UK.  They still sell other colours in beautiful glittery colours though.
Crafty Individuals The Elephant Tree
I also made a matching tag using Waltzing Mouse Stitched Tags......
Crafty Individuals The Elephant Tree card and matching tag
Crafty Individuals The Elephant Tree
Crafty Individuals The Elephant Tree matching Tag
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Arctic Penguins - Mama Elephant

Back with a Christmas card today using Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins.  I did have a snowman lollipop planned but after I had cut out all the pieces from a svg file I had bought from the Silhouette Store, I couldn't work out how it all went together and the lollipop I had was too large!!  Sometimes the simplest of things confuse me!!
Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Christmas Card
I first cut a white card base and then adhered some Stampin' Up! DSP from 'Stacked With Love' paper stack which I'm not sure you can buy anymore.  I then cut out a Polaroid frame using my Silhouette Cameo and stamped the sentiment using WPlus9 'Hand Lettered Holiday' in black Memento ink and SU Real Red.
I stamped the penguins and cut them out by hand instead of using the dies as they leave a small white border all around them, & then stuck them to black card and layered them behind the Polaroid frame.  Quick and easy.
Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Christmas Card
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