Wednesday, 26 November 2014

...Sweet Wishes

Quick tag for you this evening! I'm like Mrs Santa Claus in the background, I'm busy in the 'workshop' getting ready for the retirement sale on Friday and setting up the next release - for next Tuesday the 2nd, can you believe December is nearly here!! Peeks will be starting tomorrow.

OOh, by the way, Happy Thanksgiving to all our USA friends for tomorrow! Our USA shipper is of course off tomorrow and Friday, but shipping will be back to normal from Monday I believe.

Anywhoo, just wanted to pop on with another quick tag, the quicker the better at the moment - this one, stamped with Candy Jar Christmas fillers was easily cut out with the matching dies and the tag is made with Stitched tags. The round sentiment is from Candy Jar Christmas another fave set, have you seen these two sets? They are perfect for gifting sweet treats!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

...Back in stock in UK

 Good morning folks! I have just received some stock here in the UK:

Fine Feather dies
Stitched Tag dies
Folding Tag dies
Gift card it dies

If anyone has been waiting on an order containing these, it has now shipped (unless you are also waiting for Vintage Ornaments)! Stocks of the fine feather dies are limited - just lettin' ya know!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

...So Sweet

Little bit of stampy time this morning - dug out my Candy Jar Christmas Fillers set and had some fun with the gingies! Cut them out with the Jar Fillers die set. Added pearls to their wee chests - I coloured those with copics before applying - and since I've learned that tip, I only buy white or cream pearls and just colour them to suit as needed. The tags are made with the stitched tags dies and the sentiments are from Elf made. Thought this would make a nice start on the after Christmas thank-yous! These will be fab for adding to a wee box of shortbread or similar. You likey?

While I was on a roll I made up a wee card - I love stamping patterns, and so I made a background by repeating the Sweet sentiment in different inks. I didn't want it to fight too much with the tag I used as a focal point, and so I took apiece of vellum and clear embossed some fine stripes on it using the Pinstripe backgrounder. I love how that turned out. Slightly chuffed with this - can you tell? lol!

Monday, 17 November 2014

...Rustic Christmas decoration

Simple is definitely the best sometimes and I made this little teeny tiny thing the other night while waiting for the spuds to boil, had about 10 mins at my disposal and that was it. I had purchased a few lovely smooth wooden blanks from this fabby Etsy store a while back, not really knowing what I wanted to do with them, but inspiration struck while the windows were steaming up with condensation and the first real chily bite was in the air.

I have fallen in love with this little log cabin from the Frosty in the pines set and it seems to be turning up on a lot of stuff that I've made lately! You likey?  I used Tsukineko Versacolour 171 Pinecone ink because no other ink gives me the same sharp crisp finish when I'm looking to be fussy! The wooden blanks were so finely milled that the surface did not need any priming and the stamping is as sharp today as it was a few days ago - I love it! Tiniest little sprinkling of snow around the is Christmas....nearly...