Wednesday 30 November 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge

This week we are sponsoring the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge:

This is the sketch that everyone is working to:

And this is our entry:
The three kings are from our die cuts selection:

I also used Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs:
and the Spellbinders Banners Basics One:

The background paper comes from the Creative Expressions Foundations range:

The faux pearls around the edge are made with the Shimmer Pearl Glue - I chose Olympic Gold:

Hope you like it!
Mel xxx

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Monday 28 November 2011

French birthday wishes

I made this card for my brother-in-law who has just moved to France:
I had great fun playing with the Spellbinders dies on this one - moving them around and layering them up until I was happy with the layout - using Labels Twenty :

The Paris scene was made using two Clarity Stamps - Victorian Miniatures Set

and the small Eiffel Tower

The scene was very quick and easy to do - I used a small circle to mask a "sun" and a tiny bit of Black Soot Distress Ink to ground the Tower and the Victorian Gentleman.

The sentiment is one of my favourite Penny Black stamps - it is so versatile!
I inked around the edge with a little Tea Dye Distress Ink to age it.

The background was embossed with the Creative Expressions Time embossing folder:

To embellish the card, I used the Creative Expressions Vintage Ribbon - Black  and Amber Brown:

The final touch, was to add some faux pearls around the edges using the shimmer pearlised black glue:

Thanks for looking!

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Monday 21 November 2011

Felt Embellishments

We have been lucky enough to be included in the latest edition of Creative Cardmaking which is on sale now. We took part in a project on making felt embellishments for cards.
Here are the cards we submitted:

Many of the products used in these projects are available at
If you pick up the magazine, you will find detailed instructions on how to make these cards.
Mel xx Pin It Now!

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Christmas Tree svg's

I have been playing with our Christmas Tree Hearts svg this week:

This svg cuts out both the tree silhouette and the tree with the hearts cut out - to enable you to create a double layer.

We have some little one's to cater for this year - hence the baby colours:

I made a few more for the grown ups:

Hope you like them!
Linda xxx

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Thursday 10 November 2011

Beautiful Die Cuts

We have just launched a new range of die cut embellishments at Crimson Cloud and I couldn't wait to start playing with them.

The die cuts are so detailed that you don't really need to do much more on the card. I embossed the backing card with the new Walrus and Carpenter embossing folder from Creative Expressions

I hope you like these new embellishments - click here to see the full range.
Mel  xx

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Tuesday 1 November 2011

1st Christmas

Every month we give away a free SVG - and this month the svg is a bauble containing the phrase "1st Christmas" - with a matching shadow bauble.
This svg is ideal for "Baby's First Christmas" cards, or even for people celebrating their first Christmas together. To give you some inspiration, here are a couple of ideas of what you can do with this free svg:

Hope you like them!
Mel x

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