Merry Christmas !

I find it really ironic that I make cards and whenever I have any spare time.... I love to get in my craft room BUT sometimes I actually buy cards (terrible I know.)  I am going to REALLY TRY to devote set time to actually getting in the craft room, join in challenges, visit (and comment) on my friends blogs in 2018 :)
 I received a Christmas card from my lovely cousin today and I laughed to myself when I thought I didn't actually have a Christmas card to send her!  So after waving off my son to South America today I spent the rest of the day in my happy place.
I have dug out my alcohol inks and let me tell you they really are addictive!  I didn't have any YUPO paper which is supposed to be the paper to use nor did I have any Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink White paper I can't tell you which is better as I just used my standard glossy paper and it worked a treat. I am going to buy some and I'll let you know.  I did add some mixatives, the gold and silver and I just adore the effect it created.
I trimmed my A4 sheets into 1/4 and just played and played and played.  I tried a few different combinations and have lots of backgrounds to create with.
I loved the one I have used today, It has a very Chrismassy feel to it.  I grabbed my lovely MFT die from last year and it was perfect as it didn't use too much of the gorgeous background.  MFT have designed a couple more in the same theme and they are definitely on my wish list.

Anyway head on over to Scrapbook Boutique and checkout all the details on this card along with products used to purchase.

Products used:

MFT Merry Christmas Die
Alcohol Ink Paper
Adirondack Mixatives Gold
Adirondack Sunshine Yellow
Adirondack Terra Cotta
Adirondack Lettuce
Adirondack blending solution                      
White Casrstock
black stock
big shot
Fiskars paper trimmer


JOY 12 days until Santa comes..

HI there!  I am officially on holidays although you wouldn't know it with all that I have to do!!!!  I was expecting lazy days in my craft room...... nope!  I did sneak a few hours yesterday to have a play (read: clean up) and I found this Authentique Christmas pad I'd bought last month. I love the non traditional colours.  I showed this card to my son and he couldn't see the word JOY!!  I think it is quite obvious myself!!  Anyway head on over to Scrapbook Boutique for all the details and products used for this card.

Products Used:

Authentique 6x6 colourful Christmas cardstock
MFT Radial circle stitched stax
MFT Double stitched square stax
Neenah white cardstock
Kaisercraft Embossing Folder tiny dots
Darice- Fun Foam Sheets
Ranger Glossy Accents
Big shot
Fiskas paper trimmer



Hi there, Just for something a little different and non Christmas related if you are a little over the festive season already...... Although, you could change up the colours and add a Christmas sentiment and voila! a Christmas card!!
I'm a huge fan of  Concord and 9th ( Lol I'm a huge fan and collector of everything) AND I finally had the chance to play with my Distress Oxides!!! wow beautiful colours and so luxurious to work with! they blend magnificently too.  I had a few practice sheets playing with all the colours and they all work so well together.
I die cut the Concord and 9th heart on my base card and then die cut the heart again on my practice sheets another 3 times. That way I had a good mixture of colours for the slots.  I didn't do it at the time (because I didn't think of it...) but I should've made three cards with the left over pieces.
Scrapbook Boutique will have all the details and products used for this card.

Concord & 9th Layer of Love die
Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
Abandoned Coral
Antique Linen
Lucky Clover
Seedless Perserves
Wild Honey
Black embossing powder
neenah solar white
foam dots
heat gun
big shot
double sided tape


May all of your Christmases be white

Hi there,

The older you get the quicker the years fly by!  I cannot believe how quickly this year has gone.  It a little over  a month it will be Christmas.  I am a little organised this year, I don't make a lot of Christmas cards and those who receive the handmade ones truly appreciate them.  I have used the faux letterpress technique with this card using the Kaiscraft Petals embossing folder. Scrapbook Boutique will have all the products used along with the details on this card.  Have a go and join in our challenge, there is 10 days left :)


Scrapbook Boutique's November Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to our November Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop.

You should have arrived from Scrapbook Boutique.

Here is our gorgeous mood board for November

 You can create a LO, Card, Off the Page or anything that uses the pic as your inspiration and upload to the Scrapbook Boutique  before 30th November to be in the running for a RANDOMLY CHOSEN
Please check the blog for conditions.

there is another way to win......

Join the BLOG HOP and leave a comment on all the DT blogs and a final on the 
Scrapbook Boutique's blog before the 17th November and you can win a 

the list in order in case you get lost!

Scrapbook Boutique
Angela ( that's me)

Here is my take on the challenge.

This Christmas Die is just magical!  Actually I think it will be silly to just pigeon hole it just for Christmas. It could be used for so many other projects.   I decided to fill in a few the pieces and I love the effect.  How gorgeous is the wrapped star???? I just fell in love with this as soon as I got my hot little hands on it!! 
Hope you are getting on with the planning your festive season :)

anyway head on over to Ann's beautiful blog and I look forward to seeing your inspired contributions for this challenge ♥