Saturday, 20 October 2018

Swedish House Crafts - Traditional Christmas Card for Allsorts Challenge

Hello, friends! 

I'm here today with a fun Christmas card share for Swedish House Crafts
I've created this lovely traditional card in honour of the Challenge
 that Swedish House Crafts is sponsoring over at the Allsorts Challenge Blog
where the challenge is to use traditional Christmas colours. 

Here is my card:

 The papers are all from the Pion Design - To My Valentine Collection
I cut a strip of paper, and folded it into a banner shape. 
Then I cut a smaller strip, and stamped the "Merry Christmas", 
I then adhered that strip onto the banner. 
I inked all the edges with gold metallic wax before adhering it in place. 

I colored the chipboard with the gold wax, 
and then die-cut a circle from red paper to back it.  
Once it was adhered to the card base, 
I added some red glitter glue into the heart.              

    Finally, I added a pretty bow made from the Brick Red Ribbon.

  Here's one last look at the finished card:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Don't forget to head over to the Allsorts Challenge Blog 
to join in with the fun!

Links to all the Products:

Friday, 19 October 2018

My Scrap Chick - Fall Acorn Card

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new DT post for My Scrap Chick!

Today I am sharing the lovely Fall Acorn Card file.
You can find it HERE.

It makes such a pretty card:

It has so many components that could be used with other Fall projects.
The branch, the leaves, and the acorns.

The script font of the "Fall" is really lovely!

The file includes a narrow strip of paper to be used between the top and bottom pieces.
Instead, I opted to use a picot edged satin ribbon.
Then I added a small ribbon bow to it. 
Either way it sure does look like Fall to me! :o)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you'll head over to the shop and give it a try! 
Have you signed up for the My Scrap Chick newsletters yet?
Don't forget to do that!
You really don't want to miss out on any of the great freebies! :o)

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Here are all the links you need:

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Rinea Tutorial - Fun Harvest Gift Bag

Hello, my friends!

Today I have a fun tutorial for Rinea.
Autumn themed projects are so much fun to make!

I'm going to show you how to make this fun little gift bag, 

using these fabulous foiled papers!
It would make a lovely hostess gift for Thanksgiving,
or even a fun place setting decoration!

I'm using the "Autumn Foiled Paper Variety Pack" for this project.

Other materials used:
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Die - In the Bag 
  • Tim Holtz Decorative Strip Die - Autumn Gatherings
  • Hole Punch or Crop-o-dile
  • Skewer or paint brush
  • Scrap of Brown Cardstock
  • 1" Circle Punch
  • Adhesive of Choice
  • Ribbon or Seam Binding for Bow

1. Cut the bag die using the Mocha Starstruck Foiled Paper

2. Then cut a variety of leaves, branches, and acorns, using: 

3. Punch holes in the sides of the bags, using a crop-o-dile. 
Thread two matching scrap strips of Starstruck through the holes, 
leaving several inches extended beyond the hole.
Refer to photo.

4. Wrap this extended bit tightly around a skewer to curl.
This also holds the handle in place.

5. Punch a 1" circle from a scrap of brown cardstock.
Arrange the leaves, branches and acorns.  
Adhere in place to the cardstock circle.
Reserve some of the leaves to add later.

6. Tie a bow from ribbon or seam binding. 
Adhere in place to the top of the punched circle.

7. Adhere the punched circle to the front of the bag.
Now adhere the reserved leaves in place,
as though they are falling from the arrangement.
Also, using the skewer or a paintbrush, 
curl the leaves and branches.
This adds dimension and interest to the arrangement.

8. All that's left is to fill the bag with some treats,
or a gift card! 

Wouldn't these make a lovely Thanksgiving decoration?
They're so fun to put together,
and the foiled papers are so elegant!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back again soon with another project idea!
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Here are all the links for you:

Thursday, 11 October 2018

My Scrap Chick - Fun Fall Word Book!

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new DT post for My Scrap Chick!

Today I am sharing the Fall Word Book Cut File.
You can find it right HERE.

This file comes with all the layers, leaves, and labels
displayed in my album!
It's such a fun one to put together!
It would also make a lovely gift for a special Fall occasion. 
The size of my album is approximately 3 3/4" x 10".
It looks much bigger but it's adorable!

I cut some extra leaves to add to the back of the pages,
leaving room for some special photos.

I also bound my album with ribbons.
It's small enough to do this,
and the ribbons offer lots of ease.

A really lovely variety of leaf cuts are included.
They can be used on so many other Fall projects!

I had to add one more large Maple leaf to the back of the album.

Isn't it wonderful?
Just enough room to take note of some special memories,
with a few photos and relevant journaling!

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Craft Smith - Pumpkin Spice;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Ribbon: Offray - 1/8" Satin.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you'll head over to the shop and give it a try! 
Have you signed up for the My Scrap Chick newsletters yet?
Don't forget to do that!
You really don't want to miss out on any of the great freebies! :o)

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Here are all the links you need:

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Clear Scraps - October Kit Club - Angel Pallet Ornament Card

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with another project share for Clear Scraps!
This month I've had the pleasure of working with the fabulous 
October Q Kit,
which you can find in the shop HERE.

Here are the details:

Isn't it fantastic?
I had so much fun creating projects with this kit!
I'll be sharing some of them with you here.
You can see much more at the Kit Club Blog HERE.

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This is my second project share from this fabulous kit!

This time I'm sharing my Angel Pallet Ornament Card.
This project is a Christmas Card and Gift all in one.

I began by using the gorgeous Creative Impressions Gilding Polish from the Kit, 
to paint my wood Angel Pallet.
I set this aside to dry, and went on to prepare my card.

I cut a 5 1/2" square card base, using cardstock from my stash.
I then added a piece of 5 1/2" green cardstock from my stash, 
and adhered it to the front of the card base.
I cut a 5 1/4" square of striped paper from the Authentique Holiday Collection,
included in the Kit.
I adhered this in place, on top of the green cardstock. 

I positioned the dry Angel in place on the front of the card.
Using a piercing tool, I poked holes on each side of the neck,
as well as on each side of the wood support lower down.
Refer to the photo.
Then I threaded some metallic cord, from my stash, 
through the holes.
For the neck holes, I tied the bow on the front of the card,
and left some longer tails.
For the lower holes, I tied a short knot on the inside of the card,
and trimmed the tails short.

I cut this sweet tag from another one of the Authentique Holiday Collection Papers, 
included in the Kit.
I matted it with a scrap of green cardstock,
and added some more of the pretty striped paper,
before adhering it in place to the inside of the card.

Now the recipient of this card can untie the bow,
and snip the lower knot,
to simply remove this Angel ornament from the card.
The metallic bow can be retied around the Angel's neck,
 a hook can be inserted in the back,
and the Angel is ready to hang on the tree!
A personal message can easily be written on the back,
or a name and year can be written/stamped on the front!
Isn't that fun?

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Cardstock - White, Green;
Metallic Cord - Green, Gold;
Tool: Paper Piercer.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back with another Kit Club project very soon! :o)

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Here are all the links you need:

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Joy Clair - Around the World CardMaking Day Blog Hop

Hello, my friends!

Warm welcome to all my visitors today!
I'm happy that you're here! :o)

I'm thrilled to be joining a very talented group of ladies,
to bring you some fun inspiration, 
using wonderful Joy Clair Stamps!

I've used the lovely Hugs and Smiles Clear Stamps
to create my card.

Here it is:

I had lots of fun playing with gold embossing powder,
and doing some simple layering!
I even embossed around all the edges of my cardstock,
so that I had a gorgeous matching frame around the image,
as well as the sentiments.

Here's a closer look at the layers.
I used foam tape to adhere them in place.

 Here's one final look at the finished card:

Here's a look at the pretty stamp set:

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Here are all the details of the Hop:


We're giving away three Stamp sets from Joy Clair Store! Just leave a comment on every destination along the Hop to be in with a chance to win!

Comments close at 23:59 EST on 7th October 2018.

Don't forget that we have a lot more going on the rest of the day! We hope to see you back here for the new events - there will be lots of opportunities to be inspired and to get crafty with us!
Happy hopping! 


Ready for more inspiration? Here is the list of my friends that are part of this big celebration "Around the World Card Making Day Blog Hop with Joy Clair"
YOU ARE HERE! > Nancy Nickel < YOU ARE HERE!

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Have fun! :o)

Around the World Card-Making Day with JOY CLAIR - My Space Challenge

Happy Hello, to all friends and visitors!

Welcome to the MY SPACE CHALLENGE of
Joy Clair's
Around the World Card-Making Day!

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This will be a little bit of a re-post for some of you.
For many of you it will be brand new! 
I am in the process of purging and clearing my space,
so it was not possible to take updated photos. 
These are from the last space hop I did. 
The basics are all still the same.
My goal is to clear out what I'm no longer using,
make room for new things I want to focus on,
and have everything organized and pretty! :o)

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I am blessed to have a bright room that measures 13' X 16'.
It's been my craft room for 18 years and has seen a lot of changes;
both in crafts and in set-up.
I really can't share the whole room in the condition it's in but I'll share some parts.
My husband is very talented, and builds me anything I want. 

He actually came up for the plan for these shelves.

The end unit is my die-cutting station. 
My Big Shot goes on top, and my dies are all close-by.

I always work standing up. 
I colour sitting down...but otherwise I'm always standing.
This is where I work.
I had my husband build a raised area for me, so I don't get a back ache.
I also work on a glass surface. 
It's just my favorite surface to work on for many reasons.
Everything I need is close at hand, either on top or under the work surface.

If I turn around from my work surface, this is what you see.
My trimmer, score board, another glass surface, and lots more, is all easily accessible.
The unit under it is from an old Eaton's Department Store.
The drawers are huge and very strong. 
You'd be shocked at how much they hold!
That's why I didn't share any photos of them open! lol

This is one of my favorite organizational spots.
It's in the black filing cabinet right under my work surface. 
The first two drawers are shallow and hold inks and other mediums.
This bottom drawer holds all my 8 1/2" X 11" cardstock. 
It's all sorted by colour, then in front of each colour is a file folder to hold the scraps in those colours. 
When I need a smaller piece I search through the scrap folder first.

 Here's a peek at one of my pegboards. 
This is my favorite ribbon organization! 
Do you know what these trays are?
They're chick feeders from a local hardware store.
Yes, actual chick feeders and they hold ribbon spools perfectly!
I love this system, and since this photo was taken I have added more!

There you have a look at where I work.

If you're interested in seeing more, it will have to wait until my room is finished! :o)

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Now on to some business from Joy Clair about the days events...

We want everyone to be able to play so there is *no* requirement to use Joy Clair Stamps although we would be thrilled if you did. Please make a new card though!
We will have all challenges open until next Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you create a little more, because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?
If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the posts. We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2018 posts.
Add your link to the appropriate Inlinkz Link-up tool for that post. You may enter as many times as you wish while the challenges are open. There will a prize posted on each challenge and one card will be randomly chosen as a winner of that prize from those that Link-up.
Have tons of fun!
7:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 My Space
9:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Rainbow Colors
12:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Make & Mail
1:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Around the World Blog Hop with Joy Clair Friends
3:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Smooshing
6:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Letters & Die Cuts
EDITOR'S NOTE: Winners of all the challenges will be announced as usual on a Joy Clair Blog post on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
We really want to reward those who enter multiple challenges. The crafters who enter a different card for at least FOUR (4) of the challenges (hopefully all of them!) AND add JCGP to the name of their link (for example "Lisa Lane JCGP") will be entered into a special pool to receive the Grand Prize. Entering to the WCMD -18 My Space Challenge below will qualify as 1 of those 4 challenges.

What is the Grand Prize you ask? We are giving away 6 Stamps Sets from Joy Clair Store (just in time for our upcoming next Release)!