Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Dig out the Paddle Punches.....

...for two challenges I'd like to take part in this week.

I've got a big bag full of Paddle Punches which have hardly been used and sadly gathering dust in the back of a drawer and several sheets of felt stashed away, both of which are perfect for the Less is More challenge to use felt or fabric and the Oldie but a Goodie challenge to use dies or punches.

The stamps are from Paula Pascuals 'Joyful Baubles' and one of her sentiment sets, I find her stamps very useful and I do use them alot on my cards. 

I'm not sure the hammering will go down too well with the rest of the household if I start using them too often, but I think I will keep the Paddle Punches out of the drawer for a while, it's quite therapeutic really.

Thanks for dropping by.


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Christmas with Indigoblu

I bought this fab set of IndigoBlu stamps and MDF shapes from Create and Craft who are offering a great price on it in their sale. They're my first Indigo Blu stamps and although I don't think they are as deeply etched as Clarity or Stampin Up stamps, I really like them.  I'm really looking forward to using the stamps with the MDF shapes. I've already given given the baubles a coat of Gesso ready to paint and stamp on them.

Here's a card I made following THIS tutorial from Linda Walmsley on the IndigoBlu blog:

I also used the Flitter Glue and Flakes (Brighton Pier) which were a bit messy but I love the finished result:

I dotted a piece of acetate with an Inkssentials Opaque White pen and some colour to the bird and Christmas tree with coloured pencils.

The sentiment is from HOTP 

Here's the inside of the card:

I used inkdusters for the snowdrifts and my Clarity moonshadow stamp then added a bit of Glamourdust.

Although I enjoyed making the card it was a bit time consuming so I don't think it will be my main Christmas card - only for a few special people.

Here's what was in the set (for just under £38 including postage):

I have already given the MDF shapes a coat of Gesso.

A bargain me thinks.

I'll let you see the finished baubles at a later date.

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