S.S.S.C. Blog Hop – Winter Wonderland

Thank you for joining us today for the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop.  The lovely Keila Calver set this months challenge which was to make a card or 3D project with Acetate.

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Tool Box Tutorial

When I posted the Tool Box Gift Card Holder I made for a recent Blog Hop I was overwhelmed by all the lovely comments I received.

I had several requests to do a tutorial for the Tool Box and I’ve finally managed to finish this in-depth tutorial that I hope will help everyone to make the Tool Box, no matter how much crafting experience you have.  If you have any questions please let me know and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

 

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Thank You Dragonflies Card

My project today is a really quick and simple Thank You card.

If you follow my blog you may have noticed how much I love Berry Burst, I’ve been using it a lot lately.  As I’m sat here writing this post the UK has had the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia and it’s a miserable day outside but the bursts of colour in my craftroom are always so uplifting.

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Heat Embossed Snowflake Cards

Back in August I experimented with heat embossing the foil snowflakes and found that after adding 2-3 coats of embossing powder they looked metallic (click here to see the post.)

I want to share with you today how beautiful these look on Basic Black card bases, I chose black because it made the metallic embossing really stand out.

 

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Swirly Snowflakes All Year Round

To cut down on the cost of Christmas I’ve been making some handmade Christmas gifts. One of the things I’ve been making is covered notebooks, I went Christmas shopping with my daughter recently and I couldn’t believe how expensive they were.

It is definitely a lot cheaper for me to buy some plain notebooks and cover them myself using the colours and designs I want to use.

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Oven Gloves Covered Notebook

Thank you for joining me today.  This is a busy time of year for crafters, we are making projects that we can give as Christmas presents and many of us are making them for craft fairs too.

Notebooks are really popular but the pretty covered notebooks they sell in the shops are so expensive.  I always have a notebook close by, they are all around the house and there’s always one in my handbag.

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Craftroom Organisation – Embellishment Holder

Today I have a holder I made for my Embellishments and Metallic Thread. They were all stored in different drawers and I was fed up having to keep going backwards and forwards every time I needed to embellish something.

After watching a Dawn Griffith video where she cut the Acetate Card Boxes in half and put sweets inside I had to find out if the Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals, Rhinestones/Pearls, Doilies etc. would fit and they did.

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