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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SSSC – Masculine Gift Card Holder

Thank you for joining us for the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop. I volunteered to set the challenge for today’s hop, I chose the theme Masculine gift card holder.

The ladies taking part in todays blog hop are all really talented and I know you will find lots of inspirational projects.  Please continue the hop by clicking on the ‘Next’ button at the bottom of this post.

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Decorative Wine Bottle using Stampin’ Up! products

Thank you for joining me today for another It’s A Wrap Wednesday project. Christmas is less than 3 months away so today’s project shows how to make a simple bottle of wine look classy and expensive (whoever receives this will think you spent a lot of money on the gift wrapping).

After making the ‘Elf Jacket’ and the Black & White Snowflake Bottle boxes I decided to make one with non-Christmas DSP.

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Embossing Paste Organiser Tutorial

When I showed my Embossing Paste Organiser last Sunday several people asked for a tutorial.  If you missed last weeks post click here.

I didn’t think about a tutorial when I made this so I only scribbled down some of the measurements. It’s taken me a while to work out all of the measurements and I remade the tray, post-it-notes holder and mask holder because it’s better to see a photo than explain how to make it.

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Pootler’s Blog Hop – Autumn/Winter Catalogue 2017

I’ve been really looking forward to today because it’s time for the Pootlers Autumn/Winter Blog Hop.  My fellow Pootlers always create wonderful projects and when I hop around everyone’s blog I’m always bursting with ideas and inspiration and I know you will be too.  To continue hopping please click on the ‘Next’  button at the bottom of this post.

All the projects in todays hop were made with products available in the 2017 Autumn/Winter catalogue and the 2017/18 Annual catalogue.

 

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Craftroom Organisation – Embossing Paste Organiser

Thank you for joining me today for the 4th part of my Craftroom Organisation series.  You may have noticed by now that I’m really enjoying making my own storage solutions.

After making the holder for my 6″ DSP and Memories & More cards I needed something that would store everything I need when using my embossing paste.

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Craftroom Organisation – My Craftroom

Thank you for joining me today for the 3rd part of my Craftroom Organisation series.

In my craftroom I have a messy area, a cutting area and my stamping area. Today I will be focusing on the cutting area – how it is set out some of the items I have in it that I find really helpful.

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Heat Embossed Foil Snowflakes

I was heat embossing Christmas sentiments yesterday afternoon and out of the corner of my eye I spotted the Foil Snowflakes I had on my worktop and I had one of those ‘light bulb moments’.

There are 12 gold and 12 silver snowflakes but I wanted to see if I could emboss them with copper embossing powder.

 

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Craftroom Organisation – 6″ DSP and Memories + More Cards Holder

Thank you for joining me today for the 2nd part of my Craftroom Organisation series.

Stampin’ Up! have DSP stacks that coordinate with their new Memories and More cards and the best way for me to remember to use them is to store them together and have them where I can see them.

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SSSC Blog Hop – August 2017

Hello and welcome to the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop.

At the beginning of each month one of the lovely ladies in our team sets the challenge, it can be a sketch, a colour challenge or a theme.

 

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