As a self-confessed Christmas CRAZY should be in my element, mid-December with everyone getting in the Christmas spirit, seeing Christmas decorations adorning stores and homes that I frequent but no, I am in total stress zone! I am not enjoying my favourite season as much as I do normally! I pulled out all of my Christmas Cards that I started making in July and add to each month; to realise I have not made enough! My list seems to have grown since last year. This weekend is always allocated as my gift wrapping and Christmas card sending weekend but as I type this Sunday evening half the gifts are wrapped and no cards have been written in, I spent most of the day making more cards. I am not good at last minute and I am not really a spontaneous person, I
like NEED plans and everything in order; As I will explain a little lower I can up with a time-saving idea to get a bulk of cards completed.
Being a little stressed I had to also multi-task as I also planned to join some of my team members in our last INKspired blog hop for the year. For those who have not seen the INKspired blog hop before, I design a sketch (see below) and we all use this sketch as inspiration to create our card.
This is a good sketch to save for when inspiration is lacking, I am excited to see how the other INKspired Artists use this sketch. As I said above I needed to make some more Christmas cards, if I am making bulk cards then they need to be simple as you can see.
I had a stack of Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Hello December 2016 cards, you get more than 10 in each pack as they are intended for date cards in a scrapbook album.
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Welcome to the INKspired blog hop for round 46, the second last for the year. Like always I have given the team a sketch to use as inspiration to create their cards. I admit that I have NO idea what I was thinking when designing this layout, as you will soon see.
I totally used creative license with this one. The card has bee flipped, so turn you head to the left…. you may see how I used the sketch! The music note DSP is the dark green strip on the sketch and the unstamped area on the left was inspired by the shorter green strip on the sketch, I kept the greeting in the same postion.
Next stop on the INKspired blog hop is with Nicole Anderson
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Hello and welcome, today I am taking part in the Dream Theme Blog Hop, we are all making small gift ideas. I am TOTALLY excited to see what the ladies come up with, we are an international team, one person from each market Stampin’ Up! operates in, I am waving the blog for Australia. The idea for this blog hop came from my friend Patrice Halliday-Larsen of New Zealand we have talked for over a year about doing something together and here it is.
I am a total CHRISTMAS Crazy! I just love it, like everything; what it represents and the celebration, also all the pretty decorations this time brings and I just find people are nicer in general at Christmas. With all that said, I felt that I had to make my theme Christmas.
It is a matchbox style box, the tray slides out to reveal 3 tags, 5 of each design. I used the blackboard stamping technique on the tags, stamping the greeting with VersaMark and white embossing the image on Basic Black cardstock then I lightly sponged a little white craft ink over the embossing, I just adore how this turns out.
The stamp set I used for the greetings is called Oh What Fun, it is from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and the BEST news is that in November it is 25% off; see here and here for other stamps discounted this month.
HOW cute are this ribbon spools! They totally boost the cutest factor, as too the mini Jingle bells, they are great value. Check them out HERE.
Well that is all I have for you today, thank you for stopping by. The next blog to visit is the leader of this blog hop and my dear friend Patrice Halliday-Larsen of New Zealand
Or go backwards to visit the AMAZING Jennifer Pauli of Germany