Monday, July 25, 2011

2011 Inklings Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Christmas in July blog hop. You may have arrived here from Ryn's blog or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.

How quick is this year going! Have you started to think about your Christmas cards and projects yet? The INKlings team has and we thought that this month was the perfect time to host a Christmas in July blog hop. You'll find lots of great ideas provided by 16 team members’ fantastic blogs.

Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email Clare here  and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 16 handmade items plus other goodies.

Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment!

I have chosen to demonstrate cards and tags using my favourite stamp set 'Welcome Christmas' . Also using my favourite Christmas colour red ! sorry its a bit traditional but so is the stamp set , so its a good match. Also with the aim of showing you really quick and easy elegant Christmas cards.
Hope you like them.

This image is embossed in white on Real Red card stock. Then the back ground is coloured using Champagne Mist shimmer paint on a dauber. The image is then framed with white card and then a wider Real Red card. The Real Red card is coloured with the Champagne Mist shimmer paint to match the image.
The shimmer paint doesn't show up very well but in real life adds a nice soft shimmer. This is a closer view.

The Confetti White card is embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots or Vintage Wallpaper embossing folders. The ribbon is Organza Ribbon and the message from the Short and Sweet Stamp Set or Teeny Tiny Sentiments .

Now for the Wreath Stamp which looks lovely in  red or green. The best fun is decorating the wreath with either jewels or coloured Crystal Effects.

This is a very quick card card and looks lovely finished off with Diamond Jewels.

This stamp set also makes great gift tags .

Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is the lovely
Liz's blog. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.

If for any reason you find a missing link on the blog hop head back here to find links to all the members taking part.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Inklings Christmas Blog is coming !!

Visit my blog tomorrow, Monday 25th July  after 12pm, and join in the Inklings 2011 blog hop.

Leave a message on each blog and you will go in the draw to win lots of goodies from the blog hop.

See you tomorrow !

Monday, July 11, 2011

June Competition - 3d Flower Card

Congratulations Jan ! Here are all the other entries for last month, all amazing.
Jan's Card

Ineke's Card

Jo's Card

Annette's Card

Friday, July 8, 2011

First Christmas Card Class for 2011 !!

Can't believe its time to make Christmas cards already !
These are the cards that we are making in my classes this month.

Christmas in July Saturday is coming up on Saturday 23rd July ! Lots of fun.
Contact me if you would like to come.