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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  1. wow, Love all of them!! The wreaths are soo gorgeous - simple and super elegant! As usual, gorgeous stuff!!! :-D

  2. I have just gotten this set Fiona. Thanks for the great card and tag ideas

  3. Your cards certainly look quick, easy and elegant. Just what you need when you have to make lots of cards. I especially like the red wreath gift tag.

  4. love these cards, Fiona, very elegant and the tags are a great idea, thanks for sharing!

  5. Love those gift tags especially! (I used to live around your way..I grew up in Mona Vale!)

  6. Love the tags Fiona! They look great :)

  7. Love these cards, very elegant

  8. Thanks for sharing so much inspiration! I have just bought this set :)
    Greetings :)