Friday 28 October 2016

Chalkboard Christmas.

Last Christmas I created projects very similar to these. 
Using Sweet Dixie *Christmas spent with Family* stamp set Designed by Lindsay Mason from Personal Impressions, I have replicated previous makes.

Using an MDF tag painted in Black Gesso and sanded back I stamped the sentiment using White VersaCraft and heat embossed with Sweet Dixie Glacier White Ultra Fine embossing powder.

Trying to achieve the chalk board effect I did not use an anti static bag hoping the MDF would attract the odd speckle of embossing powder. From the picture below you can see that it does just that.

The Holly leaves did not fit onto the tag without obscuring the wording.

It is possible to get a negative print of an image if you stamp onto tissue paper. 
As tissue paper is absorbent the ink sinks easily into it, making the reverse side 
a negative image to the stamp. 
Doing this allowed me to fit the Holly Leaves onto the Chalkboard tag perfectly. 
The Holly has been scruffy coloured using Derwent colour soft pencils, cut out and adhered onto the tag using Mat Mod Podge.

Taken from Lindsay's Christmas Tweets Stamp set

I embossed both top and bottom of the tag to replicate snowfall and added 
flat back red pearls to create realistic berries. 
These tags can be Tree ornaments, or maybe add a magnetic strip to the back to create a magnet, either would make a great stocking filler.

A Tag shaped Christmas card has been made in the same way,
 this one displays two of the seven sentiments within the set.

These are very effective Christmas makes but the concept could be carried on 
all year round with minor adaptations. 

Thank you for sharing your time with me, I hope you have been inspired.
Creative Hugs from Tracey xx

Thursday 27 October 2016

Christmas Teddies

Today I share two cards created using Sweet Dixie stamps from Personal Impressions both stamp sets have been designed by Cathie Shuttleworth.

The image has been stamped four times, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, and coloured using ProMarkers. Sections of the image have been cut and layered to add depth.

Mat and layered onto complimentary card and embellished with flat back gems
this set consists of 3 stamps two Christmas Sentiments and the large Teddy image.

This card has been created in exactly the same way as the first, stamped a number of times, heat embossed, coloured, cut out and layered.
Kuretake Wink of Stella pens add a little sparkle 


The Teddies Christmas Stocking Stamp set has some very handy little stamps within the set. One is this lovely little Santa Teddy, perfect for using on envelopes.

Also included within the collection are snowflakes and a star, rather modern in design. 
I used these to create the backgrounds for both cards by simply stamping randomly.

Both stamp sets are a fabulous size to work with and give a Modern Twist to the more Traditional Christmas designs.

Thank you for sharing your time,
Crafty Hugs from Tracey xx

Friday 21 October 2016

Sweet Dixie *Rockers* ..!!

This Friday I'm featuring two *Rocker* cards each created using Sweet Dixie clear Stamps both sets Designed by Lindsay Mason from Personal Impressions.

The Rocker card was created by cutting a 5.5" circle, scoring mid point at 2.75" then folding in half to create the Card.

Santa, Reindeer and sack of Toys image were stamped and coloured using ProMarkers, fussy cut then adhered to the rocker card.


Be mindful where you place the images and work out the correct balance so the card rocks freely. This is the reason my Reindeer has a larger than usual Red Nose because my card seemed a little one sided so the larger flat back pearl nose added the extra weight I needed for my card to rock freely. Frosted lace Stickles adds a snowy texture to the white background.

The Tipsy Snowman image is one of my personal favourites from Lindsays Christmas Collection and some of you may remember that I have featured this stamp set previously.

The same concept has been used for this Rocker as the Skating Santa, stamped image, coloured, fussy cut and applied to the top edge of the rocker card. The sentiment used is from the same stamp set. Frosted Lace Stickles again adds a little texture.

What more can we ask for at Christmas but Rocking Santa's, Reindeer and Tipsy Snowmen..??

Thank you for sharing your time with me.. Have a creative Weekend.
Crafty Hugs from Tracey xxx

Thursday 20 October 2016

Fancy and Cute... Sweet Dixie

Today I share a double helping of Christmas card creations using Sue Dix Sweet Dixie stamps from Personal Impressions.

The first stamp set is Sweet Dixie Fancy Reindeer  a mighty fine stamp full of detail and very fancy indeed. Stamped onto distressed stamping card with versafine black onyx ink and heat embossed using sweet dixie clear embossing powder. The main image has been coloured using Spectrum Noir Colorista muted colours sets 5 and 6.

The hanging baubles, Reindeer coat and holly have all been stamped twice, cut and layered onto of the image to add depth and dimension. The Merry Christmas sentiment is just one of two included in the set. The card has been mat and layered using complimentary colours and embellished with twine and a flat back pearl snowflake.

The second card share is Sweet Dixie Cute Snowman stamps, designed by Sue Dix from her 2016 clear stamp Christmas Collection from Personal impressions.

The white background has been created using die cut snowflakes from Sue's Let is Snow Sweet Dixie die set adhered to the same quality card. The Snowman image has been stamped and coloured using promarkers, various elements have been stamped more than once, coloured, cut and layered on top to add dimension

The sentiment is one of three within this set. this one seemed quite fitting. 
Ranger Stickles and Glossy Accents add the final touch to this Cute little Snowman.

Thank you for taking a peek and sharing your creative time with me. 
Have a sweet day..
Crafty Hugs from Tracey xx

Friday 14 October 2016

Not just a sentiment...!!

We all know someone who doesn't rejoice in the spirit of Christmas as others do,
Sweet Dixie Christmas comes but once a Year sentiment stamp set is an ideal solution for our friends or relatives that chose to not be so Merry at Christmas... Designed by Lindsay Mason from her 2016 Christmas Stamp Collection from Personal Impressions.

A useful set for creating hand stamped wrapping paper with matching gift tags

and Christmas Cards for your very own Christmas Grouch.

Simply stamped onto Kraft Card and Kraft brown paper using a variety of colours from Versafine and clear embossing the sentiments you really want to make a statement.

Fun projects for those *NOT* so fun at Christmas..

Happy Crafting from Tracey xxx

Saturday 8 October 2016

Snowflake Christmas Card

Snowflakes I just love them for their individual beauty and this card is full of them, 
Created using Sweet Dixie Small Snowflake Stamps and Sweet Dixie Large Snowflake Stamps from Personal Impressions both stamp sets are Designed by Sue Dix from her 2016 Christmas Collection.

This card is a simple mat & layer creation. Using Sue Dix small snowflake stamps embossed onto Silver Grey Shimmer Card with basic white embossing powder and Clear Ultra Fine embossing powder the clear gives a watermark design and is so effective.

Snowflakes have been stamped and embossed with Silver Super Sparkle onto 
Snow White Centura Pearl card. 
All mats have been layered onto Silver Mirror card.

The centre snowflake has been stamped and embossed using Sue's large Sweet Dixie Snowflake stamp and heat embossed using basic white embossing powder, this really brings out the intricate detail of this beautiful stamp.

Adding silver gauze and chiffon ribbon to break up the squareness of the 7"x7"card and AB gemstones to enhance the snowflakes detail the card is complete.

There are plenty of sentiments and lovely verses to use in these stamp sets, 
I'm saving mine for the inside.

Thank you for taking a sneaky peek.. Have a creative weekend.
Crafty Hugs from Tracey xx


Friday 7 October 2016

Bookmark Gift Cards

This Friday I share three Bookmark Gift Cards using Sweet Dixie Christmas Swags Stamps  from Personal Impressions 2016 Christmas Collection.
Designed by Lindsay Mason 

The stamp set consists of three Christmas swag stamps between 5"- 5.5" in length. 

Each swag was stamped onto cream card using Onyx Black Versafine and embossed using Sweet Dixie Ultra Fine embossing powder and coloured with wink of stella brush pens to add a little Christmas sparkle.

Mat and layered each bookmark is around 2" by 7" in dimension.

Using Kraft Card I made a DL card 3"- 8" 

Corner punched black card was layered onto gold card then glued to the DL card. 

The bookmarks are held onto the card by the slots created by the punch,
this makes the bookmark easy to remove if the recipient wishes to use it.


I added ribbon to my Bookmarks but you can adapt yours however you please.

Thank you again for sharing your time with me, 
I hope you have been inspired by my bookmark gift card.

Creative hugs from Tracey xx