Sunday, 25 October 2015

Reindeer Games

The Reindeer Games stamps by Mama Elephant are honestly the cutest set of Christmas stamps I've ever seen! Here's what I've been making so far...

You can see the Snow Capped Mountains die also fell into my basket when I bought the reindeer, but it does make a perfect backdrop for them!

And on this card I also used the garland frame from the Mama Elephant Charmed set, and die cut the "merry" from canvas paper. (this die also fell into my shopping basket!) The background stamp is by Lawn Fawn, I was lucky enough to win a gift card from their Instagram page and this is what I chose, thanks Lawn Fawn!


A bit of fame to report, I was picked to be "Designer for the Day" at Papercrafter Magazine! So my Christmas card using the supplies I was sent got a whole page in this month's magazine. You can also see my card in detail on their blog here!

I made this similar card recently too, using a cute Whimsy Stamps greeting and a Studio Calico background stamp, and the same embossing/Distress Ink resist technique.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Make the Day Special October Challenge

I've got to admit to having purchased quite a lot of new Christmas stamps this year, more than I'm sure I'll need, but they're all pretty cute. My favourite at the moment (as well as the rest of the crafting world!) are these Mama Elephant Reindeer. The Make the Day Special October challenge is "Anything But a Card" and when I first saw the stamps, I thought the little city skyline would be perfect for some little gift tags, so that's what I've made!

I've stamped these onto die-cut circles of watercolour paper, and coloured the reindeer with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, and the backgrounds are Distress Ink watercoloured (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire). Finished off with some bakers twine.

I have been making lots of cards recently, but life seems to get in the way of blogging about them. But they are all on my Instagram :)