Thursday, 25 November 2010
Here is a card I made a while back using my first Elzybells stamp. I am so sad that Elzybells is no more ;-( I took advantage of the closing down sale though and bought as many stamps as my husband would allow! This is probably one of my favourites though.I made this card 3 times! we've had a few little girls birthday parties! and I thought it would make my life easier to give them all the same card!I've paper pieced the dress using some papers from a Papermania set. I've used glamour dust to create a shimmer on the water which really lifts the card. I stamped some pink and white flowers onto some kraft card to make the background paper and to finish have added some punched flowers and adhesive stones!
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
I was delighted to be contacted a few weeks ago and asked if I would review some products from http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com/ The parcel I received contained the following.
A set of 6 brown paper boxes with ribbon, brown paper tags and yuletide deacoupage images. The largest box is 8 x 19 x 13cm and the smallest box is 5 x 8.5 x 6cm.
These boxes are going to be really useful, coming up to Christmas! So far I've decorated a 3 of them. I've been a bit pushed for time just lately, my 9 month old is keeping me very busy! (only reason I'm on here is because he's having nap!) So I still have 3 left to have a play with! I really like the look of the brown paper on the boxes, so I've tried to keep the design really simple by stamping some images on them and then I have simply edged the ribbon around the lid of the box.
The set also contains a huge back of very traditional images. Personally, they are not to my taste, but they would be great for making gift tags/embellishments. They are not really what I would consider to be decoupage images, only a few in the set had smaller matching images which when I tried to layer them, they didn't match up. They would be great to use as individual embellishments with foam pads though. This set is currently half price at only £2.95! A great buy! Well worth the money for the boxes alone! http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com/yuletide-images-s6-paper-boxes
I've used this Set of 6 vintage style christmas ribbons to decorate the boxes. These ribbons are absolutely gorgeous! The base is a cream twill and the colours and patterns are very traditional. Really luxurious! I really love them. Each ribbon approximately 150cm long. My favourites are the pale green stars and the mittens/stockings! And finally, a pack of 12 traditional christmas 3d stickers. These little stickers are really lovely, although I've not had a chance to make anything with them as yet. They are 3d stickers in the postage stamp style! They are embellished with glitter and a few adhesive stones. They would be great for making gift tags and cards with. They are a great mix of colours, with traditional reds and greens but also some pink and blues too.