White Chocolate & Baileys Fudge

Stampin Up Ornament Punch, Handmade Gifts, Christmas, Holidays, Fudge

QuirkyCrafts are looking for last minute Xmas crafts.  I've been busy in the kitchen again!  

This is the first time I've made fudge.  I found a very easy recipe here and it worked out great - no need for a sugar thermometer or anything.  Oooh and it also tastes yummy!

Stampin Up Ornament Punch, Handmade Gifts, Christmas, Holidays, Fudge
I used the Ornament punch for the sticky labels and added a tiny heart (from the Owl Builder punch).

Right, it's the chocolate brandy truffles next ...

SU card: Silver Glimmer
SU punch: Ornament, Owl Builder


Santa Punch Art

Xmas, Papercrafts, punch art, Stampin Up Bird Builder
Last minute Xmas ideas for QuirkyCrafts.

I found a pack of glitter pencils at PoundWorld and my son and I had some fun making these wobbly eyed Santa pencil toppers!

These are the punches we used:
Xmas, Papercrafts, punch art, Stampin Up Bird Builder, Ornament, Owl Builder
Just a matter then of piecing together all the bits ...
Xmas, Papercrafts, punch art, Stampin Up Bird Builder, Ornament, Owl Builder
2 more sleeps! ...

SU card: Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Glimmer, Pink Pirouette 
SU punch: Large Oval, Ornament, Bird Builder, Owl Builder, Boho Blossom 

Last Minute Gift

Look what I picked up in Wilko's (apologies to those non UK bloggers). Fab wooden heart which I then heat embossed with my brother & sister in-law's anniversary date. How easy (but effective!)




Star & Swirls

CAS cards, PTI Star Prints, Stampin Up Everything Eleanor

 

CASology has the cue word "star" and StampinForTheWeekend has "anything goes".

CAS cards, PTI Star Prints, Stampin Up Everything Eleanor

I love the huge swirl stamp from the Everything Eleanor stamp set - coordinates well with the PTI swirly sentiment and star.

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Melon Mambo
SU stamp: Everything Eleanor
SU punch: Star, Corner
SU other: rhinestone


 

Vase of Flowers

CAS cards, Stampin Up Button Buddies
  
FridayMashUp wants CAS and StampinForTheWeekend has "anything goes".
I can't believe how quickly time flies; kids are now off school and the big day is nearly upon us. Blog posts may be few and far between for the next fortnight!

BEST WISHES FOR A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Real Red
SU stamp: Button Buddies
SU punch: corner
SU other: embossing Frames, rhinestones


Xmas Chutney

Homemade gifts, Xmas chutney
CreativeInspiration and QuirkyCrafts want Xmas gifts.
Home-made chutney for Christmas presents!
Homemade gifts, Xmas chutney
I used the faux porcelain stars for a little extra decoration (see here for the post on how to make them).

I used a BBC Good Food recipe "Cranberry, Apple & Ginger Chutney". You can find it here if you fancy making some.
It is rather yummy if I say so myself. I managed to make 5 jars from the recipe.

Oh yes - I have yet to make the boozy chocolate truffles! Off down to the kitchen ...
Have fun whatever you're up to


Golden Xmas Trees

Christmas cards, CAS cards

A couple of last minute cards! I'm hoping I've not missed the deadline for second class post!

Hope your Xmas preparations are going smoothly!

Am now off to make some chocolate boozy truffles ...

 

Sparkling Gift

Stampin up Two Tags Die, Joyous Celebrations, Tags, Holidays, Christmas

Fussy&Fancy wants to see Christmas projects, Sparkle wants to see a button or bow and ABC wants Xmas projects with "X" crosses eg. crossed ribbon or twine, so I'm hoping the handmade ribbon bow on my gift and the stamped bow on my tag count!

Stampin up Two Tags Die, Joyous Celebrations, Tags, Holidays, Christmas

Festive wishes!
SU card: Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Glimmer Paper
SU ink: Real Red
SU stamp: Joyous Celebrations
SU punch: Circles
SU other: Two Tags Die



Magnetic Bookmarks

Stampin Up A Fitting Occasion, Magnetic Bookmark, Papercrafts, Handmade gifts

InkspireMe wants to see a red and neutrals colour way and chocolateCoffee&Cards want CAS projects.
I've been playing with my new Two Tags die. You need a 12cm x 6cm strip for the scalloped top tag. However if you score and then fold your strip in half before cutting you can get a different effect entirely!

I scored my 12x6cm strip in half vertically and positioned it over the scalloped end of the die. A couple of pieces of adhesive magnetic strip inside and you get a magnetic bookmark.

Hope you are having a great weekend!
SU card: Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake
SU ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake
SU stamp: A Fitting Occasion
SU punch: Circles
SU other: Two Tags Die, Simply Scored




Gift Card Holder

Stampin up Two Tags Die, Tags Till Christmas, Tags, Holidays, Christmas

CrimboCrackers has "anything goes", InspiredBy and LadyBugCrafts want Xmas projects, SassyStudio wants Xmas & anything but a card,LittleMissMuffet wants tags or gifts and FridayMashup wants gifts.

From the last few posts I guess you've surmised that I recently bought theTwo Tags die!
The larger tag has a "cut curve", for wont of a better description, that holds a gift card in place perfectly. Tape two tags together for a decorative gift card holder.


I inked my stamp in Old Olive, then used an Early Espresso marker pen to colour the pine cone before stamping. The tiny heart is from the Owl Builder punch.
Thanks for popping by!
SU card: Whisper White, Old Olive
SU ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso
SU stamp: Tags Till Xmas
SU punch: Decorative Label, Owl Builder
SU other: Two Tags Die



Rudolph Bookmarks

Punch Art, Stampin Up Owl Builder Punch, Stampin Up Bird Builder Punch, Bookmark, Papercrafts, Handmade gifts

CrimboCrackers has "anything goes", InspiredBy and LadyBugCrafts want Xmas projects, SassyStudio wants Xmas & anything but a card,LittleMissMuffet wants tags or gifts.

I made these with my son - easy punch art. We used the Two Tags Die for the bookmark then did some punching. Chop the feet off the owl & use the branches from the Bird Builder punch for antlers. The nose & eyes are from the Owl Builder punch.

Hope you are having a great weekend!
SU card: Whisper White, Real Red, Early Espresso, Red Glimmer Paper
SU ink: Early Espresso
SU stamp: Joyous Celebrations
SU punch: Owl Builder, Bird Builder
SU other: Two Tags Die




Bottle Tag

Stampin up Two Tags Die, Perfect Pennant, Tags, Holidays, Christmas, Bottle Tag

SirStampALot wants to see trees, CrimboCrackers has "anything goes", InspiredBy and LadyBugCrafts want Xmas projects, SassyStudio wants Xmas & anything but a card, LittleMissMuffet wants tags or gifts and FridayMashup wants gifts.

Stampin up Two Tags Die, Perfect Pennant, Tags, Holidays, Christmas, Bottle Tag

It's beginning to feel a lot like ... I can't believe it's the start of Advent tomorrow.
I've wrapped my first Xmas present!

If you punch a 1.5" circle out of the scalloped tag from the Two Tag die, it fits a bottle neck perfectly. (The tiny heart is from the Owl Builder punch).

Thanks for popping by!
SU card: Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive
SU ink: Real Red
SU stamp: Pennant Parade
SU punch: Pennant, Decorative Label, Owl



Gold & Glitz

Stampin Up Hello Doily, Stampin Up Everything Eleanor

Continuing the theme of my previous post - another 70th birthday card! This time I've gone for gold.

Using this week's RetroSketch. CateredCrop wants to see gold or silver. EclecticEllapu wants a celebration with sparkle and LessIsMore wants glamour & glitz.

Stampin Up Hello Doily, Stampin Up Everything Eleanor


Thanks for popping by!

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Stazon White
SU stamp: Hello Doily, Everything Eleanor
SU punch: Large Oval


 

70th Birthday

Stampin Up Everything Eleanor, Beautiful Wings Embosslits
CateredCrop wants to see gold or silver. EclecticEllapu wants a celebration with sparkle and LessIsMore wants glamour & glitz.

Pale pink paired with silver and rhinestones to give some subtle bling for a milestone birthday!
Stampin Up Everything Eleanor, Beautiful Wings Embosslits

Thanks for popping by!
SU card: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
SU ink: Pink Pirouette
SU stamp: Everything Eleanor
SU punch: Large Oval
SU other: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Rhinestone Jewels


Hanging Decorations

Stampin Up Ornament Punch, Tags till Christmas, 3D projects, Papercraft, Holidays
Let'sCraft&Create and AddictedToStamps want something for Christmas, TheCraftyPad wants glitter and it's Rudolph Day over at Sarn's.
Stampin Up Perfect Posy Punch, Triple Treat Flower, 3D projects, Papercraft, Holidays
Another entertaining weekend - easy crafting for kids with coordinating stamps and punches.

We stamped & punched 4 images, scored them down the middle, taped a hanging loop to one of the 4 pieces and a dangly beaded bottom - we used transparent nylon thread and some iridescent beads and seed pearls, then glued the 4 pieces together.

It is easier to adorn the decorations with glitter once constructed. The Dazzling Silver is easy & much less messy than normal glitter and glue. Having said that, we added some extra purple glitter - can never have too much bling when crafting!

Thanks for popping by!
SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Wisteria Wonder, Regal Rose
SU stamp: Tags Till Xmas, Triple Treat Flower
SU punch: Ornament, Fancy Flower
SU other: Silver Dazzling glitter glue



Mini Magnets

Stampin Up Every Little Bit, Handmade gifts, Papercrafts for kids

Pin&Tack has an 'anything goes' challenge, TuesdayAlchemy wants anything but a card and Flourishes wants you to make a project that makes you happy. Well we had loads of fun making these! How to keep lots of children amused for over an hour - give them free rein with the "Every Little Bit" stamp set, coloured card and marker pens.

We stamped the images in black and then coloured them in. The images fit perfectly in the 1.25" scalloped circle punch.

When they'd finished, I laminated the discs, cut them out and stuck magnets on the back. I bought a 3m roll of 1cm width sticky-backed magnetic strip off EBay.


Have fun!

SU card: Whisper White, Various
SU ink: Basic Black, Various Markers
SU stamp: Every Little Bitt
SU punches: Mini Scallop Circle, Circle




Papillon Butterfly

Stampin Up Papillon Potpourri, Simply Scored

Using the PlayDateCafe colour way and the sketch from SketchFrenzyFriday.
I stamped the butterfly in White Stazon ink before punching it out - it looks lovely in the light, very subtle (obviously way too subtle to show in the photo!)

SU card: Whisper White, Pink Pirouete, Certain Celery
SU ink: Stazon White, Pink Pirouette
SU stamp: Hello Doily, Papillon Potpourri
SU punch: Decorative Label, Papillon, Corner
SU other: Simply Scored