Festive Card Series 2016- Hero Arts Snow Globe ( My Monthly Hero)

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well ?
For all my friends who celebrate Thanksgiving a belated Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you all had a lovely day.
For today’s cards I have used the October My Monthly Hero card kit.
These kits are amazing, they sell out FAST and contain so much amazing products which are not available to buy outside the kit.
I have had a couple of people ask about buying the kits from outside the US, I am not in the US and did get some import charges, but it still made the kit less than $60 and for what I got I am very happy.
For more information on the kits (I think the November Kit is still available) then click here.
The kit I got comes with everything to make some fantastic snow globe style shaker cards, but I have ALOT of cards to send overseas so I am really wanting to keep mailing costs down and decided to go for a kinda snow globe look without the shaker element.


I have used Spectrum Noir Markers to create the sky, but you could use any markers or inks that you have.
Here is a closer look at all the cards.
 I added some extra details such as the “magic dust” coming off the Sleigh using my white gel pen.
 The sequins and seed beads are also from the same kit.
I added a couple of touches of silver glitter jelly roll pen around some of the cards too, just to give them a little something extra.
On this one I added some silver glitter glue to the snowman and tree.
I Hope you like the cards, I really enjoyed creating them and I am in love with this kit and highly recommend them.
I hope you all have an amazing weekend.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #395 Christmas Critters

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well 🙂 
It is Wednesday which means it is time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
It is time for a new challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
This week the challenge is

Christmas Critters

This week we are showcasing Stampendous   You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


And here is my card for the challenge. 
Ok so don’t judge but this is the first ever House Mouse Stamped card I have made, I have always loved the little mouse and used to make a fair few cards featuring the pre coloured images years ago, but this is my first that I have coloured, I loved it ! he really is such a cutie and so much fun to colour
For the image I have coloured it using my Spectrum Noir Markers and added some extra sparkle using Spectrum Noir Gold Sparkle pen. I also used my white gel pen to add some “snow” and detailing. 

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see your entries for the challenge. 

Happy Crafting 

Festive Card Series- Layering Wreath Stamp

Hey lovelies, Hope you are all well and having a lovely week ? 
It is time for the next Festive Card Series Installment. 
I have created 3 cards using a layering wreath set from Clearly Besotted, as I type this the set is still avalible at Simon Says Stamp (linked below) but if you want it grab it as Clearly Besotted have closed their doors until next year so stock is limited ! 
These cards will actually be the main cards I send as they quick to create, easy to mail and yet look pretty.

I love the sparkle you can add with the spray from Crafter’s Companion, what I was trying to show in the video is that is like a varnish style spray and the glitter doesn’t shed ! 
I love the detail on the little pinecones in this set too, so sweet ! 
It can also be used as a non holiday wreath. 
The other good thing about this is non crafters can help create them…yep I am roping hubby in to make the rest of these with me so we can get a little production line going ! 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day 
Happy Crafting 

Festive Card Series #3 Mini Vellum shaker Cards

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all having a great day ? 
Today I am sharing the next part of my Festive Card Series 2016. 
If you have missed my other parts of the Festive Series you can find them by clicking on the links below: 
For today’s post & video I wanted to share some mini vellum shaker cards I created using a die….now this die is super old and was gifted to me, I *believe* it is by MFT, but cannot find it anywhere ! So if anyone can help me out that would be great. I have listed below a VERY similar die that can be used in the same way though 🙂
 I have wanted to use vellum on these as I love that it “tones” down the shaker material and I think it works perfectly for Festive cards. They measure at just over 3″ so perfect for sending through the mail, and for creating in bulk. 
Here is the video showing how I created them. 
I hope you enjoyed the video.

I love how the clear embossing has worked on the snowflakes stamps by Winnie & Walter, and it just gives that little bit of extra something.
This shows not only how fantastic the Hero Arts Ombre Ink looks but also the shaker material, and what I was saying about it toning it down. 
I hope you enjoyed the video and seeing how I created the cards, if you wanted to create something even more mail friendly you could create a “flat” shaker using a Fuse Tool or just some super strong tape. 
I highly encourage you too play around as shaker cards can be so much fun. 
I hope you have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. 
Happy Crafting 

Festive Card Series #2 – Using non holiday/festive stamps

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all well ? 
When I started my Youtube Channel I wanted to start a festive card series where each month I posted something I had created for the holiday season…Part 1 can be found here
Due to all the computer issues I had Part 2 has been very delayed, but as they say better late than never ! 
I think most crafters like to make their stash go further if they can, so I wanted to show that you don’t have to buy, or use festive/holiday themed stamps to create a holiday card. 
The stamp I have used is by Hero Arts and is called Kelly’s Background Star (all supplies are listed below with links) and I thought the stars worked well for a festive card. 
The sentiment is from a fab sentiment set from Hero Arts that has tons of everyday sentiments on, and again I thought it worked well for this card, it is a great sentiment if you want a general holiday card rather than a Christmas themed one, but would work just as well for a Christmas Card. 
Below is the Video of how i made the card, Enjoy. 
I hope you enjoyed the video. 
I really do encocurage you to check through your stash for items you could use for different holidays, I was surprised how many I had, it makes them so much better value for money 🙂 
  This card could also easily be used to produce a batch, and that is what I am planing on doing with them, maybe try out some different colours.
If you do create something with items that were not intended for that occasion please share them with me, I’d love to see what you create. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day. 
Happy Crafting