24.10.2016

Avery Elle … Holiday Glass and Christmas Packages

Hey there!  I have a couple of cards up on the Avery Elle blog today featuring more of the Fall 2016 release.  First up is a card made with the gorgeous Christmas Packages set that I’ve teamed with the fabulous sentiment set, Comfort and Joy.  To frame it I’ve used the Postage Stamp die – such a useful set!

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Next up is the Holiday Glass set.  I stamped the poinsettia image twice so I could pop up the second one and add a bit of dimension.

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Thanks for stopping by.

24.10.2016

Avery Elle … Carolling Critters

I’m sharing a card today using Carolling Critters from Avery Elle.  I should’ve posted this a few weeks ago but never got round to it – oops!  I used the gorgeous Falling Snow die on this too – LOVE this die – so useful!  I created the snowhills from the curved dies in Custom Panels – another great set of dies!

 

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Thanks for stopping by.

16.12.2015

Simon Says … Die Crazy

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Tag It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

DIE CRAZY

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some 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

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I’ve combined a few of my favourite Simon Says Stamp exclusive products to create this card ( I actually sneaked it on Periscope a couple of weeks ago if you saw it!!).  The paper and adhesive sequins are from the December Card Kit and then I used the cute kitty from Christmas Cats (LOVE this set).  I created an aperture using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles dies and the kitty was coloured with copics and a bit of added sparkle with some Stickles.

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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09.11.2015

Avery Elle – Oh What Fun

Hey – it’s really starting to feel like Christmas round here!  The nights are dark and chilly and all the tv adverts have started – I’m lovin’ it!!  Up on the Avery Elle blog today I have this jolly little card featuring a very cheery looking Santa!  He’s even more jolly with his fuzzy beard and fluffy jacket!  I used Flower Soft in Polar White and haven’t used it in FOREVER!  Love rediscovering old products for days of yore!!!

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Thanks for popping by xxx


04.11.2015

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Simon Says Stamp

Today I’m VERY excited to be joining in with the annual event hosted by the fabulous Tracey McNeely , the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  This event is in it’s 5th year now and whilst I have never had the chance to participate before I have loved hopping along in the past seeing so much festive inspiration along the way.  Lots of my favourite companies are sponsoring the event and today it’s the turn of Simon Says Stamp so some of my teamies on the Wednesday Challenge Blog and some from the Monday Challenge Blog (waves!) have created some fabulous tags featuring some FABULOUS Simon Says Stamp products.  I used a great die from one of the releases from last Christmas, Pile of Gifts – it’s still one of my favourites!  I love the combo of cerise pink, black and gold (particularly of the foiled variety!).  This design could be for a birthday, Christmas or even a Valentine!

25 Tags Caryn

Thanks for stopping by x

23.10.2015

MFT Guest Designer day 2 (and guess what? More Christmas!!)

Hi there – back again with a few more creations using the MFT October release goodies.  First up I have a couple of cards I created using the Pure Innocence set, Dashing By.  I love theses designs, they are so easy to colour!  I used Zig Clean Colour markers for the little girl and created a water coloured panel for the background.  The sentiment is from Gift Tag Greetings.

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The second card features the Radial Stitched Circle Die-namics again with a watercoloured backdrop.

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My final prpoject features the AMAZING Tag Builder 4 Blueprints Die-namics.  What a fantastic set!  I paired them up with the Winter Wonderland set and the fabulous Gift Tag Greetings stamp set.

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GIVEAWAY TIME

Thank you stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my projects.  In the spirit of giving and all that is Christmas, I thought I’d have a little giveaway here on the blog.  Just leave a comment below (or on yesterday’s post) telling me what your favourite thing about Christmas is and I’ll select someone at random to win an AWESOME Snow Flurry stamp set.  You can also find me on Instagram (@glittermesilly) and follow me there!

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22.10.2015

MFT Guest Designer – getting my Christmas on! (plus a giveaway)

What’s that you say??  64 days till Christmas??  Just as well I’ve had some yummy new products from the MFT October release to play with to help me along with my Christmas card projects!  Yay, I’m super excited to guest designing this month over on the My Favourite Things blog and today I have the first of 6 projects to share with you.

I adore the new Winter Wonderland stamp set and thought the Snow Drifts cover plate would make the perfect backdrop for my mountain village scene!  I used the cover plate to cut some glitter card and adhered it in place on my card front (minus the frame).  The houses, deer and trees were stamped, die cut then coloured with Zig Clean Colour Markers and arranged with over top with plenty of foam tape.  To finish I cut two banners using the Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 4 and white heat embossed the sentiment – also from Winter Wonderland.

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My second card just makes me happy – I give you, Buddy the Elf (in paper form)!  My absolute favourite Christmas movie of ALL TIME is Elf and so instead of using the Santa Suit Die-namics for Santa, I’ve made Buddy’s suit.  I started with a green card base and cut the suit elements from gold, black and green card.  His suit has some gold detail so I used some of the smaller elements from some of the new stamp sets from this release and gold embossed them. The collars are cut from felt too – fun!!!

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The last of my projects for today features another AMAZING set called Snow Flurry (psst, scroll down for details about you can win this stamp set ;).  I went a bit crazy with watercolour paints and white embossing powder and LOVE the end result!

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GIVEAWAY TIME

Thank you stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my projects.  In the spirit of giving and all that is Christmas, I thought I’d have a little giveaway here on the blog.  Just leave a comment below telling me what your favourite thing about Christmas is and I’ll select someone at random to win an AWESOME Snow Flurry stamp set.

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19.10.2015

Avery Elle – Fa La La

It’s Avery Elle post day on my blog and today I’ve been mostly blending Distress inks!  Yes, I’m getting addicted – I can’t stop.  I used a combination of Festive Berries and Spun Sugar to create the base of my card and added some spritzing of Perfect Pearls solution and extra distress ink. The wreath from the Fa La La set was stamped and die cut twice – once in Celery pigment ink and once in Jungle.  The banner was stamped in Cherry ink and die cut.  To finish I popped the die cuts onto some foam tape and adhered everything to a white card base.

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I’m starting to feel very Christmassey already – it must be all the festive cards I’ve been making lately, lol!

Thanks for stopping by. xxx

15.10.2015

Simon Says … Create Joy!!

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YAY!  It’s here!  The new Simon Says Stamp Create Joy Release is live and ready to order!  There are so many fabulous products in this release – I just don’t know where to start!  This big Ornament Wreath is amazing!  At first I had no idea what I would do with it – it’s not a small die!  But then I decided to keep it simple, have a nice, frosty, water coloured background and just add a few sequins for some bling.  The sentiment is from another gorgeous set, So Very Merry.  In hind sight I think I’d have chosen a bolder sentiment but I was dying to stamp this one, lol!!  I embossed it in white, isn’t it gorgeous!?

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There’s a fab blog hop tomorrow which I can’t wait to see – I know I’m going to be broke by the end of it though, lol!

Thanks for dropping by.

Caryn xxx

07.10.2015

Simon Says … Clean and Simple Christmas

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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is

CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHRISTMAS  

Christmas is only  78  days away so if you haven’t made a start on your preparations then maybe now is the time to think about getting all of your holiday craft products out of mothballs and making a start! Keeping your cards CAS should cut down on the time it takes to make them, you can mass produce and it also keeps the postage costs down too, a definite winner!

We are showcasing MEMORY BOX PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some 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

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So this week’s challenge is right up my street!  I LOVE Christmas and I LOVE CAS!  Not to mention I also LOVE Memory Box dies – what more could I ask for?  I adored this Stitched Heart Trio die set as soon as I saw it and immediately pictured them dangling like little ornaments from the EVER-SO-USEFUL Woodland Branch die.  I wanted a sort of rustic, country feel to the card to chose to use a cream card base with a Kraft panel and just to add a wee bit of interest used my favourite Avery Elle die, Wonky Stitches (how did I live before this die??).  I cut the hearts from cream and red card and layered them with some foam adhesive and added some cord.  It was a tad fiddly getting everything to stay in place whilst I waited for the glue to dry!  The sentiment is from the Christmas Florals stamp set from Avery Elle and I embossed it in an off-white embossing powder.

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Thanks for stopping by xxx

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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If you use instagram add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

 

 

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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