Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge have a sketch challenge on at the moment so I decided to create a card using a Christmas stamp set I never got around to using last year.
Here is what I created.
I really like how this card turned out.
I’ve used some of the Be of Good Cheer DSP for two of the patterned areas and left the other areas Very Vanilla so I could stamp and colour my image and add my sentiment.
Stamp sets: Polar Party
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Aqua Painter
I think I’ll make some more of these up as it’s a great way to use up some of my DSP that will retire in June.
It will also be good to get a start on some Christmas Cards so the aren’t left to the last minute.
Well I hope you like my card. Would love for you to leave me a comment.
At some of our market stalls last month I was finding people were looking for teacher’s gifts. I had a few suitable things but most of those sold at the first 2 so I thought adding some Chocolate Sliders to the mix might be good too. However at our last market no one was looking for teacher’s gifts but I did still sell some, so that was okay. I now have heaps ready for our next market this month which is the WSCIM at St Mary’s Memorial Hall on Sunday 18th from 12noon – 4pm.
I thought the Scentsational Season stamp set would be great for decorating the sliders. I’m really loving this set as it makes finishing off your card or item so quick thanks to having the matching Framelits. Another item I’m loving is the Gumball Green In Color. I do still love Old Olive with Cherry Cobbler but I think the Gumball Green just lifts it so much more and looks great for Christmas.
Here’s some photos of how I finished off the sliders. I made 3 sizes. One to fit the small 100g blocks, one to fit the 200g Cadbury Chocolates (milk, hazelnut, fruit & nut) and also one for the 220g Cadbury Chocolates (Dream, Snack, etc).
First up are the small 100g block size.
These are some of the 200g & 220g block size.
These are really quick and easy to make and a great way to dress up a standard block of chocolate.
Stamp sets: Scentsational Season, Tags Till Christmas, More Merry Messages
Card: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Gumball Green Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dot Ribbon, Scallop Square, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, 1” Square Punches, Horizontal Slot Punch (retired), Labels Framelits, Holiday Collection Framelits, Linen Thread, Clear Rhinestone Brads (retired)
Pop back tomorrow and I’ll share my Post-In Note Holders that I made for the markets.
My friend (neighbour and fellow demonstrator) and I managed 3 markets in 7 days. The first 2 were within 3 days and I also had a birthday party to put on in between those 2 for my 2nd eldest. We met some lovely people at these markets and I look forward to meeting up with those that have already booked into my November classes in the next week or 2. I still have spaces left if anyone else would like to come along. Just make sure to give me a couple of days notice so I can have kits ready. My class schedule is in my right sidebar ——>.
I’ve altered my Stamp-A-Stack classes this time around and instead of the traditional way of making 4 cards each of 2 different designs you’ll be making 2 sets of cards. Each set will have 4 cards and those 4 cards coordinate with each other in that they use the same colours and stamp set. This time I have one set of traditional Christmas cards (greens & reds) and one non traditional set of cards (grey & purples). Here’s a little peak of the cards we’ll be making in November.
Here’s some photo’s of our market displays.
This was my side of our stall at the Kings Langley Village Fair. Meighan had the other side and we had a Make & Take table set up at the front. It’s also where I made some more Christmas Cards to add to my display stand when we had quiet times.
The weather couldn’t decide what it wanted to do on the day. It started out nice but not long after we were set up in rolled the clouds. No rain came though and it cleared up for a while with some heat in it too. I didn’t realise I was sunburnt until later that evening. But come early afternoon the wind picked up blowing our items everywhere and bringing the clouds with it again. Quite a few stall holders ended up packing up a little early as did we. I think it was just the last hour which was a shame but we’d had a great day meeting lots of lovely ladies.
This was actually our 2nd market which was on Sunday 21st. We had our regular monthly market stall which was changed to the Friday Night for a Girls Night In on the 19th. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos to show you of that set up.
Then last Friday night, 26th October, we had a stall at the Werrington Public School Fete. Here’s a shot of Meighan & I.
So that was our hectic October. November is a lot quieter in regards to markets as we just have our Western Sydney Community Indoor Market on Sunday 18th November at St Mary’s Memorial Hall, but I have a few classes on for November. Check them out and if you are interested in coming along please email or phone me (H: 02 9620 9092 or M: 0418 218 467) to book in. If you can’t get to me I’m happy to come to you at a convenient time if you have a group of 5 or more ladies or if you don’t live within driving distance (I’m situated at Lalor Park, NSW) I can make the class into a kit. The kit will provide instructions, cardstock, dsp, ribbon, embellishments (all pre-cut). You will need inkpads, adhesives and any stamps needed to complete the cards. I’m happy to place an order for any items you may require.
I have lots of creations to share with you. Some that were made for the markets and also some that I made for a Secret Sister swap which has just completed and that means that now I can share them with you all too.
I’m going to spend part of the evening typing up some more posts so there should be a good few days of regular posting ahead and hopefully by then I’ll have more creations to share with you. I’ve got the Taxes all done and lodged, just have to do statements tomorrow for the business and then work on an order I have for some Christmas items but those I’ll be able to share with you when they are done.