Monday, 24 September 2018

Christmas Copper Tea Tins for TGIF Challenge #178

Hi and welcome back

Now I know we are still in September but this week I thought I'd take inspiration from the team at TGIF Challenges and make a start on my holiday preparations.
My children are extremely lucky to have some amazing teachers and each Christmas we like to thank them for a great year with some yummy homemade treats. So when I saw the cute Copper Tea Tins in the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalogue I immediately thought they would be the perfect treat packaging. 

As the treats are a Christmas gift I decided to wait for the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue before making a start on decorating them and the wait was well worth it, as the rich tones of Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide in the Joyous Noel suite perfectly compliment the copper coloured tins.

One of my favourite things about the new holiday catalogue is that so many of the different suites and bundles work so well together.

On this tin the deer and sentiment came from the Dashing Deer bundle and the Detailed Poinsetta Thinlit dies were used to create the little cluster of leaves and holly.

And this tin was decorated using elements from the Merry Christmas to All suite, the Detailed Poinsetta Thinlit dies and the Festive Farmhouse suite.

I really enjoyed creating these tins and am glad to have made a start on my Christmas packaging. Hopefully I can keep on going with my Christmas craft preparation and be a bit more organised this year.


Thursday, 6 September 2018

Merry Christmas Wishes | Let's Get Hopping #13

Welcome to another Let's Get Hopping Blog Hop. 

This month our challenge was to create a card that is not the standard size and I took the opportunity to create a long and skinny card and have a go at the eclipse technique.

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catty went live this week and it is choc-full of so many gorgeous new products and thanks to one of the many great perks of being a demonstrator I was able to get my hands on some awesome new goodies a little early.

How gorgeous is this wood grain print from Festive Farmhouse DSP? I love how the subtle texture works with the raised letters. To create the eclipse effect I first die cut the letters for the word Merry from the DSP and then I die cut  two of each letter in Tranquil Tide. Lastly I adhered the corresponding letters to each other and then inlaid the letters back into the DSP panel

I chose to embellish the card with a this cute little reindeer from the new Dashing Deer stamp set, some Tranquil Tide sprigs cut out with the new Sprig Punch and some of the beautiful new Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon

Thank you for hopping by today. Next up is Maria Willis, I can't wait to see what she had created to share with us.  

 - Tan xx

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Feelin' boho for GDP#153

Hello and welcome back.

Today I'm playing along with the Global Design Project colour challenge and have created a project using Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Suede. 

There's something about the combo of pink and brown that makes me think "Boho" so the obvious stamp set choice for this challenge was the "Follow Your Dreams" set. 

Don't you just love this beautifully detailed dreamcatcher? For this project I  stamped  the dreamcatcher in Soft Suede and I used a combination of Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo to colour the flowers.

In keeping with the "dreamy boho" theme I created a soft watercolour background in Flirty Flamingo and added a little second and third generation stamping and a few white embossed flowers to create some subtle texture.


Lastly, to add a little extra dimension I added another die cut dreamcatcher to the background using the inlaid die cut technique.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you liked my project. Pop over to the Global Design Project blog to see what the designers  have created with this colour combo

Happy crafting
- Tan xx