Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Bumbleberry Cottage from Nitwits

I’m having a small gathering for close friends and relatives for my 50th soon and thought I’d need an invitation, so this is what I came up with.  The font is ‘Bell Bottoms’ the 50th is an alphabet I’ve had for many a year and is called ‘Pink Dot’ sorry can’t remember where its from.  Everything else is from the digital Nitwit Collection – Bumbleberry Cottage.  I love these collections and I use them a lot.
Thanks for looking J

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Brown bears

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

I used some white card for the base of this stepper card and cover it with some swirly blue and white paper, it looked like water splashing all over so I thought the polar bears could be brown.  I used Memento – tuxedo Black and stamped four of the hills and made them into rocks in the water and two of the small FaB and one of the large FaB bears and coloured them all with ProMarkers.  I did a search on Google for ‘free fish clipart’ and found these little fish, they did have fins on the underneath but they were a bit fiddly to cut out so I cut them off, I printed a few of these fish out and coloured them.  Once everything was cut out I stuck them to the card with silicone glue, I stuck the fish on the ends of some acetate strips and tucked them into the middle of the bears, then attached the acetate cover and added some of the blue paper to the top so I didn’t have to cover the back of the sentiment.  I used a circle punch and cut out a folded piece of card that I had stamped ‘Dad’ onto using the Krystal Tips alphabet and a brown Distress Ink.  I slide this over the acetate giving an instant cover for the back.  The picture shows a white background, that's only a piece of card stood to cover my keyboard J

Like I said on the first post of these cards, I did do these a while ago, but have been asked to post them anyway.  So Denise I hope you can get some inspiration from them J

Happy crafting and thanks for looking.

 Jackie x

Decorating the tree

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

I used white for the base card and the background papers are digi papers from Pink Petticoat, they have been matted onto silver mirri.  I added a bead and snowflake trim either side of the topper.  For the topper I stamped the tree first using Memento – Tuxedo Black, then masked it with Post-It notes before stamping the ‘back’ of the polar bear, standing up decorating the tree, I used ProMarkers to give a bit of shading and added some glitter for a snowy effect.  I punched some holes and threaded some silver fibre thread that just looked like tinsel, around the tree and ending in the paws of the bear.  On another piece of white card I stamped the ‘front’ polar bear and again used ProMarkers, then added foam pads to stand him to the front of the tree.  The star I coloured and used some Glossy Accents to give it a shine, I stamped the sentiment and coloured with ProMarkers.  To finish I used some silver gems in the corners.

Sliding on the ice

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

I used white for the base card and made this card into a squeezee card with an acetate front.  Onto a white piece of card I stamped the snowy hill using Memento – Tuxedo Black, then masked it off using a Post-It note, and then stamping the bear so it looked like it was behind the hill.  I wanted to make the bottom section of this card into ice so I coloured it in using a pale blue ProMarker and covering it with glitter, I then matted onto some silver mirri, I added some ribbon before sticking to the base card with double sided tape.  Onto another piece of white card I stamped the sentiment, the large polar bear and a small polar bear, after cutting them out I inked around the edges of the sentiment and using silicone glue stuck it to the ice, and the small polar bear was stuck on the hill next to the other bear.  I wanted to decorate the front panels but wasn’t sure what to use, they are only small so not much was needed, so I stuck some double sided tape on and was going to use just the one colour of glitter but thought I’d have a mess with two.  I peeled off the tape covering and cut it into small pieces so I could re-cover the double sided tape leaving gaps, in these gaps I used the white glitter first, and then after removing the small bits of tape coverings I used the blue glitter, giving the candy twist effect.  I then added the acetate and using silicone glue added the largest of the polar bears to the front of the acetate.

O Christmas Tree

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

How many times have I looked through my paper drawer and thought when am I ever going to use that, well this was one of those times.  I just matted it onto some silver mirri and I used a Nestabilities die for the sentiment and the tree which I stamped using Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured with ProMarkers, I used a blue ink, a wavy cut piece of scrap card and some Cut-N-Dry to make the clouds, before adding some glitter, I joined the shapes together with a small blue brad.  The snowflake border is made of felt and I have it on a roll, so I stuck it on with some silicone glue and because I could just see some of the glue peeping through I added some large gems to cover it up.  J

Red and White

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

I’ve been asked if I could post some of the ‘Polar Playtime FaB’ samples I did for Dimension Fourth, these were quite a while ago so I’ll try and remember what I used to make them. 

For this card I wanted to use the colour red because that was my Christmas Tree theme for the year. I couldn’t find any red paper with snowflakes on so I had to make some using Photoshop, so I graduated the paper from the red to white and used a snowflake brush. I used a white base card, onto a piece of red card I used a cut white diagonal card and then tucked my red and white paper behind it. I scored two lines either side of the centre panel. Onto a piece of white card I stamped the polar bear and the sign post using Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured in with ProMarkers, and used a blue ink, a wavy cut piece of scrap card and some Cut-N-Dry to make the clouds, then matted it onto red card. Onto another piece of white I stamped the bears face, hat, the snow at the top of the sign post as well as the snow at the bottom of the post, I coloured then in again with ProMarkers and added some glitter before attaching to the card with silicone glue. I stamped the sentiment onto white card and matted it onto the red, adding two small red brads before attaching to the card with foam tape. I added some red Papermania – Dew Drops to the top of the card but it still didn’t look right so using a fine red pen I added the faux stitching. The hat was from the freebie box at Dimension Fourth.
This is a picture of the bit of scrap card I use for all my clouds.  Just make a shape up and use it as a template.



Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Yellow Rose

I made this card thinking it was my friend Dot’s birthday today, how wrong I was, it was in fact yesterday.  I thought I was being good and posting it through her letterbox last night, so she could open it today, thank goodness I took it round when I did J so I’m taking her for lunch on Thursday.  Another piece of good fortune was that her favourite flower is the rose, so I was really lucky lol

I used white for the base card, gold mirri for the matt and a piece of yellow swirl paper from a scrap pad I’ve had for years for the background, I used Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade on the edge of the paper.  Using a piece of white card I punched all around the edge with Martha Stewart punches.  Using Memento – Tuxedo Black I stamped the rose three times (Dimension fourth ref: 2400032a – Floral Fantasy set) and the happy birthday (Dimension Fourth ref: 0502013a – Birthday Words), stamping the happy birthday twice without re-inking to give a shadow effect.  I coloured the rose in with ProMarkers, then cut out the rose itself, then the middle section of the last stamped rose.  I used a Sakura Glaze pen on the top two layers of the rose and once dry stuck in place using silicone glue.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Project Club – July 2011 » Spot the Cupcake «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Fourth Project Club, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.  I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

For the base card I used some white card that has red spots on, and thought it would work with the cupcakes I've used for this card.   I stamped three bases and their tops onto some white card using VersaFine – Onyx Black and embossed with clear embossing powder, I coloured with ProMarkers and cut out leaving a white border around them.  I was going to use some glitter glue for the dots but in my drawer I found some red Anita’s 3D Dimensional Paint so used that instead (I knew I needed it when I bought it, years ago lol). I found some red linen look mirri card in my stash so cut it to fit the front. The cupcakes looked a bit lost and thought a bit of ribbon would help, I was going to put it across the top of the mirri card but it didn't look right so I stamped and embossed the sentiment and put that there instead, I used the VersaFina black and clear embossing powder and just stuck it on with double sided tape. Having a rummage in my ribbon drawer (yes I do have a lot of drawers) I found some thin 3mm red satin ribbon with white dots on, perfect, it came from http://www.ribbonbox.co.uk/ but I did get it via a Harrogate show. I made a little bow and stuck the ends round the back of the cupcake, but they still needed a bit of something so I cut out some swirls from a Marianne Design die and using ProMarkers coloured them to match the cupcakes.
That's it for July's Project club, hope you enjoy using your stamps.
Happy crafting J

Jackie x

Project Club – July 2011 » Strawberry Cupcake «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Fourth Project Club, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.  I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

For this centre step card I used a white base card and the backing papers are from http://www.nitwitcollections.com and are part of the ‘So Berry Percious’ digital collection, as are the strawberries. I used the Heart to Heart Doily Dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and inked all around the edges of the heart and the backing papers with Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet. I stamped the cupcake and an extra swirl top using Adirondack – Cranberry and coloured in with ProMarkers, for the cupcake wrapper I used a Martha Stewart punch and cut out the shape using the cake base as a template. I used a glaze pen to give a bit a shine on the strawberries and to highlight the lightest shades on the strawberry topping. The cupcake border is stamped using the Cranberry ink and the stamp is available on the Dimension Fourth website ref: 1403023a and coloured in with ProMarkers. This stamp was also in one of the earlier project club kits so some project club members may already have it. The flowers were made using my Cricut Cartridge – Mother’s Day Bouquet (from http://www.smartcrafts.co.uk/) and some odd bits and pieces of card from my scrap drawer, they are grouped together using some small pink brads. The leaves are made using a Joy Craft die and some left over pale green pearlescent card. The cupcake top, wrapper, flowers and strawberries are attached to the card using silicone glue, the rest of the papers etc are attached using double side tape.
Thanks for looking J

Project Club – July 2011 » ATC «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Fourth Project Club, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.  I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I’ve called this ATC ‘how old’, I wanted it to a bright cupcake as well. I stamped the images using VersaFine – Deep Lagoon and embossed with clear embossing powder, then I coloured in with ProMarkers and using a VersaMark pen went over the top of the ProMarkers and embossed again with clear embossing powder, this made the red even redder hey ho lol. I used Distress inks – Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade to blend the background, and then rubbed off any excess ink with a paper towel.

Project Club – July 2011 » Dad «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Fourth Project Club, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.  I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

Dad’s like cupcakes too, so I thought this one would not be too fussy for a man’s card. The paper I used for the wrap around background was just right for the colours I wanted to use. To make the cupcake – using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the base onto white card, I also stamped it onto a Post-It note to make a mask for the outside of the base, saving the inside cupcake base for another project. I then stamped the cupcake top to fit the base, but I removed the ink from the stamp at middle bit of the rounded top so I could then stamp the candle. Using the mask I covered up the outside edge of the cupcake base and using my Krystal Tips – Transport Theme stamps stamped the motorbike over the base, doing this meant that no stray ink would go onto the attached cupcake top and because I wanted to leave a white border around the base. I then coloured the finished cupcake with ProMarkers. To make Dad lol – using white card I stamped the lowercase ‘a’ first then stamped it again on a Post-It note to make a mask. I cut out the Post-It ‘a’ and covered the ‘a’ on the white card, then just stamped the ‘D’ and the ‘d’ on either side, remove the mask and the ‘a’ is at the front. To stamp the motorbike I just used some scrap paper and covered the edges a bit at a time, making sure I didn’t go over the lines, I then coloured it in using ProMarkers. I cut around both the cupcake and the ‘Dad’ then coloured the white edge with a very pale green ProMarker. I used a Nestabilities shape (Labels Ten) for the cupcake background, and stamped the happy birthday on a curve to match the shape. I attached the cupcake and the ‘Dad’ with silicone glue and to finish off I used some green Papermania Dew Drops.

The Krystal Tips range of stamps are really good for allsorts of backgrounds and as you can see are really useful for the alphabet stamps and any other open areas, you just need to mask them first. The Krystal Tips I used for this card are of a Transport Theme, and they include two cars, an aeroplane, a rocket, a spaceman, a tractor, a lorry, two vans and the motorbike, making them really useful for men and boy’s cards. I don’t have product reference for them but if you’d like them just give Dimension Fourth a ring (01226 630049) and they’ll know exactly what you mean. For the ‘Dad’ title, I used the Plain Alphabet (ref: 1801012a) and the Plain Lower Case Alphabet (ref: 1801014a) stamp sets.
Thanks for looking J

Project Club – July 2011 » Cindy Loo «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Fourth Project Club, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.  I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I noticed that Aly had a Cindy Loo cartridge for her Cricut and as I’ve been thinking about getting it, asked if I could borrow it on a try before I buy sort of thing, luckily for me she said ‘yes’ and as it happens I will be getting it after all. One section of the cartridge has frames, so using some textured card in two shades of pink I cut out the frame for this card and used black for the matt. For the base card I used black card, I used cream card and Distress Ink – Spun Sugar to ink around the edges for the card front, base and the background, then stamped the hundreds and thousands (sprinkles) stamp randomly using VersaMark and dusted some gold and some pink mica powder over it. I stamped the cupcake onto white card with Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured in with ProMarkers, I then cut it out and matted it onto some black card, I used some pink confetti bits that are used for shaker cards etc. and some clear drying glue to attach them, sprinkling with some pink glitter to finish. The ribbon slider stopper is from the Shapeabilities – Ribbon Tags Trio set, I cut one cream and one pink, then stamped the happy birthday onto the cream and cut around the embossed shape before sticking it onto the pink. I used the die to draw around onto black card, cut it out and mounted the pink onto it before adding the ribbon (from http://www.ribbonbox.co.uk/). To assemble, I used some Photoglue to stick the pink flourish onto the frame and used some more of the ribbon around one side of the frame and stuck down with double sided tape. I used foam tape to stick the stopper in place, silicone glue for the cupcake and double sided tape everywhere else. Once stuck together I wasn't happy with the card and felt it needed something else, so using a black Memento pen I did some faux stitching around the stopper, on the base of the card and the frame, then to finish I used the black pen to draw around the edge of the flourish.

Project Club – July 2011 » Main Card «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Fourth Project Club, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.  I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

This month’s project club stamp set comprise of: one cupcake base, four cupcake tops, one candle, one hundreds and thousands (sprinkles) stamp and two pieces of text, ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘Birthday’s are nature’s way of making us eat more Cake’.

This is the finished card, I think I must have had chocolate on my mind while making it J you can choose any colour you like (mmmm lemon) its up to you, hope you find this card useful.



Dust the brown/gold card with your anti-static bag, then stamp and emboss four cupcake bases using VersaMark and clear embossing powder. You may like to add some colour to the bases before cutting them out, (I used a ProMarker that was slightly darker in between the lines) I didn’t cut the zig zag detail at the top out, I just cut straight across from each open end, I thought the tops would sit better that way.

Dust the white A5 card with your anti-static bag, then stamp and emboss three of the flat cupcake flower tops, one swirl top and two full (base and top together) domed/dotty cupcake tops using the black ink and clear embossing powder. There is enough white card in your project club kit if you would like to stamp all six cupcakes instead of having the four chocolate bases. Colour your images before cutting them out, I used ProMarkers.  I did stamp the sentiment onto the white card but decided not to use it, instead I stamped it onto the cream card, it looked a lot better.

Once cut out stick the tops to the bases, and then glaze the brown dots on the middle cupcakes, along the lightest part of the shading on the top cupcake and around the petals on the bottom three cupcakes. You could use your glitters, gem stones, flower soft, ribbons and anything else you fancy using to decorate them. Set aside to dry.  Cut your Apricot, Gold mirri and the Cream card to the sizes given on your project club sheet.  Using the cream card, dust with your anti-static bag and using the hundreds and thousands (sprinkles) stamp and VersaMark ink, stamp randomly all over and emboss with the clear embossing powder. Use the left over bits of card to stamp and embossed the sentiment using the black ink and clear embossing powder. I stamped on the cream, matted onto the apricot and then onto the gold.

Using double sided tape matt and layer the cream and gold cards onto the base card. Using silicone glue attach the cupcakes to the card, I slightly curved them to give a bit of shape before gluing them in place. I like to place and plan everything before I glue and the silicone allows you to adjust your cupcakes as needed.  To finish using the silicone glue attach the sentiment.

If you are looking at this post and would like to join the project club then you can find the details on the Dimension Fourth web site. Thanks for looking and happy crafting J

Jackie x

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Glitter card

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

I cut the front off this 6x6 white base card and left a 2cm border. I cut out a piece of acetate to fit the card front and using Archival Ink – Jet Black I stamped the snow people. I used two pieces of left over scraps of white card for the snow, I ripped along the edges, one for the back, which was a little higher than the other which was for the front. I then stamped the ‘Snow is falling’ text first in blue then in black, this gives a nice blue shadow to the text. Using a Quickie Glue pen and some glitter on the raw edges of the ripped card I stuck them either side of the acetate, making sure the snow people would be able to stand on the snow. Then using some of the strong red tape I stuck the acetate under the 2cm border, I then used some white paper on the inside of the border to cover the untidy tape marks. I used a silver peel off border around the acetate and cut out two icicle borders from a Marianne die, on one I used a Quickie Glue pen and added some glitter, this was for the front of the card and the one for the back I left plain, I stuck them in place using the strong red tape. On another piece of white card I stamped out the front and backs of all three of the snow people using Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured them in using ProMarkers before cutting them out, I didn’t need to bother about cutting the music or the holly and other stray bits and pieces because I’d already stamped onto the acetate in the first place. Once cut out I stuck them onto the acetate with silicone glue. I used a Quickie Glue pen on some white candies and added some glitter, then stuck them onto the border with foam pads. To finish the front off I used the glue pen and randomly draw some wispy lines around the ‘Snow is falling’ text and added some more glitter.
For the inside of the card I used the white card that I’d cut off the front of the base card and stamped the Season’s Greeting first in blue then in black to give it the blue shadow. I then used the Cuttlebug folder – Snowflakes to emboss the top part of the card, adding an embossed line at the bottom to neaten the edge of the embossing. I used a Quickie Glue pen on the embossed snowflakes and added some glitter before matting onto some silver paper.
Thanks for looking J

Just in case card

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

This card was made ‘just in case’ it was needed J  I used white for the base card, rainbow mirri for the matt.  The background has been stamped with the snowflakes and the snowflake swirl stamps, and I used Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass, I then used a blending tool and inked all over the background again using the Tumbled Glass.  I used a Friskar’s snowflake corner punch in each corner, and rounded all other corners off with a ¼” Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper.  Using Memento – Tuxedo Black I stamped the ‘Wishing you a’ in the top left hand corner and the ‘C’ in the bottom right hand corner with the ‘Krystal Tips upper and lower alphabet’ stamps (Dimension Fourth ref: 2400012a).  The ‘hristmas’ is stamped from the ‘Words for Alphabet’ stamp set (Dimension Fourth ref: 1801013a) and the ‘Holly Jolly’ are using the ‘Plain Alphabet’ stamp set (Dimension Fourth ref: 1801012a).  I used the ‘Fa la la la la’ stamp to fill the ‘HOLLY’ letters using Memento – Tuxedo Black and traced over the letters with a pale blue ProMarker.  For the ‘JOLLY’ I stamped the snow people again using the Memento and coloured with ProMarkers, once cut out I stuck them onto the card with silicone glue.  The ‘Words for Alphabet’ and the ‘Plain Alphabet’ can be bought as one item on Create and Craft today, Aly is on at both 9am and 2pm today.  The new set of stamps are called 'The Adorable Snowman FaB'.

Shutter card

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

I’ve had this shutter card base on my desk for what seems like ages, so thought I’d use it for this card.  I used some blue mirri and stamped and embossed with VersaFine – Deep Lagoon and detail clear embossing powder.  The topper was stamped and embossed as before and coloured with ProMarkers, I used the Nestabilities – Classic Scalloped and Plain Ovals Large.  I finished off with some glitter on the hats and for the snow, and some very small blue gems for the snowflake centres.
Thanks for looking J

Blue and Lilac

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

Using the corner snowflake stamp and my new Zig Art & Graphic pens (love these pens J) I coloured the stamp with a lilac pen first and then using a blue pen dabbed over the surface of the stamp before placing it onto the white background, I did all four corners and the same for the ‘Snow is falling’ in the centre. I used some of the Topsy Turvy Duo card from Create and Craft for the matting. The centre shape is the Nestabilities – Labels Four. To finish off I used some purple/blue glitter on all the centres of the snowflakes.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Framed Snow People

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

For this card I used my cutting machine and re-sized a shape to make it fit the snow people, it was a bit of a pfaff but I wanted to see how it turned out.  I used white for the base card and next time I do a card like this I’ll make the front wider so I can wrap the extra bit around the back instead of tucking it behind the rainbow mirri at the front as I wanted a side opening A5 card instead of a tent folded card, I live and learn lol.  So I cut my shape through the base card, rainbow mirri, some paper from Pink Petticoat – Large Snowflakes and some black card for the frame (I put a deep shadow on the black card).  I then stamped the three snow people onto acetate using Archival Ink – Jet Black and again onto some white card using Memento – Tuxedo Black so I could colour in using some ProMarkers.  Once coloured in I cut out both the fronts and the backs of the snow people and with a Quickie Glue pen added some glitter.  I stamped ‘Happy Christmas’ with the Tuxedo Black and matted onto some of the rainbow mirri card.  To assemble the card I first stuck the acetate onto the white base card with some of the red strong double sided tape, and then stuck the front and back base card together, I then matted the paper and the mirri card with the snowflake stamped frame on top, making sure all the openings matched, the frame was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with detail white embossing powder.
The inside of the card is the left over shape from the white base card matted onto a shaped rainbow mirri card.  I stamped the trees onto the white card with VersaMark ink and embossed with detail white embossing powder, I then inked the background of the trees with the Big and Juicy – Waterfall ink pad, I then scribbled with the Quickie Glue pen and added some glitter, after lining up the shapes I stuck the tree background on with double sided tape.  Finally I added the snow people with silicone glue and the sentiment with foam pads.



Musical Baubles

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

I had some snowflake ribbon in my stash so I stuck it onto some of the rainbow mirri card, doing this set the size of the cut off area from the front of the card.  I had a piece of blue paper with a darker edge and some stars around it, so I stamped the snow people down one side of the paper giving a darker side to the bauble and leaving some of the stars in.  I used the Nestabilities – Standard Circles Large dies to cut out the snow people and used the same die to draw around so the rainbow mirri card wasn’t too big a border round the baubles.  I then stamped the snow people onto white card and coloured in using ProMarkers, I cut them out and stuck them over the stamped images, much easier not having to cut all the fiddly bits out.  The left over blue paper was cut to size then using Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass and the Tattered Angles – Vintage Season’s Winter Crystals stencils I inked over the snowflake stencil’s, then used the ‘Fa la la la la’ text randomly on the background, again using the Tumbled Glass.  I have some shiny 3mm ribbon from www.ribbonbox.co.uk so used this down the front before attaching it to the white base card.  The little bows match quite well and they were from www.meiflower.co.uk I always stock up and the Mei Flower bows, charms etc. from the craft shows I go to, the last being the Doncaster Dome.

Snow is Falling

Originally this post was under the Dimension Fourth heading, using their stamps, then the name change to Dimensions Stamps.  Now the name is Nina Crafts and the old names have been dropped.

This is the new stamp set from Dimension Fourth and its Christmas time can you believe its already July, anyway the set comprises of: three musical snow people in both the front and the back view (FaB), three trees, one snowflake corner, one snowflake flourish and five pieces of text: ‘Across the miles’, ‘Happy Christmas’, ‘Season’s Greetings’, ‘Snow id falling’ and ‘Fa la la la la’.

For this card I used some of the rainbow mirri card and StazOn – Ultramarine.  I stamped the snowflake corner stamp in each of the corners and the ‘Snow is falling’ text in the centre.  I used some clear and some light blue gems in the middle of the snowflakes.