Wednesday, 30 December 2009

January Sneak Peeks

because we haven't been around for the last few days - I have made a little collage of the kit...

The newsletter will be out sometime in the first week of January - but the kit will be available for order in the shop from the 4th of January.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the CPC blog readers a very merry Christmas and hope you all have a happy and safe New Year.

From our families to yours, enjoy the festive season and we will see you again in 2010.

But before I go, let me share with you a project I did this afternoon.

Luckily, my order from CPC arrived before I left work at lunchtime. Included with the order was a 7 Gypsies Artist Printers Tray, which was a spur of the moment purchase, but which I managed to alter this afternoon, between wrapping Christmas pressies :)

I have used pp's from the 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market range (which also came in my order) - yummo, and double sided with a plain colour on the back. The Oelander chippie letters have been misted with Suede and then Tattered Rose Glimmermist. The lace, large flower and flower spray have also been given the Tattered Rose Glimmermist treatment, to take away the stark whiteness, and add a smidge of colour. I have added some Kaiser Pearls and White Opal Liquid Pearls as well. All of the above products are available from CPC . The other bits and bobs are from my ever expanding stash.

This Tray I will give to my MIL tomorrow. I hope she likes it.

Thats it from me for 2009. Have a good one, and I will catch you all on the flipside.

Deb xoxox

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Cuttlebug/Nestabilities Christmas Card

Thought I would share with you how I put together this Christmas Card using the Cuttlebug, Nestabilities and my Crop-a-dile.

Materials :
  • Scraps of pp - I used some Basic Grey Fruitcake that I had left after doing a Kaisercraft Christmas Wreath. (pics in the gallery)
  • White card - scored and folded (I used a basic 6 x 4 card)
  • Piece of cardstock 51/2" x 3 3/4"
  • 4 chipboard squares
  • Small piece of card to stamp greeting on
  • Eyelets and ribbon
  • Double sided tape and 3d foam


  • Cuttlebug with Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinder Nestabilities - Inverted Scalloped Squares and Birds
  • Craft knife and Scissors
  • Crop-a-dile for setting eyelets
  • White gel pen
  • White and pinecone ink pads
  • Sand paper
  • Greetings Stamp and Black Stazon Ink.

Ok first I cut the inverted scalloped square from the top section of the cardstock. Just come down from the top no more that 1". Using your white gel pen doodle around the edges and lightly ink edges with your white ink pad.

Cover the 4 chipboard squares with paper, if you have never covered chipboard the easiest way to do this is to cover the chipboard with glue (I used a glue stick) then stick onto the back of your paper. When dry trim with your craft knife. Sand all the edges to take off any overhanging bits.

Take your Crop-a-dile and punch your holes for the eyelets (tip - if you set your quide they will both be in exactly the same place) then set your eyelets.

Place your cardstock piece over your card to see where the chipboard will go, then stick your squares down with double sided tape.

Thread your ribbon throught the eyelets and tie at the front.

Put your 3d tape on the back of the cardstock and adhere it to the card.

Now using the Cuttlebug again cut out one of the Nestabilities Birds with another scrap of matching paper. Emboss it then with the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Ink the edges with a pinecone ink (no girl should be without at least 4 pinecones on the go at any one

Put some 3d foam behind the bird and stick it in the middle of the chipboard square. Give him an eye with a small rhinestone.

Stamp a greeting onto some white cardstock, trim close, ink with pinecone then matt with another scrap from your PP. Stick the greeting to bottom corner of the chip squares.

This card design could be used for any occasion, using up some of your papers left from your projects. If you make one please share with us in the gallery.

Thanks for looking and Merry Christmas to you all.


Tuesday's Sketch

It's my turn to create this week's Designer Sketch for the Blog.

In my typical style this sketch shows simple lines, lots of distressing and a single photo!

Hope you enjoy and don't forget to share your sketch layouts in the gallery...

Have a good Christmas!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Have you...

Been Keeping up with the Challenges in the Forum for the 12 Challenges of Christmas???

We are up to day 9 now - and the gallery is looking awesome with everyone's challenges.

So why not join in - it's not too late!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Challenge 6 of the 12 Christmas Challenges.

Challenge 6 - Oh Christmas Tree

has been posted in the forum

My challenge to you is to create 6 Christmas cards, each card must have a Christmas tree on it...but not the same tree..
have fun.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Challenge 5 of the 12 Christmas Challenges...

has been posted in the forum

Christmas cocktails

I want you to mix it know like Christmas cocktails!

Use three different papers from three different manufacturers but they must all have a different pattern on them!

(for example...stripes, flowers, spots)

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Challenge 4

Of our 12 Challenges of Christmas Challenges is posted in the Forum...

Make sure you check it out!

Designer Kit Release

This month's kit is being stirred up a little, featuring Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry papers.

Check out the full details of the kit at the shop - under Designer Kits!