Blog Hop 148

Non Traditional Christmas.

What a great idea to have a non Traditional Christmas Blog Hop and I am so pleased that this year Stampin Up has brought out some amazing bundles.

I choose to use the Whimsy and Wonder Bundle and as the paper is so beautiful I had that the feature of my card.

Soft Succulent is the base for the card and then Misty Moonight which has the Designer paper attached to it.

Rather special greeting, embossed in Silver and die cut out before attaching with dimensionals to the front.

The inside has a strip of the designer paper at the bottom and one of the bubbles has been fuzzy cut.

I hope you enjoy the hop and lets see Julie Martin has made for us>

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12 Weeks of Christmas Part 4

12 Weeks of Christmas With Barbara and Teneale Williams

Hard to believe that there are only 8 weeks until Christmas!  Can you believe it?  I know I am battling with it, if I think of classes, there are only 2 Saturdays and 2 1st Fridays.

This week we chose to use the Season Like Christmas, and not a colour that I often use, but is a real Christmas colour that’s Garden Green, but very pleased with the finished card.

I love the Merry Music Note Specialty Designer Paper, you can use it for many different cards, and if its the white it sponges so well.

And no card is complete without and inside:

Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to bounce to Teneale.

 

 

12 Weeks of Christmas Part 3

12 Weeks of Christmas With Barbara and Teneale Williams

Welcome to week three of our bouncing hop.  Love the set that we have chosen to use this week as the little houses remind us all of the just what its like to have a family and friends to share with.

For me, firstly a lovely friend of mine lost her husband after a long battle with his health.  My heart is sad for her, yet she will be ok because of family and friends.  See hearts do come home, love this set.

For me personally, it reminds me just how lucky I am to have my family and the love, sharing and caring that has happened this week for me personally reminds me of the true spirit of our hearts come home, not just for Christmas but also in times of stress.

My husband was rushed to hospital yesterday morning after having a seizure and then out to it for 40 minutes, thankfully he is ok and I was able to bring him home today.  Its the first time in 20 years that I felt like they knew what was happening to him.  Tonight in our little home, my family gathered to be grateful for that and to celebration a birthday of a special little girl, who turned 8 yesterday.

See hearts come home in good times and sad times, so again I think you will agree this is a great set.

No card is complete without an inside, so here it is.

Joy to the world, every day.  Love and am so very grateful for family and friends.

Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to bounce over to Teneale.

 

 

12 Weeks of Christmas Part 1

12 Weeks of Christmas With Barbara and Teneale Williams

Hard to believe that there is only 12 weeks until Christmas!  Can you believe it?

I know I had trouble getting my head around this as Teneale bounced this suggestion off me.  We are going to bounce around and from each other until Christmas.  Each week we will choose a stamp set to use to use, it might give you all an idea or two for your own Christmas Cards.

This week we are using the Merry Patterns Hostess Set, which is set that you can get for free when hosting a Workshop of $450.00, its an extra in addition to your hostess rewards.   Another way to earn this set is if you shop online(click HERE) using the hostess code V72FJ9MF in October your name will go into a draw to win one.

Stampin' Up! Merry Patterns

I bounced a few ideas around, most of them ended up in the bin……………lol  as I then decided to do simple and elegant, as I love embossing cards, knew I could be on a winner.  Using Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cardstock and a little designer paper at the bottom.

 

By Barbara Williams | Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set 2017 | All Stampin' Up! Materials

By Barbara Williams | Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set 2017 | All Stampin' Up! Materials

Then thought I would like to have a go at embossing and embossing folder.  I often use a ink pad to color the card stock and had thought that if I used Versamark on the folder, then put it through the BigShot I could then get the embossing powder to stick to it.

Big mistake, don’t try it, it didn’t work.  I then took the Versamark directly to the embossed cardstock, sponged it over and added the gold embossing powder than heat embossed it.  Am pleased with the result, I then embossed the greeting and attached to the bottom of it.By Barbara Williams | Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set 2017 | All Stampin' Up! Materials I stamped the outline candles on a piece of whisper white card stock, then used the other two stamps to color the candles, it’s quite easy to do if you stand up and look over your area that your stamping on as the stamps are clear and you are able to position them easier.  Same with the flame, just stand and stamp.

By Barbara Williams | Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set 2017 | All Stampin' Up! Materials

Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to bounce back to my mumma.