Tuesday 27 September 2011

There's deer in them thar woods

...and a bit of snow before Christmas if you believe the forecasters :( And, did you know that 'chionophobia' is the fear of snow? Today's long word :))

I loved nothing more than seeing deer in the fields when I used to do the daily commute to London from Hampshire - especially if there was snow in the fields. So, yesterday at Ally Pally a little deer/roe stamp just skippety skipped into my bag - my purse in fact once I'd paid for it as it's tiny and easily lost! Ha, so is my purse tiny after Ally Pally!

I've been playing around a bit making a couple more Christmas cards, both the same:
The image was stamped, trees first and then the deer with the aid of my trusty stamp positioner. Covered in double sided sticky film and coated with glitter similar to Glamour Dust but less fine I think - and a lot cheaper (I'm rationing the Glamour Dust!).

I just have to tell a little tale before I list the 'ingredients' - men always borrow craft stuff - right? Has your OH ever borrowed your Cuttlebug though? Mine has, today - right?! :) The shower saga continues and the fancy silver strip needed adjusting round the curved shower tray. To hold it in place someone was hunting for something heavy - quickly before the adhesive set. I offered my services but he decided I couldn't stand still for long enough on top of the strip (cheek!) so it was 'Cuttlebug to the rescue' until he went and found a chunk of wood and half a paving slab!

I used:

- 6" x 6" white square card stock

- Lines embossed round three sides (not under where the ribbon goes)

- White and silver card from my snippets

- Hobby Art 'Tree Scene' stamp - I've had this for about a year

- Deer/roe from what I think was Serendipity at Ally Pally - I was losing the will to live by then, my little trotters were hurting, I was about ready to go home (or lie on the floor where I was!) so it really was a last minute 'chance find' and meant to be!

- Sentiment from a Christmas Tree Woodware Stamp set, which I'd also indulged in - oops.

- Maroon striped organza ribbon also from Ally Pally - wish I'd bought more needless to say

Another two for the Christmas store - it's a slow process :(

I hear the playground gates are closing early again this week (midnight on Thursday) so am determined to at least enter something into Jules Crafty Snippets Challenge Week 38.  In fact, I spent ages looking for slightly muted silver mirri card in my stash and the snippets came up trumps. What a favour Jules has done and it'll teach me to rootle through the snippets folder first EVERY time!



  1. This is a lovely Christmas card hon.

    Very shparkly!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Ah you used your purchases beautifully Di - I love the all over glitter - usually do that with holographic embossing powder,so there's another tip - thank you!
    And hey - re my blog post about Hobbycraft...it was us you heard. Our nearest branch is Basingstoke...!!

  3. Beautiful card, I remember making our first ever card using this double sided film.......looks fantastic!! Simple and elegant.

  4. You should be marketing these in bulk! Lovely jubbly. Hugs Mrs A.
    p.s. Off to see what Julia's on about now.

  5. This is beautiful Di, a great Christmas scene! you have done a lovely job with your stamping and l'm not sure what you mean about double sided sticky film?! can you enlighten me :) Sandra H

  6. Beautiful card!
    Laughing about Hubbys new use for your crafting apparatus...lol... Men!

  7. Hi Sandra - double sided sticky film, in reply to your question on my blog. You can buy it here, http://www.joannasheen.com/craft-supplies/glues-and-sticky-things/other-sticky-things/double-sided-adhesive-clear-a4-film/ from Joanna Sheen. In fact, the first time I used it was on a coloured wreath, not unlike yours. You stamp and then possibly colour your image, let it dry then peel off one side of the film and stick that to the image sticky side down - cut it bigger to the same size as your piece of card with the image on before you cut or die cut it - and then is the time to either trim or die cut it. Once that's done, then you peel off the top layer (if I'm sticking it to a mat behind then I do this first 'cos it gets a bit tacky to handle. Then, peel off the top layer, sprinkle with glitter and save the excess of course by tipping back into the pot. Use a soft brush (I use a big blusher brush) to whisk off the excess.You then have a lovely twinkly image :)

    It's also really great for using up mulberry paper which I always had problems sticking.

    Hope this makes sense - shout if it doesn't! Di xx

  8. This is brilliant Di, just so clean and simple too, love it.

    Kath x

  9. Hi Di, Thank you for explaining the Double sided sticky film l clicked on Joanna Sheen site and l know just what your talking about now, l am going to buy some and try it out, your instructions are clear enough for me to put it to the test so l'll let you know how l get on..........many thanks Sandra H

  10. Fantastic! Stylish and Elegant, truly lovely
    Lindsay xx

  11. Hi Di

    What a fantastic card and a fantastic stamp too .. .. plus a fantastic glamour dust idea into the bargain!!!

    Thanks for sharing that one .. .. not something I had considered doing and I love the look. Might borrow that one if that is OK?

    Your cuttlebug story made me smile!

    Thanks for sharing such lovely snippet make this week.

    Love Jules xx

  12. This is beautiful, I love your sparkly scene... might have to get some of that sticky film, sounds fab :o) Lisa x

  13. Wow this is really lovely Di. Might have to borrow that sticky film idea, looks great.
    Lynne xxx

  14. Perfect - simple and effective x

  15. gorgeous snippet make, sticky film is new to me, sounds fabby x

  16. Oooo fabby card - i did it once with the sticky film and got into such a mess with it, that i now use - versamark all over the image, then cover it in Stampin Up heat & stick powder, heat, then add dazzling diamonds and heat to stick it and you end up with the same thing, - i hope you don't mind me telling you,Luv Sam x


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