All posts for the month December, 2013

Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas First Bonus Card

Published December 30, 2013 by isisimaginings

Happy Monday blog visitors, I hope you had a great weekend, not too long now to 2014.

Over on the Funkie Junkie blog, Linda has very kindly extended her 12 Tags of Christmas challenge for two weeks, with the bonus tags having ‘thank you’ as their theme. You can see her tag HERE & I was inspired by all of it, especially the silver stars & the stencilling.  Linda took the inspiration for her tag from  the Tim Holtz December tag, so again, I used vellum instead of CFA & Frosted Film.  I used the TH Mini Tattered Leaves die & the bird on a branch is a Marianne Creatables die.

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I applied embossing ink through a Crafter’s Workshop stars stencil & heat set with silver EP directly on the card blank, then covered with Weathered Wood distress ink. Green distress inks through an Imagination Crafts stencils for the foliage, with Platinum stickles added here & there.

The FJ challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique & you can find all the information HERE.

Thank you for visiting, see you next time.


12 Tags of 2013 December

Published December 29, 2013 by isisimaginings

Another year of Tim’s wonderful tags is at an end & I want to thank him for all his hard work & inspiration throughout the year. Only a few more days before we find out if he’s going to continue in 2014.

Tim’s December tag is HERE & as I need a card for a January birthday, that’s what I made.

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I still don’t have CFA or Frosted Film, so I used vellum, cutting it with the TH Tattered Pine Cone die &  colouring it Wendy Vecchi’s Red geranium & Fern Archival inks. I used Tim’s Stars layering stencil on the background with distress inks. The greeting was stamped with black Archival & heat embossed with clear sparkle EP. I decided the colours were a little too muted, so I added the red ribbon, a few gold confetti stars & Platinum stickles to the brads in the centre of the flowers.

Thank you for looking, see you next time.

PaperArtsy Challenge Inspired by Jo Myhill

Published December 28, 2013 by isisimaginings

Evening all, I hope the recent awful weather didn’t play too much havoc with your Christmas celebrations. We had some sunshine today, which has been sorely lacking in recent weeks.

After a lot of thought I made a journal page today for this week’s PaperArtsy challenge. Jo Myhill was the guest designer & all her projects were beautiful & a feast for the eyes, full of layers & amazing textures.  There were so many ideas to choose from, but I chose her first piece as it was slightly less dimensional.

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Apart from the paint & Treasure Gold colours, I followed along with Jo’s tutorial. My background was Squid Ink, Inky Pool, Sage & Tinned Peas frescos & I really wasn’t sure about it, but it looks ok now with the torn tissue paper on top.

I’ve run out of metal card, so the heart was cut from black card painted with a mix of frescos & metallic silver paint, with Royal Amethyst TG on top, followed by a dark blue embossing powder.


That’s it, thanks for looking & thank you to Jo for sharing all those wonderful ideas.


Christmas Bits and Pieces

Published December 24, 2013 by isisimaginings

Well, we made it. It’s Christmas Eve & if it’s not done by now, it doesn’t matter. As usual, I ran out of time & most of the projects I wanted to make didn’t happen. And I’ve decided that’s not going to happen again. Anyway, here are a few things to show you.


Some chipboard baubles decorated with papers, die cuts, glitter & ribbons.


A very simple snow globe. Not a great photo, you can’t see the glitter I added to the snow.


Finally, an unfinished journal page, made with gold texture paste & Dylusions stamps. This was supposed to be quick & simple page, but I ended up messing around with it for ages – I would be embarrassed to tell you how many times I drew bows, attempting to get them right. In the end I decided they were acceptable & gave up on the rest of the page, just cut it in half & stuck it to the pages of my Frida journal. Maybe I’ll come back to it at some stage.

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Al that remains is for me to wish you all the happiest of Christmases & I’ll see you on the other side.

Christmas Card Selection, Part Two

Published December 23, 2013 by isisimaginings

Hello again, all the stamps on these cards are from old sets of Chocolate Baroque stamps. By now, I was getting VERY tired of Christmas crafting, so they got simpler & simpler as I went along.


Embossing. I think I stamped the trees image with Salty Ocean DI. I used blue pearlescent card for the reindeer & used this fab diamond mesh on the corners.


Memory Box die & the tree was stamped with Fern Green Archival ink.


Joy Craft die cut snowflake.



A tangled string, the tree stamped with Red Geranium Archival.


A strip of washi tape & the snowflakes stamped with Peacock Feathers & Orange Blossom Archival.

And that is it for my Christmas cards of 2013. As usual, I had great plans & as usual they fell by the wayside. Such is life. I’ve got one more Christmas post to share, so see you tomorrow – Christmas Eve!

Christmas Card Selection

Published December 22, 2013 by isisimaginings

You’re all probably completely bored by Christmas cards by now, I know I’d quite happily never look at another one again, (I exaggerate. But only slightly). So feel free to completely ignore this post & tomorrow’s, because it will also contain Christmas cards. A lot of Christmas cards. But not all of them, I’m being kind.


Dylusions through a Crafter’s Workshop stencil, distress inked baubles.


Splatters of PaperArtsy fresco paints, (Beach Hut, Spanish Mulberry, Pumpkin Soup) & distress inks. Slightly sorry I didn’t make all of my cards like these two, I really like them. Next year maybe……


An embossing powder called Vanilla Ice on the top panel, distress inks.

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Memory Box snowflake cut from card inked with Victorian Velvet DI, white embossed bauble on kraft card.

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The negative of the snowflake.


Embossing folder inked with DI – Chipped /sapphire/Stormy Sky, can’t remember. Wendy Vecchi tree stencil outlined on pale blue pearlescent card & cut out. Memory Box die cut birds.


Wendy Vecchi tree stencil with Fern Green Archival ink. Artistic Stamper baubles with aged Mahogany DI.

If you’re still here, thanks for looking, see you tomorrow.

Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas Week Twelve

Published December 21, 2013 by isisimaginings

Drum roll please, here is card number 12. Linda’s stunning tag is in this post & I was inspired by every detail of it. I used my TH stars stencil with gold texture paste & embossing powder as Linda did – fab texture when you heat the powder on the wet paste!

I applied Antique Linen distress ink Platinum stickles around the edges. I stamped the bauble on separate white card, heat set with gold EP & cut it out. I added some gold glitter mesh to the back & made a bow, which is under the white bow. The final addition was the gold diamond mesh & the quote.

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And that’s it, twelve Christmas cards completed, the end of the challenge. But wait, no it isn’t. Linda has very kindly extended the challenge to January 8 & there will be extra cards to make in the meantime (thank you cards, not Christmas cards – hurrah!).  All the relevant information, rules, requirement, etc. is in the post for the twelfth tag . Everyone who completes the challenge gets a discount to spend in the Funkie Junkie Boutique, which is sponsoring the challenge.

I still have some other Christmas cards to share, so I shall be back tomorrow. (I’ve just remembered I still have to make my tag for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 – eek!)

Bye for now.