Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas With Jumbo Tattered Florals

Have you heard already? Sizzix has released new wonderful version of TH Tattered Florals. In Europe they will be sold only from January, but I am one of the few lucky ones to receive them as a Christmas present from Sizzix itself. You can see many amazing tutorials and previews of these new dies all over the blogland and Tim's page as well.
So I wanted to show you something different - a comparison to the first Tattered Florals and the branch die also included in this set.

 These are the largest flowers of both sets. You can see how very bigger are the new dies - they're on the left side.



This is a comparison of branch dies. The bigger one on the left side is from Garden Greens Bigz Die, the on in the middle is from Spring Greenery Decorative strip die, and the last one is from retired Sizzlits die.
This is also a comparison between Bigz Die and Decorative Strip Die.
And these are all other shapes you can get from the Jumbo Set.

I also would like to wish you merry, bright and peaceful Christmas and prosperous, lucky and healthy New Year!


Sizzix BigShot Machine
Sizzix BigShot Die-cutting Machine
Sizzix Bigz Die - Tattered Florals
Sizzix Bigz Die - Tattered Florals
Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Greens
Sizzix Bigz Die - Garden Greens
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Spring Greenery
Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Jumbo Tattered Florals
Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Jumbo Tattered Florals

Monday, December 9, 2013

Merry Christmas Again

This card's background makes me really want to purchase some shimmering spries or mica powders. I love creating stamped and inked backgrounds, but sometimes a little shimmer would be so much appreciated...
This cards is quite simple - I just had lots of fun stamping various snowflakes and inking. Only the main snowflake cluster stamp is heat embossed with white embossing powder to pop out a little.
Then I diecut that lovely label die, inked it and placed some die cut sentiment and snowflake on top - that it.

I will enter this card into these challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paint - Merry Christmas
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - In The Holiday Spirit
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog - Show Some Blue
Scribble & Scrap - Always Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Free And Easy
The craft Place - Christmas
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Christmas
The Squirrel And The Fox - Summer or winter


Sizzix BigShot Machine
Sizzix BigShot Die-cutting Machine
Sizzix Framelits Die Set Wrappers, Fancy
Sizzix Framelits Die Set Wrappers, Fanc
Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING TOOL
Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING TOOL
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
Tim Holtz LOT 36 DISTRESS INK PADS
Tim Holtz LOT 36 DISTRESS INK PADS
Fiskars Easy LARGE STAMPING PRESS
Fiskars Easy LARGE STAMPING PRESS
Sizzix Accessory - Susan's Garden Tool Kit
Glossy Accents
Ranger Inkssentials HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
Ranger Inkssentials HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
Silhouette CAMEO Digital Cutting Machine
Silhouette CAMEO Digital Cutting Machine
Ranger Embossing Powder SEAFOAM WHITE
Ranger Embossing Powder SEAFOAM WHITE

Saturday, December 7, 2013

When My Friends Ty The Knot

Pinterest is once again my inspiration and this time for a wedding card for my friends. I like the simplicity of this card but it's also very elegant and sweet at the same time.
I also like how I got to place the names of newlyweds together.

I used Labels Eighteen die to cut the center piece for the names and then I made a cluster of flourishes, skeleton leaves and a butterfly.

I will enter my card into these challenges:
Card Crafter's Circle: Celebrations
Crafty Catz: Use 2 or more dies
Scrapping4fun Challenges: Anything Goes
Sister act Card Challenge - Anything Goes



Sizzix BigShot Machine
Sizzix BigShot Die-cutting Machine
Spellbinders Labels Eightee
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Poinsettia Swirls
Sizzix Sizzlits Die - Poinsettia Swirls
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
Marianne Design Creatables Die Flower & Leaves
Marianne Design Creatables Die Flower & Leaves
Martha Stewart Crafts Large Punch, Monarch Butterfly
Martha Stewart Crafts Large Punch, Monarch Butterfly
Sizzix Accessory - Susan's Garden Tool Kit
Glossy Accents

Friday, December 6, 2013

Free 4 Colour Schemes For Christmas

Sizzix has provided all of us with a wonderful 4 free Christmas project sheets each with their own colour scheme - purple, red, blue and gold! Each project sheet contains a card, a tag, a gift bag/box and even a home décor item! As the festive period approaches you're sure to find a project suitable for all of your family and friends. Just click here to download them today.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Free Christmas Papers


There’s plenty of time to get some Christmas crafting done and here are 8 FREE paper downloads that are perfect for the occasion! With a range of designs on offer, they are ideal for cards, tags, gift wrapping embellishments and more! Head over to Sizzix and sign up for their newsletter and voila - you will have access to wonderful Christmas papers.



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lots Of Treats From Sizzix


Free Project Downloads
If you are looking to treat someone special to a gift voucher, gift card or money this Christmas, then make sure you present them in style! Check out Sizzix ideas using the Bigz™ Stocking Gift Card Holder Die from the Favourite Things collection by Brenda Walton™. There are 6 FREE project download ideas for you in 2 festive styles so you will be sure to create a unique look for all of your family and friends this year!

Gift Wrapping Ideas
If you need some inspiration for gift wrapping ideas this festive season, then check out Sizzix's blogger Elena’s ideas available on Sizzix website now. There are 5 FREE project downloads on offer including tags, present wrapping ideas and even a beautiful wine bottle embellishment all created using the stunning Winter Moments collection by Paula Pascual.

Sneek Peak
If you would like to have some free Christmas papers to download, come back here on December 2nd - you will be amazed of what Sizzix designers have for you!!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pray For Latvia

I have never written here about any political or every day occurrences in my country, but right now I just couldn't not say anything. I don't know if you've heard, but on Thursday there was a tragedy in my country - collapsed the roof of a supermarket. On this minute there are 53 lost lives and they haven't even finished removing all ruins.
I haven't lost anyone I know and love, but reading all news and stories of eyewitnesses - it just saddens me so deeply - I can't stop crying. I'm also not a religious person bat at moments as this, I pray for someone above us to be there for all of us, so I'm asking you to pray for the ones that are lost and the ones that must live with this loss.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Snow Angel

I'm just in love with the Bo Bunny snowfall collection (oh so many thanks to you Eila). By now I have used almost all pad, so you will see many more cards using this paper and chipboards.
My first panel (brown one with snowflakes) is actually two pieces put together of these Bigz rectangular Gift Tags. This panel and the background paper both are inked with distress ink.
That white flourish is also made of two separate pieces. I really like this framelit border die.
And on top is just a wonderful piece of chipboard from Snowfall collection.

Sizzix BigShot Machine
Sizzix BigShot Die-cutting Machine
Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING TOOL
Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING TOOL
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Cross, Dove, Banner & Border
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Cross, Dove, Banner & Border
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
Sizzix Bigz Die - Gift Tags
Sizzix Bigz Die - Gift Tags
Tim Holtz LOT 36 DISTRESS INK PADS
Tim Holtz LOT 36 DISTRESS INK PADS
Bo Bunny - Snowfall 12x12''
Bo Bunny - Snowfall 12x12''