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''

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bells Of Christmas

To me, nothing speaks more of Christmas as bell - all kind of bells. Jingle bells song is constantly playing on my playlist around Christmastime. So when I received my new Sizzix Christmas Bells Bigz die, I simply had to make some cards using it. And you will see that I have been using this die quite a lot in other cards as well.
Unfortunately this is a card that simply does not looks good on my photos, but...
It is a simple card, that uses just some patterned paper, organza ribbon and die cut bells. Bells were slightly embossed with a ballpoint stylus and inked with various Distress inks I also added few conturing lines with gold permanent ink marker.
To make this card a little bit interesting, festive and brighter, I added some store bought berries and small satin ribbon bows.
This is a close up of my bell - Distress ink on semi glossy cardstock gave it a shine and in real life my bells look goldenlike.

Sizzix BigShot Machine
Sizzix BigShot Die-cutting Machine
Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING TOOL
Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING TOOL
Sizzix Accessory - Susan's Garden Tool Kit
Sizzix Accessory - Susan's Garden Tool Kit
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
Sizzix Bigz Die - Christmas Bells
Sizzix Bigz Die - Christmas Bells
Tim Holtz LOT 36 DISTRESS INK PADS
Tim Holtz LOT 36 DISTRESS INK PADS

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas At Sizzix - Up To 75% Off

If you haven’t already seen we have an amazing offer for you to save up to a huge 75% off selected Christmas items! The offer includes a wide selection of festive themed dies and embossing folders suitable for cardmaking, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, home décor items, clothing embellishments and so much more, the possibilities really are endless!

Click here to view the dies on offer now!

Why not create this inspirational Flower & Leaf Embellished Gift Box using items on offer right now! Click here to see how to make. For even more inspirational ideas visit our featured projects section. Click here to view.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Snowy Christmas Night

 When I saw this Jennifer McGuire's card, I was so inspired, that I just had to make something similar. It really is such a simple card, but it gave me immense pleasure while I was creating it. It gave me reason to pull out my too long forgotten stamps (and my new Sizzix pine trees stamp from Holiday Joy stamp and framelits set).
Applying Distress inks and stamping, then misting - well there is just something magical in the process.
Pine trees itself are heat embossed with white embossing powder. I also added that vintage lace and deep red seem binding - it turned this winter night into Christmas night.
That's all to it - but I like it so much!


Fiskars Easy LARGE STAMPING PRESS
Fiskars Easy LARGE STAMPING PRESS
Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING TOOL
Ranger Inkssentials INK BLENDING TOOL
Ranger Inkssentials HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
Ranger Inkssentials HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SCISSORS
Sizzix Framelits Die Set With Stamps - Holiday Joy
Sizzix Framelits Die Set With Stamps - Holiday Joy
Tim Holtz LOT 36 DISTRESS INK PADS
Tim Holtz LOT 36 DISTRESS INK PADS
Ranger Embossing Powder SEAFOAM WHITE
Ranger Embossing Powder SEAFOAM WHITE
Tim Holtz Ranger Clear DISTRESS EMBOSSING INK PAD
Tim Holtz Ranger Clear DISTRESS EMBOSSING INK PAD