Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Week 10 Challenge: Peaceful & Perfect Pines

Hello, Crafters.

I can't believe my box of pre-order Christmas goodies sat in my studio for 1.75 hours before I actually opened it.

Some times my will power really surprises me! LOL!

I've decided that for the next three week's challenges I'm going to choose one pre-order stamp set and co-ordinating dies.

This week I have chosen the Peaceful Pine Photopolymer Stamp Set with the Perfect Pines Framelits.

I'm only using these two items from the pre-order, everything else will be from the annual catalogue.

I started with a card base of Whisper White and layered with some old-style Designer Series Paper Stack in Garden Green.

I sponged the edges using White Craft Ink.

Using the Deco Labels Collection Framelits, I used no. 4 (the smaller the number, the smaller the die) to die cut a layer in Garden Green, which was also sponged with White Craft Ink, and no. 3 to die cut a layer in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

I stamped the tree, which is one of 7 in the stamp set using Garden Green Ink on Garden Green card stock.

I then used one of the framelits that die cut two sides of the branches.

I used my Paper Piercing tool and gently pushed the branch tips through from the back which I then sponged in white. 

This was easy using a dauber.

Then used my two-way glue pen on the tips to add Dazzling Diamonds.

I stamped the pat in Early Espresso Ink and die cut out and sponged the top edge with white and added Dazzling Diamonds.

I found the red star which had been punched using the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack (I think) in my stash, just waiting to be used!

It's in Red Glimmer Paper.

I adhered the tree pot and star to the White Glimmer Paper using Glue Dots.

The sentiment is from this stamp set.

I stamped it in Garden Green Ink onto Whisper White card stock and punched out with the Washi Tape Punch, and shortened the end.

I layered it onto a full-size punched piece of Garden Green Card Stock.

I adhered the sentiment and the tree to the main card using Dimensionals.

My lovely day yesterday ended with a trip into London with hubby to have dinner at the Shard which is just round the corner from London Bridge Station.

It's the tallest building in London with the  viewing platform on floor 69.

The open air viewing platform is on floor 69.

We had our meal at one of the Shangi-la Hotel Restaurants which was on floor 35 - just half way up.

The view we had was amazing. I can only imagine a lot of the time, the open air viewing platform must disappear in the clouds! It was a great evening with great food and great company.☺  

This is my box of pre-order Christmas goodies, unopened, against my Big Shot. I can't believe I ordered so much! Oh happy, happy days!

That's it for today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting!


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