3D projects, Christmas


Christmas is fast approaching.  Only 2 weeks to go! Yikes! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?? I certainly haven’t.  I think the hardest part is working out what to get people.  I think it gets harder each year.  Do you have some crafty friends or family members you still need to buy for?  Or maybe someone still needs to buy you a gift and not sure what to buy you.  Gift cards are an easy solution.  I have Stampin’ Up! Gift Cards available. Why not grab one of these in any$$ value.  They can then go shopping later on and I can have the order shipped directly to them. (Only Australian Residents).  The new Occasions Catalogue AND Sale-A-Bration starts on January 6th so lots of new products they can choose from.

What to do:

Choose the Gift card you like, let me know the value and I  will have a nice Gift Card Holder for you to present it in.  Easy as!  Don’t leave it too late though.  🙂

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I hope your Christmas shopping goes smoothly.  It is getting a bit crazy in the shops now.


Christmas, My DIgital Studio


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The weeks are flying by! We are up to Week 5 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas now.  This week’s project is brought to you by Virginia.  Today we a have a project to show you how you can use My Digital Studio (MDS) to create your own projects. This is great when a stamp set you are after or one that has retired it may be available in MDS. You can print these out  and colour them using your Blendabilities.


Virginia has created a Hybrid Scrapbook page.  She has used the Poinsettia and Leaf from the ‘Joyful Christmas’ digital stamp Brush set (#135269).  You can print these out using your Microsoft Word programme but you need to print them out using an inkjet printer on Whisper White A4 card stock.  Virginia worked out how many she wanted to colour in and printed a number of them at a time.

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Colouring is so easy using the Blendabilities  to colour in the Poinsettia  in two sizes and the leaf in 3 sizes. These were coloured using the Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Blendabilities alcohol markers. The lightest of the Smoky Slate being used to help give more shading and depth to the colouring.


Next after colouring them in, Virginia cut them out with a small pair of paper snips.  Or you may use an electronic die cutting machine if you have one and you are comfortable using it’s print and cut functions.  After she cut them out, she gave the backs of the coloured and cut out image a bit of ‘burnishing’ with the stylus using the scoreboard and bone folder. Doing this makes them more 3d looking.  Just a tip: put the Stampin’ Piercing mat underneath as cushioning.  

To Create the page:

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Virginia took three rolls of washi tape (Watercolour Wonder set, main catalogue) and put a strip of each along two edges of the 12×12 so they crossed over in the bottom left hand corner.  These three different rolls of Washi tapes are perfect for any occasion but really shine on a Christmas layout. She layered the black and white photo onto Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Using the ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ stamp set you can stamp the paint splatter with Cherry Cobbler ink to create a background. The coloured in images were then placed around the sheet of 12×12 Whisper White card stock and were adhered using Dimensionals and snail adhesive.

The year 1994 is from the cork stickers from the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessory pack. Using the finest of the Project Life journaling pens, Virginia did a little journaling between the lines of the washi tape.

If you would like a full copy of how Virginia created this layout including how to print out from either MDS or Microsoft Word then send me a message or comment and I will send it out to you.

Now for this week’s special, how about this:

For $70.00, purchase the Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight sets of Blendabilities, the Color Lifter and get the Watercolour Wonder Washi tape pack FREE!

That’s $70 plus postage with Free washi tape (valued at $8.95)  Contact me to place your order!

Thanks for stopping by.


My DIgital Studio


A month ago I showed you a Bon Voyage card I made with MDS for my son as he headed off to Fiji for 4 weeks.  You can see that card here if you missed it. I can say he has now returned safely. The day after he returned my daughter set off for China as part of a trip with her Dad’s employer. There are over 100 children from countries all over the world.  She will be away for 3 1/2 weeks (One sad Mumma again!).  It is a big adventure for her at only 13 years, but a fantastic opportunity.  So, with her leaving I had to make another Bon Voyage card (I hope this doesn’t become a regular thing!). Once again I turned to MDS to create it.

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She loves orange and loves daisies so I thought this was fairly close.  She loved it anyway.  The dotty background was a digital DSP (I can’t remember the name of it now).  The stamp set was the digital ‘Enjoy Every Moment’ for the text and the flowers. I added a couple of other digital stamps.  (I really need to make a note of the stamps I use!).   The speech bubble was a punch which I coloured in Tangerine Tango and added a mat in Daffodil Delight.  I was going to add real bling to it but in the end just went for the Digital Rhinestones.

Have you tried MDS yet?  You can always download the free MDS Trial version and have a play to see how it works. Then if you like it, you can download the software and add your digital elements as you go.  Check out the link to the right for my store and you can see there how you can go about downloading it. If you need any help, just ask me. I will try and help you out.

Thanks for stopping by.