21 January 2021

Get cracking on Christmas 2021 - January

 Hello Everyone,

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and that the first few weeks of 2021 have been good to you!

For me personally, 2021 has been pretty crappy so far, I am afraid, but I am hoping that this means that it can only get better! ;0)

As you may remember, I promised myself to make 2-3 Christmas cards each month last year, and - whilst I didn't get the chance to blog about all of them - I did actually manage to keep myself to that promise! It made my pre-Christmas time really relaxing from the card-making & card-sending point of view (I had everything in the post by the end of November!), and so I decided to continue with this process in 2021.

To my delight, the amazing Jenn Shurkus invited me to join her in her initiative called "Get cracking on Christmas", where like-minded Christmas obsessed and highly organised (yeah right) people like Jenn herself and I invite you to that little challenge, of making something Christmassy each month. Every month, on the third Thursday of the month, a bunch of crafters will be sharing their inspiration with you, in the hope that you will join in, and share your makes with us, too! Jenn will even be hosting a FB Live every month, where she'll be talking about how she made her cards, and share other crafty news with you - this will be a great opportunity to mingle, and perhaps even craft at the same time?! 

Pop over to Jenn's blog, to read all the nitty gritty details!

Here are my two cards for this month (you don't need to make two, this is my personal challenge for myself, to attempt 2-3 each month), I hope you like them! 






They were a breeze to make, since that lovely stamp set by Woodware pretty much does all the work for you. I am sorry, I do believe that it's out of stock at most retailers at present, but keep an eye out, I am sure it will be back soon! 

A bit of heat embossing with a touch of an ink dauber, or simply stamping and a tad of coloured pencil, and voila! I also sprayed these with some shimmery sprays (home-made, with the use of Perfect Pearls), but it was hard to capture in the photos - in real life, they sparkle beautifully!

If you are new to my blog - welcome! I would encourage you to say hello over at my Instagram (@handmadebymirella), which is where I mostly post my makes. I have had a hiatus since early December over there, but I am hoping to come back to crafting in February! There's also a destash page (@destashbymirella) which you can check out, if you're after some goodies at reduced prices. I can post worldwide!

Oh, and in case you're curious what I made last year - hop over here


See you again next month!

Stay safe and crafty,

Mirella


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

kraft paper - from my local stationery shop (very thin, but with some tooth - cool for coloured pencils)

golden accents  - peel offs from my stash

Woodware Craft Collection PEACEFUL NIGHT Clear Stamps frs400 Concord & 9th ASSORTED COLOR Cardstock 10836 Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets  Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE WL01SF WOW DUAL SPEED HEAT TOOL WZHT-USA Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad RICH COCOA ME-800 Faber-Castell POLYCHROMOS COLORED PENCILS 36 Piece Set in Tin 110036 Ranger PERFECT PEARL Powder PPP17714 Stampendous SPRAY BOTTLE SPLATTER gs402 Spritz Spritzer Scrapbook.com - Sponge Dauber Storage Box with 40 Sponge Daubers Included Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit MISTI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000144 Simon Says Stamp GRID TRANSPARENCY gridtran Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE COMFORT PAPER TRIMMER 1980e  3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER .25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085

23 December 2020

A stunning Christmas card using no stamping

 Hi Everyone,


For the last time, it's my turn to share my makes over at the Trinity Stamps blog. My term with the Team has sadly come to an end, but I am so grateful to have had that opportunity - being able to be part of the company's growth over the last 12 months meant so much to me!

As my final make, I have a beautiful no-stamping (and almost no-die-cutting) Christmas card for you  - it's pretty much all ink blending and stencilling! And isn't the result simply stunning?

There's also a little bonus project over there, so make sure you pop over and say hello!


I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and here's to hoping that 2021 is a little bit better and kinder to all of us!

Stay safe and crafty,

Mirella


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):


FROM TRINITY STAMPS SHOP:


FROM SIMON SAYS STAMP:


Trinity Stamps SLIMLINE TREE OF LIGHTS 6 x 9 Layering Stencil Set Of 2 tss029 Trinity Stamps SLIMLINE HAPPY SNOWMAN Die Set tmd048 Trinity Stamps WHITE Blending Buddy Brush tbb-w01 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TDO56348 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger TDO56126 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TDO56355 Simon Says Stamp Pigment Ink Pad WHITE INK039 Tsukineko GOLDEN GLITZ Delicata Ink Pad DE-000-191 Tsukineko Delicata ROSE GOLD Ink Pad DE000357 Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 Ranger PERFECT PEARL Powder PPP17714 Tsukineko 3 PK SPONGE DAUBERS WITH CAP Tools ST-DAB-005 "Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets" Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE COMFORT PAPER TRIMMER 1980e Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425 Studio Katia EMBELLISHMENT WAND sk014
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