Tuesday, December 14, 2021


Happy Tuesday my dear friends! The countdown to Christmas is very rapidly ticking away, is it not?  I am in full Christmas mode.  I am trying to get my cards sorted and mailed out, making batches of cookies and working on my December Daily album for this year.

Every year, I try to make an extra special full 6x8 page for the very first page of the album. I usually use digital images as I can super-size them to exactly fit the page and if I am a little last minute, digital images are almost instantly available!

Here is this year's first page:

I used digital images from Sweet November along with some older digital papers from Whimsy Stamps to create this page.  While the digital papers that I used are now retired, I did find currents ones that would give a very similar look.  They are all linked below.  By using digital images for the backgrounds, the only part of the page that I colored was the angel, the stone archway as the manger.

I used these Copic Markers:

E00, E00, E11, BV00, R20, R22, R00, E50, YR30, YR31, YR23, YR34, E31, E33, E35, C00, C1, C3, 0

I added some Gold Wink of Stella pen to the halo.  The star and  Rejoice sentiment are both from Simon Says Stamp and were die-cut from gold metallic foiled paper.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's post and are inspired!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, December 6, 2021

Cozy Holiday Hugs

 Happy Monday!  We had a bit of a storm last night with freezing rain and snow.  So now it looks like a real Winter Wonderland outside!  

I have this cozy looking card to share with you today.  Here is how I made it!

I embossed a piece of kraft cardstock with the Slimline Sweater Embossing Folder and then die cut it with the smaller of the die in the Slimline Window Tiles Die Set.  I then used the bigger die in the set to die cut a mat for my card out of some white cardstock.

I stamped the images from the Warm Winter Birds Clear Stamp Set onto some Copic X-Pressit Paper using some copic friendly black ink and then colored the images using these Copic Markers:

R05, R24, R46, R59, YR23, Yr31, YR07, YG21, G24, G28, BG70, BG72, BG11, B00, E43, E44, C00, C1, C3, 0

I then carefully cut the images out using the square outlines on the die as my guide.  I then assembled the card and adhered all the pieces to my cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this card made you smile!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, December 1, 2021


 Happy Wednesday and Happy December!  I CANNOT believe we are in the last month of this year....and what a year it has been.

A new release from Whimsy Stamps launches today and here is one of the cards that I made:

The background of my card is a paper from the Champagne Slimline Paper Pack.

I then stamped the Gifts Galore Stamp onto some vellum with Versamark ink and then heat embossed using Gold Powder.  I then fussy cut out the center all around the presents.

*** For a limited time, when purchasing the Gifts Galore Stamp, FREE IRREGULAR DIE INCLUDED. This outline die does not perfectly line up with the stamp and therefore we are including it for free. You can use a partial die cutting technique to line up the die better or die cut and then fussy cut the excess or just use the stamp without the die***

I then die cut out the Believe Word die out of some gold matt cardstock.

Another festive card made!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

O Holy Night

Happy Tuesday my lovelies! I have another Christmas card to share with you and this one is all created using die-cuts!

I used two die sets.  The background was created using the Stained Glass Window Die Set.  The components were die cut out of some grey cardstock and then I used Black Soot Distress ink and a blending brush to create some darkness which I focused mostly around the edges.
I also cut out some blue cardstock with the same dies and used Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire to create the night sky.  Once dry, I used some Brutus Monroe White Aqua Pigment, Gilded Aqua Pigment and some Pearl Chroma Glaze to splatter onto the cardstock.

I then used the O Holy Night Die Set to cut out various colors of cardstock.  I then used Distress inks to blend around the edges.  This keeps the die cut from looking so flat and lends some dimension to it.
The sentiment is also die cut from a die that comes in the same set.

It is always a change of pace for me to create a card made solely from die cuts.  This was a fun one to make!  I think it could also very easily lend itself to being mass produced which is what I intend to do!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, November 29, 2021

Christmas Mice

Happy Monday!  I am hoping that you all had a good weekend.  We are in full Christmas mode here. My main tree is up and decorated and each room has a wee bit of Christmas decor in it.  Now to clean up the aftermath of all that decorating and get to the piles of laundry!

I love using patterned paper as a background for my images to create little scenes.  This paper is from the SurReally Cool Slimline Paper Pack and was absolutely perfect paired up with this image from the Very Mice Christmas Clear Stamp Set.

The image was stamped onto Copic friendly paper using Ink on 3 Fadeout ink.  This is a very helpful tool if you want to do some "no-line" coloring.  The ink lines blend into your coloring.  I used these Copic Markers for the coloring:

0, C00, C1, C3, R05, R24, R27, R59, G21, G24, G28

To create a frame for the scene, I used the Slimline Twisty Frame Die cut out of white cardstock.  I then cut strips of red cardstock and adhered them to the back of the die cut.

The sentiment is from Vintage Poinsettia Clear Stamp set and was heat embossed with silver powder.

I am a little bit in love with these cute mice.  They are cheeky, festive and look oh so happy to be bringing this candy cane to a favorite friend.  Or.....maybe they are stealing it away to nibble on for themselves!!!

Happy Day! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, November 24, 2021


 Happy Wednesday my crafty friends! Hope all is well with all of you.  I have quite a few Christmas cards made that I have not as yet had a chance to share with you so I had better get cracking!

To create this classic red & white Christmas card, I die cut both white and red cardstock using dies from the Slimline Tapered Frames Die Set.  I created the background by embossing white cardstock with the Slimline Diagonal Dots Embossing Folder and this was adhered to my slimline cardbase.  Then, I adhered the frames, alternating the red and white cardstock.

The sentiment was die cut from red cardstock using the Believe Word Die and I added some highlights to the lettering with a white pen.

I stamped and colored the Santa from the Warm Fuzzies Clear Stamp Set.  I only used a portion of the image as I just wanted it to fill the right hand side of my card.

Copic Markers used were:

E000, E00, E11, R20, C00, C1, C3, C7, C9, W00, W1, W3, R05, R14, R46, E43, E44, E47, BG72, BG75, YG23, YG63, G28

I love a clean and crisp classic card! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Peaceful Christmas

Happy Saturday!  Hope you are all doing well.  What are you up to this fine weekend?  Right now, I am surrounded my allllll my Christmas decor.  It looks like an explosion of festive red, green and gold right now.  I think my weekend is pretty much going to be decorating and getting this all tidied up!

Whilst I may use very traditional colors in my holiday decor, I do love a blue and white Christmas Card.  This card started out as something quite different and then inspiration hit and it took me in another direction altogether!

The card base was made my using blue cardstock and embossing it with the new Diagonal Dots Slimline Embossing Folder.  I then blended some ink to the side (Prize Ribbon) and a little onto the center (Lawn Fawn White).

I used both the Slimline Tapered Frames Die Set and the Slimline Tapered Layers Die Set to cut out white cardstock.  The same white cardstock was used to die cut the wee houses from the Slimline Scenic Countryside Die Set and the sentiment from the Christmas Word Die.

Couldn't be easier!  I am just in love with the card!
Have a great weekend and I hope you get the chance to get a little crafty!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


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