Category Archives: Christmas Collectibles

UIUS … what happened to that?

Just over a week ago I tidied the craft room.  In doing so I unearthed the box of cards I had prepped late last year for this year’s UIUS challenge that has been completely forgotten about.  Look at this stash that needs something doing with!


So I sorted them out into sets again as they had got rather messed up…


Then grabbed a set of six…


And started to finish these ones off. It turned out I had already got as far as sticking these ones down…


So I grabbed Christmas Collectibles stamp set and coordinating punch and stamped some baubles in Cherry Cobbler and punched them out. 

Next I stamped some Holly from the Darcy Paperartsy set in Gumball Green and fussy cut it out.

This provided the topper for the cards. Then I stamped a sentiment from good Greetings and die cut out the little banner. Added some scraps of cherry cobbler seam binding to some and made sure there was some nice dimension going on with the toppers using pin flair glue gel.

Love how these turned out… good to get another UIUS under my belt after such a long time!

A nice little collection of cards. Now I challenge my readers to Use it Up today!

Happy crafting!


UIUS! Three little cuties!


Back to the Christmas card Use It Up challenge and have three cards that are all on their own!


I bought a stack of 8×8 Christmas paper at a craft show once and have hardly used it. The designs are a bit rustic really and not really very me anymore, but I still find them attractive. Some sheets were amongst the DSP I started sorting out for the second batch of Use It Up and so these three cards are pretty much on their own as they all have a handmade card blank to start with and their colour scheme is a little odd with the Strawberry Slush SU cardstock and Worn Lipstick distress ink combo!

Two are very similar in design as the picture paper sort of became the feature…


I just added the sentiment from the Happy Hour stamp set and some card candi to embellish.

The other I thought they needed the ornament toppers using the Christmas Collectible stamp set with coordinating punch…


Again the sentiment and card candi used as final touches… And the result is three cute cards, which are all on their own in design.

Happy crafting!


A quick Christmas card… Jingling those bells in July!

As some of you may know, I am currently off sick from work after a bit of a bad period dealing with my depression… So hence the huge amount of crafting I’ve been getting through… And a little bit of retail therapy I’ve had on some new bits and pieces… Like this fabulous Woodware Jingle Bells stamp. I have the matching Happy Birthday stamp, so when I saw this for Christmas cards I knew I had to get it! It will make some fab zentangled cards, but this time for the first inking I went for paper piecing!


I added the baubles from the Christmas Collectibles stamp set, punched out, and stamped in Pistachio Pudding & Coastal Cabana which worked with the papers, some added white pen details and some bling (obligatory) to finish off!

Am hoping to be back at work some point soon as the meds are starting to give me some more stability… This is good news, but there is always a bad side … expect less crafting as a result! Ah well… Better mental health is definitely a plus!!!

Happy crafting!