Quick Christmas Tags

I have a fun post over on the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog today showing how I made these fun and simple Christmas tags….head on over to check out just how easy they were to make!

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3D Christmas Tag

I recently took part in a Christmas tag swap and really enjoyed getting to create something fun and different. I wanted to create a tag and wanted dimension on it.  So I got a mini Styrofoam tree and cut it in half and cut one half down slightly to give me 2 trees. I painted these up to look like Christmas trees and glittered them up too. I made a little gift to go with them also. I die cut a fence for around these. I used a friends Silhouette to cut out a deer head (thank you Timi!) and stamped and gold embossed this. I then added this all onto a tag base created from kraft and patterned papers.

The tag will stand and also has a hanging loop in case my swap partner would like to hang it up anywhere in her house too.

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Close up of the deer with the embossing….pic 4 View of the fun dimension from the trees and fence….pic 5 Close up of the dimension. You can also see the holly and berries I made and added onto the fence….pic 6


I made a quick little tag style treat bag to go with the tag using matching papers and filled this with some hot chocolate sachets….

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Hopefully my swap partner enjoyed the gifts and had as much fun on this challenge as I did!

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Birthday Numbers

Hi All,

Just  dropping by here again with another quick step by step on making a card using one of the Sarah Hurley Silhouette store shapes. I have a quick step by step on this one over on the Sarah Hurley 365 blog for you to check out.

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Reach for the Stars!

Hi all,

I have a  fun card to share with you today that stretches the use of your supplies! I made a little tutorial on this for you all so that you can see just how easy it is! You can check the tutorial out here over on the Sarah Hurley blog!

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I hope you enjoy the little step by step today and that it inspires you to get more from your supplies!!


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File Folders Fun!

I have a fun storage solution to share with you all today! I used some of the Crafty Cutting magazine files to decorate up for some pretty storage in my craft room. These magazine file folders are amazing value with a pack of 10 only €12.50 – that is some amazing crafty organisation for your room at a super affordable price!

For my first one I decorated the folder with some pretty papers I had been hoarding. I figured it was about time to use them all, and what better than to use them on something I would be displaying on my shelves every day! I used some fun stickers from my stash to add some places for dates/notes etc. This are perfect for storing more than just magazines. I tend to store a huge range of things in mine – notebooks, print outs of craft templates, stickers, A4 paper and card stock, paint sample pots and much more!

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I also decided to create a themed folder to get myself super organised. I figured this could have 2 uses (at least) – I could store my Christmas albums or journals etc in it. Or store my Christmas themed papers in it also. I used some really pretty papers again on this, I am really working on not hoarding my papers so much!

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Thanks for stopping by today and if you are up near Belfast make sure to check out the Crafty Cutting stand at the Craft Show at the Kings Hall Belfast!


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Merry Christmas Sign

So here it is…my first Christmas post! I decorated this amazing Merry Christmas sign from Crafty Cutting. You can find it in their Christmas section here along with lots of other lovely Christmassy stuff. I painted the sign a lovely deep red paint front and back. I then waited for it to dry before stamping all over it with a background crackle stamp. I used a gorgeous gold shimmer ink for this. I then sealed it all with a clear shimmer spray – this spray seals your projects but adds a lovely sparkly shine to them.

I then left it at that as I wanted the sign to sparkle and shine and didn’t want any embellishments to take away from it. I love the glimmer and shine you get from it when light hits it just right. I can picture this on my mantle piece with some pretty candles reflecting on it nicely.

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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed!

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! I have not crafted nor blogged in ages, there has been too much going on. I did get into my craft room this morning and brought a Halloween napkin with me……and made this quick and simple journal page….

pic 1 I cut the pumpkins out from the napkins and used two of them on the page. I didn’t worry about getting them glued down totally wrinkle free either as pumpkins are always warty and wrinkly in real life!pic 2 I embossed this raven from La Blanch stamps on the page, this is actually one of my favorite stamps!pic 3 I used alphabet stamps to stamp out the quote and highlighted it with white ink.pic 4


Quick, easy and fun – and just the crafty fix I needed!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a safe and fun Halloween.

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Hi all,

It is Nicole here with a fun Halloween tag project. I used the fun Spook Street kit for some embellishments and the fabulous crackle background stamp on this one.

I die cut a black and a purple tag. I had some orange card left over so tore up a strip of that also.

I stamped the crackle background on the purple tag.

I then layered all the cut out embellishments on the tag, using a combo of glue and foam tape.

I then laid the orange strip over the bottom of all this.

I added a fun little panel for the sentiment…

I stuck a cobweb up in the top corner and trimmed off the excess.

I added a long orange ribbon and left it at that. This will be fun tied onto a little trick or treat bag, or even as some decor.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you got some Halloween inspiration!


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Halloween Door Hanger

I am over on the Sarah Hurley blog today to share a little step by step with you all. You may have seen my tag over on the challenge post a few weeks ago? I created a tag shaped door hanger for Halloween decor. Today I want to share the way I created the background.

I started off by paper piecing the image together. I coloured the flesh in a pink and green tone and added in the hair and dress.

I then gathered up a lot of my Halloween paper scraps and tore them into strips…

I then glued these all onto a piece of black card stock…

I then die cut a tag from this page using a Tim Holtz tag die…

I added a fun message from the stamp set…mmmm….brains!

I added my zombie girl and used a combination of glue and foam pads to mount it…

And here it is complete again. I don’t know what happened to the colours on this final photo unfortunately but you get the idea!!


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Challenge 97 – Halloween!!

Hi all,

Just sharing my project for the Sarah Hurley 365 blog. Our fun theme this month is Halloween! I have made a fun door hanging using the zombie doodle doll - love this set!  I made it a tag style and used lots of layers of scrap papers to build up the background. I then added a nice long ribbon to hang it on the door handle – perfect for Halloween decor!

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