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Archive for October, 2011

Good Afternoon!

I have a hanging stocking digi for you today, its the same as the little stockings hanging on the fireplace in that digi but I thought I’d share a bigger version to have as an image on its own.

I followed 2 challenges for today’s card, Mojo Monday for the sketch and The Play Date Cafe for my colour scheme. As I have started my Christmas cards I wanted to challenge myself to do a Christmas card in such non-traditional colours, well it was a struggle to get it finished. I had trouble getting a Christmas-y feel so I threw some glitter and gems into the mix and decided to draw a line underneath it and move on ;)

I’m having to hand wheel my sewing machine to ensure my stitching lines are straight, if anyone has any advice on this I would be very grateful as my paper/card slides all over the place when I use my pedal. I cut the snowflakes on my Craftrobo/Silhouette, they are from the cut file Snowflake set 1 on this page.

hanging stocking card

Here is your digi:

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hanging stocking


I have a digi for you today, I actually made this digi last Christmas but didn’t get time to share it before the big day so it’s been sitting patiently waiting to be coloured since then. I wanted to create the feeling of a cozy Christmas fireplace so I’ve included a co-ordinating sentiment too, I hope you like them :)

I coloured my image with Copics and added little scenes on the tiny cards on top of the fireplace then distressed with antique linen ink. I used the dovecraft Noel pad and some questionable stitching (lol, need more practice) for my backing and wrapped with some organza ribbon and added 2 teeny tiny jingle bells to my bow. To make my sentiment label, I printed the sentiment then trimmed with my paper trimmer and rounded the corners, I added some distress ink then popped in 2 metallic brads.

cozy christmas card

Here are your digis:

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Christmas fireplace

cozy christmas sentiment

Good Morning!

It has been so hard to resist starting my Christmas cards too early but I have seen so many beautiful Christmas cards and projects in blog-land recently that I can not resist any longer so I give up, I’m joining in too! :)

I’m kicking off my festive offerings with my first Case Study entry, the lovely card by Niki Estes was perfect for my first attempt. I scored my green card stock in diagonal lines and added red gems at the intersections for some sparkle, I cut my letters on my Craftrobo/Silhouette and stitched around the edge of my front panel leaving a blank space for the lettering. I made the poinsettia cut file from the existing digi I have on this page, I cut all of the petals in red then cut the largest 2 sections again, slightly larger in green. I sponged all of the edges then ‘drew’ some veins on the reverse of the petals and leaves with an embossing stylus and a stamping pad (the soft side of a mouse mat is fine for this) then popped a metallic brad through the holes in the middle to hold it all together.

poinsettia card

Here is your cut file – formats included are ai, dxf, GSD, pdf & svg:

(click on the link below the image to download)


Poinsettia Digital Cutting File by Bird

I hope you like it!


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