Tuesday 28 August 2018

From Our house to yours

Here is a project i have made for In2craft DT  to show just one of the new Creative expressions papercuts die called Bells and Bows
. You will not find better prices than here at the  In2craft  facebook page /shop for all things creative expression,Xcut and more
I have handmade everything from the frame ( there is a tutorial using step by step  pictures on my blog HERE . I used a 12x12 patterned  piece of a decent  gsm weight  for this frame and i  scored  the paper at 3cm, 6cm, 9cm and 12cm on all 4  sides INSTEAD of the measurements i quote on the tutorial as that makes a smaller frame )
 The die is cut in white and has silver behind it .

The banner has been hand cut and i used a Sheena Douglas sentiment stamp which i embossed using versamark and silver wow  ultra fine embossing powder which i then heated with my heat gun.

The flowers were made from  white 0.60 weight foamiran and a poinsettia die (which is  from marianne d designs.) i added a little pale green distress ink and some stamens to the middle.. The flourishes are made using   just a few different  dies  i had in my stash and i cut them in silver and white and dotted some frosted berries in and around them

The bow was created using my Craftdeebowz bow maker and some bias binding ribbon

Challenges entered
Crimbo Crackers xmas related
Sweet Stampin xmas in Aug 
Just Us Girls  anything goes
Crafty Catz  anything goes opt embossing
Jo's Scrap Shack  anything goes
Artistic Inspirations anything goes
Crafting from the Heart anything goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - anything goes
613 Avenue Create  anything goes 

Christmas Crafts All Year Round  use hot colours
Let's Craft & Create Challenge anything goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog anything xmas
Not Just Cards  anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends  anything goes
QKR Stampede  anything goes

Simply Papercraft  anything goes
Crafting With An Attitude anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes
Anything Goes link-up  anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges anything goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge anything goes

Crafts Galore Encore anything goes
Craftaholics R Us  anything goes
Crafty Creations anything goes
Creative Moments  anything goes
Papercrafters' Linky Party  anything papercraft goes

Christmas at Sweet Stampin'  anything goes xmas 
A Snowflakes Promise  anything goes
Lemon Shortbread anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge anything xmas
Creative Fingers  anything goes
The Creative Crafters  anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge  anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft  anything goes

I love how this turned out and i had a fun time designing it having changed my mind so many times lol
I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to create one for yourself..


  1. Wow, this is absolutely stunning tracey,

  2. What a stunning project, your beautifully decorated frame is absolutely gorgeous.
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

  3. Wow! Your card is a delight for they eyes. Love the textures and embellishments and especially that mirror background. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your card with us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy

  4. Just GORGEOUS Tracey! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

    Merry Little Christmas DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  5. Stunning.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Lemon Shortbread http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/
    Mel DT

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! It should be in a frame and hung on the wall! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  7. Hi Tracey, a fun project and special creation for Christmas time. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

  8. I love monochrome projects, and yours is stunning! Beautiful depth, dimension, and elegance!
    Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  9. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  10. This is such an elegant box card.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  11. So lovely and elegant! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenge. kReN at http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

  12. Beautiful project Tracey.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lou DT xo

  13. I love your posts and everything looks wonderful. I love your idea thanks for sharing.


thank you so much for taking the time to comment,i really do appreciate them ,i will pop over and have a visit with you as often as possible.
tracey x x