Aussie Christmas 2020 The Reject Shop

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

This week I am looking at this years Aussie Christmas 2020 collection from The Reject Shop. There is a 36 sheet paper pack, a 4 sheet sticker pack and a 30 pack of die cuts. Each packet was $3. Some of the pictures are different from the video as when I was recreating them I cut the paper the wrong way and had to work out alternative cards. You can see a previous Christmas post here.

These first few cards showcase Koalas and Kookaburras. There were many Koala die cuts, more than any of the other animals. I used loads of gold foil strips to add some elegance to the cards without it costing too much money. The stitched circles and ovals are from Paper Rose as is the yellow Merry Christmas..

Koalas and Kookaburras

In the next pic you get to see some of the other Aussie animals, Tasmanian Devil, Wombat and a Platypus. The large Merry Christmas die is from Pretty Pink Posh and the smaller one is one I got when I was in the UK from The Works. I will list all stamp brands at the end.

Lot’s of Aussie Goodness!

For the first card in the next set of cards I used the Sizzix die set Pretty Wreath. I liked it because I can use any flowers or add ons with it, not just the ones that came in the set. I had to use the BBQing Santa and I thought Nice until proven naughty was a great sentiment to pair it with! The card in the top middle is a bunch of left over strips used to create another diagonal panel with some extra gold ones for good measure.

In this next set I used the gorgeous Aqua Koala paper, it didn’t super fit in with the rest of the papers but I liked it so created cards around it. It gave me the opportunity to use some more of the sticker pack too. The background stamp is from Little Bluebird. The darker backgrounds are first generation and the lighter one is second generation stamping. Maybe the red cards could do with a nice white border.

And Finally!

The last set are possibly my favourite cards. I don’t like the mustard colour in the surfing Santa cards but I love how they turned out! HO HO HO die cuts are from a Little B Christmas set. For the die cut background I apologise but I am unsure of what it is called. I bought it off a craft second hand buy and sell group.

In these cards I used a multitude of different stamp sets so if there is one you want to know about in particular leave a comment and I will let you know. The brands used were Inkadinkado, Kaisercraft, Rosie’s Studio and Recollections. I hope you enjoyed some of the many Aussie Christmas 2020 Cards, let me know your favourite below. Go create some arty crafty alchemy yourself. Thanks for dropping by.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Amp it up August 2018 with Heavenly Imaginings, Embellishment Week

Hello fellow Alchemists,

This week was embellishment week for the Amp it up August collab with Heavenly Imaginings. I made some giant paperclips and large poinsettias with danglies.

The poinsettias were made with some flowers I had in my stash. They have a gorgeous velvety feel. To make the danglies I used some chain and beads again from my stash. Sometimes casing your stash is the best thing you can do! 😃

I made two different styles of paper clips. For the first set I used wire edged Christmas ribbons to make bows. During the course of making these I discovered that premaking the bows and using hot glue to add them to the paperclip was best. I then took a piece of the ribbon and wrapped it around the middle of bow and over the paper clip to make everything secure.

The second style of bow I made uses the Tim Holtz Paper Rosette and Mini Rosettes dies. Hot glue is not my friend! I burnt my fingers a lot 😂. I used hot glue to add these to the paperclips and a circle punched from patterned paper to make their backs neat.

The centres of the rosettes and bows are decorated with embellishments I pulled off Christmas wine markers, Dress It Up buttons and a little tree from Kmart. I think they turned out quite cute. What do you think? The papers are from the Kaisercraft Collections, Yuletide and Pear Tree. Don’t forget to check out all the other talented ladies in the collab. Hope you are creating your own arty crafty alchemy. Bye for now.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Please check out he other Lovely Ladies in the collab:
Heavenly Imaginings
Alexis and Melinda’s Art Space
Blue Raven Art and Craft
Crafty Kylie
Fiona Jane
Joanne Leigh
Wendy Mason

Amp It Up August collab with Heavenly Imaginings Card Week

Hello fellow Alchemists,

This is week two of the Amp It Up August collab with Heavenly Imaginings. It’s card week! This week I stuck with the same them from last week’s gift cards and tags.

Kaisercrafts Twig & Berry, Yuletide,  December 25th and Silent Night papers were used. Some ephemera from these collections helped me pull these cards together.

I also used some glitter tags I got from Kmart on clearance one year after Christmas. Seriously casing my stash for this collab! This collab is proving to be a good way to get all my Christmas items together . 😃There was only time to make three cards this week. They will however fit well with my master plan! Especially seeing as I used black as my base colour for the cards. Ribbons from my stash and pearls from cheapy shops were used to embellish the cards.

Hope you ate enjoying the collab. Be sure to check out the other lovely ladies linked below. They are all super talented 😃 Thanks for joining me.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

Please check out he other Lovely Ladies in the collab:
Heavenly Imaginings
Alexis and Melinda’s Art Space
Blue Raven Art and Craft
Crafty Kylie
Fiona Jane
Joanne Leigh
Wendy Mason

 

 

Amp It Up August Gift Cards and Tags Collab with Heavenly Imaginings

Hello fellow Alchemist,

Welcome to the Amp It Up August blog hop hosted by Heavenly Imaginings. This week is Gift Cards and Tags and a group of us lady’s have put together some lovely projects to share. I will link everyone below.

Today I made five tags and six gift cards. I have an overall theme happening because for the last week I want to tie most things together 😊 The papers and ephemera are all from Kaisercraft and the Mini Vellum Tags are from Making Memories. The paper pads I used were Twig & Berry and December 25th. I used ephemera from the Turtle Dove, Silent Night and Twig & Berry collectibles.

Stamps used came From Studio G, Holiday clear stamps and Hampton Arts Joyous Holiday by Alison Wong. They were stamped with Versamark embossing ink and sprinkled with either Hampton Art gold or Alison Ellis Designs Golden Sparkle embossing powder. After being stamped and embossed on black cardstock they were turned into small word banners.

To all the big tags I cut with the Tom Holtz Tag Collection dies I added ribbons. I also added ribbons and stickers to all the Making Memories Vellum Tags. To finish everything off I added miscellaneous pearls and rhinestones.

Don’t forget to check out the projects of the lovely ladies below 🙂 Hope you are creating some arty crafty alchemy yourselves. Bye for now

The Arty Crafty Alchemist.

Please check out he other Lovely Ladies in the collab:

Heavenly Imaginings
Alexis and Melinda’s Art Space
Blue Raven Art and Craft
Crafty Kylie
Fiona Jane
Joanne Leigh
Wendy Mason