Misty’s Christmas Countdown, Day 9! Vintage Poinsetta Card

Hi guys! Welcome to day 9 of my Christmas Countdown series 🙂

Sorry I have been quiet for a few weeks, my children were lovely and got together to give me all their germs! Its taken me about 3 weeks to feel somewhat normal again, so hopefully I will escape anymore illness for the rest of this year!

I really hope you like this card and video!!

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All the supplies I used I have talked about in the video so please click the picture and go watch it!!

Please do like, comment and subscribe while you’re over at my YouTube 🙂 also subscribe here as I sometimes post without videos attached.

I have 2 more card videos filmed for you guys and then I shall start on some food/recipes and gift idea videos, I cant wait!!

See you soon for day 10!

 

Misty’s Christmas Countdown Series, Day 8! Merry Christmas Card w/ Simon Says Stamp Products!

Hi guys! Welcome back to my blog, and welcome to Day 8 of my Christmas countdown series!

Who else thinks this year has flown by?!

Lets jump straight in to today’s card 🙂

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I hope you like it!! Please do click for the video 🙂

Products I used:

  • Crumb Cake and Real Red cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp
  • Merry Christmas die from Simon Says Stamp
  • Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste – colour Aurora Sparkle
  • Chevron Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler from Stampin Up
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

And that’s it! Making this a very frugal card to make indeed 😉

20151022_180229I really love the affect of layering several die cuts together like this, putting the red under the white really makes the sentiment pop and stand out!

I hope you liked the card for today 🙂 Please subscribe over at my YouTube and never miss a video! See you next Tuesday for Day 9!!

Misty’s Christmas Countdown Series, Day 7! Perfect Beginner Christmas Card!

Hi guys! Welcome back to Day 7 of my Christmas countdown videos here on my Blog and over on my YouTube 🙂 For today’s card I thought back to when I first started card making, the cards I wanted to make were always Christmas cards but I didn’t have a lot of supplies. So I thought I would make a card just using basic supplies, that won’t cost you the earth but will still make a thoughtful handmade card for friends and family.

20151017_160101And here is the card! Super simple and cute, using minimal supplies and not expensive ones either!!

The supplies I used:

  • 1 piece of thick white cardstock (any brand you’re happy with/can get hold of easily and cheaply
  • 2 patterns of paper. I used The Night Before Christmas 8×8 paper pack from Trim Craft.
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up (retired). Use any you have or like.
  • Real Red ink from Stampin Up
  • Barn Door Distress Ink – optional.
  • Ink blending tool – if you don’t have this, then cut up a clean sponge 🙂
  • Neighbourhood buttons from Trim Craft. I cant find the exact ones so have linked to similar.
  • Tombo liquid glue
  • Square dimensionals.
  • Wink of Stella in red – optional.

I really hope that you enjoyed this card and video. Please subscribe to my blog and YouTube if you would notifications of my uploads! See you Thursday for Day 8!

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Misty’s Christmas Countdown Series 2015, Day 6! Milk and Cookies :)

Hi guys! Thanks so much for joining me on day 6 of my Christmas countdown 🙂 today I decided to pull out a stamp set that isn’t actually intended for Christmas although its super cute!!

20151016_203941-1 (2)Bit of a longer video than normal as I had such a hassle finding the perfect brown for my cookies!!

The supplies I used:

So, that’s the card for today! I really hope you enjoyed it 🙂 please subscribe if you would like to see more from me!

See you next week for day 7!

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Christmas Countdown, Day 5! Elf on the Shelf Sugar Cookies and More!

Hi guys! Thanks for joining me for Day 5 of my Christmas countdown series 🙂

Today I have something different for you, Christmas Sugar Cookies! I’ll be showing you how to make 3 designs today, a snowman, a poinsetta and, of course, the elf on the shelf.

Do you guys have Elves visit during December? Ours started visiting last Christmas and my children are so excited for her to come back this year!

20151013_140426 (2)Arent they cute?!

20151013_14043520151013_140439The Poinsetta is very big so would make a perfect decoration for you Christmas table 🙂

20151013_140449And a very sweet traditional looking Snowman!

Find the video on my YouTube channel!!

My Sugar Cookie recipe:

  • 220g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 170g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Splash of almond extract
  • 400g plain flour

Cream together the butter and sugar, add the egg and the vanilla and almond extract. Then slowly add in the flour until the dough comes together. I use my stand mixer to mix everything. Knead the mixture just to get it smooth and then divide into 2, wrap in cling and then chill overnight. When you want to use it, dust you surface with flour and knead your dough jus to get it flexible again and then cut out. Chill again before you cook, this helps to stop the dough spreading, and put in a pre heated oven at about 180 until golden on the edges.

All my food colours are from Sugarflair, I buy my bags from eBay and don’t bother with tips!

I hope you enjoyed the video, it was fun changing it up from cards! Please like, comment and subscribe 🙂 I love hearing from you and having a chat!

See you Thursday for Day 6 🙂

Childrens Halloween Craft Activity!

Hi guys!!

Today I have something a little different for you 🙂 a video showing a cute holiday craft that your little ones can do!

Sorry I have no pictures of this one for you, but please do follow the link and check out the video on YouTube!

Supplies we used:

  • All cardstock from Stampin Up. Basic Black, Old Olive and Pumpkin (something! another P word haha)
  • Glue sticks, any child safe ones will be good
  • Basic printer paper
  • 3/4″ paper punch

And that’s it! Really simple and easy, just set it up and let the kids make what they want!

Hope you enjoyed the video, my girls loved making it for you 🙂

See you soon for more in my Christmas Countdown!

Misty’s Christmas Countdown Series, Day 4! Winter Friends Card.

Hi guys, welcome to day 4 of my Christmas countdown series!

I have to apologize for my voice in this video, I have my little girls cold but it only tends to come out in the evenings! Of course that has to be one of the only times I get a chance to film haha!

Today I have a super quick and easy card for you, took me about 20 minutes to make so if you got a production line going it wouldn’t take long at all go make a few ready to send out!

20151007_111624Very cute but very simple 🙂 watch the full tutorial on my YouTube!!

I tried to keep the supplies down in this card, as I feel like I used so much in my Day 3 video. Here are the supplies I used:

  • Winter Friends stamp set from Simon Says Stamp
  • Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers – Please check the video for the exact colours.
  • Snowflake embossing folder from Stampin Up (I think it may be retired but I will hunt for similar ones for you!)
  • Circle framelits from Stampin Up
  • Glitter paper from Stampin Up
  • Bakers Twine from Stampin Up (The colour I used is retired but Bermuda Bay would be very similar)
  • Star Dust stickles from Ranger
  • Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen.
  • Tombo liquid glue

And that’s it!

20151007_111639I really hope you enjoyed this card! Please do go watch the video, like comment and subscribe if you would like to see some more of me 🙂

See you next week for days 5 and 6!!