Saturday 12 September 2009

Day 10: PaperArtsy 12 Days of Christmas

Day 10: Featuring Jacqui Chimes 
Using Nut and Meg Plates 2 and 3

Jacqui got a brief into on Day 8. Even though Jacqui is kind of new to the DT, she is probably one of the members who I have known since way back before we started making stamps. In fact so long, that I think we first got to know each other form swapping art way way long ago. I remember we used to play in Altered Book Round Robins together a long time back and we had a few Yahoo groups in common.

Jacqui has quite a varied array of styles which you can see more clearly on her blog. Most of our Design Team came to us with an Ink & The Dog Style preference, but Jacqui is one of those who can comfortably do Ink and The Dog altered vintage, and she can also do traditional cards, or squiggly ones with Squiggly Ink. Multi talented! 

Jacqui came to a recent ArtsyCrafts event, so now she is adding more metal to her projects too. She is very shy about what she does but we think it's all totally gorgeous, perfectly formed, great use of pattern and colour, and has a wide appeal.... so please post lots of comments to encourage her and let her know how fab she is! Today she is doing lots of cards and tag using some new and other older Christmas stamps. It's all beautiful! Welcome Jacqui!

A Bag Full of Snowmen
by Jacqui Chimes

This project is ideal for a bag of chocolate money or similar small gift at Christmas. Its used the snowman from SINM2 
Template for bag is from Scor-Pal.
Cut out the template from green card and score as shown in the instructions.
Stamp front and back with ‘Holly Garland’ from SIEN3 and the sides with ‘Seasons Greetings’ from SIEN4 in green ink. Assemble bag as instructed.
Cut a strip of white paper, distress edges and run through Cuttlebug ‘dots’ folder, then stick to front of bag at base. 
Stamp and emboss in black ‘Snowman’ from Nut and Meg 2 on Basic Grey Wassail patterned paper and colour hat, gloves, nose, buttons and scarf with markers as shown.
Glue onto card, cut out and attach to bag with double sided tape.
Tie top with co-ordinating ribbon.

Mr Snowman Tag
by Jacqui Chimes
Colour tag with wrinkle free distress technique using Faded Jeans, Broken China and Dusty Concord distress inks. Ink edges with Walnut Stain distress ink. Stamp ‘Tree’ from Egg and Nog 1 three times using Faded Jeans distress ink. Stamp ‘Seasons Greetings’ from Egg and Nog 4 with black ink. 

Using Stazon black ink stamp the ‘Snowman’ (SINM2)onto pearl metal. Back the metal with Humungo double sided tape and card. {technique from Lin Brown, LB crafts, or watch Leandra demo the technique in a video here}

Use a Teflon pointed tool to outline the snowman. Colour sections with permanent markers as shown.

Cut out and mount onto tag. 

Add co-ordinating ribbons.

Merry Christmas Tag
by Jacqui Chimes
Cover a large tag with Basic Grey Wassail patterned paper. Stamp and emboss in black ‘Merry Christmas’ from Nut and Meg 2 on Basic Grey Wassail plain paper. Round corners and glue jewels with Glossy Accents. 
Stamp and emboss flowers in black from Egg and Nog 2 and SIEN10 on Basic Grey papers and cut out. Layer as shown and glue jewel to centre. Mount ‘Merry Christmas’ and flower using foam dots. Add co-ordinating ribbons.

Santa's Stocking
By Jacqui Chimes

Stamp words from Egg and Nog 9 randomly in Pesto Adirondack ink onto green card tag. Stamp and emboss in black ‘stocking’ from Nut and Meg 3 and ‘Presents’ from Nut and Meg 8 onto four different colours of card and once onto white card. 

Cut out carefully and paper piece coloured pieces together on top of white card. (NB you could achieve a similar look using markers). Glue presents along bottom of tag and mount stocking using. Add co-ordinating ribbon

Oh Christmas Tree!
by Jacqui Chimes

Stamp and emboss ‘tree and presents’ (SINM3) with black ink onto a rectangle of white card. Mount onto slightly larger black card. Stamp and emboss again in onto green card then stamp and emboss the ‘presents’ only onto five further coloured card scraps. Cut out carefully. 

Mount tree with foam dots over the one stamped on white and paper piece ‘presents’ as shown. Stamp and emboss star from Nut and Meg 3 onto yellow card and cut out. Stick to top of tree. Add sticky jewels to tree. 

Stamp and emboss part of words from Egg and Nog 1 onto white card and tiny tree onto yellow card. Cut out tiny tree and add as shown. 

Use Cuttlebug ‘swirls’ folder to emboss white card and layer onto slightly larger black card. Layer as shown onto white card.

Baubles Tag
by Jacqui Chimes

Stamp ‘holly garlands’ from Egg and Nog 3 and Egg and Nog 9 over cream tag using Archival black ink. Use second generation print so it is not too dark. 

Colour tag with Distress inks in Aged Mahogany and Pine Needles. Stamp and emboss in gold ‘Merry Christmas’ from Egg and Nog 3 at bottom of tag. Use 

UTEE technique (3 coats of UTEE, then press an inked stamp into the molten UTEE) to make a tile in gold and add Pearl-ex powders to add toning colours. 

Stamp ‘baubles’ from Nut and Meg 3 using black Brilliance ink into hot UTEE. Edge tile with black marker pen and edge tag with gold Krylon. 

Mount tag onto slightly larger black card and add co-ordinating ribbons.

Poinsettia Tag

by Jacqui Chimes
Cover tag with Basic Grey Wassail patterned paper. Cut a label shape as shown out of plain paper and create a mask for centre.
Stamp 'Holly Garland' from Egg and Nog 3 onto label in Pesto ink and colour berries red with marker. 
Stamp and emboss ‘Seasons Greetings’ from Egg and Nog 4 onto space created by mask. 
Machine stitch all edges with black thread. 
 Stamp and emboss flower from Egg and Nog 10 in black four times on co-ordinating papers, cut out and layer with red brads. Glue as shown using Glossy Accents. Cover back of tag with card to hide stitching and add co-ordinating ribbons. 

A huge thanks to Jacqui for all her great ideas. We will see more of her another day (yes there is still more to come). Tags like these are lovely for gifts for friends, the postman, or teachers at school. You can't have too many! 

These samples were made before the new Rum and Raisin papers from PaperArtsy were printed. It's nice if you can use a Christmas palette for your tags and cards, and Christmas papers make it so much faster, and you don't have to think about the co-ordination so hard either. There are 14 patterns to choose from in our Rum and Raisin pack! 

You can still create your own papers with Inks or paints, or you can stamp directly onto papers like Jacqui has done. This year I am going to buy a couple of bulk rolls of coloured paper and stamp it up in gold or silver and black ink to have matching paper for the presents. I love it when the bits under the tree all match.  I will add the occasional image stamped an embossed from a patterned paper too, and then use those same papers on the card or tag. All this Christmas stuff is getting me really keen to start playing with these stamps. I hope you are too!

PaperArtsy Blog Giveaway: Please leave a comment and we'll randomly draw a name to win Nut and Meg plates 1, Nut and Meg Plate 2, and Nut and Meg Plate 3 PLUS a pack of Rum and Raisin  paper. All the stamps will come on EZ Mount worth £32.80. This offer ends midnight GMT the day of this posting, 13 September 2009, (lucky for someone)  and is open to all players worldwide.


Elaine A said...

I love what Jacqui has done with these stamps. She has made some very unique and sweet looking items. I will be attempting this myself.


Elaine Allen

Melanie said...

Another fab stamp plate,those tags are gorgeous :)

Sandie said...

Loving the Christmas tags. So cute!!!
These stamps, etc have been just wonderful to see & get inspired by. Christmas is only around the corner!!!
Cheers Sandie

Anonymous said...

What lovely cards - I want to make all of them!

Sid said...

All gorgeous designs but I like the baubles tag the best ! Stamps are just lovely to use.

Jane Moseley said...

Lovely designs Jacqui, I can't wait till I get started with my christmas cards now.

laury55 said...

simply those plates and the techniques are well explained
thanks a lot for sharing

Jayne said...

Wonderful ideas yet again...but my favourite is that chubby little snowman!!

Helen said...

i love these -well done Jacqui. I saw some of them in the flesh yesterday and they are even better! It has given me lots of ideas.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Lovely work by Jacqui, I particularly love the tags.
Lesley x

Anonymous said...

lovely work Jacqui - I especially love the tags


Ellen said...

gorgeous cards and tags , they are all so elegant as well.
I'm thinking those designs on the tags would work on cards as well.
thank you for the inspiration .
You're the bees knees Jacqui and very talented.
I'm looking forward to the next instalment

Claireabelle said...

I love the traditional simplicity of these images and the girls have come up with some fabulous creations

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of beautiful projects. I always struggle with the lay-out, so it is nice to see so many ideas.

Laura said...

More great makes.

JoFY said...

Really like ...well... everything! Lovely work.

Carol said...


Jacqui has done such a varied and beutiful selecion of papercrafts gorgeous :)

I do love this plate :)

Enjoy sunday

Carmen said...

Thank you for the stunning Utee tip, I really must have a go at that it looks amazing! :D

Sian said...

Great stamp set and the creations are so very different - wonderful.

Artyjen said...

What a great set of inspiration from Jacqui!
Thanks for the chance to win

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love the last machine stitched tag!!

Gillian McMurray said...

Love the Bag Full of Snowmen project. This will come in very handy for Halloween too using spooky stamps.

flutterbycrafter said...

They just keep getting better and better. I want to make all of them!

Lynn Stevens said...

More Great samples using your wonderful images. Those Christmas tags are awesome!
minpinsloveme at msn dot com

Sarah Billingham said...

Fabulous samples, I really love the colour mix Jacqui used, very inspiring I can't wait to get started on my own Christmas cards.

P'tite plume said...

I like all these excellent ideas and I am going to apply techniques in my cards. The stamps are beautiful and the works are lovely.

Kay said...

WOW! These are all just fabulous. I love the poinsettia stamp and what Jacqui has done with it. Actually, I love all of it. The stocking tag is just too cute!

Sarah Anderson said...

Well done Jacqui, these are gorgeous!!