Sunday 13 September 2009

Day 11: PaperArtsy 12 Days of Christmas

Day 11: Featuring Jo Capper-Sandon and Isabelle Norris

Using Nut and Meg Plates 5 and 6

Well I know many of you are great supporters of Jo and Isabelle. They are back the last time today with these 2 plates, and certainly, true to form, they have both put their own spin on the possibilities with a few little black images! How do they do it? Well who knows what goes on in their heads, but we are certainly the benefactors of their generosity in sharing their creative ideas. 

Jo creates a beautiful table setting, what a delight this would be to sit down to on Christmas day. Isabelle celebrates after Christmas Day with a page of memories to treasure in years to come.

Wonderful ideas here today, and there is no excuse not to do this for your own families this you have plenty of time!!

The fairy stamp (SINM6) is an extremely popluar one, and another plate that will get used year round. Jo also used some of the elements from Nut and Meg plate 5 (left), and I love those little penguin styled birds! 
Fit for Royalty: Christmas Table Setting
by Jo Capper-Sandon

Napkin Ring
Tucked away in the back left of this photo.
  • Cut a piece off the end of a kitchen roll tube.
  • Cover it in green paper overlayed with a narrower silver piece of mirri (mirror) card.
  • Stamp, cut out flower and cut in half. Colour and cover with irridescent stars.
  • Finish with a button and rub-on stitches.
 Christmas Cracker

  • Take a plain shop bought cracker or make your own.
  • Stamp Poinsetta and daisy flowers (SIEN2) onto white card with black memento ink. Colour and cut in half.
  • Place a blob of silicone under the daisy flower half on the straight edge and lay it ontop of the poinsetta half, at a wedge (45 degree) angle.
  • Once dry glue the 3D halves onto the cracker.
  • Stamp Love, Joy, Peace (SINM5) onto white card, colour border and trim. 
  • Glue  onto the centre of the cracker.
  • Add irridescent stars and buttons to finish.

Place Card
  • Fold a piece of silver mirri (mirror) card.
  • Build a 3D skirt from the flowers as before. Cut off fairy legs (ouch) and glue the skirt onto the fairy top half.
  • Print the name. Scribble a rough area of Copic marker. Cut out both leaving a white border, and glue the name onto the coloured panel. Mount onto the place card.
  • Finish by adding rub-on stitches, button and irridescent stars (on wings and Copic panel)
 I bet you loved that project!! I did when the photos came in from Jo. Very cool, and so much fun too. You could adapt this to a little girl's birthday party too! Remember to post a comment to win some goodies including the stamps used to make this project.

Christmas Fairy Notes
by Jo Capper-Sandon
This one is pretty in pink! And if you want to make something a little differnt for a gift, then here it is!
  • Stamp and cut out fairy. Colour both.
  • Cut out a rectangle of preprinted paper and cover note book. Using a matching Copic marker colour a square to act as the background for the fairy.
  • Layer the fairy, the frame and the background in the position you like and glue together.
  • Using 3D pads mount the framed fairy onto the note book.
  • Outline the hearts with a teflon tool, then flip over and puff out on the soft mat with a paper stump from the reverse to puff them out. Fill recess of hearts with glossy accents (to support the metal) and cover with black card. 
  • Leave to dry overnight, then cut out. Glue the metal embellishments in place
  • For the pen, randomly stamp 'fairy' word onto the same pre printed paper and cover the pen barrel with it. Glue in place to finish.
Thanks to Jo for those lovely items, you can see more of her work on her blog. Now we finish todays post with a Christmas Layout from Isabelle Norris, whose blog is here.

“Love joy peace”
by Isabelle Norris

  • Paint a piece of white card with Viva Decor Precious Metal Colour Orange-Yellow. Once dry, Stamp the fairy (for her top which you will cut out) and the hearts (from SINM5) .
  • Paint another piece of white card with Viva Decor Precious Metal Colour Gold. Once dry, stamp the fairy (this is for the skirt you will need to cut out).
  • Stamp the fairy on a white piece of card and cut it out. Don’t worry about the stars at the bottom of the dress, just cut them off. Cut out the arms so you can lift them from the dress.
  • Stamp the fairy on your scrapbook page (1). Glue the cut out fairy on the stamped one and colour it (except for the skirt and top) (2).The stars at the bottom of the dress which you did not cut, now appears as they would normally.
  • Glue the skirt and top and add glitter glue to the wings for a very sparkling fairy (3)
  • Flowers: Stamp the flowers from Egg and Nog 4 onto patterned paper. The top flower is embossed with the Cuttlebug. The raised lines are painted with Viva Decor Precious Metal paint (gold)
  • Borders: top and bottom of the page, stamp the “holly and swirl” border from SINM6 and highlight with glitter glue.
  • LOVE JOY PEACE from SINM5 was stamped and cut out and used as a title for the page.
Thanks again to Jo and Isabelle for today's lovely projects. We'll see you all tomorrow for the last of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts. Hasn't it gone fast!!

PaperArtsy Blog Giveaway: Please leave a comment and we'll randomly draw a name to win Nut and Meg plates 5, Nut and Meg Plate 6. All the stamps will come on EZ Mount worth £18.80. This offer ends midnight GMT the day of this posting, 14 September 2009, (lucky for someone)  and is open to all players worldwide.


kjjc said...

lots of gorgeous projects there. That girlie stamp is a must.

Elaine A said...

Such wonderful talented artists. It is such a pleasure to look at their work and the different styles they use. It is all beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Elaine Allen

Sandie said...

All just gorgeous!!!
Wishing you pick me!! Fingers crossed. lol
Cheers Sandie

Sid said...

Fantastic ideas and inspiration, very different but very lovely projects to try out here !!

Helen said...

More gorgeous work. I really love that fairy!

Sandra said...

Oooooh birds and birdhouses - my favourites.

The projects are so inspiring - thank you so much for sharing these talented ladies' ideas with us in this way.

flutterbycrafter said...

Wonderful work, love the stamps. I think Christmas will be well and truly covered by day 12!!!

Jayne said...

Yet another set of wonderful creations...I'm definitely going to try the table decorations....GORGEOUS!!!

Claireabelle said...

Great projects, I love Jo's fairy notes!

Unknown said...

Fabulous projects ... I have n't won yet and I have been playing every day ... so this could be my day ... when you send me the stamps ... when I have won ... could you also pop Jo's fairy note pad in as a surprise too :0)
Thanks everso *LOL*

Artyjen said...

Love the Fairy notes......that fairy would be great all year round I think...thanks again for a chance to win.

Lesley Edmonds said...

Lots of 'different' ways to use these gorgeous stamps. Thanks girls.
Lesley x

Sian said...

Oh wow, the creations are amazing, so many different styles. The penquin is sooo cute :)

Melanie said...

Love love love the birdhouse,wonderful fextive samples as always!.

Trish said...

I do so love the samples, and of course the amazing stamps! It was great seeing you yesterday at the CB extravaganza, I loved your demos.
Thanks for the great giveaways

Sue said...

You are starting to make even me think I ought to be thinking about Christmas plans already. I must resist!!

whyducks said...

loving the stamps and the ideas, and I had a wonderful day yesterday at the Craft Barn watching Leandra who is totally inspirational! Thank you

NETTI said...

What lovely ideas using these stamps.
Wish I could have bought ALL your stamps yesterday at the Craft Barn!

Gillian McMurray said...

The projects just keep getting better and better. Love the Fairy Notes. So simple and makes a great gift.

Carol said...

Great DT again :)

So enjoyed the inspirations
Thanks for the chance of winning these 2 gorgeous plates

Angi Rankin said...

I love all the versatility in all of these projects. Thanks for all the great ideas!

Unknown said...

Lots of inspiration for christmas Thankyou. Loving the fairy notes and place settings

Laura said...

Time is running out please random pick me.

Kathy L said...

These r wonderful. What a beautiful Xmas table

Lottie said...

Well what fantastic projects for us today. I have printed out the instructions and am aching to make them.

Thanks DT members - for your originality and inspiration - I would never have come up with those ideas myself.

Sarah Anderson said...

If I get started now my Christmas day table might look like that ... how fab would that be?!!! Great ideas, stunning designs, and I just love that fairy girl!!

Anonymous said...

I love the notebook and the cracker - fab work...


The Wilde One said...

So much to choose from, if you are not inspired something is wrong.

Jane Moseley said...

More stunning creations. These projects will keep me busy for a while! Thanks everyone!

Lotty said...

What wonderful projects, I looked all over at Harrogate show for this fairy stamp - obviously sold out straight away but I got a few others to compensate and I'll order on the net! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Lovely fairies on the place card, the notebook and the layout. This fairy can pop up anywhere and is always an eyecatcher.

Anonymous said...

These are just gorgeous! Thank you for doing the 12 days of Christmas. I've loved seeing what your DT have come up with.

Jenny x

Janeyc49 said...

Lots of lovely projects. I especially love the notebook, really lovely. You are all very talented.

Fingers xd.

Janet x

Galina Varese said...

awww Jo, you are a genius!
The fairy is a modern zero-size girl. :)

laury55 said...

fantastic ideas again to use the Xmas collection stamps! love all the things you created

P'tite Plume said...

It is fabulous! I am transported in the magic of Christmas. Thank you.

Karin said...

Fabulous projects and great inspiration from the Design team. I can see your beautiful fairy being used for many events.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

My Christmas table is going to be full of fairies this year!!! I love all the projects. Thanks again to everyone who has made these 12 days possible. xx

Net said...

I just love this fairy, I can just imagine her with a different outfit and wings for every occasion. What lovely ideas and such talented designers, thank you so much.