Monday 14 September 2009

Day 12: PaperArtsy 12 Days of Christmas

Day 12: Featuring Jacqui Chimes 
Using Nut and Meg Plates 7 and 8
Here we are on the last day of this Christmas Feature. the Design Team has produced a huge variety of projects, cards and creative ideas which have been a fantastic inspiration to us all. I can't thank them enough for sharing with us all, they have been great to work with for this feature which has made the editorial work I needed to do quite exciting as all the different projects arrived in via mail and email.  
 I hope you will find this a great resource for your own Christmas Preparation this year, and that you will continue to spread the word and share with your friends the ideas that have been presented here.
Today we have some lovely cards from Jacqui Chimes using these 2 sets of images. A few of these use Egg and Nog which she made for us some time ago, and this is the perfect time to feature them. Some other projects also use Nut and Meg, and all are beautifully styled, and easy to make. Through this she also links to a few beautiful online tutorials from other blogs whihc I know I'll be using for future projects! Thanks for you time and expertise Jacqui. You can see more of Jacqui here at her blog.

Moggie Celebrates
by Jacqui Chimes
  • Stamp cat on white card and again on red and green card. 
  • Use Nestibilities die to cut circle around cat and emboss, and then sponge lightly while still in die with Aged Mahogany’ distress ink. Mount onto black circle. 
  • Cut hat from red card and scarf from green card and glue in place. Decorate hat with ‘jewel’ and Stickles glitter.
  • Cut a rectangle of patterned paper (Basic Grey Wassail) and mount on to slightly larger back card. 
  • Cut rectangle of white card and stamp ‘words’ from Nut & Meg 8 three times. Trim closely and mount onto slightly larger black card. 
  • Stamp ‘Christmas Cheer’ from Nut and Meg 3 onto white scrap, sponge edges and mount onto slightly larger black card. 
  • Layer as shown onto red and black card using ‘pop-dots’ for cat and Christmas Cheer. Stamp ‘Merry Christmas’ from Egg and Nog 3 onto white square and use to decorate inside of card.
Santa in PJ's?

  • Santa (SIEN9) is stamped and embossed twice once on plain white and once on patterned paper. 
  • Cut out his hat coat, gloves and trousers from the patterned paper and layered them on top of the white. Boots are coloured in and background is swirls cuttlebug folder.
  • The 3 Trees (SIEN1) are stamped with black Brilliance, clear embossed and cut out from 3 different papers.
  • Middle tree is embellished with star brad. 
  • Word is also embossed and little tree coloured. 
  • The strip is finished with a Fiskars border punch.

Three trees
Basic Grey Wassail again this time with some white card that has been Cuttlebugged - Snowflakes design.Trees are SIEN1.

  • Uses unknown (very old) paper, swiss dots cuttlebug embosing folder and flower stamps (SIEN 2 and SIEN4) layered up with black brad. 
  • Flowers are embossed before they are cut out. Words are also embossed.
Rose Box
  • Mini Box Tutorial can be found here on how to construct the actual box. I used 2 different shades of card rather than patterned paper. For box sides cut lighter card into rectangles a little smaller than the box sides. 
  • Stamp ‘snowflake’ from Nut & Meg 8 in centre using Aged Mahogany distress ink and glue to panels onto the box side. Decorate with ‘jewel’ as shown. 
  • Decorate the lid using square and scalloped square cut using Nestibilities and decorate with ‘roses’. 
  • Roses are made by stamping large stitched ‘flower’ from Egg & Nog 10 three times for each flower onto patterned paper (or colour your own), cutting out and following instructions from this tutorial When complete glue to lid. I used Glossy Accents and decorated the corners of scalloped square with ‘jewels’.

Elf Gift Card Holder

Construct gift card holder using template found here (instructions are not in English but it’s easy to ‘work out’). I used light green card and a darker green to edge inside pockets, to border patterned paper on front and for band and scalloped circle.

  • Use Basic Grey Wassail paper to decorate front and insides as shown (I sponged the edges with Black Soot distress ink. 
  • Stamp and emboss ‘Elf’ from Nut and Meg 7 three times onto white card. Colour with metallic gel pens and decorate with ‘Stickles’. Cut out 2 closely and glue to card as shown. 
  • Stamp and emboss ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’ once, ‘Wanted’ once, ‘Elf's feet’ once and ‘Elves are in the House’ three times onto white card. Outline words with marker pen to match the ‘Wanted’ border and then cut out and glue to card as shown.  
  • Decorate card with ‘Spiral Circle’ stamp from Nut & Meg 7 and ‘Christmas Cheer’ from Nut & Meg 3 as shown. 
  • Use Nestibilities circle and scalloped circle for third elf and cut two strips of card (one slightly wider than the other) to go around gift card. Fold around and glue together at back (make sure it is not too tight). Glue ‘Elf’ circle to front and slip over holder to complete.
Well that was another superb line up for today and a huge thanks to Jacqui, and of course the rest of the Design Team who also contributed to this feature on previous days.

PaperArtsy Blog Giveaway: You know the deal, to be in for a chance to win Nut and Meg Plates 7 & Nut and Meg 8 on EZ mount, AND a pack of Rum and Raisin Papers, then leave a comment and we'll get the randomiser to pick a winner.This offer ends midnight GMT the day of this posting, 15 September 2009, and is open to all players worldwide.

NB. Please check back on the 'Winner' posts, as we have a couple of prizes as yet unclaimed, and it might be you!!!


Sid said...

These are all fabulous creations and once again very inspiring !

Helen said...

You have one VERY talented DT. Well done Jacqui again - I love that Pixie.. I think it's only fair I win - after all I need ALL the stamps and if some come free, so much the better!! Thanks everyone for 12 fantastic days of great ideas. What is coming next?

Jane Moseley said...

Has it been 12 days already? What am I going to do tomorrow? Have loved all the designs and and now have a head full of ideas for christmas! Thanks to everyone who has contributed...

kjjc said...

wow fab projects as always

kjjc said...

wow fab projects as always

Laura said...

Last chance saloon. More inspiring and great makes.

Sarah Anderson said...

What a shame it had to come to an end! A lot of hard work and some fab ideas...thanks everyone!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Such a talented lot your designers are. I have to get me some of these asasp, espesh the cat one which is top of the list. Like them, want them, must have them!!!He-he.

Luv Dee xxx

Birgit said...

wonderful project ideas with wonderful stamp images. love the little elve!!!

Trish said...

These are my favorite samples. i saw them on your table at the CB Extravaganza yesterday, and fell in love with them! Thank you for the giveaway, it has been great seeing all the samples for the last 12 days. Now to make our own Christmas cards...

Sian said...

The end is here already!

Wonderful and very inspiring, it's been great looking at all the different techniques.


Ellen said...

beautiful cards and box and a gorgeous rose.
You know I'm not into cute at all but that elf has grown on me through the projects . I NEED it now.
Thanks for all the inspiration . oh that santa in his pyjama's is so funny.

Carol Plume said...

what great inspiration from the DT - have loved all the creations - fantastic idea for the 12 days...

Anonymous said...

It has been a wonderful twelve days with all those gorgeous samples. Today is no exeption. Thanks to all the members of the DT and to the PA family. And i guess Santa is trying to tell: have a little rest!

Anonymous said...

Leandra and team, thank you for bringing us a truly amazing 12 days of Christmas - the work has been exceptional and truly inspirational.

I'm feeling in a festive mood and might just dig out those stamps!

Miriam Grazier

Melanie said...

oh no its the last day :(,thankyou so much for the wonderful inspiration and such fab plates! :)

Artyjen said...

Oh! Boo hoo! The last day:( Loved the box with the roses today and the elf gift card to make my Xmas cards for the 4th year in a row with PA stamps.....thanks for the chance to win

Unknown said...

Fabulous projects and super inspiration. Checking back on the winners posts is actually quite difficult ... I keep getting a little way down the page and get sucked into a pretty picture and how the effect was achieved ... This Christmas feature has been wonderful ... perhaps you should just keep doing it ... erm ... all year round :0)

Jayne said...

So sad it's the last day.....but what a way to go!!! The elf gift card holder is exquisite....thanks for 12 great days full of wonderful ideas!!

Anonymous said...

wow yet more amazing creations - I shall miss not seeing these daily posts, theyve been a real pleasure - many thanks!

flutterbycrafter said...

Yet more amazing work, fantastic. Really sad that it's coming to an end. Thanks to all of you for all your great inspiration.

Carol said...

Great DT work again and thanks for the link to the tutorial :)

Jaqui has really given inspiration

Thanks :)

Janet Wilson said...

More fantastic projects

Net said...

Surely it can't be over already, the last day!!!

Thanks Leandra for this treat and a special thank you to all your wonderful designers. Such a lot of inspiration.

Lottie said...

Absolutely brilliant - it has all passed so quickly - I just can't believe the 12 days is finished.

But not really - not for us - because we are so lucky that I will be here for us to visit time and time again and gain such inspiration, instructions, and designs and projects to make the very most of our Christmas 'makes' this year

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Awwwwwwww...its all finished.

Is this the time where we all fall asleep on the setee whilst watching the Wizard of Oz?

A great grand finalé by Jacqui.

I enjoyed that :0)

Thankyou Leandra. x Jo :0)

Claireabelle said...

These are fantastic! I've really enjoyed seeing all the DT's makes over the past few days. I cant believe it's over already!!

Thanks for some fabulous inspiration!

maggie warke said...

Thanks for 12 Fabulous days great ideas and project. Thanks to everyone for sharing their creativity... now I just need to lock myself away and start my christmas projects.. my head is full of ideas..

laury55 said...

you really made great projects...I 've learnt a lot and you explained very well all the techniques used
thanks a lot

laury55 said...

you really made great projects...I 've learnt a lot and you explained very well all the techniques used
thanks a lot

P'tite Plume said...

Still full of good ideas to celebrate and wish Christmas. Thank you for these fabulous projects.

Anonymous said...

I love the Gift Card Holder - actually I love ALL of the projects that your amazingly talented DT have created.

I do wish there were more days than 12 in the "12 days of Christmas"

Thank you Leandra & massive thanks to your DT.

Jenny x

Sandra said...

Such gorgeous projects - I am so spoilt for choice.

Thanks so much for all the inspiration - wishing it wouldn't end yet.

Michelle said...

Fantastic 12 days of christmas.
Lots of great ideas.
Thanks for all the inspiration.
Michelle xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow!!! the best 12 days ever... Thanks for all the great ideas,my Christmas is sorted.xx

WendyK said...

Some brilliant ideas and very inspiring. Great work all of you

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love that cat stamp, thanks for the 12 days of christmas, it was great to win!!!


Lynn Stevens said...

cute cute cute, have really enjoyed all the talent here!

maggie warke said...

I checked out the template for the elf gift card and found a translate button on my tool bar which changed the instructions into English! Magic I've now added that blog to my favouites. Love the design