Saturday, 28 August 2010


This is my first 'join in' with StretchNBubbles  design team - so I hope you all like it.

Welcome to the StretchNBubbles 'Christmas Block' Blog Hop.  If you came here from Gunvor's blog you are in the right place.  If you stumbled on this blog by accident - or you regulaly vist my blog and want to play, go to the SNB Blog and start from the top.  Be sure to leave comments on ALL the posts along the way to be eligiable for some great prizes.

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Pandy - that's here

Alison is in the Christmas spirit and has created a new line of Christmas block images.  Be sure to visit all the Blogs so you can see all the images.  I have used the 'Holly' image.  Available from the Stretch N Bubbles Shop

One of the best things ever about digis is that you can alter the size of them so easily - by clicking on them, and then dragging the corner to the size you want - be sure to only use the corner icon and then you will keep the image in proportion.  I make these dinky little cards by reducing the holly image to about 3cm across and copying and pasting it 8 times to get what I needed.  This makes the images so versatile when you need to create loads of cards for your Christmas list - and you always get perfect results - unlike stamping where you get sore paws!

First - cut an A4 sheet of card into A5 - the again into A6 - and fold each piece in half - that makes an A7 size card - a really cutie little size

Then shrink and copy your image as you need it

Have a great time colouring it in.

I used Copic - YG09/07/06/23 for the holly - in a very loose 'scruffy' vein-ed way like you see them growing - and there is a good old solid red on the berries

The frame outline I did in a Pental Metallic pale green (lovely and shiny)

I added 3D glaze to the big berries - and tiny spots of red liquid pearls to the spots on the frame.

I cut close round the images and matted them with red.  Then I put them on raisers and added them over red and green strips on the cards.  The tiny little detail you can see in the bottom right is a punched holly leaf that I added with a tiny speckle of red liquid pearl for the berries.  Not sure if you can see it - but the Mirror red background card is embossed with tiny holly leaves - it is so pretty
Then I made some gift tags to match - with red satin ribbons.


To enter the hop competition - just post your comment here and a winner will be picked on Wednesday, September 1st, by Alison, the winner will receive the image I have used in my card (holly).  Leave comments on all the DT's posts along the hop and you can win each of  the images they used as well.  Once you have made your way through the hop, and left your comments you will be in the running for the overall blog hop prize - the entire set of Christmas Block images!  The draw will be done on Tuesday 1st, 9am US Central Time - and I will let you know here.

You next hop is Marcy, and we all hope you enjoy this little bit of Christmas cuteness.  Be sure to stop by the SNB Shop to see more of Alison's wonderful images.

kitten xx


  1. Thanks for the great ideas and creations are lovely. Nicely Done. Ho HO!

  2. what a lovely set of holiday cards. love the little holly image!

  3. Your work is beautiful! I also am in love with your blog-I love flowers and purple!

  4. outstanding quality and detail

  5. such a cute set and tags, pandy:)

  6. I love Kittens site and blog,it's akin to opening up Pandora's box!
    You feel as if she is talking to you on a 1to one basis.Well done!

  7. this is so fun.. I really like how you did the cards and tags to match.. so fun..!! great job.. HUGS

  8. what a sweet set of card....nice images too

  9. holly berries are my favorite, great tags...
    happy blog hopping!

  10. I LIKE! Hi Pandy.... these are just gorgeous. I love the whole set ... they are so clean and simple in design, and so Christmassy! I love your post - that you shared pics DURING your creation! GREAT first share!
    hugs from Australia,
    Pauline (SNB DT)

  11. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations! You did a great job!

  12. Love the gift tag! I always make my tags so thanks for the idea!

  13. I love these cards they are so super cute. Thank you so very much for taking the time to explain in detail how you made this, it really helps those of us who are new at this! Thank you again!

    Much Love


  14. Hi Pandy, these are so super! Great job with the holly image.

  15. Very nice card. Thank you for the inspiration.

  16. I definitely like your holly cards! Thanks for sharing how to recreate! Also thanks for the chance to win the image!

  17. Thanks for sharing the details on how you made your wonderful creation.

  18. A first, you say? Well, did a fantastic job much detail and I really like that you explained it all! Keep up the great work, girl!!!

  19. Very, very pretty! Love the cards and gift tags. Love the coloring and the beautiful shine!

  20. Very pretty and colourful Kitten, love it!

  21. Tags are a wonderful idea as extra gifts in your card for someone to use.

  22. I like the style of your cards....well done

  23. I love these little gift tags! All the small details really make these cards and taga great!

  24. The gift tags were wonderful - will have to use the idea on some of mine for my work Christmas exchange party.

  25. Lovely tags and cards!

    Hugs, Gunvor (SNB DT)


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