Saturday, 27 September 2014

...Introducing Warm Fuzzies and a few more flakes...

Ladies I'm going to apologise right up front for what the name of this set might get you if you were to do a google search with no safety filter on - pop your safety on... there's a pal... This set is called 'Warm Fuzzies' and it is the final set in our trio of cute Christmas themed sets releasing tomorrow! it features a chap that my wee folks are calling Sassy Robin. I must admit, now that I look at him he does have a certain attitude... He has his little hot cocoa in hand, complete with peppermint candy cane and he is ready for winter. I think he might possibly be my fave of the 3 characters so far...beady eye factor....

Ok I have a couple of things to show you this eve and I really feel like I am just scratching the surface with these sets and snowflakes! - Before I begin, if you would like to see at the DT samples for today all in one place, click here. If you would like to visit the ladies individually, here they are:

The first card this evening features the larger of the robin characters, but there is also a smaller robin, perfect for smaller features, tags etc. You can see him on the card below, he also wears a winter hat. It's a sort of a woodsman's hat - he lives in the woods after all. One of the neat things about this set are the supporting motif, loads of trees and snowflakes, all the snowflake stamps on these two cards come in the Warm Fuzzies set. I have made these trees a two step image - you stamp the pines and then add the trunk, this opens up lots of colouring options...

You can see how easy this is to do here - I'm stamping my trees onto the pre-cut shapes that I made with the cut files. There are matching cut files for all 3 sets releasing on Sunday. if you have no idea what a cut file is, click here.

Folk Art Snowflake

Did you notice the embossed background in the second card? that was created with one of the snowflake dies we are releasing, I used the large Folk Art Snowflake die to cut out a flake and then ran the flake through my Calibur with a tan mat and a piece of white card to emboss the flake pattern onto the white card. I sponged a little to highlight, before using it as the background for my card.

This card was also made by embossing the snowflake, but this time I embossed the Folk art Snowflake die onto some white card. Since it is a huge die, it makes a great background texture for a medallion style card. I sponged, what else? and then i added a thin sentiment strip. I gold embossed the winter wishes and then trimmed another flake out of gold foil, the foil flake is Snowflake Three. The sentiment comes from Say it loud Winter Holiday.

Another easy thing to do with the Folk Art Snowflake is to cut out 3 of them and align them on top of each other - now be careful these dies are not symmetrical, so there is a right way to do this, if they are not lining up just give one a turn until you get it, easy.

Once you have them correctly aligned, run them through the sewing machine, just stitch one line down the centre of the longest points. trim off the excess thread and dab a bit of glue on the ends to stop it unravelling. Now gently fold the top flake forward on both sides of the stitched line and fold the back flake backwards, this is what you will get - a lovely 3D flake for your tree, so inexpensive to make a bunch of these. I think they are beautifully lacy on their own, but imagine them all glittered up!

Snowflake One

I'm not done with yesterdays snowflake yet either, this has to be one of the most versatile flakes I've seen. I cut three flakes from different shades of green and then snipped off the little 'tree' shapes - I used these to make a quick wreath on this simple card. Hard part was tying that tiny bow in velvet.

But I think my favourite use so far is to snip of the wee tree shapes and use them as trees, I am in love with this tag.

I paired up the 'trees' with one of the cabins from the Frosty in the Pines set (shown yesterday), to get the windows of the cabin 'lit' I simply stamped the cabin again, using the same brown ink, onto a piece of yellow card, then I cut the little window rectangles out and stuck them on to this tag. The snow flake stamps on this tag are from Frosty in the Pines and the sentiment is from today's set Warm Fuzzies, hope it tickles!

Tomorrow is our release day and so here is a quick run down of what will happen:

6:00pm my time the store will close to allow final adjustments
7:00pm my time - the release post will go live here on the blog showing all the new goodies and detailing our special offers - We have a couple of treats for you in tomorrow's release!
7:00pm the DT will hold their traditional release day blog hop.
7:15pm the store will re-open and the new goodies will be available.

And just in case you are visiting us from across the globe - here are some time comparisons:

7:00PM 28th Sept my time is roughly equivalent to:

Moscow, Russia - 10:00pm 28th Sept
Australia, Queensland - 4:00am 29th Sept
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro - 3:00pm 28th Sept
Canada, Ontario -  2:00pm 28th Sept
Finland - 9:00pm 28th Sept
Germany - 8:00pm 28th Sept
Hong kong - 2:00am 29th Sept


  1. Like your "Winter Wishes" card!

  2. Beautiful projects Claire. Especially love the delicate snowflake ornament.

  3. They are all so nice. Love the intricacies of the snowflakes. And the Noel stamp is wonderful.

  4. Ps.....has your sketch blog been hijacked?? Received a weird email from that blog that ponted me to a foreign site.

  5. Oh my gosh!!! I love this guy! Everything is so gorgeous on the post , love it!!! That wreath is amazing!

  6. Claire you have outdone yourself! I love everything! My wish list is getting so very long!!! :) Jill

  7. I'm loving everything about this release! I'd already thought about making trees with the first snowflake - you just beat me to it!

  8. On my - love what you can do with that snowflake, love the two step trees and the sassy robin! Great ideas and inspiration - I shall be knocking on the shop door at 7.15 :)

  9. Waw, these snowflakes are amazing. Love what you did with them. And the bird from the set is super cute.

  10. Amazing samples!!! Love the dies and the new sets!! May have to stay up till 2am to shop :)

  11. The WOW's just keep coming! Loved them all, that wreath, the snowflake, beauties! So excited about your whimsy set of fun critters, perfect for the grandkids!

  12. Wow.....these are all fabulous!!! BTW....I must have a "sweet" search for warm fuzzies (well, you know I just had to, LOL!) came up sweet!!!


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