Saturday, November 30, 2013

Die-Namite December Daily

Hi Friends

Today I am bringing you two days out of my 2012 December Daily mini album. If you haven't heard about December daily you can check Ali Edwards link HERE. I have been wanting to finish up my 2012 album before starting my new one for this year. The Dies I have used in the two pages are the Elegant Holly die and the Swirly Poinsettia die.

 Elegant Holly

 Swirly Poinsettia

For this first page (day 14) I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers featured last month when
Die-Namites was a sponsor.

Here is the sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch using the beautiful Elegant Holly Die.

I used the die to cut the gold shape and then added some glitter and glue.

For my next page (day 15) I documented my best friends wedding. I kept it simple as to not take away the photo but added the lovely Swirly Poinsettia die. I layered part of a green die onto the white one for the swirls and kept the centers in the white flower. I used a clear adhesive around the flower and added Tim Holtz distress glitter. I also added small blue rhinestones in the center.

The embellished dies were the perfect touch for these pages and I just love how they look in my holiday album. Are you doing a December Daily this year? Make sure to check out ALL the lovely Die-Namites Holiday Dies!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Die-Namite Wrapping!!

It seems like just yesterday we welcomed the month of November, but here we are just days away from December!  That means the holiday season is almost here, who's ready?

With the season of gift giving coming I wanted to show you how you can dress up a small gift package using your Die-Namite Dies!!

I took a simple pillow box and dressed it up by cutting some glitter paper with the Knobby Branch and Pompom dies!

I love how the glittery dies look against the corregated kraft pillow box!

To finish it off I created some rolled flowers from scrap paper and added some Tarnished Brass Distress Stickles for more bling.  A little twine and some rusted bells are the icing on the 'cake'!

A simple but beautiful way to dress up a small gift for someone special!

I want to give you a reminder about our
Monthly Challenge and Dare:
You have until the last day of the month
to post your creation on your blog, 
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and
a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog. 
Link your blog post, using Inlinkz, to the 
A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants.
Thank you for stopping by today, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Christmas Card for you with the Fall Breeze Die +++ Reminder Sketch & Dare: Only a few days left

Happy Monday Everyone,

hope you enjoyed your weekend.
Well it is time for another christmas card to share with you.
I've used the wonderful Fall Breeze Die.

Fall Breeze

First i used two Die cut's of white cardstock, then i used glittered
cardstock for the other two Die Cut's. I love sparkling on Christmas
Creation. Do you? 

I'll show you some Detailpics here:

Thank you so much again for stopping by.
Hope you enjoyed it. :) I would love to hear from you. :)

I want to give you a reminder about our
Monthly Challenge and Dare:
You have until the last day of the month
to post your creation on your blog, 
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and
a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog. 
Link your blog post, using Inlinkz, to the 
A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants.
Have a good start in the new week,
much Love, Dunja

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Vintage Elegant Holly Candle

Hello everyone!
Peggy Lee here bringing you some Holiday Cheer...
Sharing my home decor candle!
A dollar store candle
wrapped with vintage sheet music paper.
(ripped the music paper and inked edges)
Grabbed from my stash some beautiful 
trims and lace
touch of burlap with a junk bow...
a shabby chic handmade flower!
Added a vintage mother of pearl button.
Cut out the dies in white card stock paper
painted them with mixed media paint.
Fished off with liquid pearls
a touch of perfect pearl mists...

these dies make great Christmas gifts!

Holly BranchElegant Holly

Here is a close up of the Die~Namites Dies 
of the Holly Dies
I just love these so much!!

Using the Die~Namites Dies cut outs 
Tattered Angels High Impact Mixed Media Paints
Platinum and Antique Gold Metallic paints!!
Simply brushed on the paints in globs...
heat set
added to the candle.

got to love a junk bow
so easy to make
grab your favorite trims
cut about 5-6 inch pieces
gather in center and tie a jute twine
in a knot 
around the pieces...
there you go add to your projects!!

And yes you do see fresh fallen snow...
Thanks for stopping by today,
Happy Holidays

Vintage Sheet Music
Ranger: Distress ink in Vintage Photo
Perfect Pearl Mists in Biscotti
Liquid Pearls in White Opal
Tattered Angels: High Impact-Mixed Media Paint
in Platinum & Antique Gold Metallic
Vintage scraps of trims, lace and buttons...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Merry Christmas ~ November Sketch


Lynne here....
using DT member Dunja Dücker
November's Sketch and Die~Namites Challenge!

you must use at least ONE Die~Namites Die!

Dunja's challenge ~ use BLING in your creation!
Here is the card I created using
the sketch as a basis!

I used the Holly Branch die

I die~cut many of the Holly Branches from
Coordinations ~ Distress Cardstock.

I then ran the Holly Branch
through an embossing folder.
Then, using Gold ~ Precious Metal Effect Paint,
I went around the edges of the holly leaves.

I hydrated a Chestnut Brown ~ Twinkling H20,
then I painted the "branches" of the die~cut.
On the "berries" I added a bit of
Red ~ Viva Colour ~ German Glitter.

I used the "Decked Out" Collection by Splash of Color
for the card base. My oval was created using
some wire wrapped with burlap strands.

I had using this sketch!!
Won't you JOIN ALONG??!??!

You have until the last day of the month
to post your creation on your blog, 
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and
a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog. 
Link your blog post, using Inlinkz, to the Die~Namites Die blog.
A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String.....

Hi Everyone!

The holidays are finally here and I have started my Christmas shopping! One of my favorite parts of Christmas is wrapping up the gifts I choose for my friends and family. I try and be creative with my gift giving more than traditional wrapping paper and curly ribbon so that the recipient is even more excited to open their pretty package.

 Elegant Holly

 Today I am using the Elegant Holly die. 

This die was the perfect accent for a small gift that I was giving. I cut the die out of Green cardstock and added little red gems for the berries. I attached them using a small glue dot. Then I placed a small bow and tag on top. simple yet unique. How will you use your Die-namite Holiday Dies this season?

Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Vintage Christmas

It seems like in just a few weeks the holidays will be here, are you ready?

While I still have time I'm busy working on getting some more Christmas cards done.  For this card I used the Winter Poinsettia and Pompom Dies!

I really love all things vintage but my favorite is a beautiful vintage Santa...or should I say Father Christmas. :)

The Winter Poinsettia die has such a pretty swirl & leaf design that I wanted to show off so I used it as a backdrop for my flower.  I used a piece of gold glitter cardstock to cut it out, nothing says Christmas like a little glitter!

Too bad my camera doesn't pick up the glitter, it really is pretty.

 I wanted to create some extra layers behind the flower so I cut the Pompom die was cut from a soft green cardstock and tucked it between the holly leaf and the flower.

If you're busy making your Christmas cards too and need some more insiration then don't forget to join along with this month's Sketch and Die~ Namites Challenge....
DT member Dunja Dücker has come up with a WONDERFUL SKETCH!!
Who knows you could be the randomly chosen winner of a $25 gift certificate to Die~Namites Dies!!

Have a great week!

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Joyful Christmas with the "Budding Branch"

 Hiya All,

i am back today, to show you another inspiration with 
the wonderful Die~Namites Dies. I have used the

NEW - Budding Branch

Budding Branch from Die~Namites. I absolutely
enjoyed playing with that die. Did you find it
on my card? ...yes, on the right side :) 
The image i've used is from Magnolia Stamps
and colored with Polychromos.

I hope you like my creation and hope to see you soon here
on the Die~Namites Blog. By the way, did you join our 
monthly Challenge? Not yet? So hurry up, click here,
see the sketch and do your creation :) We would love
to see you entering in the Challenge!

Have a fantastic weekend!
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Dunja