Thursday, July 8, 2010

INKlings Christmas In July Blog Hop

Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s Christmas in July blog hop. You may have arrived here from Beth Stewart's blog or just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.

How quick is this year going! Have you started to think about your Christmas cards and projects yet? The INKlings team has and we thought that this month was the perfect time to host a Christmas in July blog hop. You'll find lots of great ideas provided by 19 team members’ fantastic blogs.

Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email Christie Wallace HERE and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 19 handmade cards plus other goodies.

Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators but you're more than welcome to leave us a comment!

When I was trying to decide what to do for this blog hop I had a look through my stash for some inspiration. First up I decided on the holiday lineup stamp set. I love this set because as you may already know I love colouring in! Unfortunately I don't have much dsp left, and I am trying not to buy any more before the new catalogue comes out, so when I came across the ski skope paper I decided to use that. The ski slope paper really appeals to me as I love papers with white in them. I love the freshness that white adds to any project.

These are my creations:

For the card I stamped the image onto some whisper white cardstock and coloured it with my inkpads and blender pen. I cut the image panel out and then mounted it onto some real red card, added some ribbon and then mounted it onto the card front.
My next project is a fantasy box. I made one of these for my Mum's birthday last year and really enjoyed making it. They are great for putting small presents in.
Here is a picture of the inside and the lid:
Last up is some reindeer food. A couple of years ago when we were in New Zealand for Christmas Jess and Sam were very concerned that Santa wouldn't know where to stop to leave their presents. We sprinkled reindeer food on the lawn and have done it every year since. I made some and placed it in a plastic bag, then put a topper on the bag.

Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Clare McIllhatton. Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.

Til next time.

Keep on Creating

xx Nicky

Stamp sets: Holiday Lineup
Ink: Black stazon, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, real red
Card: Real red, baja breeze, whisper white
DSP: Ski Slope(R)
Punches: Scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/4" circle
Big Shot: Top note die

Other: Corduroy button(R), baja breeze ribbon, chocolate chip ribbon, staple


Christie Kunkel said...

I just love that stamp. They are all beautiful Nicky. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Nicky, that Fantasy box looks amazing. I'll have to try one.

Spardha said...

wow!!.. beautiful fantasy box! :D

Fiona said...

Love the fantasy box and raindeer food, very clever.

Unknown said...

those reindeer crack me up every time! i love love love your fantasy box-it is just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful Nicky! I love the box and have wanted to make one forever - but have not quite cracked it yet! I'm inspired to try again! Thank you :)

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Love the box! Would love some instructions!

Rachel said...

Beautiful cards and great work on the reindeer food.

Kari said...

Gorgeous work Nicky! the card is fabulous and we love Reindeer food in our house too ;)

Liz said...

The Reindeer stamp is soooo cute! I am also in complete awe of that fantasy box!!

Divya Rao said...

That's a great stamp set! Beautiful projects!

Michelle said...

I need to find time to make a stepper box, so cute! Love the reindeer food too, and your colours look so fresh. Thanks for inspiring me :)

Dani Fender said...

Beautiful and lovely clean lines! How do u make reindeer food??? I always thought it was carrots lol!

Becky said...

These are fantastic. I love them all :)

Heather M said...

Fabulous ideas! I love your fantasy box! What a great gift idea.

Kylea said...

I love the reindeer food idea. Thanks

Alison Steele said...

WOW!Fresh Lovely projects.

Christine Blain said...

Nicky, your projects are beautiful! Wish I could colour that well using my inkpads and a blender pen ... never get the result I want! Love your card and bag topper especially.

Dinky Di said...

The reindeer food was inspired and your topper and gift box were too. Lovely