Countdown to Christmas - 8 days to go! Scrap It TV Christmas Special

Darkroom Door - Thursday, December 17, 2009

Last Sunday the Scrap IT TV Christmas Special aired on the Aurora Channel and I had a segment showing how to decorate a gift bag and gift tag using the Yuletide Collection!

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Here's the Yuletide Gift Bag segment:


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 1 Stamp set
Darkroom Door Yuletide Montage
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 1 Wordstrip
White Size 4 Tag
Red Cardstock
Brilliance Moonlight White Inkpad
Brown gift bag

The music is pretty funny... and I look like I'm about to laugh in a few places which is true as there were a few people watching the taping and we were all having a few laughs in between the takes. Nevertheless... hope you enjoy!

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Yuletide ATC Swap Gallery!

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ohhh, we're into the single digits now! Today we have the Yuletide Artist Trading Card Swap Gallery to share with you... the music is lively... so be warned! Turn it up loud for some festive cheer!

 

 

Thanks to everyone who took part in the swap! We loved seeing all the different creations and all the different Santas! We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has participated in the ATC swaps throughout the year! Your enthusiasm to swap with each other and your never ending creativity is an inspiration to us all. Thank you so much for taking part and sharing your creations with us :) We look forward to hosting more ATC swaps in 2010!

 

If you're interested in taking part in any of our ATC Swaps, the list of upcoming themes and deadlines is in the sidebar. You can also see the swap details here.

 

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Countdown to Christmas - 10 days to go!

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to town!!! Today is Tuesday and we have another winner from the Darkroom Door Flickr group challenge! But first... we have some cards to share that were created by Creative Team member Sarah Schwerin:

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Supplies:
Darkroom Door Floral Background stamp (OMG I am sooo in love with this stamp! - that's from Sarah).
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2 stamp Set
Green ribbon
Making Memories holly leaves/berries
Bazzill cardstock - cream and dark brown.
Cream coloured Basic Grey cardstock (the images were stamped onto this).
Brilliance Pearlescent Coral ink
Timber Brown Stazon
"Hint of Pesto" Versamagic ink.

Brown Card:
Stamp Floral Background & Santa onto cream Basic Grey cardstock with Timber Brown Staz On. Wrap green ribbon around background, add Making Memories holly leaves. Adhere Santa image, add berries to the holly.

Pink card:
The pink Floral Background was stamped directly onto the cream Bazzill cardstock (textured side).The Santa and the hanging ornament were stamped onto the Basic Grey cardstock, trimmed and adhered to the card. 

Aren't these cards yummy!!! Thanks for sharing Sarah!

And drum roll..... the winner for this week from the Darkroom Door Flickr Gallery is Rossy3! Congratulations! Please email us at info @ darkroomdoor.com with your mailing details and Santa will send out a prize!

You still have one week left to participate in the Darkroom Door Christmas Creations Challenge! Just upload your Christmas creations that feature any Darkroom Door stamp or product to the Darkroom Door Flickr group to be entered into the draw! We'll draw the final winner next Tuesday!

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Countdown to Christmas - 11 days to go!

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fa la la la la la la la la... not long now until Christmas!!! Have you all decorated your home? Are the lights up? Is the tree covered in tinsel? We have fairy lights all throughout our house this year! We usually put fairy lights up around the deck, but our kids never get to see them as it's still light when they go to bed (summer daylight saving) But inside is a lot darker, so they can see the lights if they're inside the house. So it's all very festive here!!

Today we have a card by our Creative Team member Jill. Check it out:

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Supplies:
Darkroom Door Star Background
Collections chipboard houses
Text paper
Muslin, ribbon, sequin embellishments, glitter

How cool does it look? Those houses are just adorable. Love the effect with the Star Background too. Here's a more detailed look:

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Cool, huh! Thanks for sharing Jill!

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Countdown to Christmas - 12 days to go!

Darkroom Door - Monday, December 14, 2009

Last week I shared this card created with a Yuletide Vol 1 wordstrip, Yuletide Montage image and the Star Background stamp:

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I mentioned how it would look cool to reverse it and have the redYuletide Vol 2 Wordstrip on a white or cream card. Well... here's a card to show how that looks:

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Supplies:
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2 Wordstrip
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 1 Filmstrip
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2 stamp set (Pine leaf)

Instructions:
  1. Stamp the pine leaf repeatedly over the cream card using Olive green inkpad.
  2. Adhere Yuletide Vol 2 Wordstrip down the full length of the card. Trim off excess.
  3. Trim images from Yuletide Vol 1 Filmstrip into individual images. Adhere one image to the right side of the Wordstrip as shown.

Such a simple design, but it can be used in so many different ways! It would look great with the other collections too...

Hope you're all enjoying the festive season!

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Countdown to Christmas - 13 days to go!

Darkroom Door - Sunday, December 13, 2009

Another quick one for today...

Santa

Instructions:
  1. Fold a 210mm x 150mm piece of red cardstock in half to form a vertically opening card.
  2. Draw a lines of Meadow & Willow Alcohol Ink onto the non-stick craft sheet. Add a small amount of Metallic mixative and some blending solution. Place gloss paper GLOSS SIDE DOWN onto the alcohol ink and rotate and lift off. Allow to dry. (If you have any white areas, dab into left over ink)
  3. Randomly stamp pine branch from Yuletide Vol 2 stamp set over the background with Olive ink. Mount onto green cardstock, then adhere panel to folded red card.
  4. Add Latte alcohol ink to felt applicator with small amount of blending solution. Dab all over white gloss cardstock. Stamp Santa from Yuletide Vol 2 stamp set using Jet Black ink. Stamp quote onto small piece. Trim both images and mount onto green cardstock. Adhere to card as shown.
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Countdown to Christmas - 14 days to go!

Darkroom Door - Saturday, December 12, 2009

We have more wonderful cards to share by Tracey Strong today... these are just divine, check them out:

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Cherish


Supplies:
Darkroom Door Yuletide Montage
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 1 Wordstrip
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2 Stamp set

Aren't they adorable! Thanks for sharing Tracey!

Also.... for anyone who has Foxtel, there will be a Scrap-It TV Christmas Special on this weekend. It's on the Aurora channel. Check your program for the exact times. Last I heard it was going to be on Sunday 13th at 6.30am and 3.30pm. But check your guides for the info! I'll be doing a segment on decorating Christmas gift bags and tags!

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Countdown to Christmas - 15 days to go!

Darkroom Door - Friday, December 11, 2009

A quick one for today!!!

Peace

Instructions:

  1. Fold a 210mm x 150mm piece of dark green cardstock in half to form a horizontally opening card.
  2. Draw a lines of Meadow & Willow Alcohol Ink onto the non-stick craft sheet. Add some blending solution. Place gloss paper GLOSS SIDE DOWN onto the alcohol ink and rotate and lift off. Allow to dry. (If you have any white areas, dab into left over ink)
  3. Stamp Pine Trees from Yuletide Vol 1 stamp set over the background in the top right corner with Olive ink. Mount onto red cardstock. Wrap red ribbon around left side and tie at front. Adhere panel to front of folded green card.
  4. Create alcohol ink background as above on a small piece of gloss cardstock. Stamp “Peace On Earth” quote. Trim and mount onto red cardstock. Attach to the bottom of Pine Trees image using foam adhesive.

Hope you enjoy!

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Countdown to Christmas - 16 days to go!

Darkroom Door - Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ohhhh, who's getting excited about Christmas? I've almost finished all my presents, I just have a few more to make this weekend and a few fun things to buy for our stockings and I'm all set!

Today I'm showing you a card I created a while back when I first started playing around with the Yuletide Vol 2 stamp set:

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This is another really easy card to create. Simply stamp the quote first in Olive green ink. Then stamp the Ornaments around it. There are only two ornaments in the stamp set, but I just repeated them to cover the entire card. If you wanted to add something extra - you could emboss the ornaments in a red sparkly embossing powder! It would look pretty awesome!

And here's a variation I created for a Yuletide Alcohol Ink Class that I taught last month:

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Instructions:

  1. Fold a 210mm x 150mm piece of dark green cardstock in half to form a horizontally opening card.
  2. Apply Red Pepper, Meadow & Willow alcohol ink to the applicator felt in a linear fashion (lines or dots next to each other) Swipe ink tool left to right across gloss paper to create lines of colour. Swipe ink tool from top to bottom to create the plaid effect.
  3. Using Yuletide Vol 2 stamp set - stamp quote in bottom right corner with Olive ink. Stamp the two ornaments using Crimson ink. Alter their height to give the card variety.
  4. Adhere finished stamped piece to red cardstock, then to folded green card.

Thanks for dropping by each day! Has everyone finished all of their Christmas cards for this year? Do you make your cards each year? How many do you usually send out? I'd love to know! 

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Countdown to Christmas - 17 days to go!

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, December 09, 2009

If you've been using the Wordstrips for a while, you may have a bunch of words that have been left over from other projects. I keep all of mine in little zip lock bags so they don't get lost, and I have a separate bag for each different wordstrip so it's easy to find the right words for my projects.

Which brings me to todays project. I just finished making lots of Christmas cards using the Yuletide Vol1 wordstrip and I had a few words left over. So here's what I created:

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Supplies:
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 1 Wordstrip
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 1 stamp set (small star on top of tree)
Red & Brown cardstock

Instructions:

  1. Use words from the Yuletide Vol 1 wordstrip to create a tree and adhere to a folded red card.
  2. Cut a small piece of brown cardstock to add as the tree trunk.
  3. Stamp a small star from the Yuletide Vol 1 stamp set at the top of the tree using Brilliance Moonlight White ink. 

How simple is that! So much fun though, the kids loved picking out the words for this one too. You could also create the same tree using the red Yuletide Vol 2 Wordstrip on a white card.

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