Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Ten, Ho ho ho

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Welcome back to my Twelve Days of Christmas feature. Today’s post includes another video! The card that I create was inspired by a gift certificate sleeve I crafted for a family member. I wanted to share the idea, but not spoil the surprise so I created this card.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

…a ho ho ho card.



Thank you to everyone for all your support! If you missed it, check out day nine of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Live long and prosper,


Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Seven

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Welcome back to my Twelve Days of Christmas feature.

In case you missed them, here is a rundown of the first six days:

First day, second day, third day, forth day, fifth day, sixth day.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

ZedSquared-Christmas2014-7…a poinsettia card.

I used Silhouette Studio to design most of the elements of this card. I cut the poinsettias, leaves, and frame from various colours of cardstock using my Silhouette Portrait machine.

After they were cut, I used a makeup sponge to apply some Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red ink to the poinsettia petals, scored the veins and used my fingers to curl the edges. To finish the flowers, I used Ranger Matte Medium to glue two layers of petals together with the leaves and some tiny sequin in the centres.

Using the same liquid glue, I assembled my frame.

I stamped the Deck the Halls sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Deck the Halls stamp set and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine gold embossing powder.

Thanks for dropping by! Stop by again soon for the eight day of Christmas.


Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Four, Five & Six

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It’s already December so I’m going to go ahead and share day four, five and six of my Twelve days of Christmas feature.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:



a hanging ornament card.

I designed this card in Silhouette Studio using a free cut file from Birds Cards, papers from Lawn Fawn (Peace Joy Love), and vellum.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:



a goolden card.

To create this card, I used stamps from Lawn Fawn (Deck the Halls), and Simon Says Stamp (Be Joyfulwith Ranger Superfine Gold embossing powder.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

ZedSquared-Christmas2014-6A selection of gift tags.

I’ve kind of breezed through these projects but I hope that they inspire you to create your own. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or would like any more info about these project. Thanks for stopping by!

Make sure to check out day three of the Twelve Days of Christmas if you liked today’s post.



Colour Me…! Challenge Blog CMCC#40

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I’ve kind of been out of my crafting mojo recently. I feel back in the swing of things this weekend and my first crafty stop was to the Colour Me…! Challenge Blog for a kickstart. This week, The CMCC#40 is to create a project using only neutral colours and coral.

I kept my card very neutral with just a splash of coral. Here’s the card I created:


As I normally do, I started in Silhouette Studio and cut the grey stitched background and the vanilla banner (it has stitching as well but the camera couldn’t pick it up). Using three different snow flake stamps from the Lawn Fawn Deck the Halls set, I stamped the snowflakes with Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed with a white pearl powder.

I used a piece of heavy weight vanilla cardstock for the card base and then cut a piece of the same cardstock to stamp and colour my sparrows.

I am brand new to colouring with alcohol markers and purchased the Bic Mark-it markers to get my feet wet. These markers are inexpensive and come in 36 colours. Not all of them are very good at blending, but some do a pretty good job and they all have the cutest names! I don’t have a black ink that’s ideal for stamping the images I was going to colour, so I used a black pigment ink and embossed with Super Fine clear. The embossing really helped the ink stay put. The sparrows are stamped from Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows set and coloured in with Peach Parfait, and Pink Flamingo markers. For the accessories, I used Cloud Nine Grey, and for the beaks I used Tiki Hut Tan.

To create the branches, I stamped first with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then again with SSS Khaki ink to add some shading and dimension. Both Lawn Fawn sets I’m using come with a branch stamp. To finish the branches I used Glossy Accents, spreading it irregularly to add some ‘branchy’ texture. While I had it out, I added some Glossy Accents to the beaks.

I stamped the sentiment from the Deck the Halls set onto my banner and then used some grey string and three tiny stitches to attach the banner to the grey background. I used a Micro Glue Dot to stick down the other end of the banner and curled the tips to create a little dimension.

To finish the card, I positioned my sparrows on the card base and adhered them down using my tape runner then used foam tape on the grey background and positioned it in place.

There you have it, my first ever attempt at colouring with alcohol markers! I look forward to playing around with these markers in many projects to come!

Thanks for dropping by!