Saturday, 30 November 2013

10 Christmas Cards

Hello my blogging friends I do hope you have been keeping well. I have been busy making cards and I will shortly show you a design for 50 invitations I was asked to make to celebrate a 70th Birthday. As soon as they have been received in the post I'll show you the design here. I was also asked to make 30 Christmas cards for this lovely lady too and today's post is a selection of 10 of those that I thought you might like to see.

So in no particular order:

I used a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder to make the strips, and added some lace threaded through with some red ribbon. (All from my stash).

I heat embossed the sentiment and trimmed the red background with some decorative scissors.

The sentiment inside the card is from Just Rite Stamps (Christmas Inner thoughts cling stamps).

I'm obviously having a Red and White session at the moment!
I used Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament dies, a swirl (sizzix) embossing folder, Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One, a Spellbinders oval die as well as a Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle die.

The stamps are both Just rite. Deck the halls and Inner thoughts cling.

This card was made using lots of bits and bobs I had in my stash. The Spellbinders die I used is Radiant Rectangles, the bear in the stocking is something my mother gave to me years ago and I have never found a home for it until now.
I added a couple of pearls, a little embellishment of a poinsettia again from my stash and there you have it.

Very similar to the last card, except I used a 6 x 6 Christmas paper pad as background to the few embellishment of a wreath and poinsettias that I must have had for years!!

On a roll now. You'll see some similarities to previous cards here too. I used a Waltzingmouse stamp for the central medallion coloured with Copics, Stickles and glitter.

This is such a pretty and yet simple to make card. I must say a Huge thanks to the inspiration I get from Pinterest. This may have been inspired by something i saw there. It uses a Martha Stewart Jingle bell die, Just Rite stamps (Inner thoughts) some ribbon, heat embossed gold, a Christmas pad 6 x 6 and there you have it!

This card uses Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles dies. The image was one from my line drawings on my PInterest board which I coloured with Copics. I scored the white card using my score pad to give a little dimension to it.

The two Poinsettias at the top of the card are buttons that I bought last year at Spotlight.

I love this card, I think it's just so sweet. The cat is a digi image from Mo's Digital pencil which I coloured using my Copics.

I cut it out using a Spellbinders Grand scalloped square die.

The green background paper is from a 6 x 6 paper pad and the gold card is from a paper pack that I bought on sale at Spotlight.

The sentiment s a freebie from one of my craft magazines.

I think this Santa is really cute, no idea where I found him (sorry!) I printed him out a couple of time and decoupaged him to create some dimension. I used some HOTP design papers,a piece of blue ribbon and a gold peel off and that was the card done!

I had to do an Aussie card! I used a La La Land Digi image which I coloured using my Copics.
The Spellbinders die used in the 5 x 7 Enchanted Labels 28.

The ribbon I bought about two years ago and I can't remember where I bought it from sorry!

The little piece of holly was from one of the Christmas Kaisercraft collectible packs.

Here are the main ingredients that I used to make these cards:

Thanks so much for stopping by today to read my blog. I am off to hospital again on Wednesday 4th to have the other knee (the right one) replaced. Must say I am really looking forward to it.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Congratulations - A Baby Girl

Hello my blogger friends. How are you? I've been busy behind the scenes, just not much evidence here on my blog to show for it. Well gradually I'll reveal what I have been working on. Mostly Christmas cards actually, and today's post provided a little relief from the Festive Season! I had such great intentions to get all sorted for my Christmas cards this year, I honestly thought I was on track ... does this happen to you??

So here is my card - it's such a cutie!

Isn't it adorable. I had so much fun making this. I mainly used Kaisercraft "Bundle of Joy" Design papers. These are so good as they have papers for boys and for girls. I'll show you all the ingredients I used to make it below as usual.

I fussy cut out the face in the heart from the papers and then stick this gorgeous fine elastic lace (from my stash) around the edges.

I also used some sheets from an old pack of papers I had which I think are crafters Block 1. The pretty pearl ribbon is from the Craft Queen Australia store. Links are below.

Kaisercraft also produce clear stamps to match their papers. This is called new arrivals in the Bundle of Joy collection. I used white embossing powder to add a little dimension.

The cardstock... yes you've guessed it is Kaisercraft Musk weave card stock. It is a lovely soft pink colour.

On the inside of the card I fussy cut the pram out although it was a sticker, I just needed it to be a little smaller.

The bunting was from the same sheet of stickers.

I fussy cut out the little girl cameo from the design paper and added it on the back of the card  - I thought it finished the card off rather nicely.

... and there you have it.

The main ingredients I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by again today. I hope you liked my card, it provides a little relief from some of the gorgeous Christmas cards that provide so much inspiration from other blogs.

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