Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Santa's Sleigh Christmas Card

Hello my blogging family and friends I hope I find you well. It is the 30th September today - where has this month gone? No scratch that, where has this year gone? Someone said to me that it was 8 weeks until Christmas - no wonder lots of us are making Christmas cards - I just thought I was being organised. It turns out I need to be making cards if I am to get them done in time to post!!

So here's another one. This time it shows how I have been playing with my Cottage Cuts dies.

I used white card stock for the base of my card and used a piece of Bo Bunny's Gold and Silver 6 x 6 paper pad. Then using Kaisercraft Scarlet weave card stock I cut out the square mat using a JustRite lace tiers die.

For the next layer I used white card stock and a Spellbinders splendid Circles die which once cut out I inked the edges with a Vintage Photo ink pad.
For Santa's Sleigh I used Scarlet cardstock again and a Cottage Cutz die. I then also die cut the image out with some gold card stock and then cut bits and pieces from the gold and stuck it onto the red layer.

At the bottom of the card I added a strip of Polka Dot ribbon which I bought from Spotlight. Then I added a couple of bows made with Sue Wilson's lattice die then placed a pearl on top of the bows and at the corners of the card.

I kept the inside of the card very plain and just added a simple sentiment using a Waltingmouse stamp and cut it out using a Justrite die then inked the edges with a Vintage Photo ink pad.
...and there we have it.

The main ingredients I used to make this card:

Thanks for dropping by today to read my post - I hope you liked this card. I have a few more to show you using my new (to me) Cottage Cutz dies

Monday, 29 September 2014

2 Christmas Spiral Circle Pull Cards

Hello my blogging family and friends.
I have two cards to show you that are similar but different - I've called them the Santa and Penguin versions.
I'll start with the Santa version first. Here it is:

I made the card using the ECD Spiral Circle Pull card die and I used a First Edition 12 x 12 paper pad for the base of the card as well as the page that had these figures on it which I fussy cut out. After finishing the card I decided it needed something ... then I thought to make a feature of the little nubs which hold the fold - I took another picture ... see below.

I used Candi paper brads which are made from red mirror card, they just add a little more dimension - an improvement I thought! You can see this better in the close up below.

Here's the spiral spring which I loaded with more fussy cut pressies from the card stock. I then cut a circle using a small spellbinders eyelet die and some white card stock. The green card stock is from a Kaisercraft Christmas 12 x 12 card stock pack - Christmas Tradition I think.

Here's a close up of the characters - Santa his reindeer and the Christmas Tree.

Again using the images on the card stock from First Edition card stock pad I added this little stocking to the corner of the card.

Here is the Penguin version of this card:

This is so cute - as you can see similar cut but different! BTW the sentiment is another ECD die.

Not a stocking in the corner of the card this time but a pair of mittens!

Here is the spiral circle pull mechanism on this second card.

These figures are so gorgeous - here's a close up of them.

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

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you like these two cards

Friday, 26 September 2014

At Christmas Play & Cheer card

How are you today? I hope you have had or are having a brilliant time!
It's Friday evening as I write this post on my blog, here in Australia and we have some great plans for the weekend. They include going to the Cinema to see "The Equalizer" with Denzel Washington. I remember seeing this series on the TV when I lived in the UK starring Edward Woodward. So we are looking forward to seeing Denzel in action - I've seen the previews and he is certainly a character of action. We are also going to see a show in the evening starring a comedienne we like called Kitty Flanagan. On Sunday I may even get some crafty time - who knows!

In the meantime I have a Christmas accordion card to show you.
Here it is:

Here is the front of the card. I used a white card stock as the base of my card then used some Kaisercraft St Nicholas card stock to bring it to life.
I added a collectables button sentiment and a Petaloo poinsettia flower.

 I used an ECD accordion die to make the structure of the card.

I took a photo as I held the card open so you can see inside it, I have taken separate photos of each of the two panels. You'll see those in a minute

In this panel I used a piece of scarlet Kaisercraft weave card stock, a sentiment from the St. Nicholas collectable pack and a flourishes image stamped with Black Tuxedo ink pad and coloured with my copic sketch markers.

I really like this holly card stock - it's so "Christmassy".

On this panel I punched out a couple of Jingle Bells from a Martha Stewart punch using Gold Mirror card. The ribbon is a paper ribbon cut out from a digi image that I had in my stash of bits and bobs. We all have them don't we. We crafters throw nothing away!

..... and there you have it.

These are the main ingredients I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate you having a look at today's' post
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