Tuesday, 28 December 2010
The first batch are a selection using the Nitwit Collections Joyful Hearts Topper & Decoupage
kit and I have highlighted these images with some card that I have embossed through my Cuttlebug:-
I then did some rubber stamping using Milton the Bear and tried my hand at a few different layouts, taking inspiration from some designs in either Cardmaking & Papercrafting or Quick Cards Made Easy, I can't remember which one. I used papers from my stash, the red and blue ones are Forever Friends papers and the lilac one is some Papermania papers that I have had for years! Each of the images is coloured with Promarkers.
I also made another batch using the Xmas Creature Capers clear stamps bought from QVC, papers as before from my stash and DCWV xmas papers. The snowflake diecuts are made using
a Cuttlebug die and also a Marianne Creatables die using glitter cardstock.
These are just a few samples of my Christmas Cards this year - I have also made some using the Percy & Penelope decoupage set and also some kits from Craftwork Cards - Jack Frost and Trim the Tree bought from QVC.
Hope you all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy Crafting / Blogging 2011!
Friday, 24 December 2010
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Friday, 10 September 2010
Sunday, 8 August 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Well, those are my excuses for not having posted anything for the last couple of months!! I have managed a few cards during this time though and I have still been taking part in the DoCrafts Friendship Partner swap each month.
Friday, 25 June 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Friday, 26 March 2010
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
I am so glad to say that this one actually arrived!
Sunday, 14 February 2010
I can, however, show you the card I have made for my nephew, who I can't quite believe will be a year old on 7th March. When my sister was over from Australia last year, she saw my Patchwork Pals kit and loved it, so it was an easy choice and although it isn't my design I think she will love it!
Here's another Patchwork Pals card, this time for my cousin's youngest son who just loves football.
Sunday, 31 January 2010
As I've shown before I take part in the monthly Friendship Swap over on the DoCrafts forum - the last two months I've used the same papers (My Mind's Eye - Bloom & Grow). December's card was sent to DoCrafts member Starrz909 - the stamped image is one of the Gorjuss Girls stamps "Just a Girl", coloured in with Copic Caio pens. The flower embellishments are from Prima.
So when it came to January's Friendship swap with Crafter1, I decided to use the same range of papers but this time I have used my Daisy stamp. I love this stamp and again coloured it with the Copic Caio pens and for the first time I have tried doodlingwith a brown marker pen. I really like the effect so I am sure it won't be the last time I use it. I've coloured some alphabet peel off stickers with an orange permanent pen to spell out "Friend".
As well as the Friendship cards, I've had to make a Wedding card for someone at work - I used a Forever Friends Elements sticker, mounted onto a circle and scalloped circle cut using my Nestabilities (one of my best buys). This in turn was mounted onto pale pink pearlescent card embossed with my Swiss Dots embossing folder run throught my Cuttlebug (another of my best buys).
At the other end of the spectrum, this weekend I have had to make a sympathy card, always the hardest type card to make for obvious reasons. I had bought a lily pyramage sheet, at the last Sincerely Yours show in Taunton. I used the Swiss dots embossing folder again, which just goes to show how versatile this folder is.