Sunday, 29 November 2009

Making cards

I started some cards yesterday (evening) and finished them up today. These are some Christmas cards that I have got ready for when the writing of cards begins. A simple card, A4 vanilla cardstock simply trimmed into half to make a half A5 card. I stamped the card initially with the snowflake. For the main part of the card, the glimmer mist came out to play! Using a gold ink pad, I stamped using the elegant snowflake design onto the glimmer mistified card. Two of the other stamps were used - the ice skating pair and the Santa Postmark. To finish this part of the card I edged it using the chocolate chip ink pad. The main design has been layered on to scraps and as you can see the eyelet punch was used. Finally, the reindeer, stamped onto some glimmer misted scraps and cut out using the scallop punch. Then it was all stuck down! Nearly forgot, the stickles had to come out to add a bit more glitter to the ice skaters.

Next on my play list for today, a simple 6x6 card made using scraps. The stamp is one of the Magnolias and has been coloured in using water colour pencils. For some added effect, if you know Magnolias some have wings, and this little Magnolia has had hers made shiny usng some glossy accents, as were her shoes and the champagne/wine glass. The fabric flower - which I think is a Heidi Swapp one - has been stamped using a Script stamp using the chocolate chip ink pad. Happy birthday is my own writing with a couple of dewdrops stuck on to give a brad effect.


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Monday, 23 November 2009

Stickin' n stampin'

I had a great time at a scrapbooking weekend retreat which now seems like it was ages ago. I've managed since then to keep dabbling with the paper and glue.

I've just finished making 5 cards for a Christmas card swap and also a little thank you card.

Christmas Cards...

Playing with my new eyelet punch (which I can't get enough of!) stamps, square scallop punch, cream cardstock stamped with blue snowflakes.

My thank you card is just a simple card using the petal punch and oval stamp and cut out with the oval punch.


Advent calenders have been a hot topic. This is a baking tray one. Just get a cheap baking tray, cardstock, stickers, magnets and things and off you go...





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