Friday, 25 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Woke up in a really good mood this morning and got a card made before the rest of the house woke up.
I'm trying to use up as much of my Christmas stuff as possible, because I know that next year I will have to buy some of the yummy new stuff that is out. The stamp I have used is from Penny blacks "Jolly Folly" and has been really underused.
The charm and snowflakes were originally silver coloured, but with a bit of magic (other wise known as a Krylon pen) I got them to match. I'm getting better with the stripes now, so hopefully there wont be too much left over at the end of the season.
Hope you all have a good day.
Saturday, 19 December 2009
I had to use one of my ink pads to hold the card closed in order to get a good picture.
Word of advice...... if you are going to cut through five layers of paper and card, be prepared to have a go with a sharp craft knife to get your aperture to pop out cleanly. I think I have now worked out the limits of my nesties.
I got the stamp free with a magazine and he has had quite a few outings all ready. I inked the edges with Tim Holtzs Aged Mahogany distress ink as the white was glaring at me a bit.
The sketch for this card came from this weeks challenge over at MAWTT. They also wanted us to include a bear in the design. I also noticed that the aperture fits the bill for the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday
Friday, 18 December 2009
My mojo has taken a vacation to warmer climes without letting me know, so I have been blog hopping for inspiration. On my travels I came across a blog called Whiff of Joy Tutorials and Inspiration There are so many great ideas to look at on there.
The pink text paper came from a HOTP paper pack that I bought years and years ago. The chocolate shiny paper was bought around the same time. The chocolate ribbon I bought earlier this year on a ribbon buying binge and the snowflake (originally silver, but coloured with a Krylon pen) is an Anitas dimention sticker which I bought in September. I have added dots of glitter glue all over the image to represent snow.
I really hope she likes it. Took me ages as it was my first time doing this type of card. The ones I have seen made by other people are gorgeous.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
I'm entering this card for the "3 snowflakes challenge" over at Dotties World
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
The sketch is my interpretation of this weeks sketch at The Crafty Pad and I think that this one will also fit the "Swirly Girly" challenge over at Cute Card Thursday and "the Glitzy somethings" challenge over at Stamp Something.
I'm surprised that I haven't gotten fed up of making Christmas cards after having started them in June, but there is so much out there to play with and I don't think that I bought even half of what I liked.
I'm off to see if I can get one more card in before I start the ironing.
Hope you all had a good weekend.
I tend to stay away from stripey paper as I am always scared that the card will look to cluttered. The image I have used is not too complex, so I think I got away with it. I love Gorjuss girl stamps and this one has probably had the most use out of all of the ones that I own.
I made this card in response to the challenge over at Totally Gorjuss
I've made a number of cards over the last few months for the festive season, but I have only just started making for friends that I work with. This one is only the fourth, so I still have quite a few to make.
I used as many of my favourite things as I could on this card. My favourite colour is purple (you might of noticed from some of my earlier cards lol) I love working with gems, charms and ribbon (I actually have trouble completing a card without some ribbon on it somewhere). I also played with my favourite colour distress ink - Dusty Concord. The only things missing were vellum, nesties and acetate, but I couldn't figure out how to fit them into the design.
The design of this card came from this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly and I will also be entering this card for the following challenges:
A Spoon full of sugar who asked for a Christmas card with no red or green
Allsorts who asked us to use purple (that was easy)
Paperplay who also asked for a Christmas card with no red or green
And Penny Black who asked us for a girly Christmas card. I have used a Christmas tree stamp from their Jolly Follies collection.
Here is to a day of more crafting. I'm off in search of coffee now.