Saturday, 30 May 2015

Penny Black Fantasy Tree

As well as loving Christmas cards, I also have a slight obsession with trees too! I love this stamp and stamped it just in black then added 2 different tones of red gems. I've highlighted this by matting the image on red. I've added a greeting (HOTP). Simple but effective.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Kraft and White Tree

As you will see, I am in love with Kraft card - particularly for Christmas cards. This is a stamp I've had for a while and wanted to do this style of card with it for a while. The stamp is made by the Artful Stamper and I've stamped it in brown. I've gone over the snowflakes with a white pen then added some gems. The text is a Justrite stamp.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Dimension Fourth Bauble Collage Cards

Yeah, I guess you've worked out by now that I'm on a bit of a push on my Christmas cards at the moment. So you are in for a run of them I'm afraid! I've done a count today and I'm doing pretty well but have used the Bank Holiday weekend to do as many as I could. One of the reasons is to weed out some stamps for selling but I have to say it's heartbreaking and a tough decision. Anyway, this is one stamp I'm not getting rid of. It's a Dimension Fourth stamp and knew it would lend itself to paper piecing and am not disappointed. I've kept these cards fairly plain but love the kraft card look and found some papers that went well with them. Will be making some more of these but I'll try not to post any that are similar.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Zentangle Dangle Cards for Christmas

I had the idea for these in my head since I saw something similar. I've used some great stamps I got in the sale made by Woodware and are large sentiments/greetings for Christmas. Finally had a go at a couple of versions and will develop these. One I have just used a pen and added colour and the other I've added gems.

Friday, 22 May 2015

3 for 1 - Quick Christmas Cards

I love this stamp by Stampendous called Tiny Babe - it's an oldie but goodie. All I need to do is to stamp it onto some distress inked card and add a few touches and it's done! There is so much detail in the stamp you don't need to add much more. I made a few of these but have just picked out 3 to photograph for sharing on the blog. Hope you like them.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Blue Birthday

This is a commission card for a friend's mum-in-law. I knew how I wanted it to look and quite happy with the result. I really wanted to use these Heartfelt Creations flower stamps. I don't have the die but I just scanned them into my Brother Scan'n'cut and let him do the work! The flowers were coloured with promarkers.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Black and White Clarity Christmas Card

I was actually thinking of getting rid of the stamp that creates the background winter cottage scene but after stamping this, I've decided to keep it! I've added another couple of clarity stamps - a mini snowman and the children on the sledge. I've used my pen to add some contour lines and I've also added some wink of stella but I don't think it shows up on the photo.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Kraft Card Sympathy

I found this card that I had done a distress in background on and it blended really well with the craft card - trust me, it was white once upon a time! I've added a woodware stamp and the message is an Anita's stamp. It was made as a standby/stock card but I'm hoping I won't have to use it.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Kraft Christmas Card

This was made using the white card I'd added distress ink too which ended up blending very well with kraft card. I realised I hadn't used this stamp yet so just stamped it and made up the rest as I went along but I love the effect. I've colour parts with promarkers and added some white pen. I used glossy accents on the 25 and used cosmic shimmer red berry PVA to make the berries. I think I will use this stamp a lot as I've already got some other ideas about how I'll used it differently.

Bright Birthday

This card is a commission card for a twenty something girl. Wasn't sure what to do as I don't think she is the girly type so went with a 'general' themed card. I'm hoping it's OK but will ask for a bit more guidance for next time.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Frozen card

This is another commission card. The girl is into Frozen so just bought a piece of Frozen scrapbook paper and cut down and added the banner and number not to mention a little glitter. I managed to download a free Frozen looking font to add the text with - very useful!