Saturday 25 November 2023

Christmas Cards!


I am still busy trying to catch up with my Christmas card making, I have got so behind this year.  Here is another card made just using dies and a border embossing folder.  All the flora dies are by Simon Says and I have cut some in patterned paper and some I have coloured with Zig markers.

The sentiment has been computer generated and I have also added some pearls for a bit of sparkle.

I shall add this card to the Christmas Kickstart challenge as I have used colours that are not really Christmassy.

I am off to my daughters again next week, she is moving house and Nana is needed for babysitting duties.

Have a great week



Thursday 16 November 2023

Non Traditional Christmas!

 The Christmas Kickstart challenge this month is called " It's Christmas Jim but not as we know it! so for my card I decided to go for non traditional colours.

For my background I used a piece of patterned paper and ran it through the Simon Says "Spun Sugar" embossing folder.  I then die cut the SSS Merry word with a dusky pink background and glittery cream card.

Next I die cut lots of leaves and berries, also by SSS and coloured them with Zig markers.  I then adheared the word with foam tape so I could layer the leaves and berries under the word.  Lastly I added some clear gems.

Although these colours are non traditional I am really pleased with the look, delicate but still Christmassy.

We have another rainy day here in Dorset so I am busy trying to catch up with my crafting.

Have a great Day



Tuesday 14 November 2023

Birthday and Christmas!!

I have had a very busy few weeks visiting my daughter and also I have been away on a photography/ birdwatching holiday to Yorkshire.  Its also my Granddaughter Evas 2nd birthday today so I popped back up to Surrey for her party at the weekend.

This is the card I made for her, I cut the large 2 shapes using my Silhouette machine and stuck them down the left edge to create a card shape.  I then distressed with Salty Ocean Oxide ink. Most of the animals are from Heffy Doodles which I have coloured with alcohol markers.  I then die cut her name using dies from Altenew.

I was really pleased with how this card turned out and Eva was thrilled with it as she loves animals.

I have also been busy making more Christmas cards, this one uses a selection of die cut leaves and berries from Simon Says.  Not sure of the make of the frame die as i found it in a charity shop, i looks great over the musical background paper.

Pleased with how this turned out but it was fiddly and too complicated for batch making.

 I need to crack on with my Christmas card making as I am way behind this year.