Monday, 21 December 2009
Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a good weekend and getting there with everything for Christmas. We haven’t ventured out…..to much snow which has turned to ice! A card today for My time to craft where the challenge this time is Yuletide Greetings. I’ve stamped the cute Magnolia Tilda with Christmas cracker and water coloured her with Ranger distress inks. The Woodware sentiment is stamped with versafine brown ink, I added stickles and cut out with an oblong nestabilities die. Punched a hole for the ribbon with a Stampin’ Up! slot punch (thanks Dena x) then threaded through the gingham ribbon around the lovely Magnolia gingerbread paper. There's some distressing on the paper, doodling and faux stitching. TFL and take care if you’re out in the ice today.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Hi everyone, hope you’re having a nice Sunday so far. It’s raining here, just for a change, so staying inside today. A card today for Just Magnolia where the challenge is ‘It’s Christmas’, Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge has a theme of ‘Snow’ this week and Simon Says Stamp Challenge is ‘Let it Snow’.
I’ve used the gorgeous Magnolia ‘Frosty with snowflake’ from the ‘So Snowy’ collection, water coloured with distress inks, cut the image out with circle nesties and then added stardust stickles, doodling and sponging around the edge. The background paper is from the Magnolia winter collection and I’ve added some punched snowflakes, the larger of which is embossed with the CB snow embossing folder. To finish off I added some more doodling and edge sponging and iridescent gems. I used the the sketch from last week’s Friday Sketchers for the layout, thought it was a nice one. Have a lovely Sunday. TFL.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a good week so far. I’ve managed to do two challenges with this card, Everybody Art Challenge where the theme is Christmas and My time to craft where the challenge is ‘Very Vintage’. I’ve used the gorgeous Magnolia ‘Santa on Christmas Eve’ and the ‘Fir Twig’ background stamps and the card just kept getting bigger and bigger so it’s a huge card cut from a pre-folded A4 card blank, so I think this will go to one of the family, I like to give them big cards.
I stamped then masked Santa and then stamped the background in and watercoloured with distress inks. There’s some gold metallic pen on the belt buckle, lantern and boots and also some glaze on the bet and boots but the camera hasn’t picked that up. I made a frame from some Doodlebug embossed velvet paper and placed that over the top of the image with dimension tape. The snowflake is cut with a cuttlebug die and then glittered with chunky glitter. I stamped the Penny Black sentiment stamp in red ink and then cut out with a Nestabilities labels die. Everything else quite straightforward really, snowflake punched white bazzil, red bazzil layer, faux stitching, stickles, sponging and a big bow.
I’m still playing catch up, but not actually catching up at all, I think everyone is the same at the moment, not enough hours in the days. Still on a mission to get Christmas cards done and not getting very far with that either :D. See you tomorrow with my Craft Barn post. TFL.