Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Christmas Cards

Due to a lack of valuable time, this year I found one design I liked and reproduced it about 30 times over for family and close friends.  I took a 6" x 6" red card and first stamped and embossed in silver a Stamping' Up Christmas message along the bottom.   I then used some Stamping' Up paper/card which a good friend gave me because she says it is now old stock.  I sponged this with the lovely Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Up ink and then punched out lots of baubles with the Stampin' Up bauble punch.  I took two baubles and matted and layered them onto cream, red and cream pieces of card, making sure that I attached ribbon from the top of the first piece of card  to the back of the bauble.  I finally glittered up the bauble and attached a small ribbon bow.

Christmas card for a special Mother

I used a 9" x 9" card and first layered a piece of pearlised gold card I had floating around.  I then used a Marianne poinsettia die and my Grand Caliber to produce two sets of leaves in a pearlised red card plus another set in pearlised green card.  I used silicone to put the flower together with a mirror gold card centre piece.  I used another Marianne die to produce the curvy stems to which I attached some holly leaves all in pearlised green card.  I punched out some little red circles using an ordinary 2 hole punch and then positioned the whole lot on the card. I printed the message onto white card, layered it onto the pearlised green and then positioned it over the green ribbon running from top to bottom on the left-hand side of the card.  I finally used some green gems on the top and bottom of the ribbon.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Long Absence

I wouldn't win any blogging awards that's for sure!  Mike and I have taken a 6 week holiday encompassing a visit to Bangkok in Thailand, Australia and New Zealand (in time for the Rugby World Cup).  It was a truly fantastic holiday and I fear we may have caught a severe case of the travel bug!  On our return I got caught up on the Christmas shopping, card making, cake making and all such nonsense so that my poor blog got totally forgotten.  Friends told me to put something on about my hols etc but I just never got around to it.  Now it is 2012, I am trying to make amends and get into the habit of photographing my cards again and writing something!