Thursday, 30 December 2010
I used a backing sheet from a Creative Pad I'd got for only 99p! Yes 99p you read that right. I wasn't sure it would be when I purchased it, but the till came up with 99p so I went back and got another colour too! Shame they didn't have many.
I then used gold mirri card, and embossed it with ye olde CB machine and added some Prima flowers along with some Glitterations spots. I think these are going to be the 'in' things for now, seeing as postage is SO expensive now the cards are classed as "Large Letters".
After spending £30 on Postage before Christmas, I'm making sure my 'posting' cards have no large embellishments on them if I can help it. Probably the same as you guys huh!
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Some different print colours here, but they all seem to work. I've added my own handwritten sentiment saying "Bah Humbug" of course! I also added some name tags and a little embellishment.
I put humbugs inside for everyone, and even thought of the diabetics and added some Sugar Free sweets inside theirs. I know a wonderful "Sweetie Man" and he lets me try all the new ones he has. I'm his chief Taste Tester!!
Sunday, 26 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
This is for a special guy who has been there for me. He has a lovely dog, but I don't have any of that type in my stash so plumped for a "generic dog" and hope he likes it! I used loads of card candy on there, it sort of suited it, and I blended in the colours with the background of the image.
Hope you like him, he's cute!
I had to make this one with my eyes closed, as it's from my Mum to Moi! Of course it had to have a white cat on it didn't it. I still miss my little Bertie every single day and always will.
This was for my Brother from my Mum. I love making these cards, all the bling and glittery bits we can go overboard with at Christmas time. Normally John isnt a bling person, but he loves snowmen so this was ideal.
Monday, 20 December 2010
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Thursday, 2 December 2010
For the first time ever, I used a Martha Stewart punch, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it....!!! They are so easy to use and cut perfectly every time, so easy to line up and for someone with carpal tunnel syndrome, it's a doddle!!!!! Not many times can I say that about punches.
This is a more traditional image, with matching backing papers. I really must try to get some more backing papers in the sale when they come up. These ones are just lovely and there are so many designs to match each image you can come up with.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
- Scallop card from Craftwork Cards I believe, gift from Di (correct me if I'm wrong here Di!)
- Tiny gems from eBay (these were a LOT smaller than described and a real fiddle to get on but have to be patient with them!) - I tend to leave a trail of them everywhere!
- Snowman image from Particraft Limited, sentiment as well - both matted and layered on to red mirri card
- Peel off greeting was put onto blue card and cut with my new "Bum Punch" as they called it in the shop!
- Crystal stickle glue was put around the edge
- Backing papers were a freebie from the Craft Fairy
- Gold snowflakes were from the Tesco sets I got ages ago - got loadssssss left!
- Snowflake paper was a freebie I got from a magazine
I put a verse on the back of the card, as Christmas Cards always need a lovely verse. To co-ordinate the look, I also added gold snowflakes around the edge of the verse, and again used my "Bum Punch" for the corners.
Sorry about the description but that's what they called it, and I can't for the life of me, remember the real name!
Anyway in the box was some narrow cards, not my usual type, but I'm always willing to try new things so came up with a few ideas - the first of which is above with some Kanban toppers Di also sent me in my Christmas goody box - thanks Di!
The gold sentiments are rub ons for a change, not peel off's that I normally use. I had some rub ons before but had real problems using them, but these ones are so easy to use and a delight to put on cards. I've used most of them now.
This sentiment was made on the PC, and then matted and layered. If you want more details on these then let me know, as I have a few Christmas ones to add in I've decided not to put the full listing on here or else I'll be here forever.