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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Special Cards & Xmas Day Birthday

Today I share my Family Cards.
This first one is a Brusho background.


This second is also Brusho and
is the design that inspired a
simpler version for craft friends.


I actually made 4 of these, two in red.
Sadly time for photos ran out.

This card shown, is actually made for
someone who is sadly no longer with us.


This card below, is for my friend, Anne
who has her birthday on Christmas Day.
Had to take this to work to get a
decent photograph!


I loved this so much,
I didn't want to part with it unless I could get 
a good picture!
Background made using cut panels
of water-colour paper and 
Brusho in Rose Red & Lime Green
I mopped up the excess using the die cut
before die cutting the Wild Blooms (Memory Box)


I embossed all the panels using my
favourite folder, Secret Garden
and I added interest with a few die cut swirls.
I loved the folds of this design.
It was simple to create and one I
think I will use again.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Cards for Friends

Here are a selection of the cards,
that I made this year.
I didn't have an awful lot of time and I
will tell you the reason why in the New Year!
I needed quick, simple designs and as
always, fit the design to the recipient.

I got some excellent "free" stamps with a few
craft magazines and they proved a God send!



Some incorporate Tim Holtz dies
(above & below)



This one above, I made specifically for all the girls
at Queen Bee beauticians because it was an
idea I got from their Christmas window display

and the one below, I mass produced for
all my craft friends.
It is not as simple as it looks.
The background is Brusho with
Heavy Gesso through a Lace Stencil (TCW)
Then snowflakes with light modelling paste
through another stencil
painted with pearl paint

The Kraft card itself, was painted with pearl paint
and so was the die cut word snowflake.

I will share some more later & one of them (for my sister)
gave me the idea for this simple snowflake one.