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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Hopefully the last Christmas card of the year!

Yes, still making those last Christmas cards and this one is specially because my Niece is getting Daisy and Dandelion for her present, on CD and stickers and decoupage sheets. Hope she likes the CD.
Daisy, or is it Dandelion, was coloured with promarkers and I decoupaged the hat and paws, I love those paws! Niece is from a clear Papermania set, the stamp and greeting were a magazine freebie. Nestabilities large square and scalloped square used.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Christmas and birthday

Nearly the last Christmas card, and a birthday card too. The penguin stamp is a Stampavie stamp, coloured with Promarkers and glitter glue and a gem star over the star the penguin is holding. The tulips are Stampendous and I have a spare unused set up for grabs if anyone wants it. This is the second card I have made and a different colour combo this time makes this a very pretty card.
I photographed these against my craft room wall so they could be better shots, I had to put the mini photo studio away for Christmas lunch and now I have a brand new mini studio I hope to use very soon, once the electric piano is removed from the table!
I got a few lovely crafting bits and pieces for Christmas from my son who visited NY in November and hope to show you something using them soon. I have a scroll die set, a star die, two embossing folders and some Tim Holtz tape. Lovely.

I have entered these in the ABC challenge K is for Keep it Simple, last minute cards in a hurry and these were both very last minute and I think fairly simple!
I am also entering the top card in ABC Christmas challenge, zero for zero time left, and the penguin card was made Christmas eve late! 

Thursday, 23 December 2010

A couple more Christmas cards - owls

 Two more cards to share with you. The first is using a Hero Arts clear set which is so cute, my Uncle loves owls so this is for him. I coloured the owls with Promarker die cut the panels with Nestabilties, and the card blank with a Sizzix Bigz XL scalloped card die, the ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons and the bow made using the Mini Bowdabra. I am going to enter it in the I Love Promarkers challenge which is anything goes.

 The second card is another Dovecraft bauble shaped card blank, and I attached a Hot off the Press panel matted on a scalloped panel cut with Nestabilities and attached with holly eyelets. I hope the recipients will hang this card with the ribbon loop, perhaps on their Christmas tree.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Quick cards

These card blanks are from a pack by Dovecraft of 30 shaped cards. I bought them in a sale I think, and found them when trying to make quick panic cards. I feel a bit cheated that one of the shapes is a rectangle (yes I know that is a shape) and the rectangle comes in gold and silver, which means there are less novelty shaped cards. There is one more shape not shown here which is a bauble, and I will post photos of those in due course. I have found some panels that I did last year, and with the Christmas trees I drizzled Stickles glue for tinsel and stuck gems to them and added wooden Christmas shapes that were a present. I think my favourite shapes are the crackers, I decorated them with Docraft stick on ribbons and felt shapes, and one little Hero Arts stamped dog, and I felt the need to add a cracker joke which I found using Google, printed off and cut into strips and stuck inside the crackers.

I don't like the snowflake one, which is an embossed snowflake on an octagonal card and the card is poor quality. Perhaps I will find a better way to decorate it, I am not happy with the effort above which is stickles and a gem in the middle.

I went to work this morning and distributed cards and gifts, and posted a few cards on the way,  then we were sent home again due to the snow. So having addressed all the cards I had just about I know how many I have left to make now, and have been busy making more this evening.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Panic but snow stopped Christmas

I have been desperately trying to make my Christmas cards this past week, still a long way to go. One evening I sat and coloured these cute puppies I had stamped the night before, and I found some tiny cards and envelopes that fitted perfectly - quick cards I thought but by the end of the evening I only had 6 cards to show for my efforts so I am having to make quicker cards now.

The puppy is a Hero Arts stamp called Winter Pup, and the greeting is a Penny Black stamp called Cozy. Coloured with Promarkers, die cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities and a star gem added to this one to cover an ink mark - whoops! I also added a touch of Papermania glitter glue to his hat. I think he is a very cute pup.

As for all this snow, we haven't had snow this deep since the bad snow last year that stopped everything after Christmas. We don't get much round here. I had been ordering Christmas presents online all week too, with a vain hope they would arrive today in time for giving to the recipients who were due to visit for a family party tomorrow at my parents. However the recipients are snowed in and the party is now postponed until perhaps after Christmas and we have had no post at all today. I know everything I am waiting for has been dispatched, maybe it will all work out in the end!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

I am such a bad DT member

So sorry everyone especially teamies! This has been such a hectic week with so many things I have ended up doing, and I have tried to make a side step card so many times when I had a minute without success. This is because I was following American instructions in inches from the SCS forum (thanks, I will try and find the link and post it later) and 1/8th inches, using a metric ruler that had 10ths not 8ths, and it didn't work, I am also not very patient with precise measuring and hopeless at using a craft knife - in fact dangerous at times! Have been out to buy a new steel rule today with 8ths, also found a plastic one which has both 16ths and 10ths. So this attempt was slightly better.
Stamps are Holiday Dolls clear set by Hero Arts. I have never been a fan of flower soft until they brought out Polar White and this is the first time I used it. Images coloured with Promakers, Docrafts and Stickles glitter glues used, also Ranger Glossy Accents.

This is my DT challenge card for Quirky Crafts Challenge blog, you have just under a week left to enter, and the theme is Around the World. My card is about China, the mountains and snow.

As I have family round tomorrow, and then I really need to get into gear and finish my Christmas cards (unfortunately the bulk of them) not to mention some outstanding present shopping I may not get to post again before Christmas. So in case I don't - Happy Christmas to all my followers and visitors to this blog, and Happy New Year too (just in case).