Monday, 17 December 2012

C.A.S. E. card and get well soon

17th December 2012

While checking out the entries for Unstampabelles Christmas theme the other day, I came across a card which I immediately thought I'd have to CASE. The blog name is Magagi's Crafty Bits, and you can find her original card either amongst the entries on Unstampabelles blog site, or, go to the Magagi's blog here:

I used my Spellbinder Poinsettia dies for the flower, and glitter paper both of which are available from Blue Edge Crafts.

The second card I made for a fellow resident of our retirement estate who has just had  hip replacement surgery.

The stamp set used is Flourishe's 'Mix 'n' Mugs' stamp set.
I used Copics to colour it in, and then die cut with a spellbinders die. Mounted onto an embossed background. I sponged the white cardstock with a pale blue before removing from the die (after embossing) and finished with pearls and corner stickers.

I'm already thinking of the Christmas cards I want to make for NEXT year! how sad is that? so many ideas, and this Christmas is done and dusted in regards to cards anyways.
Hope you have a look at all the beautiful entries in Unstampabelles Christmas challenge, and also at Magagi'es blog.
While I've CASED Magagie's card, this doesn't mean I don't think there are no other stunning entries, there are so many, there really is, this particular card just struck me with it's simplicity of design, and speedy construction, perfect for that last minute card.
Happy Crafting.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Last of the Christmas cards....... I hope!

10th December 2012

After thinking I had all my Christmas cards made well in advance. I suddenly find that I've forgotten a few people who really are important enough that I shouldn't be forgetting them.

So back into the Christmas card making I went, and today I made these few cards, Hope you enjoy them.

All were quick and easy to make.

Thank you for checking out my blog today.



Monday, 3 December 2012

Unstampabelles Christmas Challenge

3rd December 2012

For this final Challenge of the year, I'm pleased to be able to be the sponsor. Below is a picture of what I'm offering on behalf of Unstampabelles December Challenge.
For all details regarding the challenge itself, use the link to Unstampabelles on the right hand side of my page.

Remember, NO STAMPS can be used, apart that is for sentiment stamps of 4 words or less.

and here is the card I made as my Design Team submission.

For this card I used a laser cut shaped card. The laser cut front I backed with green glitter paper. and the inside square is covered with a paper from KaiserCraft 61/2" December 25 paper stack. I used border stickers in gold and red holly stickers for the corners.

The centre of the front has a circle of gold glitter paper and one of the push out tags from the paper stack.

The floating Santa is a sticker image which I've placed onto acetate, then cut out, leaving a tag from the Santa hat bobble, this is folded over and adhered to the reverse of the front of the card making the Santa float over the front of the card.

I've decorated the inside of the card with Christmas stickers from the same set as the Santa, glitter sticker sentiment and another push out tag from the paper stack.

The laser cut shaped card and the glitter papers come from Blue Edge Crafts.
I've had the Santa sticker for a long time and honestly don't remember where I got it from.

I hope this whimsical card gives you some inspiration for those piles of Christmas cards we all seem to be busily making at the moment.

Thank you for visiting today, and Happy Christmas to you all.