Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Season's Greetings

Yeah! Managed to get in my craft room to make a card and use the computer today while my daughter was out at the law college. I really loved making this card and I've found that it fits the bill for so many challenges.

Here's what I used:

Kraft card
Elzybells image and sentiment stamps
Baker's twine
Metal Eyelets
Circle nesties
Inkssentials Opaque White Pen for the snowflakes
We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

And these are the challenges I'm entering it into:

I found the inspiration for the layout from a card by Michelle Short of the Card Grotto - I've always admired her style.  Here's the link to her blog if you'd like to take a look:

That's it from me. Have a good evening and hope to be back as soon as I get chance.


Sunday, 4 November 2012

Home for Christmas

My version of a Nordic Christmas card.

I used these fabulous Papermania Urban Stamps 'Home for Christmas'. They really are lovely stamps to use - a beautiful, crisp impression and lots of small stamps to create your own background.

I masked off the bottom of the card and used Old Paper Distress Ink to create a border.  The stamps are all from the set and I used some red crystals in the centre of the small snowflakes.

I did the strip at the top of the card when I was just messing with the stamps    and decided I quite liked how it turned out so just stuck it onto the card.  The bauble shapes were cut out on my Silhouette (I scanned the stamped image into my computer to get the exact shape but made them slightly larger than the bauble stamp to give an edge around them. I then stamped the bauble onto the cut out shapes). 

Sorry the picture is a bit dark, it's a really gloomy here today.  Just as well Barbara Grey is on Create and Craft today - it gives me a good excuse to sit in front of the TV.