Tuesday, October 26, 2021

For Easton

 So I had to stop making Christmas cards to make a couple of special birthday cards, this was the first one for a little boy. Time seems flying by.

The image I used is an old one of Mo Manning, most of the dies are old now but why buy new when the old ones work perfectly fine. Grass and fence are MFT, the cloud are Memory Box. Star MFT circle is a punch and the number four is a die set I brought from a craft show. 

I need to buckle down to the Christmas cards now, I got a couple of dies for my Birthday plus maybe I’ve treated myself to a few new ones too.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Colourful Snowflakes

 A few weeks ago there was a Freshly Made Sketch that inspired this snowflake card and like the previous cards with Poinsettias I inked the centres. I wish now I double layered the snowflakes they look a bit flat.

Otherwise this is another quick easy Christmas Card and I can see a few more made similar. The snowflake die is an old one from Simon says Stamp but snowflakes never really go out of fashion.
I really need to find a new sentiment I’ve used it on nearly all my Christmas cards so far. I have got 52 made so far and all have their inserts done too.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

More Colourful Poinsettias

 Since I wasn’t keen on the background snowflakes on my previous card but love the colourful poinsettias I made the same card without the stamped background but maybe now it’s too plain. 

I counted up my Christmas cards and was pleased to find out I’m half way. They’ve all got their inserts and ready to be written. New goodies have arrived from in my craft room just need to find some inspiration.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Colourful Poinsettias

 One of the Waffle Flower DT made a slimline card with multi coloured poinsettias which probably was the reason I brought the die in the first place.

I wasn’t going to do a slimline card mainly they take so long and I need to make quite a few cards before Christmas. So I settled on this size card with three poinsettia. I didn’t buy their snowflake stamp but I did have the MFT Snowflakes and made the background with matching colours. If I’m honest I’m not keen on the background.

The stitched frame is again MFT and so is the sentiment.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Purple Onion Trio

 A bit of a change from James the bear some cute critters from Purple Onion. They were a bit fiddly to layer but worth it in the end.

The papers are some new MFT ones and the holly was cut using my very old Martha Stewart punch still just about working. The sentiment is the one off my desk that is from a MFT and I think the banner is theirs too.

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Purple and White

 Also made then in some pretty purple card so you don’t have to use traditional colours.

See post below for details.

Red and White Poinsettias

 Something New arrived in my craft room this Waffle Flower Poinsettia Background die but then my craft room got cleared for my Party and I forgot all about it. Was shocked to receive another one in the post but read the letter enclosed. Apparently one of the background dots was missing from the original die and Seven Hills Craftshop where I brought it from went through all their orders and sent out to all who ordered one, now that’s good customer service.

To be honest there’s not much you can do with this die but make poinsettias but if my mojo keeps disappearing  at leastI can make these with out to much thought.

Friday, October 01, 2021

James with Presents

 Here he is another sweet James the bear holding some Christmas presents. Cheated with the sky, patterned paper but I think thats it with the last decent scraps of this very old Doodlebug paper. 

I used the snow slopes from MFT and an old Snowflake die from Simon says Stamp think it’s called Maryanne. The mini snowflake centres are again old but this time from Lawn Fawn.

The sentiment is a MFT but it’s one with Stacey Yacula Penguin set, it’s now sitting on my desk so I guess it’s this years Christmas sentiment.