Monday, November 29, 2021

To Mat or Not

 I couldn’t decide to mat or not, the first card as a white mat underneath all the layers and second does not.

The background is Honeybee’s snowflake background stamp reason I wanted it was the snowflakes were on the smaller size. The houses, trees, sweet lamp post and sentiment is all Concord and 9th.

While writing this post I’ve made a decision I think I prefer the white mat so off to do the rest, made a total of five cards using the cute houses.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

All in White

 I’m trying a new way to photo my card instead of using a camera I’m using my phone but not sure I like the way it photos white on white cards.

The snowflake background is two layers to help it stand out, the die is Taylored Expression from a few years back. The pine needles, holly leaves and poinsettias are Simon says Stamp all a  few years old now. Along with Tiny Words Christmas stamp set.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Slimline Home for the Holidays

 I loved the houses from Concord and 9th so I had to stalk the craft shops because I was sure these would rush out their stores.

I was intimidated with the amount of dies but found a You Tube explaining how they worked and away I went. The first card made is this Slimline card. Made the background sky with a scrap of blue and used the slope die that came with the set for the snow drifts.

Don’t you love the lamp post, bit fiddly to add a bit of yellow for the light but so worth it. The actual slimline dies are Newton Nook.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Happy Snowman with Blue Trees

 Same card but in turquoise blue and I added pearls for berries in the holly. No dirty marks so no snowflakes.

Happy Snowman with Green Trees

 I think almost £30 for a die is a bit steep for my budget which why I put him on my Birthday list. He is a nice looking snowman. Quite large so really doesn’t need much on the card.

The snowman is a Sizzix die and the 3d embossing folder again from Sizzix with a touch of pattern paper round the edge. The sentiment is MFT, I’m pretty sure I added the tiny snowflakes because there is a dirty mark on the snowman and added a few more so it wasn’t alone.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Fabulous Fifty

 Christmas cards stopped while I made this card. Mo’s Party image cut out and paper pieced her dress.

The numbers and sentiment are stamps with matching dies from Stampin Up. A stitched rectangle to mat and layer.

I’ve had a number of special birthdays this year with this being the last one.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Pretty in Pink 2

 Technically the same card as the last post but this is without the strip which in my opinion works better.

Pretty in Pink

 Yes it’s those little trees again  this time I used the poinsettia background stamp from Simon says Stamp on some pink card.

The thin panel with the snowflakes on are a die from Stampin up which I’m not convinced works. The oval is a Altenew die and the sentiments are again Simon says Stamp. Finished off with tiny trees.

Haven’t had chance this week in my craft room but may have time today to sort out that baby card out then back on the Christmas card conveyor belt.

Monday, November 08, 2021

Tiny Tree

 I got the Whimsical Trees from Stampin Up but all I've done is used these tiny trees. I wanted to make a quick card just so I can used the snow drifts from The Greetery and I absolutely love how a CAS card became a bit more special.

Why the non traditional colours well thats the colours that were on my desk and the sentiment is a very old Stampin up one thats now sitting on my desk because I surprised myself at how straight I placed it on the acylic block. So don't be surprised to see it again.

Last week I made 8 cards not sure how many I get done this week, Christmas present shopping is going on this week plus I now have a baby boy card to make.

Friday, November 05, 2021

Simple Poinsettias

 I had a couple Waffle Flower poinsettias left over so I made a simple card to use them up. Need a change of Christmas sentiment especially as I brought some recently.

I’ve managed six more Christmas cards this week hopefully two more at least today. I’ve been scrolling on Pinterest to get ideas and possibly to case. The old craft mojo is a bit up and down at the moment.

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Trio of Poinsettias

 This card is my favourite so far and I made four altogether. The background is from Simon says stamp stamped in white than embossed.

The poinsettias are Waffle Flower again with blend ink centres to give a touch of colour and the holly is an old Penny Black die cut up to fit.

Sentiment is the one from MFT the set with Stacey Yacula penguins from a couple of years ago.

I struggled to make a card yesterday head was so not in the right place Let’s hope it’s working better today.

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Snowflakes and Trees

 Oh what a terrible blogger I’ve been but I have been making cards as you can see Christmas ones.

 I double layered the snowflake die to help it stand out more fiddly but worth it I think. Instead of going for a plain background I used the 3d tree embossing folder. Now seeing it I’m wondering if it’s too busy.

I made 10 Christmas cards last week but it worked out 3 designs even so that means I’m now at 62 cards .