Saturday, 5 December 2015

One Layer for Christmas

I decided I'd have a play with some stamps to make a single layer Christmas card although I must admit to actually stamping onto a square piece of card which I attached to the card front once it was completed.  I'm sometimes not the cleanest of stampers and it is so annoying to be working on a whole card and find that there is a little smudge or maybe the greeting has somehow a bit askew - happens to everyone I imagine!!  I've done these scenes previously in monochrome but thought I'd go for a mix of colours this time for a change.

Wreath and Greeting - free stamps with Creative Stamping Magazine for December
Snowman, trees etc - stamps from Cardio

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Out and About

I've not had much time for blogging this week because I've been out and about with my Son and his Wife who are on holiday.  Nothing madly exciting but we visited a large garden centre which has a huge display of Christmas related 'stuff' - amazing just how much there is around.  They also have a good restaurant so of course lunch was enjoyed and today we popped into a local gallery (with excellent coffee shop) to see a Christmas craft/art exhibition.  However I do have a card to share with you which was made using a free die which came with the Inspirations magazine from Crafter's Companion.  The papers and sentiment panel were printed from the CD with the same magazine.  I raided the oddments boxes to die cut a leafy spray and punched a few flowers from the left over paper.

Papers and Sentiment Panel - Downton Abbey range Crafter's Companion
Die - Edge die from Crafter's Companion cut within the panel rather than on the edge
Leaf Sprey - Sue Wilson die
Flowers - punch from Stampin' Up

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Snippets Challenge

I've not used my usual number of snippets for this card but nonetheless they are still snippets and this type of card doesn't need to be too elaborate in my opinion.  The background has been embossed with a deco style design, the label on which the flowers are stamped is also a deco style and the green decorative elements also come from a die with a deco name.  All this is actually coincidental and I didn't realise it until I came to jot down the items used.  There is a great card and also some super pics from last week on the Snippets blog page so well worth taking a look.

Embossing - Creative Expressions Art Deco folder
Stamps - Wild about Flowers Stampin' Up
Dies - Deco labels SU and Deco Lattice by Sue Wilson (used twice behind the main label
Sentiment - Computer generated, SU punch and faux washi label cut with  fancy scissors