Monday 8 September 2014

Another Christmas Card

Today's offering is another Christmas card using the free embossing folder used yesterday but this time including two of the stamps from the same freebie.  That really was a bargain set because there is also a Christmas tree stamp and some good quality papers included so I don't feel so bad about buying that magazine.  This card was finished off with the addition of a Sue Wilson poinsettia and a pine branch from another of her Christmas die sets.

Sunday 7 September 2014

more Freebies!

Yet again I've been tempted by freebies with magazines and this week I must confess to buying not one but two!  This last week has been particularly hectic both socially (meeting friends for coffee - twice) and preparing for two busy days demonstrations with the Big Shot and various lovely dies and embossing folders - quite tiring but so enjoyable.  I was more or less ready with samples until I spotted these magazines and just had to make a quick card using the embossing folder from Cardmaking and Papercraft which is a full size one and comes with three lovely stamps as well.  The sentiment came as a die with Papercraft Essentials.  I think this card will fit the bill for the Pixie Snippets Challenge this week because apart from the square of Centura Pearl card in the background everything else was cut using snippets from my bits boxes.  Of course I've not yet used the stamps so maybe another Christmas card will follow incorporating those as well.  I do like my freebies and judging from remarks from some of the lovely visitors to the show I'm not alone.

A six inch square was cut from Centura Pearl white card and embossed with the free folder, then lightly brushed with blue Distress ink to show the detail.  The free sentiment was cut from the white Centura pearl and mounted onto an oval  cut from a scrap of blue pearl card using dies from Sue Wilson's Austrian collection. More snippets of matching card were used to cut out some of the smaller flowers from Sue's new Poinsettia collection - a few odd pearls added for the centres.  Sorry about the dark shadow on the right hand side, scanner letting in a bit of light I think due to the height of the flowers.

I see I've not posted on my blog since last weekend - apologies for that and in fact what I really should be doing this morning is putting away all the 'stuff' which was packed up to take to the show but I just had to catch up with blogs and so on but unpacking the bags and boxes must be my next priority so that I can craft some more!