Thursday 22 December 2016

Christmas Greetings

I would like to wish all my friends and followers a very Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.  Thank you to all who have left me lovely comments during the year - these are much appreciated and I will try to visit as many as possible in the coming months and try to post something on a fairly regular basis.

This card was made quite quickly using Craft Artist and I hope it will make you smile!

Sunday 18 December 2016

Not a Christmas card for the Playground

I've done with making Christmas cards for this year and am planing to tidy away all the seasonal bits and pieces littering my work space.  I've made a birthday card for the Pixie Snippets challenge this week for a chance to be included in the draw for the items which Di used to make her super Christmas card  - such a fun card and a great detailed explanation of how it was made.

For this card I've used up snippets of cream card mainly and also used a snippet from a sheet of card which had been coloured using Pixie Powders (how appropriate is that name?).  The large snippet of background paper has been sponged around the edge with Distress ink.  The border strip is built up from strips of the various papers/card and the floral border was also cut from the same cream pearl card and stuck behind the straight border.  I then found a snippet of purple card to die cut the flower spray, using the 'waste' to sponge a little detail onto the background.  An oval was cut from the Pixie powder piece and a tiny greeting stamped using black ink.

Background - script pape from Prima pad, sponged with some colour
Floral border die - Tonic dies
Flower spray - die by Sizzix
Oval - coloured using Pixie powders and die cut with Sizzix oval die
Sentiment - stamp from set by Personal Impressions