Saturday, 31 October 2009

Christmas Pudding Card

Last week I treated myself to a Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the blending tool. I absolutely love it - the effect you can get is amazing and I've already ordered another one. This is the card I made when I was playing with it for the first time and I think inking the edges has given it more depth. The christmas pudding was cut out using my Nestabilities.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Jingle Beans

I've finally finished all 40 tubes of Jingle Beans, complete with the added touch of mini bells. I've made them to give to all my family, friends and colleagues along with a handmade card. This a sample of two of them showing the front and back of the tags. Martin's contribution was to fill the tubes and eat the beans lol. I got the idea from here - her blog is fantastic and has loads of great ideas so definitely check it out.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Origami Trinket Box

My aunt absolutely loved the blue iris folded card I made for her birthday and now has it framed in her hall. It's nice to know all that your effort is appreciated, so I've made this origami box for her for Christmas (she's been hinting she'd like a trinket box in the colours of her bedroom). I've used my new bargain double sided cardstock from Costco then finished with a ribbon.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Bauble Wreath Card

I saw this idea somewhere online and thought it was the perfect excuse to play with my new circle Nestabilities. It's sad because I was so excited about getting them but they make life so much easier and they'll definitely be put to good use! Anyway I think this card looks quite classy but can't decide whether or not it needs greeting in the centre maybe? Thoughts please...

Big thank you to Jennie aka The Wife for her suggestion - i've now added some die cut holly leaves and it's definitely improved the card along with making it more Christmassy.

Monday, 19 October 2009

3 Wise Men Card

I saw this Jolly Nation three wise men decoupage and thought it would make a great traditional card and I know exactly who to give it to. I've teamed it up with some starry paper (no idea what it's called) and then obviously I had to include the North Star so hand drew and cut out my own from gold mirror card. The torn affect adds some character to it I think!

Pink Christmas Tree Card

I love this stamp as it's a modern take of the standard Christmas tree, so I just had to use modern colours and what could be better then hot pink! The gems were freebies with a magazine and fitted perfectly as the baubles. Lots of matting and a Daisy & Dandelion stamped greeting et voila - a fab girly Christmas card for one of my friends.

Snowy Bear Card

This is an extremely quick card I made with decoupage I picked up at a market - it was soo cute I just couldn't resist. Originally I just assembled it but felt something was missing so stuck on a few gems and i'm definitely happier with it now. Kinda feels like cheating though as it was too easy to make and required next to no effort!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Reindeer Gatefold Card

This card is 100% handmade including the card blank and the backing paper, which i've hand stamped (making good use of my Poundland stamps again)! The blue colour scheme makes a nice change from the usual Christmas reds and greens. I've used a Daisy & Dandelion die-cut greeting, silver card candy and snowflake brads to finish the card off.

Gingerbread Man Card

I couldn't decide what to do with this fun Christmas paper, then found some great sheets of foam stamps in Poundland that I thought would go perfectly! The greeting is cut from mirror card using my Banana Split alphabet, which i've been using on everything recently. I think this would be a perfect card for a child so am entering it into Lily of the Valley Challenge 38.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Anniversary Card

Here's a card I've made for Martin's parents' anniversary next week. His Mum is the one who originally got me into cardmaking so i'm interested to see what she thinks! The textured cardstock i've used is really lovely quality and i'll definitely be treating myself to more. I'm also addicted to card candy at the moment and have got quite a few different colours, which i've mixed altogether in a big glass jar.