Sunday, 23 November 2008

Christmas again ....

Thanks for returning to my blog. It just goes to show Christmas is coming, we had a nice inch of snow this morning, enough to 'play' in but not enough to keep the children off school!!! :-) By lunch time it warmed up and began to rain and all the snow melted, much to my disappointment. I hope we get a white Christmas this year, it would be amazing. I only remember a couple of white ones when I was very little. We had a lovely big garden and couldn't wait to get out there and play. It wasn't long before our teeth were chattering and we wanted to come in again!!
Here are anothe couple of simple Christmas cards. Both were stamped with clear gluepad and heat embossed with cosmic shimmer holographic glitter embossing powder.
For the snowflake card, I inked 3 large snowflakes and stampbord, embossed as with the background snowflakes, inked the edge of the card and stuck into place. Added papermania clear adhesive stones.
For the stichels snowman card I stamped him on white card with lilac staz-on, cut him out and coloured him in with lilac and jade sukura pens. I added sticky ribbons in matching colours and a greeting, again stamped in lilac staz-on. Finally, I inked the edge of the card. I think Mr Snowman is happy with his new coat and hat!!!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Naughty me ....!

Ok, ok, I did warn you that it wasn't going to be a daily thing! BUT ... I am on my way now and this is my first Christmas Card of this year. I have dug out all my old stuff from Christmases past as I was determined not to buy much this year. The tree is a Dawn Bibby tree (bought this year!) which I have decoupaged onto DCWV christmas stack papers (bought for me this year!) embellished with pink christmas stickers (Anitas) and touched with clear papermania stones in the centre of the snowflakes and edged with my silver Krylon which I love. Hope you like it!

Monday, 3 November 2008

A friend's card

Another one for Lisa's 45th birthday! This time it's from me. I don't do much with this stamp and have seen a lot of samples around so I thought I'd have a go. Firstly I stamped the image and cut round the edge of it, leaving a third of the inside of the card exposed. I put a gold mirri matt onto the inside of the card. I gold embossed the elegant lady and coloured it in with sakura gelly glazes. (Except the ickle doggy is a white gel pen to make him stand out!) I think gelly glaze pens work really well on black card and make the suit sparkle. I gold stamped happy birthday onto black gloss card and edged the left hand side with double sided tape and glitter. The pic does not do the card justice.