Thursday, 24 November 2016

DL Christmas cards

Hi Crafty Friends

I'm getting behind again - these are the cards we did when my computer was poorly.
No computer = no way of writing/printing instructions, so I picked a very simple layout I've been doing for years. Oldies, they may be, but they were v well received and I believe quite a few of our crafty gang are making variations in batches. I've already made a few more myself.

This stamp (embossed in white) was free with a mag. I die cut it with a Spellbinders nestie which fit perfectlyin my Stitched circle die (Nellie's Choice, I think). The bow is Sue Wilson

I'm afraid I can't remember the make of this stamp (an Ebay bargain), and the ribbon is Christmas gift ribbon)

Hope your Christmas crafting is going well
jan x

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Christmas Roses

Hi Crafty Friends
Another blog in quick succession - hope I can manage to keep this up 😀

Here's the card we made last week - bearing a striking similarity to the get well card in the previous post. Club members liked the GW card when I took it in for them to sign, so I thought I'd do a Christmas version.
I fancied doing Christmas roses as a change from Poinsettias,  but with limited horticultural knowledge I realised I didn't actually have a clear idea of what a Christmas rose looked like. Some google-time later, armed to the teeth with gardening info I set about it. It turned out my JS signature dies were the closest match (but don't count the number of petals!). Those dies have been so versatile: so far they've been lilies, fantasy flowers, random buds, poinsettias, and now roses (or hellebores as us garden experts say 😉)

The frames and lattice are Sue Wilson
The leaves and berries are from a Tim Holtz set Holiday Greens - my new favourites. We coloured the berry branches and added liquid pearls.
The brown branch is Heartfelt creations
The stamens are Cheery Lyn cut to make them more feathery.
The bow is Memory Box
The bauble is Spellbinders, and the matching stamp was free with a mag. I've no idea where the sentiment stamp came from.

Happy crafting

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

A Get Well Card

Hi Crafty Friends

Two posts from me, in one week - don't faint!!
I just thought I'd pop by with a card I made last week. Sadly one of our craft club members is in hospital and this is the card I made for her.
Wishing you all the best, Pat, and hoping it won't be too long before you can rejoin us.

Here's what I used
Sue Wilson shadow box (frame and lattice)
Memory Box (leaves)
Joanna Sheen Signature dies  Build a Flower (flowers)
Cheery Lynn (stamens)
Intricutz (fancy oval)
Nellie's Choice (plain oval)
Hero Arts (sentiment)
Distress Inks Scattered Straw & Chipped Sapphire
An unnamed Papermania ink for the sentiment

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Inkylicious -sort of

Hi Crafty Friends

This is a bit later than I planned - my computer caught a virus and was quite poorly and had to spend some time in intensive care, but now we're back and all up-dated and raring to go!

I watched the very talented demonstrator on the Inkylicious stand at the Doncaster show recently. She was stamping snowy scenes in a bauble, and I decided we'd try the same technique, but without the Inkylicious products unfortunately.
I made a stencil for the bauble and we used a Hobby Art stamp and added a Stampin Up Ornamental Pine stamp and a bow. I added Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the pine which gives it a lovely sparkle in real life. It's a quick and easy card, and pretty flat for posting.

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Shabby Chic Christmas

Hi Crafty Friends

We had fun last week, there were fabulous home made chocolate brownies by Margaret and some excellent profiteroles brought in by Julie, and we even managed to make a card!

Here it is:

I was going for shabby chic, but I think it ended up with too much gold for true shabby chic, but who cares? It's a Christmas card!
I printed off free printable music which turned out to be green so that decided the colour scheme. I embossed white card with an embossing folder free with a mag, and inked it with DI Iced Spruce. The Noel is an old Tim Holtz die (Vintage Noel)which I cut once in white and once in gold. I inked the white one with Iced Spruce and Pine Needles to get a textured effect. The gold leaves are sueWilson, Olive Branch. The Poinsettia is TH again (Tattered Poinsettias). The small flowers are All Occasion (I think) and I made the silk flowers from a spray of flowers in my stash.

happy crafting