Christmas


This is a Christmas card I made for a Christmas in July team swap (yes! I know! We’re already thinking about Christmas!).  My card was inspired by this simply lovely card here.

This is a close up:

I wasn’t sure if I preferred a Very Vanilla background or a Cherry Cobbler background, so I made both to see which I liked best.  For those ladies who received my swap, they will know I ended up with a Very Vanilla background :)

Now, I didn’t emboss my frame with Gold Embossing powder – I was surprised that I didn’t have Gold Embossing powder in my craft stash!!  Of course, I will rectify that problem very quickly, lol!   So, my fix for the lacking of Gold Embossing powder was to stamp the image in Versamark ink, then into Soft Suede and then emboss the image with clear embossing powder.  It worked a treat!

The colours I’ve used are – Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede.  And the Sentiment is from Four the Holidays (such a useful stamp set!).  With my Big Shot, I’ve used the Labels Collection Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder and Petals a Plenty Embossing folder.  My flower is, of course, my favourite new punch, the Blossom punch.  And the sparkle comes from the Champagne Shimmer Paint – which i adore!

Thanks for looking :)

This gorgeous Christmas banner was inspired entirely by the ever-so-creative and clever, Elisabeth Stewart.  You can check out Beth’s beautiful work here.

Beth seriously inspired everyone at Convention in Canberra on stage this year with her wonderful creations!  Please excuse my poor photography, it’s hard to photograph something long with a standard camera!  But I have tried my best to re-create Beth’s Christmas banner here – this is a “Merry” banner:

This is a “Peace” banner (sorry about the TV!!):

Here are close-ups of the “Merry” banner:

And close-ups of the “Peace” banner:

And a close-up of one stunning Angel:

Thanks for looking :)

This was the last card we made at my Cancer fundraiser.  Not my idea by a long shot and I’m really sorry, but I don’t know who to credit first, but if it was you, please do comment if this card design was your idea!  I’d love to say thank you.  This card was really popular for Christmas last year – but, seriously, you can see why, can’t you, lol?!  Such a clever, cool card!

The colours we used were Blushing Bride, Regal Rose and Rose Red.  The stamp sets were Delightful Decorations and Many Merry Messages.  The base card paper was shimmery white – and this is GREAT cardstock.  It has a luxurious weight (for a cardmaker!) and the shimmer is perfectly subtle.  You can see it more on the picture below:

And you know me, again there were rhinestone jewels for bling, lol!

Thanks for looking :)

This is a special Christmas card that I made for my mother-in-law last year (seems strange to already being saying last year!).

For this card I went monochromatic – Night of Navy and Shimmery White.  Stampin’ Up!’s Shimmery White cardstock is beautifully subtle and a pleasant weight.  The big background I simply left as the paper is, but the smaller background I rolled through my Big Shot with the Petals-a-plenty embossing folder. 

I stamped night of Navy on Whisper White cardstock and then punched out the ornaments with SU’s ornament punch – I love that punch!  I tied up the ornaments with a silver cord (retired) bow and I added one rhinestone brad to the centre of the lower ornament and three rhinestone brads to the top left hand corner of the card.

The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy on Shimmery White paper from Snow Swirled and then layered by punching the Wide Oval punch and Curvy Label punch.

A really simple card to make – it took no more than 20 minutes - and (I think) elegant too!

Thanks for looking :)

Here are a few more quick Christmas cards.

I really love the Curly Cute “Season’s Greetting” stamp, so I’ve made quite a few cards with it this year.  For the card above, I punched out some Cocoa Specialty DSP (not available anymore) using the Ornament Punch.  I wrapped some gold cord (retired) around the top and then stuck it to some Whisper White paper that I had embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and my Big Shot.  The sentiment was stamped in Real Red.

This card is slightly different.  It has three ornaments and the sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede ink.

This card is the same as the first card, except the sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede ink.

Thanks for looking :)

I was fortunate enough to play with the Snow Swirled stamp set a few weeks ago (thanks, Kathie!).  I made these Christmas cards in less than half an hour!  They sure were quick cards :)

I used the colours Night of Navy and Silver.  The silver snow swirls are heat embossed with silver embossing powder, and I’ve added some rhinestone brads to sparkle things up.  I’ve got to have bling,  especially at Christmas, lol!

I really loved this stamp set, the snow flakes embossed so perfectly.  Lovely!

Thanks for looking :)

Here is one of my favourite Christmas cards that I’ve made this year.   I just love it!  And, you know, the sentiment is from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  I use Teeny Tiny Sentiments ALL THE TIME!  And it’s on special this month – from $62.95 to ONLY $31.48.  That is an incredible price!!!  Check out what else is on special by checking out the details below or clicking on the December Frenzy picture to the right.

I’ve also used the stamp sets En Francais (background), Delightful Decorations and Lovely as a Tree.  The En Francais was stamped in Crumb Cake, the ornaments are in Cherry Cobbler and the trees in Old Olive.  Wow.  This is a super colour combo for Christmas, don’t you think?

Now, you can’t see too well in my photos, but I’ve also sponged Champagne Shimmer paint all over the card and it looks GORGEOUS!! lol!

Now, the December Frenzy special runs all December, so now is the time to order up any last minute Christmas gifts.  And at this amazing prices, how could you not?!!

These are the promotion details, so you can click on the picture to see if anything on your wish list is there:

Contact me to place your order today!

Thanks for looking :)

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