Friday, 9 December 2016

A Trio of Christmas Cards

Hello sweet friends and welcome to my blog.  Hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Well, I am back again to share some more Christmas cards with you today.  These were made for some rellies of mine and have a pocket to hold some Gift Vouchers. 

I've kept all three cards fairly simple.  They are, pretty much, the same design but I've used different papers and slightly different arrangements so they don't all look like total clones of each other.

Card #1

Used Maja papers on all of these cards (These papers were part of a RAK gifted to me by my sweet and generous friend Heather Jacob.  It will take me years, I think, to get through them all!)

Distressed all the edges and added some touches of 'snow' which is probably quite ridiculous as our temperatures around Christmas time are usually in the high 30's (Centigrade), but I really love the look so, I figure, why not!!

The 'Merry Christmas' is part of the strip at the bottom of one of the 12 x 12 sheets.  Have cut up the strip and used it as the greeting on all of these cards.

Added a strip of lace and a few gold stickers.

The usual pockets on the inside.
The left side will hold the gift vouchers and the right side is for a journal card with my personal message.

Card #2

On this card I used different papers, moved the elements to the right hand side and turned the oval shape.

The flower, leaves and berries are the same ..

 .. but I have added some diecut snowflakes.

Hope you're still with me folks. One more to go.

Card #3
Different papers again and this time, no lace.
 Same greeting  ..

..  same elements in the cluster ..
 .. same snowflake diecuts.

There you have it!!
When you have a bunch of cards to make for the same occasion .. such as Christmas .. it is so much easier and quicker to do when you use a similar design and elements. 
 The same .. yet different!!

Thank you so much for dropping by to take a look at my creations.

Take care, stay safe and God Bless.

Friday, 2 December 2016

A Duo of Christmas Cards

Hello sweet peeps and welcome to my blog.  So nice to have you drop by.

It is December .. can you believe it??  I certainly can't.  I think I say this every year .. where has this year gone??  I think I might have blinked and it just whizzed past me .. LOL!!  

I am well and truly back into the race to get my Christmas cards done.  
Those of you who have followed me this year will know that, at the beginning of the year, I had fully intended to make at least 2 Christmas cards each month.  Well, that idea fell by the wayside very early in the piece I'm afraid.  I only managed to get about 8 cards done by the end of October, and this month I have managed to do another 5, so I am still way behind.  Must admit though, I'm in a better place this year than at the same time last year so, hopefully, next year, I might actually end up in front .. hopefully.

So, having said all that, I am sharing two more cards with you today.

Card #1

Both cards have been made with Maja papers and all edges distressed.

Some leaves cut with my Silhouette, a couple of tiny red roses and  two pomegranate apples for the cluster.

I love these small Christmas Bauble Greetings from Scrapmatts.  They are so pretty and the  perfect size for cards.

I had some small squares of scrap paper on my desk so decided to roll them up and tie them together with a twine bow.  Love how they turned out.

 The usual on the inside.

Some swipes and splashes of white paint .. and done!!

So, onto
Card #2

Yep, same as before .. Maja papers and distressed edges.

Added a bit of gauze under the cluster ..

.. and a bit of glitter  here and there.

Another Scrapmatts chippie, a bit of washi tape ..

.. and the usual on the inside.

Voila!!  Two more cards added to the pile.
Now to put my head down and get some more made.  Need to do heaps over the weekend so they can be posted Interstate.  Ah well, no rest for the wicked!

Thank you for visiting my blog and do enjoy the rest of your day.

Take care, stay safe and God Bless.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Masculine with Lots of Layers

Hello sweet crafty peeps and welcome to my blog.  Hope you are all having a fabulous day.

Sharing another of my 'man' cards today.
In my last post I shared the card I made for my oldest son's (and his wife's too of course) Anniversary.  This card was made for his birthday.  The Anniversary card was a bit  'girly' for him (although I'm sure he still liked it, LOL!!)  but he was quite happy with this one.

The papers are mostly from Maja but there are also a few scraps from other Manufacturers .. not sure which though.
Used my scissors to distress all the edges.

Hadn't used my embossing folders for ages so decided to emboss one of the paper layers to add a bit of interest.  I lightly rubbed a Charcoal VersaColor inkpad over the embossing to help it stand out a bit more.

Tiny bit of metal wire that just appeared on my work desk (not sure how, or where it came from??  Must have been lurking amongst the mess!!  LOL!!) so I added that to my card as well as a chippy from Scrapmatts.

A couple of screw top brads and a square paper clip were also included.

Added some black and white paint splatters.

The inside ..

Voila!!  All done!!

The challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is all about embossing so, I thought I would enter this one over there.

Thank you all so much for your visit and for taking a look at my creations.   Enjoy what's left of the week and have a great weekend!!!
Take care and God Bless.

Monday, 21 November 2016

A Sweet Anniversary

Hello dear friends and welcome to my blog today, so pleased you dropped by. A very special welcome to my new followers.  So very happy you are coming along on my crafty journey.

My oldest son and his gorgeous lady celebrated their Anniversary a couple of weeks ago and I'd like to share the card I made for them.  Difficult sometimes, making an Anniversary card.  I mean, when you're making a card for both a male and a female, which way do you go??   Feminine or masculine!!!  Well, I guess I went feminine with this one, although I did try to tone it down a bit (Sort of!!  LOL!!).

The papers are mainly from Maja and, once again, I've used the blank from a die cut flourish as one of my layers.

The white bloom is one available from Megs Garden, the other little bloom is from my stash.
The leaves are a die from Memory Box and, along with a twine bow and some gauze,  I also added a few prills to the cluster.

The wire ends from the flowers were losely twisted around the end of a paint brush and left to dangle down the card.

The greeting was printed out from my computer and I simply mounted it on a scrap piece of chipboard.

The inside ..

My daughter-in-law loved it .. my son's reaction??  Meh! .. It's a girl card!!  LOL!!

Have finished all my Birthday, etc. cards for this year (still have a couple to share) so now I can concentrate on Christmas!!
Definitely time to get into the Christmas spirit!!  Woo! Hoo!

Thank you so much for visiting and taking a look.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Take care and God Bless.