Monday, December 26, 2011

My Favourite Five Christmas cards for 2011

Choosing my top Favourite five Christmas cards this year wasn't a difficult task seeing as I only made 7 different designs. I had to keep it simple as I had busy last few months  and then had surgery two weeks ago, I have just managed to sit at the computer for a short time and have yet to be able to get any stamping done. Perhaps this week.
The oval gate fold I love this design and it only takes alittle more effort that a usual folded card for a stunning look.
This card was my first venture with sewing machine on my card.

My first use of the hero arts stamp and die sets works perfectly with Paper Pretties image
Gotta love those stampabilites bunnies
Certainly can't go pass Penny Black critters for a favoutie card.

I think cute cards were definitely the theme for 2011
I hope each and everyone of you had a wonderful Christmas

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Oval Gate fold

 I had so much fun creating this card after watching the video tutorial on Dawns Stamping Studio
 The front stamp is from Magenta. I made the flower using the spellbinders poinsetta die, I placed pearls in the centre and on the bottom corner.
 The ovals were cutout using nestabilites oval dies.
the stamp inside is from papermania. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy 21st Kait

Today's card is for my Darling Baby girl who turns 21 today, Kait put in her request a pop up card, so I had to put on my thinking cap. While I was thinking my Friend Frances posted a waving pop up on her blog and the timing was just perfect.
I thought this MFT stamp would work just great, stamped the image and paper pieced the dress using copics for the shading. Since I wasn't posting this card I wanted to add flowers and I guess I went alittle crazy it just kept growing.

As you can see the flowers on the inside is the reason for the ones on the front. It is great the way they just pop up when you open the card. This Mft stamp set was the one I was going to originally use, I was gald to be able to put it in there too. I coloured the image and cut it out and then used plaid glass finish on the wine glass.

This is another veiw of the opened card with the waving flowers.

Stamps: My Favorite things " A'la mode sets"
Paper: black, white, red card, DP- DCWV La creme stack & glitter stack
Other: MFT mini rolled roses die-namic, oval and scallop punch, leaf punch,sizzix swirls die, ribbon flowers pearls, acetate, nestabilities, Plaid glass finish,


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Graduation Time

It is graduation time here and my daughters have friends who they wanted to give cards to.
For this card I stamped onto white card and matted it onto the fleur de lis nestabilities, the cap was popped out with foam dots and finished it with ribbon and black gems.
In side I added the die cut the word graduation and the you did it stamp.
This card was a combination of Birthday and graduation. The Hero Arts Poppies were stamped with black ink and embossed with stardust embossing powder. 

and inside I once again use the fleur de lis die and along with the fleur de lis border die and the sizzix graduation die. The stamps are from studio G.

Have a great day

Monday, December 5, 2011

Penny Black Christmas

This card was made using two different penny black images to create a scene and the text is from paper pretties.I coloured it with copic pens, matted, sponged and destressed the edges for a shabby chic look. The snowflakes were made using a Martha stewart punch.
I have enterd this card into the Bommerang Stampers List COTM


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bundle of Joy

A Clean and Simple neutral baby card using  fiskars stamps, nestabilities, mft die-namic border die and designer paper.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

New house

Todays card is something different from xmas cards for a change, but I really need to get back to Christmas cards as I am so far behind. This card was requested by my daughter for a friend who has moved into a new house.
I just love these cute critters from Penny Black, they seem to suit any occasion. My sketch layout out is from splitcoast stampers SCS361. The text was computer generated and that along with the image were cut out with nestabilities, the edges were then sponged for a softer effect. Pearls and gems were added for some bling.

Thursday, December 1, 2011