Saturday, 28 November 2015

A Sprinkle of Snowflakes

I love snowflakes and have lots of them in my stash - stamps, papers, dies, punches and peel offs. So it was a certainty that I would be entering CD Sunday's latest challenge.  
I used an old cd from Funky Hand called Twelve Crafters Crafting as I wanted a blue to show off the snowflakes.

I used 3 Martha Stewart punches to create the centre snowflake mat. I think it took 3 attempts to get the corner and border dies to match up. The corner snowflakes are peel offs that I've had some time and I've used white Tonic Crystal drops on them as well as blue on some of the other snowflakes. I'm not sure I like the die cut 'Let it Snow' but it's stuck down now so will have to stay.
I came second with this card.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Something beginning with H......

I decided it was time to attempt to make some Christmas cards.................and managed one LOL! I made it to fit the theme at CD Sunday which is 'Something beginning with H....' and I chose Ho! Ho! HO!

I turned to Serif's Craft Artist and chose a ready made Christmas card. It's from a digi kit by Hearts Designs called Hearts and Roses. I love the cheery Santa and the floral frame he's in. But the back ground paper was awful - it had text on it and large green spots. So I trawled my digi kits until I found one that I liked In Victoria Nelson's Christmas Bouquet. I thought the colours in this paper matched the central topper better with the pinks and greens. But when I put it together on the screen the topper 'disappeared' into the backing paper as there was no backing behind it.So I had to then find a cream material to layer behind it. I printed the BP onto paper and the topper onto thin card so that I could raise it up on foam tape. I was then determined to use my Nuvo crystal drops from Tonic so all the red berries got coated and the corners had a pink 'pearl' added. I finished off by colouring every fruit with a Sakura gelly roll pen. I also went around the frame on the topper. Now everything sparkles just as it should for Christmas LOL!
Thanks CD Sunday - I really enjoyed making this card.
I came joint second with this card.