Saturday, 26 December 2015

Christmas ATC

I belong to 2 ATC swaps - one which I run myself. A recent theme was 'Christmas' and I made this ATC:

It was designed in Serif Craft Artist. The Santa topper is from a digikit called Letters to Santa. He had a tartan background behind the red but I trimmed it off and added him to white card before sticking him on the new background. The background is from Bearly Mine Designs - Christmas Frolics (sadly this company has closed down.) I then went crazy with a Sakura glitter pen adding it to the string of Christmas lights, Santa's beard and every word on the background! If you click on the picture I think the glitter shows better on the larger image.
That makes 4 entries into the CD Sunday Challenge - a record for me! I've also entered well before the cut off time of 1pm today!

Cool Yule - CD Sunday

I made three Christmas cards that I think will fit the theme at CD Sunday - Cool Yule.

All of them are designs from the Greeting Card Factory.

The first one was edited on screen and printed directly onto card similar to Centura Pearl. I then added peel-offs and Tonic Glitter Drops to the snowman's buttons, eyes and mouth, berries and to the snow fall.

This image I turned into a topper matted onto red mirror card and attached to a gold card I'd embossed using an embossing folder. A sentiment was die cut from the same red mirror card and layered onto gold then red mirror card.

For this card I printed the background straight onto card. The snow people were printed onto card and turned into a topper with a blue gloss card layer behind it. Peel-offs were added to the corners and a die cut sentiment matted and layered onto white and blue card finished the card off.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Gingerbread Man

Who can resist the image of a Gingerbread man? Not me! I think they are so cute! So when Tonic brought out a Gingerbread Man die I had to buy him. Yesterday I was trying to come up with a design for some Christmas cards (yes, I'm still making mine) and cut some gingerbread men out. I then filled most of the cut outs with various colours of Tonic crystal drops. I left them over night to dry and here's one of them:

The theme at CD Sunday this time is 'Colours of Autumn'. To me that's reds, greens, yellows, oranges and browns so my little chap fits right in!

The backing paper is from a pad free with a magazine but I've coloured it with Scattered Straw Distress Ink as it was white and too bright. The mat was cut using a Tonic Elegant Oval die and the Merry Christmas from a die that was free in a magazine.
By now the CD Sunday design team are probably thinking 'Come on Pamela, you know the rules. Where's an item from a craft CD?' Well I've used a paper from a Funky Hand CD called twelve Crafters Crafting and printed it onto cream card stock that has a gold shimmer (like Centura Pearl). The mat and sentiment were cut from this card. I know lots of crafters like to stamp images and colour them in and then use a matching backing paper. There's lots of CDs out there that only have backing papers and you're bound to find one to suit your stamped image. Hopefully this shows people that you can use a craft CD without having to use a topper or a busy backing paper from the CD. 

I came joint first with this card.