Thursday, 8 November 2012

'Funky' Christmas tree

I finally got back to making cards after spending all yesterday beading and all the evening sewing eyes onto little knitted owls. I still have to do the beaks and feed them some stuffing before sewing them up.
In my last post I used a cd from Complete Cardmaking magazine, well the cd was still in my laptop so I decided to use it again. This time I chose the Funky Hand section and printed out a cute little tree and a couple of backing papers. I coloured the tree in pink with promarkers and added a bit of glitter glue. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut this and the green backer into oval shapes. The pink was cut to size and used as a backing strip. A simple peel-off greeting fills the empty corner.
I'm never sure with ovals as to whether I have them straight or not on the page, I hope these are.

I was very brave and did a bit of dash/dot doodling round the shapes on the card in the same pink as the tree.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Digi Christmas

I bought the last couple of issues of Complete Cardmaking as I liked the look of the cd's that came with them. I had a play this morning with the Christmas one and found some cute nativity images by Nitwit Collections.
As these are just click and print on the cd I opened up my MCS programme and imorted the images into it and payed around with sizing and layering so that everything could be printed out a single sheet with no actual cutting out to be done.
Here's the first 2, simply trimmed to size and embellished with Papermania jewels and pearls. Quick and easy but effective and ideal for children to give or receive.

I've seen that Funky Hand have contributed to the cd as well so will have a look at those images in the days to come. I'm particularly liking the pink tree card that is shown in the magazine.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Ooops, missed 2 days.

Well this blogging everyday didn't last long for me. I had this ready to blog on friday evening but got caught up with stamping in cards and bagging them. Then I had to clear and tidy the room i've been using to photograph things as my daughter was coming straight after work to stay the weekend and needed to be able to get to the bed.
Yesterday we were out for a good deal of the time and then spent the evening sorting the jewellery we'd made and making more. Anyway she's just left and hubby has just gone to work so I can settle down to myself again. It's suddenly gone very quiet round here though. It always seems worse when hubby is on nights as they both leave at the same time :-(

These are the cards I finished thursday evening ready for friday's non existant blog.

 I've used the same Kanban stamp for both but made them look quite different with the colours of Promarker and backing papers. Not sure where they are from but I seem to have gone for my fave purple and lime green again, a simple organza knot on one and a Martha stewart corner punch on the other. Both have a touch of glitter on the belt.
She really is a a cute little stamp and came last year in a set of 3 with a few Christmas greetings. Not sure how she fits in with the festive theme, the other 2 have a Christmas hat and fur tipped clothing. This is the one I have used most though.