Monday, 12 December 2011

Tilda at Christmas


As promised here is another of my Christmas cards.... Just a quick simple one cos we're all a bit short of time at this time of the year, aren't we?

A close up of the image...

I used:
Image - Magnolia
Gold gel pen
Papers - Papermania Mistletoe kisses
Gold mirri card
Card candi
Sentiment - Daisy and Dandelion die cut
String snaffled from a clothing tag!

Moving Along with the Times - Last minute Christmas
Crafty ribbons - Traditional colours for Christmas
CES challenges - Traditional Christmas

I'm off to my pal's tomorrow for a fab crafty day but I'm hoping to catch up with all your lovely blogs soon!

Love 'n' hugs,

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 22 - Christmas!


And a big welcome to my new followers :-) I'm back with my DT card for Dream Valley's latest challenge:


Well what else would it be at this time of year!?!

This is my first successful stepper card - I've always made such a hash of them before!

The image is of course Forever Friends coloured with my fave promarkers. The tree stamp was in the same set.  I've added loads of fluffy stuff I got from my local craft shop - it makes fab snow and fluffy trims :-)

I like doing my cards in those lovely pinks and blues but you just can't beat the traditional red and green for Christmas! I've embossed the background and highlighted it with shimmer chalk so it stands out a bit better. It looks really shimmery in real life - I can't hope for the camera to catch that at the moment though. It's having enough difficulty distinguishing between bold primary colours in this horrible (lack of) light we've got at the moment. How I long for Santa to bring me my daylight lamp! I've posted him my list :-)

I've used:
Images - Forever Friends
Sentiment - Daisy and Dandelion die-cut
Papers - Daisy and Dandelion
Fluffy stuff(!)
Papermania embossing folder
Shimmer chalks (to highlight embossed snowflakes)
Ribbon and gems from stash

CES Challenges - Traditional Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - Traditional colours for Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Snow much fun!
Forever Friends - It's all Christmas
Let's ink it up - Christmas Projects
ABC challenge - E for embossing
Totally Gorjuss - Let it snow

Now don't forget to pop over to Dream Valley - we've got some fab new members to our design team and they've made some gorgeous festive projects :-)

I've made a bezillion other Christmas cards but haven't got round to posting them on here yet so prepare for an overdose from me in the next few days :-)

Love 'n' hugs,