Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas snow flakes

Even though we don't have snow at Christmas, we still love to do our Christmas cards with snowflakes. I coloured matt card with Kaleidacolor blue breeze, stamped and embossed my snowflakes and added a Christmas tree in the corner. I used a rub on for the sentiment and highlighted the card with crystal glitter glue, so it sparkles.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Alcohol Inks

I so enjoy working with alcohol inks and as you can stamp onto and emboss immediately, they allow for a quick and easy card. I used bottle, denim & terra cotta and the image is by Impression Obsession.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Love Distress Inks

Love this theme as you can tell by the many varying versions of it. I bought this tree image many years ago but couldn't quite get it to work but on these cards it works great.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dark Room Door Stamps

I bought this Christmas set at SENZ and have used it so much, love the background writing and the postage and block believe & hope stamps, the dear prancing gives it life.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Love this mouse

This is an Impression Obsession image and I love it! The background was done with Kaleidacolor stamp pad in Blue Breeze and then I sandpapered over the cuttlebug embossing to give it the white highlights, very easy and I find it prevents the white ink down in the ditch look.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Another distress ink card

Really like this style of card so couldn't resist making another... I am sending this Christmas Card to a stamping friend in Australia.

5 x Christmas Cards

Christmas Card made in a hurray along with four that look much the same, thought I had two weekends to go before Christmas but no, only one. It is very simple, Christmas paper put through the cuttlebug, spellbinder pendent die cut, cut out stamped image, added glitter highlights and my new distress stickles on the leaves.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Card 3

I made this so long ago, cannot remember what ink I used on the background, have a feeling it was alcohol inks and then I cuttlebugged it, a ribbon to give it a lift, an embossed sentiment and the stars to make it pop... it is on it's way to Nelson today.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Card 3

Another Distress Ink Card, I love the look and the over embossed trees, highlighted with glitter, so easy but so effective.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chrstmas Card 2

I love distress inks, they are easy to work with and after watching Tim Holtz yesterday on youtube making a tag I came home and made this card. Lots of different stamping on top, plus embossing the snowflakes and then highlighting with glitter, easy but effective.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Card 1

This is my first Christmas Card sent, it is at this very time on its to Dubai, where my niece Sharyn and her husband live with their two children. I used matt cardstock, sprayed with memories mists in three different blues, then ran a Brilliance stamppad in white over the top, a ribbon and a sentiment and the card was done.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Jinny's masterpiece

I belong to a group called NZ Stampers and a group of us met in Levin at Yvonne's shop for a day of crafting. We all put in for a secret santa and I picked out Jinny's offering and what a masterpiece, I so love it and it now hangs proudly in the hallway.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My sister-in-law's birthday card

I couldn't resist this paper yesterday, it is just so pretty and I bought these flowers on Sunday at the craft day we had for NZ Stampers. I used a spellbinders pendant die and a cuttlebug die for hearts and leaf scroll...