Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Christmas Card Club

These sessions are now 2 months in and I've been meaning to share the cards with you for ages! For today I'll share the first 5 designs that we did. Each session we make 10 cards for £10, 2 of each design.  If you are interested in coming along to these sessions held at my home in Northampton use the contact me tab at the top of my blog.  My inspiration for these cards  has come from all over the place and I have to apologise as I can't find my notes and so am unable to credit people at the moment.  If you recognise a card please let me know and I can credit you.

Card 1 - Dasher

Stamps - Dasher, Trendy Trees, Contempo Christmas
Cardstock - Not Quite Navy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks - Not Quite Navy, Concord Crush, Basic Black, Whisper White (Craft ink)
Punches - 1-3/4" circle punch

The moon is masked using the circle punch cut from a post it, I've then sponged the sky. The snowy ground is a torn piece of Whisper white. I've then stamped Dasher and the trees in place.

Card 2 - Season of Joy

Stamps - Season of Joy
Cardstock - Whisper White, Real Red
Ink - Real Red

A really clean and simple card that is nice and easy to duplicate.

Card 3 - Merry

Stamps - Tree Trimmings, Alphabet Stamp (retired)
Cardstock - Perfect Plum
Ink - Perfect Plum
Accessories - Stamp a ma jig

Once you've got the hang of the Stamp a ma jig this card is really easy to do.

Card 4 - Inlaid embossing - baubles

Stamps - Delightful Decorations
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whipser White
Inks - Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Accessories - Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Bauble Punch

The baubles have been stamped and punched from whiper white card then adhered to the crumb cake layer.  This piece has then been embossed in the big shot. This technique creates a really lovely inlaid effect.

Card 5 - Merry Christmas Tree

Stamps - Season of Joy
Cardstock - Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Inks - Old Olive, Whisper White (Craft ink)
Punches - Scallop Trim Border Punch
Accessories - Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

To ensure that this card will still go standard post I have adhered the ribbon flat.

That's all for now, I'll share the second lot of cards soon.

Sunday, 2 October 2011


I'm sooooo excited! The new catalogue has gone live and is being really well recieved by everyone. For now it's just a quick scheduled post to share the card I've made for the blog.hop.  You should have come here from Dawn's blog if not hop on over and take a look at her creations.

My card for today is a christmas card.  I've used one of the gorgeous new In Colours - Lucky Limeade, teamed with Early Espresso, Whisper White and a touch of Cherry Cobbler.  The card actually started off life like this....

But something was missing so I added the banner, the greeting is from Something For Christmas.  This stamp is actually 3 greetings with a row of babubles underneath, I simply used my Cherry Cobbler marker to just ink up 'Season's Greetings'  Would you have imagined that bunting could turn into a christmas tree?  I've used the stamp set Penant Parade along with the co-ordinating Petite Penants Builder Punch (YAY! No more hand cutting the bunting!) The ribbon at the bottom is the beautiful 1/2" scallop dots ribbon in Chocolate Chip.  To add some texture I've used one of my favourite embossing folders, Perfect Polka Dots. I do LOVE my BigShot!

Of course no Christamas tree is complete without a bit of bling! I've used our self adhesive rhinestones - lovely!  That's all for now, hop onto Maggie's blog to see what she's created.  The full list of participants in the hop is below too if you get lost anywhere along the way!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

1. Lauralou
2 AlisonP
3 Glittermum
4. Theresa M
5. SarahLP
6. Sassy Stamper (Elaine)
7. Sarastamper (
8. JJ66
9. Evy c
10. DonnaM
11. Scrappydiva
12. Natalie
14. Vicky
15. Maggie (maggiemae)
16. Julie H (The Crafty Bug)
17. Elizabeth (Stash Fairy)
18. Michelle (ShellieStamps)
19. Keren.
20. Emma (Daisydaye)
21. Rachel (Rachel)
22. Valerie (valmoody)
23. Kara (KaraM)
24. Sarah (IOW Sarah
25. Tracey Rossos
26. Patricia (Beckscraft)
27. Sarah-Jane
28. Claire
29. Cupcake
30. Kimf
31. carolineskinner
32. Emma_H
33. Sally - Pink Sky. x
34. Carolyn
35. Tina
36. Hayley (craftydevils)
37. allyf -