Monday, 22 November 2010

Purple Christmas

Anyone who knows me knows I just can't leave the colour purple alone! I was so gutted when most of the purples were discontinued during the colour revolution, but at least we still have a couple, then came the in colour Concord Crush, yummy!

Take care,

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

21 Again!

Happy Birthday Bro!

So that means happy birthday to me! He's my twin, obviously not identical ;) so I can rib him about being 21 times two!

This was a simple card of black, white & Platinum Shimmer Paint.
Stamps used were All in the Family, Just Perfect & San Serif alphabets.

Thanks for looking, take care,
Kathy. x

Monday, 8 November 2010

Contempo Christmas Tree

This card was made with the unusual colour combination of Perfect Plum, Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke, it's not a combination I would have thought of myself, it came from my trusty Colour Coach. Doesn't it work well?

You might not be able to see from the photo, but I used the perforator from the Cutter Kit to give the Perfect Plum layer some interest.

Thanks for looking,
Kathy. x

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Natural Contempo Christmas

This simple easel card show how lovely the baubles are, I didn't have the matching punch when it was made & I have to admit they are easy to cut out, but being very lazy I now have the punch! :)

The colour combinbation can be whatever you like, I chose colours from the Neutrals Collection as I was in that kind of mood, but I've since done some purple ones, no surprize there I hear you say! lol

Thanks for looking,
Kathy. x

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Christmas Workshop - Four Cards in a NIght

This workshop showed how we can make a bunch of cards in 2 hours, just by being organised! If each stage is done separately, then all the cards put together in the end, we can get all our Christmas cards done in no time. Says me who is still struggling to get to 50, let alone the hundred I need. :)

All the stamped images were done first onto Whisper White card & cut & punched out where required. Next glue your layers, add brads, gems etc where needed. Score & fold your card blanks & finally stick everything together.

Still loving the Cherry Cobbler / Old Olive & Very Vanilla combination, I promise to show you some other combos soon.

Take care,
Kathy. x

Friday, 5 November 2010

Word Cards Workshop

These cards were made at a workshop I held just using Merry Moments DSP (now retired) & shapes cut using my Cricut & Gypsy. I made the words on the Gypsy as it has a "Weld" function to stick whatever letters I choose together, this is perfect for personalised cards

The colour combination was Old Olive ,Garden Green, Real Red, Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip.

We made about 50 cards that night & there was still loads of DSP left over, in fact we ran out of die cuts so I brought out the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit & they got stuck into that! Way to go ladies!! :)

Thanks for looking,
Kathy. x

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Serene Snowflakes Noel

I'd planned to show the stamping technique for this card at my new catalogue launch party, but didn't get round to it, this card isn't really suitable for a workshop as it's quite fiddly & we'd be fighting for the same stamps all evening!

I stamped the letters in Crump Cake (the new name for Kraft) & then kiss stamped Serene Snowflakes over the top using Chocolate Chip, the letter were then stmaped onto Very Vanilla, circle punched & more snowflakes added all over in more Crumb Cake ink. I used the middle sized snowflake to make the "O" for added interest.

The background was just more snowflakes in Champagne Mist Shimmer paint, Crumb Cake & Chocolate Chip ink.

Thnaks for looking,
Kathy. x

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Medallion Christmas

My camera really isn't showing the colours well at the moment, but these were made using new Cherry Cobbler (a fab rich red), trusty Old Olive & Very Vanilla.

These were made at one of my many workshops I've been haing lately, they're so quick & easy to make, great if you're like me & have well over a hundred cards to make each year.

Happy crafting,
Kathy. x

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Baja Breeze Brocade

I haven't just been making Christmas cards lately, the new catalogue has brought us new stamps & new colours! This one is using Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette & Early Espresso, I'm sorry the photo doesn't do it justice, trust me it's lovely.

I took the colourway from the new Colour Coach. This handy little item has all the colours on the front& some suggested colour combinations on the back. This is fabulous if, like me, you're afraid  to experiment with different colours. You'll find out that I've become a lot more daring, thanks the the Colour Coach.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 1 November 2010

Christmas Workshop

These cards were made at one of my christmas workshops I've been having lately. Just a few more to go, then it'll all be over! :)

Tthe centre card was made using my new toy, the Cricut die cutting machine. I just love my new gizmo! I can set it to cut a whole sheet of shapes while I do something else, saving me loads of time. I also have the Gypsy, which is great for designing while I'm on my lunch break at work, or sat in front of the telly keeping my long suffering hubby company.

Anyway, we made these three cards, it was a lovely evening having fun crafting with friends, what could be better?

Happy crafting,
Kathy. x