Sunday, 12 December 2010

Season of Joy Trees

I'm not sure if I've posted this one before, so if I have I'm sorry. I love the Season of Joy stamp set as it's so versatile. I've just used the tree in this card, but the set has lots of fab images & the swirl can be used all year round.

The DSP was the Bridesmaid foiled one that is sadly discontinued & I used my Cherry Cobbler ink pad to colour the areas that were not foiled. Love this effect.

Thanks for looking,
Kathy. x

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Serene Dasher

I love the Dasher stamp & it works so well with Serene Snowflakes, the colour combo is Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue & Whisper White with a little Platinum Shimmer Paint.

This card can be made in batches by making whole sheets of the pattern, then stamping the Dasher panels together.

Happy Crafting,
Kathy. x

Friday, 10 December 2010

Soft Holly

Sorry the picture is a little blurry, but I hope you get the drift of the design.

I kept it simple with the tree to one side, with a little tearing & daubing the edges & the Soft Holly roller as a border.

Thanks for looking,
Kathy. x

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Delightful Decorations Workshop

Some of my ladies came over & we made a couple of these cards each.

We started off with a 12" square piece of Very Vanilla Which we cut down to 2 5" strips. The card was scored at 5" then the long side was folded in half. A circle was cut out of the folded side to create the semi-circular apeture.

Next we roller stamped with the back panel with So Swirly in our choice of colour, & used the swirl from the Season of Joy set to stamp around the apeture (I tried using the So Swirly but the pattern was too busy).

2 panels were cut from matching colour card stock & punched the borders, they were adhered to the card as shown. A piece of ribbon was added to the front border and a piece of Elastic Cord was stuck into the crease to hold the ornament. The front panel was then stuck down to hide the ribbon & cord.

Finally we stamped & cut out 2 ornaments & stuck them on either side of the Elastic Cord.

The ladies loved making these and as you can see, I've made a few! :)

Happy Crafting,
Kathy. x

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Baja Breeze Photo Frame

I have decorated this frame to give to my eldest sister for her birthday, her bedroom is decorated in this colour so I thought she'd like this to put on her dressing table.

I used a bare basics photo frame from Do Crafts (cost £1.09) and first covered the whole frame (back and front) with Whisper White Craft ink, using a sponge dauber. I let the ink dry then applied Baja Breeze ink, again using a sponge dauber. This gives a nice soft colour all over. I let the frame dry then used Craft Whisper White ink to stamp the base layer of the flowers & Baja Breeze for the top layer. The effect is very subtle, hope she likes it!

Thanks for looking,
Kathy. x