Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Warm Wishes

This is my playday Christmas card this year, I normally make variations on a theme but this time they are all almost the same. The only variations was when I was experimenting with the layout and one lone fox for a friend

I need to apologise for the awful photo, even though I made forty of this card and was making them since September I only photographed it the day before I gave them out, I didn't check the photo either so its very blurry but I wanted to show it as a record for myself.

Although it looked simple it was a very time consuming design to replicate and even though I'm pleased with it I won't be making this one again lol.

Image: "warm wishes" Papertrey ink
Dies: blueprints 29 from MFT and "warm wishes" Papertrey ink

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Eskimo Kisses

I had an idea for the kiddos christmas cards and they look exactly as I wanted, you have no idea how unusual that is lol.

I used the same stamp but added the pigtails for the girl version. This card looks easy but it sure wasn't lol. I had seen a card on the MFT blog using a background stamp and sentiment in the space and thought it was cool but that I would add an image to mine. Once I had decided on the layout they dod come together fairly easily and I used some of my hoarded paper too.

Images: "eskimo kisses" Darcie
Paper: "home for the holidays" Doodlebug
Dies: "stitched hillside borders" Lawn Fawn
Sentiment: "keep it simple - Merry Christmas" Papertrey Ink

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 95
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Bell - Y38, 35,
Deer Suit - E49, 59, 57, 35, 34, 31

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Just be Claus

Firstly I think I need to apologise that this is another christmas card in January and secondly that the photo is so blurry. Hopefully it won't hurt your eyes too much.

As you can probably tell I used my go to design for this year, and maybe next year too.

Image: "just be Claus" Darcie
Paper: "dear Santa" Trimcraft
Sentiment:"think big favourites 20" Papertrey Ink
Dies: Blueprints 2 and basic stitched borders both MFT

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 95
Beard - W2, 0, blender
Suit - R89, 39, 37
Belt - N7, 6, 5, Y38

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Merry & Bright Version 2

Almost finished with the christmas cards, well until I start again in October lol.I have decided that this year I am going to make one design every month and make at least four matching cards. I am hoping this will take the pressure off once December arrives. Of course I need to stick to the plan first.

Image: "merry and bright" Darcie
Paper: "perfectly plaid - winter" Lawn Fawn
Cardstock and Ink: "gravel grey" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2
Sentiment: "think big favourites 20" Papertrey Ink

Snowman - BG0000, 000, E77, 74, YR07, 04
Gloves, Hat and Scarf - BG13, 11, N8, 6, 5, 4

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Merry & Bright

I apologise that I am still showing christmas cards in January but I still have a few designs and as I use this blog as a record of the cards I have made I might be boring you for a while yet, so please feel free to tune out if these aren't your thing

Another go to design and another Darcie set, I feel like a stuck record but I have liked this design and these images are the perfect size to compliment it.Not a lot else to say except I hope the recipient liked it.

Image: "merry and bright" Darcie
Paper: "perfectly plaid - winter" Lawn Fawn
Cardstock and Ink: "gravel grey" MFT
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2
Sentiment: "think big favourites 20" Papertrey Ink

Snowman - BG0000, 000, E77, 74, YR07, 04
Gloves, Hat and Scarf - BG13, 11, N4, 3, 2

Monday, 2 January 2017

Snuggle Bunnies

I think this is the first card I have ever made that only contains products from one company. I'm normally a mix and match girl and use tonnes of stuff from everywhere so I am amazed that I not only managed it but I like it as well lol.

I knew who it was going to be for once I saw the sentiments on this set, I coloured the images for the 30 challenge back in July and made the card in August but I haven't published it until after the persons birthday. I don't think they look at my blog but why take the chance.

Image: "snuggle Bunnies" MFT
Sentiment : as above stamped in "cornflower" from Mft
Dies: Striped Sentiment Strip Cover Up

Bunny - W2, 1, R20, B26, 24, 21, R29, 24, 14
Bear - E34, 31, 30
Red Stripes - R29, 27, 24, 14
Blue Stripes - B26, 24, 23, 21

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Who Let the Dog Out

This is going to be a bit of a picture heavy post, I made this card for my good friend Kay and before I go any further I wanted to wish her a very happy birthday.

So this card was a bit of a labour of love, it took a while and was a project I did in between others and not all in one go. The first thing I did was the wall background, I used the brick stencil and paver red ink both from MFT and inked the whole back of the card. I didn't have a grass die so I used the icicle border and cut it from white card, used twisted citroen and mowed lawn distress inks to colour it and placed it around the outside. It looked a bit plain so I cut a fence and added that and then it looked better lol.

I cut the window using a memory box die and layered several with a layer of acetate in the middle. The hole on the card was cut by hand and is smaller than the window so I had something to adhere to.

It was a fun project and I hope Kay likes it. When I finished even Hubbie liked it and suggested making a christmas version for our neighbours, I said maybe next year lol.

Stencil: "brick" with "paver red" ink both MFT
Grass: "icicle" die from MFT coloured with "twisted citroen" and "mowed lawn" distress inks
Fence: "picket fence" mft
Window: "grand madison" Memory Box
Dogs: "lucky dog" MFT
Sofa, pictures and rug: "make yourself at home" MFT
Wallpaper: "damask" background stamp from MFT stamped with "blu raspberry" ink
Floor: "wood plank" from western backgrounds from MFT
Sentiment: "tiny tags" Our Daily Bread
Cushion: "playful pooches" Clearly Besotted