Sunday, 13 November 2011

Percy on ice

Here is another Percy Penguin from Molly Blooms, available at Sir Stampalot I have coloured him with distress inks and added stickles-Diamond and Liquid Pearls-Platinum for a bit of bling. I love these penguins, they just make me smile and this one didn`t take too much colour on him and was a good one to do a quick and easy card with.
I`ve used my fave punch at the moment, Martha Stewart-Eyelet Lace. (I said a couple of posts ago that it`d be cropping up again soon !) I haven`t got any Christmas border punches but I think this one looks kinda Christmassy ?
The sentiment is from Create a Scene stamp set from Creative Expressions - Vintage Christmas.

The snowflakes are cut with Marianne Creatables dies and I`ve again added stickles to them for a bit of sparkle. The little snowballs are white pom poms also available from Sir Stampalot. The background paper is Magnolia. I needed a border on this and I couldn`t find another paper to mat and layer with that matched so instead I just glued a fine line around the edge and added prisma glitter ( which I got covered in !! ) I think it makes for a nice snowy looking border and you don`t have to be too precise with it !

I actually made this card over a week ago as I haven`t been able to craft all week as I came down with a chest infection, God knows where I got that from, I was fine one day and sick the next and it has knocked me off my feet a bit but I`m on the mend now and looking forward to crafting again, I`ve missed getting covered in glue and glitter this past week !

Thanks for visiting me, bye for now and happy crafting.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Percy Penguin

Another Chrissy card ( sorry, are you sick of them yet?) I fell in love with this Molly Blooms penguin when I saw him at Sir Stampalot and realized he HAD to come home with me, he just makes me smile every time I look at him :)
I`ve coloured with distress inks and added a bit of stickles-diamond for sparkle.

the background paper is Bo Bunny - 12" Noel Rejoice. The sentiment is Molly Blooms also and the trees and music background are Magnolia.
I cut the background shape from Go kreate die 6x6 pointy frame #3 and the corner punch is SU. The bit of jute was kindly donated by my friend Tina and I thought it went well with the colour scheme and added a bit of texture.
The trees were a labour of love to cut out but I realized I had used cream background for everything else and I only had white water colour paper left which looked too stark against the other elements so I had to cut them out ! I just added a bit of snow writer and prisma glitter to them.

I`ve just finished all my ironing so I`m going to sit and have a well earned cuppa and put my feet up for a bit, thanks for looking in, bye for now and happy crafting xx

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Silent Night

Another Chrissy card for my growing pile ! I can`t afford any more new stamps for Christmas now so I`ve had to have a rummage through last years stamps for my cards. This one is from LOTV, I love these images and I am certainly getting my money`s worth from them, this one is a favourite lovely tradtional image.
I`ve coloured with distress inks and added a bit of glitter for sparkle and some Glossy accents to the glass in the lamp but I don`t think it shows up in the photo.

I`d like to enter this into the Allsorts Challenge this time around they`d like to see a Christmas Easel.

The papers are Bo Bunny from the Dec 25th collection - 12" Noel cuts and festive, Martha Stewart punches eyelet lace and holly and the berries are off Christmas crackers that I`ve collected over the years !!
The background stamp is Magnolia - Silent Night availabel from Sir Stampalot. I tried to give it an aged look by distressing the edges and inking with antique linen distress ink.
The postcard is from Molly Blooms, also available from Sir Stampalot. I went to town on this card didn`t I ? I think I threw everything at it, punches, paper, ribbon, flowers, berries, braid, pearls ! I get a bit carried away at Christmas ! LOL !

In case it`s not apparant from the first photo, it is an easel card! Here is a side view. Is it just me or are easels hard to photograph, they always look flat in the piccies !
Anyway, I`m off to have a rest, I had a tooth out on Monday and had to have stitches and I am in quite a bit of pain with it, I always have a bad reaction to the injections and I feel a bit woozy for a while afterwards, ( I`m a bit of a wuss when it comes to the dentist ! )LOL !

Thanks for looking in, bye for now and Happy Crafting xxx