Friday, 20 December 2013

Penny Black Christmas Card

Even though we never get snow at Christmas here in Australia, I still love to think of snowflakes and snowmen at Christmas time. I have pulled out one of my old stamps for this week's challenge over at  -Here Comes Christmas Day!

I used the 1998 Penny Black stamp 'Snowy Friends' as my feature image. I coloured it using Copic Markers and blinged up the snowmen using Ice Stickles 'Crystal Ice'.
The image was cut out using a Spellbinders Label die. Spellbinders 'Create A Flake' dies were used for the snowflake embellishments. The background paper was an invitation sheet from my stash.
Other embellishments included a paper doiley and Bella flourishes.

Wishing everyone a happy Christmas and holiday season...make sure you make some time to craft.
Thanks for stopping by, Jackie.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Cookies for Santa

My Christmas card this week features the Cookies for Santa Jude digi from Simply Betty Stamps. I began by colouring the image using my Copic markers:
Hair: E33, E35, E37, E39
Suit: YG09, YG13, YG17
Hat:R05, R27, R29 and T1 for texture on trim
Face: E50, E53, E95
I also used T1 and T2 for the shadow and the plate/milk
The image was cut out using a generic label die. I had to use the largest size in the set so traced around the outside of the die onto red card to create the border and cut it out carefully by hand.
The paper for the background were from Simple Stories 2012 Handmade Holidays range. Brown Spot- 'Tis the Season' and Tartan- 'Winter Wonderland'. I used the Martha Stewart 'Loops' punch to create the edge on the tartan strip. Small red diamantes were placed on alternate spaces to add interest.
The flower in the top left corner was created using the Cheery Lynn Poinsettia Die Strip. This looks best if the petals on each layer are spaced between those on the previous layer. I joined the layers using a brad and then added foliage using Martha Stewart's branch die. Finally, some Bella bling in red. The flourishes were cut apart to make a shape that suited the main picture.
Let me know what you think, Happy Crafting, Jackie.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Merry Christmas Card

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Christmas Tree Card

This week I have made a simple card using cardstock and papers from the Authentique 2012 Festive Collection. Using a cream card, I added a background using the 'Jolly' paper from this range after inking the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
My next step was to make the tree. This required four squares of paper which I cut from the 'Yuletide' paper using the largest four of my Spellbinders Square Dies. After folding them using a teabag fold, I glued the folds in place and left under a heavy book to dry. The dried pieces were later glued on top of each other- this part needs a little care as the layers are bulky.
The base of the tree is a small scrap of brown Bazzill.
Under the tree, I created a border using Martha Stewart's Scroll Lace Punch and the ribbon used for the final details was from American Crafts.

I am entering this card into the Christmas Card challenge over at:
Thanks for stopping by, Jackie.