OK SO I AM TRYING TO GET ALL MY CARDS DONE BUT TIME SEEMS TO BE AGAINST ME ANYONE ELSE FEELING THE PRESSURE....
SO I HAVE USED MY TRUSTY HUNKY DORY KITS WHICH ARE GREAT SO NOT TOO MUCH THINKING IS NEEDED ON MY PART LOL AND I HAVE GOT TO USE ALL MY CHRISTMAS DIE CUTS WHICH I PRE CUT USING MY SCRAPS. THE DOTS ARE MORE MELTED PONY BEADS, RIBBON IS STAMPIN UP AND FLOWERS ARE WILD ORCHID CRAFTS. OK SO I AM OFF TO DO MORE MY CRAFT DESK LOOKS LIKE A PILE OF CARD STOCK I SWEAR MY TABLE IS UNDER THERE SOMEWHERE LOL HAPPY CRAFTING HUGGS AMANDA
I HAVE BEEN BEAVERING AWAY MAKING CARDS AND SEWING!!!! SOME CHRISTMAS PRESSIES THAT TIME IS FLYING BY....
SO I AM NOW PLAYING CATCH UP ON SHOWING YOU MY PROJECTS , I USED FIRST EDITION NORDIC CHRISTMAS PAPERS WITH CENTURA CARD STOCK WITH SOME RIBBON AND GEMS FROM MY STASH AND WASHI TAPE FOR THE STRIPY BORDERS.THE TREE DIES ARE SOME I BROUGHT OFF EBAY, I GOT A BAG OF MIXED XMAS ITEMS TO USE AND THEN IT SAVES ME ON BUYING LOTS OF DIES WHICH I MIGHT END UP NOT USING. THE OWL TOPPERS ARE BY HUNKY DORY WHICH WERE IN THE OWL VAULT BUT I MUST AND AM GOING TO USE UP WHAT I HAVE!THE 25 ARE PEEL OFF STICKERS IN A BOTTLE CAP AND THEY ARE COVERING IN GLOSSY ACCENTS AND I ALSO SPRINKLED SOME GLITTER ON TOP BEFORE IT DRIED. I HAVE BEEN NAUGHTY AND ORDERED THE NEW BIG SCORE FROM CRAFTER'S COMPANION THIS MORNING AS PART OF THEIR BIRTHDAY WEEK CELEBRATIONS! OPPS OH WELL CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO ARRIVE TOO EXCITED THANKS FOR POPPING BY HAPPY CRAFTING I AM OFF FOR A CUPPA AND TO LOOK AT MY NEW DEBBIE SHORE HALF YARD HOME BOOK!!!! HUGGS AMANDA
CHRISTMAS IS GETTING HERE TOO FAST FOR MY LIKING WHILST DOING COMMISSIONED CARDS I AM NOW STARTING TO PANIC THAT MY OWN CARDS WON'T BE DONE IN TIME [SOUNDS FAMILIAR]
SO I BROKE OUT MY HUNKY DORY KITS LIKE I DO EVERY YEAR NOW AND MADE MORE 8 X 8 EASEL CARDS
IS IT ME OR ARE ROBINS BIG THIS YEAR? THEY SEEM TO BE EVERYWHERE AND MOST OF MY LADIES DON'T WANT THEM ON THEIR CARDS SO I HAVE DECIDED THAT I WILL MAKE THE REMAINDER UP AND GIVE THEM TO CHARITY AND IT SEEMS A WASTE TO HAVE THEM SIT IN A BOX ANOTHER YEAR.
THIS CARD USING FIRST EDITION 'SILENT NIGHT' PAPERS WHICH I AM GOING TO PUT IN THE PAPER VAULT LOL, SOME WILD ORCHID CRAFT RIBBON AND POINSETTIA FLOWERS. THE CENTRES ARE MELTED PONY BEADS [I'M ADDICTED] THE CHARM AND GEMS FROM MY STASH AND I TRIED THE NEW 3D FOAM SNOWFLAKES THEY ARE RUBBISH!!!!! THEY DON'T COME OFF THE BACKING VERY WELL ARE DON'T KEEP THEIR SHAPE SO FIDDLY AND TOO EXPENSIVE! I COULD OF CUT MY OWN OUT OF FOAM AND GLITTERED THEM EASIER THAN FIGHTING WITH THESE PESKY BUGGERS! AS ALWAYS MY BASE CARD STOCK IS CENTURA PEARL BY CRAFTER'S COMPANION. THANKS FOR POPPING BY HAPPY CRAFTING HUGGS AMANDA
So it's Monday or Moan-day in my house lol no one likes Mondays but with only a week left at school before half term and Halloween, Christmas feels like only a moment away and I have so much left to do! I even have a planner this year just for Christmas as I am sewing a lot of my presents this year [aaahhh] So here is the first in my 8x8 easel cards for you...
I try to keep these cards clean and uncluttered or to me they look like a mess and that I have thrown things onto the card!
I make my envelopes using Crafter's Companions A3 envelope board and 16 x 16 inch card stock from Anne Marie designs, she has a lovely range of colours in lots of sizes at a great price.
-Gems, ribbon, flowers and holly leaves are from wild orchid crafts.
-Toppers and backing paper are by Hunky Dory
-snowflakes and charm are from a selection I got off Ebay.
-The pearl dots in the centre of the flowers are melted pony beads off Ebay.
Hi everyone well my posts didn't go up last week oh well I have been busy making Christmas cards for my customers and so I wanted to share them with you so here goes I have made them using the Hunky Dory craftinator bundle along with the matching inserts as this makes the process so much quicker and I think it looks for finished but I will be stamping my own cards this year so lets dive in.
They are A5 in size with C5 envelopes and I keep all of my made cards in cello bags to keep them one dust free but also to keep them from being bumped or damaged.
I will share more tomorrow fingers crossed the scheduling works as I start my volunteering tomorrow,
thanks for stopping by please feel free to leave a comment or your Blog details so I can pop over and see your fabulous work!
I LOVE LITTLE TREAT BAGS GREAT FOR USING UP SCRAPS AND GREAT TO MAKE A FEW OF IN ONE GO
I USED PAPER SMOOCHES STAMPS AND ECHO PARK GHOST TOWN SCRAPS TO MAKE LITTLE TAGS TO DECORATE SMALL PAPER BAGS
THE STICKERS I HAD LEFT OVER I MADE INTO MORE TAGS TO GO ON MORE BAGS OR TO STICK ON BARS OF CHOCOLATE WRAPPED IN SPOOKY PAPER.
I THINK I AM ALL HALLOWED OUT FOR A MINUTE AND I HAVE SOME CHRISTMAS COMMISSION CARDS THAT NEED TO BE DONE, SO FINGERS CROSSED ALL GOES WELL AND I CAN SHARE THEM WITH YOU NEXT WEEK.THANKS FOR STOPPING BY
HERE'S BATTY BAG I LOVE HIM! I HAD A PIECE OF GHOST TOWN PAPER LEFT OVER AND MADE A QUICK BAG AS I JUST LOVE THE STICKER OF THE WITCHES HALF BODY IT MADE ME CHUCKLE [AND RIGHT NOW I NEED ALL THE LAUGHTER I CAN GET AS LIFE WITH MY SON IS GETTER TO BE TOUGH AT THE MOMENT] I POPPED THE STICKER ONTO A 3 INCH CIRCLE AND PLACED A SPELLBINDER SCALLOPED CIRCLE DIE BEHIND. IT ALSO ACTS AS A CLOSURE AS A VELCRO DOT IS HIDDEN BEHIND.
I ALSO BROUGHT THIS PUMPKIN BAG TO PUT TREATS IN THIS YEAR, IT'S MADE OF FELT AND I LOVE IT!