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Friday, 26 December 2008

Happy Birthday CJ

Our nephew was born on Christmas Day 12 years ago and this is the card I made for his birthday.

I based it on Laura's 15th Sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You . I had some cardstock stickers from Doodlebug which I thought were quite fun for 12 year old lad. The central panel is one of those, the ribbon strips and the circular ones are too, all with liberal smatterings of a Sakura clear glitter pen for a bit of bling.

The patterned paper is HOTP from the Creative Cardmakers Citrus pack. I do love the bright papers in this pack and am going to be gutted when they finally run out.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

CSAD Designer Cards #111

Over at Card Sketch a Day it is Christmas Tree week and I have been given a sketch to make 2 cards for.

The first card was made using a blank from a Brenda Pinnick Christmas kit I had from QVC for my birthday thanks to my lovely MIL.

The tree is a Sizzix die with little bells sewn on as the baubles. The design is finished off with Papermania peel offs.

The second design is a LMC blank with a freebie magazine tartan paper on top. The tree is a Dawn Bibby design rubber stamp which was embossed and decoupaged in 5 layers. The pot and trunk were cut from scraps of card and accented with gold pen and a heart shaped gem. Peel offs were used for the sentiment.

These sketches are sure getting me making Christmas cards earlier than I normally would.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

CSAD Designer Card #107

Today I have another of my cards featured at Card Sketch A Day.

The patterned paper on this card is from a DCWV Christmas Stack. The candy canes are glittered chipboard shapes from the DCWV 3 drawer set I had from QVC. The hoographic holly leaves are from Kanban, bitton and brads are HOTP and the sentiment is from Lets Make Cards.

Loving how productive these sketches are making me and I'm getting my Christmas Cards done early for a change :)

Thursday, 11 December 2008

CPS Sketch #93

This card was made using CPS Sketch 93 for the layout.

The main backing paper is from the DCWV drawer set from QVC, as is the snowflake ribbon. The strip of patterned paper is a wrapping paper from Paperchase. The panels were hand cut from card scraps and the snowflakes are Christmas decorations. The sentiment is a Papermania vellum sticker.

The card is A5 sized.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Happy 40th Birthday Hubby

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful husband in the whole wide world. Sorry girls, he's mine and you can't have him :)

Paul has been so very worried about turning 40, I couldn't resist teasing him even more !

This almost A4 sized card was made using a background paper which I bought forthe hearts on the other side but it was too busy so opted for this side instead.

The numbers were cut from card using templates I had made in Xara. To these I have added rubber stamps from Penny Black and stickers from Papermania's Forever Friends range. The images are coloured using Marvy le plume pens and Sakura glitter.

Inside the card I have used some of the Forever Friends paper and an Anita's peel off, but you can't see that as there are lots of slushy words to my beloved :)

I love this card, it says everything I wanted and the new stamped set is just absolutely perfect for this.

Di Hickman December # 1

Love the sketch over at Di Hickman's this week, I was inspired to make this card as soon as I saw it and KNEW the 3 elements had to be snowflakes, must be because it is so bloody freezing in Birmingham at the moment. The UK is having a very cold spell, goodness me you'd think it was Christmas soon as the weather is doing what it is supposed to at this time of year !

The main paper on the background is a recycled gift bag from last year and the white snowflakes are flocked, it is so very tactile and I thought it was a perfect item to recycle. Best bit is it was a large bag so I've got a nice big piece left !

The ribbon is a sparkly wired edge one I got from Poundland some time ago. The sentiment is a DCWV sticker from the QVC drawer set. I punched holes and set eyelets with my Cropodile Big Bite and used the wire from the ribbon to 'dangle' the snowflakes from which were purchased as Christmas decorations.

I really like this card and think all the elements work well together. Thanks to Di for a great sketch.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Sketches by Tamara # 73

I used the latest sketch from Tamara to make this card.

The card blank was pre-embossed with snowflakes and was from a Crafty Bitz QVC TSV last year. The square panels were a perforated paper layered over blue coloured squares. The shaped panel was hand cut and edged in Brilliance ink pad. The glitter chipboard snowflake was from the DCWV drawer set from QVC. The metal snowflake is from Papermania, the elasticated cord a magazine freebie and the sentiment is a rub on from Royal Langnickel.