Monday, 28 December 2009

Christmas Easel Card - Mistletoe & Mice

Evening folks

Just thought I'd share the Christmas card I made for my wonderful hubby, which I've only just got around to photographing.  I promise this will be my final Christmas card for 2009.  This is only the second easel card that I've made, and I found it really tricky to get a picture of.  I really enjoyed making it though, so I guess I'm likely to make more of them, and with any luck the pics will get better. 

The stamp is Mistletoe and Mice by Gillian Roberts, and is on sale with 20% off at the moment at Quixotic Paperie.  The paper is MME from the Colorful Christmas range.  The mistletoe embellishments I drew and cut out, as I didn't have a die to use.  It was a bit fiddly, but I've already ordered a die ready to use with this stamp for next year.  Mistletoe berries were made with my usual method of waxing the back of a piece of card, punching out a circle, and then embossing it in circular movements from the back.  Colouring, was of course done with Copics, and the sentiments were computer generated.

Paul was really pleased with the card, and laughed out loud at the added sentiment at the bottom - well, you have to make these things personal, don't you, lol.

That's it for tonight, thanks for looking

Judi xx

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Dapper Dan

Hi there peeps,

hope you had a great Christmas, and got lots of lovely pressies. 

I'm showing you one of my last minute cards today, made for my eldest granddaughter, who is 8 (going on 18, bless her).  I was really pleased with the way this one came out, and Abi obviously felt the same way, as she was over the moon with it.  The stamp is 'Dapper Dan', from High Hopes.  He was a late, pre-Christmas purchase, and when he arrived, he was so cute I just had to make Abi's card with him.

My darling hubby spoilt me with new crafting goodies, one of which was a set of the new Martha Stewart, border and edge punches  - Rings -  I had a play with it today, (my back wasn't playing ball yesterday and I had to spend the afternoon in bed), and I absolutely LOVE it!  It is SO EASY to use, and match up, so I think you might be seeing it in quite a few of my upcoming cards.  Today I just used it to repair a Christmas card that I messed up - it'll do for next year now, lol. 

I also had some more COPICS - Yipee!  And a couple of sets of nesties that I'd been craving, not to mention a laminator, which I've been hoping for, so I think you can safely say I have plenty of new toys to keep me busy.

Thanks for checking out my blog

Judi xx