Wednesday, 31 October 2012

More Snowflakes

Another day, another Christmas card! 
Again I have used the Serene Snowflakes stamps and the same combination of colours from one of the previous cards (Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake).  I really likes these colours together, and they may very well feature again!

I can't believe it's going to be 1st November tomorrow. I really must get my skates on with my Christmas cards.  This week hasn't been as productive as I would have hoped, but there is still plenty of time (isn't there??!!). 

Thanks for dropping by.  Take care

Michelle x

Monday, 29 October 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

Hi again.  Here is another Christmas card that I would like to share with you.  It's made with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set that is featured in the  SU Autumn/Winter seasonal catalogue.
I stamped the images using Brilliance ink pads to get a pearlised look.  The ribbons were hand drawn using a silver metallic Promarker and I added a little bit of diamante bling at the top of each bauble.  I used blue pearlised paper for the mounting.  The sentiment is from a new set by Marion Emberson called Sparkling Christmas.

As you have probably noticed I'm not particularly fond of traditional colours or images.  Most of my Christmas cards use blue, purple, pink and silver.  I also like lots of white.  However, as I am making cards to sell, I am going to have to bite the bullet and dig out those reds, greens and golds - watch this space!

Take care and I hope you have had a good day.

Michelle x

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Serene Snowflakes

Hi everyone.  Hope you all enjoyed the extra hour in bed this morning, I know I did.  I was very warm and snuggly.  I have to say that I am not enjoying this sudden drop in temperature, and have had to crank the heating right up.
I am, however, enjoying the fact that I don't have to go to work tomorrow!  Half term has been a long time coming, the last eight weeks have seemed never ending.  Although when we go back we will be gearing up for the madness of Christmas. 
With that in mind, I have made a start on some Christmas cards.  I have lots to make, both for my personal use and for a charity event I am supporting, so I need to get busy!
My first batch were made with the sadly discontinued Serene Snowflakes stamps from Stampin' Up.  I have coveted this set for quite some time and am enjoying using them so much.
The two cards I am sharing are the same design but with different colours.  The first set of colours are Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Pink Pirouette, and for the second I used Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake.  I added a few crystals to give them a bit of subtle bling!
The sentment is one I've had for years from Denami.

Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate the comments you leave.  Come back tomorrow and I will share another Christmas card with you.

Take care and wrap up warm.

Michelle x x

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Christmas Wreath

Now I don't really like talking about Christmas in October, but I have started to make some Christmas Cards for a charity event I am supporting.  I've also been playing around with a wreath kit (from Craftwork Cards) that I bought at Ally Pally a couple of weeks ago.
I was full of trepidation when I started getting the bits and pieces out of the packet because I have never done anything like this before, but I quickly got into it.
I sprayed the back of all the flowers with some Dylusions ink and Glimmer Mists so that the backs were not glaringly white.  After leaving them to dry, I shaped them all with a pokey tool to add dimension.  Then I layered them together to make seven flowers in total.
Prior to this, I stained the chipboard wreath with red ink and attached the ribbon.  Finally I added the flowers.
The wreath itself is quite small, about 8 inches in diameter, but so sweet.  I can't wait to make some more, I really have the bug now!  Have a look at the photos and see what you think.

The cards I have been making do use Stampin' Up products, particularly the discontinued Serene Snowflakes, which I hope to share with you soon.

Thanks for dropping by, and I appreciate your continuing interest.

Have a good week

Michelle x