Monday, 29 November 2010

House Mouse

I'm trying to be good and post on my blog a bit more regularly. So today I thought I would share this card that I made using the House Mouse decoupage. I think these images are so cute, another thank you to Joanna Sheen. I'm back to my favorite size again (8 x 8) made from 2 sheets of cream A4 card stock. The backing paper is from Artylicous Seasons Greetings CD, by the wonderfully talented Glenda Waterworth from Graphicus (this is my Favorite Christmas CD with loads of wonderful backing papers). The wording on this backing paper is from The Night Before Christmas and suited this image so well. The decoupage was mounted onto a piece of gold mirri board. I added some gold ribbon and a poinsettia made with a Marianne Creatable Die. Then I added 3 small mice that I did not put onto the main decoupage.

Thank you for taking the time to look.


Saturday, 27 November 2010

A Winter's Tale

Today I though I would show you this card that I made using A Winter's Tale. A beautiful CD with lots of lovely images for Christmas cards. I've kept this one very simple just a decoupaged topper and backing paper which I have used a Martha Stewart border punch on. I rounded the corners with a punch, and added a bit of glitter to the snow. Then a foiled greeting popped on just to finish. It's very cold here in Hampshire this morning, with a heavy frost but no snow although the local radio station is saying that we could get some flurries. Tomorrow hubby is going fishing!!! so he's hoping that it stays clear.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, 26 November 2010

Thomas Kinkade Christmas

Well I have no excuses for my lack of blogging in the last 2 weeks. I have been busy trying to get some Christmas cards made. Every year I say I will start earlier, but it gets to November and I find that I have none made. Today I thought I would show you the Thomas Kinkade card that I made for my mother-in-law to send to her brother.

I first saw Thomas Kinkade pictures on a trip to Florida back in 2004 and every time we go back, I have to go and look at the wonderful pictures that are in his shop. Now anytime I want to look at them all I have to do is get Joanna Sheen's CDs out and pop them into the PC. Thank you Joanna for this wonderful library of pictures. For this card I used the decoupage section and an 8 x 8 card base, gold mirri board, a backing sheet from the CD and a bit of gold ribbon. The sentiment was made using my foiler. I added lots of glitter to the snow in the picture which does not show in the photo.

Thank you for looking, I hope to be back with more Christmas cards in the next couple of days.


Friday, 5 November 2010

Enchanted Fairies

In the post the other day I received the pick of the week that was on recently, Enchanted Fairies. The images are stunning, I just had to make one. As it's near to Christmas I decided to make the Holly Fairy. I made an 8 X 8 card (my favorite size) in green, printed 2 different background papers and mounted them onto some red mirri card. Added a bit of ribbon and a foiled greeting. Once I have finished getting my Christmas cards made I will enjoy making some of the others.

Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, 4 November 2010

New My Craft Studio Samples

Today I thought that I would share some of the cards that I made as samples for the new MCS that was released this week. Paper Flower and Paper Words. The first card I made using a No Stamp Required image of rose's. This I printed out using a laser printer and then putting the images through a foil embossing machine. I then coloured the smaller image with pro makers mounted onto some silver mirri card and finally onto a red 8 X 8 card. I finished it off using a foiled greeting and some roses from my stash that I put some silver stickles on, and added some red and silver ribbons.
The next card again I foiled using No Stamp Required images and again coloured with pro markers. The base for the butterflies was made using spellbinders nesties. I used an ink pad and sponge to add the colour around the edge of the card and topper, added a bit of ribbon and a flower from my stash.

This card was made using elements that were on the disc, I just printed them off, cut them out and put them together. I added a bow at the top and decoupaged some of the flower around the edge.

This finale one is an easel card which I made using spellbinders nesties and a topper from the labels section on the disc. added some gems around the outside of the card and a small bow with a gem stuck on top to match those around the outside.
Thanks for looking.