So during one of my brighter days I decided it was time to do a quick tidy up in the spare room aka craft room and came across some panels I had embossed with Sheena Douglass embossing folders. They were actually part of the packaging for the folders themselves and Sheena had suggested when demoing these on TV that they were perfect for embossing so decided to quickly make some cards using these and the scraps on the table.
The dark green card is a sort of mottled marbled effect and once sanded the sprigs I had embossed jump out ! Chose some paper and the cute holly border along with the Festival of Trees punched tree with white stamping for this one…
… and for the other a different paper and embossed design but otherwise the same idea.
Love how these came out.
Not bad from a bit of waste packaging and some scraps of paper and cardstock!
Here goes… the last of the batch of cards my friend ordered… This time three almost identical cards… the ribbon changed slightly on each of them to a different green.
I used a stencil to create the background… a circle one and the Dylusions holly leaf one. Then I created some lovely trees from the Festival of Trees set.
I added the little bits of fun on the tree with liquid pearls. Just adds a bit of something to the trees.
I added the ribbon tied round to soften it up a little and then mounted on some Old Olive cardstock.
Batch number 4 of the cards I made for my friend…
This time it was two of the same card design. I used a Clarity stencil, adding the colours through the stencil using Distress ink and the foam blender. Then I used a su write marker to add the wire. The stamped sentiment is a cool Dylusions one and then I edged the panel and the mat with matching pens.
I added the gorgeous glitter to each of the lights using stickles and spreading it out with a paint brush. Now its dry it’s looking fabulous.
A couple more cards to share and then I am done with this commissioned batch.
Yes I’m back with another couple of cards I made for my friend…
I started with a Clarity stencil and some texture paste…
Then some fabulous paper, stamped funky Dylusions stocking and sentiments using clarity letterbox stamps.
Fun and funky!
More cards to be shared tomorrow… Hope you pop back to see them!
Three slightly different cards this time of the batch I made for my friend…
I borrowed some stamps and dies from my friend Helen… and used some paper I got from Hobbycraft and added the sentiment die cut from gold foil cardstock… lovely.
Slightly altered the positioning on all three cards to make them different but otherwise the same ingredients for all of them.
Sorry about the slightly naff photos.
See you tomorrow to see more cards made for my friend.
A good friend of mine asked me to make some cards for him… Here is batch number one.
Pretty much an identical pair of cards…
… Some Papermania paper, cherry cobbler cardstock, some early espresso coredinations run through the Woodland embossing folder and sanded back. Then a fabulous stag stamped from a magazine set along with the sentiment.
Then added the die cut Joy from the wreath framelits set… so nice.
Love how elegant this is… and join me again over the next couple of days to see the others I made.
My head is not good at the moment. I am struggling with my anxiety. I think life has just got a bit too much for my levels of resilience and so major anxiety attacks have taken over. Hopefully it will be a short lived affair as I am employing all the techniques I know to survive and then thrive… so hopeful of normal service resuming. I did have to postpone a class with friends tonight as I didn’t have the energy to get through it… but I did manage to get mucky fingers glittering over the cracks.
Last week I think we did the top coat of glue a little early whilst the bottom layer wasn’t entirely dry… and this has resulted in and interesting and undesirable effect of cracking on all the glittered drawers.
So it was time to get the tacky glue out and then sprinkle more glitter for a second coat. This time I am going to leave them to dry much longer before the top coat of glaze goes one.
As for me. I’m going to snuggle up under a blanket and practice a little self care.
See you on the other side.
Today I spent the day crafting with Helen. I can’t share what I made yet as they are not completed… but I cam share the card I made her for her birthday… which was ages ago… but better late than never!
A fab tree stamp that I watercoloured the leaves for, JOFY sentiment stamp and some gold card…. Simple but effective!
Was in a rush but needed to have a creative moment so made a really quick card to just grab myself some me time!
The stamp is a magazine freebie one and stamped it in archival sepia ink… then added some fired brick distress ink to the flowers to just break it up. Stuck the panel to the gold panel and then onto the card blank. Nice and easy.
It was time to take some time out and create something for the joy of creating so I hopped over to the Clarity stamp challenge Blog to see what was going on.
Clean and simple
Now that is something I can do!
I grabbed a clarity stamp set and some distress stains and a black pen and jobs a good’un!
Love these stamps and love these colours. Perfect and clean and simple!