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31 October 2013

Christmas Shopping Card

This is a Jolly Christmas 3D design, I got a few of these a couple of years ago, and still not used them all up

Im enjoying using cutting die shapes with these, it gives these design a bit of a lift. I used a Holly and Poinsettia cutting die on this one to make the embellishment

Nice to work with blues and browns too, for a festive theme, something a little different

29 October 2013

Dufex Pink Snowflake Card

This is a pink version of a Dufex Snowflake 3D design
Again I like the interesting affect of the mandella

I used a holly die and frame die to compliment the 3D design and kept to pink shades as much as possible

27 October 2013

Blue Dufex Snowflake

I used a dufex 3D design I had left in my stash for this card
I quite like the interesting affect of snowflake mandella

I used various cutting dies with this card, frame and snowlflakes, keeping to the blue and silver tones as much as possible

25 October 2013

House Mouse Festive Bird House

Such a cute design with the birds and mice in this one

I used a cutting die poinsettia and swirl for the embellishment, which worked well along the edge of the 3D design

The artwork is quite subtle with the House Mouse, not strong colours.

23 October 2013

House Mouse Christmas Presents

Another ever so Cute House Mouse festive design
I love the little stories that this artist creates with her House Mouse Art

I used an embossing panel to compliment this design
And a lovely snowflake cutting die, done in a subtle pink so doesnt stand out too much, but adds a bit of interest

Ive entered this into the Handmade Harbour Midweek Papercraft Party 10

21 October 2013

Teddy Writing Christmas List Card

I got this 3D design with paper free in a craft mag, and finally got to use it this year

I tried using my an embossing panel with cutting edge for a bit of difference with the layering
And a little subtle touch with small snowflakes - cutting die

I think it works quite well :D

19 October 2013

House Mouse Festive Lights

I love the House Mouse artwork and this is another design from the House Mouse Christmas Project CD I got from Joanna Sheen

I used a couple of cutting dies - Bell and Holly to make the embellishment, added a bit of glitter to the organza ribbon bow I made too

16 October 2013

Angel in Black

I made this card with a Debbi Moore design. It is from an Angel CD collection, which isnt specifically festive themed.
When I saw the artwork I felt they would work well as Christmas cards too
The artwork is elegant and so pretty.

I used a snowflake cutting die to add a little bit of interest, but otherwise felt the artwork holds it own 

Ive entered this into the Handmade Harbour Something Pretty Challenge

15 October 2013

Flower Teddy Card

This design was from a pack that came free with a Craft Mag.

The design is very sweet, and I picked colours to highlight the purple and green in the bear design

I used a leaf and floral cutting die to make the embellishment, and edging die on the backing paper

14 October 2013

Red Poppy Like Card

The floral design is from a 3D sheet I had, but one I wasnt sure what kind of flower - possibly poppy :D

I used a lot of black on this card, I liked how it contrasted with the red.

I also used a swirl and flower cutting die to make the embellishment.

I liked the bold affect of this card, and will probably use more black in future

13 October 2013

River Cottage Card

I used Thomas Kinkade's artwork to make this card, from a Joanna Sheen craft cd

I love the detail in this design, and used it for cards for a male. 

I also used embossing folder, and ivy corner cutting die too.

I quite like the affect, especially with the embossed panel

12 October 2013

Deep Purple Flowers Card

I have had a set of seed package flower 3D sheets in my craft stash for ages.
Thought it was about time I used them

This one is a lovely shade of purple, so I went with purple and silver for the colour theme.

The embellishment was made with a swirl and flower cutting die, and a gem stone. 

11 October 2013

Vintage Garden Fence Friends Card

This is a lovely vintage 3D sheet, using vintage artwork.

I can imagine your girls doing this years ago, sitting on fences for the weekly chat :D

I embossed the card layer under the decoupage. However, did have enough room to add much more to this card

9 October 2013

Oriental Tea Party Card

This card was made with a lovely, detailed Oriental 3D design from my craft stash

A little bit fiddly to cut out, but I liked the finished affect

The paper was from an oriental paper pack Ive had for a while too.

And I made the embellishment witha swirl and flower cutting dies.

There was a lot of colour in the decoupage design, so hard to choose a colour theme for this one. I tried to match the tone of the flower with the colour of one of the dresses

6 October 2013

Skating Bears Card

Its time to get sorted, and get this years festive cards made and posted.
Im so behind!!!

This was made with a free 3D design I got from a craft mag last year.
Very sweet designs, kinda cute :D

I used a Cutting die with mirror board for the snowflakes

I still enjoy doing Decoupage cards, and feel using my Cutting dies do compliment them. 

Ive entered this into the Joanna Sheen So Sweet Challenge

Summer Flowers by Hunkydory Card

This is a large Hunkydory 3D Design, so I have had to keep it for one of those special cards when I made an A5 card

I kept it simple, so as not to distract from the stunning artwork on this 3D design.

I dont get chance to use much in the way of Hunkydory, so it was nice to get a few toppers and sheets of theirs.
The only embellishment I used was a pretty pink bow I made to go on one of the vases.

4 October 2013

Snowy Christmas Wreath Card

Its October - DONT PANIC - just keep telling myself that as I realise there is only a few weeks until I have to start sending my Christmas Cards out in the post :D
And would you believe, I still don't have enough made!

This is one of the lovely digital designs Ive had for a while but not used before
Its too detailed really to make into a 3D design, so I just used it as a single layer

I used my cutting dies with the topper, a frame and snowflakes.
The snowflakes with cut out with scraps of glitter paper :D

As always I am very much enjoying making my festive cards, though it is hard at times to think of new ways to use the artwork I have in my collection.

I do try and make every card in a year different, and as I have to make about 80 festive cards for friends and family, that can be a challenge.

2 October 2013

Festive Bird House Card

This is a digital design Ive had for a while, but not used.

Even though I love Decoupage, I have tried to do one layer topper cards this year.  Not that it saves on postage, because of course I still use my Cutting Dies to make embellishments and this adds height.

I love the detail in this artwork, so pretty and even though its a bird house, still manages to look festive

I had some glitter card scraps, so I used that with the Holly Cutting Die, adding a bit of bling with red gems.
I still prefer Crystal Gems to paper gems to be honest, they tend to look more realistic

1 October 2013

Oriental Portraite - Free Art

You dont see as much oriental art used in card making now, which is a shame.
Here's a design Im offering from my collection, hope crafters enjoy making a card with this lovely topper

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