I've just got a couple more to make tomorrow then the great Christmas card making extravaganza of 2018 will be over - the gold and silver mirri-card is starting to give me a headache! Today I'm sharing with you a quick card I made for some of my friend to give to their Mams. The burgundy and gold makes a classic colour scheme but I'm also thinking this would look good in navy blue and silver....
These were so quick to make - everything is die-cut. I've layered 3 different sized snowflakes (Sue Wilson is the big die in dull gold, the middle one is Marianne designs in gold mirri-card and the smallest is a punch in silver mirri) and finished off with a gold pearl. The greeting is gold peel-offs which I've had since I first started card-making 12 years ago and die-cut letters. I'm entering this card into the challenges at: Dies R Us 111 - anything Christmas Crafty Cardmakers 224 - Christmas Shopping Our Stash 384 - Tis the season City Crafter 442 - snowflakes - SPOTLIGHT ARTIST Thanks for visiting Sharon x
Back in my craft room after a wonderful pre-Christmas 8 day break in New York. It was so Christmassy and I even managed to do some crafty shopping! We found a Michaels while roaming around The Bronx (as you do) and I got some lovely dies and papers not readily available in this country. Today's card is for a friend to give to her sister - the request was 'make it blingy'...
I have a box of 'special card and papers' that is often looked at and admired but very rarely used - there's some lovely muted silver and gold card in there that seemed perfect for this card. I've used grey linen card for the base and the 'wreath' was cut from an unbranded die very similar to Stampin' Up's whirly dies. I added tiny star and heart dies and a tiny bow embellishment. Finally, an assortment of sparkly gems were randomly added. This was so quick to make I managed to make 5 in an hour to give to some of my girlfriends. I'm entering this card into the challenges at: CAS on Friday #147- Christmas card - TOP 3 Use Your Stuff Challenge #339 - silver and gold Watercooler Wednesdays #199 - ag feminine - ROCKSTAR Crafting By Designs - holiday ag Moving Along With The Times #86- anything Christmas Creative Knockouts #275 - Christmas Delight - WINNER Muse Christmas Visions #114 - festive free-for-all Thanks for visiting Sharon x
Today's card is a very unusual colour scheme for a Christmas card - boring beige!
The tree is a sticker in a pack from The Range which lucky for me co-ordinated with a patterned paper pad also from The Range. I've tried to bling up the card by using lots of shiny pearls and some pearlised linen paper for matting. I think this colour scheme is very elegant - classy Christmas rather that in your face Christmas. I'm entering this card into the challenges at: Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 94 - anything goes Crafty Friends Challenge 97 - gems or pearls Crafter's Castle 11 - anything goes Holidays C R A F T Challenge 491- Christmas Crimbo Cracker 171- anything goes As You Like It- monochrome or rainbow - definitely monochrome for me. I struggle to match colours and patterns therefore keeping to one colour gives me less stress! I also think different shades of the same colour looks very elegant. Thanks for visiting Sharon xx
Each year I make a personalised Christmas card for my friend's daughter, Amy. This year, as she's 16 now, I made something a bit more grown up and contemporary...
I used a circle wreath die which I cut in very pale pink and filled each of the 'holes' with a variety of pearls, gems and metallic mirri-card discs. I've added scalloped borders, again in pink and made a sentiment in Publisher using Copperplate Gothic font. Finally, I've added a two-part die cut bow with the top layer cut in the same pale pink card. And in true crafter's fashion I've just noticed I haven't filled one of the holes! I'm entering this card into the challenges at : Less Is More #384 - metallics Watercooler Wednesdays #195 - anything feminine Creative Knockouts #271 - border time Cut It Up Challenge #160 - clean and simple Thanks for visiting Sharon x
Another day, another Nanna card... Today's card was made using a pre-coloured digi image from my files - the file was called PCS friendly snowman so I'm guessing it is from Pink Cat Studio? Anyway - it's certainly cute!
I seem to be making a lot of monotone cards lately and apart from the bright red scarf, I've stuck to shades of pale blue - two different sized polka dot patterns and a plain blue matting. I've added some die cut snowflakes to make a border and some blue flat-backed pearls as embellishments.
I'm snug in the craft room today adding to my pile of Christmas cards. I've used an old favourite digi for this card from Digistamp Boutique (I am so missing that store - I could have cried when it shut!)
A friend at work asked me to make a floral card for her Mum's birthday using reds and burgundy shades...
I used and old digital image from The Digistamp Boutique (now defunct) and coloured the image using pro-markers. I've kept the layout simple to show off the image and kept embellishments to a minimum by just using a few red pearls. I'm entering this card into the challenges at: QKR Stampede # 318- anything goes Addicted To Stamps And More #314- clean and simple I Love Pro Markers #370 - anything goes/birthday Creative Fingers #153- anything goes Crafty Sentiments - birthdays Seize The Birthday - anything goes As You Like It- clean and simple or fussy and fancy - always clean and simple for me. I like clean lines and I have trouble matching different papers and embellishments. I also like cards that are flat and fit in envelopes without bumps and lumps! Thanks for visiting Sharon x
I love using pre-coloured toppers for Christmas cards - there's so many to make and this really speeds up the process. Today's card is made with a very cute topper from the Gingerbread Wishes set from Hobby House...
And so it begins - for the next month I am mostly making Christmas cards. The Christmas patterned papers box is out, the glitter is on standby and I've got Love Actually on in the background (yes - it is a Christmas film!!)
I needed to make a quick card for a baby girl's baptism this weekend and was inspired by some unbranded dies I recently received from the slow boat from China (Ali Express!). All my card seem very plain and simple at the moment (ie boring) - I just can't seem to get into the glittery glitzy mode I need to be in to make Christmas cards.
I think white on white cards always look good for religious events so I just layered the different dies to add interest. The greeting was computer generated and I added a few pale pink pearls to show it's for a baby girl. I'm entering this card into the 'anything goes' challenges at:
I've hardly had time to craft lately - September and the beginning of the academic year is such a busy time for me! Today's card is for a friend to give to her niece to ask her to be her bridesmaid at her forthcoming nuptials. It was quick to make but I hope it's cute enough for this special request!
I used an old Memory Box dress die cutting a bottom layer from a small scrap of pale pink card and a second layer from a piece of tracing paper to give the illusion of a net petticoat. I trimmed and attached the tracing paper layer with a strip of pastel pink ribbon and added a tiny pearl on the neckline. I mounted the dress on a white circle and found a perfect sized piece of pink polka dot patterned paper in my scraps box for the backing. The three pearls in the top left corner balance the greeting in the bottom right corner. I'm entering this card into the challenges at: Always Fun Challenge #78- dies or punches Dream Valley Challenge #187- pearls or gems Pixie's Snippets Playground #336 - use snippets Crafting With Dragonflies #114- clean and simple Aud Sentiments #213 - use a two word sentiment Southern Girls Challenge- spots and dots Thanks for visiting Sharon x
I'm back in the craft room today after a lovely holiday in Tunisia - nothing like an all-inclusive break in a beautiful hotel to get my mojo back! Today's card is a last minute make for a neighbour to give to her grandson...