Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas? No! When?

As Fluff seems to still be under the impression that the 'C' word dosen't happen in any Yr with a 2 in it let alone it's in 2 days time and no Mince Pies have been made, I have had to put my own adversions to the 'C' word (in my case CARDS) to one side and bite the bullet. Mind you , you won't find a promarker or watercolour pencil in sight just glue, glitter, shrink plastic, embossing powder, glossy accents, inka gold, embossing folders, beads,design papers , distressed inks and a heat gun. (Well if I'm gonna do it might as well go the whole hog!)
I had a pile of plain cards in my stash from a frebbie gift in an order sent to me so for the
1st card I used an embossing folder and design paper die cut to fit the panel. The flower and ivy leaf were made using plain white copy paper coloured with distressed inks. The flower layers were diped in Embossing powder whilst still wet and then dried with the heat gun. Beads were threaded onto red cord and the Merry Christmas stamped and cut out.

Entering this into the following challenges.
Do You stack Up: Stripes.
Divas By Design: Merry Christmas.
Creative Belli: Must have Christmas on your Card.

2nd , 3rd and 4th cards I went to town on flourishes, glitter and Inka Gold. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

Card 5 pre printed christmas cut out and wording with a shrink plastic button covered in glue and glitter for the top of the tree and and twirly corners (which Fluff didn't know I had).

Card 6 using design papers, another flourish and a christmas bauble made from good old shrink plastic.
It took me the rest of the day to clear up but perhaps my 'C' word isn't so bad after all!!!


  1. Hey there these are fantastic, hope you are nearly finished tho' so you can sit with the Doc and the Boys and have a lovely festive relax and rest and eat and drink and........Well you know the rest!
    All the best and Have a good one, here's to lovely crafting in 2012. Debbiexx

  2. Very pretty cards! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. More gorgeous makes loving the top three the most xx

  4. Verrrry nice. You put so much effort into your cards. I do recycled ones, you know, cut up last years to make this years. lol. Not that imaginative but a bit towards saving the planet. Well, thats my excuse. I really love the roses, might have a go at that sometime although it doesn't sound easy. Mmm.

  5. Thank you Mrs A - happy christmas!

    Julia x

  6. Wow Mrs A, these cards are ALL amazing and such stunning designs...pretty impressive too that there wasn't a Promarker or cute image in-sight, you totally rock! Merry Christmas to you and family, hope you have a fab time :) Donna ♥ x

  7. You have been busy - lovely cards, all of them! You deserve a little glass (or two) of something festive now - cheers!!

  8. Oooer Mrs A - fabulous cards. When you go to town you sure pull out all the stops :) Laughing here at your comment on my blog about the cake recipe - you've cracked me up :)) Hope the hangover is better now - snort, snort! Happy Christmas hugs, Di xxx

  9. Wonderful selection.Thank you for joining us at Divas

  10. Wow- you have been very busy! Great selection of cards- you did a great job with no markers....!

  11. They are fabulous, love the designs of them.

    Have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!

    Warm hugs

  12. Brilliant idea with the frame die

    kitten - DYSU team

  13. Ahhh...Mrs. A., how wonderful are your cards without the use of markers of any king; a true crafter at her best and then some. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and I'm wishing the best of the new year 2012 to ya as well - looking forward to more of those lovely crafts you'll blog about!!

  14. I love your card - very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  15. Hello my dear friend! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Hurray! Thank you for joining the Monthly Make for 2012. I am really looking forward to seeing what you make! I am going to try very hard this year and really hope that we can support one another! If you do a post about your make then please pop by and leave me a comment so that I can come over and see it! Love Annie x ♥♥♥

  16. OOoo! Those cards are very lushious!
    You wanted to see my cake finished - it is on with WOYWW!
    Happy New Year!

  17. Christmas?! When? Where? I think all of these cards are fab, you really pulled it out the bag, especially cinsidering you are one handed! xxx

  18. You've been making cards, Mrs. A! And aren't they pretty!!! Hugs, Lesley


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