I'm not just a wee bit late but spectacularly late.
In my defence though I was having rather a nice time
playing with my new water colouring pencils.
(Yep I splashed out upmarket and bought some Derwents.)
I'm very pleased with them so far.. It's the old adage
of you get what you pay for. My cheapo ones kept breaking
and the coverage abysmal.
Anyways straight onto my makes.
It was time again for the girls in the Christmas Card Club
to show out latest cards. Lorraine set the theme of
I had a delve into my used christmas card box and came up
with two likely card fronts to use.
This first one was originally one long thin card which I simply cut
in half to make the two portraits.
You can just see a slight bloom on the bottom snowman
as they are both covered in acetate (back to my old favorite)
which has been cunningly adhered to the snowmen with ds.tape
which is hidden behind the peel off ivy on the front.
Both popped up on 3d pads for impact.
I have used check paper free with Making Cards
Christmas edition 2015 and the holly panels
are by Sally Denton another magazine freebie.
Sentiment and edging is more stickers from my stash.
Second one. I wanted to make an envelope card and this
Snoman card front was ideal for the purpose.
Again I have used acetate on the front flaps and secured
to the paper with ds. tape hidden behind the holly leaves stickers.
The rather snazzy paper is old wrapping paper
that I salvaged from a present. There is no make
showing, just the number GW271.
The original card was this size 4"x4"and I simply neatened
the edges up and attached to white card and backed with
the green check paper and then punched a hole for the
ribbon loop to go through.
Green check design paper a freebie from
Making Cards November 2015.
You can see in the photo below I caught a bit of reflection
from the acetate.
Ok. So then I turned my attention to my stash
of digis, stamps, die cuts and so forth to see
what I could come up with snowman wise.
I found a pile of snowman digis that I had purchased
back in February and had printed off but not got round to using..
They are by From the Heart Stamps .com
This 'Snowlady with Cardinal' caught my eye and as I had
just purchased the watercolour pencils whilst on holiday last week
decided to have a spuddle.
Once coloured I trimmed down using First Editions
Nesting Stamp die FEDIE012.
Green backing paper is a mag freebie by Sally Moret.
Christmas tree paper is a digi paper by Bearly Mine
'Christmas Fun no 11'
Polka dot paper and sentiment star a mag freebie by Sally Denton.
These are both covered with acetate which has been raised up with
3d pads which are hidden behind the silver sticker stars.
Another cunning ploy.
I was really pleased with the pencils so kept going
whilst I was on a winning streak!!
The next digi is called 'Snowman Hugs'.
Pink paper is a freebie from Making Cards Christmas Edition 2015
Green paper is by Sally Denton again s freebie in a magazine.
I adhered the image to the green paper and then covered with a piece
of acetate cut to size and adhered with silver brads.
Raised up using 3d pads.
Sentiment is a black sticker from my stash.
I'm only using 150gsm smooth colouring card so
I'm pleased with the shading just from the pencils and water to blend.
Whilst the two above were drying prior to being made into the cards
I coloured another one up. Well it was on my desk so why not!
This one is called " Snowman and Holly Chicks"
Again I have used acetate but this time it covers
the whole front of the card and is attached by the spine only
under the green trim which is in fact design paper edging.
After colouring I trimmed to size with Spellbinders
Labels Twenty Six S4-366.
I found the gold snowman stickers in my stash and thought
they looked good as they have top hats too.
Sentiment and stars are also stickers from my stash.
Backing paper is a digi 'Words Red' from the Simply Joy too
collection by Nitwits.
By now I''m so late that colouring one last one up
really wasn't an option!
This one is called " Peeking Snowman".
Once coloured I trimmed down using Crafts Too Square dies.
Acetate was also cut using the same size die and adhered to the front
using black/white spot brads from my stash.
Sentiment is a black glitter sticker from my stash.
Snow flake paper a freebie from Making Cards Christmas Edition 2015.
Bow paper is a digi from Pink Petticoat Joyeux Noel "Gift Bows".
Six more cards to add to the Christmas stash.
Sorry I am so late with them Lorraine but I was on
a winning streak!!
I'm going to take these over to