Friday, December 24, 2021

Cue The Lights

My very last christmas card for this year which is for The Doc.  I saw this image from Pink Gem Designs and just knew I had to get it. The only time we get dressed up now is to go either to the Dr's, Dentist or Opticians so thought this digi  would be perfect to colour up in both our favourite colours. I also knew that I wanted to have  little lights on the card and found  a Tutorial on You Tube by Maximum Crafts. Maxine's instructions were very easy to follow.

This is the card in daylight.

Coloured using my Graph'it pens and silver/gold gel pens, then given a liberal dusting of Pearlescent chalk for  a subtle sparkle. The die cut frame by  Card Deco is called ' Holly Round' and the  sentiment by Tonic Studio's Merry Christmas 1404e.  The picture below is taken with the lights  switched on the card but the glare from the Gold mirror card  was not allowing me to get a good photo though it does show The Doc's fancy scarf and bobble hat up nicely !

Taken with the house lights off  and the lights  (which are hidden behind the front panel of the easel card ) switched on. The Doc loved his card. 

Wishing You All
Happy Christmas
and a 
Healthy Year for 2022.

Stay safe and jabbed up to the hilt!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Boys.

Both of our Grandsons have their Birthdays in December. One at the beginning and one at the end and these are this years cards for them. How did they get to be 13 yrs and 14yrs so soon!

Card for  Grandson No 2.

Image is by Mo's Digital Paper called ' Noah' coloured with my Graph'it pens and given a light dusting afterwards with Pearlescent chalk.  The design paper is called Stars and Stripes from the Nancy Watt collection  a freebie from Making cards Magazine.  I found an embossing folder in my stash,  and as I am making it my mission to actually use my folders I decorated the handmade envelope with it. Called 'Argle' by Sizzix. I  coloured in using a selection of distress inks to match the design paper.

Card for  Grandson No 1.

I don't have a name/who by for this paper other than it was a freebie from a  magazine a long time ago. The image is Aiden by Mo's digital Pencil.  I coloured the image first and then found the paper in my stash so a stroke of luck that it goes so well. Used my graph'it pens as before and made into an easel card. The name is using an alphabet set by Woodware called 'Oriental Style' . The sentiment is a die cut by Creative Expressions and layered up with two layers of plain card and then the top layer cut from the design paper.  I used every bit of the A4 paper up and the last little scrap that was left I put on the envelope which you can see behind the card below. I am not allowed to say he has red hair but he has as does his sister.!

I had my flu jab yesterday morning  which floored me for 24hrs but I feel ok now. The nurse wanted to give me a Tetanus and a Pneumonia jab at the same time but that was going a tad too far for me so I have those to look forward to in the New Year. 

Stay safe and well
for Christmas.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

On Point.

The very last of this years Christmas cards. Specials for my grandchildren.  All safely in the post for them.
I recently saw this card shape on a blogging friend's  (Carol 'Crafty-Stamper')  page and thought what a perfect design it would make for the stamp I had in mind to use. I actually bought the stamp this time last year and have kept it to use now as I already had their cards made for 2020.  Found a great tutorial for it on You Tube  from Maximum. I have called the card 'On Point'  as it reminds  me of  a row of  ballerinas up on point but both Carol and Maxine are calling it a Diamond Point shaped card. 

Card 1

The yellow star paper is from Making Cards magazine Nov 2016 and the snowflakes design is by Alison Butler from Crafts Beautiful magazine. The stamp is by Clarity and comes with an assortment of stamped strips to make up your own  design on the jumper . The Large letter is by my Daughter  AIFaDoodles - CWSD331 from Whimsy Stamps. Fluff now has a whole range of Fadoodle stamps out and a new one coming in the New Year.  (Mum preening her feathers here!) Coloured using  Graph'it pens and then a liberal dusting of Pearlescent chalks for a subtle sparkle. 

Card 2

I am not sure where I got the reindeer paper from but the tartan is by Paper Addicts 'Lost Forest'.
Again coloured using my Graph'it pens. You can see a little clearer on this one the doodles on the letter D. Each letter of the Alphabet in the set has Fluff's trade mark dooling on it. 

Card 3 

The snowflake pink paper  is by 'Humphreys Corner' Christmas collection and the star design by Salley Monet. 

My fingers do not like the cold weather and have not been crafting or blogging  so missed out  again for showing my cards in the Christmas Card group that I am in. Fortunately the theme is anything goes and is the last one for this year.
I am so pleased that I had managed to get the majority of  my cards made in the summer months so only had the envelopes to make and decorate the past few weeks. Thankfully all in the post now and I even beat the deadlines for abroad. 

Hope everyone has a lovely  time this Christmas and all those due their boosters can get them done. 

Stay Safe and well