Personalised Christmas Cards 2017

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Vintage Christmas Batch Makes



Hello friends, followers and anyone calling in, today I have a quick easy way to batch make Christmas cards, I used papermilldirect Buff 260gsm card with Red Plain 120gsm Paper inserts, presented with a kraft or red coloured papermilldirect envelope, but any colour palette would work.
A simple printed card is quick and easy to make when making batch cards.  I gathered various loyalty free vintage images from the Internet for these cards, added a simple sentiment and printed them onto Buff smooth 260gsm card.  The printed images were highlighted with a splash of red, white, gold or silver glitter or paint.



Red paper inserts give a splash of Christmas colour to the cards and I present them in groups of six tied with red and white string.   These are great for selling at craft fairs to raise money for a charity, or a quick card to run off if you run out of cards.

Sylv xx 

Friday, 14 December 2018

It's Snowflakes Falling At Daring Cardmakers This Week


Hello everyone, today I have a snowflake card made for the Daring Cardmakers DT.   The challenge this week is to show us snowflakes on your cards, just one or lots, stamped, die cut or foiled.

Pop over to the Daring Cardmakers blog to see the beautiful cards made by the design team and details of how to enter.


My snowflake card uses an embossing folder and die cut snowflakes layered one on top of the other.  

A square of white card was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder, the snowflakes were slightly coloured with distress inks.  I wanted a large snowflake so used a Sizzix tri-fold card die cutting the main snowflake from the card, two more snowflakes were die cut to layer on top.   The embossed panel was attached to a square card and the layered snowflake added  with a printed sentiment placed  underneath.  I finished the card with Perfect Pearls and a crystal in the center of the snowflake.


All card used is from papermilldirect, white linen for the card and sparkle print card for the snowflake, you can see the lovely sparkle in the picture above.

 Sylv xx

Friday, 7 December 2018

December Elemental Chalenge at Daring Cardmakers



Hello friends, followers and family, it is the first week of December which means an elemental challenge over at Daring Cardmakers.  Cathy has picked this gorgeous Christmas picture for us to pick three elements to use in our cards or crafty Christmas makes.


The design team have been busy and you can find their inspirational makes and details of the challenge HERE.

I picked the stocking, stone fireplace, winter greenery and the beautiful duck egg blue and beige for my card.


This fun card was made using Tim Holtz "Tattered Christmas" and Sizzix matching dies, Crafters Companion brickwork embossing folder and papermilldirect white textured card and turquoise blue card.

Sylv xx