Personalised Christmas Cards 2016

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

New Home, New Address Cards

Hello friends, family and passers by.  Today I have a couple of personalise change of address cards to show you using free digital images  from Craft Stamper Magazine, April 2017 and September 2016. 

I used papermilldirect value white card 300gsm for a clean crisp look and coloured the images with distress inks, adding interest with stencils and glossy accents.  

This is a quick card for batch making, the image and computer generated sentiment were printed directly onto the card blank,  a sheet of the images was printed and coloured, cut out and attach over the blank image on the card.  For an even quicker card the image printed on the card can be coloured and decorate.

Sylv xx

Saturday, 8 July 2017

An Apple For The Teacher

Hi everyone, the end of the school year is nearly here and I have been playing around with a couple of teacher thank you cards.  One card in two colours cut on the Silhouette and one using stamps and an embossing folder.

I cut the two cards from papermilldirect white linen and buff cardstock and cut the apple from scraps of post box red and mid green cardstock.  The square insert was stamped with a Hero Arts Thanks stamp.

This layered card was made using papermilldirect white linen, Lustre Print Gold Magenta and spring green cardstock to match the stamped image.   The green card was embossed then rubbed over with a white ink pad to make the numbers pop.  I stamped three apples and leaves from the Clearly Besotted An Apple A Day stamp set and the sentiment from Dark Room Door in green and coral ink.  The image and layers were mounted onto a white linen card blank.

I am loving being back in my craft room, lots of work on my desk this weekend including some Gelli Plate background cards and a tutorial.  Back next week, see you then xx

Friday, 30 June 2017

Back in my craft room after five months away

Hi everyone, due to being overtaken by family problems at the beginning of the year this is the first time I have blogged since Christmas.  Everything is sorted now and I have managed a few days playing in my craft room, although I didn't feel confident about producing anything worthwhile.

Papermilldirect now make card blanks and I used a blue and a white card from a selection they sent me to make a couple of quick cards using two stamped and watercoloured images.  White, cream and ivory card blanks are available in five sizes over in the shop.

To be in with a chance to win 50 cards in your chosen size and colour visit papermilldirect here for further details.

Back in May I did a few pages in my Papermilldirect 2017 calendar as May had arrived and the page was blank.  Out came the inks, stamps and stencils and I really enjoyed playing around with various themes, Spring colours for May, the Queen's official birthday for June, beach holidays and sunshine for June and a balloon themed page for August (Balloon Festival in Bristol).  The January to April pages can be found HERE in  my post from last year.

My aim over the next six months is to use stamps and dies I have not used, or have been hidden for years, and use the Gelli plate I bought a couple of years ago and have not used.

Looking forward to more card making and getting inky again, next week I hope to do some Gelli plate printing and finish the calendar.  

Back soon with some more makes.