Personalised Christmas Cards 2016

Friday, 25 November 2016

Buff, black and white with a splash of red

Hi everyone, it has been a few weeks since I blogged life has been hectic and the time had just flown by.  Today I have a selection  of Christmas cards I have been working on using some of Papermilldirect's gorgeous new cards and papers, and some old favourites.

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I just love the Crafty Individuals stamp used on the above card, so versatile.  I used buff card and white to stamp the 3D umbrella and added a splash of red highlighted with glossy accents.


I used Silver Sparkle card.  for the snowflakes on this card.  There are two holographic cards and the silver sparkle card on the Papermilldirect Special Offer page, fabulous for adding sparkle to Christmas cards.

Traditional colours on this card for Mum. buff, intensive red and  billiard green card teamed with white linen.  Stamped and heat embossed with stardust embossing powder.

A winter wedding invitation card and a lined envelope using natural white pearlised card and the new lustre print silver sea card and paper.  A quick and simple make using just a few stamps and dies.

How are you all getting on with you Christmas cards, have you finished them or still have them to do?  I have finished mine now so hope to get on with something different over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Working On My 2017 Create-A-Calendar

Hello friends, followers and passers by, a very short bog post from me today.  I have been working on some pages in my Papermilldirect Create-a-Calendar, having great fun with this, here are my January to April pages.

I have not done much crafting this week but hope to have a few Christmas cards for you next week, see  you then.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

A Bright Birthday Card And A Few More Christmas Cards

Good morning followers and friends, today I have a bright birthday card made with Papermilldirect's new Neon papers which come in four zesty colours, a card to brighten up those dull dark winter days. 

The card blank was made from white linen card and the scribble die cut at the top of a white square which was layered onto 240 gsm sunflower coloured card.  Thinlits daisies were cut from the neon paper and attached to the white square.  The sentiment stamped in Memento London fog ink, I thought black would be too much but on reflection it would have made the colours pop even more.

I also have a few more Christmas cards to show you today using backgrounds created with distress ink and an acrylic block, my tutorial for creating the acrylic stamp block background can be found HERE. This is a quick easy way to create a background for any card.

The oblong panel was stamped onto pearlised card and the Santa panel was white linen textured card.  The pearlised card gives a smoother mix and a lovely pearly sheen through the colour but I do love the effect you get from the textured cards.  Papermilldirect now offer an array of colours in pearlised paper and cardstock, some really sparkly stuff too.

Still lots of Christmas cards to make, have you made all yours yet?  Love you to leave me a comment and let me know.