Personalised Christmas Cards 2017

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.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Halloween Tag and Treat Bag

Hello friends, followers and family, I am a little behind with my blogging this week.  Here is my Papermilldirect design team make, a fun gift bag and tag for Halloween.  I used Papermilldirect smooth white card for the tag and for stamping the crazy bird and attached the finished tag to a small craft coloured carrier bag.

The tag was cut using Sizix/Tim Holtz tag and bookplates die and was coloured with distress inks.  It was stamped with halloween stamps and stencilled before  adding a crazy bird coloured to look like Dracular.  The tag was layered onto Dark Violet card and Halloween coloured ribbons were plaited and added so it could be attached to a craft bag which was stencilled with purple, orange and green distress inks using a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Halloween Script.

For some reason Blogger has been misbehaving this week, each time I start a blog post it suddenly publishes it, and I have to revert it back to draft.  Anyone else had this problem, or am I having one of those weeks?

Back soon with next week's DT make and a few pages from my Papermilldirect 2017 Create-a-Calendar which I have been working on.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

A little Bit of Autumn and a few Christmas Cards

Hi everyone, today I have my weekly DT make for Papermilldirect, an Autumn card made using their new Hopsack Textured card.  The texture made me think of artist canvas and I will be using it to create a few wall hangings later in the month.  

I love Autumnal shades and used distress inks in various colours on a strip of Hopsack card , stamped a large leaf across the strip and embossed with copper embossing powder, mounted this onto a strip of Mocha Brown then onto a square of the white Hopsack card.  The panel was attached to a card blank made with the Mocha Brown card.  Suede cord was tied round and through a button and a sentiment added to finish.

Here are a few Christmas cards made this week, this is the time of year I start making my cards.  I usually make CAS cards which are easy to batch make but this year I have quite a few more fussy cards made.

I have a cute robin die and had to add it to this CAS buff and white card.

Colouring on textured card can be difficult, I used distress crayons to colour the robin and blended distress inks on the Autumn panel which filled the uneven surface wonderfully.