Monday, 6 December 2010

A Mad cardmaking weekend!

Good morning all...
I have another day at home as both my girls are poorly and in bed coughing and sneezing...I have been up and down the stairs quite a few times delivering Calpol, drinks and on the last run my little one asked for some cucumber?
So I have a few spare sit down minutes to show you my mad christmas card making that started on Saturday morning and went on into the evening last night...
I know I should have been a bit more prepared but hey I did it all in one go!
I got out my very old original red sizzix machine and the christmas tree diecut and got to work with some christmas paper stash in green. Then I cut and layered up.

I added glitter glue over the joins and some mini buttons for baubles. Next I mounted all the trees on dark green card and cut out.
Next I cut some blue rectangles and mounted them onto ATC Kraft cards and added ripped white paper for snow...layered again onto red and green and a wavy border cut with Fiskars edging scissors. That was all on Saturday!

So Sunday was all about mounting using various background papers and card blank sizes and colours...also used some red gingham ribbon.
I'm proud to say most of the stash used is quite a few years old and the new things are the cream scallop card blanks and the colourful hexagonal patterned paper.
I ended up with 21 cards now made and ready to send...There are another 7 made in another style which I will show tomorrow....
Some challenges...
1. Design Dollies...layers upon layers...You need at least 5!
2. Dutch Dare...Christmas card, tag or Ornament.
3. The Secret Crafter...Christmas
4. One Stitch at a time...Old Stash/New Stash.
5. Sugar sweet Paper Treats... Anything goes
6. Cardmakin mamas...Anything goes.
7. Top Tip Tuesday...Anything goes.
and here's my tip...make your toppers all in one go... production line, doing each stage then you can make each card a bit more original using different background papers and no one will know you have made 20 of the same topper...unless you blog it of course.
8. Artful Inkables...Punches/Die Cuts
So I'm on lunch duty now...chicken soup all round!
Hope you pop back again


  1. You certainly had a production line going there,Sally.....a very efficient way of doing it.
    Sorry to hear about the girls....hope they're soon better.

  2. As Jacky says - heck of a production line you've had going. Hope the girls will both be feeling better soon and I hope you don't come down with it!


  3. Wow Sally you have been a busy bee!!

    Hope the girls are feeling better soon!


  4. Wow they are gorgeous !!

    Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our new stash/ old stash challenge. Good Luck !!

    Choccy xx

  5. wow you have been busy!!! Thanks for joining in our Old Stash New Stash challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)
    P.s. Check out my yummy blog candy here, closes 12/12!!

  6. what gorgeous creations with super images thanks for sharing them with us at the SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Great stash! Love the buttons. thanks for joining us at DDCC.

  8. You have been busy with some great cards. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

  9. Great cards Sally - what an amazing production line to get so many done like that - well done.
    Thanks for sharing them with us at OSAAT this week.
    luv {brenda} xox

  10. These are lovely.Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

  11. Hey Sally
    How are you? Are the girls better now?
    I wanted to ask you some advice...Lucy's teacher has asked me if I would come in and help at her after school art club...can you give me any tips or ideas for projects? Never done anything like this before, the club has P1 through to P7 so I haven't a clue what to do with them?! You always have some fab projects that you have done for your classes!