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....
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 soon...xxx