Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Cards 2016

Merry Christmas!
Here are some of my favourite cards that I made this year:

 Using some retired SU paper and stocking punch

Using up some scraps 

I stamped this last year and paired it with some turquoise card

This was a totally new style for me, but I love how it turned out.
Lawn Fawn tree and ornaments, plus SU Gorgeous Grunge 

Lovely dies plus SU paper

I made this card last year, I had no time for colouring this year :(

I loved this new SU stamp set this year

This Tim Holtz foliage die works well with the SU greeting and Hardwood background

 Some diecutting fun

Loved this stamp for quick and clean cards

I made about 120 cards this year in total.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Lawn Fawn Fox Christmas Card

I think this was my favourite card of my Lawn Fawn experiments this Christmas!
Cardmaking will never be the same now I've discovered the partial diecutting technique, this was my first attempt at it and it turned out really well and set my mind working overtime on other possibilities.

I sponged the blue background over some white embossed snow (from Stampin' Up! White Christmas) and raised up the whole front of the card on dimensionals before mounting it on a red base. I love the clean simple look of this technique and the contrast of white and bright colours.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Joy to the Woods Baubles

I just love the little baubles in the Joy to the Woods set, and coloured them and added some Diamond Glaze to the centre of each before mounting them on a hand-drawn "string" with some dimensionals. This was another card that I wanted to keep! (But managed to give away after all ;) The trees are from the Happy Camper set.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Baubles Card

I loved colouring these baubles, adding light and shade, using both Copics and Blendabilities, but when they were done I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to display them on a card. They sat on my desk for a few days until I was tidying up and grabbed my old favourite pine branch from the Stampin' Up! Peaceful Wishes set and stamped it on green for a quick solution. 

Baubles: American Crafts ($4.00 well spent!)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lawn Fawn Little Snowman

How cute is this little guy?
The smaller of the two snowmen in the Lawn Fawn Frosty Friends is just adorable.
This was a quick and easy card but one of my favourites!

Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods Scene

After playing with the Lawn Fawn Frosty Friends I moved on to the Joy to the Woods set. I love the birch tree branches and the little birdhouse and holly, so much fun. 

Snowglobe tree card

Another of my favourite cards of this Christmas, although photographed in a hurry.
I always love white silhouettes against blue, plus a little red, so this came together very quickly.

Memory Box: tree, birds
Impression Obsession: Snow Globe
Stampin' Up!: greeting
I added some white pen snowflakes and used the pen to trace over the greeting which hadn't turned out well using an old white inkpad.