Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Red Christmas Stocking

Just a Clean & Simple Red Stocking card today. I love the simplicity of this. Red on a white background always looks so crisp and clean. Mum & Dad arrive from England today. I'm SO EXCITED!!!!!! Happy Christmas to me :)

Stams : Hang Your Stocking
Ink : Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock : Shimmery White
Accessories : Big Shot, Christmas Stocking Thinlit, Red Ribbon, Softly Falling EF

Monday, December 19, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Cards

I spent Saturday working on more Christmas cards to get in the post. It was lovely working on them while the snow was gently falling outside my craft room window. This is a really simple one which I think turned out really well.

Stamps : Festival of Trees (retired), Holiday Home (sentiment - retired)
Ink : Crumb Cake
Cardstock : Crumb Cake, Shimmery White
Accessories : Tree Punch, Star Punch, Twine

Sunday, December 18, 2016

New Home

I needed a New Home card last weekend and this retired set seems to be the only thing suitable in the SU collection at the moment. I'm so sad it didn't carry over from last year's Holiday mini. It'll be one I keep on hand forever though, this is too sweet to get rid of!

Stamps : Holiday home
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Blushing Bride
Ink : memento black, various reinkers for colouring
Accessories : Big Shot, framelits

Friday, December 9, 2016

Z-Fold Style with a Difference

There's something utterly charming about these cute little Christmas Stockings. I wanted to make a Z-Fold card but with the stockings hanging so I inverted the strip to make a sort of mantel. Keeping everything white, I just put the narrow strip through the woodgrain Embossing Folder which looks great against the brick. Just a splash of colour with the stockings, real red and pear pizzazz.

The only tricky part of the card was making the 4th stocking inverted (double sided). When the card is closed, you can only see the back of the stocking. I stamped a mirror image, not the best result as it's a little "fuzzier" than the first three but it looks OK!

Feeling pretty Christmassy around here!

Stamps : Hang Your Stocking, Oh What Fun (sentiment)
Ink : Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories : Big Shot, wood grain and brick embossing folders, stockings framelits, white twine.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Santa's Sleigh

No stamps in this one! I used Silver & Copper paper and a few touches to add interest, namely the Textured Impressions embossing folder.

Cardstock : Shimmery White, Copper, Silver, Always artichoke, Glimmer Red
Accessories : Big Shot, Softly Falling EF, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December means Christmas is almost Here!

It's finally December, time to get on with my Christmas Cards!

These cards were made with December's Paper Pumpkin stamps. I've not been overly excited about any of the PP kits since I started getting them in June so was finally happy I'd signed up. I love the simplicity of the sweet little houses and trees. I made a shaker card to make the snow and am really pleased with how it turned out.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Fancy Folds

I don't often post non-SU product, but these 2 stamp sets are just my style so I splurged! I went on a stamping weekend in October and spent quite a long time figuring out these 2 folds.

If anyone would like the dimensions etc, I'll pull together a template.