Personalised Christmas Cards 2017

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Collage Word Tag Card

Hello everyone, today I have a tutorial over on the papermilldirect blog using two collage word stamps I bought recently.   I thought these stamps would make lovely CAS cards especially for men and teenagers who don't want cards which are too fussy. The tutorial shows how I used these stamps to make a tag birthday card and gives a few other ideas which are shown at the end of the tutorial.

In my last post I made a black and white card using the smaller stamp, I wanted to make a card using both stamps and with a little more colour, the result was the tag card above.

Materials I used for the cards:

Below are the other cards I made using  the stamps, the black and white CAS card from my last post and a black and white card using both stamps.  I liked the tag card so made it up in another colour and varied it slightly.

For full details of how I made the cards pop over to my tutorial on the papermill blog.

I enjoyed using these stamps and will be keeping them handy for use in future projects.

Sylv xx

Monday, 26 March 2018

Black and White Wordy Birthday

Hello friends, followers and passers by.  I have had a great week in the craft room and have managed to make lots of cards and used some of the bits and bobs I found clearing out my craft room.

I recently bought a few block word stamps from Crafty Individuals and used the smaller birthday panel for this CAS black and white card.   I stamped two black on white and two white embossed on black card panels and have a few ideas to try these out.  I also stamped out the larger word stamp onto white and  buff coloured card and will be making them into cards next.

I used one of the white stamped panels for this card, mounting it onto black card and adding three black stars.  Three postal stamps were stamped onto a white card and the word panel attached  centrally using 3D sticky pads.  I also stamped the postal stamp onto the insert.  

Materials used:
I haven't entered any challenges for years and am going to try fit a few in this year, I will be entering this card into the Allsorts Challenge where this week's challenge is Black and White.,  and Lost Coast Portal To Creativity challenge Say What??

Thank you for popping in today.

Sylv xx

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Easter Card and gift

Hello friends, followers and family popping in.  Today I have a rabbit Easter card and box frame gift using papermilldirect's beautiful Lustra Print pearlised card.  I made the frames for an easter raffle at my mum's care home.  I love this large intricate die which would make ideal pictures for a child's bedroom or nursery, especially if the child's name is added.

I picked pearlised pink and cream pearlised card to make up my die cut picture to match the pretty light pink frames.  The rabbit was cut out from the center of a square of pink and cream card, I used both the positive and the negative die cuts to make up the picture.  The cream rabbit was layered onto the center of pink card and the pink negative was layered over it using 3D foam pads, the second frame used the contrasting colours cream background and pink rabbit.

The Easter card was simple, the die cut rabbit was fastened to the card and a sentiment added with three blue pearls, a pearl was added to the rabbit's eye too.

Materials used:
As an afterthought (after I took the photos) I added a pearl eye to the rabbits in the frames. 

Sylv xx