Here are a few cards that I have made this week......
Now back to making Christmas cards - 15 made only another 55 or so to go!!!
I do like Sassafras Lass papers and I have collected a few but several times I have got the out of the drawer but put them back again because they are so bright and busy I didn't know where to start. This time when I scanned some old prints I knew exactly which papers would suit and I am quite pleased with the results. The photos were taken 17 years ago on the pier at Bournmouth.
After a lack of creativity in the summer I seem to have got back in my stride, Here are another couple of winter/Christmas layouts.
The first one is of Holly about 13 years ago at the toddler group Christmas party. Unlike a lot of the other children she was happy to go and see Father Christmas without mummy holding her hand but when she got there she was slightly phased and wouldn't talk to Father Christmas, hence the very serious expression. The papers I used are from the Bo Bunny Believe range and the flowers are Prima.
In the second layout Holly is slightly older and the photograph is taken in the garden at home. This was the first time that Holly had seen any reasonable amount of snowfall and she wanted to go out straight away as soon as she woke up in case the snow disappeared, hence she is wearing a nightdress with a furry coat on top and wellington boots. She even made a small snowman that we kept in the freezer for months.
I used a variety of papers for this one, the snowman paper is by Carolees Creations and there is some Basic Grey papers in there too. I think the snowman might be a strip of paper from Adornit.
I've had a couple of free days this week to make some cards.
Basic Grey Challenge
Firstly here is a card for the Basic Grey challenge which I haven't participated in for quite a while. At first I thought the sketch was rather busy but once I started to put the card together myself I found that I could put my own style into it. Here is the sketch.....
And here is my card
All the papers I used are Basic Grey from the Blitzen range and the stamp is Penny Black.
Mojo Monday Challenge
And here is my card for Mojo Monday - again the challenge is a sketch...
And here is the card that I made...
The papers for this one are Bo Bunny and the stamp is Penny Black.
I hope that you like them both!
Here is a layout that I made a while ago. I used some of my Basic Grey stash which I am gradually working my way through. for a while I only collected and never used it but now I can happily use my BG as I have learned that although you have used it, you still have it and even better you have something lovely made with it.
I don't have many pictures of my mum's parents but this one was taken in the garden of their first house around 1963, also in the photo is my mum's younger brother. This is the house that I was born and grew up in.
The papers here are Basic Grey Infuse collection (and I still have lots left!)
I haven't participated in any challenges over the summer but decided that it was about time to get back to it and it's a good way to get some Christmas cards made.
I set myself a challenge to use some papers that I bought in a rash moment last year and don't really like any more.
Here is the sketch for this week
And here is my card.
My daughter, Holly, asked me to make a birthday card for her friend who will be sixteen but left the design for me to decide on. I liked the play on words sweet sixteen/tweet sixteen and decided that the way to go was birds and trees.
The papers are October Afternoon, We R Memory Keepers and Basic Grey and the trees are punched with Woodware punches and have hand cut trunks. The little chipboard birds are Maya Road,painted with acrylic paint and the alphabet stickers are from my stash (Papermania I think!)
Holly, likes the card, I hope her friend does too!
A couple of years ago on a trip to Alexandra Palace I bought a sheet of Prima Paintables but it then got stored safely away in my stash of papers and forgotten about. When I rediscovered it again recently I decided to add these photos of my son and my nephew at Beaconscott Model village when they were both about 2 years old. Now 16 years later they are both 18 years old and really out on the town!
I coloured the page with watercolour pencils and used Doodlebug alphabet stickers - how easy is that!
When I was scanning some old prints recently, I found some photos of the children when they were quite small and they were playing with some tinsel although there doesn't seem to be any other Christmas decorations around!
I used the My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter Glitter stack, Crafters Workshop templates for the wording, silver star brads and a piece of gold braid that was free with a magazine. The top right corner looked a bit empty so I cut and punched circles from the paper to make a little garland.