Saturday, 29 November 2014

A Vintage Chalkboard Christmas

Hello Everyone! I have another Christmas Card to share with you today. This one has a bit of a vintagey feel to it. I used some old My Mind's Eye papers which are really beautiful.I love the rich reds and golds and muted greens.

The focal point on my card is a Chalkboard effect panel made using an Indoigo Blu stamp I used last year on a Magazine Commission. It is still available here. I heat embossed it on to Black card with matt white embossing powder. It is not perfect but that is the look I was going for. I also distressed the edges of the panel before adding it to the card. I added some poinsettia die cuts from Tattered lace to the top left of the image with gold stick on pearls in the middle of each flower.

I wrapped my card layers in hessian ribbon  from The Ribbon Girl and pleated ribbon before adding them to the card base. I added a bow tied with luxurious satin ribbon  which I topped with a sparkly button. I tucked a little Martha Stewart punched holly leaf under the button and finished with more stick on pearls. I am off to do some Christmas Shopping in Reading with my Mum this morning. Wish me luck! Have a great Saturday.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

A CAS Ribbon Christmas Tree

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a good week so far. I have a Clean and Simple Christmas card to share with you today which I made using a new Dienamics die I purchased from My Mum's Craft shop. I am hoping to make a few more of these before Christmas as they are great for using up Ribbon scraps.

I used the die to cut the apertures in a square of white card and added double sided tape running down each side of the tree. I then added various green ribbons from the Ribbon Girl.I used scraps of white spot grosgrain,, moss green satin  and some saddle-stitch ribbon in different shades of green and different widths.

I added a tiny scrap of bright red satin for the pot and added a tiny bow tied from twine and a sparkly star button from my stash to top the tree. I then added a square of kraft card behind the tree cut out before adding it to the card.

I am entering my card in to the latest 'Less is More' Challenge and the Moxie Fab World Treemendous Challenge. I hope you have a lovely Thursday!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

A Christmas card and a Magazine giveaway

Hello! I am back, finally, with a card! I apologise for my absence, life has been very complicated lately and I have had very little time and enthusiasm for crafting for quite some time now. I now feel I am starting to get my mojo back and hope to be able to share my cards with you again if anyone is still reading! The card I am sharing with you today was made a couple of months ago but never blogged as a Ribbon Girl DT card.

The theme was pastels and I used papers from Lili of the Valley and a gingham from my stash to cover my card. I added some gingham bias binding and a gorgeous blue ribbon to wrap around my layers.

The gorgeous wooden snowflake is available here from The Ribbon Girl. I decorated it with a pastel button and stick on pearls and tied blue twine in the little hole in the top of the snowflake.

I finished with a sentiment by Polkadoodles, more pastel buttons and little paper rose. As a little celebration of my return to blogging and a Thank you for still following me, I have a copy of the latest issue of Quick Cards minus the free gift which features some of my Lili of the Valley cards.

Please leave a comment on this post if you would like to be entered into a draw to win the Magazine and I will pick a winner on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by! Take care and I will be back soon with another Christmas card.