Monday, 5 July 2010

Cards made today

Oh I've had a lovely day, washing on the line, house nice and clean so I've been able to craft nearly all day, bliss.

I made this easel card today with some black card, cut some holographic red card which I punched using my EK Success border punch, I used some scrap silver mirror board to create the border strips and the flowers using my new Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Die, I've used some bead spacers and jewel brads for the middle of the flowers. The Noel is a die cut which I've decoupaged. I used the greeting to create the plate for the easel section to sit behind. I would never have spent this much time on just one card in the run up to Christmas so I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the ladies who are running the various Christmas challenges throughout the year.

The die cut on this card was on the same sheet so as I had all the same colours etc out I thought I would do both at the same time. I used an 8 inch square blank for this as the die cut was so big especially after I mounted it on some mirror board. I cut a strip off the side, punched the border and punched the corners of the mirror board. I used my bling templates to create the sentiment, I find these templates so useful.
I'm entering the cards in the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland-Punch it out
ABC Christmas Challenge-N is for Noel.


downrightcrafty said...

Oh my such beautiful colours and all those dangling snowflakes and baubles, just perfect for our challenge at Winter Wonderland. Hope you will join us again on Friday for some more fun
Hugs Kate xx

hayward69 said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge

Jayne xx

Annika said...

Gorgeous cards, so vibrant and luxurious!

Debbie said...

Hi I have just read your comment on the spoon full blog, if you could email me at I can give you the code for the blinkie for michelle's card drive
Hugs Debbie x

Dot said...

Lovely Noel easel card. I love to make them.
Thank you for joining us on ABC Christmas Challenge.
hugs Dorte GD

Lynsey said...

Wow what a striking card! Those colours are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

Kristine said...

Oh WOW! These are both such GORGEOUS Christmas cards!! Love the pretty colors... that ornament one is my fave. I'd sooo love to have pretty ornaments like THAT to hang on my tree =)

Samantha said...

WOW! love the colours very striking! Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge and hope to see you again for more Christmas challenges hugs Samantha :0)

Helen said...

Lovely cards - great colour combo!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Annie said...

a fabulous Noel card and I love the pink! thank you for sharing with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog.
hugs, annie x

Ann said...

Great cards - been scrolling down and looking at all your makes - all such fun. A fab collection.
Thanks for joining us - hope you'll love the new challenge starting today which is 'Christmas Stockings'.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT