stampin up christmas cards

IMG_7256 (Medium)IMG_7258 (Medium)Here are my last Christmas cards for this year,(I think) and all the products used are stampin up from their Christmas catalogue – so,woodland embossing folder,peaceful pines stamp set, perfect pines die set, and the father Christmas image is from the home for Christmas designer paper. I always wonder what to do with myself in the craft room after I have finished my Christmas cards – it takes me a little while to settle back into the rythym – maybe that’s just me or do other ladies feel that ? Today I went and saw my knee specialist, and thought I would be able to go back to work next week, but he said no, not for two more weeks, so I will be returning the week of Christmas. It was a big job he had to fix – split cartlidge, and needs a bit longer to heal. Thats OK – I get to spend a little bit of time in the craft room before I go back! til tomorrow….

5 christmas cards with a white theme….

IMG_2892 (Medium)IMG_2894 (Medium)IMG_2895 (Medium)IMG_2896 (Medium)IMG_2897 (Medium)The one thing all of todays’ cards have in common is the colour white!Bits and pieces used from the top – Kaisercraft reideer die ( with some glitter cardstock) and stampin up woodland embossing folder(new favourite folder), the next two are very similar, swiss dots folder on one, and kaisercraft dots folder on the other,the image is a couple of stamps from one of my stampin up christmas sets.4th card is a one layer card  all done with stampin up Berry Merry stamp set and this one was directly copied from the stampin up catalogue.And last but not least the bottom card is spellbinders bauble dies, and kaisercraft merry christmas die again die cut with glitter cardstock.I think the bottom card needs a piece of embossed cardstock behind the baubles but this one was for an order which specified very simple.Sorry for posting so many today, but if we don’t start making our way through all my christmas card makes we will be still looking at them at Easter!! Today has been a lovely day – my Birthday, and Nathan and I went over to the shops this morning – first food shopping,( the butcher told me it was one of his staffs’ birthday, I wished my birthday buddy happy birthday and got a nice discount on my meat order!) and once that was done we had a meander through the shops, I bought  a new handbag and book ( birthday money yeah!) and we had some lunch.Lovely day. til tomorrow…..

Stampin Up Home for Christmas designer paper..

IMG_2887 (Medium)IMG_2890 (Medium)A short break from the kaisercraft silver bells paper, and today  a couple of cards I made with Stampin Up designer paper Home for Christmas, and the stampin up woodland embossing folder. The top card is the simpler version, for the bottom card i stepped it up a little.wheres the paper you say? I cut these gorgeous little deers from the paper and created a little scene by adding some punched greenery and stamping and fussy cutting the little bird.To step it up a little on the bottom card I inked some of the raised embossing, and ripped up up some white cardstock which I stuck glitter toand then raised the pieces with some 3d foam pads on the lower portion of the card. I really enjoyed making these ones, my favourites by far this year! A lazy day today, prepared some lessons for november, and this afternoon I have been experimenting with my perfect pearls powder, adding some water to it and colouring ,it makes the most lovely shimmery paint and now I am off to put my finished painted pieces onto cards.Til tomorrow…..