Sunday, 11 December 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho!

My youngest brother and his wife have a pink and green theme running through their trendy apartment., so I thought I would attempt to make a Christmas card in keeping with their chosen colour scheme.

I took 5 basic square cards and trimmed them down to be 4.5 inches square. I then glued the cards together concertina style,

I used strips of pink and green card to make the letter "H"  and some old snowflake circles (re-cycled from an old Xmas card) matted onto die-cut scalloped circles to make the "O"'s.

I added a few die-cut snowflakes, using a couple of sets of Marianne design dies and finished off with a few adhesive gems - you have to have a bit of bling at Christmas!

I am really pleased with the card and think it will go perfectly with their decor.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Final card made for my neighbours ....

I have had a lovely day making cards for my lovely neighbours - this is the final one.

The baubles were made by cutting strips of paper 1.5 inches by 12 inches. I then used the cm side of my scoreboard to score lines at half a cm intervals all the way along the strips. Then I sat and patiently folded the paper concertina style. I attached two strips together and formed the rosette/bauble.

I underestimated how long these would take  to make (took ages! lol) so hope my neighbour appreciates it!.

4th card of the day

I have made this one for the young couple who live over the road .... the paper is "Everyone Loves Christmas by Bella Road. The paper is double sided - with the (green)  reverse being used  on the tag. The tag was made from ribbed kraft card, I used my corner rounder to trim the edges and added a small wooden reindeer and a few adhesive gems. Love the colours in this 8 x8 card, really cheery and christmassy I think.

Under Pressure .... lol

I am making cards for family and special friends this weekend, so thought I would make a start on the cards for my neighbours - have five to make and have finished 3 so far .... the papers were from a 12 x 12 collection by K & Co (I think?) a few years back.  I thought it was about time I used some of the papers! lol

Hope you like them, hopefully there will be more posts throughout the weekend! Have so many to make .... why have I left it so late!!!! lol