Free background from VintageMadeForYou

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Olde World Santa

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, are now preparing for
New Year celebrations. Although Christmas is over for another year,
I have a few Christmas cards in my 'drafts', and this is one of those.

I am on the design team for Fat Cats Card Corner, and this card was actually made 
to demonstrate a new die which was in the latest batch of dies that Kaaren sent me.

The jolly old Santa is from a 12x12 paper stack I have had for several
years. He reminds me so much of the Christmas cards from my 
childhood, many, many years.

Dies - Find It Trading-Janine's Art Floral Hexagon; Marianne Creatables Design Folding Lace Square (foliage); Cheery Lynn Holly Leaves; Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia
Paper - First Edition Christmas Village
Image - First Edition Christmas Village
Ink (sponging) - Distress Inks Aged Mahogany; Peeled Paint
Gold brads are from my junk stash

I must go and take the washing off the clothesline, then begin pampering myself in a vain attempt to look glamerous...John is taking me out to dinner as it is my birthday today.

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Jennifer.  xx

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Silent Night

Can you believe it, only 3 more sleeps 'til the big day.

I have well and truly broken the promise I made to myself early this year to NOT
buy anymore dies. You all know what I mean don't you...there are just so many
beautiful ones out there, and each seem to be prettier than ever.

This card uses 3 such dies...the gorgeous 'Silent Night', the very versatile star 
background, and the mini poinsettia. I used 3D tape to raise the top layer to
allow more of the embossed layer to be seen.

A closer look at the elegant 'Silent Night' which I adhered to a piece of
JAC paper, then sprinkled fine glitter on that. Finally I adhered that to
the gold matting paper.

I sponged the edges of all the poinsettia petals with Aged Mahogany 
distress ink. The centres are punched from scraps of gold glitter card.
The white foliage has been lightly sponged with Iced Spruce distress ink.

Dies - Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Netted Star Background, Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Swirled Silent Night; Cheery Lynn Poinsettia Strip; Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Greens; Marianne Design Creatables Folding Lace Square (gold glitter foliage)
Gold paper - Unknown brand
Gold glitter card - Crafts 4U
Embossing Folder - Freebie with Cardmaking Australia magazine
Distress Inks - Aged Mahogany, Iced Spruce
Glitter - Tim Holtz Rock Candy

I have quite a few Christmas cards in my drafts, so hopefully in the next few weeks (although Christmas will be long gone) I may be able to make time to show them to you...I am taking a few weeks off from duty at the Fort.

Hopefully all your Christmas preps are more advanced than mine.
Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Jennifer.  xx

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Bad Kitty!

This little kitty isn't the only one around here who is bad...
MY BAD!! Again I haven't been keeping up to date on my blog.

Subsequently it is time for another challenge at Words 2 Craft By
and our quote this month is an interesting one by Benjamin, aged 11...
"I'm an angel at Christmas time, but the rest of the year I'm the real me".
Are there any parents out there who could identify that quote with
their little 'angels'?

I didn't have any images of angel/naughty children, but I did have this 
irresistible kitty digi stamp.

This is another digi stamp, trimmed with deckle-edged scissors.

How could you be cross when kitty puts on such a sad face.
Our kitty looks at us exactly the same way, when he knows
he has done something naughty (and it works every time!).

Image - Whimsy Love Me Anyway digital stamp
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Doodlebug Design Inc. Home For The Holidays
Sentiment - Digital freebie by Bizzy Bec Greetings North Pole (thank you Bec)
Gems are from my junk stash

For the chance to win a fabulous prize, pop over to Words 2 Craft By, check out the great inspiration by my teamies, then enter your own creation.

I hope your Christmas preparations are all going to plan...not long to go now!

Jennifer.  xx