Thursday, 16 September 2010

100 Days Until Christmas

That's right, just 100 days until Christmas and that being so I thought I had better kick myself into gear and get down to making Christmas cards. So here is the first of my cards for 2010.

This is one of Lilli of the Valley's new stamps, she is called 'All Wrapped up'. Of course I have coloured her using Promarkers although I have used a couple of Sekura pens for 'Special' effects that have not been caught by the camera. I used a Souffle pen on her muff to give the impression of fur (fake fur of course because we would never use real fur) and a Gloss pen on the toes of her boots to make them look like patent leather. The papers are K&Co Tim Coffey Christmas and the embellishments are from my stash.

I have gone back to using miri board for matting which is really appropriate for Christmas but I also like it for other cards. I also used stickles on the flowers to give them some extra sparkle.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Back To School

My Nephew and Niece are both starting their last year at their respective schools so I wanted to make them a card each to mark the occasion. These new stamps from Lilli of the Valley fit the bill perfectly.

Back to Schoool Girl

Back to School Boy

I have coloured the images with Promarkers based on their school uniform colours. I used a bit of 'Artistic Licence' with my Nephews card and combined his P.E. kit and his Uniform to make the card more colourful. The charms on both cards are removable and can be used on a mobile phone or on a pencil case zip or anything else they can think of.