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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Christmas card class

Another Christmas card class last night where the theme of Tim Holtz spilled over into next months theme of trees! This lush colour combo was discovered by one of my regular attendees - Alison. We were using Stampin up inks and Alison played with these colours - crumb cake, old olive and rich razzleberry. When the class was over I had a play myself and made this quick card. Stamped on cream which has the edges distressed lightly then inked with crumb cake (such a lovely colour) its then mounted on rich razzleberry card stock and onto a Kraft card blank. The trees are Tim Holtz and the sentiment butterfly kisses.
This is thin enough to go through the post on an ordinary stamp to so an extra bonus!
Thanks for the inspiration Alison!
Janet x

Friday, 24 June 2011

So pretty in pink - Winter Wonderland

well this is a first for me - seriously this was a huge challenge to a traditional red and green gal but actually I had lots of fun with it too.

Over on Winter Wonderland this week the challeneg is to make a Christmas card that is pretty in pink. Now I do love pink and brown together and as kraft card is my fav colour at the moment I decided to combine it. The pink paper has been stamped in brown with snowflakes from a butterfly kisses set and the gorgous pine tree is from the stampin up set lovely as a tree. The sentiment is also a stampin up one which I believe to be now retired - perfect with the SU oval punches. I like the tab punch too to add a little bit more interest and this is also from SU.

So dont take my word for it hop on over to Winter Wonderland and enjoy some pink and pretty cards this week the Dt have some lush cards to share x

Happy Friday x Janet

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

June Christmas card class

It was the first of my Christmas card sessions for June last night which is Tim Holtz themed. you all know how much I love these lush stamps which are perfect for simple or complex projects - really versatile.
I have 3 newbies to stamping in the class at the moment so we went for simple. Tim Holtz stamps, SU inks and personal impressions glossy paper. This is a flat card for easy posting but is also a high quality looking card. The glossy finish of the paper makes it look printed so imagine the surprise when the recipient realises its actually hand stamped. I love this santa image which you already know as I have used him many times before.
I know people think the TH stamps are expensive but the quality of stamping and olde worlde imagery means they are timeless - I had 3 new converts last night have a convinced you too???
Have a great day x Janet