Thursday, 11 December 2008

Been quiet

I've been a bit quiet for the past week. I've been trying to get some more Christmas cards made. I still have around a dozen more to do. I really need to get a shift on!

Here are a few cards that I have made.

The first is using an old sketch from Papertake Weekly and one of my fave cards I have made in the last few days. I have once again used those delish papers from K&Co. The scallop border is using the ever-so-fab SU punch and the scalloped oval and circles are the very useful nestabilities. I really want to get my hand on the rest that I need and of course the very new labels which are gorgeous! I have also entered this card into the Cute Card Thursday challenge which was to use punches.

Stamp: Magnolia
Sentiment: Papermania
Paper: K&Co - Peppermint Twist
Other: Punched snowflakes, flowers and brads

The second card is a twist on an old sketch from Friday Sketchers. I have a notepad that I joy sketches down for future reference and it is becoming very useful when trying to overcome lost mojo. Again I have used those papers! My trusty cuttlebug was used to emboss the snowflakes on the white oval which was cut using nesties as well as the scalloped oval. I have also glittered the snow on the bench.

Stamp: Magnolia
Sentiment: Studio G
Paper: K&Co - Peppermint Twist
Other: Punched snowflakes, flowers and brads

The last card was using my own sketch. Not only do I use the notepad for sketches from challenge blogs etc but if something pops into my head that I could use it goes in there to for the future! This is a card I gave to my friend Lyndsey. I had to make her one especially because she had seen all the others! This card I also entered into the This Thursday challenge which was to make a naughty or nice card. I thought this would be a nice card - the candy cane and gifts. The candy cane is nice to eat and the gifts nice to give and receive!

Stamp: Magnolia
Paper: DCVW - Christmas Wishes
Other: Punched snowflakes, flowers and brads

All the images were coloured using Derwent watercolour pencils. I splashed out last week on some promarkers. Unfortunately I just cannot get used to using them. I don't seem to be able to get the shading right. I'm going to persevere at the moment and keep practising with them. I might invest on a few more colours, light and dark to see if that makes a difference. If not I might sell what I have and put the money towards some prismas!


Andrea, said...

Beautiful cards, I love the papers and colours you have used, thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Willy said...

Wow.. what a nice card. Wonderful!

Gabigabs said...

Those cards are so gorgoeus. Beautiful papers and wonderfully colored images.

Sally said...

Beautiful cards, great images and colours!

Tab said...

oooh what divine cards, they're beautful! Your colouring is gorgeous too, your watercolouring skills are excellent! :0) Tab xxx

Rach said...

fantastic cards, love them all hugs rachxx

KardKrazy said...

What a fabulous collection of cards -- definitely beyond "Nice" said...

All absoloutly stunning cards . I would be over the moon if I recieved any one of them
Thanks for joining in this thursdays challenge Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year
hugs Tracey said...
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Naoual said...

Beautiful cards! Love them.

xx Naoual

Bev said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!! hugs Bev x

Sara x said...

They are lovely. I really like all the layers and piecing you put into your creations.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your cards are so beautiful!! Wow! Absoultely darling! Great idea, jotting down the sketches! I keep a similar notebook and it often saves the day! Thanks for joining in with the This Thurdsay challenge!!

Alison said...

Sensational cards, fabulous colouring. You have a good eye for detail.