Saturday, 22 October 2011

Christmas Cards

It's only 8 weeks or so till Christmas - panic, panic - & I really have to get on with making more cards. Like the rest of my crafty bits, my cards are all plain & simple. Elaborate & beautifully embellished seems to evade me, somehow. I don't have the imagination or inspiration that so many others do, more's the pity :o)

I love stamping, although I'm not very good, but who knows, maybe one day, practice WILL make perfect :o) This is a Forever Friends stamp, which - along with Penny Black stamps - is one of my favourites & it's coloured with water colour pencils.

This card looks better in *real life* than it does in a photo :o) I just experimented with rubbing an ink pad over a Cuttlebugged background & I really liked the effect it gave,

Another stamped image, coloured with water colour paints this time. I used some glitter glue to make the snow stand out  & added 2 large holographic snowflakes to add to the sparkle.

Penny Black stamps - I LOVE Penny Black stamps :o) Because there's not a lot of scope for colour in this particular stamp, I decided to keep it simple & just use red, white & glitter. Again, it's coloured with water colour pencils.

Another Forever Friends stamp, only this time, I used pro-markers to colour it. Yes, I know, I need more practice !! I was never particularly good at art when I was at school. My Mum was a fab artist & my sister inherited that more than me :o)

1 comment:

  1. Your cards are gorgeous :) Hope yiou are keeping warm :) xx