Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Holly Themed Christmas Cards

Hello dear friends and followers. Hope you are all well.
Today I have been working on some more Christmas cards.  Although I don't have lots to make, I thought that for a change I would get organised.
My first card is one of the images I have had since last Christmas! It's from the Hobby House, Mo Manning Christmas Fairy collection. She's 'Holly Fairy' a topper...I didn't need to colour her! I just gave her dress and wings a bit of sparkle with glamour dust...
I started with a circle card and then stamped my background randomly with one of the Hearfelt Creations - Holly Berry stamps. I then did a bit of fiddling around with the dies from Spellbinders 'Holly Motifs', glittered them and arranged them around my topper.
Finally, I added some red pearls for holly berries, and an organza bow trimmed with a Hobby House crystal embellishment. The crystal was pale green, I coloured it red with one of my Promarkers.
My second card is also created using Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies along with Spellbinders - Majestic Labels Twenty Five...
I stamped with bundled sage distress ink and added glamour dust here and there along with some rhinestones berries for a bit of Christmas sparkle.
Thank you for stopping by
Love, Sasha x

I would like to enter my 1st card into the following challenges...
2nd card...

Monday, 2 September 2013

Flourishes Beautiful World Tour - Postcard Theme

Hello dear friends and followers! Hope you are all well.
I can't believe it's September already!  Today is the first Monday of the month and it's time for another Flourishes Beautiful World Tour.
If you're on track you should have arrived here from Dina's blog, but if you get lost along the way you can start your hop back in Florida at the Flourishes Blog. By joining in with our tour you not only get the chance to see some of the beautiful Flourishes stamps used by our design team, if you leave a comment on each designers blog by 30th September, you also get the chance of winning a FREE Flourishes stamp set!!
This month Aleksandre is our hostess and she has asked us to create something with a postcard theme. I decided to go for a vintage postcard. Here is my card...
I started with a cream card base and randomly stamped with Spun Sugar distress ink using one of the stamps from Flourishes 'Lenten Rose' set of stamps.
For my postcard I used some designer paper from my stash and stamped using the same image from the 'Lenten Rose' set. I stamped the roses several times, coloured with markers and then cut them out and layered them. I added dimensional paint to the centres. My sentiment is stamped using one of the stamps from 'Tulips for Friends' set of stamps.
I then coloured and cut out two butterflies stamped from the 'Butterflies and Blossoms' set of stamps and layered them. I added some wire antenna. Finally, I added some pretty lace which I embellished with pearls. I also added a seam binding bow.
Thank you for stopping by.  Your next stop on the tour is at Kathy's blog in beautiful Australia!