Tuesday 30 November 2010

Eight more Christmas Cards..........

Hello Blogger's,

Yesterday was a mad busy day but the Christmas cake is made so another job to tick off my list.   I took some photos of more of my 'batch' made cards..... I actually made the four 'Concord Crush' ornament cards to add to my stash as well!!!

Let's start with the the Kraft and Dessert Sand cards.

I'd cut a couple of Christmas Ornaments  for some tags,  using my P.I. a couple of weeks back and kept the background for this round one.   Perfect for some sponging.......in fact I like it this way more than the cut ornament!  I used SU close to cocoa to stamp a GKD sentiment and the pretty snowflakes from Annabelle Stamps 'Christmas Wish'.
Some ribbon across the top and a couple of Annabelle 'Sultana Sprinkles complete the front of the card.  With a layer of SU Kraft over my pre-folded card it was super quick to produce 4 cards.

My second set of four came about after I read a  post from Donna which referred to her tutorial on sponging with a stencil.  It was a great tutorial and as sponging is something I avoid mostly, I thought I'd try the way Donna does it.

Wow ..... so much easier and look at the lovely edge....I'm hooked!  I won't show you my first try though it's dreadful!

I ended up cutting the same ornaments again on the P.I. only this time I cut them for the background and I cut them from Acetate.  Much, much better and they will keep.  Even the swirl is a little stencil I cut........how cool .....I love my die cutter.

A pre-folded card with a layer of SU Concord Crush for the base of this one. Sponged in the same colour ink with some satin ribbon across the top,  six  Kaisercraft gems to complete. These four cards probably look me an hour to make, which is good for me....... the the first four took much longer!

Thanks for calling back again today, not too sure when my next post will be, I have a heap of jobs to catch up on, including writing a few of these cards!

See you soon................



G Peplow said...

Hi Sue, great, classy cards, love them:0) xx

Andrea said...

Oh Sue....you shouldn't do this to me...these are GORGEOUS!! Darn it!
Simply love them!

The Other Patti Sue said...

These are simply beautiful Sue! Love em!

Selma said...

More beautiful cards.

Kerrie said...

So elegant and pretty, concord crush is my fav!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautifully done Sue! Especially love the purple, my fav color. Some recipients are gonna be very lucky to recive one of these. "Hugs" Carol

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These came out just lovely, Sue! I need to try the Concord Crush on some cards.

craftieodmae said...

Wowzers! these are absolutely breath taking!!!!! So elegant. You have out done yourslef!

Monique said...

More great cards...Love Love the purple one..I think purple is my new favorite Christmas color!!! Great work Sue:)

Kylie said...

LOVING all your Christmas cards, Sue!
I still haven't made a start on mine as yet roflol!

Kylie X

Deborah Frings said...

Susan - great cards. I love them both, but the purple is my favourite!! I watched the stencil demo too - must try that out.

Deborah x

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

CAS Christmas cards, of course! These look elegant and I love love love the colours you have used!