Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas is creeping up on me!!!

I am going to include photos of some of the cards we have made this month, as I can’t think that you want to see Christmas cards in January !!! We used a number of different papers to achieve some great effects and we learned how to make very realistic holly leaves!.

I really do love the 'Greetings of the Seasons' stamp set, you get a super image every time.

At another session, we used the retired ‘Dasher’ stamp (following a popular request). It certainly is a pity it has gone.  However, there is an alternative in the current catalogue on page 19, called ‘Christmas Deer’, and it has the added advantage of some pretty baubles which can be hung from his antlers! Certainly I think this is one for next Christmas!

The packet to hang on the tree was popular and I love the framelet on the front. (The patterned  paper was not Stampin'Up!!)

 And doesn’t the ‘Lovely as a Tree’ stamp look good when embossed in silver?

Our last session for this year is on Tuesday evening at 7pm when we will be making a thank you card, and then celebrating the festive season with mince pies and a drink. Why not come along to the session, it is a free one!  Just ring and let me know. 

I will be back in January but in the meantime I trust you will all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy, prosperous and crafty 2013.

Thanks for stopping by.   Mandyxx



Sunday, 9 December 2012


Well, the holiday is over and I have some great cards to share with you.....

  These cards were made using the lovely Stampin' Up  "Open Sea" stamps and the combination of Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler seems to work out just right.

We all particularly like the Curly Cute greeting stamps, they are so versatile and  look really classy!

The same evening we used the Stampin'Up ornament bundle with Baja Breeze cardstock , tempting turquoise ink and a bit of glitter thrown in.  It was surprising to see all the different effects that we achieved.  Some are shown here.......

 We also found time to make a large 'milk carton' using paper from the paper stacks...they turned out rather well.      

I hope you have enjoyed looking at some of the cards we made early in November.  If you would like to order any of the materials used or come along to one of our classes, please email me.  Details of the classes are on the classes page.

Here are photos of some of the cards made at Ginny's classes in Market Rasen.  She always comes up with lovely ideas.

Some more cards to show you next Sunday.  Don't forget to email me if there is something you would like.

Happy crafting.  Mandyx