Monday, 29 November 2010

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Here's a few Christmas cards I made for a small order. The lady had seen a Red & white /Penny Black card I'd made ages ago and wanted them to be near enough the same.
It did take me a little while to find the same backing paper, and even then, it wasn't quite the same, but I don't think she noticed! Also BIG thank you to Brenda over on Butlersabroad who very kindly stamped me out some more of these images, (we did a across the 'pond' stamp swap! Michigan to The New Forest!!) as I don't have this stamp...yet!)

The trouble I had was the original paper was Forever friends "Gift Wrapped" Double-sided A4 Card stock, 240gsm, which my Martha lace punch did cut through when it was new, trouble is, it won't now! What I ended up finding was Forever Friends "Santa's on his way" A4 paper pack, 160gsm and as luck would have it, PaperCraft Inspiration Magazine had a free Forever Friends "Every Occasion"Decoupage Card Kit this month, so one way or another I did find enough of the same paper to get the cards done!
And here they are...

They are virtually the same as a card I've blogged before. They all have loads of Stickles Glitter, one has mirco fine glitter added to make it look as though the 'snow' is glistening, which is a really nice effect and one I'll use again. (I used a quickie Glue pen to adhere it and it saves using glittered card)
That particular card also has a red scallop and holly fringe across the top, (punched from the 240gsm card stock) and you'll be pleased to know, was cut using a Xcut punch, less than a quarter of the price of the Martha Stewart!
The sentiments all were done on the computer. I used a freebie font called AdineKirnberg-s and you can down load it HERE
It's very small, so you have to have the font size at about 28 rather than your normal 12/14. and yes...I did run out of the rd dotty ribbon, which is why there's a red bow over the image instead...
oh, and the red Christmas table cloth? came from Tesco's quite a while ago...

As you can see I did a green one too!

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  1. Terrific cards you have been busy. Annette x

  2. These are adorable creations! I love them all. You have been one busy lady but I'm sure well worth the time spent. She's going to love them! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Paper Cupcakes. "Hugs" Carol

  3. these are super cute, that dP is a great choice to coordinate with this card.

  4. Lovely cards and thanks for the font link....there are some really nice elegant fonts on that site!

  5. Super cards, very festive indeed. Shame about your punch - Have you tried (with apologies if you have) punching through something like aluminium foil to sharpen it?


  6. Helloo there, these are gorgeous, love what you've done with the pretty papers too:0) xx

  7. Sypder, I'm so glad that I clicked and enlarged your photo. OMG! I almost missed how beautifully detailed they are. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  8. Thank you Kathy, yes I have, no joy I'm afraid (I even took pictures but didn't add them...)

  9. What beautiful cards Lyn, they must have taken a while to make - all of the attention to detail is amazing.

    Im sure she will just love them to bits!

    Im sure Ive read somewhere that you need to punch tin foil through a punch to sharpen it? If that helps at all with the MS one.

    Keryn x

  10. All your cards are just lovely. Glad you were able to find enough of the paper you needed. I like that green holly paper, too. Thanks for joining the Stampin B's holiday card challenge.

  11. Hi Lyn two fabulous card love the papers and your wreath effect. With love and hugs Shirleyx

  12. Gorgeous cards i love the cute image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

  13. really cute cards just adore PB stamps thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

  14. Oh they are adorable! I really struggle with making cards but these are an inspiration.

  15. Surprising card!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at I Did It Creations Challenge Blog. Good luck with it!

    Katja (IDIC-DT)

  16. How beautiful,I can see why you would get a special order.Thanks for sharing them with us at stamps r us.




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