23 November 2010

Christmas cards..............

Oh the chill winds are beginning to blow here in England, my husband's gritting teams are going on their second call out of the season tonight, so wrap up warm & if you have to venture out tonight, take care as the roads will be icy!

Some of you know I have been pretty busy over the last couple of months creating Christmas cards & I've just finished taking piccies of some of my favourites.  Here's the first........

Card - Christmas Santa Hat

This is one of the simple designs I came up with using JustRite stamps - have you tried these? This image is from the 1 5/8 Merry Little Christmas set, one of the great thing about these stamps is that they are made specifically to fit your Nestabilities!!!

I stamped the image onto my usual cardstock using Memento ink then coloured it with my Copic Sketch. The background was created using Prismacolor pencils blended with Zest-it. I can't recommend this pencil blending solution highly enough. I am asthmatic & struggle with strong smelling solutions, Zest-it has a lovely citrus smell & blends the Prismacolor beautifully (and its made in the UK woo hoo!)

A little plain stitching and a strip of ribbon all mounted onto some Papermania Christmas paper finished it off...................

Image: JustRite - A Merry Little Christmas (1 5/8)
Paper: Papermania Christmas
Colouring: Copic Sketch, Prismacolor pencils
Additional: Nestabilities, ribbon from stash, sewing machine

Well, that's me done for now, off to get a cup of coffee - wrap up warm & get those crafty juices flowing!!

1 comment:

Bernadette said...

(and its made in the UK woo hoo!)

And this helps me how? :P All good things are in the UK.