Good Morning Ladies,
I thought I'd try something different for today's card, I haven't made a round card for a while so decided that would be a great way to use this new die that a bought a while ago. It's 'Precious Marieke' 'Spirit of Christmas Snowflake Cirlcle' . I die cut the card base using a the outer die on a folded piece of Centura Pearl card, slightly hanging the die over when cutting to leave a section of card uncut to use a hinge, I then die cut another complete circle and my Green Holly patterned paper, adhered them all together and started to decorate, I cut two pieces of the decorative die part also in Centura Pearl, layering them up for depth. I added these to my card front, I used the left over bits of Centura pearl card to die cut some Spellbinders poinsettias and a couple of Pats smaller ones too, I added a little bit of Pebeo Gold Gilding wax to the edges to give them so detail, I layered them up and popped them onto my card, arranging them around one side, I added some foliage that I did cut with using some gold shimmer card, which I thought worked well with the gold tint on the flowers, I coloured some pearls with a gold metallic pen to add the finishing touches to my card, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, then die cut with a flag die adding Gilding wax to the edges. I quite like the finished card, I hope you do too! XX
Bit of a stressful day ahead of us today, please keep your fingers crossed for us, I don't really fancy moving before Christmas, well it would be virtually impossible in all fairness. I will be glad when it's over to be honest as I haven't been able to relax worrying about it.
It was so lovely to see Pat and Sue yesterday, we chatted too much to fit any crafting in as they both had to leave earlier than usual, it was so lovely to sit and chat and put the world to rights!
Have you all finished your Christmas shopping? We need to get a start this weekend, although it will be somewhat of a 'smaller ' Christmas this year, probably get most ordered on line, saves having to brave the busy shops, as we only have weekends now!
Anyway, I must go, I will let you all know later how we get on. (Probably by email)!
Love and hugs to all of you,