Lil' old Me

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 23 and a daughter Emma aged 20. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 25 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I "dabble" in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction :) I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Two cards for challenges

Today I made these two Christmas cards.  I'm trying to make a mixture of Cute and CAS cards this year.


This first card has a CB snowflake punches through the white card and then cross-hatched embossing lines on my MS scoreboard.  Then sprayed spray and sparkle onto white card to make glitter card for one of the mats for the sentiment and one of the punched snowflakes, then pale blue bazzill card for the bottom layer to show through the aperture and for punch small snowflake and mat on greeting. 

CARD SIZE:
5" x 5"
SENTIMENT:
Elzybells
TOOLS:
Cuttlebug
MS Scoreboard
CB snowflake die
Snowflake punch in large and small
Word window and Modern label punch
Bowshaper
OTHERS:
Pearl brads, white card, blue bazzill card



This second card was and idea I had a while ago.  I cut a triangle base and punched 3 different green card with border punch and then layered onto the shape.  Added gems for bling and matted onto white card that has been embossed in bauble embossing folder.  Matted that onto green card and gems for the corner.

CARD SIZE:
4.25" x 5.5"
TOOLS:
Cuttlebug
Baubles embossing folder
MS Border punch
OTHERS:
Green and white card and gems from stash

These cards fit the following challenges:-

  1. Deep Ocean Challenge #6 - Light Blue
  2. Papertake - Dies to Die for
  3. The Paper Shelter #28 - Die cuts and Punches
  4. Charisma #34 - Glitter it
  5. Night Shift Stamper #81 - Non Cute
  6. Sew Many Challenges #66 - Edge punch
  7. Winter Wonderland - Trim a Tree


13 comments:

Diane's Card Designs said...

Both cards are gorgeous.
Diane :-) xx

Catherine said...

I realy like both of these cards Jane - they are so effective - and no stamps or cds in sight! And the Chrismas tree is such a clever idea.

Catherine x

downrightcrafty said...

wow love both of them and at least they will be easy for posting, the tree is perfectly trimmed for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland, thank you for joining us hun
Hugs Kate xx

PinkAngelCrafts said...

Love CAS cards.Great pair of cards Jane!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck xx

Shari said...

You have inspired me to get working on Christmas cards! Your cards are very creative and I love both of them. Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

Närrin said...

Wow what gorgeous clean and simple cards.

Thanks for joining us at nightshiftstamping.

greetings
Esther

Allison said...

lovely cards
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
AllisonX

kyanos said...

clean, simple and clever...Love!!!I love that very light blue with the white, and the sparkle, so Christmas!!!
and love the Christmas Tree, great Idea...
thanks for playing with us at Deep Ocean Challenge
hugs

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wonderful CAS cards. I love how you have created the Christmas tree.
Clare x

Frances said...

What a lovely card! great design. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. hugs, Frances.

Louise said...

Such a stunningly cute project, love the snowflake :) Papers are awesome too
Thank you so much for joining us at DOC this fortnight :)
Welcome back!

Hugs, Louise

Leah the Orange said...

these are lovely! the snowflake is perfect, and i love the way you've die-cut the shape from the main panel - it adds fabulous dimension! thanks for joining the Charisma Galz this week, and good luck!

Zitronenfalter said...

Uh, WOW!
Your Cards are absolutley awsome!

Thank you soooo much for playing along with us at Night Shift Stamping!

LG Lilith